(in Swedish) (Norsjö
, July 4 1948
) is a Swedish singer
, and musician
In 1969, he won Swedish Recording Industry Award Grammis
in a category Best Debut Performance. English
-speaking audiences know him best for his role in the Benny Andersson
. He was the first to play the role of "The Russian
" on the 1984 concept album Chess
, and performed the same role on stage in the 1986 world première West End production in London
, for which he was nominated for Laurence Olivier Award
in category Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Musical.
He represented Sweden in the 1969 and 1988 Eurovision Song Contests. In the 1990s and 2000s, he took time off from other projects in order to recreate the role in subsequent productions of Chess, including the 1994 tenth anniversary concert and the 2002 Stockholm production, for the latter winning national Swedish theater award Guldmasken in category Best Actor in a Musical.
He has also appeared in the Swedish productions of other musicals, including The Sound of Music and Les Misérables.