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Tommy Körberg

Tommy Körberg

Bert Gustav Tommy Körberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtɔmːʏ ˈɕɶːrˌbærj]) (Norsjö, 4 July 1948) is a Swedish singer, actor, 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–Björn Ulvaeus–Tim Rice musical Chess. 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.