Hal Fowler was born in Kent county, England on January 1, 1968. Around ten years later, his family moved to Sheffield. Fowler's first major musical influence was the form of a church choir. A few years later, his family moved again and he learned to play the double bass.
By 1986, he was a member of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain and playing double bass in the Oxford youth orchestra. After a three year course at Guildford School of Acting, started to pursue a career professional acting in musical theater. His West End credits are numerous including Alex in Aspects of Love, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Javert in Les Misérables, Arnaud du Thil in Martin Guerre and Cousin Kevin in The Who's Tommy where he met his wife, Kim Wilde.