The actor and singer, who now lives in Barnes, was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for 2015.
Ball received the honour for services to musical theatre, having found success during over 30 years in the industry.
The singer made his West End debut in the original cast of Les Misérables, before going on to perform in iconic musicals such as West Side Story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Sweeney Todd.
He has also released 19 solo albums.
The news comes as Ball is set to perform in Mack and Mabel in Chichester, from July 21 to September 5, before embarking on a UK tour.