Drew, a recent graduate from the London School of Musical Theatre, joins the UK tour of Joseph straight from the cast of The Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
Theatre credits whilst training include: Jack in Into the Woods (Bridewell Theatre); Steward in The Fall and Rise of Lenny Smallman (Arts Theatre); Ferdinand in The Tempest (LSMT Studios); Frank in workshop of Merrily We Roll Along (director, Roger Haines) Sailor in Les Miserables workshop (director, Ken Caswell). Drew has also performed extensively as a choral singer with the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Credits include BBC London Proms at the Royal Albert Hall (radio broadcast); Songs of Praise (BBC1); final night of Proms in the Park (BBC1).
He was awarded the BBC Fame Academy Bursary in 2007 and is forever grateful for the help and support the BBC have given him. Drew is currently working on his debut solo album, due for release in 2010.
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UK National Tour, 1980's, 1997 - 2003, 2005 - 2007 West End 2003 - 2005
John has appeared in a wide range of productions both in Britian and abroad. His numerous pantomime credits include the King in 'Robinson Crusoe' and Captain's Mate in 'Dick Whittington' in which he also understudied Wayne Sleep. He has toured extensively in national tours of 'Ten Times Table', 'Swan Esther', 'Hello Dolly!' (starring Dora Bryan), 'Barnum' in which he played Chester Coleman and Senator Templeton, and 'Joseph' in whihc he played the role of Benjamin. John's West End credits include 'Jospeh' at the Vaudeville, Sadler's Wells and Royalty Theatres (playing Benjamin and covering the part of Joseph), 'Jeanne' at Sadler's Wells and 'Robin - Prince Of Sherwood' at The Piccadilly Theatre, playing the role of James the Dean. Most notable among his TV appearances are Samuel Beckett's Mime for 'Two Players', 'Hearts Of Gold', 'Hangar 17', and 'Blue Peter' and on film Pete in 'Gathering Stones' and 'After Dinner' for Sloane Films.
UK National Tour, 1988, 1989, 1990
UK National Tour, 1987
UK National Tour, 2001 - 2002
Greg began his career at the age of 10 playing the part of Gavroche in 'Les Miserables'.
He then went on to train at The Arts Education Schools where he was awarded the Brahms/Sherrin award for best performer. Whilst at college Greg took on a number of roles inuding Daddy Brubbeck in 'Sweet Charity', Henrik in 'A Little Night Music' and Billy Bigelow in 'Carousel'.
UK National Tour, 2003, West End 2005
George trained at the London School of Musical Theatre, graduating with distinction. Prior to this George studied performing arts at King Alfred's College, gaining a BA (Hons) in the subject. Previous experience includes creating the role of Buddy Rogers in the world premiere of 'Brenda Bly:Teen Detective', and most recently performing off-Broadway in the new Charles Miller and Kenvin Hammonds musical revue 'Build Me a Bridge'.
UK National Tour, 2004
Mark is originally from Belfast, he trained on the 3 year Musical Theatre course at the Guildford School of Acting and was the recipient ot the Kenneth Branagh Renaissance Award. His theatre credits include Tony in 'West Side Story'(Irish Tour), Cover Dandini in 'Cinderella'(Grand Opera House, Belfast for Qdos Entertainment), Understudy and played various roles in 'The Boyfriend'(50th anniversary UK Tour), Randolph Macafee in 'Bye Bye Birdie'(Landor Theatre) and has most recently appeared as a lead soloist in the Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
Born in London, Aaron trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, from where he recently graduated. Since then he has appeared on TV in 'London's Burning' for Granada and in 'The Ronson Mission' for the BBC. He appeared in the BBC film 'A Summer in the Suburbs', and was a very convincing Frenchman in a commercial for British Airways. Aaron's theatre work includes playing Benjamin in 'Hitting Home' for the Inner City Theatre and participating in poetry reading at the Studio Upstairs. Aaron is a relative newcomer to the profession and he is thrilled to be playing Asher, this is his first, but hopefully not his last, experience in touring with such a prestigious show.
UK National Tour, 2005
Glenn Carter is a successful British actor and singer/songwriter. He recently starred in the role of "Jesus" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar (JCS) in London's West End and on Broadway in New York, at the Ford Center. He received the Drama League Award for his performance in JCS. Gale Edward's revival of JCS received a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Musical. Glenn also starred in the film version of JCS, available for purchase in DVD and VHS, and broadcast on PBS stations across the U.S. on Great Performances. Glenn has appeared in leading roles in many other West End productions, including Whistle Down the Wind, Hamlet, Les Misérables, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Chess, Godspell, Alfie, and Merrily We Roll Along. Glenn's work in film also includes a leading role in Two Days, Nine Lives.
Glenn has performed as a singer in the Prince's Trust sponsored by Prince Charles at London's Albert Hall, at the Saint James Trust, at the opening of the first professional world rugby championship at Wembley Stadium, in the 54th Annual Antoinette Awards (Tony Awards) at Radio City Music Hall in New York, and in other venues. Glenn's television performances and also include Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Bernadette Peters in Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, Ten Glorious Years, The Travelling Man, the Today Show, and the Rosie O'Donnell Show. He opened the Zootopia Fest, sponsored by WHTZ/Z100 Radio at Nassau Coliseum in the U.S., and appeared in other radio performances. Glenn has appeared in over twenty-five Andrew Lloyd Webber Concerts and several Royal Variety Performances. He is featured on various cast recordings, including Jesus Christ Superstar, La Cage aux Folles, Grease, and Mack and Mabel. Glenn has been a songwriter for Phonogram and Arista record labels in the United Kingdom. A CD of Glenn's performances of his and brother Scott's own original works, Three Miles High, is available on this Web site. He is currently in England working on a new CD, in which he will perform his own songs. He recently recorded with Whitney Houston's producer in New York. Glenn is in the top ten list of celebrities at 300.com. His Web site, www.glenncarter.com, won the Web 2001 Bronze Award.
Glenn was trained at the Arts Educational Schools, which is an independent school specialising in acting and musical theatre in London. He began his acting career as a repertory player at the Nottingham Playhouse; he has been acting for over twenty years. He first entered the musical theatre when a director, who had seen him act in a play, asked him to do a musical role. Glenn is trained as an actor and he has long considered acting as his professional priority; however, music is in his heart and he would love to perform his own songs full time. He has been writing songs since he was a child. He plays saxophone, keyboard, and guitar. Glenn collaborates with his brother, Scott, in songwriting.
Glenn was born in England (in Staffordshire), but he grew up in Liverpool. Glenn's home is in London. He has also lived in New York City while appearing on Broadway or recording.
West End 1992 - 1993
London/UK Tour, 1996 Feb - Apr, Apr - June
West End, 1993 Aug
West End, 1993 Jan
UK Tour, 1990 Jul/Aug
UK Tour, 1986
UK Tour, 1981
UK Tour, 1975
West End 2007 - 2008
Training: James graduated from GSA Conservatoire in 2005 (first class honours). Prior to this he trained with the National Youth Music Theatre. Theatre includes: Ru in Merrily We Roll Along (Derby Playhouse), Crow in The Wizard of Oz (RSC version, West Yorkshire Playhouse), Marcel in The Boy Friend, Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Haberdasher in The Taming of the Shrew (Regent’s Park Open Air), Topper in Scrooge the Musical (tour), Airman Clarke in Into Thin Air! (New Players, London), Buddy Foster in Side Show (UK premiere, Guildford Yvonne Arnaud and Electric) and PC Ping Pong in Aladdin (Guildford Yvonne Arnaud). Other theatre includes: The Dreaming and Pendragon (NYMT, UK and Japan). Workshops include: Moon Landing (Derby Playhouse), Toys – A New Musical (Milton Morrissey Productions) and Willy Wonka the Musical (Music Theatre International). James was a guest performer at The Queen’s 80th Birthday. Television includes: Policeman in Waking the Dead. Recordings include: Julian in The Dreaming (NYMT).
Scot trained originally at the Dance School of Scotland MTC before moving on to complete a BA (Hons) degree at the GSA Conservatoire. Whilst training Scott had appeared as Mr Black in 'The Wile Party' (Electric Theatre. Guildford), Lieutenant Torasso in 'Passion' (Bellairs Playhouse, Guildford), soloist in 'Sandheim on the Side' (Haydon Studios, Guildford), Baby John in 'West Side Story' (Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow and Pitlochry Festival Theatre), the Arbiter in 'Chess' (Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow and Stirling Festival Theatre), Archdeacon in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' (James Arnott Theatre. Glasgow) and Ensemble in 'Beauty and the Beast' (James Arnott Theatre. Glasgow). Television credits include sketch regular in 'Life According to Fred', Geek in 'Stacey Stone' both for the BBC.
UK National Tour 2008
David trained at East 15 Acting School. Theatre credits to date include Pierrot in 'Oh What A Lovely War' and Ronson in 'Our Day Out', as well as roles in 'Blitz!' and 'Jack and the Beanstalk' (all at the Queen's Theatre). David is also the director of his own comapny, Blackeye Productions.
West End 2008 - 2009
Training: originally from North Lanarkshire, Scotland, Derek started his training on the musical theatre course at the Dance School of Scotland under the supervision of Graham Dickie and graduated with a BA (honours) from Arts Educational. Roles while training included Doug Snell in Peggy Sue Got Married, Anatoly Sergievsky in Chess, Mick Hamilton in Kander and Ebb’s Steel Pier (European premiere) and the Narrator in Putting it Tog et her. Theatre includes: understudying and playing Pepper in Mamma Mia! (international tour), Chess (Oslo Specktrum), understudying and playing The Beast, Cogsworth and Maurice in Beauty and the Beast (UK and international tour), Jack and the Beanstalk (Mansfield and Blackpool) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Mansfield). Workshops include: Lead Vocalist in The Stephanie Lawrence Project, creating the role of Bert in the original workshop of It’s a Wonderful Life and Clyde in the original workshop of Bonnie and Clyde. Recordings include: Bonnie and Clyde.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is Derek’s West End debut.
UK National Tour 2009 - 2010
Training: Stephen (Dublin-born) graduated in 2006 from Arts Educational Schools London, with a BA (hons) degree in Musical Theatre. Whilst training, parts included: Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel in Grease, Edsel Mackay and cover Sheriff in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Before training at Arts Ed, he appeared in the
NYMT productions of Such Sweet Thunder as Caesar IV (Theatre Royal Newcastle) and Oklahoma! as Slim (Peacock Theatre, West End). Theatre credits: since graduating in 2006, Stephen's first appearance was also his professional West End debut, playing the role of Valentine in Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins
at the Prince Edward Theatre, where he also covered the roles of Robertson
Ay,Von Hussler and Mr Northbrook until it closed in January 2008. Stephen then went on to tour the UK and the Republic of Ireland in UK Productions' tour of Fiddler on the Roof playing the role of the Fiddler whilst covering Avram.
Stephen remembers all too well going to see both Jason Donovan and Phillip
Schofield performing the role of Joseph and therefore is absolutely delighted to be joining the touring cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and wishes to thank Olivia Bell, along with his partner Banky, and all his friends and
family for their continued love and support. He would like to dedicate this performance to his mother.