Training: Mountview Academy. Sam began his training at the Big Little Theatre
School on the south coast where he grew up, before moving to London to attend the three-
year musical theatre course at Mountview. Whilst in training, Sam appeared in Stephen
Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George and Merrily We Roll Along, as well as The Crucible by Arthur Miller, Oh Go My Man and Babes in Arms. Outside of college Sam has also been a principal dancer for AFB Productions and a singing waiter for Masquerade. In the spare five minutes he had left he has begun recording a rock/pop album! The tour of Joseph marks Sam's professional debut and he would like to thank his parents for their never-ending support (and funding!) and his older brother Jack ... if it wasn't for the constant sibling rivalry, he would not be on stage today!
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UK National Tour, 1999, 2000
Mark trained at Mountview Theatre School, graduating in April 1999. While there his favourite parts included Touchstone in 'As You Like It', Belyaev in 'A Mouth in the Country', Captain of the Saucy Sal in 'Dick Whittington, and the Master of Ceremonies in 'Cabaret'. Other credits include 'Pippin' at London's Bloomsbury Theatre and 'Pendragon' at Edinburgh's George Square Theatre. Since graduating he has played the leading role in a student film, 'Mother's Murderer'.
He is best known as a presenter called O.J in the show The Fun Song Factory on CITV & GMTV. However Chris trained at The London School of Musical and has appeared in many West End Musicals; Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End & UK National Tour); Apostel in Jesus Christ Super Star (UK Tour); Pepper in Mamma Mia! (West End); Doody in Grease (West End); Sondheim Tonight (Barbican Centre, London); Donald in Blue Remembered Hills (West End); Aspects of Dance (Richmond Theatre); Last year Chris played Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Theatre Royal Brighton, for First Family Entertainment. This year, Chris is back with Hammond doing his 6th Pantomime for them. Previously he has played Aladdin in Chatham, Maidstone & Halifax, Dick Whittington in Eastbourne & Sevenoaks.
Chris is also in the (Chinese) Carlsberg Commercial which is regularly on TV
UK National Tour, 2000 - 2001
Jason is delighted to be a part of the Joseph Company as it is one of his favourite shows. He trained at the Guildford School of Acting where he played various roles such as Jesus in 'Godspell', Gabrielle in 'Kiss of the Spider Woman' and Rusty Charlie in 'Guys and Dolls' at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. Professional credits include 'The Hiss and Boo Variety Show' with Danny La Rue and gala performances of 'Sondheim Tonight' at the Barbican Theatre and 'Anyone can Whistle' at the Savoy Theatre. Jason has spent the last two Christmas's in Belfast, firstly to play Prince Di Capital in 'Sleeping Beauty' at the Civic Arts Theatre and then to play Hansel in 'Hansel and Gretel' at the Lyric Theatre. Jason made his film debut in 1999 playing David in 'Mum,it's about David' and earlier this year (2000) was the lead in BBC Crimewatch:Bognor Regis.
UK National Tour, 1999
UK National Tour, 1997, 1998, 1999
UK National Tour, 1998
Andrew has been working as an actor/singer since 1992.During that time theatre credits have included: Eric in the London production of MY NIGHT WITH REG,the Angel City Fair in CITY OF ANGELS,William in the original production of HOGARTH, at the Bridewell Theatre and Picasso at the Hackney Empire. Other touring productions include:THE WIZARD OF OZ,ALADDIN,THESE FOOLISH THINGS,MUDER AT THE VICARAGE,and GODSPELL. Television credits include:Lee in EASTENDERS,SCHOOLIFE,and most recently Mysteries with Carol Vorderman. Commercial and advertising work ranges from Nokia Mobile,Royal Mail,Midland Bank,Prudential to Euro 96 Umbro and Tomy Toys. When not touring Andrew lives in Barnet, North London
UK National Tour, 1998
UK National Tour, 1990
UK National Tour, 1988 - 1989
UK National Tour, 1987
UK National Tour, 2001 - 2002
Jamie trained in musical theatre in his home town of Reading. Theatre includes 'Entertaining Strangers' (National Theatre), the Coroner in the RSC's production of 'Wizard of OZ' Barbican and also featured on the London cast recording), Prince Alfred in 'Joy to the World' (Royal Albert Hall), Charlie in 'Marvin's Room' (Hampstead Theatre and West End), and 'Aladdin' (Perth Theatre, Scotland). Jamie spent 1999 on tour across Europe and the USA with 'Spirit of the Dance', performing and understanding the lead dance role of Danny Boy. TV credits include two episodes of 'Playbus' for the BBC and Edward in 'T-Bag' for Children's ITV. Jamie played Lero the Great in the original workshop production of 'Hard Times' and was then part of the original West End cast where he recreated the role of Lero the Great, and understanding and played Tom Gradgrind.
UK National Tour, 2002 - 2003, West End 2003 - 2004
18 year old Craig comes from Swansea where he has studied all aspects of performing at the Mark Jermin Stage School. His first role came at the age of twelve when he joined the cast of 'Oliver!' at the London Palladium, working with Barry Humphries and Jim Dale. At 15 he was accepted into the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and from then on, has gained tremendous experience on stage and screen. For the past two years, he has worked as a cabaret singer, and was recently awarded South Wales Young Entertainer of the Year. He is currently studying a BTECNational Diploma in Performing Arts at Gorseinon College, Swansea, and has secured his place this coming September at RADA. Theatre credits include Charlie Bates in 'Oliver!' (London Palladium), Eddie in 'Blood Brothers', Jesus in 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Emcee in 'Cabaret', Richie in 'A Chorus Line', Peer in 'Peer Gynt', Bobby in 'Company', Member of the Joseph Choir in 'Joseph'. TV works includes 'Eastenders' (BBC), 'Hope and Glory' (BBC), 'Trial and Retribution' (BBC), 'Mad 4 It' - singing (BBC), 'Bedrock' - singing (SKY), 'DOn't Try This at Home Kids' (HTV) and WHSmith commercials. Film work includes Terry in the BAFTA Award-winning drama 'Care' (BBC), 'Twin Town' and 'About the Boy' with Hugh Grant (Released May 2002). His radio credits include Radio Wales Roadshow Tour (BBC) and radio drama 'Summer of Love'. Having previously been a member of the Joseph Choir, Craig is now delighted to joining the main cast.
John is 17 years old. He has studied Music and Drama at the Sir John Dean College in Cheshire. At 13, John was given his first break into musical theatre when he joined the cast of 'Oliver!' as the Artful Dodger on the UK tour 1998/99, he has since served two seasons with the National Youth Musical Theatre in the cast of 'Creation' and the award winning 'Pendragon'. John is delighted to be part of the Joseph tour.
UK National Tour, 2002
UK National Tour, 2003
Steven graduated from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in 2002. While at Italia Conti, he enjoyed a highly creative time. His roles included Doody in 'Grease' and Nameless in 'Rdezvous'. Professonally, Steven was thrilled to have his voice used in 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' as well as appearing in his first pantomime which was 'Aladdin' for Qdos. Since graduating Steven has played the title role in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and Steven in 'The Big Adventure' both for Chipping Norton. He has recetly completed playing the role of Little Bodge in 'Mine', at Leicester Haymarket
UK National Tour, 2004, West End 2005
Kevin trained at the North Cheshire Theatre College Manchester, since leaving college he has worked for a Theatre Company in Yorkshire where he worked on several educational projects and appeared in productions of 'The Magic Porridge Pot' and ' A Night at the West End'. He is delighted to be part of the cast as this marks his touring debut.
West End 2004 - 2005
Simon's theatre credits include Tommy Stubbins in 'Doctor Dolittle'(UK Tour), 'Sesame Street'(international tour), Oliver in 'Oliver!'(London Palladium), Pip in 'Great Expectations'(The Opera House, Manchester), Kurt in 'The Sound of Music'(Crucib;e Theatre, Sheffield), Michael Darling in 'Peter Pan'(Palace Theatre) and Gavroche in 'Les Miserab;es'(Edingburgh Playhouse). Television credits include 'Crimewatch' and various commercials.
UK National Tour, 2005
Gregory is from Hertfordshire and relocated to London when he was chosen by Cameron Mackintosh for the title role in 'Oliver!' at the London Palladium playing oppostie Jonathan Pryce. From this he was awarded a scholarship to train at Sylvia Young Theatre School and later at Laine Theatre Arts. Other theatre credits include Pippin in 'Pippin' and Tobias Ragg in 'Sweeny Todd', both at Laine Theatre, 'Pinocchio' at epsom Playhouse, Scott in 'Move it' and 'It's Yours' at Pleasance Theatre, 'Aladdin' at Minehead and the Young Evecuee at the VE Day celebrations. TV credits include Harry in 'The Famous Five' for ITV and appearances on 'Blue Peter', 'Ruby Wax', 'The Des O'Connor Show', 'Children in Need' and 'Newsround'. Gregory can be heard on various recordings including 'Oliver!' on the original cast recording, 'Music of the Night' for First Night Records, and a new musical concept recording of 'Dr. Ternardia' and a single with Rolf Harris! He has also appeared in numerous radio plays for BBC Radio 2 and 4. He would like to dedicate his performance to his late Grandad.
UK National Tour, 2006
Phil was trained at Chester Stagecoach for three years before attending Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, after he won a scholarship there when he was 13. His professional debut was Bill Kenwright's 'Joseph' as a choir member and he is delighted to be back with the show as Benjamin. Other theatre credits include the title role in 'Oliver!' (Manchester Opera House), Young Tommy in 'Tommy' (Manchester Palace, '1000 Voices' (The Royal Albert Hall), Tony in 'Copacabana' and Ugly in 'Honk!'. Phil was also greatly honoured to sing 'Where is Love?' at Lionel Bart's funeral following his performance as Oliver. He has worked on BBC radio doing an advert for 'Dream Team' and the radio play 'Fredrica Quartet'. Television credits include Daily Telegraph adverts, 'My Parents are Aliens', 'Make my Day' and 'Hollyoaks'. Films include 'The Windmill' and 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabon'. Last year (2005) he won the Guardian Rose bowl. awarded for Young Performer of the Year, was Assistant director of 'Bugsy Malone' (Gateway Theatre) and directed 'Us in a Shoebox' with INsignificant Theatre Company.
West End, UK National Tour, 1996
West End, UK National Tour, 1992
West End, 1993
West End, 1993
West End, 1992
UK National Tour, 1981, 1986
UK National Tour, 1975
West End, 1973
UK National Tour, 2007
Chris trained with the National Youth Theatre and has since enjoyed working extensively in schools and colleges with his best friend, Richard. Past credits include 'A View From the Bridge' (Halliwell Theatre, Carmarthen), 'Persuasion' (ITV) and 'Casualty' (BBC). Chris is thrilled to be making his professional debut with 'Joseph'.
West End 2007 - 2009
Training: musical theatre course at the Dance School of Scotland before travelling south to undertake a BA (Hons) in musical theatre at the Arts Educational Schools, London. Theatre includes: Billy in The Snow Dragon (Tall Stories Theatre Company, MacRobert Centre). Workshops include: Max in Does a Monster Live Near You? and William in Monster Hits (both for Tall Stories) and Robert in Feather Boy (NT Connections). Recordings include: Merlin/Big Bad Wolf in a new musical version of Cinderella. Other work includes: commercials for M&S Christmas campaign 2006.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is Tom’s West End debut.
UK National Tour, 2007 - 2008
Chris trained at the Liverpool Theatre School and the Hammond School. Theatre credits include 'Cinderella' (Tameside Theatre), singer in 'A Night of Stars' (Palace Theatre), Cinderella' (Lowry Theatre, Manchester), the role of Slightly in 'Peter Pan' (Neptune Theatre). Chris has also featured in the BBC documentary 'Ballet Boys' and was also on of the 12 finalists in the BBC's search for a Joseph in the hit Saturday night show 'Any Dream Will Do. Chris would like to thank everyone that has supported him and is thrilled to be fulfilling his dream of being a part of 'Joseph'.
UK National Tour 2008
Robert trained at GSA Conservatoire amd has recently graduated with a BA (Hons) degree. Theatre credits whilst training include 'Destiny Rides Again', 'Batboy', 'Daydream Believer', Parsee Man in 'Just So' and Neil in 'Fiorello'. Christmas 2007 he performed in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. Other acting experience includes a Corporate Film for Microsoft. Robert is looking forward to playing Benjamim and making his professional touring debut in this current successful production of 'Joseph'.
UK National Tour 2009 - 2010
Kevin has wanted to perform professionally since he played the Scarecrow in a school production of The Wizard of Oz. After discovering passion for musical theatre, Kevin
trained at the London School of Musical Theatre, from which he graduated with distinction. Since graduating Kevin has acquired a wealth of experience including working with children, touring, working in front of the camera and featured as Joey (lead) on the original cast recording of the musical Always Summer (Madden/Johnstone). Other credits include: Bottom in the Mendelssohn concert version of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, G Reece Stoddard in Bernice Bobs Her Hair, Mr Dolphin in Carl Davis' The Mermaid, Man 2 in
Jason Robert Brown's Songs for a New World, Kid Icarus in English Touring Opera's Voithia and ensemble/Tommy the Cat alongside Sheila Ferguson (of Three Degrees fame) in Dick Whittington. Kevin would like to dedicate his performance to the late Paul Jones. As one of Kevin's former drama teachers, he will be sadly missed.