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UK National Tour, 1999, 2000
Ellis trained at the Guildford School of Acting. His theatre credits include Jonathan Harker in 'Dracula', Gerald Popkiss in 'Rookery Nook', Simon Chachava in 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle', Giovanni in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore' and Jesus in 'Godspell'. Most recently Ellis played Lysander in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Other credits include 'The Magic Sword' on national tour for Warner Brothers, 'A Charity Gala' at Chichester and last Christmas (1998) he appeared as Genie in 'Aladdin' at The Arts Theatre, Cambridge.
On television Ellis appeared in 'Weekends'. He also appears in the cinema commercial for 'Directions'. Official website www.elliskerkhoven.com
Wain was trained at the Birmingham School of Speech and Drama and at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. In his wide-ranging career he has directed, choreographed and appeared in Scala's European tour of the Best of Broadway. He has also toured India as a lead singer in 'The Best of the West End' with venues including the Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay.
His numerous theatre credits include Kipps in 'Half a Sixpence' at the Stourbridge Arts Centre, Steve in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and Scrooge at the Hackney Empire. Pantos include a UK tour of 'A Christmas Carol' the title role in 'Robin Hood' and the 'Babes in the Wood', 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Snow White' and Genie in 'Aladdin' at the Carnegie Hall, 'Dunfermline' and the Municipal Halls,Colne
Wain has choreographed many shows, including 'The Children's Royal Variety Show', 'Little D Explosion Review', 'Sweet Charity' and 'The Crufts Centenary Celebration!'.
UK National Tour, 2000, 2001
Ben trained at the Guildford School of Acting graduating in 1997 with a First Class Honours Degree and the Principal's Prize for Musical Theatre. He made his profession debut playing the role of Alan-a-Dale in 'Robin Hood' at the Palace Theatre Watford. In London Ben has appeared in 'Anyone can Whistle' for the Covent Garden Festival, 'Gentleman Prefer Blondes' part of the 'Lost Musicals' at the Barbican. 'A Handful of Keys' directed by Julia McKenzie and 'Follow That Girl' at the Theatre Museum. He has also appeared in 'Old Tyme Music Hall' at the famous Players Theatre and in the Vivienne Ellis Awards at the London Palladium. Other roles in the West End include The Cabin Boy in 'New Edna- The Spectacle' at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, and Eugene in 'Grease' at the Cambridge. Ben recently returned from Frankfurt where he was appearing in 'La Cage Aux Folles' at the English Speaking Theatre. He is also and accomplished pianist and has extensive solo Cabaret experience.
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Dan was born in Wokingham, Berkshire in 1976. In early childhood his family moved to the Okneys and then to Aberdeenshire where he grew up. After studying engineering for two years he came to the conclusion that he was bored with that and decided practically overnight to pursue his of becoming an actor. In 1997 he joined North Cheshire Theatre College, under tutor David Johnson, where he studied drama and musical theatre for two years. During training Dan has appeared at the London Palladium and Manchester Palace Theatre several times - performing extracts from 'The Rocky Horror Show', 'Les Miserables', 'Blood Brothers', 'Aladdin' and 'Miss Saigon.
UK National Tour, 1999, 2000, 2003, West End 2003 - 2004
Ben trained at the National Youth Theatre and Middlesex University graduating with a BA (Hons) in Performing Arts in June 1996. On graduating, Ben played Malcolm in 'Macbeth' on a UK tour, culminating at the Duke of York's Theatre in London. He then played the title role in the children's play 'The King of Copenhagen' on a UK schools tour. In July 1998 he sang extracts from 'Hair' with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis. Before 'Joseph' he created the role of Pete in the UK tour of 'Girls Night Out in Ibiza'. Ben is a keen stand-up comedian playing regularly at the King's Head comedy club. Theatre work includes 'The Jungle Book' (National Youth Theatre) and 'Maggie May' (Royalty Theatre). Television work includes Oi! (ITV) and Silent Witness (BBC). Ben has recently finished touring the UK in Beauty and the Beast playing the part of Gaston.
UK National Tour, 2003 - 2004
Martin graduated from Rose Bruford College, London in 2001. Most recently Martin played the Eye in the British premiere of 'The Handmaid's Tale', at the English National Opera in London's West End, directed by Phyllia Lloyd. Other theatre credits include Ben in 'Wicked Bitches' national tour, Dr Livesy in 'Treasure Island' national tour, Lord Chamberlain in 'Cinderella' Broadway Theatre, Police Officer in 'Forbidden Love' Apollo Hammersmith, Eddie in 'Blood Brothers' New Vic Studio, Jesus in 'Godspell' Playhouse Theatre, Etherege in 'The Libertine' London ICA. He was privileged to offered the lead role in the British premieres of two major musicals, 'The Rose and the Ring' Studio 101, and 'Dearly Beloved' Rose Theatre, London. He has also twice toured the US playing the Professor in 'The Lesson' and Andy in 'Gregory's Girl'.
West End 2004 - 2005
Stephen was born in Cwmbran, South Wales and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. West End and London theatre includes Firman, Don Atillio and Lefevre understudies in Phantom Of The Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Butler & Dan in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (New London Theatre), Starkey in Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall), Samuel understudy in Pirates Of Penzance (Queens Theatre), Hey Mr Producer! (Lyceum Theatre), Oliver! (London Palladium), Mikado (Royal Festival Hall), Abanazer in Aladdin (Players Theatre), Captain in The Princess And The Goblins (Greenwich Theatre), Steve in Barney The Care In The Community Comic (New End Theatre), Forman in Trial By Jury (Covent Garden Festival), Narrator in Oedipus (Pleasance Theatre), Zabrodsky in Lady Of The Castle (St. Giles), Flahooley, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, I’d Rather Be Right, Of Thee I Sing (The Lost Musicals) and Magic Flute (Holland Park) whilst other credits include Henry Higgins understudy in My Fair Lady (UK Tour), Molokov understudy in Chess (Spektrum Stadium, Oslo), Straight Arrow understudy in Doctor Dolittle (UK Tour), Emperor in Aladdin (Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Soloist in Masters Of The Musicals (UK Tour), Celebration (Palace Theatre, Westcliff), Frosch in Die Fledermaus (Echo - UK Tour), Mentchikoff understudy in Count Of Luxembourg, Iolanthe (D’Oyly Carte - UK Tour), Patience, Iolanthe, Yeoman Of The Guard (Opera House, Buxton) and Mikado, Pirates Of Penzance (Carl Rosa - UK Tour). Television and Film credits include Giuseppe and Florian in A Motley Pair (Sky/Capriol Films) and Jazz Singer in Phoenix (UGN Films, LA). Recordings include Butler in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2009 Studio Cast), Arthur in Pendragon, Dean in Science, Zabrodski in Lady Of The Castle, Superheroes, Hey Mr Producer! (CD & DVD), Raindrops (Meridian TV Theme) and also voices in Robinson's Requiem (CD ROM). He can also be heard singing “You And Nothing More” on the soundtrack to Phoenix (UGN Films, LA). Stephen is also a Music Copyist and recent projects have included the score and band parts for That’s Amore (UK & US Tour), Cinderella and Aladdin (Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford), Diamond (Kings Head Theatre, London), Bent (Trafalgar Studio, London), The House That Nat Built (UK Tour), Hair (Gate Theatre, London) and A Model Girl (Greenwich Theatre, London).
Mark gained a BA Hons in Drama, Theatre and Television Studies from King Alfred's College, Winchester. He then trained at Guildford School of Acting. While at GSA his credits included Henrik in 'A Little Night Music', the Chairman in 'Jack the Riper' and Bert Healey in 'Annie'. mark is delighted to make his professional debut in last year's(2004) tour of 'Joseph' and to carry on this year.(2005).
UK National Tour, 2005 - 2006
James is a third year student at Colins Performing Arts College in Romford, Essex. He is delighted to have been given the opportunity to take a short time off from his studies to appear in Joseph, and then graduate with the rest of his year! Former credits include The Sleeping Beauty (Theatre Royal, Norwich), Beauty and the Beast (Grand Pavillion, Porthcawl), Jack and the Beanstalk (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch). TV credits are a McDonalds Ident, Spit, a short Film, and a Pop Promo.
UK National Tour 2006 - 2007
Simon trained at Birmingham School of Acting. Recent theatre includes 'Warwick Ghosts Alive' (Sudden Impact), Kenneth Williams in 'You're An Audience With..(Alan Grey), 'Romeo and Juliet' (Birmingham Royal Ballet), 'Spend, Spend, Spend' (Bob Eaton), Arthur/Gloucester in 'Seven Lears' (Oria O'Laughlin), Quack in 'Country Wife' (Graham Watts), Julian/Jess in 'The Dreaming' (Paul Clarkson) and Silly Billy in 'Mother Goose' (Hurricane Productions). Television credits include Presenter on 'Bussed Out', Barbara in 'The Get Rich Project' and Thug/Victim in 'Crimestoppers' all for HTV Television as well regular workshops with Francois Gandolfi. Recent radio includes Matt in 'Game Boy' (Alec Reid). Short films include Man in 'The Arranged Time (Katy Connor/Scott Johnson) and Dieter in 'Light & Dark Water' (Daniel Whistler). Andrew is delighted to be part of the cast of 'Joseph'.
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UK National Tour, 1973
West End 2007 - 2008
Training: Paul was born in Hampshire and trained at the London Studio Centre (scholarship). Theatre includes: Evita (Adelphi), Fred Caseley in Chicago (Adelphi), Sky and Eddie in Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward), Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium) and Grease (Cambridge Theatre). He has recently worked with the NT in Once in a Lifetime. Regional and touring credits include: Singin’ in the Rain (Leicester Haymarket), Tommy and Dick Whittington. Film and television include: Kevin Spacey’s Beyond the Sea, Mojo and The Basil Brush Show.
UK National Tour 2007
Gianni trained at the GAMTA (Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts) and graduated in June 2007. Whilst in training his credits include ensemble in 'Sweeny Todd', male swing in 'Cinderella', lead vocalist in 'Walk on Broadway' in which he featured as the Beast in 'Beauty and the Beast', Herr Schultz in 'Cabaret'. Abanazar in 'Aladdin', lead vocalist in 'Good and Evil' Greylag in 'Honk!' and King Charles in Stephen Schwartz's 'Pippin'
UK National Tour 2008 - Oct 2009
Simon's theatre credits to date include roles in 'Annie' at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin and 'Cinderella' at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. In 2002 Simon joined Mankind, a five-piece Irish boyband and went on to reach number 2 in the Irish pop charts. He has also been part of a 70's and 80's touring dance troupe as well as both a Madonna and George Michale tribute band in Dublin. Most recently he was one of the 20 final would-be Joseph's in the BBC's 'Any Dream Will Do' and then went on to get down to the final 20 acts in the BBC's Dance 'X'.
West End 2008 - 2009
Training: Laine Theatre Arts.
Theatre includes: The Music of Dirty Dancing (UK tour), Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (UK tour), Vince in Jailhouse Rock (Piccadilly), Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour), Aladdin in Aladdin (Milton Keynes), lead vocalist on the inaugural cruise of P&O’s Oceana cruise ship, lead vocalist in Royal Gala (Cardiff’s Millennium Centre opening), Zack in The B et (workshop, Criterion) and Vince in Jailhouse Rock (Caesars Palace, Las Vegas).
Television includes: Hotel Babylon.
UK National Tour 2009 -2010
Chris is from Middlesbrough and moved down to London to further his
studies in musical theatre training at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
Whilst at college roles included: JoJo in the British premiere of The Life,
Frank in Merrily We Roll Along, Buddy Becker in Steel Pier, Bobby in The Boy Friend and Angel in Rent. Chris was involved in a charity performance of Rent at the Garrick Theatre, raising money for TheatreMAD and, most recently, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the new musical
comedy Betwixt. Chris would like to dedicate his performance to his nana and