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UK National Tour 1997, 1998, 1999
Andy joined the cast of 'Joseph' direct from his appearance on Michael Barrymoe's 'My Kind Of Music', after being spotted by Bill Kenwright. He has spent a number of years working extensivel on the cabaret circuit, both in London and nationwide. Previous theatre experience includes: Kipps in 'Half A Sixpence', Lt.Cable in 'South Pacific', Hermon in 'The Most happy Fella', Bill Calhoun in 'Kiss me Kate' and Orestes in 'La Belle Helene. Like so many other performers before him, Andy has served his time as a Redcoat at Butlins. He aslo achieved ame as the 'Hand' on Sky's Children's TV!! He is also a keen songwritter.
Shane comes from New Zealand where he has appeared as Seymour in 'Little Shop of Horrors', Danny, Sonny and Teen Angel in 'Grease', Gary in 'A Slice of Saturday Night', Johnny Hearthrob in the rock 'n' roll panto 'Be Bop A Lula' and Clifford Anderson in 'Deathtrap'. He then mastered tightrope walking, unicycling, juggling and stilt walking for the title role in the hit circus musical 'Barnum'. Since arriving in the UK his credits include 'Annie' at the Civic Theatre Guildford and Portsmouth, 'The Rocky Horror Show' 'Bere Rabbit', 'Time of My Life', 'The Unexpected Guest' for the Civic Theatre, Chelsford. He made his West End debut with 'The Rocky Horror Shw' and subsequent UK national tour in the role of Rocky - a part he has since played in Berlin and cities in the former East Germany. He has appeared on televison as Young Elvis and has provided many jingles for NZ Radio as the King.
Shane left Joseph durig 1999 and went back into 'Rocky Horror' to play a Phantom.
Then from 18 December '99 - 22 January '00 he was Prince Charming in 'Cinderella' at the Theatre Royal, Norwich.
UK National Tour, 1999, 2000
UK National Tour, 1990, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000
Joe has appeared in Joseph many times, hhe was in the show as Dan back in 1990, he has also been in the show over in Jersey during '98/'99 and then came into the show in the UK in 1999 as Pharaoh/Judah. He is back in the show at present as Simeon.
UK National Tour 1997, 2000
Darren trained at the Birmingham School of Speech & Drama. His theatre
credits include: 2 previous tours of "Joseph", a Christmas season at
Leatherhead, "Robin - Prince of Sherwood" on tour and in the West End.
Television credits include: Milos Laslo in "Heartbeat" for Yorkshire TV,
"The Bill" - Thames TV, ""The Chronicles of Narnia" and "Howards Way"
for the BBC.
Darren is pleased to be returning to "Joseph" for a short season.
Karl trained at the London Studio Centre where he completed a three year Diploma course in Drama/Music and Dance movement. He successfully auditioned and was accepted at the College of Dance in Dublin. His most recent stage credits include the highly successful pantomime 'Sleeping Beauty' in which he was cast as Prince Charming co starring with Richard Gibson, other theatre credits include 'God' Spotlight Drama Group, 'Hair' Seedtime Company, 'Chicago' and 'La Traviata' Dublin Grand Opera. His Film/Television credits include 'St Patrick' with Patrick Bergin, 'Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog' TV series for Fox Television and 'The Last September' with Debra Warner directing.
UK National Tour, 1998, 1999
UK National Tour, 1998
UK National Tour, 1990
UK National Tour, 1989
UK National Tour, 1987
UK National Tour, 2000 - 2001
UK National Tour 2001 - 2002
After studying at the University of Durham, Karl trained in musical theatre at Guildford School of Acting. Since graduating last summer, Karl has just finished a production of 'Hair' at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, and before that he spent six months working with Bluebirds Theatre Co, performing, script writing and song writing. Other professional credits include Emcee in 'Cabaret', panto with Keith Chegwin and appearances on UK Living. He has also written and performed in a 60's version of 'Mother Goose'. Karl speaks three languages and plays three instruments.
After graduating from the Old Vic Muscial Theatre School in London in July 1996, Dean appeared in 'Oh! What A Night' at the Opera House, Blapool, playing one of the principal roles, Jack Duval. Previous shows include 'Dick Whittington' at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford where Dean understudied and played the title role, 'Mermaid' at the Pomegrante, Chesterfield and Kings Theatre, Southsea, 'Dreamdragons' at Glyndebourne Opera and '42nd Street' where he played the role of Billy Lawlor at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. Dean has also recorded a demo song with Joe Longthorne.
UK National Tour 2002 - 2003
Ian was born in Birmingham. Having completed a degree in English Literature at Sheffield University, he trained at Mountview theatre School where he was awarded a singing scholarship. Theatre credits include Kay in 'the Snow Queen' (Harrow Arts Centre/touring), Toad in 'Toad if Toad Hall' (Eye Theatre), Zeke in 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers' (Battersea Arts Centre), Trinculo in 'The Tempest' (Wimbledon Studio), Kane in 'Love and Human Remains' (Man in the Moon Theatre), 'Carmen' (Opera Holland Park) and two seasons with Convent Garden Festival in their perennial success 'Trial by Jury'. In June 2001, he appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in a charity concert entitled 'Midsummer Classics'. Ian has recorded three 'Doctor Who' audio adventures with Big Finish Productions 'Primeval', 'Neverland' and 'Invaders From Mars', which also featured Paul McGann and Peter Davidson. TV credits include the short film 'Afore Night Come' and 'The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special'.
UK National Tour 2003, West End 2003-2004
John Moeketski Moabi
John trained first in South Africa at Pretoria Technikon and then in England at Ballet Rambert. John was also awarded The Most Promising Male Dancer in South Africa, an African Contemporary Dance Award and was given the Linbury Trust Scholarship sponsored by Lady Sainsbury. His theatre credits include: The Lion King (The Lyceum Theatre) , as well as the Royal Variety Show and The South Bank Show (ITV), Celebrate South Africa (The Royal Festival Hall), and Aladdin (The Anvil, Basingstoke). His work in South Africa includes: playing Voltaire in Candide, the MC in Cabaret, The Wolf in Into The Woods. John was also a featured dancer at the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup Finals and a soloist at the Dance Umbrella and Grahamstown Festivals. John worked extensively with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and was a featured vocalist on Disney Dinosaurs.
UK National Tour 2003, West End 2004 - 2005
Jonny began to train in martial arts at the age of fourteen, winning a bronze medal at the '1994 European Martial Arts Tournament'. From this achievement he continued to study the martial arts by training in a number of disciplines including Chinese kick-boxing and kung fu. Beginning to learn to dance at the relatively late age of 19 did not hinder Jonny from gaining a place at Laine Theatre Arts and then going on to study contemporary performing arts at Lancaster University. After University he took some time out to travel through Asia before returning to the UK where he played Man Friday in Oakwood's 'Robinson Crusoe'. Following this Jonny toured the country with M & M Theatrical Productions as the Artificial Synthetic Humanoid (A.S.H.) in their headlining production of 'The Kosmic Krew. Before joining 'Joseph' Jonny completed a successful tour of 'Beauty and the Beast' playing the role of Gaston.
UK National Tour 2004
AJ Lewis from Southampton, is a graduate of London Studio Centre. His training started at the Italia Conti Academy, where he won awards for most promising vocalist. Whilst at college, AJ played various roles including Tyrone in 'Fame', Genie in 'Aladdin' and Don in 'Babes in Arms' and he also appeared in the kid's series 'Wildhouse' together with an appearance for the BBC in 'Watchdog'. He has also sing live on 'The Jerry Kelly Show' for UTV, Ireland. AJ began his career as a lead singer in a soul band and also performed with the pop choir En-Masse as one of their lead vocalists. Most recently he has been singing and recording with London based James Duke Band. AJ played JJ in the original cast of 'The Real Monty Comes Again' during its run in the UK and was assistant to the choreographer. He was also Dance Captain for 'Cinderella' at the Millfield Theatre and played the Slave of the Lamp in 'Aladdin' at the Belfast Opera House for Qdos. He landed a lead role in the highly successful show 'Soul train' with Sheila Ferguson and is delighted to be treading England's stages once again in 'Joseph'.
UK National Tour 2005
Stuart trained at ArtsEd London where he obtained a BA Hons degree in Musical Theatre. Prior to his professional training he attended the Sheila Prince Scholl of Dance. Stuart's recent theatre credits include 'Spirit of Broadway'(UK Tour), 'Godspell', Matt in 'Spend, Spend, Spend', Leopard in 'Just So', Mark in 'A Chours Line' and Martin in 'Raindogs'. Pantomime credits include 'Jack and the Beanstalk'(Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth and the Theatre Royal, Bath) where he understudied Jack and 'Peter Pan'(Derngate Theatre) where he played John Darling. Stuart is thrilled to be joining the tour of 'Joseph'.
UK National Tour 2006
Richard recently graduated from the London School of Musical Theatre. Roles at LSMT include John Jasper in 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood', Alfie in 'What's New Pussycat' and Buddy in 'Brenda Bly: Teen Detective'. His first professional engagement was in 'An Evening With Peggy Spencer' (King's Lynn, Corn Exchange). Other theatre includes Eddie in 'Greek' and Raymond in 'Nil By Mouth' (both Russell Hall, King's Lynn), 'Eternal Dance (King's Lynn, Corn Exchange), Mikado in 'Hot Mikado (Gatehouse, London), 'Give My Regards to Broadway' (UK tour) and most recently the role of Prince Claude in 'Sleeping Beauty' (Linchfield Garrick).
Chris Wood, one of the youngest members of 'Joseph', joins the company from a national tour of 'From Barbers Shop to Broadway'. Chris is the current North East of England Ballroom Champion, and currently UK 3rd Champion. Previous shows include 'Little Shop of Horrors', 'Gumshoe' and 'Grease'. For Chris, this is the show he dreamed of being part of since he first saw Bill Kenwright's production when he was 10 years old.
West End 2007 - 2009
Training: Arts Educational School. Theatre includes: professional debut in Smokey Joe’s Café (Prince of Wales), creating the role of Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward), Cookson in Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall), All You Need Is Love (Queen’s), South Pacific (NT), Postman in Love Shack, Stretch Mulligan in Oh! What a Night, Bluette in Blues Brothers, Hank in Yee Haw, Judah in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Snowbell in Stuart Little (all tours), Benny Southstreet in Guys and Dolls (Sheffield Crucible), Hud in Hair (Oslo), Billy in Walk with the Angels (Soho Theatre), Olaudah Equiano in The Life of Olaudah Equiano (Dead Earnest Theatre), Matthew in Runaway Diamonds (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Vinnie in Friendly Matches (Polka), Wopsole and Wemmick in Great Expectations (Unicorn) and Yo-Less in Only You Can Save Mankind (Soho Laundry). Television includes: presenting as Zack in the Nick Jnr Garden and Mr Make It. As The Wake Up Man, Neal is the face of Nescafé in the Far East.
UK National Tour 2007 - 2008
Lloyd trained at East 15 Acting School where he gained a BA degree in Contemporary Theatre. Lloyd's theatre work includes 'Il Turco in 'Italia' at the Royal Opera House, 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'The Point' and 'Oh What Lovely War!' (Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch). More recently he did a number one UK tour of 'The Jungle Book' (Birmingham Stage Company). Lloyd's photo adverts also include PS3 - Playstation, Nokia, Grip Fill, Walkers and the Hallmark Channel.
UK National Tour 2007 - May 2009
Wayne trained at Richard Huish College in Taunton, Somerset in the class of 2000 in performing arts and contemporary dance. After a short period of singing abroad in Greece and Spain he joined a cast of 12 at Center Parcs in Cumbria as a lead male. Later he joined Explosive Productions Ltd, based in the north-west of England performing in a variety of themed production shows from Motown to musical theatre and rock 'n' roll. Wayne's next achievement was to get to week three of the live ITV finals of Grease Is the Word with partner Hayley Clarke, fighting to become the West End's next Danny and Sandy. This led the way for Wayne's debut musical role of Pharaoh in Bill Kenwright's UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Looking for new challenges and to broaden his career, Wayne was given an opportunity to play Ricky Nelson. He was truly grateful for this opportunity once again offered by Bill Kenwright's company. Wayne has just finished panto, playing Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk. With no time to rest, he has been asked to move to the next show! Wayne is delighted to be returning to the role of Pharaoh. Wayne wishes to thank his friends and family for their continued support, and all those at Acclaim Associates Ltd for their hard work.
UK National Tour 2009 till Oct 2009
Scott graduated from Arts Educational Theatre School in London where he was awarded the Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber Scholarship.
He made his West End debut in the original cast of 'Doctor Dolittle' at the Apollo Theatre, Hammersmith. Scott toured with Bill Kenwright's production of 'Whistle Down the Wind' playing the part of Amos. In the European tour of 'Footloose' he played the part of Willard and was part of the company of 'Peter Pan' and 'The Pirates of Penzance' at the Savoy Theatre. Other theatre credits include Croissant in 'Beauty and the Beast' at the Theatre Royal, Bury St.Edmunds, the national tour of 'High Society', understudying and playing the role of Mike Conner.
Scott most recently played the part of Will Parker in 'Oklahoma!' at Kilworth House followed by 'The Opera Show', choreographing and performing as a tap soloist.
Richard trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with a BA (hons) in Performance in 2007. Theatre credits include: Bamatabois/Loud Hailer/ensemble in Les Miserables in Concert (Channel Islands tour 08/09) principal vocalist in New York, New York (Empus Productions); Parchester in Me and My Girl (London Palladium); principal vocalist for LivCom Awards (Beijing, China); Darryl van Horne in The Witches of Eastwick (Albany, Deptford); Harry in Company (Chelsea Theatre); Pirate/Policeman in The Pirates ofPenzance (St Paul's, Vauxhall), Emcee in Cabaret, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, the title role of Richard 111 (Studio Theatre, Mountview); Mr Akbar in The Diary of Me (Harlow Playhouse); Tony West Side Story (Shaftesbury Theatre, Devon); Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly! and Tommy the Cat in Dick Whittington (Princess Theatre, Torquay); principal vocalist in Night Fever (Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay); and King in Oliver! (national tour). Also, Richard is a regular headliner at the Hive cabaret evening at the Battersea Barge. He is also one of the founding members of That's Life - a Swing Revue Show, playing the role of Johnny. Workshops include: Lord 'Stubby' Stubbington in Before the Night 's Through (Lucky Stiff Productions); Mr Akbar in The Diary of Me (Harlow/SMP Productions); and Mary in The Last Breathe (Something on the Tongue Prod uctions). Television and film credits include: Fat Queen in Beautiful People (BBC2); The Nutcracker - the Untold Story (release 20°9, Noisette Productions); Picnic (SKY TV/Rogue Films); Casualty (BBC Bristol); Teachers (Channel 4/Tiger Aspect); Down to Earth (BBC South West); Bertie and Elizabeth (Carlton TV); and Jamie in jamie's Story (Discovery UK Films). Richard would like to thank his friends and family for all their love and support.