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Jez Unwin Biography

Jez attended Westminster Cathedral Choir School at the age of seven and was awarded first place as Britain's Choirboy of the Year at the tender age of 10. This led to many television and radio appearances. As an adult he gained a BA in Music from Exeter University before starting a career in theatre.



West End credits include: understudy Oscar Lindquist/Vittorio Vidal in Sweet Charity (Menier Chocolate Factory and Theatre Royal Haymarket); Michael Grandage's Evita (Adelphi); The Far Pavilions (Shaftesbury) and Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (New London).



Other theatre credits include: the European premiere of The Light in the Piazza (Curve, Leicester); Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni (New Vic); Guillaume in Martin Guerre (Watermill); Tinman in The Wizard of Oz (Leicester Haymarket); Mendel in Woody Allen's Murder Mysteries (Croydon Warehouse); various in Pacific Overtures (Leicester Haymarket); Man 2 in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (King's Head); Starkey in Peter Pan (Oxford Playhouse); Frank Sinatra in Legends of Swing (tour); A Walk With the Angels (ICA); Top Hat workshop (Sadler's Wells).



Jez is also an accomplished jazz and swing singer. He is a regular guest vocalist for The Nick Ross Orchestra; The Big Swing; Scarborough Spa Orchestra; Venetian Macao; Masquerade; The Rat Pack's Back and You Don't Bring Me Flowers. He has also performed cabaret on several cruise ships including the world cruise on Cunard's QE2.

 
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