Glenn Carter, Stephen Rahman Hughes and More Join THE WEST END MEN, May 25
Glenn Carter* (Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, Whistle down the Wind), Stephen Rahman Hughes* (Emmerdale, Dream Team, Bombay Dreams, West Side Story), David Thaxton (Passion, Les Miserables) and Matt Willis (Wicked, Flashdance, Footloose and BRIT award winning member of Busted), join the previously announced Lee Mead (Wicked, Legally Blonde, BBC Series Winner of Any Dream Will Do) to complete The West End Men. All four will be joined by special guest star Kerry Ellis* (Wicked, Oliver, We Will Rock You, Born Free Tour with Brian May) for the limited run at the Vaudeville Theatre from 25 May to 22 June.
The West End Men is directed by the award winning Mitch Sebastian (The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas) and produced by Milton Morrissey Ltd and Jason Haigh Ellery in association with Paul Tyrer & Jamie Clark for The Booking Office.
The West End Men features songs from the West End, Broadway and Beyond in breath-taking theatrical style, backed by a full live band and choir.
This intimate production, which runs for four weeks only at the Vaudeville Theatre, promises to take you on a journey to the very heart of the West End and its leading men.
Glenn Carter's stage credits include Jersey Boys, Whistle Down the Wind, Hamlet, LES MISERABLES, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Chess, Godspell, Alfie, and Merrily We Roll Along. Glenn played the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar in the West End and Broadway as well as the film version of the musical. Glenn's screen credits include LES MISERABLES 10th Anniversary Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Bernadette Peters in Concert at the Royal Festival Hall, Ten Glorious Years and The Travelling Man. 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 is also a songwriter for Phonogram and Arista record labels in the UK.
Stephen Rahman Hughes stage credits include West Side Story, Drive Ride Walk, The Country Wife and Bombay Dreams. He is also an award winning choreographer, receiving the Jerwood Award for Hedo-scetic (RainRed Dance Theatre), the Peter Darrell Choreographer's award for Stravinsky's Renard (Scottish Ballet), he choreographed the pop promo Devil's Nightmare for Oxide and Nuetrino which was on the soundtrack for Tomb Raider and won a MOBO award for best video. His screen credits include Dream Team, Afternoon Plays, Trouble in Tahiti, Swinger, Bad Girls and Doctors. Most recently he was a series regular in Emmerdale, as DI Dasari. Stephen also signed with critically acclaimed group Teatro, recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
David Thaxton recently starred in the Donmar Warehouse's Passion, for which he won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He previously appeared as Enjolras in the West End production of LES MISERABLES and was part of the 21st Anniversary Cast, performing at the special BBC Radio 2 concert. In March 2011, he joined the cast of Love Never Dies, undertaking the role of Raoul de Chagny. He played this role at the Adelphi Theatre opposite Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Celia Graham as Christine until the show closed in August 2011.
Matt Willis is best known for being one third of British pop rock band Busted, who sold over three million albums worldwide, winning two BRIT awards and record of the year in 2004. Matt's solo singles include Up All Night, Hey Kid, Don't Let It Go to Waste and a cover of the Primitives song Crash. Matt's stage credits include Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, Flashdance the Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre and Footloose the Musical on a UK Tour. His television credits include The Bill, Casualty, EastEnders, Adrenaline Junkie with Jack Osbourne and he won I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here in 2006. His presenting credits include I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here Now, The BRIT Awards, Spanking new Music Tour and BAFTA's Red Carpet Coverage.