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David has worked in the theatre for thirty years. He spent 10 years in Chicago, then 11 years in New York, performing on Broadway and in U.S. National Touring productions, before making his London debut in 2002 creating the role of Warm Up Man/Satan in the legendary Jerry Springer - The Opera. It was performed first at the Edinburgh Festival, then had its London premiere at the National Theatre, before transferring to the Cambridge Theatre in the West End, where it was filmed for the BBC and subsequently released on DVD. He won the 2004 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. In 2008 he recreated the role in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York opposite Harvey Keitel, and most recently at the Sydney Opera House.
After Jerry Springer, David played the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and then went on to redefine the role of Frank-N-Furter in the 2006-2007 UK Touring and West End productions of The Rocky Horror Show - a role David reprised for the UK Tour in 2009 and 2010. May 2008 saw David take on the role of Molokov in Chess in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall singing opposite Josh Groban and Idina Menzel. The concert was screened in movie theatres throughout London before its DVD release in 2009.
David is returning to the part of Billy Flynn after playing the role at the Cambridge Theatre last year. Most recently, David played the lead role of Wilson Mizner in Stephen Sondheim's Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory and appeared in pantomime with Christopher Biggins at the New Theatre in Cardiff last Christmas.
Film credits include Cadmos in Alexander, opposite Anthony Hopkins and directed by Oliver Stone; Maitre D' in Batman Begins with Christian Bale; Trinny in Red Light Runners, once again opposite Harvey Keitel; and Walter Wall Jr. opposite James Carter in Punk Strut. Television credits include Quentin in Ben Elton's sitcom Blessed and Dr. Carlos Fashola in Holby City, both for the BBC. He is the voice of Victor and the Mayor of Sodor in the new series of Thomas and Friends and is the voice of Coor's Light throughout the UK.
David's first solo album - David Bedella: The Dean St. Sessions - is available for purchase online now.

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[West End]
Original West End Production, 2021

[West End]
West End Production, 2015

[West End]
London Revival, 2006
Frank 'N' Furter

[London Fringe]
London Revival, 2005

[West End]
West End Transfer, 2003
Ensemble/Other Roles

Original Broadway Production, 1995
Performer (Standby) [Replacement]

David Bedella Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Actor in a Musical

David Bedella, Jerry Springer - The Opera

David Bedella Videos

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW 25th Anniversary Tour Comes to Gold Coast in September

The 50th Anniversary production of legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show, currently touring Australia, has confirmed it will take up residence at The Star on Queensland’s Gold Coast from 3 September as part of its national tour.

The 50th Anniversary ROCKY HORROR SHOW Opens in Adelaide

The 50th Anniversary production of world-wide hit Rock 'n' Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show officially kicks off celebrations in Adelaide tonight with the legendary international creator of the show, Richard O'Brien to take to the stage as a special guest star alongside Australian media icon Myf Warhurst as The Narrator .

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW 50th Anniversary Tour Is Coming To Canberra

The 50th Anniversary production of legendary Rock 'N' Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show has added Canberra to its national tour.

Interview: West End & Television Star Melanie La Barrie Talks & JULIET Broadway Debut

Read BroadwayWorld's latest Debut of the Month interview, featuring West End and television star Melanie La Barrie, who is currently making her Broadway debut as Nurse in & Juliet!

FANE Passes on the Programming Baton of London's Crazy Coqs

Fane, the independent programmer of Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel in Piccadilly, has announced that after six very happy years programming the venue, they will be passing on the programming baton at the end of 2022.

Tom Francis Joins the Cast of & JULIET as Romeo

Tom Francis is to play Romeo in & Juliet, as the award-winning show today announces new cast. Tom, who starred in the recent acclaimed production of Rent, will join the company next month, in the joyous musical which won 3 Olivier Awards and 6 Whatsonstage Awards.


Finally – a major theatrical event in a prime-time slot on a Saturday night. Not since Andrew Lloyd Webber’s array of reality shows have we seen musical theatre put front and centre on a mainstream channel, and after years of The Olivier Awards broadcast being relegated to a truncated late night Sunday slot, this feels like a long time coming. And all the more poignant after the rough ride the industry has had these past two years.

Photos: See & JULIET, FROZEN & More in The National Lottery's Big Night of Musicals

For one night only, The National Lottery brought the biggest shows from the world of musical theatre together in Manchester for a spectacular celebration that will be aired on BBC One this Saturday (29th January 2022). 

Keala Settle ⁩to Make West End Debut as Nurse in & JULIET

⁦⁦Keala Settle will be joining the cast of & Juliet in the West End in the role of Nurse beginning March 29. Find out how long she'll be in the show and more...

Photos: & JULIET Releases All New Production Photos to Celebrate Second Anniversary

& JULIET is celebrating its second anniversary in London’s West End with the release of brand new production photographs.

BWW Interview: Stephen Webb on THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Cinema Screening

It’s time to take a jump to the left and straight into cinemas. Stage favourite The Rocky Horror Show is set to come direct to you via a big-screen streaming of the legendary Richard O’Brien rock ‘n’ roll show.

& JULIET Will Re-open on 24 September; New Cast Announced

Learn more about the award-winning production, the new cast, and how to purchas tickets here!

THE THREE MUSKETEERS Starring Robert Lindsay Extends Run

Due to popular demand, the new online comedy The Three Musketeers – attempted by FoolHardy written by Sydney Stevenson will extend its online run, now available from 15 June until 27 June.

Online Production of THE THREE MUSKETEERS Announces Casting

Arden and Moore today announce the full cast for The Three Musketeers - attempted by FoolHardy written by Sydney Stevenson and directed by Joseph O'Malley.

BWW Feature: CHESS - The Dream Cast

Nel 1981, dopo solo 8 anni dal loro primo singolo gli ABBA misero fine alla loro carriera come gruppo.

& JULIET Sets West End Return Date For 24 September

& Juliet has announced that it is returning to the West End on 24 September 2021. The production is now booking into 2022.

David Bedella Announces An Evening Of Music and Conversation

Celebrating his recent record third Olivier Award win for '& Juliet', West End star David Bedella is to give his first solo concert since 2006.

& JULIET Plans May 2021 Return to the West End; Tickets On Sale Through 2022

The Max Martin musical & Juliet has announced plans to resume performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Friday, May 28. 

BWW Review: WE NEED A LITTLE CHRISTMAS Online, The Actors Church

With Christmas plans suddenly disrupted for many people in the UK, We Need A Little Christmas available from Stream.Theatre is the perfect way to spend an hour or so. If you have a favourite Christmas song, it’s almost definitely on the setlist


David Bedella has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

David Bedella has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

David Bedella's first West End show was Jerry Springer: The Opera which opened in 2003

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for In The Heights and Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Jerry Springer - The Opera .

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for In The Heightsand Best Actor in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Jerry Springer - The Opera.

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