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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.

David Bedella Photos


[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 - 2016 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

David BedellaIn The Heights

Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Actor in a Musical

David Bedella, Jerry Springer - The Opera

David Bedella News

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Photos/Video: & JULIET Welcomes Backstreet Boy AJ McLean for A Sing-Along

Last night, & JULIET welcomed Backstreet Boys’ AJ McLean to the Broadway stage, where he hosted a special Sing-Along performance of the hit musical. See photos and video from the his visit below!
Photos: First Look at Maya Boyd in & JULIET on Broadway

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Photos: Conan Gray Stops By & JULIET

Pop star Conan Gray recently paid a visit to & Juliet on Broadway, and posed with the cast backstage following the performance. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!
Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean Will Host & JULIET Sing-Along Performance

For one night only AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys will join the company of & JULIET onstage on Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm to host a special Sing-Along performance of the hit Broadway musical.
Video: Watch 3 Romeos of & JULIET Cover *NSYNC

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Original West End Star Oliver Tompsett Will Join the Broadway Cast of & JULIET

West End star Oliver Tompsett will join the Broadway company of the hit musical & Juliet as ‘William Shakespeare’ beginning on Friday, May 10, 2024.
Photos: Alice Ripley & John McDaniel Return To Birdland

Birdland welcomed back Tony winning singer/actress Alice Ripley and Grammy/Emmy winning musical director/pianist John McDaniel, who performed in concert at the historic music room on Monday, April 22. Check out photos from the special night here!
& JULIET to Present Encore Sing-Along Performance in May

The Broadway musical & JULIET, featuring music from legendary five-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Max Martin, will present a new Sing-Along performance. Learn how to take part!
Maya Boyd Will Take on the Role of 'Juliet' in & JULIET on Broadway

Maya Boyd will join the company of & Juliet on Broadway, taking on the title role of ‘Juliet’ beginning Tuesday, May 14, 2024. Lorna Courtney, the show’s Tony Award nominated original ‘Juliet,’ will play her final performance in the Broadway company on May 12, 2024.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld February 16, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is February 16, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Original London Cast Member David Bedella Joins the Broadway Company of & JULIET Next Month

Following his performance on the West End, Olivier-winning actor David Bedella will join the cast of Broadway's & Juliet as ‘Lance' on Tuesday, March 5, 2024.
Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at Crown Theatre

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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Breaks Box Office Records in Melbourne

The 50th Anniversary production of iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll musical The Rocky Horror Show has broken records at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne where it has been enjoying sold out performances with critical and audience acclaim, now becoming the highest grossing show of all time to be staged at the iconic Melbourne venue.
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW 25th Anniversary Tour Comes to Gold Coast in September

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How many Broadway shows has David Bedella been in?

David Bedella has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has David Bedella been in?

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

What was David Bedella's first West End show?

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

What awards has David Bedella been nominated for?

David Bedella has been nominated for the following awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for "In The Heights" and Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for "Jerry Springer - The Opera."

What awards has David Bedella won?

David Bedella has won the Olivier Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for "In The Heights" and Best Actor in a Musical for "Jerry Springer - The Opera."

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