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David Bedella

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Lance
  [West End]
West End Production, 2015
Kevin
  [West End]
London Revival, 2006
Frank 'N' Furter
  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2005
Hedwig
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2003
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Performer (Standby) [Replacement]

Photos

David Bedella and Keala Settle  Photo

David Bedella and Keala Settle

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Date:
01/25/2022
David Bedella, Tim Mahendran, Alex Thomas-Smith Photo

David Bedella, Tim Mahendran, Alex Thomas-Smith

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Date:
11/02/2021
Jordan Luke Gage, David Bedella, Tim Mahendran, Alex Thomas-Smith, Oliver Tompsett Photo

Jordan Luke Gage, David Bedella, Tim Mahendran, Alex Thomas-Smith, Oliver Tompsett

From: 
Date:
11/02/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Lance

  [West End]
West End Production, 2015
Kevin

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

  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2005
Hedwig

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

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

David Bedella Biography

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 Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical Gold Star
David BedellaIn The Heights
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Actor in a Musical Gold Star
David Bedella, Jerry Springer - The Opera

David Bedella News

Tom Francis Joins the Cast of & JULIET as Romeo Photo Tom Francis Joins the Cast of & JULIET as Romeo
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2022

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.

BWW Review: THE NATIONAL LOTTERY'S BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS, BBC1 Photo BWW Review: THE NATIONAL LOTTERY'S BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS, BBC1
by Caroline Cronin - Jan 31, 2022

Finally ‚Äď a major theatrical event in a prime-time slot on a Saturday night. Not since Andrew Lloyd Webber‚Äôs 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 Photo Photos: See & JULIET, FROZEN & More in The National Lottery's Big Night of Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

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 ‚Ā©to Make West End Debut as Nurse in & JULIET Photo Keala Settle ‚Ā©to Make West End Debut as Nurse in & JULIET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2022

‚Ā¶‚Ā¶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 Photo Photos: & JULIET Releases All New Production Photos to Celebrate Second Anniversary
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2021

& 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 Photo BWW Interview: Stephen Webb on THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Cinema Screening
by William J Connolly - Oct 27, 2021

It‚Äôs 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‚ÄôBrien rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll show.

& JULIET Will Re-open on 24 September; New Cast Announced Photo & JULIET Will Re-open on 24 September; New Cast Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021

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

THE THREE MUSKETEERS Starring Robert Lindsay Extends Run Photo THE THREE MUSKETEERS Starring Robert Lindsay Extends Run
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021

Due to popular demand, the new online comedy The Three Musketeers ‚Äď 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 Photo Online Production of THE THREE MUSKETEERS Announces Casting
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021

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 Photo BWW Feature: CHESS - The Dream Cast
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Apr 10, 2021

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

David Bedella Videos

BWW TV: David Bedella Talks & JULIET and Winning His Third Olivier Award! VideoBWW TV: David Bedella Talks & JULIET and Winning His Third Olivier Award!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Nov 6, 2020

American actor David Bedella's incredible work includes playing Kevin Rosario in In the Heights and the Warm Up Man/Satan in Jerry Springer: The Opera - both of which netted him Olivier Awards. He picked up his third Olivier a couple of weeks ago for playing Lance in & Juliet.

VIDEO: &JULIET Cast Members Perform and Answer Questions as Part of Virtual WEST END  VideoVIDEO: &JULIET Cast Members Perform and Answer Questions as Part of Virtual WEST END LIVE
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2020

Kicking off the 6-part Virtual West End LIVE series is & Juliet!

VIDEO: Watch Cast Members From & JULIET Get Quizzed on Their Noughties Knowledge VideoVIDEO: Watch Cast Members From & JULIET Get Quizzed on Their Noughties Knowledge
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2020

Watch Melanie La Barrie, David Bedella and Tim Mahendran from & Juliet get quizzed on their knowledge of the 2000s!

VIDEO: Watch The Playhouse Theatre's Full 2015 Production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW VideoVIDEO: Watch The Playhouse Theatre's Full 2015 Production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2020

The Playhouse Theatre's full production of The Rocky Horror Show is now available to stream on YouTube!

VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN VideoVIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

STAGE TUBE: Look Back at WEST END BARES: EXCALIBARE
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2016

West End Bares looks back to September when Graham Norton, Samantha Bond, Michelle Visage and David Bedella alongside a host of performers took to the stage of the Novello Theatre for the seventh annual West End Bares, raising money for MAD Trust!

STAGE TUBE: IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross; First Look at New Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2015

Initially booking for a limited 4 week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King's Cross Theatre for a second time, now booking for an additional 3 months until Sunday 10 April 2016. In The Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014.  

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton Guest Star in Charity Performance of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in London Tonight
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2015

Comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and Spice Girl Emma Bunton are the first celebrities to be announced as special guest stars in the Gala Charity Performance of The Rocky Horror Show at London's Playhouse Theatre tonight 17th September, which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe.

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton Guest Star in Charity Performance of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in London, Sept. 17
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2015

Comedy legend Stephen Fry, Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc and Spice Girl Emma Bunton are the first celebrities to be announced as special guest stars in the Gala Charity Performance of The Rocky Horror Show at London's Playhouse Theatre on 17th September, which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Europe. 

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal for West End's PUTTING IT TOGETHER
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2014

Robert Mackintosh, St James Theatre and Hilary A Williams by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh will present the Alex Parker production of PUTTING IT TOGETHER by Stephen Sondheim. First produced by Cameron Mackintosh in New York, with Julie Andrews over 20 years ago, the London premiere will be performed by a stellar, award-winning cast including: David Bedella, Daniel Crossley, Janie Dee, Damian Humbley and Caroline Sheen. The video below documents the first week the Cast and Creatives spent in rehearsal for the 2014 London Premiere at the St James Theatre. Check it out below!


David Bedella Frequently Asked Questions

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?
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 .

What awards has David Bedella won?
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.