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David Essex

 

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Revival, 2006
Reverend Shaw Moore [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1985
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1978
Che
  [West End]
London Production, 1972
Performer

Writing

Composer
Lyricist


David Essex Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1978 - Performance of the Year in a Musical
David Essex, Evita

David Essex News

Kevin Clifton, Duncan James & More to Star in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of THE WAR Photo Kevin Clifton, Duncan James & More to Star in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021

One of the most trailblazing tours of all time, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of The Worlds' - Alive on Stage! returns to arenas throughout the UK in 2022.

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Returns to Tour in 2022 Photo Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS Returns to Tour in 2022
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021

Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of The Worlds' - Alive on Stage! returns to arenas throughout the UK in 2022.  

Episode 14 of Tim Rice's GET ONTO MY CLOUD Podcast Will Feature New Songs From David  Photo Episode 14 of Tim Rice's GET ONTO MY CLOUD Podcast Will Feature New Songs From David Essex, Joss Ackland, and Elaine Paige
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2020

Tim Rice has revealed the guests on the upcoming 14th episode of his podcast, Get Onto My Cloud! Rice revealed on Twitter that, in the episode, Hal Prince's first thoughts on Evita will be discussed. In addition, there will be songs from David Essex, Joss Ackland, and Elaine Paige.

BWW Interview: Grammy-Winning Guitarist Laurence Juber on Whitefire, VERY BRADY & Hop Photo BWW Interview: Grammy-Winning Guitarist Laurence Juber on Whitefire, VERY BRADY & Hope
by Gil Kaan - Jun 10, 2020

Guitarist Laurence Juber, with a musical resume longer than your arm, will play his first full-length concert since the beginnings of our stay-home orders in AN EVENING WITH LAURENCE JUBER, a virtual benefit for Whitefire Theatre June 13, 2020. LJ graciously took some time for this interview between his prepping a musical Broadway-bound and making musical musings with Hope, his wife and frequent collaborator.

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)'  Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)' From EVITA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2020

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history!

Matt Lapinskas Will Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Panto at Ferneham Hall Photo Matt Lapinskas Will Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Panto at Ferneham Hall
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2019

Ferneham Hall has announced that EastEnders and Dancing on Ice's Matt Lapinskas will join the cast of Beauty and the Beast this Christmas.

Midlands Academy Of Dance And Drama Announces New Advisory Board Photo Midlands Academy Of Dance And Drama Announces New Advisory Board
by Stephi Wild - May 8, 2019

Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama, affectionately known as MADD, is delighted to announce details of its first-ever Advisory Board that marks the start of an exciting new chapter for the Nottingham based college.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: EVITA Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: EVITA
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 22, 2019

Woof. This week is the biggest decluttering task I've attempted yet-throwing out my Evita CDs. I got 99 problems and Evita CDs are all of them. And that's not including the vinyl and the bootlegs on audio cassette. And the strange flash drives people handed me in dark bars muttering something about Elaine Paige and 'A New Argentina.'

THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Chicago's Hit Theater Production, Offers New Holiday Ticket And D Photo THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Chicago's Hit Theater Production, Offers New Holiday Ticket And Drink Package
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is inviting guests to try something new this year with a holiday ticket package. For those looking to bond over a spine-tingling live theater performance, THE WOMAN IN BLACK will include a drink from the bar with the purchase of a ticket using the code HOLIDAY through January 6, 2019. An experience surely not to miss, the production has been called "Spectacular" by the Chicago Sun-Times, and "Brilliant" by Chicago Theater Review, receiving rave reviews from critics across the board. 

John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS Photo John Stahl And Cathy Tyson Join Charles Lawson In The World Premiere UK Tour Of REBUS: LONG SHADOWS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2018

Daniel Schumann, Lee Dean and Cambridge Arts Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announce John Stahl (Big Ger Cafferty) and Cathy Tyson (Siobhan Clarke) will join Charles Lawson (John Rebus) in Rebus: Long Shadows, a brand new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage by author of the original novels, Ian Rankin and playwright Rona Munro. Further casting to be announced shortly.

David Essex Videos

VIDEO: Watch First Peek Preview of UK's GODSPELL IN CONCERT!
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2015

This spring Godspell In Concert, the legendary rock musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy¬ģ and Academy Award¬ģ- winning composer of WICKED, returns to the UK's stages and opens at Hackney's Empire Theatre on Easter Saturday, April 4th, ahead of a 28 venue national tour.

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at UK's GODSPELL IN CONCERT
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2015

This spring Godspell In Concert, the legendary rock musical from Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy¬ģ and Academy Award¬ģ- winning composer of WICKED, returns to the UK's stages and opens at Hackney's Empire Theatre on Easter Saturday, April 4th, ahead of a 28 venue national tour. Check out a preview below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals for GODSPELL in Concert
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2014

Godspell in Concert will be performed on Monday 19th May 2014 at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation UK. The show, which was last seen in the West End over 40 years ago, will be introduced by David Essex and feature a West End line-up including Zoe Tyler, Andy Abraham and Stewart Clarke. Special guests include members of the original West End cast, Marti Webb, Gay Soper and Tom Saffery.

STAGE TUBE: Elena Roger Performs 'Buenos Aires' from EVITA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 24, 2010

As BroadwayWorld announced this morning, having broken the news first on February 9 thanks to the site's international reach, EVITA is indeed headed back to Broadway in 2011 starring Olivier Award winner Elena Roger as Eva Peron. BroadwayWorld brings you a clip of the star performing 'Buenos Aires' with the London cast from the production circa 2006 on the televised Children in Need in the U.K.


David Essex Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has David Essex been in?
David Essex has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has David Essex been in?
David Essex has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was David Essex's first West End show?
David Essex's first West End show was Godspell which opened in 1972

What awards has David Essex been nominated for?
Performance of the Year in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Evita .

How many shows has David Essex written?
David Essex has written 1 shows including Mutiny! (Composer).