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Other musical theatre: The Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s), Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Queen’s), Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (Gate, Dublin), Chris in Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal Drury Lane and UK and Ireland tour), Gringoire in Notre Dame de Paris (Dominion), The Man in Whistle Down the Wind (Aldwych), Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (New London), Guillaume in Martin Guerre (Prince Edward), Captain Walker in Tommy (Offenbach, Germany), Pimp/Claquesous and understudy Marius/Enjolras in Les Misérables (Palace, UK and Ireland Tour), Rick in A Slice of Saturday Night (Dublin Andrews Lane), Danny in Baby (Meralco, Manila), Anatoly in Chess (Oslo Spektrum).

Straight theatre: Macbeth in Macbeth (Dublin and Irish Tour) and York in War of the Roses: The Risen (Amphitheatre, Dublin).

Workshops: The Beautiful Game, World Cafe and Napoleon.

Concerts include: Judas and Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (National Concert Hall, Dublin and Scandinavian tour), Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Goteborg Opera), Queen – Another Kind of Magic (Scandinavian Tour), Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel in Grease (Kenwood House/Audley End), Music Under the Stars (Faenol Festival, Wales), RNSO Proms West End Gala (Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow), A Concert of Boublil & Schönberg (Taiwan) 80 years of Abbey Road (RPO at Chiswick House and Les Misérables10th Anniversary (Royal Albert Hall).

Television includes: The South Bank Show – The Beautiful Game, Jobs for the Boys BBC, Alas Smith and Jones BBC, Fair City RTE

Film includes: La Visa Loca and Roddy Doyle’s The Snapper.

Recordings include: Musicals – The Gold Collection, 100 Greatest Musicals, Best of the West End, West End – The New Generation, The Beautiful Game (original cast), Les Misérables 10th Anniversary Concert, Oklahoma! (RTE Radio).

David's debut album Till I Hear You Sing was released in 2011 and is available at the Queens Theatre


[West End]
Original West End Production, 2021
Kevin T.



[West End]
Original London Production, 2000

[West End]
Original London Production, 1985
Jean Valjean [Replacement]

David Shannon Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Actor in a Musical

David Shannon, The Beautiful Game

David Shannon News

Plays for New Audiences Reveals New Titles Now Available

Plays for New Audiences, the script licensing division for the Tony Award-winning® Children’s Theatre Company, has announced new titles now available for licensing.
Olivier Nominee David Shannon to Bring THE MAKING OF PHANTOM To The Willow Theatre in March

Irish actor, singer, and accomplished raconteur David Shannon will bring The Making of a Phantom to the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park from March 8th - 10th.
David Shannon Brings THE MAKING OF A PHANTOM to the Willow Theatre Next Month

Irish actor, singer, and accomplished raconteur David Shannon will bring his story, The Making of a Phantom, to the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park from March 8th – 10th.   
Feature: LIVE ON STAGE 2023-2024 SUBSCRIPTION SEASON at Washington Pavilion

The 2023 - 2024 Season for the LIVE On Stage Concert Series was announced to a Sioux Falls audience at the Thursday, April 27th concert of DIVAS 3 at the Washington Pavilion's Mary Sommervold Hall.
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, The Musical, Santa Monica's Morgan Wixson Theatre Youth Production Opens March 18

The Morgan-Wixson Theater's award-winning Y.E.S. (Youth Education/Entertainment Series) Program sets sail on the high seas with HOW I BECAME A PIRATE based on the book by Melinda Long, illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winner David Shannon with book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman.
Oakland University Presents HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, June 3-5

When you're a pirate, you don't have to eat vegetables or go to bed at all. You can talk rough, sword fight, and say “Arrrgh!” any time you want. It's a perfect life…except that there is no one to tuck you in at night, give you kisses, or read stories to you. What's a pirate to do?
VIDEO: Watch West End Stars and Irish Youth Musical Theatre Sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'

A number of West End stars came together to perform 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel.
VIDEO: The Barricade Boys With Alfie Boe, Ramin Karimloo & More Perform 'Bring Him Home'

With a heartfelt message to a?oeStay at home and support the NHS so they can bring your loved ones homea??, musical theatre supergroup The Barricade Boys have joined forces with some very special guests to put together a stunning rendition of a?oeBring Him Homea?? from Les Misérables, which will be released on Twitter and Instagram today Monday 30 March at 5pm. Follow The Barricade Boys on Facebook and Twitter @Barricadeboys and Instagram @BarricadeboysUK.
Colm Wilkinson, Rachel Tucker and More Launch Ireland's First National Youth Musical Theatre Training Company

Irish West End and Broadway actors and creatives to return to Ireland to help train the next generation of musical theatre stars.
Curtain Call Podcast, BroadwayRadio Team Up for COME FROM AWAY Behind-the-Scenes Podcast Series

Welcome to the podcast series, 'Welcome to the Rock!' A behind the curtain peek at what it takes to get a show from a seed of an idea all the way to a Broadway hit.The international musical hit Come From Away tells the incredible real-life story of the passengers from all over the world that were grounded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of the events of 9/11.
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Sets Sail at Orlando REP

Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP) announces the opening of the fun and fantastical How I Became a Pirate, with public performances Saturday, October 5 through Sunday, November 10.
VIDEO: COME FROM AWAY Actors Want You To Pay It Forward On 9/11

Five actors who play the same role in the Broadway musical Come From Away and the man they portray, Kevin Tuerff, are promoting the 18th Annual Pay it Forward 9/11, founded by Tuerff.
Five COME FROM AWAY Actors And The Man They Portray Join Live Global Webinar

For the first time ever, five actors who portray the same role in a Broadway musical will gather in a virtual online conference room to share stories with the man they portray (Kevin Tuerff), and answer questions from fans.
David Thaxton Joins COME FROM AWAY in London

David Thaxton is joining the cast of Come From Away in London! Thaxton will take on the role of Kevin T/Garth and Others, replacing David Shannon from 9 September.
COME FROM AWAY Celebrate Canada Day With Random Acts Of Kindness

Cast, band members and fans of hit musical Come From Away in London celebrated Canada Day today, 1 July, by performing at Tottenham Court Road Station and sharing random acts of kindness with 500 passing commuters by handing out £5 travelcards. With this show of goodwill they hoped to honour the spirit of the musical and the residents of Newfoundland, Canada who welcomed stranded air passengers from around the world in the wake of 911.
The Crazy Coqs Presents PRIDE AT THE MUSICALS

The Crazy Coqs Presents: Pride at the Musicals
Orlando REP Announces 2019 - 2020 Season

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (Orlando REP), in partnership with UCF, is proud to announce the 2019 - 2020 Season. Orlando REP is Florida's only professional theatre for families and young audiences. The 2019 - 2020 Season shines the light on the family unit and celebrates that wondrous connection, with all the complications and beauty that come along with it.
COME FROM AWAY Extends Its Run In The West End

Hit musical Come From Away will extend its run in the West End until 15 February 2020. Telling the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11, and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them, the critically acclaimed production recently earned great success at the Olivier Awards, winning "Best New Musical", "Best Theatre Choreographer", "Best Sound Design" and "Outstanding Achievement in Music".
The Crazy Coqs Presents The Musicals Of The 60s

Lyricist Mark Petty of Anderson & Petty continues hosting duties on these monthly showcases which are on the last Sunday of every month with Musical Direction by Henry Brennan.
The Crazy Coqs Presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein - A Musical Celebration For Mother's Day

The Crazy Coqs Presents: Rodgers & Hammerstein - A Musical Celebration for Mother's Day - Sunday 31st March at 7pm.


How many Broadway shows has David Shannon been in?

David Shannon has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has David Shannon been in?

David Shannon has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was David Shannon's first West End show?

David Shannon's first West End show was Les Miserables which opened in 1985

What awards has David Shannon been nominated for?

David Shannon has been nominated for the Best Actor in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for his performance in The Beautiful Game.

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