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Sean Needham

 
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Bio:
Sean was born in Leicester and attended the Guillain School of Theatre in Speech & Drama. He also attended LAMDA for a brief period. Sean has played James Harker in Emmerdale (Yorkshire TV), Officer Baker in Crossroads (Carlton TV), a journalist in Hollyoaks (Mersey TV), and has filmed numerous ... (read complete bio)
 
Sean Needham Headshot

Bio:
Sean was born in Leicester and attended the Guillain School of Theatre in Speech & Drama. He also attended LAMDA for a brief period. Sean has played James Harker in Emmerdale (Yorkshire TV), Officer Baker in Crossroads (Carlton TV), a journalist in Hollyoaks (Mersey TV), and has filmed numerous ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2019
Tinsworthy/Ensemble [Replacement]
  [West End]
West End, 2015
Ensemble

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Ensemble [Replacement]

  [West End]
West End Premiere, 2019
Tinsworthy/Ensemble [Replacement]

  [West End]
West End, 2015
Ensemble

Sean Needham Biography

Sean was born in Leicester and attended the Guillain School of Theatre in Speech & Drama. He also attended LAMDA for a brief period.

Sean has played James Harker in Emmerdale (Yorkshire TV), Officer Baker in Crossroads (Carlton TV), a journalist in Hollyoaks (Mersey TV), and has filmed numerous commercials.

His most recent theatre credits include: Carnoustie in 'Sailor Beware', Demetrius in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Simon in 'Hayfever' and Gaston in 'Waltz of the Toreadors', Ralph in 'Bouncers' and Captain Tempest in 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' directed by Bob Carlton

In the past his television credits have included: Peak Practice, Playing the Field, Pure Wickedness, Brassed Off (CH4 Films)

Sean also has his own rock band which was formed during his time in Leicester and still plays with them occasionally.

A multi-instrumentalist, Sean made his West End debut playing Norman Petty in the West End production of 'Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story' at The Duchess Theatre, London, becoming director for the last 6 months of the run.

Sean has also recently played Neil Diamond in the national tour of 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers'.

2009 will see Sean share the role of the Wizard with Des Barrett in the west end musical Wicked at the Apollo Victoria.

Sean was in 'Mamma Mia!' at the Prince of Wales London from 2010 - 2012. During the run up to the Olympics he was asked to contribute some vocals to the opening ceremony, recording them in the legendary studio 2 at Abbey Road studios.

Sean will play the lead role of John Smith in Ray Cooney's 'Run for your Wife' at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch in April 2013 with Cooney penciled to direct a portion of the rehearsals.

2015 Sean started work on Kinky Boots the musical at the Adlephi theatre London.

2018 Sean completed work on Horror film Pandora.




Sean Needham News

BWW Review: 9 TO 5, King's Theatre, Glasgow Photo BWW Review: 9 TO 5, King's Theatre, Glasgow
by Fiona Scott - Jan 26, 2022

On the day that Nicola Sturgeon announced home-working Scots could once again return to the office, theatre fans could tumble out of bed and stumble down to the King’s Theatre Glasgow to catch 9 to 5, the first touring show to play there since Scottish venue capacities were relaxed last week.

9 TO 5 UK Tour Celebrates Dolly Parton Being Awarded 47 New Gold and Platinum Certifi Photo 9 TO 5 UK Tour Celebrates Dolly Parton Being Awarded 47 New Gold and Platinum Certifications
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2022

As the UK Tour recommences Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 The Musical is thrilled to celebrate global superstar and the show's composer, Dolly Parton, being awarded 47 new global gold and platinum certifications for her extensive music catalogue.

Claire Sweeney Will Lead the UK Tour of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Photo Claire Sweeney Will Lead the UK Tour of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021

Claire joins the cast which includes¬†Vivian Panka¬†making her professional UK stage debut as ‚ÄėJudy Bernly‚Äô,¬†Stephanie Chandos¬†(9 to 5 The Musical ‚Äď previously covering the role of ‚ÄėDoralee‚Äô, Hairspray and We Will Rock You,) as ‚ÄėDoralee Rhodes‚Äô,¬†Sean Needham¬†(Kinky Boots, Mamma Mia!, Wicked and Buddy) as ‚ÄėFranklin Hart Jr.‚Äô - a role he played on many occasions in both the West End and on tour,¬†¬†Julia J. Nagle¬†(American in Paris, Aspects of Love, Dirty Dancing) as ‚ÄėRoz Keith‚Äô and¬†Russell Dickson¬†(Evita) as ‚ÄėJoe‚Äô.

BWW Review: 9 to 5, Edinburgh Playhouse Photo BWW Review: 9 to 5, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 15, 2021

9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Concocting a plan to kidnap and turn the tables on their despicable supervisor, will the women manage to reform their office - or will events unravel when the CEO pays an unexpected visit?

Full Casting Announced For UK Tour of DOLLY PARTON'S 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Photo Full Casting Announced For UK Tour of DOLLY PARTON'S 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2021

Joining the previously announced Louise Redknapp as 'Violet Newstead' will be Vivian Panka making her professional UK stage debut as 'Judy Bernly', Stephanie Chandos as 'Doralee Rhodes', Sean Needham as 'Franklin Hart Jr.',  Julia J. Nagle as 'Roz Keith' and Russell Dickson as 'Joe'.

Filmed Version of KINKY BOOTS Will Be Released on Blu-Ray This Spring Photo Filmed Version of KINKY BOOTS Will Be Released on Blu-Ray This Spring
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 29, 2021

Everybody say yeah! Kinky Boots is strutting back to the screen, this time on Blu-Ray. The filmed version of the West End production will be released on May 25, 2021 by Liberator Films.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of January 25 - KINKY BOOTS Blu-Ray, and More! Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of January 25 - KINKY BOOTS Blu-Ray, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2021

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the Blu-Ray recording of the West End production of Kinky Boots, and more!

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS, Cinema Screening Photo BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS, Cinema Screening
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 20, 2020

The West End has missed the wit, cheek and high-kicks of Kinky Boots since it strutted off on a nationwide tour last year. Thankfully, the show with a huge heart will be screened in more than 600 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 4th and 9th February.

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley Return To 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL In The West End Photo Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley Return To 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL In The West End
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley will return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at The Savoy Theatre from February 2020.

KINKY BOOTS Will Be Screened In Cinemas Across The UK And Ireland Photo KINKY BOOTS Will Be Screened In Cinemas Across The UK And Ireland
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

More2Screen today announces the cinema release of the critically acclaimed Kinky Boots The Musical, the winner of every Best Musical award, which will be screened in more than 600 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 4 and 9 February 2020. With songs from Grammy and Tony award winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by legendary Broadway playwright Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Kinky Boots The Musical stars the original West End leads, Matt Henry and Killian Donnelly. Cinema tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday 1 November 2019. For more information and to book tickets visit KinkyBootsCinema.com.

Sean Needham Videos

BWW TV: Everybody Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Celebrates One Year in the West End
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2016

Celebrate the very first West End birthday of Kinky Boots with the video below, featuring interviews with the new cast, creative team and happy theatergoers!


Sean Needham Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sean Needham been in?
Sean Needham has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Sean Needham been in?
Sean Needham has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Sean Needham's first West End show?
Sean Needham's first West End show was Kinky Boots which opened in 2015