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Shan Ako

 
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Bio:
Joining the list of Brit School alumni is London-based singer/ songwriter and guitarist Shan Ako. Drawing on influences from soul, gospel, pop, R&B, jazz, folk and reggae, Shan began releasing self-produced music as a teenager, writing lyrics to provide inspiration to young people. After gaining ... (read complete bio)
 
Shan Ako Headshot

Bio:
Joining the list of Brit School alumni is London-based singer/ songwriter and guitarist Shan Ako. Drawing on influences from soul, gospel, pop, R&B, jazz, folk and reggae, Shan began releasing self-produced music as a teenager, writing lyrics to provide inspiration to young people. After gaining ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2021
Eponine
  [West End]
West End Staged Concert Revival, 2021
Eponine

Shan Ako Biography

Joining the list of Brit School alumni is London-based singer/ songwriter and guitarist Shan Ako. Drawing on influences from soul, gospel, pop, R&B, jazz, folk and reggae, Shan began releasing self-produced music as a teenager, writing lyrics to provide inspiration to young people.

After gaining a degree in Music Business and winning the Project Aloft: Star for emerging artists, run by Starwood Hotel Group and BBC Radio 1, Shan went on tour across the UK and Europe, playing the lead role in Whitney – Queen of the Night.

In 2019 Shan played the role of Eponine in the critically acclaimed All Star Staged Concert of Les Misérables, going on to play Eponine in the new production of Les Mis at the Sondheim Theatre in London’s West End, for which she won Best Performer in a Musical at The Stage Debut Awards.

Shan is actively engaged in her local community and church and is a passionate supporter for mental health and well-being.





Shan Ako News

West End Production Of HAMILTON Extends Booking To September 2023 Photo West End Production Of HAMILTON Extends Booking To September 2023
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2022

Booking is extending for Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre to Saturday 30 September 2023. 

'This is only the beginning!' West End Winners Announced for The Stage Debut Awards 2 Photo 'This is only the beginning!' West End Winners Announced for The Stage Debut Awards 2022
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 20, 2022

After a virtual ceremony in 2020 and a pandemic-induced silence in 2021, The Stage Debut Awards have finally returned in all their glitz and glamour the day before the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Stage veterans and shooting starlets gathered to celebrate their debuts and, after a nationwide minute of silence at eight sharp, Susan Wokoma kicked off the festivities.

Susan Wokoma Announced as Host of The Stage Debut Awards 2022 Alongside Presenters an Photo Susan Wokoma Announced as Host of The Stage Debut Awards 2022 Alongside Presenters and Performers
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2022

BAFTA Award-winning actor Susan Wokoma has been announced as the host of The Stage Debut Awards 2022, in association with Ambassador Theatre Group. The Stage Debut Awards celebrate the very best breakthrough talent in theatre, from actors and directors to designers, writers, composers and lyricists, all of whom have made their professional debuts in the past two years.

Photos: West End Production of HAMILTON Extends Booking to March 2023; Plus New Produ Photo Photos: West End Production of HAMILTON Extends Booking to March 2023; Plus New Production Photos Released!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

Hamilton has announced that booking is extending at the Victoria Palace Theatre to 3 March 2023.  In addition, the first of new production images have been released.

New Cast Announced For HAMILTON in London Photo New Cast Announced For HAMILTON in London
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh, producers of the West End production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, have announced new casting for the show who will have their first performance at the Victoria Palace Theatre on 21 June 2022 where tickets are currently on sale to 1 October 2022.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

West End Stars Bring Valentines Musical to the Lyric Theatre Next Month Photo West End Stars Bring Valentines Musical to the Lyric Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

The biggest stars from London's West End will be celebrating Valentine's Day with the greatest love songs of musical theatre for one night only at West End Musical Love Songs.  This all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza is brought to you by the award-winning producers (Black British Theatre Awards, Best Producer 2021 and Best Musical Production 2021) of West End Musical Brunch, West End Musical Drive In, West End Musical Celebration and West End Musical Christmas.  

BWW Interview: Lucie Jones Discusses Her Headline Christmas Shows Photo BWW Interview: Lucie Jones Discusses Her Headline Christmas Shows
by Fiona Scott - Dec 11, 2021

Lucie Jones has just finished a marathon stint playing Jenna Hunterson, most recently in the UK Tour of Waitress. She has hung up her apron and will perform two exclusive headline Christmas shows, Lucie Jones at Christmas, in Cardiff and London on 13 and 14 December, respectively. We spoke with Jones about Waitress, Les Mis, Christmas, and taking on the role of Elphaba in 2022.

Additional Performance Of AN EVENING WITH BARLOW & BEAR Announced Photo Additional Performance Of AN EVENING WITH BARLOW & BEAR Announced
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2021

Following phenomenal demand, an additional performance of AN EVENING WITH BARLOW AND BEAR at the Underbelly Speigeltent, Leicester Square has been added on Monday 22 November at 9.15pm, following the sold out 7.30pm performance.

stream.theatre to Present WAITING IN THE WINGS, LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER and More Photo stream.theatre to Present WAITING IN THE WINGS, LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2021

stream.theatre have put over one hundred performances on sale with 8 exclusive new titles and even more to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Shan Ako Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

VIDEO: Lucie Jones Gets Ready to Bring LES MISERABLES Back to the Stage! Videoplay
VIDEO: Lucie Jones Gets Ready to Bring LES MISERABLES Back to the Stage!

by BroadwayWorld UK TV - May 21, 2021

Les Misérables -The Staged Concert made its triumphant return to the Sondheim Theatre just last night on 20 May. Ahead of the big night, BroadwayWorld's Tom Hayden Millward checked in with Fantine- Lucie Jones. Following the  run, Jones will star as Jenna in the UK Tour of Waitress, which kicks off at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 4 September 2021.

VIDEO: LES MISERABLES, MARY POPPINS, and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Perform on BRITAIN' Videoplay
VIDEO: LES MISERABLES, MARY POPPINS, and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT

by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2020

The combined companies of Les Misérables - The Staged Concert, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins all got together to perform on Britain's Got Talent this weekend.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at INTERMISSIONS With Alice Fearn and Kirk Jameson Videoplay
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at INTERMISSIONS With Alice Fearn and Kirk Jameson

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2020

Intermissions in a live online interactive experience hosted by Alice Fearn, feat. a line-up of West End stars (running every Friday evening for four weeks from July 17th). Get a behind the scenes look at the series, featuring Alice Fearn and director Kirk Jameson!

VIDEO: 70 West End Stars Including Paul Whittaker OBE and More Virtually Perform 'Do  Videoplay
VIDEO: 70 West End Stars Including Paul Whittaker OBE and More Virtually Perform 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'

by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

70 West End stars have come together to virtually raise their voice in song.  Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside the Newly Renovated Sondheim Theatre - Home of LES MISERABLES on the West End

by Stage Tube - Jan 12, 2020

The newly renovated Sondheim Theatre (formerly the Queen's Theatre) officially re-opened in December 2019. The theatre is home to Les Miserables.

VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return! Videoplay
VIDEO: LES MISERABLES Prepares For Its West End Return!

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2019

Ahead of its first performance at the Sondheim Theatre tonight, get a look at rehearsals as a new chapter in Les Miserables history, as the cast prepares for its West End production.


Shan Ako Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Shan Ako been in?
Shan Ako has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Shan Ako been in?
Shan Ako has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Shan Ako's first West End show?
Shan Ako's first West End show was Les Miserables Staged Concert Revival which opened in 2021