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Simon Ray Harvey BIO

Simon began his training at the Rollo Academy of Dancing in Nottingham, and then went on to complete a three year course at the Bird College of Performing Arts. Whilst at college Simon toured extensively throughout Europe with the Bird Theatre Company.

Theatre credits include:

Dr Kool and Sammy in Flashdance (UK tour), Cinderella (Old Vic Theatre), Benny in Daddy Cool (German tour), understudy Sonny in Daddy Cool (Shaftesbury Theatre), Fame where he understudied and performed the roles of Tyrone Jackson, Joe Vegas and Mr Myers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium), Chicago (Adelphi Theatre), Bugsy Malone (NYMT Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith), Cinderella (Nottingham Playhouse) and most recently the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre).

Commercial work:

Sonny J music video – Ministry of Sound, Toyota Gala Night – Excel Arena Docklands, Saturday Night Divas – Jamelia (ITV), Denise Van Outen (Parkinson Show BBC1), Emma Bunton (Popworld Concert, BBC1), Jamelia (Mobo Awards 2005, Royal Albert Hall), Mary Griffin (Ri-ise TV, Channel 4), Gina –G (Song for Europe, BBC1), ‘Baby I Don’t Care’ music video Jennifer Ellison.

Simon Ray Harvey STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Original West End Production, 2016
Ensemble [Replacement]

[West End]
Original London Production, 2010
Squelch (Standby)

[West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Mr. Braithwaite [Replacement]


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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Now Booking in the West End to January 2019

Motown the Musical has just released 500,000 new tickets for sale, taking bookings for the hit West End production into 2019 when the show will celebrate its third year in London and Motown will celebrate sixty years since the record company was founded. 

Photo Flash: The Jacksons Join the West End Cast of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL on Stage

Last night (15 June 2017) at the Shaftesbury Theatre Jackie and Tito Jackson surprised the audience as they joined the cast of Motown the Musical after a performance of the West End hit production.

Photo Flash: Brand-New Shots from West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Motown The Musical, which recently celebrated its first birthday in London, is currently booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 24 February 2018. With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, the production features a sixteen-piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I'll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine. Charles Randolph-Wright's production tells the story behind the classic hits. Check out brand-new production shots below!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Announces Booking to February 2018!

The hit West End production of Motown the Musical today (10 February 2017) releases over 200,000 new tickets for sale with the show now booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 24 February 2018 as the production celebrates its first birthday in London.

West End's MOTOWN on Track to Recoup Investment This Year

The West End production of Motown the Musical has proven its popularity in London.

Obioma Ugoala to Play 'Smokey Robinson' in London's MOTOWN; Show Extends to Autumn 2017

MOTOWN is getting a new Smokey! Not only that, but the Daily Mail writes that the West End production of Motown the Musical is extending through October 2017. Obioma Ugoala will join the cast as 'Smokey Robinson' starting July 4, 2016.

Photo Flash: Opening Night of West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL - Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson and More!

Last night (8 March 2016) marked the opening of the West End production of Motown the Musical. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy,Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Last month, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night bash below!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Opens Tonight in the West End

The West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL officially opens tonight 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, MOTOWN THE MUSICALis directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. 

Photo Flash: MOTOWN Hits London! First Look at Lucy St. Louis, Cedric Neal & More Onstage

The West End production of Motown the Musical is now in previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre, with press night on 8 March 2016. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.   The show recently released a further 200,000 tickets for sale taking bookings to 18 February 2017. Check out a first look below!

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through February 2017 in London

Just in time for previews, which start tonight 11 February in the West End, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has announced an extension through 18 February 2017. The Daily Mail revealed this evening that 200,000 new tickets are now on sale.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Gets Into a London Groove Tonight in the West End

Charl Brown (Smokey Robinson) and Sifiso Mazibuko (Marvin Gaye) join Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) in the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, beginning tonight 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lucy St. Louis, Cherelle Williams, Tanya Nicole Edwards in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

As rehearsals begin for the West End production of Motown the Musical, full casting is announced  led by Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson andSifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye. Check out a sneak peek below!

Photo Flash: First Look at West End Launch Event of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Yesterday (5 October), at the launch event in London for Motown the Musical, Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) were announced to lead the cast in the West End production, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016.  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016, with press night on 8 March 2016, with the show booking to 22 October 2016.

Cedric Neal & Lucy St. Louis to Lead West End's MOTOWN; Performances Begin in Feb. 2016

Cedric Neal (Berry Gordy) and Lucy St. Louis (Diana Ross) will lead the cast in the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016.  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016, with press night on 8 March 2016, with the show booking to 22 October 2016.

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Cardle and Beverley Knight in UK's MEMPHIS - New Shots!

New production images for MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL have been released, now featuring multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' and Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight as 'Felicia Farrell', the role she originated in the West End.  Check them out below!

Matt Cardle Joins West End's MEMPHIS

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning 'Best Musical' at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End.

Beverley Knight Extends Run in MEMPHIS; Matt Cardle to Join Cast

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and songwriter Matt Cardle, who rose to fame winning the seventh series of ITVs The X Factor will join the cast of MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL in London, it is today announced. Cast and company of the award-winning 'Best Musical' at the Shaftesbury Theatre are delighted to welcome Matt who will star as radio DJ 'Huey Calhoun' from 6 July, taking over from Killian Donnelly who originated the role in the West End.

Beverley Knight Extends Run in West End's MEMPHIS

Producers of Memphis THE MUSICAL, which recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, are delighted to announce that the Original London Cast Album is now available to purchase online for download. The CD will be available from 9 February at the Shaftesbury Theatre and via First Night Records.

UK's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Into 2015

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL has today announced that 320,000 tickets are being put on sale as booking extends to 31st October 2015. The additional tickets will be available through the Box Office and all ticket agents from this Friday 7th November at 9am. Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre to public and critical acclaim last month, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro's new musical, winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical, has been heralded as the West End's newest hit show

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