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Michael Ball

Michael Ball

Edna Turnblad

Michael Ball

Edna Turnblad

Michael Ball is Britain’s leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter. For 30 years he has been at the top of his game starring in musical theatre productions in the West End and on Broadway, winning critical acclaim, a devoted following and awards for his stage work and recording career.

Michael regularly tours the UK as a concert artist and has sold millions of albums over the last 28 years; he’s performed in Australia, China, USA, Singapore and, in 2007, made his BBC Proms debut: An Evening with Michael Ball at the Royal Albert Hall marked the first time a musical theatre star had been given a solo concert at the Proms. He has a successful radio broadcasting career which includes his own show, The Michael Ball Show on Radio 2. He is also a popular TV presenter and, in addition to hosting his own series, The Michael Ball Show on ITV1, he starred with Imelda Staunton in the Victoria Wood BBC TV film, That Day We Sang and is also a regular guest presenter on The One Show.

In 2015 he performed the role of Mack Sennett in Mack and Mabel at Chichester Festival Theatre, with music and lyrics by the great Jerry Herman. The production then went on a successful UK Tour. In 2016 he recorded a new album with Alfie Boe, entitled Together, (Decca). The album went platinum in just over 5 weeks, was 2016’s Christmas No. 1 and was the biggest selling album release of the year. Michael and Alfie also entertained more than 80,000 fans on a sold out 29-date tour of the UK. In 2018 the pair followed up this success with Together Again, another record breaking, platinum-selling album, which had the additional honour of taking home two Classical Brit Awards for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Classic FM Best Album’. Combined album sales are now in excess of 1 million! Earlier that same year Michael returned to the London stage for the Grade Linnit/ENO production of Chess at the Coliseum, playing Anatoly.

In early 2019, Michael released Coming Home To You, his first solo album in four years and his first number 1 album in 27 years! Not only that, the album – his 21st – featured, for the first time, a clutch of self-penned originals, alongside a choice collection of covers.

Michael has recently reunited with Alfie Boe in a special new West End staging of Les Misérables and they have just revealed that they are to release their highly anticipated third studio album, entitled ‘Back Together’ on 8th November.

2020 is going to be as busy as ever. Michael & Alfie will embark upon a major arena tour across the country and Michael will don his famous frock and wig again to recreate the infamous Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at London’s Coliseum

Notable engagements elsewhere: West End debut as Marius in the original London cast of Les Misérables; he starred in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love (West End and Broadway), in the London production of Sondheim’s Passion and as Caractacus Potts in the West End musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In 2005 he returned to Broadway as Count Fosco The Woman in White, which transferred from London’s West End and, in the same year, made his New York City Opera debut as Reginald Bunthorne Patience. In 2007 he made his debut at ENO as Haj/The Poet Kismet. In 2008 he made box office history with his Olivier Award-winning performance as Edna Turnblad in the smash hit musical Hairspray, which he then took on tour across the UK. In 2013 he won his second Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his critically acclaimed title role in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

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Paul Merton

Paul Merton

Wilbur Turnblad

Paul Merton

Wilbur Turnblad

Paul Merton is a founder member of The Comedy Store Players, and still appears at the Comedy Store in London most Sundays. He is a resident guest on BBC Radio 4’s Just A Minute and is an established face on TV shows such as the hugely popular Have I Got News For You, Room 101, Paul Merton Looks at Alfred Hitchcock (BBC4/2), Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood (BBC 2) and his travel series for Channel Five, Paul Merton’s Adventures which covered his travels in India, China and Europe. His Autobiography, Only When I Laugh reached the Sunday Times bestseller Top 10. Paul’s Anthology of funny stories, Funny Ha Ha was named Sunday Times Humour Book of the year in 2019. His first Channel 4 series, Paul Merton The Series, is due to be released on DVD this Spring.

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Lizzie Bea

Lizzie Bea

Tracy Turnblad

Lizzie Bea

Tracy Turnblad

Training: National Youth Theatre, National Youth Music Theatre and National Student Drama Festival.

Theatre: Abigail in the World Premiere of Becoming Nancy (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta), Pat in Kinky Boots (UK Tour), u/s Kelly, Betty & Val in Fat Friends the Musical (UK Tour); Rose in Dino Story and Ducky Daddles in Chicken Little (From Page to Stage - The Other Palace); Actress 2 in The Shakespeare Revue (UK Tour); Bee/Mother Pig in The 3 Little Pigs (UK & International Tour); Polly Parish in The Other School (St James Theatre)

Workshops: Abigail Henson in Becoming Nancy (Stiles and Drewe, Jammy Productions, Inc., and Foresight Theatrical - London and New York casts); Martha Dunstock in Heathers (The Other Palace).

Recordings: Flo Bates in Half a Sixpence (Demo Recording - Cameron Mackintosh Ltd).

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Jonny Amies

Jonny Amies

Link Larkin

Jonny Amies

Link Larkin

Training: Italia Conti Academy with a BA Honours in Acting

Theatre: Peter Noone in My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill Playhouse)

Television: Clement Gurney-Clifford in Granchester (ITV); Sam in Sex Education (Netflix/Eleven Film)

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Marisha Wallace

Marisha Wallace

Motormouth Maybelle

Marisha Wallace

Motormouth Maybelle

Theatre: Becky in the Original West End Cast of Waitress (Adelphi Theatre); Effie White in Dreamgirls (Savoy); Effie White in Dreamgirls (Dallas Theatre Centre); Something Rotten! (Original Broadway Cast); Aladdin (Original Broadway Cast); Sistas! (Tamika/Off-Broadway); The Book of Mormon (National Tour)

US Regional Theatre: Aladdin (Toronto); Oklahoma! (Ado Annie/Drammy Winner Best Actress); One Night With Janis Joplin (Blues Singer); RENT (Joanne); Hair (Dionn)

Television and Film: Aladdin (Live Action Movie; Disney’s Frozen Fever; The Tony Awards; Good Morning America; The View; Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Music: Marisha Wallace has taken on the mainstream music world, performing with such revered international artists as Seal, James Blunt and Gregory Porter. Marisha delivered a set at Love Supreme Festival, was the special guest to Todrick Hall on his sold out shows in the UK and Amsterdam and will also be a special guest to Katherine Jenkins at her Christmas show at the Royal Albert Hall. Marisha’s new single ‘Fight Like A Woman’ was released on Friday 18th October.

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Rita Simons

Rita Simons

Velma Von Tussle

Rita Simons

Velma Von Tussle

Rita is best known for playing Roxy Mitchell in BBC's Eastenders and is one of Britain’s best loved TV actresses. She won Most Popular Newcomer at the National Television Awards and other awards and nominations include Best Newcomer at the Digital Spy Soap Awards, Best Onscreen Partnership for her character partnership with Ronnie Mitchell played by Samantha Womack, Best Newcomer at the TV Now awards, a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2008 British Soap Awards and Best Newcomer at the 2008 Inside Soap Awards.

Rita has also appeared in Mile High, Dream Team and toured the UK and Ireland as Paulette Bonafonte in hit musical Legally Blonde.

In Spring 2012, Rita was the subject of a major documentary film Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me made by Leopard Films for primetime BBC1. Rita actively supports the charity RNID.

Rita’s most recent credits include Lisa Prescott in The Krays: Dead Man Walking, an untold chapter from the notorious legend of the Kray Twins, Caro Harcourt in the UK Tour of Peter James’ The House in Cold Hill and Miss Hedge in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at London’s Apollo Theatre.

In 2018, Rita was a campmate on ITV's I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here where she endured countless trials and became camp mum on the most watched TV programme of 2018!

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Georgia Anderson

Georgia Anderson

Amber Von Tussle

Georgia Anderson

Amber Von Tussle

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Credits Whilst Training: Mama Bear in Shrek; Grace Poole in Jane Eyre; Player in Pippin; Ensemble / Dance Captain in Sweet Charity

Georgia is thrilled to be making her West End & Professional Debut in Hairspray at the Coliseum

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Kimani Arthur

Kimani Arthur

Inez

Kimani Arthur

Inez

Training: Hurtwood House, Sylvia Young Theatre School and Urdang Academy (recipient of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship).

Theatre: The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre); Billy Elliot The Musical (Victoria Palace Theatre); Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard Of Oz (The London Palladium); The Second Violinist (Barbican Theatre).

Television and Film: School Girl in Dhaka; Robbie Williams One Night At The Palladium (BBC); Little Crackers.

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Dermot Canavan

Dermot Canavan

Male Authority Figure/Wilbur Cover

Dermot Canavan

Male Authority Figure/Wilbur Cover

Training: Drama Studio London.

Theatre: Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof (Playhouse Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory); Grandpa’s Great Escape (Arena Tour); Cord Elam in Oklahoma (Grange Park Opera); George in The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre); Doc in West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre); Major Courtney in The Ladykillers (The Watermill Theatre); Foster Wilson/Pawnee Bill /cover Charley in Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour); Keith in Dick Whittington and his Cat (Lyric, Hammersmith); Smee in Peter Pan (Richmond Theatre); John in Get Got (Janski Productions); Stephano in The Tempest; Tranio in The Taming Of The Shrew; Man 1 in The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre); Male Authority Figure/Wilbur and Edna in Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Poppineau in In The Club (Hampstead Theatre); Christmas Present/Fezziwig And Others in A Christmas Carol (Hidden Pearl Productions); Falstaff in The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Witch/Porter in Macbeth (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Chorus in The Incarcerator; Luce/Courtesan/Abbes in A Comedy of Errors (Oxford Shakespeare Company); Vanity/Squire in Mother Goose (Pneuma Arts); Boswell in Office Suite (Theatre Royal); Prospero in The Tempest (Ragz Theatre Company); Al in April In Paris (White Fox Productions); C.S.M Rivers/Arthur Boogis in The Accrington Pals (White Fox Productions).

Television: Gavin Dunn in Doctors; Colin Stephens in Cuffs; Clerk Of The Court in Dalziel and Pascoe (BBC Television);Catering Manager in Where The Heart Is (Meridian Broadcasting); Thomas Bradley in Silent Witness (BBC Television).

Commercial: Magician in Harvey’s Sofa Advert; Butcher in Tesco’s; Regular Character in Peugeot Channel Four Indent (Knucklehead); Dad in Morrison's Commercial (DKLW); Kevin in ABC 1 (Walt Disney); Dad in BT (A. V. Browne Advertising); Premiership Football (Sky Television).

Film: Janitor in Like Crazy (Ascension Productions).

Workshop: Eric and Ensemble in Rehab (Union Theatre) Bock and Others in Mephisto (MJE Productions).

You can follow Dermot on Twitter and Instagram. @derrybear.

Dermot is a Playwright. A new production of his play Third Finger, Left Hand has just opened in Prague. He also has a Blog called The Bear and the Woods.

Dermot is delighted to be playing the role of Wilbur at the following performances: 23 April 7.30pm, 30 April 7.30pm, 7 May 7.30pm, 14 May 7.30pm, 21 May 7.30pm, 28 May 7.30pm.

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Lori Haley Fox

Lori Haley Fox

Female Authority Figure

Lori Haley Fox

Female Authority Figure

Lori has performed on Broadway, the West End and throughout Europe.

American Theatre: Rosie in Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden, Broadway); Sondheim: A Celebration (Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York); Bombs Away (Kirk Theatre, New York); Tanya in Mamma Mia! (US National Tour); Guest Artist in Broadway Under The Stars (Transcendence Theatre Company Sonoma, California).

UK Theatre: Mrs Kopecki & Miss Watson in Big The Musical (Dominion Theatre,West End Plymouth & Dublin); Marjorie Houseman in Dirty Dancing (UK Tour); Standby for Lita & Myrna in Ruthless The Musical (Arts Theatre, London); Deb in Elf The Musical (Lowry, Salford); Jill in Jackie the Musical (UK Tour); Sylvia in Hot Flush (UK Tour); Mrs Snoring Man/Seamstress in White Christmas (Dominion Theatre, West End & Edinburgh Festival Theatre); Mrs Lottie Hardy in Sons of the Desert (Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool); Margaret in 9 to 5 (UK Tour); Velma in Hairspray, Mother Superior in Sister Act, Svetlana in Chess (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); Alternate Anna in The King & I (UK Tour); Original London cast of Mamma Mia! and alternate Donna (Prince Edward Theatre, West End); Lady In The Dark (National Theatre); Overtures (Victoria & Albert Museum, London); One Touch Of Venus (Opera House Studio, London); Into The Woods (The Landor Theatre, London); Bright Lights, Big City (Hoxton Hall, London); Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall); Definitely Doris (Kings Head).

German Theatre: Christine in The Phantom Of The Opera (Neue Flora Theatre); Jelly / Griddlebone in Cats (Opperentenhaus).

Recording: Original London Cast Recordings of Mamma Mia!, Big, and Lady in the Dark, which was the recipient of The Evening Standard Award. As well as A Broadway Series at the Abbey Road Studios in London. She has also recorded Coronation Street: The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line and Follies (BBC Radio 2)

Television and Film: Sound of Music Live (ITV), Mamma Mia! The Movie (Directed by Phyllida Lloyd) and The Day of The Grackle, winner of five Short Film Festival Awards.

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Mari McGinlay

Mari McGinlay

Penny Pingleton

Mari McGinlay

Penny Pingleton

Training: Dance School of Scotland, Guildford School of Acting (BA Hons), Musical Theatre award and Ian Fleming Scholarship

Theatre: Oklahoma (Royal Albert Hall); Kathy in Singin' in the Rain (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Tainted (Performed Reading at The Vaults); Cinderella in Cinderella (Antony Law); Barbra in Night of the Living Dead (Pleasance Theatre); Cinderella in Cinderella (Mercury Theatre)

Other: In 2014 Mari won the Young Scottish Musical Theatre Performer of the Year.

Mari is over the moon to be making her West End debut.

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Ashley Samuels

Ashley Samuels

Seaweed J Stubbs

Ashley Samuels

Seaweed J Stubbs

Training: Guildford School of Acting (BA Hons Musical Theatre)

Theatre: Ronald Clifford in Cruel Intensions (Bill Kenwright Ltd); Ben in Night Of The Living Dead - Live (Pleasance Theatre); Roy, Mark, Pete, Bobby Jeremy in original London cast of Fun Home (Young Vic Theatre); Stevie Wonder/1st cover Berry Gordy in Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); Doctor in The Book of Mormon (Prince Of Wales Theatre); Black Dude in the original London cast of The Toxic Avenger (Southwark Playhouse); Man 2 in The World Goes Round (Stephen Joseph Theatre); The Olivier Awards (Royal Opera House)

Television: ‘Sing On!’ (Netflix); ‘This Morning’ (ITV); 'Sing it Kitty' commercial

Workshop: The Osmonds, Zombies & Marcus in Pattie Shop Diaries (The Other Palace); Back to the Future: The Musical (American Church); Adam in Cult (Southwark Playhouse)

Rehearsed Readings: Michael in Throne; Mark in The Beach House (Stephen Joseph Theatre)

Other work includes: Season Launch 2018 (Nottingham Playhouse); Louise Dearman: This Is Me (Concert); Motown West End Live 2017; Concert soloist (The Other Palace & The Electric Theatre)

Twitter: @Ashnsamuels

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Michael Vinsen

Michael Vinsen

Corny Collins

Michael Vinsen

Corny Collins

Training: Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre: Follies - Original NT cast (National Theatre); Kinky Boots Original London cast (Adelphi); The Book Of Mormon (Prince of Wales); Hairspray Original London cast (Shaftesbury); Grease (Piccadilly); Legally Blonde (No.1 UK tour); Bare (Union and Greenwich); Title Of Show (Above the Stag); Just Another Love Story (Above the Arts); We Will Rock You (Theatre 11, Zurich); Friendsical (Associate Choreographer).

Film and Television: Artemis Fowl (Walt Disney Pictures); Follies (NT Live); Abigail's Party (ITV); Hairspray the School Musical (Sky 1); Royal Variety Performance; This Morning; The Paul O'Grady Show (ITV); Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV).

Cast Recordings: Follies (National Theatre cast recording), Kinky Boots (Original West End cast recording).

Twitter: @MichaelVinsen

Michael is thrilled to be returning to Baltimore and the Hairspray family.

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Imogen Bailey

Imogen Bailey

Shelly/Ensemble

Imogen Bailey

Shelly/Ensemble

Training: The Urdang Academy

Theatre: Kate in Oklahoma (Chichester Festival Theatre); Ensemble in Aladdin (Kings Theatre, Southsea).

Credits whilst training: Alice/Dance Captain/ Cover Rose in The Secret Garden; Mimi Shwinne/Dance Captain in A New Brain; Lead Vocalist in Chandelier (MOVE IT 2018).

Other: appeared in Will Young’s Brave Man music video

Instagram: @Immie_B 

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Pearce Barron

Pearce Barron

IQ/Ensemble

Pearce Barron

IQ/Ensemble

Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School and ArtsEd

Theatre whilst training: Race in Disney’s Newsies; Ensemble/Dance Captain in Curtains

Theatres: Aladdin in Aladdin (New Victoria Theatre, Woking); Zombies (The Other Palace, London); Miguel in The Postman and the Poet (The Other Palace); Up Next Gala (National Theatre); Olivier Awards (The Royal Albert Hall); Let’s Face the Music (The Royal Albert Hall).

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Jordan Benjamin

Jordan Benjamin

Duane/Ensemble

Jordan Benjamin

Duane/Ensemble

Training: Young and Talented School of Stage and Screen

Television and Film: Rockets Island (BBC); Main In The Mirror (Channel 5)

Other Credits: He is currently developing his own film company, Triple I Films, while also working for Young and Talented as an assistant acting tutor. He is the proud 2014 winner of the BYA (Black Young Achievers) award for performing arts.

This is his West End debut.

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Nicholas Collier

Nicholas Collier

Sketch/Ensemble

Nicholas Collier

Sketch/Ensemble

Training: Bird College

Theatre: Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Capitol Theatre Horsham); Isaachar/understudy Joseph in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Kilworth House); Ensemble/understudy Joseph Smith in The Book Of Mormon (Prince Of Wales); Rob in An Evening Of Dirty Dancing (UK Tour); swing in Wicked (Apollo Victoria); swing/understudy Tim, PC Boot and Nigel in Salad Days (Riverside Studios); understudy Prince Charming in Cinderella (Theatre Royal Windsor); ensemble/understudy Mr Sheinkopf/Mr Myers in Fame The Musical (UK/Ireland tour and Monaco); Fred in Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Union Theatre); Irving Berlin's White Christmas (UK tour); Cats the Musical (Cyprus); Peter Pan (Theatre Royal Windsor).

Television: Lifeguard in There She Goes (BBC Four); Dancer for The X Factor, Olly Murs, Miley Cyrus, The Kevin Bishop Show.

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Joel Cooper

Joel Cooper

Brad/Ensemble

Joel Cooper

Brad/Ensemble

Theatre: Cats (Cyprus); On The Town (Japan); 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Wicked (UK and International Tour)

Television and Film: 42nd Street, The People’s Strictly (BBC1); The Generation Game with Mel & Sue (BBC); The Royal Variety Performance (ITV); The Olivier Awards (ITV)

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Luke George

Luke George

Fender/Ensemble

Luke George

Fender/Ensemble

Training: Laine Theatre Arts.

Theatre: Ensemble in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); Ensemble in the West End Revival Cast of 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); u/s Doody in Grease (Curve, Leicester); Hartley/Bellboy in Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre); Rolf Gruber in The Sound of Music (National Tour); u/s Dick in Dick Whittington (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford).

Television and Film: 42nd Street (Julian Marsh Pictures); The Royal Variety Performance (ITV); A More Sensible Choice (Anglia Studios).

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Christopher Gopaul

Christopher Gopaul

Gilbert/Ensemble

Christopher Gopaul

Gilbert/Ensemble

Training: Performers’ College

Theatre: Motown the Musical (UK Tour); Beauty and The Beast (Oakengates Theatre); Peter Pan and Cinderella (Octagon Theatre, Yeovil)

Dancer: FA Cup Final (FA Cup)

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Lily Laight

Lily Laight

Lou-Ann/Ensemble

Lily Laight

Lou-Ann/Ensemble

Theatre: Amanda Thripp in Matilda the Musical (Cambridge Theatre); West End Now, Music of the Night, West End Encore, Legends of The West End, I Love Music (Babbacombe Theatre).

Television and Films: Therese Raquin In Secret; Marie Curie Frequencies; Katie Dunn Love Rosie; Becky Wead Doc Martin and Anne The Comic Strip Five Go To Rehab.

Hairspray was the first musical Lily ever saw and she is thrilled to be part of this special production

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Hannah Grace Lawson

Hannah Grace Lawson

Tammy/Ensemble

Hannah Grace Lawson

Tammy/Ensemble

Most recently, Hannah was First Cover Cosette in London's Les Miserables and has just appeared in The Pirate Queen here at the London Coliseum with Rachel Tucker.

Training: Arts Educational Schools, London, 2018 graduate and National Youth Music Theatre.

Credits while training include: Dale Tremont in Top Hat and ensemble in Bullets Over Broadway and Phoebe D’Ysquith in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.

Theatre: Ensemble in Ferris & Milnes’ A Christmas Cracker (Ambassadors Theatre); Titty Anderson in BRASS for NYMT (City Varieties, Leeds); and Audrey in Out There (Lyric, Hammersmith); Cinderella in Qudos Pantomime Cinderella at The Nottingham Theatre Royal.

Concerts: Vocalist in Stagey Sunday for Natalie Weiss (Leicester Square Theatre); Disney’s Broadway Hits (Royal Albert Hall).

Workshops: Rose in Stepping Out for Maria Friedman

Television: Olivier Awards 2017 and Comic Relief 2017 opening (BBC).

Recordings: Titty Anderson in BRASS (original cast recording)

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Madeleine Lawton

Madeleine Lawton

Brenda/Ensemble

Madeleine Lawton

Brenda/Ensemble

Training: Adele Taylor School Of Dance & The Urdang Academy

Theatre: Ensemble in Beauty & The Beast (Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone)

Other Credits: Featured Model / Dancer in Nike & Office Shoes' (AF-1 Shadow Campaign); Dancer in In Time (Music Video); Model in R.Michel’le (The Label Collection Campaign)

Whilst Training: Dance Captain in Chicago; Ensemble in The Wedding Singer; Mad Trust Concert (Savoy Theatre); 80’s Flashback; Hip Chip Chin Chin; Link Live

Madeleine is delighted to be making her West End Debut in Hairspray.

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Holly Liburd

Holly Liburd

Dynamite/Ensemble

Holly Liburd

Dynamite/Ensemble

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Training: The Urdang Academy

Theatre: Ensemble/Cover Rachel and Nicki Marron The Bodyguard (UK Tour).

Credits whilst training: Deloris in Sister Act; Holly in The Wedding Singer; Angelica in Hamilton; Frenchy in Sweet Charity

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Mireia Mambo

Mireia Mambo

Dynamite/Ensemble

Mireia Mambo

Dynamite/Ensemble

Training: Performers College.

Theatre: Rosalia/cover Maria in West Side Story (Curve Theatre, Leicester); Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury); Scaramouche (Teatre Victòria, Barcelona); Dolores in Sister Act (Spanish Tour); The Lion King (Lope de Vega Theater, Madrid); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Ragtime, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)

Television and Film: Servir y Proteger (RTVE); Aladdin

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Kody Mortimer

Kody Mortimer

Thad/Ensemble

Kody Mortimer

Thad/Ensemble

Training: The Royal Academy of Music and the University of Chichester. 

Theatre: Yonkers/Ensemble in Gypsy (Royal Exchange Theatre).

Credits whilst training: Eddie in The Wild Party (the Royal Academy of Music); Gabey in On The Town and Snickers in The Life (the University of Chichester).

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Robyn Rose

Robyn Rose

Dynamite/Ensemble

Robyn Rose

Dynamite/Ensemble

Training: Urdang Academy.

Credits while training: Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Victoria Bush).

Theatre: Swing/1st Cover Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon (West End); Ensemble / Choir in The Color Purple Concert (British Theatre Academy – James Taylor/Danielle Tarento).

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Kibong Tanji

Kibong Tanji

Lorraine/Ensemble

Kibong Tanji

Lorraine/Ensemble

Training: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and The BRIT School.

Kibong made her professional debut in 2018 as the female cover to Arinzé Kene in Misty at Trafalgar Studios.

Theatre credits include: Misty by Arinzé Kene (Trafalgar Studios); Tina The Musical (Aldwych Theatre)

Television credits include: Frank in Munch for Big Talk Productions

Radio credits include: BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show (Zoe Ball)

Other work includes: Kibong was previously known as a professional swimmer travelling to countries such as Singapore and Istanbul to compete internationally representing her country Cameroon.

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Christopher Howell

Christopher Howell

Walking Cover Edna/ Male Authority Figure/Wilbur

Christopher Howell

Walking Cover Edna/ Male Authority Figure/Wilbur

Theatre: Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Palladium); 42nd Street (Drury Lane) WhatsOnStage Award Nom; Cinderella (Palladium); Made In Dagenham (Adelphi); Stephen Ward (Aldwych); Wicked (Apollo Victoria); Betty Blue Eyes (Novello) Broadway World Award Nom; Hairspray (Shaftsbury); Too Close to the Sun (Comedy); Anything Goes (Drury Lane); My Fair Lady (Drury Lane); The Witches of Eastwick (Prince of Wales); Fame (Victoria Palace); Elvis (Piccadilly); Buddy (Strand); Peter Pan - The British Musical (Cambridge) and What a Performance (Queen's); Closer To Heaven (Above the Stag); Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); Out There (Tristan Bates); Sweeney Todd and HMS Pinafore (Union Theatre); The Project (L.I.F.T.) and Aladdin (Pleasance, London); Hairspray (Pimlico Opera); Guys and Dolls (Paris); A Christmas Carol (Blackpool); Love Me Tender (Tour); Wolf (Sydmonton); Buddy (Channel Islands); 42nd Street (Chichester); Guys and Dolls (Cambridge); Jolson & Co. (Tour); The Mikado (Tour); South Pacific (Tour); Cats (Tour); Chicago (Tour); The Wizard of Oz (Tunbridge Wells); The Phantom of the Opera (Tour); Jesus Christ Superstar (Tour) and Aspects of Love (Basingstoke).

Film and Television: 42nd Street (Julian Marsh Productions); Made In The 80’s (Cinelaybrinth Budapest); Kiss Me Kate (BBC); Les Miserables (Working Title); The Phantom of the Opera 25th (Universal); The Spadesman; Buddy; Driving Safely; The Royal Variety Performance; Surprise Surprise; Children in Need and the voice of aged puppet for Travelodge.

Cast recordings: Peter Pan, Buddy, Too Close to the Sun, Bush Tales, Betty Blue Eyes, The Phantom of the Opera 25th, Stephen Ward, The West End goes MAD for Christmas, Made in Dagenham and 42nd Street.

Twitter - @Howellytweets

Instagram - chrishowellemail21

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Natalie Woods

Natalie Woods

Walking Cover Tracy Turnblad

Natalie Woods

Walking Cover Tracy Turnblad

Training: CPA studios

Theatre: Horse in Wind in the Willows (London Palladium); Agnes in Gypsy (Savoy Theatre); Jan in GREASE (UK Tour); Hunk/Scarecrow in wizard of oz (Storyhouse, Chester); Miss Dilber in Scrooge The Musical (The Curve); Jan in Grease (The Curve/Middle East Tour); Ruth in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House); Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde (The Curve/South Korea); Agnes in Gypsy (Chichester Festival Theatre); Ensemble in Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre); Luce in Boys From Syracuse (Union Theatre – London); Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (Royal Caribbean).

Television and Film: Agnes in Gypsy - Live recording from The Savoy Theatre, London (BBC); Horse in Wind in the Willows - Live recording from The Palladium (UK Cinema & Broadway HD); Good Morning America - ABC, when she played Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray.

Original Cast Recordings: Wind in The Willows; Gypsy.

Workshops: Marcia Tubbert in Becoming Nancy (Stiles & Drewe).

I am beyond excited to be coming back to Hairspray, this time in the West End.

Twitter: @NatalieWoodsUK

Instagram: @NatalieWoodsUK

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Winny Herbert

Winny Herbert

Swing

Winny Herbert

Swing

Training: The Urdang Academy

Credits whilst in Training: Dancer in Link Live (Paul Hack); Angel in Rent (Hannah Chissick).

Theatre: Duane/ 1st Cover Seaweed in Hairspray The Musical (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines); Singer/Dancer in Seven, The Velvet Rope, Slumber, Disconnected (P & O Australia); Bobby/Ensemble in The Colour Purple (BTA); Dancer in Hard Knocks (Apple); Dancer in STRIKE (Strike Boys 2017); Ensemble/Cover The Dame in Dick Whittington (Imagine Theatre); Dancer in STRIKE (Strike Boys 2016); Dancer in STRIKE (Strike Boys 2015).

Winny is excited to be performing in Hairspray and hopes everyone enjoys the show.

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Will Luckett

Will Luckett

Swing

Will Luckett

Swing

Training: Laine Theatre Arts

Theatres: Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour); Ruhrgold/Cover Dustin in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Swing / Cover Dustin in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Ensemble in Disaster! (Charing Cross Theatre); Ensemble in We Will Rock You (Royal Caribbean); Understudy Dick Whittington / Ensemble in Dick Whittington (QDOS)

Hairspray marks Will’s West End debut and is excited to be a part of the show!

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Tinovimbanashe Sibanda

Tinovimbanashe Sibanda

Swing/Dance Captain

Tinovimbanashe Sibanda

Swing/Dance Captain

Theatre: Dance Captain / Swing in The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe; Dance Captain / Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican Centre); Ensemble in Strictly Ballroom: The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre); Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) Ensemble in Cinderella (Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury); Ensemble in Peter Pan (Marlow Theatre, Canterbury)

Workshop: Back to the Future: The Musical

Tino is delighted to be joining the cast of 'Hairspray'.

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Amy West

Amy West

Swing

Amy West

Swing

Training: The Urdang Academy

Theatre: Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain in Annie (UK Tour); Ensemble/Cover Super Hot Lady in Eugenius! (The Other Palace); Dance Captain/Cover Lily St.Regis in Annie (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto); Swing/Cover Lily St.Regis in Annie (Piccadilly Theatre); Ensemble/Cover Lisa in Mamma Mia! (The Novello Theatre); Swing in Jersey Boys (Uk Tour); Ensemble in Top Hat (UK Tour) Ensemble/Cover Mrs Santiago in Ghost (UK Tour)

Other: Associate Choreographer in Annie Get your Gun (Union Theatre)

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Stage Management

Jonathan Stott

Company Manager

Chris Hesketh

Stage Manager

Kirsty Nixon

Deputy Stage Manager

Mark McGowan

Assistant Stage Manager

Chelsea Shorrock

Assistant Stage Manager/ Book Cover

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