He will begin performances June 16, and replaces Duncan James, whose final performance will be June 14. He joins the existing original cast led by Sheridan Smith as Elle Woods, Jill Halfpenny as Paulette, Peter Davison as Professor Callahan and Alex Gaumond as Emmett.
Fleeshman is best known on television for his roles in "Coronation Street" in which he played Craig Harris for four years and, more recently, Debbie Horsefield's "All the Small Things" for the BBC. As a musician Fleeshman was the youngest contestant to win ITV's "Stars in Their Eyes Celebrity Special". Later, in 2006, he won ITV's "Soapstar Superstar." In 2008 he accompanied Elton John on his Summer Stadium and Red Piano tours. His album "Neon" was released in 2007 followed by singles "Coming Down," "Hold Me Close," "Back Here" and "Can You Hear Me?"
The full cast from June 16 will comprise Sheridan Smith (Elle Woods), Richard Fleeshman (Warner Huntington III), Jill Halfpenny (Paulette), Peter Davison (Professor Callahan) and Alex Gaumond (Emmett), who are joined by Emma Bateman (Stenographer), Dan Burton (Padamadan, Nikos), Darren Carnall (Kiki), Chris Ellis-Stanton (Grandmaster Chad, Dewey, Kyle), Nadine Higgin (Judge, Saleswoman), Ibinabo Jack (Pilar), Caroline Keiff (Vivienne Kensington), Amy Lennox (Margot), Suzie McAdam (Enid), Andy Mace (Dad, Winthrop, Reporter), Susan McFadden (Serena), Matthew McKenna (Aaron), Sorelle Marsh (Courtney, Mom, Whitney), Aoife Mulholland (Brooke), Sean Mulligan (Pforzheimer), Roxanne Palmer (Kate, Chutney), Sergio Priftis (Carlos), Tamara Wall (District Attorney) and Ed White (Lowell), as well as Fabian Aloise, Francis Haugen, Jane McMurtrie, Sherrie Pennington and Lucy Miller as swings.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7687, or visit www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk for more details.