Backed by a full live band and choir, The West End Men will be joined by Kerry Ellis at selected performances during the run. It is directed by Mitch Sebastian, and produced by Milton Morrissey Ltd, Jason Haigh Ellery and in association with Paul Tyrer & Jamie Clark for The Booking Office.
Further casting will be announced shortly.
Mead won the BBC reality TV series "Any Dream Will Do" that led to his playing the role of Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the West End's Adelphi Theatre in 2007 and 2008. He also released the show's songs "Any Dream Will Do" and "Close Every Door" as singles. In 2008 he performed "All I Ask Of You" from The Phantom of the Opera in Hyde Park to celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 60th birthday celebrations. Other stage roles include starring in a tour of Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, and playing Fiyero in the West End's Wicked and a season in Legally Blonde. He has also toured with his own show, An Evening with Lee Mead.
Ellis has starred in the West End in We Will Rock You (originating the role of Meat), Wicked (where she was the first British Elphaba, subsequently reprising the role on Broadway), Oliver!, My Fair Lady and Les Miserables. Her recordings include "Wicked in Rock" and "Anthems" (both in collaboration with Queen guitarist Brian May), performing a concert tour of the latter that included a night at the Royal Albert Hall. Also at the Albert Hall, she has played Svetlana in a concert production of Chess with Idina Menzel and Josh Groban. She was recently in the arena tour of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds.
Sebastian's directorial credits include various incarnations of the West End's Rat Pack tribute shows and Pippin at the Menier Chocolate Factory. To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 412 4663 or visit www.nimaxtheatres.com.