Ray Quinn to Play Danny Zuko in London's Grease

News   Ray Quinn to Play Danny Zuko in London's Grease
Ray Quinn — a former "X-Factor" finalist who is currently one of the three finalists competing for the top spot in another reality TV series, the celebrity ice dance contest "Dancing on Ice" — will swap his ice skates for his dancing shoes when he re-joins the West End cast of Grease, currently running at the Piccadilly Theatre.

Quinn will play the lead role of Danny Zuko May 11-Oct. 3, after he completes the live U.K. tour of "Dancing on Ice." He previously appeared in the show as Doody from June 16-Nov. 15, 2008.

In a press statement, the 20-year-old performer said, "I'm so thrilled to be playing Danny in the West End. Grease is such an all time favorite and to be in the role made so famous by John Travolta is amazing - I can't believe my luck, it's a dream come true!"

Producer David Ian added, "I am absolutely delighted to have a performer of Ray's stature in Grease. He has proven what an incredible talent he is on 'Dancing on Ice' and I know he will truly thrill audiences as Danny Zuko."

Quinn began his acting career in the hugely popular Channel 4 soap "Brookside." After his appearance on the ITV show "The X-Factor" in 2006, Quinn went on to release his debut and subsequently No. 1 platinum-selling album 'Doing It My Way.' He also completed his own sell-out tour of the U.K. in 2007.

To book tickets contact the box office at 0844 412 6666 or visit www.greasethemusical.co.uk.

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