Lee Mead On Stage - Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets
Born in Southend-on-Sea in 1981, Lee Mead trained at a local performing arts school. Mead’s stage career started in cabaret, where he performed on a cruise ship. He then went into musical theatre, playing in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, where he played the roles of Pharaoh and Levi. He made his West End debut in The Phantom of the Opera ensemble.
Mead rose to fame after being selected from 10,000 auditionees as one of twelve contestants for BBC series Any Dream Will Do, with hope to win a contract playing Joseph in the West End. After winning the series, a single was released featuring him singing "Any Dream Will Do", which reached number two in the UK singles chart. He played Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which he performed 600 times in 2007 to the West End audience.
After Joseph success, Mead moved to New York to study at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Returning to the UK, he took on a major role in Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime alongside performers such as Gary Wilmot, Kate O’Mara and David Ross. Mead then performed in Wicked as Fiyero, with actress Rachel Tucker playing the role of Elphaba and Louise Dearman as Galinda. Following Wicked, Mead played the role of Emmett in Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre.
Outside of theatre, he has appeared in BBC One’s Casualty. Mead also has become known as a solo singer, releasing charity singles for Help for Heroes and Children In Need. Whilst releasing his fourth solo album “Some Enchanting Evening” Mead returned to the stage as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chity Bang Bang as Caractacus Potts at New Wimbledon Theatre.