Lee Mead
British actor
Lee Mead
Lee Stephen Mead is an English musical theatre actor, best known for winning the title role in the 2007 West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat through the BBC reality TV casting show Any Dream Will Do. As well as subsequent roles in Wicked and Legally Blonde: The Musical, Mead is pursuing a music career with his third album, 'Love Songs', released in February 2012.
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The Rolling Stones - I Like Music
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Every single moment of our life is dedicated to music. Without that I don't think I know what I would be doing with my life. It is a universal language for sure. Davey, The Crimea: I Like Music because…Otherwise I'd be a crackhhead. Lee Mead: I Like
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Ashfield and Freeman join Legally Blonde - London Theatre Guide
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Ashfield, who replaces Lee Mead as Emmett, the law student who helps Stenson's Elle Woods make her way at college, is no stranger to the West End stage, having originated the role of Bob Gaudio in the London production of Jersey Boys
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Engaged: Brittany Nichole Sims and Kyle Lee Mead - Pratt Tribune
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By Anonymous Douglas and Judy Sims, Pratt, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Nichole, to Kyle Lee Mead, Pratt. The bride-elect graduated from Pratt High School in 2005 and is in the nursing program at Pratt Community College
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Watch West End Legally Blonde Star, Carley Stenson, Perform "So Much Better ... - Playbill.com (blog)
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The cast also features Lee Mead as Emmett Forrest, Natalie Casey as Paulette, Peter Davison as Professor Callahan, Simon Thomas as Warner Huntington III, Tamara Wall as Brooke Wyndham/Shandi, Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne Kensington, Ellie Kirk as Margot,
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STAGE TUBE: West End's LEGALLY BLONDE Performs on QVC! - Broadway World
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She is joined by Lee Mead who plays Emmett Forrest and Natalie Casey as ditzy beautician Paulette Buonufonté. Peter Davison continues in the role of Professor Callahan as well as Nicola Brazil as Serena and Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne
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'Any Dream Will Do' runner-up lands Joseph role - Insideireland.ie
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Keith Jack, who finished just behind winner Lee Mead in the popular BBC series, was watched by millions of viewers every Saturday night as he took part in the talent show. Since Any Dream Will Do, Keith has made numerous stage and television
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Denise Van Outen, Lee Mead and child - family facts - MadeForMums
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Denise Van Outen and Lee Mead met whilst filming Andrew Lloyd Webber's reality show Any Dream Will Do and began dating in November 2007. In January 2009, the couple announced their engagement, and wed in April in a private ceremony in
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All at sea: Gareth Gates set to perform on a P&O cruise ship - Daily Mail
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Gareth, who starred in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat after Lee Mead, is swapping the boards for the deck on the P&O Oceana cruise ship. He will be performing on a two-night sailing to Bruges early next month
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DENISE VAN OUTEN QUIT HIT MUSICAL LEGALLY BLONDE FOR HUSBAND LEE MEAD - Daily Star
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By Sunday Star reporter LEGALLY Blonde star Lee Mead has revealed his wife Denise Van Outen quit her role in the hit musical when he joined the cast for the sake of their marriage. Sexy TV presenter/actress Denise Van Outen, 37, recently blasted claims
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New Booking Period Set For LEGALLY BLONDE - Broadway World
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She is joined by Lee Mead who plays Emmett Forrest and Natalie Casey as ditzy beautician Paulette Buonufonté. Peter Davison continues in the role of Professor Callahan as well as Nicola Brazil as Serena and Siobhan Dillon as Vivienne
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Denise Van Outen in movie debut - Belfast Telegraph
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Denise - who has a 14-month-old daughter Betsy with husband Lee Mead - told The Sun: "I'm really excited to be working with Danny Dyer and Sarah Harding. But I very much doubt there will be any late-night partying as our call time on set is 7am
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COMPETITION: Win tickets to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Maidenhead Advertiser
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He was runner-up in the hit BBC series Any Dream Will Do just narrowly missed out on the top spot to winner Lee Mead. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this show is brimming with non-stop action,
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DStv highlights- July 22, 2011 - Independent Online
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... lives to conquer and destroy corporations and loves, above all else, other people's money. Directed by Norman Jewison. In the dramatic grand final, the Nancys sing their hearts out to secure the coveted West End role. The star of Joseph, Lee Mead,
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Denise Van Outen: We argue but I'm happy - Mirror.co.uk
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Tv presenter Denise, 37, admits she does argue with West End star Lee Mead, 29, but it doesn't signal the end of their two-year marriage. The mum-of-one said: "Show me a couple who doesn't bicker." Denise - who is a judge on ITV's new talent show Born
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Delighted Jack is still living the Dream - Inverness Courier
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Jack, then aged just 19, was pipped in the final by the more experienced Lee Mead in Andrew Lloyd Webber's search for a new lead for his West End revival of "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", but his success in the show meant he did not
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Colourful show is a hit - but Elvis in Egypt?! - Burton Mail
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Taking the lead role was Keith Joseph, who shot to fame after coming a close second to Lee Mead in Any Dream Will Do, and he has really made the role his own. The performer was enjoyable to watch and had a real stage presence, bringing the character to
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Dreams burst into glorious colour - Aberdeen Press and Journal
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Chosen from thousands of hopefuls, Keith, from Dalkeith, near Edinburgh, charmed and entertained audiences each week, only to be pipped at the post by winner Lee Mead. But it wasn't all bad news, as he was offered, and accepted, the role of narrator in
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Denise Van Outen admits Lee Mead split rumours are her own fault - Unreality TV
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Denise Van Outen has admitted that she is at least partly to blame for the recent round of rumours surrounding her and Lee Mead's marriage. The actress and singer has been plagued by questions about her relationship with the stage star in recent months
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lee Mead
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 34
    He returned to the stage in May 2016 as Caractacus Potts in the UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
    More Details Hide Details After studying at performing arts college, Mead gained his first professional stage experience in cabaret as a cruise ship singer on the Portsmouth to Bilbao ferry and then in a summer season at Bridlington Spa Theatre.
  • 2015
    Age 33
    Mead's new Some Enchanted Evening tour kicked off in July 2015, followed by the launch of his new album of the same name in February 2016, which is marked by a series of intimate London gigs with further UK-wide tour dates announced for March and October 2016.
    More Details Hide Details 2011 dates: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (6 February); Hawth Theatre, Crawley (19 February); The Sage, Gateshead (22 February); Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham (23 February); De Montfort Hall, Leicester (25 February); Venue Cymru, Llandudno (27 February); ending in Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (12 March). Mead completed his first international concert tour of Japan in December 2011. Mead was born in Southend-on-Sea to Joan (née Horning) and Stephen Mead. He has one brother, Casey Michael Mead, who is four years younger.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    He completed further UK solo tours in the autumn of 2013 and in 2014 then in 2015, announced a new collaboration with Stephen Rahman-Hughes to form duo, Steve and Lee, their show Both Sides Now debuted in October of that year.
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    Mead also starred in a month-long run of the West End Men from May to June 2013 at the Vaudeville Theatre in London.
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  • 2012
    Age 30
    In December 2012, he starred in his first pantomime as the title character "Jack" in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton alongside Julian Clary and Nigel Havers.
    More Details Hide Details Mead returned to the West End in May 2013, starring in The West End Men in concert at the Vaudeville Theatre alongside Matt Willis, Glenn Carter, Stephen Rahman-Hughes and David Thaxton. In December 2013, he starred in his second pantomime as "Robin" in Robin Hood at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.
    A further short tour with the West End Men followed in November 2012 with Ramin Karimloo replacing Matt Rawle in the line-up.
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    In the summer of 2012, Mead joined forces with Stephen Rahman-Hughes and Matt Rawle to tour as the West End Men, supported by special guest, Kerry Ellis.
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    A second tour, The Love Tour, followed in February 2012 to coincide with the release of his third album, Love Songs.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    He made his television acting debut in August 2011, guest starring in an episode of Casualty on BBC One as newly employed teaching assistant Harry Timms He also appeared in the second series of the science fiction drama, Bedlam, in the episode entitled "Jude" playing Scott, the brother of the title character, on Sky Living in June 2012.
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    Mead then took over the role of Emmett in Legally Blonde in the West End from 20 June to 8 October 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 28
    The play, which was adapted by Trevor Baxter in the style of a tongue-in-cheek Victorian melodrama from a short story by Oscar Wilde, opened at the Theatre Royal Windsor on 12 January 2010 and finished at the Theatre Royal Bath on 24 April 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Mead led the cast playing the title role alongside established performers including Gary Wilmot, Kate O'Mara, David Ross and Derren Nesbitt. Mead went on to appear in the role of Fiyero in the London production of Wicked, from 10 May 2010 to 5 February 2011 opposite Rachel Tucker as Elphaba, the Wicked Witch Of the West and Louise Dearman as Galinda, the Good Witch. Mead was nominated for the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role for this role.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    In November 2007, Mead began dating Any Dream Will Do judge, Denise van Outen,. The couple announced their engagement on 29 January 2009 and married in the Seychelles in April 2009. Their daughter was born on 1 May 2010, with one official photo released to publications in exchange for donations to The Louis Dundas Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In July 2013 the couple released a joint statement stating that they had split but remained good friends.
    More Details Hide Details Mead is patron of The Mushroom Theatre Company's charity Equal People which is based in Rayleigh, Essex and aims to bring able-bodied and disabled people together to socialise and perform. He also was ambassador of Vodafone's 2008 Cut It Out Campaign in 2008 which aimed to reduce bullying. The campaign worked alongside the West End stage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Children were invited to design their own 'dreamcoat' and the winning entries were then worn on stage by Mead during Anti-Bullying week. Mead has also supported a number of other charities, including the PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund; Help for Heroes; Children in Need; Great Ormond Street Hospital and baby charity, Tommy's.
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat opened in the West End on 17 July 2007 to generally good reviews: "Lee Mead… turns out to be both talented and enthusiastic… what distinguishes him is an attractive singing voice and, coming from beneath hair that owes more to Uncle Esau than father Jacob, lots of affable charisma… last night’s audience seemed enchanted" wrote Benedict Nightingale in The Times.
    More Details Hide Details "Lee… was a West End star just waiting for a chance to shine… the sight of him in a loincloth almost called for the appearance of the St John Ambulance" wrote Alun Palmer in the Daily Mirror. "Mead is in excellent form vocally" wrote The Stage's Lisa Martland. His performance of Close Every Door, "encapsulating both tenderness and defiance", was a highlight for her. After 600 performances in the role, Mead played Joseph for the last time on 10 January 2009. Following his successful run as Joseph in the West End, Mead took a short course at the famous Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York before taking on his first major play in a UK tour of Lord Arthur Savile's Crime.
  • 2004
    Age 22
    He moved into musical theatre in 2004, playing both Levi and the Pharaoh in the UK touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
    More Details Hide Details Following Joseph, Mead performed in the UK tours of Tommy (ensemble and first cover Tommy) and Miss Saigon (ensemble and first cover Chris) before joining the West End production of Phantom of the Opera as an ensemble player and understudy for the role of Raoul. While performing in The Phantom of the Opera, Mead auditioned for the BBC series Any Dream Will Do, hoping to win a six-month contract playing Joseph in the 2007 West End revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. From 10,000 initial auditionees, Mead was selected as one of the final 12 potential 'Josephs' who performed live on TV every Saturday night to win the public's vote. Immediately after he won the final, a single featuring Mead, with fellow Any Dream Will Do finalists Lewis Bradley and Keith Jack, was released in aid of the BBC's annual Children In Need charity appeal. The single, featuring Any Dream Will Do (performed by Mead) and Close Every Door (performed by all three finalists) reached number 2 in the official UK singles chart.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Born on July 14, 1981.
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