Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Gavin Lee Interview ~ Birt Mary Poppins The Musical….
Gavin Lee is a remarkable English actor who starred as Bert on Broadway in the musical Mary Poppins for nearly 10 years.
He previously originated the role in the original West End production.
He was chosen for the Broadway role because of his critically acclaimed performance as Bert in the West End production.
He departed the Broadway production after nearly two years to launch the US National Tour, but returned to the Broadway production in August 2010 until its closing in March 2013.
Most recently Gavin Starred in Top Hat in the West End.
Belfeld met Gavin in 2006 and told him he would be going to Broadway as ‘Bert’ in Poppins…..a year later he did.
Alex met up with him on Broadway to get smug…..
Mary Poppins is a musical with music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe and a book by Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes.
The tour will be directed by Anthony Lyn, with choreography by Geoffrey Garratt and musical supervision by Stephen Brooker. Mary Poppins originally ran in the West End from 2004- 2008, directed by Richard Eyre with co-direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne.
The musical is based on a series of children’s books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film, Mary Poppins is the story of a mysterious nanny who magically appears at the Banks household in Cherry Tree Lane in Edwardian London to care for children Jane and Michael Banks.iU’s a household in disarray – until the nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives.
With Mary in the Banks’ lives and her no nonsense approach to making the right choices in life, nothing will be the same again.. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again takin them on a magical adventure whisking them away to meet dancing chimney sweeps, shopkeepers and an array of colorful characters. with spectacular sets and costumes, breathtaking dance numbers and songs including the Academy Award-winning “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “You’ll have a “Jolly Holiday”, “Step in Time” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
Recorded 2007 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC.