Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Lee Mead Interview ~ Musicals Wicked And Joseph……
Lee Mead shot to fame on BBC1’s ‘Any Dream Will Do’ where he auditioned, and ended up being, Joseph in Lord Lloyd Webber’s most popular musical ‘Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’.
Lee got the role and got the girl – judge Denise Van Outen’. They ended up getting married and have a gorgeous baby together. Sadly in 2013 it was announced the couple had split.
As well as subsequent West End roles in Wicked, Legally Blonde: The Musical and The West End Men, Mead has pursued a music career, releasing three solo albums and undertaking concert tours in the UK and Japan.
In 2014, he joined the cast of BBC drama, Casualty and is continuing to tour the UK with his band between filming commitments.
Enjoy another interview with Alex Belfield and Lee Mead in 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.
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,
Here’s Alex & Lee…
Mead then took over the role of Emmett in Legally Blonde in the West End from 20 June to 8 October 2011. 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.
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.
On 1 March 2014, he made his first appearance on TV screens as Nurse Lofty, a new series regular, in the BBC drama series, Casualty. Alongside Casualty, Mead is continuing to tour the UK with his band.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio and the BBC in 2009.