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24 September 2014
Any Dream Will Do

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Introducing: Lee Mead

From: Southend-on-Sea
Age: 25
Occupation: Singer/Actor

Why should you be Joseph?
I feel I should be Joseph as this is something I truly want. I am passionate about this character and like many people, I have a part of my youth connected with the show. This was a touring production, and all I can remember is how involved I was with watching the show. I also believe I can give the public and the show the Joseph they know and love but with a new, fresh, individual stamp.

Career highlight so far?
My career highlight so far would have to be without doubt the moment when I had the phone call for my first job. Until this point I never knew if I was going to be good enough to work professionally, it was a great feeling. The job was as a singer/dancer on a cruise ferry, and it was my first break.

Dream role?
Other than Joseph, I would like to play Chris in 'Miss Saigon'. I think it's an all round great leading role for a man. A great story, strong challenging songs and beautiful music. To play the Phantom would also be amazing.

Cooking, playing football and various sports. I love going to the cinema and eating out with friends and family too.

Previous Experience
Lee attended the Whitehall Performing Arts College where he left, of his own accord, before graduating.

His first job was 5 years ago on a cruise ship where he sang and danced.

His first professional job was in the Joseph touring production (Pharaoh and Brother Levi) where he was doing 12 shows a week. He did get the chance to perform in the West End version to fill in for the Pharoah twice out of 700 shows.

Since then he has performed professionally in 'Phantom of the Opera' (understudy Raoul), 'Tommy' (understudy) and 'Miss Saigon' ((understudy for Chris).

He has toured with 'Abigail’s Party' and had a small part in the BBC drama Murder in Mind. He’s also danced in Geri Halliwell’s It’s Raining Men video.

Show Times

Don't forget to watch When Joseph Met Maria, Christmas Eve at 7pm, BBC One and Joseph: The Winner's Story, Saturday 29th December at 5pm, BBC One

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