Any dream will do for Lee Mead

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Winner of TV’s Any Dream Will Do and star of West End smash Joseph, Lee Mead is bringing his live show to Nottingham.

Fresh from London’s latest box office hit Wicked, Lee performs hits from his West End triumphs and songs from his double-gold debut album.

Likened to a young Michael Ball, it is his first time outside of the West End as a solo artist.

While performing in The Phantom of the Opera, he auditioned for the BBC series Any Dream Will Do to play Joseph.

Selected as one of the top 20 finalists, he went on to win the televised final nine weeks later.

Booking for Joseph was so fast that in July 2007 - when the first three months were sold out - the producers extended the show’s run and his contract until June the following year.

On 12 June, 2007, he released Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door by download, the songs peaked at number two in the UK Singles Chart.

In 2008 he performed All I Ask Of You with Hayley Westenra in Hyde Park to celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webbers 60th birthday celebrations. A year on and Lee was again asked to support BBC’s Children In Need. He also released his acclaimed debut album Nothing Else Matters.

Following his successful run as Joseph in the West End, Lee took on a new challenge. From January last year he played the starring role in a touring revival of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, adapted by Trevor Baxter as a Victorian comic melodrama from the short story by Oscar Wilde.

He returned to the West End in May to take on the role of Fiyero in the musical Wicked while also pursuing a solo singing career. On his days off from the musical, Lee has been busy recording his second album and now takes his own show, An Evening with Lee Mead, on the road.

He will be performing at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday 23rd February.

Performance is at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £22.50, £24, £27.50 and can be purchased from the venue’s box office on (0115) 989 5555 or via the website on www.royalcentre-nottingham.co.uk.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question.

Q) What was the name of the TV show that launched Lee to stardom?

Mark your answer ‘Lee Mead competition’ and email your entry to competitions@worksop-guardian.co.uk or send it by post to The Worksop Guardian, 21-27 Ryton Street, Worksop, Notts, S80 2AY.

The closing date for entries is Friday 11th February and winners will be contacted by telephone so do not forget to include a daytime contact number. Normal Guardian competition rules apply.