Friday, 26 January 2018

Where are they now? Grease is the Word

The Boys

Danny Bayne

After winning the TV show, Danny went on to play the part of Danny at the Piccadilly Theatre. Since then he has gone on to play the role on the UK tour, Corney Collins in Hairspray (UK tour), Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever (Royal Caribbean Cruises, UK tour & USA tour) and he was recently seen playing the Beast last Christmas in Beuaty and the Beast at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham. @danny_bayne 

Anthony Kavanagh

Otherwise known as Kavana, after appearing in this show he went on to appear in. the UK tour of G*Mania, a tour based on Glee. He was seen on the 2013 season of the Voice where he failed to progress past the audition stage and in 2015 came 7th in Celebrity Big Brother. @kavana_official 

Michael Quinn

After coming third in the show Michael has gone on to star as the Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre), Link Larkin in Hairspray (Royal Caribbean Cruises), Tom Collins in RENT (Tabard Theatre), Buddy Holly and Elvis in Rock Around the Clock (China Tour) and Greaseball in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany). He most recently appeared in Snow White at the Theatre Royal Bath, playing the Prince. @mquinnsinger1 

Danny Rhodes

Danny went on to perform on Cruise Ships and after an extensive career preforming in both the UK and abroad, Danny started to write and mold his own unique and fun stage shows complete with custom written Orchestra charts and AV screen footage. @Dannyrhodes8

Bradley Clarkson

Bradley has since appeared as Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats (Playhouse Theatre), Arthur in Come Dancing (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Ernest (Theatre Royal Windsor), Jimmie Shields in The Tailor Made Made (The Arts Theatre), General Heinrich von Aeschelman in Savage (The Arts Theatre) and Tom Buchanan / Meyer Wolfsheim in Gatsby (Leicester Square Theatre). @BradleyClarkson 

Wayne Smith

After the TV show Wayne appeared as the Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour), Billy Kostecki in Dirty Dacning (UK tour & Piccadilly Theatre) and Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre). He most recently appeared in Peter Pan at the Newcastle Theatre Royal. @WayneSmith_ 

Richard Morgan

After performing on the show Richard joined a band as the lead singer for three years and after went on to perform as a soloist. He later played the role of Danny in Grease with LS Theatre Productions, his other credits with the company include Little Shop of Horrors. 

Tom Bradley

After the TV show, Tom went on to perform in the ensemble of Godspell on tour before taking over the lead role due to Stephen Gately leaving the company. He later starred as the title character in Dick Whittington (Watford Palace) and Adrian Banks in Never Forget (UK tour). 

The Girls

Susan McFadden

After winning the show and playing the part of Sandy in Grease, Susan went on to lead the tour of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, originating the role of Serena in the London production of Legally Blonde and later going on to play the lead role of Elle Woods (Savoy Theatre) and she is currently a resident member of the all Irish Female musical ensemble, Celtic Woman. @susiemcfads 

Michelle Antrobus

After failing to win the prize, Michelle went on to Mona and understudy Roxie in the London production of Chicago and was also seen in the 2017 touring production of the show. Her other credits since the show include u/s Catwoman and Harley Quinn in Batman Live (Arena World tour), Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (Arena Tour) and Ellie u/s Mary in Tonights the Night (UK tour). @ShellBus11 

Vicky Hoyles

Since leaving the show Vicky toured in the Abba tour, Dancing Queen, Singer at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and a lead singer on P&O Cruises. She is currently part of Super Group Goldstone. @VickyHoyles 

Alison Crawford

Since the show Alison has gone on to play Princess Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal St. Helens), Brenda in Blood Brothers (UK tour) and the title role in Cinderella (Epstein Theatre).

Lauren McConnell

Lauren did not enter the performing arts industry and currently works for BNP Paribas. 

Hayley Clarke

Hayley Clarke, now Hayley Hampson, most recently appeared in The Scouse Nativity (Royal Court Liverpool), Adam & Eve... and Steve (Kings Head Theatre), Blue Girl in Shout! The Mod Musical, Faryl in Golden Oldies, Daisy in Pharaoh Cross the Mersey (Royal Court Liverpool) and Sophie in Departure Lounge. @hayley_hampson 

Joanna Power

Joanna is now a freelance singer and is currently performing all over the South East of England. Joanna is one third of 60s act 'The Lovettes' and also performs with rock sensation 'The shakers'. @joannahaspower 

Kate Somerset How

Kate is currently playing Lily in Annie at the Piccadilly Theatre after having previously understudied the role. Her other credits include Rizzo in Grease (UK & International tour), ensemble/cover Lily & Miss Hannigan in Annie (UK & international tour), Broadway Christmas Wonderland (East Coast USA Tour) and Puttin’ On The Ritz (UK tour). @KateSomersetHow

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