Award winning West End star Daniel Boys will join the previously announced West End and Broadway singing sensation Kerry Ellis in the 40th anniversary concert version of Stephen Schwartz's smash-hit musical ‘Godspell'. The event will take place at the Palace Theatre Manchester on Friday 21st October 2011 at 8pm.
The production coincides with the Broadway revival of Grammy Award winning composer, Stephen Schwartz's first ever musical. One of the biggest Broadway successes of all time, Godspell is based primarily on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Featuring a sparkling, seminal score by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell boasts a string of recognizable songs, led by the international hit, Day By Day.
Kerry Ellis has fast become recognized as the First Lady of West End musicals. Kerry has recently finished a year starring as Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Oliver! Other theatre credits include Chess in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall, Fantine in Les Misérables and Meat in the original London cast of We Will Rock You.
Kerry was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash, Wicked, for which Kerry won the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Takeover in a Role. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin theatre for 6 months, where she won the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough Performance.
Kerry joins Godspell directly from touring the UK with Brian May in the sell-out concert of their chart topping album ‘Anthems'. www.kerryellis.co.uk
Daniel Boys is an award winning performer whose career encompasses TV, West End musicals, national tours, as well as numerous concerts and recordings. His appearance on the hugely successful BBC TV talent show Any Dream Will Do in 2007 firmly established him as one of the UK's brightest emerging musical talents.
Daniel's London theatre credits include: Jason in Ordinary Days and Christian in the London Premiere of Wolfboy (both at Trafalgar Studios), Anthony in Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), Mark in Rent (Prince of Wales), Roger in Grease (Victoria Palace) and Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Gielgud/Noel Coward) for which Daniel won the 2009 Theatregoers Choice Award for Best Takeover in a Role and played for over two years. He has also toured extensively in shows such as Sunset Boulevard, The War of the Worlds, West Side Story and as John Barrowman's special guest on his Music, Music, Music tour which culminated at the world famous Royal Albert Hall.
Daniel has just starred as the title role in the world premiere of a new musical version of Peter Pan at the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin and will reprise his role when the production transfers to the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton over Christmas. www.danielboys.com