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CAST

Theatre credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Matilda (Cambridge Theatre); Merrily We Roll Along (Theatre Clwyd); Spring Awakening (UK Tour); Godspell (Union Theatre); Hair (Ljubljana Festival); Ten Plagues (Royal Court); Pieces Of String (Waterloo East Theatre).

Ross graduated from The Arts Educational School with a BA Hons Degree in Musical Theatre.

Theatre credits include: U/S Elder Price in The Book Of Mormon (Prince Of Wales theatre); U/S Jesus + Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar (North American Tour/RUG); Drew in Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury and Garrick Theatres); My Fair Lady Proms 2012 (Royal Albert Hall); Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Workshop); Ensemble and understudy to Warner and UPS guy in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Ensemble as well as understudying and playing the role of Galileo in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Lead Singer in Jest End (Leicester Square Theatre); Daniel in Today Is My Day - Showcase (Delfont Rooms); Singing Ensemble in Chess in Concert (Royal Albert Hall); Buttons/Ensemble in Cinderella (Wyvern Theatre); Singing Ensemble in What’s On Stage Awards 2009.

Television credits include: Superstar (ITV).

Recording credits include: Michael Bruce - Unwritten Songs; Tim Prottey-Jones - Surrounded by the Sounds; Chris Passey - Self Taught; Still Learning; SimG Productions - Stand Tall A Rock Musical (EP); Dougal Irvine - Acoustic Overtures; Joe Sterling - Roundabout; Gareth Peter Dicks - The Music Box songs of Gareth Peter Dicks; Richard Beadle - Songs’Vocals on the Confused.com adverts (Speckulation Entertainment); Morrisons Christmas Commercial 2014.

Ryan was born and bred in Stockton On Tees in the North East of England and is a proud graduate of Arts Educational London, where he trained with a scholarship & received a BA Hons Degree in Performing Arts.

Theatre credits include: Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre); Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace); Oliver! (National Tour); The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre) and the 25th Anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera (The Royal Albert Hall).

Workshop Credits: Alan Scott's Some Sunny Day directed by Tim Sheader.

Ryan is thrilled to be joining the cast of the Rent 21st Anniversary tour.

Follow Ryan on Twitter @OGormanRyan

Training: Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music, in Cleveland, Ohio, with a BM in musical theatre. He also holds a Master of Arts in music education from City University of New York-Hunter College. 

Theatre Credits include:  Ensemble in Showboat (New London Theatre); Wickersham in Seussical (US National tour); Mitch Mahoney in Spelling Bee (Geva Theatre); Crowther in History Boys (Beck Center); Martinez in Take Me Out (Dobama Theatre); Pvt. Augenti in Passion (Beck Center); and Christopher in Let Freedom Ring (Ensemble Theatre).  Ensemble credits include Evita, Miss Saigon, Aida, Hair, and Pirates of Penzance. 

Javar is thrilled to being joining the cast of Rent for the anniversary tour. Much love to Mom/family, Aaron, James, Penny, Clare, Vicky, Scott, and above all God for His countless blessings. 

Training: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

Layton was born in Bury in 1994. He began his career at the age of 12 securing himself the title role of Billy in London's Billy Elliot. Layton then made his debut TV appearance as Kylie in the BBC comedy Beautiful People. In 2009 Layton went back into the West End to play one of the original young Michael Jackson's in Thriller Live.

He is mostly known for his role as series regular Stephen in the BBC Comedy Bad Education playing opposite Jack Whitehall. In early 2015 Layton reprised his role in the Bad Education feature film.

In 2014 he joined Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures playing the role of Simon in the Lord of The Flies UK Tour and continued in the company to perform in the UK Tour/Sadler’s Wells production of The Car Man in 2015.

He most recently performed in the National Tour of Hairspray throughout 2015 and 2016.

Layton is thrilled to have the opportunity to play one of his dream roles in RENT and would like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support.

Theatre Credits include: Daniela in In The Heights (King’s Cross Theatre); Ensemble/first cover Liz Imbrie/Dinah in High Society (Old Vic); Princess in Aladdin (Cambridge Theatre Arts); Ensemble in Evita (Bronowski Productions for Slovenia); Ensemble/first cover Jordy and Brunhilda in I Can’t Sing! (London Palladium - Original Cast); Rizzo in Grease (Bronowski Productions for Slovenia); Ensemble/first cover Velcro in Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre - Original Cast); Ensemble/first cover Molly in Ghost (Piccadilly Theatre - Original Cast); Patty/the Shimmy Girl in Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Landor Theatre); Ensemble/first cover Sister Mary Robert and KT in Sister Act (London Palladium - Original Cast); Swing in Imagine This (New London Theatre - Original Cast); Dance Captain/first cover Mimi in Rent Remixed (Duke of York’s Theatre); Assistant Dance Captain in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre - Original Cast); Ensemble/first cover Serena and Carmen in FAME (Aldwych Theatre).

Workshops include: I Can’t Sing - the X factor musical; and Travels with my Aunt (Chichester Festival).

Original Cast Recordings include: Imagine This; Sister Act; and Ghost.

Philippa has also featured as a singer and dancer on the following television programmes: The Olivier Awards; The Alan Titchmarsh Show; GMTV; The Paul O’Grady Show; The Royal Variety Performance; The Gadget Show; This Morning; Children in Need; Blue Peter; and The National Television Awards.

Theatre credits include: Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (Leicester Curve); Molly in Ghost (Asian Tour); Victoria in American Psycho (The Almeida); Meatloaf in We Will Rock You (International Tour); Kelly Byrne in The Prodigals (Edinburgh Festival); Cosette in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre, West End and O2 Arena); and The X Factor Arena Tour.

Television credits includes: Melody Carver in Midsomer Murders (ITV); Louise in The Sarah Jane Adventures (BBC); and she was a finalist on The X Factor (ITV).

Recording credits include: Soloist on The X Factor charity single You are Not Alone, which reached No. 1 in the UK charts; charity single Confidence Is Consciousness; and Midsomer Murders single Ballad of Midsomer and album of the series.

Lucie is an official anthem singer for Wales and England, and has performed God Save The Queen and the Wales' national anthem Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau at international matches, including games at Twickenham and Wembley Stadium.

Follow Lucie on Twitter @luciejones1

West End Theatre credits include: Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre); The Bodyguard Musical (Adelphi Theatre); Close To You - Burt Bacharach re-imagined (Criterion Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Open Air Theatre). 

Shanay is also a recording artist and songwriter recently selected as a BBC Introducing artist for her debut EP TIME. Her music has been played on BBC Radio 1, Capital and Kiss and her music videos have featured on MTV. During her burgeoning career Shanay has performed all over the world to crowds of tens of thousands including a record-breaking attendance at Wembley Stadium. Shanay would like to thank her husband, family & friends for their love and support and is thrilled to be performing in RENT - which has always been one of her favourite musicals.

Originally from the West Midlands, Katie trained at Laine Theatre Arts where she graduated with a National Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance. Since she has worked as a dancer/actress for various TV and Film projects, including playing the lead role of Hannah Foster in ITV’s Real Crime: Nowhere to Hide - The Story of Hannah Foster.

Theatre credits includes: Brooke Wyndham in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Charlotte Dennon in Elf the Musical (West End and UK Tour); Mrs.Thistletwat/Bad Idea Bear in Avenue Q (Ovation Productions); Civil Servant/Dance Captain in Chess (Union Theatre); Thriller LIVE (West End and UK/European Tour); The Witch in Into The Woods (directed by Tudor Davies); Carnival and Celebrity Cruiselines; Trish in Boogie Wonderland for Qdos Productions (directed by Jon Conway and Alan Harding).

Choreography credits include: Assistant Choreographer for American Idiot (Arts Theatre and UK Tour); and Forever Plaid (St. James Theatre).

TV, Film and Commercial credits include: The Huntsman (Universal Pictures); Alice Through The Looking Glass (Tim Burton Productions); Jekyll and Hyde (ITV); Kick Ass 2 (Universal Pictures); Strictly Come Dancing for Jessie J (BBC); Mr. Selfridge (ITV); Doctors (BBC); The Royals (E! Television); Baileys Cream with Spirit Commercial; Richard Bacon’s Beer and Pizza Club (ITV).

Katie is over the moon to be a part of the 21st Anniversary tour of RENT in the UK and wants to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.

For more information on Katie please visit: www.access-uk.com

Follow her on Twitter via @ktbradders

Training: Tring Park School for The Performing Arts

Theatre: Fender in Hairspray (UK Tour), Chistery/cover Boq in Wicked (UK Tour), We Will Rock You (European Tour), Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (Shaw Theatre), The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight (Fairfield Halls), The Ten Plagues (Royal Court Theatre), West End to Waterside (Aylesbury Waterside), Bobby in The Boyfriend (Shaw Theatre), My Favourite Things (Ambassadors, Milton Keynes)
Harrison would like to thank his friends and family for their continued love and support and looks forward to his run in Rent! 

Training: Arts Educational School, Tring & London School of Musical Theatre

Theatre credits include: In The Heights as U/S Nina + Dance Captain (Kings Cross Theatre); Hairspray as Esemble (UK Tour); In The Heights as Ensemble (Southwark Playhouse); Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer in The Sound of Music (International Venues).

Training; Italia Conti.

Theatre includes: Jesus Christ Superstar cover Judas (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre); Twelfth Night, Orsino (Regal Theatre, Nottingham); A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oberon and Theseus (Wentworth Garden, South Yorkshire); The Taming of the Shrew Petrucio (London schools tour); Spring Awakening Melchior (The Bull Theatre); Grease, Sonny, understudy Kenickie and Danny (UK Tour); Tonight's the Night, Jefferson, understudy Stuart and Rocky (UK Tour); Stand Up The Musical (New Brighton); New Jersey Nights (Monte Carlo/UK Tour); The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); The Twelve Tenors (China Tour); The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Waterloo East Theatre); Snow White (Palace Theatre, Newark); Aladdin (Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield).

Television includes: Pineapple Dance Studios; and Alan Carr's Summer Specstacular.

Film includes: Justification.

Joshua is also a comedy writer and impersonator.

Theatre credits include: Bugsy Malone (Lyric Theatre, London); Dance Captain/Male Swing in The Life (The English Theatre-Frankfurt); Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Workshop); We Will Rock You (European Tour); Thriller Live (UK & EU Tour); Young Simba in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre); Whistle Down The Wind (Aldwych Theatre).

Film and television credits include: X Factor (Freemantle Media); Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince (Warner Bros.); Little Miss Jocelyn (BBC); Disney Kids Awards (Disney).

Jordan would like to thank his family and friends for their eternal love and support

Bobbie graduated from Arts Educational Schools, London in 2015.

Theatre credits include: Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Dynamite/cover Motormouth in Hairspray (UK Tour); Frieda in Carrie (Southwark Playhouse).

Credits whilst training include: Carol Strong in the European premiere of Catch Me If You Can; Dead Showgirl in The Addams Family; Soloist on Friday Night is Music Night with the BBC concert orchestra; and Soloist in a new musical recording of Jason and the Argonauts.

Originally from Port Talbot, South Wales, Christina trained at The Arts Educational Schools, London. 

Theatre credits include: The Last Mermaid (Wales Millennium Centre); Mamma Bear/ Mamma Ogre in Shrek (UK Tour); Urinetown (Apollo Theatre); Edges by Pasek and Paul; Nine in the UK Premier of In The Heights (Southwark Playhouse); Ensemble and covering the role of Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); the title role in Aladdin (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham); Sandra in Swear Our Love; Caroline in The Confession Room; Daphne in Persephone (A Love Story); and The London Revue.

Film and TV credits include: Love Actually (Universal); and Molly in Belonging (BBC).

Recording credits include: Get That Beat; The Confession Room; the theme tune for BBC's The Big Performance; Maria Friedman's Great British Songbook; and Martine McCutcheon's single Love Me.

Christina would like to thank her mum, dad and sister for their continued love and support. 

Jenny graduated from The Arts Educational Schools London in 2012.

Her theatre credits include: Debbie in Groundhog Day (Old Vic Theatre); Mama Bear/Ogre/cover Dragon in Shrek (UK Tour); Ensemble/cover Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre); Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress (The Union Theatre); Ensemble in Our House The Musical - 10th Anniversary (The Savoy Theatre); Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray The Musical (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). 


Workshop credits include: Debbie in Groundhog Day (Old Vic); Lindsey in Lia's Guide to Winning The Lottery (Perfect Pitch).

Training: Arts Educational Schools London

Theatre credits include: Understudied and played Donkey in Shrek The Musical, as well as Pig and Dragon Head Puppeteer (UK and Ireland Tour).

Workshop credits include: GEEK! The Musical.

Other work includes singing at the Olivier Awards 2013 & 2014, featured dancer for the WhatsOnStage Awards 2014, Kerry Ellis in Concert (London Palladium) and dancer at the London Olympia Horse Show 2011 & 2012.

Represented by Debbie Rimmer Management.