Lee Mead
Lee Mead
After two months, the BBC One reality TV show Any Dream Will Do crowned 25-year-old Lee Mead to play the title role in the upcoming revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which begins previews July 6 at the West End's Adelphi Theatre.

Mead's castmates will include Preeya Kalidas as the Narrator, Dean Collinson as Pharaoh, Stephen Tate as Jacob, and John Alastair as Brother Reuben. Mead, a professional actor, has previously appeared in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera.

The new staging of the record-breaking 1990s production at the London Palladium, which was directed by the late Steven Pimlott, will once again be designed by Mark Thompson and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast.

For more information, visit www.whatsonstage.com.