Celebrities appearing on stage in the West End
Take a look below at Theatreland’s stars on stage, from British national treasures to Hollywood superstars, London’s West End has it all! Book now to see your favourite celebrities on stage over the next few months.
Celebrities to star in the West End
Wendell Pierce will reprise his performance as Willy Loman from the Young Vic production. His previous stage credits include Broadway shows of The Piano Lesson and Serious Money, as well as producing Clybourne Park which went on to win best play at the 2012 Tony Awards. He is perhaps best known for starring in television series, including Suits and The Wire.
Michael Ball will reprise his performance as Edna Turnblad, first playing the role in 2007 and winning an Olivier Award. He then played the role from 2010 to 2011 on a national tour. Ball has starred in numerous West End productions for over 30 years, originating the role of Marius Pontmercy in Les Miserables in 1985, soon to appear in the All-Star Staged Concert. In recent years, Ball’s theatre credits include Chess at the London Coliseum and the title role in Sweeney Todd at the Adelphi Theatre.
Best known as one-fifth of The Pussycat Dolls, Ashley Roberts will make her West End debut as Dawn in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre. In 2018, Roberts competed in Strictly Come Dancing reaching the final of the competition. Read more about Strictly stars in the West End here.
Sheridan Smith is the first cast member to be announced in Joseph, playing the Narrator. A two-time Olivier Award-winning actress, she’s enjoyed a glittering career across stage and screen, starring in Funny Girl, Legally Blonde, Flare Path, Gavin and Stacey and The Royle Family. In recent years, Smith has released two albums, with her cover version of “Anyone Who Had a Heart” by Cilla Black entering the UK top 40.
Samantha Womack will play Rachel Watson in The Girl on the Train. Recently appearing in a national tour of The Addams Family, Womack is perhaps best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in Eastenders from 2007-2011 and 2013-2017. Her previous stage credits include South Pacific at the Barbican and Guys and Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Starring in White Christmas later this year, Danny Mac will play Bob Wallace in the seasonal production. Making his West End debut in 1999 playing Gavroche in Les Miserables, Mac has continued to perform in musicals ever since, starring in Wicked, Sunset Boulevard and On the Town. In 2016, he competed in Strictly Come Dancing making it to the final. Mac returns to the West End for the first time since Strictly to appear in White Christmas.
Dove Cameron will play Clara in The Light in the Piazza, making her West End debut. Having rose to fame as a young adult in programmes for the Disney channel, she made her theatre debut in the off-Broadway premiere of Clueless the Musical. Cameron will appear opposite Renee Fleming, Liam Tamne and Celinde Schoenmaker at the Southbank Centre.
Returning to the West End for the first time in over 20 years in Bitter Wheat, John Malkovich is an established actor over stage and screen. Having received two Academy Award nominations for his performances in Places in the Heart and In The Line of Fire, Malkovich has also enjoyed playing the role of himself in the 1999 film Being John Malkovich. His last London stage appearance was in 2016, directing Good Canary at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, winning an Evening Standard Award for best director.
The award-winning Scottish-American actor will return to the West End to star in Endgame. Some of his best-known performances include the Emcee in Cabaret during the early 1990s, reprising the role in the 2014 Broadway revival. He has also starred in numerous productions in the United Kingdom and America, including Macbeth and The Seagull.
Rising to fame as the titular character in the Harry Potter film series from 2001 to 2011, Radcliffe is one of the world’s most recognisable actors. Joining Alan Cumming in Endgame at the Old Vic, his previous theatre credits include Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the same venue, Equus at the Gielgud Theatre and The Cripple of Inishmaan at the Noel Coward.
Set to make his West End debut in The Starry Messenger, Matthew Broderick has made notable award-winning performances across stage and screen. Best known for playing the title role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Broderick has starred in numerous productions in theatres across New York, including How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Brighton Beach Memoirs.
A regular in the West End, Stephen Mangan will return to the stage to play Sidney Stratton in The Man in the White Suit. Starring in the Olivier Award-winning comedy Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense as Bertie Wooster, he has also been nominated for a Tony Award for The Norman Conquests. In September, Mangan will appear alongside Kara Tointon in the world premiere of The Man in the White Suit, based on the 1950s sci-fi movie.
Rylan Clark-Neal will make his West End debut playing the role of ‘The Critic’. After competing in The X Factor, Clark-Neal has become one of Britain’s most loved TV and radio presenters, hosting The Xtra Factor and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side.