Celebrities appearing on stage in the West End

By | Posted on 07-Jan-2019

Celebrities appearing on stage in the West End

Take a look below at celebrities from stage and screen who will be performing in shows across London theatres. 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 in 2020

Danny Mac

Danny Mac will star as Edward Lewis in the West end premiere of Pretty Woman: The Musical . 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, On the Town and the 2019 production of White Christmas. In 2016, he competed in Strictly Come Dancing making it to the final.

David Hasselhoff

After 15 years away from the West End, David Hasselhoff hits the bright lights of London’s theatreland once more as he stars in 9 to 5 as Franklin Hart Jr. Best known for starring in Knight Rider and Baywatch, he’ll play the egotistical boss in his hilarious musical featuring music by Dolly Parton, so get ready to ‘Hassle the Hoff’.

Bianca Del Rio

The RuPaul’s Drag Race winner returns to the West End to star in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. As Bianca Del Rio, she has performed in venues across the world, including a stand-up show at Wembley Arena. As their given name of Roy Haylock, they have performed in musicals including Grease.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Sunday in the Park With George

Don’t miss the Academy Award-winning actor return to the West End to star in Sunday in the Park With George at the Savoy Theatre. Although he’s best known for appearing in blockbuster films including Brokeback Mountain, he made his professional theatre debut in This Is Our Youth at the Garrick Theatre, so you’ll want to see this acting megastar back on the stage!

Jason Donovan

Fresh out of starring in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat earlier this year, Jason Donovan will reprise his performance as the Pharaoh in Joseph at the Palladium next summer! He first starred in Joseph as the titular character in 1991, but since then he’s also starred in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Whoopi Goldberg

Known worldwide for starring as Deloris van Cartier in the 1992 film Sister Act and the 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Goldberg’s illustrious career across stage and screen has seen her win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Academy Award and a Tony Award. Now’s your chance to see Goldberg star as Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo, playing for just one month! Starring opposite Jennifer Saunders as Mother Superior, don’t miss what’s guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town in 2020!

David Mitchell

The British comedian will make his West End debut in the stage adaptation of Upstart Crow at the Gielgud Theatre from February 2020. He will reprise his television performance as William Shakespeare as he tries to find inspiration for his latest play.

Kevin Clifton

Best known for appearing as Strictly Come Dancing, don’t miss Kevin Clifton star in The Wedding Singer at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Clifton will play Robbie Hart, the role made famous by Adam Sandler, a popular wedding singer whose dreams of married life are dashed when he’s dumped at the altar. Will Robbie find love? You’ll have to join the biggest wedding party London has ever seen!

Nicola Roberts

Best known as one-fifth of British pop band Girls Aloud, Nicola Roberts makes her West End debut in the West End transfer of the Donmar’s City of Angels from March 2020. She’ll play Avril/Mallory in the show, with her characters in 1920s Hollywood and in a fictional film that’s being created by a struggling screenwriter trying to make it big in LA.

Michael Ball

After winning an Olivier Award for playing as Edna Turnblad, see Michael Ball reprise the critically-acclaimed performance at the London Coliseum in 2020. In recent years, he’s appeared in Les Miserables: All-Star Staged Concert, Chess and Sweeney Todd, but you’ll want to see Ball don the colourful dresses in this iconic role!

Beverley Knight

Listen to the soulful sounds of Beverley Knight in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl at the Garrick Theatre from October 2020. She’ll play Faye Treadwell, the world’s first African-American female music manager who, along with her husband, managed vocal group The Drifters to global superstardom. You’ll want to see Knight in her latest role at what’s set to be an energetic musical.