George Daniel Long  

Biography

George trained at London Studio Centre. His first theatre credits include: Bernado in West Side Story and Benny in Guys and Dolls, as well as Assistant Choreographer, with Oxford Dance Theatre; European Tour of Hair as Tribe/Margaret Mead; The Cotton Club at the Aldwych Theatre; T-Bone and Pete in Carmen Jones at The Old Vic and Engineer and Thuy in Miss Saigon at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

George left the theatre to visit America, leading to an invitation to work as lead vocalist for the Walt Disney Company in Tokyo Disneyland and was honoured to be the first British performer to work there. He returned to the national tour of Fame before joining the cast in the west end at the Victoria Palace Theatre, understudying Tyrone.

His TV credits include: Wogan, Top of the Pops, National Lottery, CD:UK. He has worked on pop promos for Westlife, Boy George, Mica Paris, Innocence and Dario G. Modelling has found him catwalking at the British Fashion Awards along with his picture in Vogue Homme International, as well as many other fashion shows.

Choreography has led him to work with various artists including: Dario G on “Sunmachine”(WEA) for the video and CD:UK as well as a touring PA, Lisa May “Voodoo Ray” (Fontana/Juice Groove) and Beatroute “So Real” (ZTT/Vision), additionally George has worked in various roles assisting, fashion show staging and PA’s.

Other works include: Magic of the Musicals, Music of the Night, at Hampton Court Palace and a tour of Sweden plus a pioneering show in Kuala Lumpur, Stars of the Musicals, promoting theatre in Malaysia and a BBC1 special, Saturday Swings playing alongside artists such as Paul Anka, Andy Williams and Jamie Cullum. George also has a small feature in The Mummy Returns (Universal Pictures), where he gets eaten alive by scarab beetles!

George played the role of Four-Eyed Moe in the national tour of Five Guys Named Moe and created the role of Sammy Davies Jnr. in the original West End cast of The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas, at The Strand Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket, as well as two national tours, earning the show an Olivier Award nomination. He was privileged to be part of the Olivier Award nominated production of Gershwin’s – Porgy & Bess, understudying the roles of Robbins and Sporting Life (including the workshop as Crabman) and The National Theatre’s production of Peter Schaffer’s – The Royal Hunt of The Sun as Inca/Dance Captain, both directed by Trevor Nunn, Mr Higgins at the Royal Festival Hall in Jude Kelly’s production of Carmen Jones, Bill Jukes in Peter Pan (Birmingham Rep), based on the original play by J M Barrie, with songs by George Stiles and Anthony Drew, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and understudying the roles of Dinero and TJ in Sister Act – The Musical (original West End cast).

George has currently returned to play the role of Sammy Davis Jr. with his original West End cast mates; Mark Adams and Stephen Triffitt, as well as provide the choreography with The Definitive Rat Pack where amongst touring dates, they hold a residency at The Hippodrome Casino, London and perform international tours of their sister show, Sinatra & Friends.

 

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