Lee Mead shot to prominence after winning the BBC series ‘Any Dream Will Do’ to take the role of Joseph in the West End in 2007. Booking was so fast for the musical that the producers extended the show’s run and Lee’s contract until January 2009.
In June 2007 Lee released ‘Andy Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door’ by download. Five days later the songs entered the UK Singles Download Chart and peaked at No 2. Lee released his first album ‘Lee Mead’ in 2007 and his second album ‘Nothing Else Matters’ in 2009.
Lee returned to the West End in 2010 to take on the role of Fyero in the musical ‘Wicked’ and to pursue a solo singing career, taking his own show ‘An Evening with Lee Mead’ around the UK on his days off from the musical. He also starred in his own Christmas show at the London Coliseum in December 2010.
Lee continued to tour the UK with his band and in October 2013 he joined the permanent cast of BBC ‘Casualty’ as Nurse Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern, a role which was specifically created for him and which has proved a huge success for Lee and for the show. In spite of being incredibly busy at the BBC, and in pantomime each Christmas and New Year, Lee found time to perform in his own concerts during 2014. He also returned to the West End’s legendary Garrick Theatre in December 2014 and 2015 with his own Christmas shows.
Lee took a 12-month leave of absence from ‘Casualty’ to take on the role of ‘Caractacus Potts’ in a new touring production of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ from May-September 2016. He released his fourth album ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ in February 2016 which went into the Top 20 in February 2016 and has toured with his own show of the same name in 2015 and 2016. The album was launched at The Pheasantry in London in March 2016 followed by a nationwide tour in October 2016.
On December 2016 and January 2017 Lee was offered the opportunity to appear in pantomime at the legendary London Palladium. He performed in Cinderella as Prince Charming, alongside Julian Clary and Paul O’Grady to great acclaim from the Press and fans alike.
In 2017, Lee was delighted to take up a 10 month residency at The Pheasantry in Chelsea. It’s the first residency of its kind for the venue and Lee is currently performing one concert per month from February 2017 until November 2017, performing songs from the shows, his albums and some of his own personal favourites.
Lee has recently revisited his role as Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern in 2017 and joined the cast of BBC Holby City in May 2017.
Looking forward to an exciting 2018, Lee is planning a nationwide tour and releasing a fifth album.