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David Hunter is a British actor, best known for his work in musical theatre. He is originally from Warrington.[1]


Hunter took part in the UK TV series Superstar, in an attempt to win the role of Jesus Christ in a new arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He was chosen as one of the eleven finalists on the show in which began in July 2012. He made it to the semi-finals where he was eliminated on 24 July.

Performances on SuperstarEdit

Show Song Original Artist Result Bottom Two Performance
Night One "Forget You" CeeLo Green Safe N/A
Night Two "Nothing's Real But Love" Rebecca Ferguson Safe N/A
Night Three "You've Got The Love" Candi Staton Bottom Two "The Long and Winding Road" (The Beatles)
Night Four "One Day Like This" Elbow Safe N/A
Night Five "Nothing Compares 2 U" The Family Safe N/A
Night Six "Apologize" Stevie Wonder Safe N/A
Night Seven "Too Close" Alex Clare Safe N/A
Night Eight
"I Try" Macy Gray Bottom Two "No Matter What" (Whistle Down the Wind)

Stage careerEdit

In 2011 he was part of the original cast of One Man, Two Guvnors at the Royal National Theatre, subsequently transferring to the Adelphi Theatre in the West End.[2] Following this in 2013, he went on to appear in the musical adaptation of The Hired Man at Colchester Mercury and Leicester Curve.[3]

In May 2014, he took over the role of "Guy" in the West End production of Once, having previously understudied the role.[4]

In August 2016 he replaced Killian Donnely in the role of Charlie Price in the West End production of Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre[5]

In 2019 he joined the original West End cast of Waitress, again at the Adelphi Theatre, in the role of Doctor Pomatter.[6]


  1. ^ "Warrington singer David Hunter voted off ITV show Superstar". Warrington Guardian. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  2. ^ "One Man, Two Guvnors - Corden transfers Adelphi 8 Nov". London Theatre Guide. 2011-07-12. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  3. ^ "David Hunter & Julie Atherton star in Goodall's Hired Man | WhatsOnStage". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  4. ^ "David Hunter and Jill Winternitz take over leads in West End Once | WhatsOnStage". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  5. ^ "New cast announced for Kinky Boots | WhatsOnStage". Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  6. ^ "Waitress serves up principal West End cast". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 2019-03-05.