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Robert Hugh "Hadley" Fraser (born 21 April 1980) is an English stage actor and singer. He made his West End debut as Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of Tiernan in the Broadway show The Pirate Queen.
Hadley Fraser in 2013
Robert Hugh Fraser
21 April 1980
|Known for||The Pirate Queen|
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Life and careerEdit
Fraser was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England. He holds a BA from Birmingham University and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2011, he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, or ARAM. He has performed in a number of West End productions, and played Gareth in the Doctor Who episode "Army of Ghosts" (2006).
In 2009, Fraser played the supporting role of Reed in The Fresh Beat Band season 1, in season 2, Reed was played by Patrick Levis.) In May 2010, he returned to the West End to play the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks.
On 23 June 2011 Fraser returned to the West End production of Les Misérables, this time to play the role of Javert. He received critical acclaim for the role and remained with the show until June 2012.
On 1 and 2 October 2011 Fraser played Raoul in the 25th Anniversary staging of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He costarred alongside Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, who played the Phantom and Christine, respectively. Fraser also costarred with Karimloo in the 25th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables. Hadley has written music for a band called "Sheytoons" with Karimloo, including "Heading West" and "Driftwood."
Fraser appeared in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, as the Army General of the National Guard.
On 5 October 2014 Hadley married his long-time girlfriend (and co-theatre star) Rosalie Craig. She gave birth to their first child, a daughter in 2016.
An avid musician, as well, Fraser can be heard on Scott Alan's releases Keys and Scott Alan LIVE, as well as his own EP, "Just Let Go", released in August 2014 via social media and digital download (no hardcopy has been released).
He is the co-lyricist and co-book writer (with Josie Rourke) for the new musical Committee... (full title The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee Takes Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company) with music by Tom Deering, which will premiere at the Donmar Warehouse from 23 June to 12 August 2017.
He played Frederick Frankenstein in the UK premiere of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein in August 2017 at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End, following a try-out run at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle.
|2006||Doctor Who||Gareth||TV series (Army of Ghosts)|
|2009-2010||The Fresh Beat Band||Reed||TV series - 13 episodes in season 1|
|2010||The Lost Tribe||Chris|
|2010||Les Misérables in Concert||Grantaire||Live concert at The O2|
|2011||Phantom of the Opera||Viscount Raoul de Chagny||Live adaptation of the musical|
|2012||Les Misérables||National Guardsman|
|2014||Coriolanus||Tullus Aufidius||National Theatre Live|
|2014||The Wrong Mans||MI5 Agent||TV Series|
|2014||Sons of Liberty||John Dickinson||TV Series|
|2014||Pompidou||Maitre D'||TV Series|
|2015||Holby City||Sebastian Coulter||TV Series|
|2016||The Legend of Tarzan||Tarzan's father|
|2017||Murder on the Orient Express||British Military Escort|
|2018||All Is True||Shakespeare's son-in-law|
|2002–03||Les Misérables||Marius Pontmercy||Palace Theatre (West End debut)|
|2003–04||Peter Pan||Curly||Savoy Theatre|
|2003–04||The Pirates of Penzance||Frederic||Savoy Theatre|
|2004||The Shaughraun||Captain Molineaux||Abbey Theatre, Dublin|
|2004||Putting It Together||Young Man||Harrogate Theatre|
|2005||The Far Pavilions||Ashton Pelham-Martyn||Shaftesbury Theatre|
|2005||Longitude||William Harrison||Greenwich Theatre|
|2006||Assassins||John Wilkes Booth||Sheffield Crucible|
|2006||Pacific Overtures||Kayama Yasaemon||Leicester Haymarket|
|2006||My Fair Lady||Freddy Eynsford-Hill||Larnaca Amphitheatre, Cyprus|
|2006-07||The Pirate Queen||Tiernan||Cadillac Palace, Chicago & Broadway|
|2007||The Last Five Years||Jamie||Theatre Aspen, Colorado|
|2009||A Christmas Carol||Bob Cratchit||Birmingham Repertory Theatre|
|2010||The Fantasticks||El Gallo||Duchess Theatre|
|2010||Les Misérables in Concert||Grantaire||O2 Arena|
|2011||The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall||Raoul de Chagny||Royal Albert Hall|
|2011–12||Les Misérables||Javert||Queen's Theatre|
|2013||The Pajama Game||Sid Sorokin||Chichester Minerva Theatre|
|2013||The Machine||Garry Kasparov||M.I.F. & Park Avenue Armoury, NYC|
|2013-14||Coriolanus||Tullus Aufidius||Donmar Warehouse|
|2014-15||City of Angels||Stine||Donmar Warehouse|
|2015||The Vote||Alastair Swift||Donmar Warehouse|
|2015||The Winter's Tale||Polixenes||Garrick Theatre|
|2015-16||Harlequinade||First Halberdier||Garrick Theatre|
|2016||Long Day's Journey Into Night||James Tyrone Jr||Bristol Old Vic|
|2017||Committee...(a new musical)||co-lyricist and co-book writer||Donmar Warehouse|
|2017||Saint Joan||Dunois||Donmar Warehouse|
|2017-18||Young Frankenstein||Frederick Frankenstein||Newcastle Theatre Royal & Garrick Theatre|
|2019||The Deep Blue Sea||Freddie Page||Chichester Minerva Theatre|
|2019||The Antipodes||Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End|
|2020||City of Angels||Stine||Garrick Theatre|
- "Broadway World UK / West End Awards". Royal Academy of Music.
- "Hadley Fraser". IMDb.
- "Matt Lucas, Alfie Boe and Hadley Fraser to Storm the Barricades in West End's Les Miserables". Broadway.com.
- "Donmar Warehouse's Fall Season Will Include City of Angels, Starring Samantha Barks". Broadway.com.