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Tyrone Huntley is a British actor, best known for his work in musical theatre.

Tyrone Huntley
Born
Alma materMountview Academy of Theatre Arts
OccupationActor

Early theatre roles included TJ in the UK tour of Sister Act, Doctor in the original London cast of The Book of Mormon and Gator in the original London cast of Memphis.

In summer 2016 he played the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.[1] He received great acclaim for his performance and was nominated for both the Whatsonstage Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He reprised the role in summer 2017.[2]

From November 2016 to June 2017 he played C.C. White in Dreamgirls as part of the original London cast.[3] Huntley left the production in June 2017 to return to his award-winning performance in Jesus Christ Superstar.

In 2019 he directed Ain't Misbehavin' at Southwark Playhouse, a musical revue of the life of Fats Waller. The Guardian described it as 'an immensely likable romp through the songs of Fats Waller that is an escapist slice of 1920s Harlem" [4]

CareerEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Ceremony Category Production Result
2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards[5] Emerging Talent Jesus Christ Superstar Won
2017 Whatsonstage.com Awards[6] Best Supporting Actor in a Musical Nominated
Laurence Olivier Awards[7] Best Actor in a Musical Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Photos: First look at Jesus Christ Superstar". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  2. ^ "Jesus Christ Superstar at the Open Air Theatre". Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Retrieved 2017-09-27.
  3. ^ "Dreamgirls company celebrates first day of rehearsals". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 2017-04-13.
  4. ^ Winship, Lyndsey (2019-04-26). "Ain't Misbehavin' review – Oti Mabuse musical has sass, soul and swing". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-05-08.
  5. ^ "Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016: Who won and why". Evening Standard. 2016-11-14. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  6. ^ "Shortlist for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards announced". WhatsOnStage.com. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  7. ^ "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Receives Record Olivier Nominations | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-04-14.