OUR GUEST TEACHERSJust some of the amazing guest teachers who have come into MT Masterclass over the last year, we can’t thank them enough. Our EMMY’S at MT MASTERCLASS love and learn so much from them all.
MATT HENRY MBEMatt Henry recently won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. Matt also won the Whatsonstage Award for Best Actor in a Musical (2016) and was nominated for The Times Breakthrough Award (2016). Matt recently finished a UK tour promoting his debut album Red Flare supporting Grammy and Tony winning pop icon, Cyndi Lauper. Red Flare was recorded live at the studio of Dan Gillespie Sells (The Feeling) and produced by Mr Hudson and is now available to purchase on iTunes and at The Adelphi Theatre.
As a finalist on the BBC’s The Voice, where he was mentored by both will.i.am and Jessie J, Matt’s performance of Ray LaMontagne’s ‘Trouble’ racked up over four million hits on YouTube and the original ‘Trouble’ re-entered the UK charts that week, testament to Matt’s performance.
RAMIN KARIMLOOIn the world of theatrical performers, Ramin Karimloo is known as one of the most formidable talents in the industry. Heralded for his portrayal of leading roles Jean Valjean in Les Mirerables in London’s West End & on Broadway and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Karimloo is a musical force unlike any other. In fact, it was his unbridled reputation that led to his performance in the recent Oscar tribute to Les Misérables.
LOUISE DEARMANLouise Dearman is a British actress and singer, most well known for playing the roles Daisy in Side Show (Southwark Playhouse); Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (UK tour); Elphaba in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); Glinda in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); Mrs D in the world premiere of The Waterbabies (Leicester Curve Theatre);Soloist in Judy (UK tour); The Woman in Tell Me On A Sunday (International); Eva Peron in Evita (UK tour); Grizabella in Cats (Cyprus); Debbie in Debbie Does Dallas(Edinburgh Festival); Mimi in Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre); Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (UK tour); Jan in Grease (Victoria Palace Theatre and UK tour); Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour).
Kerry Ellis made her first professional stage appearance in 1998 and went on to make her West End debut in the 2001 My Fair Lady. After meeting Queen guitarist Brian May in 2002, she landed the role of Meat in the original London cast of We Will Rock You and has subsequently played lead roles in West End musicals Les Miserable, Wicked (which also took her to Broadway), Oliver! and Cats as well as appearing in national tours and concert productions of musicals like Miss Saigon, Chess and Rent. Kerry has received several awards and nominations for her performances, has become recognised as the First Lady of West End musicals. She has also worked sporadically in film and television.
REBECCA TREHEARNRebecca Trehearn has scooped a coveted Laurence Olivier Award for her role in the West End musical Show Boat.
Rebecca was crowned Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her role as Julie LaVerne in the critically acclaimed production at New London Theatre.
Dubbed “one of British musical theatre’s shining stars,” the fluent Welsh speaker thanked the show’s director Daniel Evans at a glittering ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall in Welsh saying “Diolch o galon.” During her acceptance speech, she said: “Show Boat was one of the most special experiences of my career…you’re only as good as the people who surround you and this is theirs as much as it is mine.”
TREVOR DION NICHOLAS
In May of 2016 Trevor made his West End debut as Genie in Disney’s Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, for which he was awarded the 2017 What’s On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actor. Trevor came to London following his Broadway debut as the standby for Genie in the production of Disney’s Aladdin currently still running. Trevor is also the voice of the Announcer in Dreamgirls currently running at the West Ends Savoy Theatre and has had the privilege of performing on Sunday Night at the Palladium and the 2016 Royal Variety Performance for ITV as well as Children in Need for BBC One.