Jason Donovan will return to the London Palladium in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to star as the Pharaoh.
Jason made his defining stage performance as the title character of Joseph in the 1990s, also at the London Palladium, in a sold-out 18-month run which produced a No.1 single and best-selling soundtrack album.
Jason joins Sheridan Smith, with the double Olivier Award-winning actress recently announced as The Narrator Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.
Casting for the role of Joseph is to be announced soon.
The legendary @JDonOfficial is back… as PHARAOH! 🙌
— Joseph the Musical (@JosephMusical) March 14, 2019
Jason told Encore Radio:
“You never know the measure of a moment until it becomes a memory, and what a moment that was for me. Joseph was a groundbreaker in 1991, and what a blast it will be to be back on the prestigious Palladium stage and be part of it all again with a brand new cast in this re-imagined 2019 production. I’m looking forward to breathing new life into Pharaoh and I’m so relieved he doesn’t wear a loincloth!”
About the Show:
This multi-award winning show was released as a concept album in 1969, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the worlds most beloved family musicals. Joseph began life as a small scale school concert and has since been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End, Broadway, international number one tours, and productions in over 80 countries. The show features songs that have gone on to become pop and musical theatre standards, including Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door To Me, Jacob and Sons, There’s One More Angel In Heaven and Go Go Go Joseph.