Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Tyrone Huntley (Jesus Christ Superstar) will join the line up of special guests for Willemijn Verkaik’s one-night West End concert.
He joins previously announced guests Savannah Stevenson, Suzie Mathers and Celinde Schoenmaker.
Tyrone Huntley recently received rave reviews for his performance as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) which won him the 2016 Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award. He was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical and a Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (both 2017). He is currently performing as C.C White in Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre) alongside Amber Riley. Other credits include appearing in the original London cast of The Book of Mormon (for which he received a 2013 BroadwayWorld.com nomination for Best Supporting Performance), Sister Act (National Tour) and Hairspray (Leicester Curve). In 2015 he starred as Gator in the Memphis (Shaftsbury Theatre).
This July he joins musical theatre luminary Willemijn Verkaik as a special guest for her previously announced one-off concert at the Cambridge Theatre in the heart of London’s West End.
In a follow up to her critically acclaimed 2015 sold out solo concert in The Ambassadors Theatre, Willemijn makes a triumphant return to the stage, performing as herself in a celebration of the most iconic songs that have defined her career to date, as well as showcasing some never before performed material alongside her friends and fellow leading lights of musical theatre.
Originally from The Netherlands, Willemijn Verkaik rose to fame as the voice of Elsa German and Dutch version of Disney’s Blockbuster ‘Frozen’. She is currently playing Elphaba as part of the 10 year anniversary cast of Wicked in the West End. She has played the role in 4 countries and after making her Broadway debut in 2013, is the only actress to have performed the role in three languages. Before returning to the West End, Willemijn played a successful run as Kala in Disney’s Musical Tarzan in Germany. Other credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Paulina), Mamma Mia (Donna), Elisabeth (Elisabeth), We Will Rock You (Killer Queen) and Aida (Amneris).