Patron – Lee Mead

As a former student at MTC Lee Mead has found success in the Entertainment Industry. He has now become the Patron of The Mushroom Theatre Company and Equal People Performing Arts.
Lee Mead was born in Southend-on-Sea. After leaving college Lee worked on ferries singing to passengers on the Bay of Biscay, but things were soon to take a dramatic turn.
While performing in The Phantom of the Opera, Lee auditioned for the BBC series Any Dream Will Do to play Joseph. Lee was selected as one of the top 20 finalists, and eventually won the role nine weeks later.
Following his successful run as Joseph in the West End, Lee took on a new challenge. From January 12th 2010 at the Theatre Royal Windsor he starred in a touring revival of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, adapted by Trevor Baxter as a Victorian comic melodrama, from the short story by Oscar Wilde. Lee led the cast playing the title role.
August 2011 saw Lee make an impressive television debut as a guest star in long-running BBC drama Casualty where he played teaching assistant, Harry.
Alongside Lee’s West End role in Legally Blonde, he has been working hard recording his next album, which is due out early next year. Lee will be touring in the UK in February 2012.