Leon Craig

Born 20th June, Leon Craig is a professional actor and singer from Manchester. In 2006, he was a semi-finalist for BBC Radio Voice of Musical Theatre at the New Theatre in Cardiff.

 

Training:

He attended the Guildford School of Acting for his 3-year degree in Acting and Musical Theatre, graduating in 2000.

Theatre:

Craig has appeared in several theatre shows including Alan Cohen/Robert Wheeler’s Aladdin at the Derby Arena (2019-20) as Widow Twankey (Pantomime Dame); Casey Nicholaw-directed Disney’s Aladdin (2016-19) as Babkak/Cover Genie; Gareth Machin/Nick Winston’s Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey II (Voice of the Plant); Peter Duncan’s Beauty and the Beast (2014-15) as Dame Jollena Jollychops (Pantomime Dame); Jamie Wilson’s Alice in Wonderland (2014) as The Queen of Hearts; Jamie Wilson’s Dick Whittington as Sarah The Cook (Pantomime Dame); Peter Duncan’s Dick Whittington (2012-13) as Sarah The Cook (Pantomime Dame); Paul Taylor Mills’ My Big Gay Italian Wedding (2013) as Rodney; Laurence Connor’s Arena Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (2012-13) as King Herod; Matthew Ashford’s Jack and the Beanstalk (2011-12) as Dame Mary Trott; Paul Taylor Mills-Richard Jones’ The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (2011) as Melvin P; Tim Maple/Andrew Wyke’s Soul Sunday: Songs of Michael Jackson (2011) as Lead Singer; Karl Wooley’s Aladdin (2010-11) as Dame Widow Twankey; Steve Boden’s Sleeping Beauty (2009)10) as Dame Nurse Nanny Nora; Neil Bull’s Aladdin (2008-09) as Genie of the lamp, Sgt Ping, Emperor; Adrian Noble/Gillian Lynne’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2005-06) as understudy Lord Scrumptious/ Inventor/Sid; Stephen Leatherland’s Eva Cassidy (2003) as Chuck Brown; Carol Godby’s The Snow Queen (2000-01) as Dame Flora Fatty (Pantomime Dame); Carol Godby’s Aladdin and His Magic Lamp (2000-01) as Window Twanky (Pantomime Dame).

TV:

On television, he has worked as Jesus/Montel in Jerry Springer: The Opera (BBC2 & Avalon) and as an Ensemble in Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour (Universal).