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DAVID THAXTON

 

As a member of the National Youth Music Theatre, David was part of the world premiere of Richard Taylor's Warchild. He was a soloist at the opening gala for the Wales Millenium Centre in 2004 and created the role of the Wolf in the world premiere of John Doyle's The Tailors Daughter (Welsh National Youth Opera). Other work includes Foreman in Trial by Jury, and the subsequent Chandos recording (BBC National Orchestra of Wales, St David's Hall), Nick Shadow in The Rake's Progress (Wales Millennium Centre), Sweeney in Sweeney Todd (Norwich Playhouse), Harasta in The Cunning Little Vixen (Cardiff Sherman) and Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia. He then joined the ensemble in Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre, playing the parts of Courfeyrac and Bamatabois, and understudying the roles of Enjolras and the Bishop of Digne. He later returned to Les Misérables, as Enjolras, playing the role for two years.

 

David then went on to play Giorgio in the Donmar Warehouse revival of the Sondheim/Lapine musical Passion.  For this role he won the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Other credits include Raoul in Love Never Dies, West End Men alongside Lee Mead and Matt Willis and most recently Maximilian in Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

 

David is also a founder member of the band Unborn Twin. All information and recordings can be found HERE.

 

He is also a tutor at W1 Workshops in London.  

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