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Channing Tatum has established himself as a leading actor and filmmaker.
Tatum and his two business partners, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan, founded their production company, Free Association, in 2014. They are currently in post-production on DOG, which Tatum co-directed with Carolin. The script was written by Carolin based upon a story by Carolin & Brett Rodriguez. The film is a road-trip comedy that tracks two hard-charging former Army Rangers paired against their will; Briggs (Tatum), and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois), as they race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, they’ll drive each other completely crazy, confront the possibility that pet psychics are real, and begin to reckon with the one thing they were trained never to do: surrender. MGM will release the film domestically in 2021 while FilmNation will handle the international rights.
He will also star in an UNTITLED MONSTER PROJECT, which Free Association will produce alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Reid Carolin had the original idea for the project and wrote the treatment. Wes Took is writing the script based on Carolin’s treatment.
Most recently, the Free Association team served as producers on Sony’s FATHERHOOD, starring Kevin Hart. They are in pre-production on SPACEMAN OF BOHEMIA for Netflix, with Adam Sandler starring and Johan Renck directing. They are also producing GORILLA AND THE BIRD for HBO, directed by Jean Marc Vallée, Netflix’s first animated film AMERICA: THE MOTION PITCTURE, and NEW YORK WILL EAT YOU ALIVE with STXFilm and Tencent Pictures, starring Colin Firth. Free Association has produced box office hit franchises including 21 JUMPSTREET, and MAGIC MIKE, as well as Steven Soderbergh’s LOGAN LUCKY, HBO’s WAR DOG and Amazon’s original series COMRADE DETECTIVE.
Tatum and Free Association also produce Magic Mike Live worldwide. The production launched in Las Vegas in 2016 and has since opened in London and Berlin and soon to open in Australia. The London production ranks in the top ten shows of all time for advanced ticket sales on West End.
Tatum’s recent film credits include Fox’s film KINGSMAN 2: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017) alongside Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth and Halle Berry.
In 2016, Tatum was seen in the Coen brothers’ film HAIL, CAESAR! alongside George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin, Tilda Swinton and Jonah Hill.
In 2015 Tatum starred in Quentin Tarantino’s critically-acclaimed film THE HATEFUL EIGHT.
Also in 2015, he starred in the highly anticipated sequel, MAGIC MIKE XXL, which was written by Reid Carolin and directed by Greg Jacobs. The initial MAGIC MIKE was directed by Steven Soderbergh and released in 2012.
In 2014, Tatum received critical praise for his starring role in Sony Pictures Classics’ acclaimed and Golden Globe nominated film, FOXCATCHER. The film was directed by Bennett Miller and also starred Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell. The film is based on the true story of John du Pont, the paranoid schizophrenic heir to the du Pont chemical fortune, who built a wrestling training facility called Team Foxcatcher on his Pennsylvania estate and murdered Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz. Tatum portrays Dave’s brother, Mark Schultz.
Also in 2014, Tatum reprised his role as ‘Jenko’ in the blockbuster hit sequel 22 JUMP STREET, opposite Jonah Hill and directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord. The film grossed over $234 million worldwide. The first film, 21 JUMP STREET, released in 2012 and brought in $200 million worldwide.
In 2012, Tatum starred opposite Rachel McAdams in Michael Sucsy’s film THE VOW. The Sony Pictures film earned $197 million worldwide and is the highest-grossing film for Sony Screen Gems.
In 2010, Tatum starred opposite Amanda Seyfried in the Sony Screen Gems’, DEAR JOHN, based on the adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks bestseller. Lasse Hallstrom directed the adapted script by Jamie Linden. The film made $142 million worldwide and is Screen Gems’ third highest film to date.
In the start of his career, in 2006, Tatum received an Independent Spirit nomination and a Gotham Award nomination for his powerful role in the independent film, A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, which won the Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Performance as well as the dramatic directing award for Dito Montiel at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
Tatum currently resides in Los Angeles.
Aaron Witter was born and raised in North West London and trained at the Urdang Academy before getting his first job in Thriller Live World Tour. He started dancing at 18 years old after he played national league basketball and has not looked back since.
He’s worked with artists such as Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Taylor Swift, Rita Ora and Kylie Minogue just to name a few. He can be seen in Beyonce’s “Love on Top” and “Countdown” music videos and Kelly Rowlands raunchy video “Lay It On Me”. He’s been a dancer and model for brands like Adidas and Calzedonia and worked on upcoming movies such as Disney’s Aladdin and Men In Black 4.
Aaron is also an avid reader, he works his mind just as much as his body. He enjoys being creative on and off stage and has hobbies such as portrait photography and videography.
Reid Carolin (Screenwriter / Producer) wrote and produced Magic Mike (2012) and Magic Mike XXL (2015). He won a 2011 Peabody Award for writing and producing the HBO documentary, Earth Made of Glass. His other producing credits include Logan Lucky (2017), 22 Jump Street (2014), White House Down (2013), Ten Years (2012), and Stop Loss (2008). In 2014 he and Channing Tatum founded the production company, Free Association, under which they have a handful of upcoming projects that Reid is either directing, writing, or producing.
Originally from Derbyshire, Charlie graduated from LIPA with a degree in drama and dance.
He has since gone from strength to strength and gained a vast number of skills to include: Choreography, Acrobatics, aerial, Silks, Circus, Cartoonist, recording artist, and Public Speaking. Charlie is now an established artist in all aspects of T.V. Film and Theatre.
Professional credits include: Bat out of Hell/The Metronome Theatre (Featured dancer. )
Major Theatre production in Beijing National Theatre, role (Choreographer.)
Global Village/ Dubai: (Dancer. ) Enact Solutions/TIE: role (Actor).
T.V. credits include: Britains Got Talent/ITV. Got to Dance/ITV. Magic Mike/Live Berlin “Das Supertalent”. T.V. Commercials: Primark, Swatch, George, Liverpool 1.
Charlie is delighted to be making his West End debut with the cast and production of Magic Mike Live at the Hippodrome. It really is a dream come true!
He would also like to take this opportunity to thank his family for their ongoing love and support always!
Alison Faulk choreographed the Magic Mike films with her partners Teresa Espinosa and Luke Broadlick. Following the success of the films, they helped create MAGIC MIKE LIVE with Channing.
During Alison’s dance career, she has had the good fortune to perform with Janet Jackson, P!NK, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, LL Cool J, Miley Cyrus, Paula Abdul, and Missy Elliot, to name a few. She has also appeared in the films STEP UP 2, YOU GOT SERVED, HONEY 2, ALONG CAME POLLY, SAVE THE LAST DANCE 2 , AMERICAN BEAUTY, and AUSTIN POWERS 1 and 2. Alison has also been featured on countless music award shows and sitcoms. She is an original member of the Groovaloos and a member of the all female crew the Beat Freaks. As a choreographer, Alison has worked on projects with Madonna, P!NK, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, The Lonely Island, Brett Eldredge, Ricky Martin, and Victoria Justice. Some of her other film/tv credits include THE MINDY PROJECT, LIPSYNC BATTLE, FAT CAMP, NAKED, BOOK CLUB, THE BABYSITTER, and 50 SHADES OF BLACK. Additionally, Alison and Leo Moctezuma received a World Choreography Award for their work on IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA.
Teresa Espinosa is a proud native of Dallas, Texas. After graduating from CalArts, she has been working professionally as a dancer and choreographer for the past 22. Years. Teresa, who early on in her career at the age of 24m was nominated for an EMMY AWAARD for contributing to Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope HBO Special, as well as traveled the world as one of her dancers. Teresa’s extensive list of accomplishments includes working with renowned artists of our time, such as Prince, Britney Spears, Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Pink, Rihanna, Limp Bizkit, Usher, Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld and Sofia Carson. Her work as a dance rand choreographer have also appeared in numerous television shows, award shows, commercials and films. Some of these credits consist of THE OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, ELLEN, THE X FACTOR, AMERICA’S BEST DANCE CREW (Beat Freaks), GOOD MORNING AMERICA, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, BILLBOARD AWARDS, AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, KID’S CHOICE AWARDS, OLD NAVY, NIKE, YOU GOT SERVED, END OF WATCH, MAGIC MIKE and MAGIC MIKE XXL. She has also worked on the hit TV show LIP SYNC BATTLE: Channing Tatum vs. Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs Anthony Mackie. Espinosa’s latest work as Associate Director/Choreographer on MAGIC MIKE LIVE can be seen in Las Vegas, London, Berlin and Australia.
Luke Broadlick is a multi talented entertainer. Luke moved to Los Angeles to become an actor and became that and so much more. Booking a national commercial, on his first audition at 14, lead him to guest star roles and tv spots. At 16, Luke was a six time (ISKA) And 13 time (NASKA) World champion Martial Artist. After dancing for only 6 months Luke booked Britney Spears' "Circus Tour" at the age of 16. Since then, Luke has toured and worked with artists such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, John Legend, Katy Perry, Jason Derulo, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, and many more, Performing on countless shows from The Academy Awards, AMA's to the Super Bowl and working with big brands like Nike, Mcdonalds, Disney, Nickelodeon, Samsung to name a few. Luke has Choreographed for Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" Tour, JBalvin "Energia" Tour, Both MAGIC MIKE films and the live show in Las Vegas, London, Berlin and Australia. Luke is a husband and a father who's bicoastal from Los Angeles & Atlanta, & enjoying every moment given.
Courtenay Brady, 25, was born and raised in Derry, Ireland. He moved to Essex, to start his professional training at masters performing arts college at the age of 18. During this time Courtenay was lucky enough to work professionally and get a taste for TV and what the industry had to offer.
Straight out of college, Courtenay went to China (Shanghai) to perform in a show called Ultimate Broadway with leading stars from the West End and Broadway. He was also original cast in the West End performance Rip it up the 60’s.
After coming back from China, Courtenay has worked mainly in the commercial industry. He has worked with many artists such as Selena Gomez, Kylie Minogue, Liam Payne, Take That, Black Eyed Peas, The Vamps, Olly Murs and Nadine Coyle.
Courtenay has performed on many TV shows such as The X factor, James Corden’s Cross Walk, The Graham Norton Show, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, Got To Dance, BBC Children in Need, Strictly Come Dancing, Ball & Boe ITV special, The Royal Variety Show and many more.
His live performances consist of The Summertime Ball (Wembley stadium), UEFA Champions League Final (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff), STEPS (UK arena tour), Just Dance (Live US Tour) and he has performed in many stadiums and arenas all over the UK and Europe.
Courtenay has also worked with companies such as Disney, Land Rover, Jaguar, House of Fraser, ABC America, Fox News and many others.
Jack Rayner is a Los Angeles based music producer who specializes in television, film, and live productions. His choreography background gives him a unique short-hand in working with choreographers and directors. This has landed the 36 year old producer the title of remixer for high profile world tours including Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour,” Britney Spears “Till The World Ends” and Avril Lavigne’s “Best Damn Thing Tour.”
Producing music for major companies and customizing audio to promote their brands is a common task for Jack. MAC Cosmetics, Reebok, NIKE, Beachbody, and Sexy Hair are just some of the product lines that entrust their music needs to Mr. Rayner. Jack has also worked on the box office films “Magic Mike” and it’s sequel, “Magic Mike XXL” as well as several other films.
Mr. Rayner has a heavy television resume working on performance based competition reality shows. He works as the year-a-round producer, remixer, and editor for the #1 NBC show America’s Got Talent for 8 seasons as well as multiple episodes of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Tru TV’s “Fake Off,” Fox’s “American Idol” and Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.” Currently, Jack is working on Lips Sync Battle Season 3, America’s Got Talent season 12 and Magic Mike LIVE opening in Las Vegas, London and Berlin.
Daniel is currently training at Boy Blue Entertainment an Olivier Award winning hip-hop dance company associated with the Barbican Centre and founded by Kenrick Sandy.
Daniel also volunteers in a community dance group called First Impressions where he used to participate as a dancer. He now teaches children under the age of 16 to dance at competitions and showcases.
Daniel’s West End debut was Thriller Live where he also went on to participate in West End live.
He has also featured in various music videos for mainstream artists such as BBK and Stefflon Don/Juan Magan.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, where her father Fran was already a successful musician and her mother Valerie a fashionista, Rachel came into her own artistry as an award-winning Production Designer in the film industry two decades ago.
Recent film and TV credits include BOOK CLUB starring Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, THE NINTH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX with Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul, and the Amazon series UPLOAD with Greg Daniels of THE OFFICE. It was Rachel's cinematic experience building immersive worlds and visual story that introduced her to Channing Tatum and opened the opportunity for her to Production Design MAGIC MIKE LIVE WORLDWIDE with venues now in Berlin, London, Las Vegas and Australia. Merging the fantasy of a movie set with a real audience as the VIPs means every venue is unique, every detail is meaningful and every seat feels like the front row.
She currently lives in Vancouver BC with her unmarried husband Paul.
David Morgan is a comedian, presenter and regular guest contributor to ITV1’s New Weekend Show, Zoe Ball on Saturday/Sunday (ITV1). Further credits include being team captain on two series of ITV2’s Safeword, being resident comedian on ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now and countless panel show appearances, as well as having been a guest presenter on Virgin Radio. His festival appearances in 2018 include Latitude, Reading & Leeds and Rewind.
ROB BISSINGER (Scenic Designer) Rob has been a Production Designer for Live Entertainment for over 15 years and his work has been seen by millions of people worldwide, earning him an Emmy nomination. He and Anita La Scala, cofounded ARDA Studio, which provides production design and concepts for large international spectacles and countless theatrical presentations of all sizes throughout the United States and abroad. Highlights include collaborating on the design concept for the 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony in Azerbaijan, leading the production design team of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony, and designing the 2015 Pan American Games Closing Ceremony featuring the musical talents of Kanye West, Pitbull and Serena Ryder. Rob is thrilled to bring the unique experience of Magic Mike Live to a worldwide audience.
Anita is a native New Yorker and Production/Scenic Designer for Live Entertainment, Broadcast, Theatre and Sporting Ceremonies. She has earned an Emmy nomination for her work which has been seen both nationally and internationally. She co-founded ARDA Studio with her partner, Rob Bissinger, focusing on visual and environmental design, scenery and creative concepts for large scale projects. They collaborated on the design concept for the Baku 2015 European Games Opening Ceremony in Azerbaijan and led the production design team for Russia’s Sochi 2014 Olympic Opening Ceremony. Other Production Design credits include Toronto 2015 Pan American Games Closing Ceremony at the Rogers Centre featuring the musical talents of Kanye West, Pitbull and Serena Ryder. ARDA also designed multiple concepts and experiences for Evergrande’s Ocean Flower Island Theme Park in Hainan, China. Recent highlights include: Cheddar Broadcast Booth (New York Stock Exchange), Brian Henson’s Puppet Up! (Venetian Hotel Las Vegas), Human Nature’s Jukebox (Venetian Hotel Las Vegas), Frankie Moreno’s Under the Influence (Planet Hollywood Hotel Las Vegas), The Big Apple Circus’s 40th Anniversary Show (Tour). Anita has also designed the four time Superbowl Champions 2012 NY Giants Opening Ceremony at MetLife Stadium, NJ as well as themed broadcast sets for Canon’s NAB show in Las Vegas.
Costume Designer Marina Toybina has been an integral part of painting the landscape of pop culture for over a decade
A look behind the scenes of many of the biggest pop acts of our time, would reveal a four-time Emmy Award-winning costume designer, Marina Toybina. Marina’s creations are seen worldwide in A- list concert tours, primetime television, films, music videos and numerous museums. After collaborating with high-profile artists on their world tours and establishing herself as a prominent designer for prime- time Television, Marina won her unprecedented fourth consecutive Emmy Award in the Outstanding Costumes For A Variety Program Or A Special category for her work on the Super Bowl
XLIX Halftime Show featuring Katy Perry and Missy Elliot at the 2015 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Marina has had the honor of working with many legendary artists on their world tours, including Taylor Swift’s “Red” World Tour, Carrie Underwood’s “ The Storyteller” and “Blown Away” Tours, Justin Bieber‘s “Believe” Promo Tour, Ariana Grande’s “Honeymoon” Tour, and Katy Perry’s “California Dreams” and “Prismatic” World Tours. In addition to this, Marina has created designs for Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, P!NK, NeYo, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj and many more.
Marina’s recent venture includes the cast of Magic Mike Live at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Directed by Channing Tatum and Alison Faulk.
While establishing herself in the music industry, Marina also made a name for herself in prime-time Television. Marina has designed for FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” for several seasons, “The X Factor US,” and most recently NBC’s “World of Dance” produced by Jennifer Lopez. She has worked with artists on numerous awards shows, including but not limited to Selena Gomez for Billboard Awards and Dancing With the Stars, Taylor Swift & Carrie Underwood for multiple Grammy Awards, EMA’s and Brit Awards, Usher for Billboard Awards, David Guetta feat. NeYo and Akon for Billboard Awards, P!NK for the American Music Awards, Katy Perry for Grammy’s and Justin Bieber on The Voice, the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Billboard Awards.
Marina’s work has been featured on the cover of Billboard Magazine and has garnered high-profile coverage in publications such as US weekly, People, Rolling Stone Magazine, ELLE Brazil, Vogue Russia, Apparel News, NY Times, Country Weekly, NY Post, LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, San Francisco Weekly, LA Weekly, USA Today and more.
Originating from Moscow, Russia, Marina and her family moved to Arizona at the age of 11. Marina’s parents worked hard to afford her opportunities when she made a bold choice to follow her aspirations to become a fashion/costume designer. She moved west to Los Angeles and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Marina hopes her story will inspire young people to follow their dreams in the face of fear, doubt and or adversity.
Dreya designed and choreographed Pink's celebrated “Glitter In The Air” and “Try”, for the 2010 and 2014 Grammy awards. Her aerial work with Pink began with her 2004 Try This tour and continued for the I’m Not Dead, Funhouse, and Truth About Love tours. She was aerial consultant and choreographer for Michael Jackson's This Is It. Aerial choreography: Taylors Swift's Speak Now, Katy Perry's California Dreams, Kylie Minogue's Aphrodite, Britney Spears Circus Cher Living Proof, Live at Caesar’s Palace, and Here We Go Again. Rihanna's Last Girl On Earth, Leona Lewis Labyrinth, Carrie Underwood Play On, Madonna’s Re-invention, Pink/Justin Timberlake's Future Sex Love, and Christina Aguilera's Back To Basics.
Dreya produced and starred in the independent films THE AERIALIST, THE GYMNAST, and A MARINE STORY available on all major streaming platforms. Collectively garnering 48 festival awards in the US and internationally. Dreya has been awarded 7 “Best Actress” nods for her portrayals. She also appeared in LOVELY AND AMAZING. As an actor, off-broadway and regional theater productions include Childhood, Comedy of Tenors, How I Learned to Drive, Comedy of Errors, and Orson’s Shadow. She has directed at Milwaukee Rep, Cinti Playhouse in the Park, Bucks County Playhouse, ACT Theater, and directed and choreographed the cabaret cirque extravaganza Love, Chaos and Dinner for Teatro ZinZanni’s new Chicago venue. Dreya is currently developing her solo show, Hexen, premiering summer 2021.
Television: The Practice, Company Town, All Access, GMA, Entertainment Tonight, Pink, 2016 Billboards, 2013 AMA's, VMA’s, Katy Perry Billboards, 50 Cent BET awards, 2006 and 2004 Kids Choice awards. Cher’s Living Proof, (NBC) (dancer, featured aerialist). Secret Talents Of The Stars (CBS). Dreya is also featured in the P90X workouts.
Philip is an international, award winning Lighting Designer based in London. He has lit all of the productions of Magic Mike Live (Las Vegas, London, Berlin) You may have seen his work in Australia on The James Plays at the Adelaide international Festival or Blanc de Blanc, Limbo Unhinged & Blanc de Blanc Encore at The Sydney Opera House. In November 2019 he was privilaged to light the opening show at the refubished Rechibite Hall in Perth with Boom Boom in the House of Casa Blah Blah.
UK & International Touring includes:
Hairspray, The King and I, Happy Days the Musical, Laila the Musical, Jackie the Musical, The James Plays; Trainspotting, Radio Times, Vulcan 7, After Miss Julie, Terminus.
Other work includes:
The Exorcist and Five Guys Named Mo in the West End; Cymbeline for the RSC; The World of Extreme Happiness and Love the Sinner at The National Theatre; A very very Very Dark Matter at The Bridge Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Barbican; The Seagull at Regent’s Park; The Twits, Liberian Girl, God Bless the Child, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, No Quarter, Oxford Street and Kebab at the Royal Court; Miss Julie at the Schaubhune (Berlin); Mr Burns and Before the Party at the Almeida; Testing The Echo for Out Of Joint; Roller Diner, First Love is Revolution, Pastoral, The Boy Who Fell into a Book, and Tape at Soho Theatre; The Infidel a Musical at Stratford East; Barnum at Menier Chocolate Factory; The Fahrenheit Twins for Told by an idiot; Milk, Swallow & Ciara at the Traverse; 1984, Macbeth, Too Clever by Half at The Royal Exchange Manchester; Punk Rock & Mogadishu at The Lyric Hammersmith; Small Hours at Hampstead Theatre; Amazonia, Ghosts, Member of the Wedding, at the Young Vic; Cosí Fan Tutte at Welsh National Opera; After Dido for English National Opera; Il Trittico for Opera Zuid. www.PhilipGladwell.co.uk
Representing the North - Harry moved from his hometown in Blackburn, Lancashire to train at the renowned Laine Theatre Arts on their three-year Musical Theatre/Dance Course. During his training he took part in many professional productions, including pantomimes for Qdos Entertainment, First Family, Evolution, BBC Sports Relief and West End Bares.
Upon graduation, Harry immediately began his professional career as a commercial dancer and was lucky enough to make TV appearances on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, Saturday Night Takeaway and Michael McIntyre’s Big Christmas Show.
He has also made his motion picture debut, when he joined the ensemble cast of the hit sequel “Mama Mia: Here We Go Again”.
As a dancer he has worked for artists such as Rita Ora and Stormzy. He has travelled both in the UK and internationally to perform with brands such as Robe and Intersport. Harry has also performed at large scale events in arenas such as Wembley for Capital FM Summertime Ball and at The Global Awards.
One of Harry’s proudest career moments was being chosen by the respected director and choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne to join his company for Lord of the Flies.
Harry is very excited to join the cast of Magic Mike Live London.
DON S. GILMORE (Production Manager) has provided Production Management and Technical Supervision for over 350 Broadway, touring, regional, commercial and construction projects in the U.S. and abroad. Notable projects include: Broadway: An American in Paris (Show Carpenter), Pippin (Show Carpenter), Billy Crystal - 700 Sundays (Broadway & HBO), Guys & Dolls, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Pirate Queen (Prod Carpenter), Dracula the Musical, Sinatra (Radio City). Road: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, Phantom of the Opera (Advance), A Christmas Story the Musical, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (US Tour & Grand Ole Opry Nashville), 42ndSt.,The Producers, Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty, Tallest Tree in The Forest, Guys & Dolls, Hair, Billy Crystal 700 Sundays. Las Vegas: Magic Mike Live, Mat Franco – Magic reinvented Nightly, Puppet Up! Uncensored, Paul Zerdin – Mouthing Off, Frankie Moreno – Under the Influence. Other: The Laramie Project, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - SoHo NYC; Times Square New Years’ Eve & Ball Drop. Don lives in NYC with his wife, actress Rebecca Holt, and their three children: Luke, Max and Ruby.
Jack is an all-round performer from Dorset. It was there where his dance and music training began at age 7. As a talented percussionist with Dorset Music Service, he has performed in a variety of orchestras and jazz ensembles. As a self-taught musician (piano, electric and acoustic guitar, bass, ukulele and mandolin), Jack's services are sought by a variety of show producers and he enjoys composing and mixing musical scores for events. Clients/Credits include Birdgang Dance Company, East London Dance, and Breakin' Convention.
The performing arts course at Bournemouth and Poole College opened more doors for Jack. It was here that Jack undertook musical theatre and drama training. He subsequently appeared in leading roles in Jellicoe Theatre productions of A Clockwork Orange and The Addams Family. Most recently Jack has toured with UV Talent Gospel Choir and performed on live shows for X-factor, Britain's Got Talent and The Voice, as well as backing artists such as Mariah Carey and Jennifer Hudson.
As a dancer Jack has trained in a vast array of urban styles, including hip hop, popping, house, breaking, locking, capoeira, as well as tap and ballet. He recently graduated from University of East London with first class honours in Dance: Urban Practice. He has grown up in crews, battling and competing at World Championship level, most recently gaining 2nd place in 2015 in both Battles with The Unknown and Team World Finals with Shake Dance. As a member of Birdgang Dance Company he performed 'Vice' in Breakin' Convention's Canada Tour and 'NOX: Evidence of Absence' Virtual Reality.
More of Jack's credits include: Fergie; Move It; Budweiser; Bollywood; Wembley Arena; The Royal Albert Hall; Sky One and BBC One Show.
Hi, I’m Jake Brewer, one of the cast members and a swing in the Magic Mike Show. I was born and raised in South East London where I originally set out to follow my Dad’s footsteps into the Draughtsmen trade, but fell into acting and then found dancing at the age of 16.
I trained at Bird College before getting my first job performing on a Cruise for ‘Carnival Cruise Lines’, sailing around the Bahamas & Caribbean for 6 months which was a dream. When I got back on land, I danced for Bananarama and new artist Lewis Capaldi in his ‘Grace’ video, as well as modelling for Lululemon, Fairfax, Favour and most notably for Adidas as a body double for Gareth Bale.
Whenever I can I jet off to Sweden to see my family and to get away from the hustle and bustle that comes with life in London. But as much as I’m a city boy, I feel most at peace when I’m in the sun and near the sea. Especially if I can scuba dive or snorkel, anything to get me in the water.
I’m also a massive Marvel fan so if you have anything to say superhero related, I’m your man. Forever hopeful that radioactive spiders exist 🕷🕸
Josie was born in County Durham and grew up with her brother and Mum in Kent. She was lucky enough to secure a full Dance & Drama Award at Performers College enabling her to embark on 3 years of dance training.
Since graduating Josie’s theatre credits Include: Le Moulin Rouge (PARIS SHOWGIRL); Ant & Dec Saturday Night Take-away (UK ARENA TOUR); The David HassleHoff Musical (UK TOUR).
Josie has toured with artists including Dua Lipa, Ashley Robberts - PussyCat Doll & Chesney Hawkes. As well as performing with Will Young, Kanye West & Lui Peng.
Her TV credits include: The Voice, ITV’s Tonight at the London Palladium, Britain’s Got Talent and The Brit awards.
Josie can also be found in: Mamma Mia 2 - Here we go again the movie, Burberry Christmas campaign featuring Romeo Beckham, The River Island campaign Dress Up and Dance and Vogue Fashion Film.
Josie is thrilled to be part of the original cast for Magic Mike Live London. What a dream job being surrounded by such beautiful and talented dancers!
THEATRE: The Lehman Trilogy, Antony and Cleopatra, Man and Superman, Ugly Lies the Bone, The Great Wave (National Theatre); Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, The Moderate Soprano, Frozen (West End); 2071, The Nether (also West End), Linda, Girls & Boys (Royal Court); Miss Saigon (Japan, New York, UK tour); Alys, Always, My Name is Lucy Barton (Bridge Theatre); Shipwreck, Oil (Almeida); Desire Under the Elms (Sheffield Crucible); Elegy for Young Lovers (Theatr an Der Wien); Half a Sixpence (Chichester); Mary Poppins (Tour); Hamlet, The Master and Margarita (Barbican); I Can’t Sing (Palladium); Local Hero (The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), The Lehman Trilogy (Park Avenue Armoury), The Starry Messenger (Wyndham’s Theatre), West Side Story (Broadway Theatre), Seawall: A Life (Hudson Theatre),
OPERA: The Unknown Soldier, Don Giovanni, Krol Rogerat (ROH); The Cunning Little Vixen, Don Giovanni, Der Freischütz (Danish Royal Opera); Otello (Metropolitan Opera, New York); Zeitgest (Coliseum); Das Liebesverbot (Teatro Real, Madrid); The Flying Dutchman (Finland National Opera); West Side Story (Malmo Opera); Don Giovanni (Barcelona Opera); Marco
Polo (Guangzhou Opera House); Carmen (Bregenzer Festspiele); Don Giovanni (Houston Grand Opera); Porgy and Bess (National Opera, Amsterdam).
BALLET: Malgorzata Dzierzon (Ballet Rambert); Connectome (Royal Ballet).
OTHER WORK: Magic Mike London (London Hippodrome); projections for Adele, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Paris Fashion Week, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys, The Sessions, The Band, Olympic and Paralympic 2012 closing ceremonies, 2019 Pan American Games Opening Ceremony, ‘Concert for Diana’ at Wembley Stadium, George Michael, Rolling Stones, Genesis, Darren Hayes, Elton John, U2, Muse, Take That and Nitin Sawhney.
AWARDS: Knight of Illumination awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016; BAFTA for The Cube.
Manny Tsakanika was born in Athens, Greece but grew up in Cambridge, England. He trained at Bodywork Dance Studios and is a member of Hip Hop dance companies such as Elementz Ent, Zoonation and used to train with Boy Blue.
Manny has danced with artists such as Kylie Minogue, Rita Ora and Stormzy. His other credits include; TV-Brit Awards, The Voice UK, Paul O’Grady Show, EMA’s (European Music Awards) and German Idol. Manny has worked for companies such as Samsung, Mulberry, Vodaphone, Mercedes, Levis, Ford, Mac, Pokémon, Asda and Lynk & Co.
Theatre credits include; Exposure (St James Theatre, Victoria as Dance Captain/ Swing, The Mad hatters Tea Party (With Hip Hop Company ‘Zoonation’) Roundhouse Theatre, Camden as Tweedle Dee.
Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre), Back to the Future (Manchester Opera House & West End); Waitress (Adelphi & UK Tour); Only Fools & Horses (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Local Hero (Edinburgh Lyceum / Old Vic); Sweet Charity (Donmar); Adult Casting for Matilda (Cambridge Theatre & UK Tour ); Adult Casting for School of Rock (Gillian Lynne Theatre & UK Tour); 42nd Street, Shrek The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Bat Out of Hell (Dominion / Coliseum); 5 Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch); Magic Mike Live (Hippodrome Casino); CATS (Palladium / UK Tour / International Tour); Mamma Mia! (worldwide); Into the Woods, Groundhog Day, Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic); Chicago (Cambridge / Adelphi / Garrick); Grease (UK Tour); Priscilla Queen of the Desert (UK Tour); Mrs Henderson Presents, Fat Friends, The Commitments (UK Tour); Man of La Mancha, CHESS, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd (English National Opera); 42nd Street, Singing in the Rain. Kiss Me Kate (Chatelet, Paris); Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello Dolly, Crazy for You (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Braille Legacy, The Woman in White, Harold and Maud, Violet (Charing Cross Theatre). The Beggars Opera (Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris); Guys and Dolls, Funny Girl (Theatre Marigny, Paris).
Musical Ensemble Casting: Greatest Days, Matilda, Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again; Beauty & The Beast; Aladdin; Mamma Mia!
UK Dancer Casting: Mary Poppins Returns; Nine.
Casting Director: The Phantom of the Opera.
Sound of Music Live (2015 BAFTA), Superstar, Over the Rainbow, I’d Do Anything, Any Dream Will Do, How Do Solve A Problem like Maria, (2007 Emmy Award), Kombat Opera presents…(2008 Golden Rose Montreux Award) Hollyoaks, West End Star (TV3 Sweden).
At the age of 18, Mark moved from his home in New Zealand to attend ETTINGSHAUSENS full time dance course in Sydney, Australia. Before graduating in 2016, he successfully booked his first professional corporate job dancing for hairdressing giant TONI&GUY in their annual Culture Shock Hair Show.
He gained representation with Grayboy The Agency which led him to work with comedy dance group PHLYCREW, Mark was cast in three of their stage productions and worked regularly in their corporate ventures. Mark has also joined Opera Australia's prestigious production of 'CARMEN' during its 2017 season of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
Mark's professional body of work also extends to the competitive world of hip hop. He competed on the world stage of Hip Hop International with 'ZBOYZ' in La Vegas in 2016 where the crew progressed to the semi-finals. The following year he again joined PHLYCREW who represented Australia in Los Angeles at WORLD OF DANCE.
Mark is thrilled to be making his UK dance debut by joining the MAGIC MIKE LIVE cast in London.
Candice is thrilled to be part of the worldwide casting team of “Magic Mike Live!.” She grew up in Los Angeles where she trained as a dancer throughout her teenage years. After graduating high school, she attended the Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood as a scholarship student where she trained under many of the most esteemed choreographers in the LA commercial dance scene including Mandy Moore, Tovaris Wilson and Nolan Padilla. This led to a fruitful career as a professional dancer where she was featured in various television shows, commercials and films. With an interest in bringing similar opportunities to other dancers, she eventually she found her way into casting. Working for the likes of NBC’s “World of Dance” and “The Voice” she enjoys working with talented people and there is no shortage of that with “Magic Mike Live.” She is grateful to be working alongside such an incredible team.
Matt completed his professional training at the renowned Wilkes Academy, Swindon.
Upon graduating, he made his West End debut in the ensemble of the smash hit musical ‘Mamma Mia’. He was then asked to join the cast of the International touring production where he went on to play the role of ‘Pepper’.
In the world of commercial dance, Matt was chosen to perform with Rita Ora at Capital’s ‘Jingle Bell Ball’. He also worked with legendary Brit super-group, 'Take That', on their tour motion capture under the direction of one of the UK’s leading creative directors, Kim Gavin.
As a 4-time world tap dance champion, Matt put his skills to the test when he originated the role of one of the tap trio in ‘The Noise Boys’. He has also performed in Europe with American artist, Ally Brooke (fifth harmony), for Warner Music.
Other work includes: ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Peter Pan’ (Qdos Entertainment) - Lucozade and Ribena flash mobs, Iceland corporate event (ICC Birmingham) ‘Soccer aid’ and a corporate event for ‘Mercedes Benz’.
Matt has just completed performing in London's West End show 'Rip It Up' at the Garrick Theatre, in 2019.
He recently starred in the World Premiere of ‘Noise Boys!’ At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he featured as a soloist and also Dance Captain.
Matt is thrilled to join the company of Magic Mike Live!
As the Director of Worldwide Casting, Katie Zanca oversees the audition processes for all talent in every production of Magic Mike Live across the globe. Katie started her career as a musical theatre performer, but quickly transitioned to roles off the stage. Katie has worked as the Company Manager of Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, as a Talent Representative at Door 24 Entertainment working with artists in film, television, and theatre, and eventually found her true calling in casting at Binder Casting. With Binder, she helped to cast projects on Broadway/National Tours (Disney’s The Lion King, In Transit, White Christmas, Sister Act) Off-Broadway (NYCC’s Encores! Series, Chick Flick, Trip of Love) and regionally across the USA. As a former performer herself, Katie is passionate about helping artists realize their potential, and feels blessed to be surrounded by her MML teammates who share the same creative values. Raised in Connecticut, she received a BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University. She is based in Brooklyn, NY. As the Director of Worldwide Casting, Katie Zanca oversees the audition processes for all talent in every production of Magic Mike Live across the globe. Katie started her career as a musical theatre performer, but quickly transitioned to roles off the stage. Katie has worked as the Company Manager of Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina, as a Talent Representative at Door 24 Entertainment working with artists in film, television, and theatre, and eventually found her true calling in casting at Binder Casting. With Binder, she helped to cast projects on Broadway/National Tours (Disney’s The Lion King, In Transit, White Christmas, Sister Act) Off-Broadway (NYCC’s Encores! Series, Chick Flick, Trip of Love) and regionally across the USA. As a former performer herself, Katie is passionate about helping artists realize their potential, and feels blessed to be surrounded by her MML teammates who share the same creative values. Raised in Connecticut, she received a BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.
Vincent Marini is the executive producer of MAGIC MIKE LIVE around the world. He has led the development of the show and its groundbreaking venues in Las Vegas, London, Berlin and Australia, with an arena tour and an unscripted television series on the horizon. Vincent recently spent four years as the creative director and executive producer of BASE Entertainment. Productions: MAGIC MIKE LIVE (Executive Producer); MAT FRANCO: MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY (Writer/Director); PUPPET UP UNCESORED! with Brian Henson (Executive Producer); PAUL ZERDIN: MOUTHING OFF (Executive Producer); FRANKIE MORENO: UNDER THE INFLUENCE (Writer/Director). From 2009-2014 Vincent served as the producing artistic director for The State Theatre of North Carolina which welcomed close to 100,000 patrons annually to two unique venues. Productions: ZELDA with Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy; MY OWN SONG with Clint Holmes; LES MISÉRABLES; THE FANTASTICKS; MISS SAIGON; THE LAST FIVE YEARS; A FEW GOOD MEN and many others. Other directing/producing credits: the international tour of JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT; television performances on THE VOICE, GERMANY’S NEXT TOP MODELl, and BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT; The Barrymore Awards for Theatre Excellence; THE ROCK TENOR at the Wilma Theater; and over sixty plays and musicals. Vincent served as a special consultant to Cirque du Soleil’s new theatrical division in 2014, on the boards of the New Jersey Cultural Trust and The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (Interim Executive Director in 2007) and as an adjudicator for the North Carolina Theater Conference. He has also served as a guest lecturer at Temple University, Brevard College and the Kanazwa Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan.
A graduate of Belmont University in Nashville TN, Renée began her career in musical theatre as a performer and singer. Realizing she had a talent for management, Renée began working as a Company Manager and AEA Stage Manager at Flat Rock Playhouse, The State Theater of North Carolina where she Stage Managed some of her favorite shows such as EVITA, MISS SAIGON and HANK WILLIAM’S LOST HIGHWAY. Under the tenure of Vincent Marini she began work with BASE Entertainment in NY (PUPPET UP! UNCENSORED with Brian Henson, PAUL ZERDIN: MOUTHING OFF, FRANKIE MORENO: UNDER THE INFLUENCE) where she met the MAGIC MIKE LIVE team. She is blessed to work alongside such a talented team of creatives to bring Magic Mike and the power of the unicorn to women everywhere. Renée lives with her husband and dog Scully in Cherry Point, NC.
Ross was born in Greenwich London and began his training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and then graduating from The London Studio centre with a foundation degree in 2008.
Theatre credits include: SYLVIA (The Old Vic); Thriller Live (West End); Into the Hoods (ZooNation/Novello Theatre); Some Like It Hip Hop (ZooNation/Royal Festival Hall/Queen Elizabeth Hall/UK Tour); Revolution (Theatre Royal); The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (Royal Opera House).
Ross has toured the world with artists including Ellie Goulding Delirium World Tour, FKA Twigs Congregata Tour, Robbie Williams Swing Both Ways European and Australian Tour, Take That Progress Live European Tour, Steps winter & summer tours 2017-2018, Leona Lewis Art on Ice Tour. As well as performing with Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Beyonce, The Saturdays, Will.I.am, Jungle, Catherine Jenkins, Pixie Lott and Alexandra Burke.
David Ian has presented theatre shows all over the world. He is the recipient of five Olivier awards and three Tony nominations.
Past productions include: Grease, Saturday Night Fever, The King and I, West Side Story, Singin’ in the Rain, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Anything Goes, The Producers, Defending the Caveman, Guys and Dolls, Daisy Pulls it Off, The Sound of Music, La Cage aux Folles, Sweet Charity, Flashdance, Gypsy, The Shawshank Redemption, The Phantom of the Opera (Las Vegas), My Fair Lady, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess, The Rocky Horror Show, Cats, Chicago, Dr Dolittle, Starlight Express, Seminar, Steel Magnolias, Ghost the Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Bodyguard, Jersey Boys, Annie, Xanadu, Show Boat, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Sunset Boulevard, Scrooge, Quartet and Benidorm Live.
Forthcoming productions include: School of Rock, Waitress, The Drifters Girl, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Love Never Dies and Hello, Dolly!.
David is a trustee of ArtsEd, one of the UK’s leading drama schools.
Sophie is originally from Nottingham where they are very proud to have a Mythological thief as their city’s emblem. She has been "daaan saaaff", clinging onto her accent, since she left home to train at Performers College. She graduated the college as Winner of the Music Award and with the 3rd Year Award.
Sophie has gone on to a career across the world in Musical Theatre. Some of her roles to date include 'Glinda’ in Wicked (West End); ‘Janet' Rocky Horror Show (Italian Tour and Oxford Playhouse). Sophie was also lucky enough to be asked to play 'Columbia’ in the 42nd Anniversary Gala performance of Rocky Horror Live in cinemas and Sky Arts alongside Richard O'Brien, Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc, Ade Edmonson, Anthony Head and Emma Bunton.
Sophie has most recently played ‘Mary Pickford’ in The Biograph Girl at the Finborough Theatre and the 'Mermaid' in Big Fish the Musical at The Other Palace starring Kelsey Grammar.
Other Theatre Credits Include: Ensemble and understudy 'Lisa' in Mamma Mia (West End); 'Stone Rockmanbrock' Silence! The Musical (Barons Court Theatre). ‘Flora’ in It Must’ve Been Love (workshop).
Television Credits Include: Royal Variety Performance (ITV); X Factor (ITV); The Slammer (CBBC); Top of the Pops (BBC) and Halifax (commercial).
Film Credits Include: Rocky Horror Live, Mamma Mia! The Movie (pre-production workshop).
Other Credits Include: Recordings; Don’t Stop Believin’ (UK tour).
Sophie also writes daft songs on her ukulele, for fun and often gets asked to perform them for people that like daft songs on ukuleles. There is an album pending which stretches more into the musical theatre realm, which she will finish. Promise.
As well as working in the industry for over 14 years Sophie is an accredited Life Coach and certified in Counselling skills and looks after Performers Minds in many Performing Arts Colleges running mental health workshops.
Theophillus ‘Godson’ Oloyade is a hip hop dancer and choreographer who pioneers Krump in the UK. He is a senior member of Boy Blue, and a Got to Dance Finalist for Sky 1. He has also danced and choreographed for FKA twigs, Fergie, Giggs, Swizz Beatz and Dua Lipa, among others.
He was movement director for Boy Better Know’s ‘Athlete’ music video and continues to choreograph work including The Blood Of Macbeth and Enter the RAW which is currently in development.
He also worked with Kenrick ‘H20’ Sandy as an assistant dance captain and performer for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. He was also one of the cast members of the Laurence Olivier award nominated 'Blak Whyte Gray' which continues to tour internationally.