Thursday, April 19

Tommy Steele to star in The Glenn Miller show at London Coliseum

Britain’s first Rock and Roll Star and legendary entertainer Tommy Steele is due to perform at the London Coliseum with The Glenn Miller Show for a limited run from  6th July-18th August 2018

Tommy Steele's first UK number-one was Singing the Blues in January 1957, reaching the top spot before Elvis. The same year he filmed The Tommy Steele Story, one of Britain’s great rock ‘n’ roll movies.

His career has included over twenty hit singles, twelve hit musical movies – including Finian’s Rainbow, The Happiest Millionaire,  Half A Sixpence,  Hans Andersen and Singin’ in the Rain. Tommy starred in the musical Scrooge, which enjoyed two successful runs at the London Palladium and made him the theatre’s all-time record-breaking performer, having headlined more performances than any other star in its history.

He made his stage debut in 1958 starring in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which enjoyed a sold-out run at the London Coliseum, but the inspiration for Tommy’s extraordinary career was an American band leader whose music Tommy had loved  from the moment he first heard it in his early teens…and now, 60 years on, TOMMY STEELE returns to THE LONDON COLISEUM to salute his idol GLENN MILLER in a new musical celebration. He has already headlined two very successful tours of this musical.

It’s been over seventy years since Glenn Miller disappeared over the English Channel on a flight to Paris to entertain the troops during the World War 2. Did he crash or was he shot down? The mystery remains unsolved.Glenn Miller was the best selling recording artist in the world from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. In those four years, he scored 23 number-one hits – more than Elvis Presley and The Beatles.The Glenn Miller Show features the journey the legendary big band leader took to find his unique sound, and his subsequent fame and untimely death. With the authentic sounds of In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Tuxedo Junction, Chattanooga Choo Choo . It is produced by Bill Kenwright with choreography by Olivier Award Winner Bill Deamer and direction by Bob Tomson and Bill Kenwright.


Tommy said:  I am and always will be one of Glenn Miller’s biggest fans. That sound, that wonderful sound, and his search for it, is one of the most inspiring stories I know. So, I’m returning to the Coliseum to say two thank yous!


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