Cast & Creative
Roger De Bris
David created the role of Satan/Warm-up Man in Jerry Springer The Opera first at the Edinburgh Festival, then at the Royal National Theatre and in the West End and on film for the BBC.
For his performance, he won the 2004 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He revisited his critically acclaimed role in a production at the Sydney Opera House opposite David Wenham and at Carnegie Hall in NY, opposite Harvey Keitel.
David’s UK Theatre credits include: the title role of Sweeney in Sweeney Todd at the Twickenham Theatre, Kevin in In the Heights at Southwark Playhouse, Putting It Together at St James Theatre, Arnold in Torch Song Trilogy and Wilson Misner in Road Show, both for the Menier Chocolate Factory; Billy Flynn in CHICAGO– West End; Molokov in Chess In Concert– Royal Albert Hall; Hedwig in Hedwig And The Angry Inch– London; Frank-N-Furter in both touring and West End production of The Rocky Horror Show, Abanazar in Aladdin opposite Jo Brand and Mathew Kelley and Captain Hook in Peter Pan.
David’s US Theatre credits include: (on Broadway) Smokey Joe’s Cafe, (National Tours) Jesus Christ Superstar– Ciaphas- opposite Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson; Almost Like Being In Love– opposite Diahann Carroll; The Rocky Horror Show with Meatloaf; Dreamgirls, La Cage Aux Folles, and A Chorus Line for which he won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Television credits include: Louise in By Any Means; Frankie in Inside No. 9; Quentin in Ben Elton’s Blessed; and series regular Dr. Carlos Fashola in Holby City, all for the BBC.
Film credits includes: Alexander for Oliver Stone, opposite Anthony Hopkins; Batman Begins for Chris Nolan, opposite Christian Bale; Red Light Runners again opposite Harvey Keitel.
David is the host of a live celebrity chat show called, David Bedella And Friends, which plays monthly at the St James Theatre.
Details can be found on Facebook and Twitter- @Bedella_Friends