Lee Mead shot to prominence after winning the BBC series ‘Any Dream Will Do’ to take the role of Joseph in the West End in 2007. In June 2007 he released ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Close Every Door’. The songs entered the UK Singles Download Charts and peaked at No 2. Lee released his first album ‘Lee Mead’ in 2007 and his second album ‘Nothing Else Matters’ in 2009.
"A variety of musical styles and his self-effacing charm brings laughter and
warmth. The multi-coloured coat may have established his place in the West End, but it’s
very obviously talent that has kept him there." **** The Stage
Lee returned to the West End in 2010 to take on the role of Fyero in the musical ‘Wicked’ to critical acclaim. He continued to pursue his solo singing career, taking his own show ‘An Evening with Lee Mead’ around the UK. He also starred in his own Christmas show at the London Coliseum in December 2010. Lee continued to tour the UK with his band throughout 2011 and in the same year played the lead male role, Emmett Forrest in the smash hit musical ‘Legally Blonde’ at the Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. The end of 2011 saw Lee touring his own sell out show in Japan with the National Polish Orchestra.
He joined the cast of BBC ‘Casualty’ as Nurse Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern in 2013, a role which was specifically created for him and which has proved a huge success for Lee and for the show. Despite being incredibly busy at the BBC, and in pantomime each Christmas and New Year, Lee found time to perform in his own concerts during 2014. He also returned to the West End’s legendary Garrick Theatre in December 2014 and 2015 with his own Christmas shows.
Lee took a 12-month leave of absence from ‘Casualty’ to take on the role of Caractacus Potts in a new touring production of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ from May-September 2016. He released his fourth album ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, which went into the Top 20 in February 2016 and toured with his own show of the same name throughout 2015/2016. On December 2016 and January 2017 Lee was offered the opportunity to appear in pantomime at the legendary London Palladium with the world’s biggest pantomime producers, Qdos. He performed in ‘Cinderella’ as Prince Charming, alongside Julian Clary and Paul O’Grady, to great acclaim.
In May 2017, Lee was invited to join the cast of the BBC hit TV show, ‘Holby City’, to reprise the role of Ben ‘Lofty’ Chiltern. Lee remained at ‘Holby City’ for three years as a weekly favourite among fans of the show, attracting an audience of 5 million viewers each week. In 2018, Lee headlined the “Stages Cruise Festival” with Michael Ball and appeared on stage with Don Black. Later that year Lee performed at the composer’s 80th birthday celebration ‘An Evening with Don Black’ which aired on BBC Radio 2.
Recently, Lee fulfilled one of his childhood ambitions by performing in front of the entire Royal Family at the Royal Albert Hall ‘Festival of Remembrance Concert’ alongside James Blunt, Leona Lewis and Rick Astley.
During his career to date, Lee has duetted with some of the world’s most popular artists, including Josh Groban, Susan Boyle and Donny Osmond to name a few.