Gay pop star Will Young will make his London West End stage debut in Cabaret as the enigmatic Emcee.
The singer, who shot to fame after winning the British version of Pop Idol in 2002, says he is ‘very excited’ about the challenge of starring in the iconic Kander and Ebb musical.
‘I have spent the last 10 years, singing, dancing and acting all separately. For the first time I get to do all three in one show,’ the Jealousy hitmaker said.
‘How could I not be excited! After the success of my latest album Echoes it feels like the perfect time to step back from pop for six months and take on the challenge of story telling in another form and what a story to tell!’
Featuring stunning choreography and iconic songs including Money Makes The World Goes Around, Maybe This Time and title track Cabaret, the show is set in Berlin during the decadent days of the Weimar republic and centers around the famous Kit Kat Klub.
The movie adaptation of the show, which premiered on Broadway in 1966, starred Joel Grey as Emcee and Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles, winning a staggering eight Oscars and seven BAFTA Awards.
The latest production of Cabaret will tour the UK in September, before arriving in London for a limited season at the West End’s Savoy Theatre from 3 October.