Jamie Capewell is a British musical theatre actor and photographer who had an extensive history acting in Starlight Express, appearing in numerous productions and roles.
He is the brother of Jason Capewell, a fellow Starlight actor.
Starlight Express Credits
Jamie trained at the London School of Musical Theatre, after completing a National Diploma in Performing Arts.
Theatre credits include: Will Scarlett in Robin Hood (Bradford Alhambra); Elvis and Buddy Holly in Rock Around the Clock (UK tour); Kenickie, understudying Danny in Grease (Piccadilly Theatre); Dustin / Greaseball in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Greaseball on the extended UK tour of Starlight Express, after three years as swing (number one UK tour); Gad / Butler in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour); Art Klein in Jolson, Elvis in Evis - the Musical, Danny in Grease - original cast for Cruising Musicals Consortium (P&O, Oriana); Espresso, Ruhrgold and Dustin in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria); Rosco/Mitch in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Bridewell Theatre); Crook-fingered Jake in The Threepenny Opera (Edinburgh Festival and City Centre Theatre, Broadway, NYC); Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Dudley Castle); Curley in Oklahoma! (the Garrick Theatre, Lichfield).
Recording and concert credits include: Broadway Babies (BBC Radio 2); a set of children's nursery rhyme books; The Musicals (Birmingham Symphony Hall); A Celebration of West End Musical Theatre (the Palace Theatre); 100 years of Macmillan gala (London Palladium).
Other credits include: The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV); skating Pudsey Bear in Children In Need (BBC); Bollywood film Kabhi Khishi Kabhie Gham (Dharma Productions); Starlight Express 3D race film (UK tour and US tour).
Greaseball (played by Jamie Capewell)
The Look: ‘I’m an Elvis lookalike with a massive dark quiff, shoulder pads like an American footballer, and very bulky in the muscle department. I also sport a headband with the Union Pacific [Railroad] logo on it and wear black, yellow and red.’
Personality: ‘A bit of a show-off who loves himself and is king of the locker room. Charming and loveable, but little thick too… I also have a dark side and will do anything to win!’
Motto: ‘Win, win, win!’
Best moves: ‘Spinning, jumping [over fellow trains], riding ramps, lifting girls and lots more.’
Trained: LSMT, Her Majesty's Theatre, London.
Theatre: Ruhrgold in Starlight Express (London); Crook Fingered Jake in The Threepenny Opera (City Centre Theatre, Broadway, New York); Rosco and Mitch in Elegies For Angels (Komedia Centre, Brighton, Bridewell Theatre); Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Dudley Castle); Pepe in West Side Story (Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton); Bill Sykes in Oliver!; Curly in Oklahoma! (Civic Centre, Litchfield); Scarecrow Keeler in Annie Get Your Gun; Enoch Snow Junior in Carousel.
Concerts: Musical Milestones hosted by David Jacobs (Birmingham Symphony Hall).
Television: Singer in pilot for Dreams Can Come True with Gaby Roslyn (BBC).
Radio: Broadway Babies hosted by Gloria Hunniford (BBC Radio 2).
Recording: Clayton and Friend in Limehouse Nights as new musical by Robert Longdon and Elliot Davis.