Ross Dawes was a member of the West End company of Starlight Express for 4 years.
He was a member of the closing company of the London production of The Phantom of the Opera, also by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Dawes portrayed Monsieur Richard Firmin, one of two co-managers of the theatre in which the story takes place. The other co-manager, Monsieur Andre, was played by Dawes's co-star from the 2001 London cast of Starlight Express, Richard Woodford.
Starlight Express Credits
Trained: Arts Educational Schools.
Theatre: Understudy to Joey, Jay and Becker in Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium); Evita (UK Tour); Bertram in Singin' In the Rain (UK Tour); Rolf in The Sound of Music (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham); John in Peter Pan - The Musical (Aldwych Theatre and tour); Charlie Bates in Oliver! (UK Tour); The Royal Variety Performance (Dominion Theatre); Best of the West End (Qatar).
Dance: Les Sylphides, Nutcracker, Cinderella, Romeo & Juliet, Petroushka (English National Ballet, London and Egypt).
Television: So You Want To Be Top; Pebble Mill; various commercials and voice-overs throughout Europe.
Video: Kylie Minogue's promotional pop video for Spinning Around.
Theatre credits include: The Rink playing the role of Lino/ Dino’s Father (Southwark Playhouse), Girl from the North Country (Noel Coward Theatre), Charlie & the Chocolate Factory – Original cast Jerry & went on to play Mr Salt (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Shrek the Musical Original cast playing the Big Bad Wolf (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Passion at the Donmar Warehouse playing Leuitenant Barri, Sir Robin in Spamalot (Palace Theatre), Chitty ChittyBang Bang Original cast (London Palladium), Flat Top in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria), Saturday Night Fever (London Palladium), Evita (UK Tour), Singing in the Rain (UK Tour), Rolf Gruber in The Sound of Music (Cheltenham Everyman).
Feature Film: Rocketman – Paramount Pictures
Workshop: Jerome K Jerome – Finding Neverland, Talking with Mr Warner
Television credits include: Victoria Woods Midlife Christmas, The Bill.
Other: Adele Wembley concert 2017, Mary Poppins Returns vocalist