Edward Baruwa

Berry Gordy

Training: London Guildhall University.

West End Theatre includes: NOMAX in Five Guys Named Moe (Marble Arch Theatre); Berry Gordy (Standby) in Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); Nathan in Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios); Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (Gielgud/ Noel Coward Theatres); Enjolras in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre); Jake in Trevor Nunn’s Porgy and Bess (Savoy Theatre) where he also understudied the role of Porgy; Lionel Richie in Dancing in the Streets (Aldwych Theatre) and Jerry Springer the Opera (Cambridge Theatre) where he understudied the roles of Satan and Jesus.

Other credits include: Big Bud Dean, Ram’s Dad, Coach Ripper in Heathers: the Musical (The Other Palace); NT: 50 Years on Stage (National Theatre/ BBC2); Audrey II in The Little Shop of Horrors (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); Eddie Souther in Sister Act (Original UK Tour); Legles in Les Miserables 25th Anniversary (O2 Arena); Edward in Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Landor Theatre); Tom Collins in Rent (English Theatre Frankfurt) Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); understudied John in Miss Saigon (Original UK Tour) and the Tin Man in The Wiz (Hackney Empire).

Concert Appearances as a soloist include: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 60th Birthday Celebration in Hyde Park (BBC Radio 2); The Night of 1000 Voices and Seasons of Love at The Royal Albert Hall.

Film and TV credits: Florence Foster Jenkins (Pathe/BBC Films), London Road (Cuba Pictures), Jerry Springer the Opera (Avalon) and The T-Boy Show.

Radio Credits: Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2).

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