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Born in Jamaica, Peter Straker is known to more than one generation of music fans and theatre goers. He first shot to fame in 1968 when he starred as Hud in the original London production of 'Hair.' Straker has starred in countless West End productions since, including Pete Townshend's 'Tommy', Ken Hill's 'The Original Phantom of the Opera', 'Hot Stuff', 'Blues in the Night', 'The Rocky Horror Show', 'The Rat Pack', 'One Love' and 'Holding On'; these last two both with Ruby Turner. His classical roles include Cassius in 'Julius Caesar', at Bristol Old Vic, and Lucio in 'Measure for Measure' at the National Theatre.
Recently he reprised his role in 'The Wiz' with Birmingham Rep, and starred in The Hackney Empire's 'Cinderella', The Landor Theatre's 'The Glorious One's'.
Lately Straker has performed in The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, in a concert performance of 'Piaf' with The Matthew Jones Orchestra, and his critically acclaimed one man show 'Peter Straker's Brel' returned to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 after sold out performances earlier that year at the St. James Theatre in London.
Peter has made several appearances in film and on TV and became a well-known face playing Dev in the hit series 'Connie' with Stephanie Beacham and is known to Doctor Who fans as Commander Sharrel, in 'Destiny of the Daleks'.
Peter Straker's recording career has been no less notable, with projects for many major record labels including The Alan Parsons Project ‘I Robot’, Freddie Mercury's memorable ‘Barcelona’ with Montserrat Caballé and backing vocals in The Great Pretender. Straker has an extensive back catalogue of recordings and solo albums, two of which were produced by Freddie Mercury, namely 'This One's On Me’, and ‘Changeling’. A discography which Peter Straker actively promoted by headline tours and one-off concerts throughout the UK and Europe.
Tommy Based on the iconic 1969 concept album, Tommy is the multi-award winning epic rock musical written by Pete Townshend. With a cast of 22 performers and musicians, this is the story of the pinball-playing boy which has entertained and intrigued audiences for more than 40 years. A one-of-a-kind theatrical event! Tommy will feature a creative ...
As #StageFaves legends go, Peter Straker is right up there. Now he returns to one of the show's that helped launch his career: The Who's TOMMY. The rock opera is revived care of Ramps On the Moon, the consortium of seven major theatres that puts deaf and disabled artists centre stage, and it comes to London's Stratford East in June...