Aussie actor Tamlyn Henderson joins the London cast of Waitress in the role of Earl

28 Aug
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

With credits already including the UK and international tour of Mamma Mia! and Australian productions of Les Misérables and The Sound of Music, Tamlyn Henderson is not short of credentials when it comes to musical theatre. On 9 September 2019 he joins the West End cast of Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress in the role of Earl, taking over from Peter Hannah who has his final performance on 7 September. Let’s hope he likes pie!

Tamlyn Henderson will arrive in the cast of Waitress alongside West End performer Cindy Belliott will also join the ensemble following Nicole Raquel Dennis’ last show on 7 September. As recently announced, YouTuber and Strictly 2018 finalist Joe Sugg will also join the cast from 9 September, making his theatrical debut in the role of Ogie.

Alongside Henderson as Earl, Waitress stars Lucie Jones as Jenna, Laura Baldwin as Dawn, Marisha Wallace as Becky, Joe Sugg as Ogie, David Hunter as Dr. Pomatter and Andrew Boyer as Old Joe.

The full company includes Kelly Agbowu, Laura Baldwin, Piers Bate, Cindy Belliot, Andrew Boyer, Michael Hamway, Peter Hannah, Tamlyn Henderson, David Hunter, Lucie Jones, Stephen Leask, Chris McGuigan, Olivia Moore, Nathaniel Morrison, Sarah O’Connor, Leanne Pinder, Charlotte Riby, Joe Sugg, Marisha Wallace and Mark Willshire.

Waitress is brought to life by a ground-breaking, female-led creative team: composer Sara Bareilles, librettist Jessie Nelson, director Diane Paulus and choreographer Lorin Latarro. The musical celebrated its official opening night at the Adelphi Theatre on 7 March 2019 and the Tony-nominated musical is now booking through Christmas and New Year to 4 January 2020.


Tamlyn Henderson (Earl) has performed in the UK and international tour of Mamma Mia! and international productions of Les Misérables. Other musical theatre credits for Australian theatre include The Sound of Music, Ladies in Black, Calamity Jane and Falsettos. Henderson has also appeared on stage in The Dark Room (Theatre503), The Importance of Being Earnest (Seymour Centre), Circumspecto (Sydney Opera House), The Jinglists (Edinburgh Fringe/Soho Theatre).

Cindy Belliot (ensemble) has performed regularly in the West End including in Aladdin (Prince Edward), Motown (Shaftesbury), The Hurly Burly Show (Garrick), Dirty Dancing (Aldwych) and Wicked (Apollo). Previous credits also include: Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (Storyhouse); Hattie in Kiss Me Kate (Crucible); Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse); Fela (Broadway, National Theatre & USA tour); Bubbling Brown Sugar, Cats (Dutch Tour); The Lion King (The Netherlands) and Saturday Night Fever (The Netherlands).