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George trained at The Ian Tomlin School of Music, Edinburgh (BMus), The Royal Academy of Music, London (PGDip Distinction, LRAM) and The University of Greenwich (PGCE). His most recent theatre credits include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Chiswick Playhouse), The Frogs (Jermyn Street Theatre), Adding Machine: A Musical (Finborough Theatre) and Monty Python's Spamalot (English Theatre Frankfurt).
Performing highlights include Disney's The Lion King where he played Timon for Sir Tim Rice at the Irish Premiere to great critical acclaim. Additionally, he was the first Scottish Zazu in the history of the show and also played Ed and Pumbaa at certain performances. West End/West End tours include: Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Schlomo in Fame alongside Barbara Dickson and Rick in A Slice of Saturday Night alongside Norman Pace. He toured the USA and Canada twice with productions of The Mikado and HMS Pinafore (Carl Rosa Opera Company).
Two seasons in repertory for Pitlochry Festival Theatre culminated in him winning the prestigious Leon Sinden Award, voted for by audiences to acknowledge and appreciate outstanding individual performances. George won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Tim in Noises Off. Whilst at Pitlochry, he also created the role of George Campbell in the critically acclaimed Whisky Galore - A Musical!
Other notable productions include Sister Act (playing TJ), The Finborough production of The Wallace (playing Macduff), Michael Strassen's Company (playing David) and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! Television includes An Enchanted Evening (BBC 3), The Queen's Golden Jubilee and Taggart.
George gained national critical appraisal for his portrayal of Otto Kringelein in the award-winning Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse) where he was nominated for Best Male Performance (The Off West End Theatre Awards), Best Featured Actor in a New Production of a Musical (The Broadway World UK West End Awards) and Best Actor in the Wilma Awards.
Future engagements include a New York City cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below in Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York!
All change in Chiswick! The Tabard Theatre has been renamed Chiswick Playhouse, ' in honour of the ara's illustrious theatrical heritage, and opens its inaugural season later this month with a stellar new revival of long-running Off-Broadway hit I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.
From West-End shows to major tours; UK premiers to exciting new musicals, George Rae has certainly been around the block when it comes to Musical Theatre in the UK, but now for the first time, he's heading across the pond! For one night only next February 2018, George will perform “Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York!” sharing poignant songs and interesting anecdotes from his incredible career with a host of Tony and Olivier award winning special guests! George sent over a special vlog to tell us more about what he has planned for the show at the legendary Feinstein's 54 Below. We wish we lived in NYC!!
We last saw earlier this year in Sonheim's THE FROGS at the Jermyn Street Theatre and now the Scottish #StageFave is heading across the pond to the great white way for one night only! Next February, George Rae will perform at Broadway's supper club Feinstein's 5/4 Below, sharing stories and singing songs from his 17-year musical theatre career and beyond. He's already announced a host of special guests, from Olivier-winners to Amrican touring superstars, so to all you Broadway-bound MT fans, keep 5 February 2018 in your diary because this is one night not to be missed...
Ribbet! Ahead of opening tonight (16 March 2017), THE FROGS had a very special visitor at Jermyn Street Theatre last night - none other than Broadway legend Nathan Lane, who was also co-writer and star of the show's 2004 New York staging. And, yep, he posed for pics...