Singer and television star Ray Quinn will be swapping his ice skates for his dancing shoes when he joins the cast of the smash-hit musical Grease. Ray will play the lead role of ‘Danny’ for a limited season from 11 May to 3 October 2009 at The Piccadilly Theatre. Further casting to be announced.
Former X-Factor finalist Ray is winning the nation’s hearts all over again on the popular ITV show Dancing on Ice. The skate superstar has been dazzling audiences and lighting up the rink with stunning performances week after week. Ray is a hot contender in the race to become champion of the celebrity ice dance contest which has its final on 22 March. He will complete the live UK tour of Dancing on Ice before skating into Grease on 11 May, where he is set to thrill and charm audiences as ‘Danny’.
Following in the footsteps of screen idol John Travolta, Ray will play leader of the T-Birds gang ‘Danny’ having previously played the role of ‘Doody’. Travolta famously played ‘Danny Zuko’ in the iconic 1978 movie but was discovered playing ‘Doody’ in the 1972 North American touring production.
Looking forward to his role in Grease, Ray says: “’I’m so thrilled to be playing ‘Danny’ in the West End. Grease is such an all time favourite and to be in the role made so famous by John Travolta is amazing- I can’t believe my luck, it’s a dream come true!”