Ray Quinn will play Billy Kostecki in Dirty Dancing

Singer and television star Ray Quinn will play Billy Kostecki in Dirty Dancing from 26 Jul 2010 to 27th Nov 2010 at the Aldwych Theatre London.

Raymond Arthur “Ray” Quinn  was born in Liverpool is an English actor, singer, and dancer. He finished second in talent show The X Factor in 2006, and won the 2009 series of Dancing on Ice. He also appeared as victimised teenager Anthony Murray in the Channel 4 soap Brookside. 

Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story on Stage, is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.

Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Told by a tremendous cast of 37 and featuring 35 hit songs, including ‘Hungry Eyes, ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘I’ve Had The Time Of My Life.’

Don’t miss your chance to see this truly spectacular musical theatre event. You’ll have the time of your life.

Ray Quinn to run workshop for aspiring actors in London

On Saturday 13 March RAY QUINN will lead a workshop for current Celebrity Talent Academy students as support for their development.  Ray will lead the workshop at The Celebrity Talent Academy, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road London N7 9AH.

Celebrity Talent Academy will be conducting the full-day event where Ray Quinn will be giving the young students a wealth of information and advice, drawing on the experience from his hugely successful career, Ray will help the youngsters to develop their craft, whilst having the opportunity to work alongside a popular UK star.

Ray Quinn actor, singer, and dancer, was nine when he started acting and twelve when he appeared as Anthony Murray in Brookside for which he won the award for Best Dramatic Performance at the British Soap Awards 2002.  In 2006, Ray took part in the third series of UK talent show The X Factor narrowly finishing as runner up to Leona Lewis.

After The X Factor, he was signed by Sony BMG and recorded a swing album the self-titled debut album “Ray Quinn: Doing It My Way” released in 2007, the album went straight to number one in the UK charts and   also went Gold in the first week.
 
Ray won the fourth series of TV contest Dancing On Ice 2009. He topped the leader board virtually every week and in his sixth week he scored the maximum 30. Quinn was announced winner of Dancing on Ice 2009 after receiving a perfect score of 60/60. He joined the other contestants and toured the country on the Dancing On Ice Tour. It has been confirmed that Ray will also take part in the Dancing On Ice tour 2010
 
In 2008, Ray starred as Doody in the West End musical Grease.

Celebrity Talent Academy (CTA) is one of the most dynamic and innovative Film and Acting schools in the UK.  CTA have been training professional actors and creating celebrities for film, television and stage for over 30 years. Guest tutors include Hollywood stars from Disney and other internationally renowned TV shows to prestigious actors from the West End.

Ray’s workshop at the Academy follows on from   Disney stars David Henrie  (The Wizards of Waverly Place) and Adrian R’Mante  (The Suite Life of Zak and Cody) master acting classes with students earlier in the year.