Alumni

 

Since 2003 we have trained over 8,000 young people from the UK, Ireland and all over the world! Take a look below at what some of our alumni have done since leaving YMT. YMT Company members and Skills Course participants automatically become YMT Alumni when they turn 21 and are no longer eligible to particiapte as a young person. This is when you'll start receiving our YMT Alumni newsletter (instead of The Lowdown), which will be full of opportunities in the arts, competitions and offers - plus special YMT Alumni discounts.

We absolutely LOVE hearing about what YMT Alumni are up to, even if it's not in the arts! Get in touch with seanbrooks@ymtuk.org to keep us up to date! #YMTAlumni 

Antony Hansen

Antony Hansen has appeared in many shows including: A Tale of Two Cities (Charing Cross Theatre), Wicked (Apollo Victoria), 25th Anniversary Concer Les Misérables, Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre), Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre) and War of the Worlds (Dominion Theatre). Antony was the youngest Joseph finalist in the BBC TV show Any Dream Will Do and was subsequently cast in the touring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the Pharaoh, and then as Joseph. 

Antony can be seen in Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre, London.

Antony appeared in YMT's 2006 production of Frankenstein.

Billy Cullum

Billy Cullum recently starred in the RSC's Matilda the Musical and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). He'll soon be appearing as Mark Cohen in RENT (St. James Theatre and UK Tour) as well as Jesus Christ Superstar (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park).

His new album LONELY HEARTS CLUB is coming soon. Listen to Billy's SoundCloud.

Billy has starred in many YMT productions over the years including: Stones are Hatching (2006), Great Expectations (2008), and Frankenstein (2008).

Bradley Jaden

Bradley Jaden will soon by starring as Fiyero in the Wicked International Tour. His other credits include: Enjolras in Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre) Ghost The Musical (UK Tour), Cover Shrek in Shrek: The Musical (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The 12 Tenors (Europe and Japan), and The Blues Brothers (Edinburgh).

Bradley starred in the YMT productions (as Bradley Wilson) of Goblin Market (2005) and Missing Melanie (2006)

Charlotte Ritchie

Charlotte is perhaps most well-known as Oregon in Channel 4 comedy series Fresh Meat, Hannah in BBC3's Siblings and most recently as Nurse Barbara Gilbert in BBC1's Call the MidwifeShe has also performed in classical girl group All Angels, who have sold over one million records.

Charlotte appeared in the 2005 YMT production of Red Hunter.

Dean John-Wilson

Dean's theatre credits include: Aladdin in Aladdin (Prince Edward, West End London), Miss Atomic Bomb (St James' Theatre), Songs For A New World (St James' Theatre), Here Lies Love (National Theatre), From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), BARE (Union Theatre), Sister Act (UK Tour).

Dean starred in YMT's 2004 production of Red Hunter.

Drew Dillon

Drew Dillon was most recently in the West End cast of the National Theatre's War Horse. Drew has also had roles in The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic, the BBC's The Hollow Crown and a recurring role on Channel 4's Hollyoaks.

Drew took part in Over the Edge in 2004.

Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran is one of the most successful music artists in recent history, having sold over 10 millions albums worldwide. 

We are proud to have Ed as a Patron of YMT.

Ed appeared in our 2007 production of Frankenstein.

Check out Ed talking about his YMT experience here.

Fia Houston-Hamilton

Fia's credits include: Town is Dead (Abbey Theatre), GHOST (Tour), In the Heights (Mountview).

Fia starred in YMT productions of Stones Are Hatching (2005), Missing Melanie (2006), Grace Online (2007), Missing Mel (2007), Dead Heat (2008) and A Winter's Tale (2009).

Fiona Finsbury

Fiona Finsbury most recently played the role of Confidante (Il Muto) in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera.

Fiona has been part of YMT for many years (as Fiona Wilson) and starred in: Amy's Wedding (2004), and Goblin Market (2005).

Freya Wilson

Freya Wilson played the role of Princess Elizabeth in the Academy Award-winning film The King’s Speech. She was also in the 2011 film Jane Eyre, as well as the ITV series Mr Selfridge.

Freya took part in Korczak (2011), and Macbeth (2012).

 

Gabriel Mokake

Gabriel has starred in the critically-acclaimed productions of The Color Purple at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Dessa Rose at the Trafalgar Studios and has just finished the National Tour of Hairspray. He recently starred in Children of Eden at the Union Theatre and will be performing in the West End production of Dreamgirls.

Gabriel has taken part in many YMT productions including: Rare Dreams (2007), Endangered (2008), and A Winter's Tale (2009).

Read our blog with Gabriel here.

Genesis Lynea

Genesis Lynea's credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park), The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre), Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Arts Ed). She has also featured in Jessie J's video for smash-hit Do it Like a Dude.

Genesis featured in YMT's Rare Dreams (2007) and Endangered (2008).

Hannah Reid

Hannah Reid is the lead singer of hugely successful band London Grammar, whose debut album If You Wait went twice platinum in the UK!

Hannah took part in Please Look at Me Now (2005) and The Girl in the Ashes (2006).

Isaiah Michalski

Isaiah starred in Paramount Pictures' 2013 film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Isaiah took part in the 2011 production of Korczak

Jack Bence

Jack Bence is becoming a television regular and has appeared in BBC's Sherlock and Casualty, Channel 4's Peep Show, E4's Misfits, and bad-boy Frank Grayson on BBC3's comedy Bad Education. His stage credits include Shit-faced Shakespeare (Edinburgh Fringe and Tour)

Jack's YMT credits include: Studio Tunbridge Wells (2004), and Quantum (2005). Jack was also Assistant Director on Le Tabou! (2013) as part of YMT's Creative Trainee Scheme.

James Gant

James Gant's extensive theatre credits include Les Misérables (Queen's Theatre), Mr Bumble in Oliver! (Leicester Curve); Rohna and Zinnowitz in Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse); Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour); Evita ­(UK and international tour)­ and ­Crazy for You ­(London­ Palladium). James can be seen in the upcoming production of Titanic at the Charing Cross Theatre.

For YMT, James starred in Over The Edge (2004), and Goblin Market (2005).

Jamie Muscato

Jamie Muscato's theatre credits include: Stay Awake Jake (Vault Festival), Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Welsh National Opera), House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola Theatre), Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse), The Light Princess (National Theatre), Rock of Ages (Shaftesbury Theatre), Love Story (Chichester Festival/Duchess Theatre), Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith), Lift (Trafalgar Studios).

His TV and Film Credits include: Cilla (ITV), Les Miserables and The 85th Academy Awards.

Jamie starred YMT's Unforgotten (2004 and 2005).

Jaygann Ayeh

Jaygann's theatre credits include: The Flick (National Theatre), Harlequinade and A Winter's Tale (both at the Garrick Theatre, Kenneth Branagh Season), GHOST (Piccadilly Theatre) and Avenue Q (West End).

TV Credits: Lewis (ITV)

For  YMT, Jaygann has taken part in: Over the Edge (2004), and Goblin Market (2005).

Have a listen to his SoundCloud.

Jetta

Rising soul-singer Jetta is set for her first album release and has been nominated for 'One to Watch' and 'Single of the Year' at the Liverpool Music Awards. She also provided back-up vocals for Paloma Faith and Cee Lo Green! Here's the video for her song 'Start A Riot'.

Jetta was in the YMT production of Stones Are Hatching in 2006.

Have a listen to Jetta's SoundCloud.

Jos Slovick

Jos Slovick has performed in many West End shows including the original London productions of Spring Awakening, Soho Cinders and Once the Musical. Other theatre credits include: Follies in Concert (Royal Albert Hall), The Snow Queen (Nuffield Theatre), The Secret Garden (International Tour), The Human Comedy (Young Vic, Watford Palace), Love Story (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Natives (Old Vic) and Bad Jews (Bath Theatre Royal and Theatre Royal Haymarket).

Jos took part in Red Hunter (2005), Mort (2007), and Terry Pratchett's Mort (2008).

Joshua Tonks

Joshua Tonks was most recently seen in The Sound of Music at Regent's Open Air Theatre. His other credits include: Spring Awakening (Broadway Studio), and Aladdin.

Joshua took part in YMT's 2007 production of Rare Dreams.

Kayleigh McKnight

Kayleigh recently made her West End debut in Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre) and will soon be starring in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre!

Kayleigh starred in YMT productions of No Stone Unturned (2006), Frankenstein (2007 and 2008), Missing Mel (2008) and The Dummy Tree (2010).

Lauren Samuels

Lauren Samuels first came to the nation's attention when she was a finalist on the 2010 BBC1 show Over The Rainbow, where Andrew Lloyd Webber searched for a new Dorothy for his revival of The Wizard of Oz.

Lauren's West End credits include Grease and Scaramouche in We Will Rock You, playing the role of Scaramouche in the World Arena Tour of We Will Rock YouOther credits include the world premiere of The Waterbabies (Leicester Curve), Love Story (Octagon, Bolton - Nominated Best Actress in a Musical, Manchester Theatre Awards), Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre) and The Buskers Opera (Park Theatre).

Lauren was in YMT's 2005 production of Red Hunter (as Lauren Bonner).

Lucy Griffiths

Lucy Griffiths was in the television series Sugar Rush as well as Marian in BBC1's Robin Hood and Nora in HBO's smash-hit series True Blood.

Lucy appeared in YMT's 2004 production of Amy's Wedding.

Luke McCall

Luke studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and most recently performed in Les Misérables in the West End (Feuilly/Cover Enjolras/2nd Cover Jean Valjean) and can currently be seen in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's, London).

Luke starred in YMT's productions of The Beggar's Opera (2010), Macbeth (2011 and 2012) and According to Brian Haw (2013).

Phoebe Fildes

Pheobe made her West End debut in Once: The Musical at the Phoenix Theatre, for which she has been nominated for Best Featured Actress in a West End Musical at the BroadwayWorld Awards. Her other credits include: Hamlet (Globe Theatre's World Tour), A Little Less Ordinary (Apollo Theatre).

Phoebe's YMT credits include: Red Hunter (2005), Missing Melanie (2006), and Terry Pratchett's Mort (2008).

Rachel Furner (Tich)

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Rachel Furner is a singer-songwriter who has toured with loads of people, including Paolo Nutini, Olly Murs, Pixie Lott, and Justin Bieber (to name but a few)! She has also played at V Festival, T in the Park, and even Glastonbury.

Tich has performed in many YMT shows over the years, including: Let It Snow (2005), Studio Wolverhampton (2005), Missing Melanie (2006) and Oh! Carol! (2007).

Rebecca Brierley

Rebecca's credits include: The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre), The Sound of Music (International Tour) and The Rise & Fall of Little Voice (Derby Theatre).

Rebecca's YMT Credits include: Studio Durham (2004), Stones Are Hatching (2005), The Last Tango (2006), Oh! Carol (2007), The Chosen Room (2008) and A Winter's Tale (2009).

Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe's theatre credits include: Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (UK Tour), The Light Princess (National Theatre), RUMPELSTILTSKIN (Theatre Royal Bath), Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Garrick Theatre)

Richard worked with YMT (as Richard May) on Peter Pan, Frankenstein and A Winter's Tale and went on to star in our 2012 West End transfer of Loserville.

Sam Smith

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Sam Smith has one of the most recognisable and unique voices in recent history. His debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' has been a global hit selling over five million copies worldwide! He's also won pretty much every award under the sun too! 

Sam was in the 2007 YMT production of Oh! Carol.