Full casting has been confirmed for new biopic musical The Osmonds.
The Osmonds: A New Musical tells the true story of the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade.
The show is currently touring the UK in 2022 having opened at Leicester Curve in February.
The Osmonds musical cast
Leading the cast as The Osmonds will be Ryan Anderson (Merrill), Alex Lodge (Jay), Jamie Chatterton (Alan), Joseph Peacock (Donny) and Danny Nattrass (Wayne).
They will be joined by Georgia Lennon, Charlie Allen and Nicola Bryan who will play Marie, George, and Olive Osmond respectively.
Completing the adult cast are Alex Cardall, Henry Firth, Alex Hardford, Katy Hards, Aidan Harkins, Luke Hogan, Lotus Lowry, Stephanie McKenzie, Jay Osborne, Samuel Routley and Tristan Whincup.
Alfie Murray, Jasper Penny, and Joey Unitt will play Young Merrill Osmond; Jack Jones, Harvey Loakes, and Charlie Stripp will play Young Alan Osmond; James Flintoff, Charlie Tumbridge, and Tom Walsh will play Young Jay Osmond; Alfie Jones, Austin Redwood and Thomas Ryan will play Young Wayne Osmond; Matthias Green, Osian Salter, and Nicholas Teixeira will play Young Donny Osmond; and Fraser Fowkes, Austin Riley and Harrison Skinner will play Young Jimmy Osmond.
The musical has a story by Jay Osmond and book by Julian Bigg and Shaun Kerrison. The tour is directed by Shaun Kerrison with choreography and musical staging by Bill Deamer, set & costume design by Lucy Osborne, musical supervision and arrangements by Julian Bigg and Rich Morris, wigs, hair and make-up design by Sam Cox, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Dan Samson and with Will Burton CDG as casting director.
It will feature a chart topping list of anthems including Love Me For A Reason, Crazy Horses, Let Me In, Puppy Love, One Bad Apple, Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, Paper Roses and many more.
Jay Osmond said: “I am thrilled that we have found such dynamic and talented performers to play my brothers and me. We saw some brilliant actors in the auditions and I was so impressed at the work people put in throughout the process. When these five guys walked in, they lit up the room with their smiles and raised the roof with their voices; I knew we’d found our boy band.
“It is an honour to welcome Ryan Anderson, Jamie Chatterton, Alex Lodge, Danny Nattrass and Joseph Peacock to the family and I can’t wait for audiences to see what they can do. Their style, charm and talent will bring our music and story to a whole new generation and you will ‘love them (for a reason)’ as much as we do.”
The tour starts on 3 February in Leicester before moving to Ipswich, Glasgow, Oxford, Woking, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Dublin, Blackpool, Stoke-On-Trent, Belfast, Peterborough, Bromley, Northampton, Southend, York, Manchester, London, Torquay, Liverpool, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Brighton, Cardiff, High Wycombe, Hull, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Southampton, Dartford, Bradford and Llandudno.