Jonathan will take the audience on a showbiz ride unlike anything he has done before. STAGE BY STAGE is made up of songs from shows he has done, songs from shows he is doing and songs from shows he hasn’t done yet. Inbetween these are backstage stories and anecdotes that will have you chuckling. Highlights include “Bring Him Home” from LES MISÉRABLES, “Music of the Night” from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, “If I Loved You” CAROUSEL and “This is the Moment” from JEKYLL AND HYDE to name a few.
Roxmouth is also the costume designer for the show, after carefully studying the outfits that earned Liberace the nickname Mr Showmanship.
“We couldn’t just have funny costumes, and couldn’t reproduce his costumes due to copyrights.” (Video)
A Handful of Keys 20th Anniversary Tour
Jonathan Roxmouth, Roelof Colyn and Ian von Memerty
The brain child of Ian von Memerty (Strictly Come Dancing and SA’s Got Talent), A HANDFUL OF KEYS celebrates its 20th year with a 20-week tour around South Africa.
After 1150 performances to more than 375 000 people, the show has won 9 national awards, and toured to Australia, London, Dubai, and New York as well as several times around the country.
The tour will feature three casts – Ian von Memerty, Roelof Colyn (the charming, hysterical piano virtuoso who has played more performances of the show than anybody else) and Jonathan Roxmouth (the multi-award winning wunderkind of musical theatre, who has been feted for – amongst others – playing the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, Danny in the international tour of Grease and Gaston in Beauty in the Beast).
CALL ME LEE (2014) - Jonathan Roxmouth, Wesley Lauder and Samuel Hyde
John French: Who is Jonathan Roxmouth?
Jonathan Roxmouth: I am a very normal person offstage. I feel that balance is very important. I sleep late, read a lot and like to spend time with my people. And I love Super Mario.
JF: As an actor who has made it, what advice would you give to aspiring actors out there who are still trying to crack it?
JR: Never allow yourself to be bound. Versatility is the only way you can have a long term career in the business.
JF: Are the bright lights of overseas stages calling you?
JR: Show me a performer who isn't! Yes the West End and Broadway are very enticing but I have resigned myself to the fact that when the time is right it will happen. If not, there's always the post office.
JF: Is there a dream role out there that you have not claimed?
JR: Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables"
Jonathan nominated in the 49th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW
- Brendan van Rhyn for The Rocky Horror Show as Frank-N-Furter
- Grant Almirall for Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli
- Jonathan Roxmouth for Sunset Boulevard as Joe Gillis
- Paul du Toit for The Rocky Horror Show as Brad
Prizes will be presented to the winners at a glamorous event which will be held at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on Sunday 16 March at 6pm.
and 11th Naledi Theatre Awards
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY / MUSICAL
- Desmond Dube – Nongogo
- Graham Hopkins – Race
- HlomlaDandala – Race
- James Borthwick – Sunset Boulevard
- Jonathan Roxmouth – Sunset Boulevard
- Mbulelo Grootboom – Rainbow Scars
The Awards Ceremony for Productions staged during 2013 takes place on Monday 17 March 2014 at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino.
Other acting nominations in SUNSET BOULEVARD include Best Actress (Angela Kilian / Taryn Sudding), Best Supporting Actor (James Borthwick), Best Supporting Actress (Bethany Dickson).
February 25, 1987
(L-R Grease, The King and I, Hats Off!, Noel & Gertie, A Handful of Keys, Call Me Lee, CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Beauty and the Beast, Jesus Christ Superstar and much much more)
Jonathan Roxmouth performs live on Expresso Show. (Interview)
Rodney Trudgeon’s guest on People of Note on Sunday was the multi-talented and award winning actor and singer JONATHAN ROXMOUTH. After his stunning success as the Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera, Jonathan has gone on to feature in Sunset Boulevard, Hats Off, Topsy Turvy and now he has just launched his new show about Liberace, Call Me Lee.
People of Note is broadcast on Sunday evenings just after 6pm and repeated on Thursdays just after 1pm.
Boksburg Barnyard Theatre
February 8 and 9