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Last Updated: Wednesday July 18 2007 06:59 GMT

Lee makes Joseph stage debut

Lee Mead as Joseph

The unknown actor who won a role in top London musical Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on a TV talent show has made his stage debut.

Lee Mead won the BBC show Any Dream Will Do and this is his first ever lead role in a major musical.

And his first performance didn't go to plan, as a technical problem after just six scenes meant the show had to stop.

But once the problem was sorted Lee went on with the show, and afterwards said: "That's theatre, that happens."

Lee added: "It's been hard work and it's a relief it's over. I am surprised how calm I am."

Lee Mead as Joseph
Top judge Lord Lloyd Webber, who helped write the show around 40 years ago, said: "It was fantastic. He couldn't have done any better."

Another of the judges on the TV show , actor John Barrowman, said: "Lee was absolutely fantastic. The public made the right choice."

Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical version of a story from the Bible. It tells the tale of Joseph, his 11 brothers and coat of many colours.

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