AFTER three-years, two albums and widespread success, Keith Jack is Joseph at last.
If you watched BBC’s Any Dream Will Do, you’ll remember that the Scotsman finished as runner-up in the contest - to find a leading man for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat.
But now Keith has taken the starring role and will be coming to Birmingham Hippodrome next month. The Solihull News caught up with the actor.
“I thought I would have known the show off by heart by now, but then I started rehearsals and found out I didn’t,” laughs Keith.
“The musical director would stop me and say, ‘hang on, that’s not how it goes’.”
Originally from Edinburgh, Keith was launched into the spot-light in the 2007 talent show - which he describes as an “amazing experience”.
“It was my sister actually who told me the auditions were coming up and persuaded me to give it a go and I ended up coming second.
“I felt incredibly honoured to be working with John [Barrowman], Denise [Van Outen] and of course Andrew Lloyd Webber.
“Some people appear in his shows and don’t meet him once, but there I was working with him every week.”
Since the show, the 22-year-old has been busy in the recording studio and on the stage.
He’s also had to acclimatise to the fame - “It’s always strange seeing a bus go by that has me splashed across the side.”
After stints in a number of popular shows, Keith was finally given the part of Joseph.
“I turned it down at first,” admits Keith. “But in the end I thought it was something I had to do.”
The tour began this month and Keith said it had been well-received - the tour continues until Christmas.
“We’ve had lots of standing ovations, either that or people are getting up to leave,” joked Keith.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat is on at the Hippodrome from August 24-September 12.