The Wanted’s Tom Parker To Star As Danny Zuko In Grease UK Tour

Last Updated on 13th October 2016

The Wanted's Tom Parker will play Danny Zuko in the 2017 Uk Tour of Grease.
The Wanted’s Tom Parker. Photo: Ruth Rose Photography

The Wanted’s Tom Parker is to make his theatrical debut in the upcoming 2017 tour of Grease the Musical which launches at the Palace Theatre, Manchester on 10 March 2017. Parker will play the role of Dany Zuko.

The Wanted achieved two Uk Number q’s and 9 Top 10 Singles as well as 4 Billboard 100 singles. The band had two sold out arena tours, had three platinum albums, and sold 3 million singles in America. Tom is also a winner of BBC Radio 1’s Teen Choice Award and US People’s Choice Award with The Wanted.

The original high school musical, Grease started life in a nightclub in Chicago in 1971. It wasn’t long before the show made its way to Broadway in 1972. At the time that it closed in 1980, Greases 3,388-performance run was the longest yet in Broadway history at that time.

Grease has been voted Number 1 Greatest Musical in polls around the world, thanks to its score which includes You’re The One That I Want, Grease Is The Word, Summer Nights, Hopelessly Devoted to You, Sandy, and Greased Lightnin’. This musical love story,bursting with denim, cheerleaders, Rock ‘n’ roll, and teenage angst make this an electrifying night in the theatre.

Seen by over 12 million people in the UK alone, Grease will tour the UK in 2017 in the award-winning production that ran for 6 years at the Dominion and Cambridge Theatres.  Written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, directed by David Gilmore (Daisy Pulls It Off, Happy Days, Song & Dance, Footloose) and choreographed by Arlene Phillips (Starlight Express, Saturday Night Fever, Flashdance The Musical & BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing), design by Terry Parsons, with costumes by Andreane Neofitou, Grease is presented by Paul Nicholas and David Ian.

Further casting is to be announced.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE GREASE 2017 UK TOUR

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