Lee joined the UK tour of Miss Saigon in the ensemble and second cover Chris, but many years later at a concert in Dublin, he told this story of how he came to play Chris (the first time he took to the stage as leading man) rather more than a second cover had any right to expect...
Despite the very low expectation of going on, every night for four months, he would do his ensemble track, change for his next scene than run round to the wing to watch Ramin Karimloo as Chris. Ramin, and his ensemble colleagues thought he was mad, but it paid off when the MD put him forward to replace the first cover when he was taken ill. The first time he went on as Chris was his audition for first cover, with casting people up from London to watch, and the call came the next morning to say he'd got the role, going on to cover Chris 80 odd times. I so wish I'd seen him in that role.
He was reviewed in the role by the Southern Daily Echo when the tour reached Southampton, where it had the honour of re-opening the Mayflower Theatre after a refurbishment.
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Last updated: 27 May 2015