Then, on just his tenth performance ... press night! The whole cast were on absolutely top form, spurred on by a hugely appreciative audience to give a truly spectacular performance.
A full gallery of photographs can be found on the website of official photographer Dan Wooller, covering arrivals, curtain call and the after show party (samples right). In addition, there are a couple of video interviews (below), both featuring Lee, while the show and its press night also cropped up on radio in the following days.
2010-05-19 BBC RADIO 2 - FEARNE COTTON chatting to Natalie Jamieson, with comments from Lee and Joanna Page
2010-05-20 LBC - STEVE ALLEN chatting to Roger Foss about the Wicked phenomenon