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Fraser at 'The Pajama Game' rehearsals
|Born||Robert Hugh Fraser
21 April 1980
Windsor, Berkshire, England
|Known for||The Pirate Queen
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Robert Hugh "Hadley" Fraser (born 21 April 1980) is an English stage actor and singer. He made his West End debut as Marius in Les Misérables. He also originated the role of Tiernan in the Broadway show The Pirate Queen.
Life and career
Hadley holds a BA from Birmingham University and a Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2011 he was made an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, or ARAM. He has performed in a number of West End productions, and played Gareth in the Doctor Who episode "Army of Ghosts" (2006).
In 2009, Fraser played the supporting role of Reed in The Fresh Beat Band season 1. (In season 2, Reed was played by Patrick Levis.) In May 2010, he returned to the West End to play the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks.
On October 1 and 2, 2011, Fraser played Raoul in the 25th Anniversary staging of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He costarred alongside Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, who played the Phantom and Christine respectively. Fraser also costarred with Karimloo in the 25th Anniversary concert of Les Misérables. Hadley has written music for a band called "Sheytoons" with Ramin, including "Heading West" and "Driftwood."
Fraser appeared in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, as the Army General of the National Guard.
On October 5, 2014, Hadley married his long-time girlfriend (and co-theatre star) Rosalie Craig.
An avid musician, as well, Fraser can be heard on Scott Alan's releases Keys and Scott Alan LIVE, as well as his own EP, "Just Let Go", released in August '04 via social media and digital download (no hardcopy has been released).
|2006||Doctor Who||Gareth||TV series (Army of Ghosts)|
|2009-2010||The Fresh Beat Band||Reed||TV series - 13 episodes|
|2010||The Lost Tribe||Chris|
|2010||Les Misérables in Concert||Grantaire||Live concert at The O2|
|2011||Phantom of the Opera||Viscount Raoul de Chagny||Live adaptation of the musical|
|2012||Les Misérables||National Guardsman|
|2014||Coriolanus||Tullus Aufidius||National Theatre Live|
|2014||Pompidou||Maitre D'||TV series|
|2002–03||Les Misérables||Marius Pontmercy||Palace Theatre (West End debut)|
|2003–04||The Pirates of Penzance||Frederic||Savoy Theatre|
|2004||The Shaughraun||Captain Molineaux||Abbey Theatre, Dublin|
|2004||Putting It Together||Young Man||Harrogate Theatre|
|2005||The Far Pavilions||Ashton Pelham-Martyn||Shaftesbury Theatre|
|2005||Longitude||William Harrison||Greenwich Theatre|
|2006||Assassins||John Wilkes Booth||Sheffield Crucible|
|2006||Pacific Overtures||Kayama Yasaemon||Leicester Haymarket|
|2006||My Fair Lady||Freddy Eynsford-Hill||Larnaca Amphitheatre, Cyprus|
|2006-07||The Pirate Queen||Tiernan||Cadillac Palace, Chicago & Broadway|
|2007||The Last Five Years||Jamie||Theatre Aspen, Colorado|
|2009||A Christmas Carol||Bob Cratchit||Birmingham REP|
|2010||The Fantasticks||El Gallo||Duchess Theatre|
|2010||Les Misérables in Concert||Grantaire||O2 Arena|
|2011||Phantom of the Opera||Viscount Raoul de Chagny||Royal Albert Hall|
|2011–12||Les Misérables||Javert||Queen's Theatre|
|2013||The Pajama Game||Sid Sorokin||Chichester Minerva Theatre|
|2013||The Machine||Garry Kasparov||M.I.F. & Park Avenue Armoury, NYC|
|2013-14||Coriolanus||Tullus Aufidius||Donmar Warehouse|
|2014-15||City of Angels||Stine||Donmar Warehouse|
- Official site updated June 2012
- Hadley Fraser at the Internet Broadway Database
- Hadley Fraser at the Internet Movie Database
- Fresh Face: Hadley Fraser