Steven Houghton

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Steven Houghton (born 16 February 1971) is a British actor and singer.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Houghton trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. His first West End production was Children of Eden. Additional London credits include Cats, Hot Mikado, Martin Guerre, Blood Brothers and Spend Spend Spend, for which he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award. He has toured the UK in Grease, Miss Saigon, and Annie Get Your Gun.

Houghton's television credits include regular roles in London's Burning, BUGS, Holby City, and Bernard's Watch, a guest role in Doctors, and an appearance on French National Television singing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera.

Houghton spent time in Ireland playing several roles in a film workshop for new and established directors, including Stephen Frears and Jude Kelly.

He is also patron of the amazing, Footloose Stage School.

In January 2011, it was revealed he would join the cast of Coronation Street as a love interest for Sally Webster. His first appearance on screen was in February 2011 and his last on 4 November 2011.

Music career[edit]

In 1997, Houghton released his eponymous debut album for BMG/RCA, which sold 200,000 copies and earned him a gold disc. The first single from the album, a cover version of the song "Wind Beneath My Wings", reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] while his rendition of Lionel Richie's 1982 song "Truly", reached #23 in 1998.[2]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

Date Title Chart positions
UK
17 November 1997 Steven Houghton
  • Debut studio album
#21

Singles[edit]

Date Title Chart positions Album
UK
17 November 1997 "Wind Beneath My Wings" #3 Steven Houghton
23 February 1998 "Truly" #23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 260. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Steven Houghton UK chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 13 July 2009.

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