Oliver Thornton

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Oliver Thornton
Birth nameOliver Rhoe Thornton
Born (1979-09-10) 10 September 1979 (age 40)
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
GenresVocal, comedy, musical theatre
Occupation(s)Stage actor, singer

Oliver Thornton (born 10 September 1979) is a stage actor and singer who is best known for his contributions to musical theatre in London's West End.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Oliver Rhoe Thornton was born on 10 September 1979 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales. Whilst at school, he discovered an interest in performing and studied classical ballet from an early age. He gained further acting experience with the Abergavenny Amateur Operatic Society, or AAODS for short, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011.


Thornton began performing in South Wales, where he studied classical ballet, before completing a BA Honours degree in Musical Theatre from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.


Thornton's stage credits include:

Thornton has also sung with theatreland's first supergroup, Teatro (Sony BMG), during their live performances throughout England and Europe.[1] While in Starlight Express's UK tour, Thornton's role was understudied by actor Tim Driesen.[2] Currently acting as Bianca in "Taming of the Shrew" at the Shakespeare Theater in Washington, DC


Thornton's screen credits include:

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 Adam (Felicia) in Priscilla Queen of the Desert Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Award for "Best Supporting Actor in a Musical" Won
BroadwayWorld.com UK Award for "Best Featured Actor in a Musical" Won