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Steven Houghton (born 16 February 1971) is a British actor and singer. He is known for appearing in the ITV drama series London's Burning and for releasing a cover of the song "Wind Beneath My Wings", famously sung by Bette Midler in 1988.
Early life, career and family
Born in Barnsley, 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.
He is also patron of Footloose Stage School.
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 No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, while his rendition of Lionel Richie's 1982 song "Truly" reached #23 in 1998.
|17 November 1997||Steven Houghton
|17 November 1997||"Wind Beneath My Wings"||No. 3||Steven Houghton|
|23 February 1998||"Truly"||No. 23|