Liisi LaFontaine and Jamie Bogyo at the head of the Moulin Rouge! in the West End
The West End Satine and Christian have been revealed!
Liisi LaFontaine and Jamie Bogyo will star in the highly anticipated West End premiere of the iconic musical, based on the beloved Baz Luhrmann film of the same name.
But who exactly are LaFontaine and Bogyo? We thought we would give a quick look at the pair ahead of their grand opening at the Piccadilly Theater in London. You can see who is joining them here.
Hailing from Los Angeles, LaFontaine has performed in theaters around the world and is no stranger to the West End, having created the role of Deena when Dream girls opened in London in 2016 – she even attended our awards and performed there the following year! Other roles include the role of Whitney Houston in Born for it to Bostob, and, before Dream girls, LaFontaine made a stint at Disneyland playing Princess Tiana.
Bogyo, a US-born RADA graduate, steps into the role of a lifetime making his professional stage debut as Christian (following in the footsteps of the very famous Aaron Tveit, who created the role of Christian on Broadway ).
While training Bogyo, he performed in a variety of shows (both musical and non-musical), even playing the Prince of Rapunzel in In the woods. In 2019, Bogyo did perform a performance in front of Woods composer Stephen Sondheim: “The Ballad of Booth” by Assassins. Former Yale man, you can listen to Bogyo in a 2015 performance here. We’re sure he’s about to be a powerful artist to discover.