Cast & Creatives

Charlie Stemp


Charlie Stemp

Training: Laine Theatre Arts.

In 2016, Charlie was cast by Cameron Mackintosh to play Arthur Kipps in his new production of Half A Sixpence at Chichester Festival Theatre. A West End transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre immediately followed, with Charlie's breakout starring performance garnering unprecedented critical acclaim.

For his performance, Charlie was nominated for the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Actor In A Musical; the 2017 Carl Alan Performer's Award; the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Performance In A Musical; and won the 2017 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor In A Musical.

The production was later broadcast on Sky Arts as Kipps - The New Half A Sixpence Musical.

Charlie made his Broadway debut as Barnaby Tucker in Hello, Dolly! (Shubert Theater, New York) opposite Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters. For his performance, Charlie was awarded the 2018 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut.

He played the iconic role of Bert in Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), for which he received his second Olivier Award nomination for 2020 Best Actor In A Musical.

For three Christmas seasons, Charlie starred at The London Palladium - as Dick in the Olivier Award-winning Dick Whittington; returning a year on as Prince in Snow White; then in Pantoland at the Palladium.

Other credits: Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends - A Celebration (Sondheim Theatre); Simon Green in Lloyd George Knew My Father (Theatre Royal, Windsor); Dvornichek in Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing (National Tour); Eddie in Mamma Mia! (International Tour); his professional debut in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre).

Most recently, Charlie returned to the role of Bobby Child in Crazy For You in the West End (Gillian Lynne Theatre), having starred in the Chichester Festival Theatre production directed by Susan Stroman, for which he received his third Olivier Award nomination for 2024 Best Actor In A Musical.

Forthcoming: Bill Calhoun/Lucentio in Kiss Me, Kate (Barbican Theatre) directed by Bartlett Sher.