Lee Mead started his stint in award-winning West End show Wicked this week, playing the role of Fiyero.

Currently one of the busiest boys in show-business, Lee and his wife Denise van Outen gave birth to their first child, Betsy Mead, on 1 May. He joined the cast of major Broadway and West End show Wicked on Monday 10 May playing the role of Fiyero,a prince who  falls in love with Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. He also begins a series of eight Sunday concerts (on his Wicked day off!) from 23 May.

Initial feedback from his debut performance in Wicked has been largely positive, with fan sites such as the Lee Mead Appreciation Society busy with reviews from his performance.

Following his performance on Monday, fellow Wicked co-star Rachel Tucker posted on Twitter that, “Lee was so wonderful… such pressure on him and u would have thought he’d been doing it for weeks”.

Winner of BBC One talent show Any Dream Will Do, Mead went on to star in the 2007 revival of Joseph at the Adelphi Theatre in London, and has since appeared in a UK tour of Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. He has also released two albums.

Book tickets to see Lee Mead in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria in London