West End star Nadim Naaman will launch his second album Sides this month with a special performance at the London Hippodrome on Sunday June 19 at 3pm.
The artist, who is currently playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, has worked with producer Joe Davison on the double-length album which includes a selection of classic musical theatre songs alongside his own self-penned music.
Writers fearured include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Menken, Andrew Lippa, Jason Robert Brown, William Finn, Cy Coleman and David Zippel, Maury Yeston, Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice, and John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe.
Released on independent label Auburn Jam Records, Sides will also feature guest vocalists Rob Houchen (Les Misérables), Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), Jeremy Secomb (Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd), Celinde Schoenmaker (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables) and Laura Tebbutt (The Wizard of Oz).
The album, which will be released on 20 June, a day after the Hippodrome launch, will also feature a bonus track of the previously released ‘A Soldier’s Christmas’ written by Naaman and performed with former West End Phantom Geronimo Rauch.
A limited run of signed CD copies of the album will be available for pre-order from Auburn Jam Records and all pre-orders will be signed by Naaman. The album will be available for download from 20 June.
Naaman, who is currently playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s, made his West End debut as Rolf in The Sound of Music (London Palladium), and has since played roles including Anatoly in Chess (Union), Charles Clarke in the UK professional premiere and Toronto production of Maury Yeston’s Titanic (Southwark Playhouse), first cover Alan and Alfie in One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre production at Haymarket Theatre) and Anthony in the acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd at Harrington’s Pie & Mash Shop.
The actor and singer performed in the cast of The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall, and has sung backing vocals for Elton John, Rod Stewart, Britain’s Got Talent, and on the Madagascar 3 film soundtrack. He has performed in several one-off concerts including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Guildhall, City of London Festival), A Little Night Music (Palace Theatre), and Kings of Broadway (Palace Theatre), as well as producing two large-scale charity galas of his own, Playing Our Part, featuring a host of West End stars accompanied by a full orchestra, which have raised more than £95,000 in aid of Breast Cancer Research and Comic Relief.