Graeme Henderson

Graeme recently played Phil Croft in the smash-hit tour of Dreamboats and Petticoats for Bill Kenwright. Before
that, he understudied Nigel Planer in a UK arena tour of Doctor Who Live. In 2009, he also played Cosmo Brown
in Singin’ in the Rain for UK Productions opposite Tim Flavin and, in 2007, he played the role of Andy Lee in
the acclaimed national tour of 42nd Street, also for UK Productions, with Paul Nicholas, Dave Willetts, Tim Flavin and Stephen McGann.
Graeme began his career when, at 16 years old, he played Taplow in The Browning Version opposite Alec McCowen
at the National Theatre and was in the original David Merrick version of 42nd Street at Drury Lane in 1984 as an
ensemble member, and later went on to play the leading role of Billy Lawlor opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Graeme has worked at the National Theatre, in the West End, repertory, television and film. An experienced actor
and musical comedy performer, in 1987 he played Cis Farringdon opposite Nigel Hawthorne in The Magistrate,
directed by Michael Rudman, and again in 1997 the Headmaster in the hit children’s musical The Red Balloon,
directed by Anthony Clark at the Olivier Theatre. Other acting roles include: PC Collins in Rumours (Chichester); Bennet in Another Country (Leeds Playhouse); Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); George Pepper in Red Peppers (Perth); Kenny in Flora the Red Menace and Tony in The Rink (both Orange Tree); Angel Clare in Tess of the D’Urbervilles (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and Jerry in Zoo Story (both Wolsey, Ipswich); Byron Turkey in Fat Pig (Leicester Haymarket) and Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sheffield Crucible). He has played Ugly Sister and several panto and light opera roles for Opera della Luna, including Negus in The Merry Widow, and a world cruise on the QE2 and Royal Viking Sun. In 1992, Graeme played the role of Simon Wishart in a one-man show A Drop of Fred at the Edinburgh Festival, which he co-wrote with Robert Butler and for which they received The Independent Theatre Award and a Daily Express Award. The show was also commissioned for screen by Granada Television. In 2000, he returned to the Edinburgh Festival with Tapestry, his second one-man show, which he performed and co-wrote with Andrew Blackie and which was produced by Artisanda Productions Ltd.
Television work includes: Baa Baa Blacksheep (BBC); WSH (Channel 4); Ashenden: the Spy (BBC); Pie in the
Sky (ITV); The Royal Variety Performance (1984), Night of 100 Stars, The Laurence Olivier Awards, Blue Peter and An Audience With Harry Hill.
In 2006, he appeared in the smash-hit British comedy feature film Confetti with Alison Steadman and Martin
Freeman, and, in 2008, assisted Jenny Arnold on the follow-up, Nativity.
Graeme now divides his time through his company, Ghtap Ltd, between performing, choreography and teaching
American jazz tap!