J. Bruce Ismay
Simon played Ismay in the Southwark Playhouse and Princess Of Wales, Toronto productions of Titanic.
Together with his musical director, David Shrubsole, he won New York’s 2017 Drama Desk Award for their cabaret, Life Is For Living.
Theatre includes: Terri Dennis in Privates On Parade (Union Theatre); Lord Cromer in Mrs. Henderson Presents (Toronto); Bernadette in Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (UK tour, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv & Auckland); M. Andre in Cameron Macintosh’s new production of The Phantom Of The Opera (UK tour); M. Lefevre in The Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary, Sondheim At 80 – BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall); Jules in Sunday In The Park With George (Menier Chocolate Factory & Wyndham’s Theatre); Knight Of The Burning Pestle (Barbican); Lumière in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Dominion Theatre); Torasso in Passion (Queen’s Theatre); Young Ben in Follies (Shaftesbury Theatre); Whizzer in March Of The Falsettos (Albery Theatre); Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens (Criterion Theatre); Coriolanus (Young Vic); The Scarlet Pimpernel (Her Majesty’s Theatre); Lady Be Good (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Tony in The Boyfriend (Old Vic & Albery Theatre) Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz, Frank in Showboat (London Palladium/RSC); Henry Carr in Travesties (Nottingham Playhouse); Bernard Nightingale in Arcadia (Ipswich); Dexter in High Society (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Crestwell in Relative Values (Salisbury Playhouse); the title role in Don Giovanni (King’s Theatre, Glasgow); Lord Savile in Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (Guildford & Windsor); Widow Twankey in Aladdin, Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington (Oxford Playhouse); Anything Goes (Grange Park); Putting It Together, Anthony And Cleopatra, Cavalcade (Chichester Festival Theatre); Noël And Gertie, House And Garden (Scarborough); The Phantom Of The Opera (Manchester Opera House); The Play’s The Thing (Cambridge Theatre Company); The Beaux’ Stratagem,The Baccae (Bristol Old Vic).
Film and television includes: Kingsman – The Secret Service (Warner Brothers); A Christmas Carol (Hallmark);In Love With Alma Cogan (Capriol Films); Bedrooms And Hallways; Day Release; Dead In The Water; Mr Selfridge, Affinity, Roman Road, Urban Gothic The Upper Hand, After Henry, Never The Twain, Valentine Park, The Two Of Us, Salad Days, The Agatha Christie Hour: The Manhood of Edward Robinson, The Good Companions (ITV); 24 – Live Another Day (Fox); Robin Hood (BBC/Tiger Aspect); Rhona, Eastenders, In The Red, Julia Jekyll And Harriet Hyde, Victoria Wood As Seen On TV (BBC).
Other cabaret credits with David Shrubsole include Minerva at Chichester Festival Theatre, Live at Zedel, Crazy Coqs, The Pheasantry and in New York at Feinstein’s, The Metropolitan Room, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and the 59E59 Theatres with Coward At Christmas, Travelling Light (Drama Desk Award nomination) and So, This Then Is Life. They have recorded two CDs, Take Me To The World and A Changing World – The Words And Music Of Noël Coward.