Stephen Rahman-Hughes

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Last Show: Sunday 8 th April 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Stephen returns to the Pheasantry after a long spell on the West End stage. It gives him great pleasure to be singing the music he loves, from songs and artists that inspired him to become a vocalist to music that have represented milestones in his life and career. He presents an intimate and enchanting evening, full of stylishly arranged jazz standards, soulful pop and his charming twist on some of the most popular show tunes. Stephen will take you on a journey from contemporary to classics, mesmerising lovers of new and old music with his unique, charming use of musicality and tone. 

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“Rahman-Hughes proved charming on stage, the singer wowed with his beautiful voice, delivering wonderful performances of popular songs...” - The Star

“Expressing great tenderness and chest thumping masculinity...crafting a great evening” - Musical Theatre Review

Stephen fell for Jazz in his teens and was quickly asked to sing with friends who were frequenting small venues around London. He remembers his first experiences singing at the world-renowned Ronnie Scott’s as marvellous times, yet intimidating. He turned his talents to musical theatre when he was cast in the UK tour of ‘West Side Story’. He played the lead role in ‘Drive Ride Walk’ at Bridewell Theatre and also played the role of Hardeep (Horner) in an adaptation of William Wycherley’s ‘The Country Wife’ at Watford Palace Theatre. After joining the Theatre Group ‘C Company’, where he played Bassanio in ‘Mechant Of Venice’ for a run at Bridewell Theatre. He then landed the lead role of ‘Akaash’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit show ‘Bombay Dreams’ in the West End and was invited to head a showcase on Broadway. 

As a principal actor on the TV show ‘Dream Team’, Stephen showed off his silky football skills as Carl Caskey, a midfield footballing ace.  He also played lawyer James in the screenplay ‘Molly’ for the BBC’s acclaimed series 'Afternoon Plays'.  Stephen also starred in ‘Trouble in Tahiti’ and ‘Swinger’ for the BBC and  made guest lead appearances in ‘Bad Girls’ (ITV) and ‘Doctors’ (BBC). Stephen was a series regular in one of the most watched  TV shows in the UK,  ITV’s ‘Emmerdale’ where he played Detective Inspector Dasari for a season. He has also appeared as a guest lead where he played the drug addict Asif Kahn in Doctors for BBC television.

He was a founding member of the critically-acclaimed vocal group TEATRO and signed a record deal with Sony. Within 2 weeks of the release of Teatro’s album, he received his first gold disc for over 100,000 sales in the UK. Teatro were invited to perform in the Stars of Europe concert, and also at the Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty The Queen. The album also went to No 1 in South Africa.

He also received a nomination for Best Actor at the Monte Carlo awards for his role as the singing Chef Alex Marcus in ‘The Kitchen Musical’ TV show which was aired to 23 different countries across Asia and Australasia. Stephen took the lead role in the multi-award action epic feature film ‘Malay Chronicles – Bloodlines’ and one of the principle roles as Zai in the globally popular film series ‘Highlander - The Source’, all to great acclaim. 

Stephen is a founding member of the dynamic ‘West End Men’ show which has been performed around the country and in Singapore. In August 2013, the ‘West End Men’ spent four weeks in London at the Vaudeville Theatre. In 2013, Stephen appeared in the charismatic leading role of Don in the televised musical  production ‘Bollywood Carmen’ for the BBC, staged live in Bradford City Centre and nominated for the Broadcast Awards 2014.

He has performed sell-out solo concerts with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and has released a solo album in Malaysia. He has also been invited to sing with the The National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia and was requested personally by the Malaysian Prime Minister to have the honour of singing for President Obama at the ASEAN summit 2015.

His more current work includes starring in the TV series ‘The Bible’ and has recently completed a run as Kassim in ‘Aladdin’ in the West End.