Frank Sinatra is back at the London Palladium 65 years after he first took up residency at the London theatre.
Richard Shelton, who recently wowed audiences at London’s Cadogan Hall with his tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, is now moving into the Palladium from March 20 until April 25 in a series of shows marking the centenary of Sinatra’s birth.
The Ministry of Entertainment’s production of Sinatra 100, will see Shelton joined on stage during the five-week run, by some of the biggest stars in the world.
Sinatra 100 is a series of glittering star-packed concerts with a rotating bill of A-list international guest artists appearing alongside and singing with Shelton, one of the world’s finest Sinatra interpreters.
The amazing line-up is completed with the cream of West End performers, the world’s biggest Big Band and Sinatra’s own rhythm section.
The show’s producers have been travelling the world to sign up guest acts, many of whom performed with Sinatra himself.
Most of these artists regularly fill arenas, but such is their love for the man and his music that they have readily agreed to join the celebrations and give their own fans an opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with them at the amazingly intimate auditorium of the London Palladium.
The full line-up of special guest artists will be announced soon.
Richard Shelton performed as Frank Sinatra in the West End in Rat Pack Confidential, a stunning performance that saw him nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards.
He has also performed in front of the Royal Family at Windsor and Prince Albert in Monaco.
Frank Sinatra, recipient of 11 Grammy Awards and worldwide album sales that topped 150 million records, has an unprecedented three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, for his work in film, TV and music.
He first topped the bill at the London Palladium in 1950, supported by the famous sand dance variety act, Wilson, Keppel and Betty, and comedian Max Wall.
He returned to the Palladium in 1975 for 10 shows supported by jazz legend Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie.