Donny Osmond to Star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will mark the opening of its second UK tour with a strictly limited festive season at the Edinburgh Playhouse this Christmas. Making his first UK appearance in a stage version of the production, global entertainment icon and highly-celebrated alumni star of Joseph, Donny Osmond returns to play ‘Pharaoh’, who rocks ‘Song of the King’ in the iconic musical, and first major collaboration, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

In an illustrious, six-decade long career full of dazzling highlights, which include selling over 100 million records, receiving 33 gold records, a headlining and record-breaking Las Vegas residency and performing to millions of fans across the globe, one of Donny’s most notable appearances is his starring role as Joseph in the US and Canadian productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Donny made more than 2,000 performances in the titular role between 1992and 1997 and his iconic depiction of the much-loved character was committed to film in 1999. Filmed at Pinewood Studios, the recording also starred Joan Collins,
Richard Attenborough and Maria Friedman.

Donny Osmond says of his return to the show:

“I always knew I would return to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Having starred as Joseph in over 2000 performances in this magical musical, I am now ready to channel my inner Elvis and assume the role of Pharaoh in Edinburgh starting this December.”

Producer Michael Harrison concludes:

“Following the extraordinary reception the Edinburgh Playhouse and thousands of theatre fans gave Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at the end of the 2022 tour, it made absolute sense to begin the new tour here and to ask Joseph royalty, Donny Osmond, to star as our festive season Pharaoh. Few shows bring the generations together the way Joseph does, and we are honoured to have an icon of the show join us to create a magical moment for families this Christmas, who will cherish the experience for years to come.”

Released as a concept album in 1969, ahead of its professional premiere taking place in the Scottish Capital in 1972 as part of that year’s Edinburgh International Festival programming, the stage version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the world’s most beloved family musicals.