David Kar-Hing Lee
Trained on a scholarship at the Central School of Ballet, David represented his native Malaysia at the 4th Korean Modern Dance Festival and was principal dancer/choreographer of the Kuala Lumpur Dance Theatre. In the UK, David’s eclectic career started as a West End performer, going on to work as an actor in theatre, radio, television and film, and later as an artistic producer, adjudicator of dance, and choreographer.
Theatre includes: in the West End, Goodman King in Fame – The Musical (original London production, Cambridge Theatre), principals in Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (original production, Dominion) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (world premiere, London Palladium), Simon Legree and the Interpreter in The King & I (London Palladium), swing in The Lion King (Lyceum) and Thuy in Nicholas Hytner’s production of Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane). David features on several original cast albums. Also, Oh! What a Night (Manchester Theatre Royal and Hammersmith Apollo) and several seasons of pantomime including Cinderella (Plymouth Theatre Royal).
Film, television, and radio include: for BBC Radio, lead roles of Kai Liang in Avenue of Eternal Peace, Li Xin in Beijing’s Slowest Elevator and The Chinese Man in The Interpreter. Also, the radio comedy Wild Things (episodes 2 & 4) and several roles in Saigon – Year of the Cat. On BBC TV, he played secret agent Huang Fu Xing in Spooks (series 9). He has also filmed leading roles in a series of six short feature films including Tai Ji Do, exhibited at the Hong Kong Film Festival.
Choreography includes: projects for Kuala Lumpur Dance Theatre, Harrogate Theatre, Qdos Entertainment and First Family Entertainment, The Tommy Dollar Show, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line (Shaw), Carousel, Pirate Jenny (Bridewell), Lucky Stiff (Art Depot), Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (King’s Head), No One in the World (Cochrane), Hair, Sweeney Todd (The Karamel Club), Godspell (Greenwich), Moby Dick – The Musical (Mill Studio), Reefer Madness, Spring Awakening (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), In Perfect Harmony (Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centra, Malaysia), Cinderella with the late Mickey Rooney (Milton Keynes) and several other pantomines in Aberdeen, Manchester, Harrogate, Woking and Richmond.