Cameron Burt Musical Theatre star Interview.From #MamaMia to #Frozen the #musical, #CameronBurt chats with music promotions about his #musicaltheatre career, how he almost took up a different career before choosing drama school, releasing his own music and much more.
Production shot credit Mark Dean.
Today you announced you will be joining the Frozen musical next year, how does it feel to be a part of the cast?
It feels amazing, especially as the cast are incredible and I know a lot of lovely people who are in it as well!
What was your reaction when you found out you was going to be a part of Frozen the Musical? How long will you have for rehearsals before opening night? Honestly, it felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. The audition process was long and I was very invested by the end so it was a relief when I got the call! I also let out a massive shout and was incredibly happy. I think the rehearsals are a bit less than 2 months.
You played #Sky in the musical version of Mama Mia, what was that like?
It was great, the show is so feel good and you can see by the audience’s reactions during and at stage door afterwards that it really makes people happy and forget about their worries. Also, us as a cast really got along and had a lot of fun backstage!
Would you like to be cast in the #movie version? Of course! I’ve heard there may be a third one so I still have a chance!
Would you like to move into movies?
I’d love to, and that’s what’s amazing about the line of work I’m in, there are a lot of different paths you can take. I’d love to explore as many of these as I can!
Have you always wanted to be involved with musical theatre?
No, I enjoyed singing from around the age of 11 and performed with The National Youth Music Theatre over a few summers from the age of 15 but I actually was going to apply to University to study Veterinary Medicine, however I changed my mind at the beginning of my last year of school and applied for Drama School instead.
Are there any theatre productions you’d like to be cast in? Whenever I get asked this, I never know what to say. I don’t really have a dream show or production that I’d like to be a part of, I just follow where my path takes me and enjoy it along the way.
Would you like to release your own music one day? Is this an ambition of yours?
Yes, it definitely is an ambition of mine. Singing is what I’m most passionate about and it was what led me into Musical Theatre, so it is something I really want to pursue. I love big band, #Jazz/crooner type music so that is one avenue I’d consider going down.
How have you been coping during lockdown?
I’ve kept myself surprisingly busy, whether its small projects within the Musical Theatre bracket which have popped up or just doing jobs around the house like painting. Also, exercise has been a saviour, without it I would’ve gone mad!
What have you missed the most?
So much! I miss performing live, I weirdly miss the excitement of auditions and definitely just being able to travel to different countries and experience them fully!
You’ve done quite a few different charity events from sponsored music videos to live Cabaret, can you tell everyone more about them and how we can get involved with raising money?
Yes absolutely! My most recent event was a charity single I was involved in with Kerry Ellis which has just been released and is in aid of three great and varied charities (Born Free, The Actors Fund and The Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity). It tells you how to donate at the end of the video (You have to contact the company who organised it, ‘North Artist Management’, to donate or go directly to each charities website). You can find the Video link on North Artist Management’s Twitter page.
What music have you been streaming what’s on your playlists at the minute?
Its always so varied. I’m really enjoying Billie Eilish at the moment, especially her more laid back songs, I’ve always been a fan of Michael Buble so he is definitely on there and I’m also currently obsessed with the Saxophone solo in ‘Baker Street’ by Gerry Rafferty so that is on repeat as well as some of his other songs! I used to perform in a lot of choirs and my school had many orchestras so I still love listening to classical music.