Christopher Howell biography Christopher Howell, widely known as Chris Howell, is a professional actor from London. He has worked on stage, television, film and radio. Training: Howell attended the Guildford School of Acting. Theatre: His extensive credits in theatre include Harvey/Fred in What a Performance at Queen’s Theatre; Smartman in Peter Pan: The British Musical at the Cambridge Theatre; The Porter in The Project; Murray Deutch in Budd; Marcel in Aspects of Love; Colonel Parker in Elvis at the Piccadilly Theatre; Raymond Neff in The Witches of EastWick at the Prince of Wales Theatre; The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz at Tunbridge Wells Theatre; Sir Reginald Tarrington in My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; Fred in Anything Goes at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane; King Sheik Ya Booty in Aladdin at the Pleasance London Theatre; Sir Joseph Porter in HMS Pinafore at the Union Theatre; lead character in Sweeney Todd at the Union Theatre; Rex De Havilland in Too Close to the Sun; Edna Turnblad in Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre; Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls at the Cambridge Theatre; Bert Barry in 42nd Street at the Chichester Festival Theatre; Big Bopper in Buddy; Farmer Sutcliffe in Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theatre; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz/Dr Dillamond in Wicked at the Apollo Theatre; Grandfather of Bass in Wolf, and Sgt. John Diggs in Stephen Ward at the Aldwych Theatre. Film and TV: His on-screen credits include the working title of Les Miserables, Kiss me Kate (BBC), The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary (Universal), Children in Need, The Royal Variety Performance, Driving Safely, Buddy, and The Spadesman. Music: Howell features on the original cast recording of Stephen Ward, Betty Blue Eyes, Too Close to the Sun, Buddy and Peter Pan.