Jack Wolfe to star as Wylan Hendriks in Shadow and Bone
Jack Wolfe, who will be known to Sondheim fans as Tobias in the Belfast Lyric production of Sweeney Todd (2019) and one of the cast in Alex Parker's Sondheim: Almost Unknown cabarets (2018), has joined the second season of the hit Netflix series Shadow and Bone in the role of Wylan Hendriks. The TV show is based on the series of fantasy books by US author Leigh Bardugo, and is the latest in a line of TV shows to feature Sondheim regulars.
Here, Jack can be seen performing the rarely heard "Little House for Mama" at the Crazy Coqs in London, as part of the Almost Unknown cabaret.
So, who else can you see on our TV screens? Well, one of the more high profile winners of the Society's Student Performer of the Year event (SSSSPOTY) is Erin Doherty, who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and won the competition in 2015. Not only did she secure the plum role of Princess Anne in seasons three and four of The Crown, but she can currently be seen starring in the six-part BBC/Amazon Prime psychological thriller Chloe.
SSSSPOTY 2010 host Hannah Waddingham has been winning awards for her starring role in the hit series Ted Lasso, picking up a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.
LAMDA graduate Shelby Flannery, who was a third-place finalist at SSSSPOTY 2018, appeared as Hope Diyoza - and is now a regular character - in the CW teen show The 100.
SSSSPOTY 2014 winner Turlough Convery is rarely off our screens, most recently featuring in series three of Killing Eve, having notched up appearances in the E4 series My Mad Fat Diary, the Channel 4 series Fresh Meat, the Black Mirror episode "Stingray", the BBC One series Poldark and the 2018 miniseries Les Misérables. He could also be seen in the 2021 film Belfast - a Best Picture nominee for this year's Academy Awards.
And let's not forget Society patrons Maria Friedman and Jenna Russell making their mark in Albert Street with regular roles in Eastenders.
Proof, were it ever needed, that having a Sondheim pedigree puts your career on a good footing!