Adrian J. Mercer

Award: Fleming Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Musical Theatre

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts

Website: https://twitter.com/adrianjmercer?lang=en

Originally from Grimsby, Lincolnshire.  My interest in performance began aged eight when I began piano lessons and found a love for being creative, primarily through music.

Throughout my teens my musical skills developed further, performing at local gigs, involvement with local drama groups and working as Assistant Musical Director on amateur productions.

I took singing lessons from a local teacher and former Mountview graduate whilst undertaking performance related studies at 6th Form College.

Whilst applying to Drama Schools I travelled a 300 mile trip each Sunday to attend West End MT in London whilst teaching singing and piano to younger children to help fund my training up north.

September 2015 – June 2016 I attended Guildford School of Acting successfully completing a Foundation Course in Musical Theatre. Following this I gained a place at Mountview where I am currently studying on the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre course.

Recent achievements include: Soloist at Royal Artillery State Dinner, Soloist at The Lord Mayors’ Ball (Shakespeare’s Globe), Ensemble in Magic at the Musicals (Royal Albert Hall), Ensemble in BBC Proms: West Side Story (Royal Albert Hall) and an Ian Fleming Award holder.

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