Jonathan Ross

Award: Ian Fleming Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Musical Theatre

Instrument/voice type: Baritone

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Jonathan has been performing in musical theatre from a young age. Starting with a local youth theatre group at the age of nine, he would later take on lead roles in a production of Fame at the Sunderland Empire (2012) and in an original musical at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012. In addition, in 2013, he joined the National Youth Music Theatre for their production of West Side Story.
Following GCSEs and A-levels in his home county of Northumberland, Jonathan moved to London in 2015 to study French with Film Studies at King's College London. After a year abroad studying at the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris, Jonathan graduated with a first class honours degree in 2019.
Jonathan's years at university saw him take part in a number of theatrical productions with various university societies. This has included a number of musicals (Parade, Spring Awakening, Sweeney Todd), original plays, radio plays and a stage adaptation of Jane Eyre, in which he played Mr Rochester. Jonathan also balanced his university life with part time work as a subject representative for King's College and with occasional voice acting work for BBC Three.
In 2019, Jonathan gained a place on the MA Musical Theatre course at the Royal Academy of Music. He is incredibly honoured to have been selected and is very excited to begin his training.
Jonathan is equally honoured to be a recipient of the Ian Fleming Award from Help Musicians UK and is very grateful for the support towards his training and his future career in musical theatre.