Lee Bowen from Mumbles, South Wales graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama after studying acting at Gorseinon College where he was awarded a Diploma in Performing Arts. He now studies with Beatrice Unsworth and is coached by Michael Pollock.
He has appeared with companies including English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Opera Holland Park, English Touring Opera, Mid-Wales Opera, Iford Arts Festival and British Youth Opera. A versatile singer and actor, he is at home both in comic and dramatic character parts and has performed in roles including Cpt James Nolan in the British premiere of John Adamsí DR ATOMIC, Dr Caius FLASTAFF, Malcolm MACBETH, Trin LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, Remendado and Dancairo CARMEN, LíAbate ANDREA CHENIER, Beppe PAGLIACCI, Sellem THE RAKES PROGRESS, Guillot MANON, First Armed Man / Priest THE MAGIC FLUTE and The Man THE DOLPHIN OPERA, Fiorello THE BARBER OF SEVILLE and Ismaele NABUCCO. Lee also sang the role of Piangi in the West End Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Other musical and theatre productions include Sir Clamsby Williams and Augustine William in Julian Slade's SALAD DAYS, Mr Erlanson in Stephen Sonheimís A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Thomas Bouche and Preacher in Kurt Weillís DOWN IN THE VALLEY, title role THE KNIGHTíS TALE from Chaucer Ďs CANTERBURY TALES and Talthybius in Euripidesí WOMEN OF TROY.
In concert his recent engagements have included the Dvorak MASS IN D at St Johnís Smith Square, London and performances of CREATION and MESSIAH and he has been a soloist at St Davidís Hall, Cardiff with Hilary Davan Wetton. Recordings include the voice over for Piangi in the film version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 2004. Lee has taken part in master classes with Hal Prince, Carlo Rizzi, Dennis O'Neill, Ryland Davies, National Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also had specific role coaching from Graham Clark on Mime, Loge and Witch from Hansel and Gretel.
Engagements in 2013 include Lewis in Christopher Ortonís MY LANDS SHORE at Rada and Mayor Upfold ALBERT HERRING for Mid Wales Opera which he repeats in 2014 for Opera Theatre Company