Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber Wants Liam Payne To Star In THIS Musical
The famed musical writer has his eye on the former One Direction star to step into the role of Bible character Joseph.
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has his eye on Liam Payne to star in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The iconic musical is set to return to the West End and it's thought the former One Direction star is the playwright's top choice.
It would be the first time the show has been shown on the West End since 2009 when Lee Mead, 35, won the show Any Dream Will Do and played the lead role for two years.
Lee Mead played Joseph for two years after winning Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber's 'Any Dream Will Do'
A source told The Sun: "Andrew has told those involved that his dream signing is Liam. He thinks he can bring so much to the role of Joseph, he’s a natural performer.
“There was talk of other popstars being approached but he wants to keep the bar high and they don’t come much bigger than 1D."
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber will have his work cut out for him if he wants to snap up Liam Payne, as the 23-year-old star has his hands full.
The singer has been back and forth between London and Los Angeles in a bid to put the finishing touches on his debut solo album, while his girlfriend Cheryl is expecting their first child in a matter of weeks.
Joeseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical based on the “coat of many colours” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis.
It was first performed as a 15 minute show at Colet Court School in London in 1968 – making next year its 50th anniversary.
Previous Josephs include former Neighbours actor Jason Donovan, 48, and This Morning host Phillip Schofield, 54.
We think Liam owuld be a great fit!