Ray Shell

Emil Foley

London – West End

Little Willie Jr.’s Resurrection (Original Company), Starlight Express (Original Company),

The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Children Of Eden (Original Company), Miss. Saigon (Original Company), Ain’t Misbehavin, Lion King, 125th St (Original Company), King (Original Company), Gone With The Wind (Original Company), Dancing In The StreetDriving Ms. Daisy, and The Body Guard (Original Company).


London – Off West End

Two Trains Running, Amen Corner, The Wine In The Wilderness, Old Timer, Blues For Mr. Charlie, Radio Golf, Sterling and Meridian Henry (Tricycle Theatre), Short Eyes, Vernon God Little and Been So Long (Young Vic Theatre)


National Tours

The Me Nobody Knows, Hair, Woof, Mercury Tribe (USA), Jesus Christ Superstar (UK National Tour), Happy End (Nottingham Playhouse), Blues For Mr. Charlie (The Crucible Theatre) Blues In The Night (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and All My Sons (Talawa Theatre Co)


Off Broadway

The Dirtiest Musical (Truck & Warehouse Theatre) Dementos and The Crucible (Cleveland Playhouse)



Magazine, Howard Devoto (ABOUT THE WEATHER album; London-1981)

Whitney Houston (Pepsi commercial, London 1982), The Police (Synchronicity Tour, USA 1982-1983), Nona Hendryx (London-1987), Freddie McGregor (London-1987)

Alabama3 London-from 1997 including the WOKE UP THIS MORNING single for the television show The Sopranos, Peter Green from Fleetwood Mac and Background vocals for THE ROBERT JOHNSON SONGBOOK (London-1997)



The Apple, Young Soul Rebels and Velvet Goldmine


UK Television

Screen2, The McGuffin, Pirate Prince, Too Much Sun, The Story of Musicals, Breakfast With David Frost and The Devine Monster



ICED (published by Flamingo/Harper-Collins UK; Random House USA; television rights held by FOX, film rights held by LEE DANIELS), Spike Lee: The Eternal Maverick (published by Street Angels Books), Feedin Miranda (currently in film development with Sugar Films, London, England).



The Black Fashion Designers Show (Royal Albert Hall), Flatshare (Commonwealth Institute), Frederick Avery Visits (Man In The Moon Theatre), Street Angels (Half Moon Theatre), Mannafest Poetry Slam (Royal Festival Hall), White Folks (Cochrane Theatre), Artistic Director of GIANT OLIVE THEATRE COMPANY 2008-2011, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, The Tulip Wars, Zip and Lucifer Saved (Lion & Unicorn Theatre), A Dream Across The Ocean (Ashcroft Theatre), Death of A Salesman (Playhouse of Wilson, Boykin Theatre), Crowns (Imperial Centre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Kennedy Family Theatre), The Zoo Story (Big Harold’s Diner), Freedom and Gilgamesh (The White Bear Theatre).


Performance Director/Voice Coach

Vocal coach for BBC Television Series THE VOICE 2012; Voice coach for JAHMENE DOUGLAS X-FACTOR finalist 2012


Ray Shell studied acting, literature and mass communications at Emerson College, Boston Mass and graduated with a BFA in 1974. He is currently the Artistic Director of TAIP LAB: Wilson North, Carolina and is a Corporate Public Speaking Advisor as part of the TAIP (Total Artist In Production) project.


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