Shimi Goodman



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About Shimi...

Shimi Goodman was born in Tel Aviv, Israel and currently lives in London, England. He was classically trained and received a BA Honours in Musical Theatre from Guildford School of Acting. He has performed extensively in the West End and in some of the most prestigious venues around the world entertaining royalty and Heads of States. In 2015 Shimi sang at the gala tribute of former Israeli president Mr Shimon Peres at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane in London. In 2017 he sang in front of King Felipe VI of Spain in the Teatro Real Opera House in Madrid.

Shimi has been performing since the age of 14 and his first lead role was at the age of 17 as Don Jose in an Israeli production of Carmen which was also televised. His West End debut was as Akaash in Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Bombay Dreams. He played Mary Sunshine in the musical Chicago alongside actresses such as Linda Carter, Brooke Shields and model Christie Brinkley. He was also a lead performer in the original cast of the record breaking hit West End show Dirty Dancing. In Evita, Shimi toured the UK playing the role of Che. He also played the role of Minister in The Who’s Tommy in Frankfurt, Germany receiving rave reviews. Shimi created the lead part of Samuel in the world premiere of the musical Salt & Honey in Jerusalem, sharing the stage with Dudu Fisher and French Jazz violinist Didier Lockwood. Playing the leading role of Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, he received great notices such as “he’s a looker, a hoofer and BOY can he sing”. Shimi created the role of the Waikiki bar owner in the original West End cast of Sir Tim Rice’s production of From Here to Eternity which was also filmed and aired on Sky Arts and in cinemas worldwide. Other shows include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ragtime at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Paper Dolls, and the Emcee in Cabaret.

Shimi can be heard on the soundtracks of many of the shows he has played in and on his solo album When You Hear My Voice.

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