Stephen Rahman-Hughes is a multi-talented actor, singer and award-winning choreographer, who enjoys a successful career in musical theatre, on the cinema screen and in front of the TV cameras.
After graduating from the Rambert School, Stephen danced with several acclaimed dance companies. Stephen soon formed his own company, Red Rain Dance Theatre, mixing drama with dance and created numerous pieces. He has been commissioned to create several works on many professional dance companies, winning The Jerwood Award for his choreography on Redrain and The Peter Darrell award for his work on Scottish Ballet.
Stephen turned his talents to musical theatre when he was cast in the UK tour of ‘West Side Story’. A string of noteworthy roles followed with roles in productions including ‘Merchant Of Venice’ at the Bridewell Theatre. Stephen then landed the lead role of ‘Akaash’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit show ‘Bombay Dreams’ in the West End and was invited to head a showcase on Broadway.
As a principal actor in the TV show ‘Dream Team’, Stephen showed off his silky football skills as Carl Caskey, a midfield footballing ace. Stephen also made guest lead appearances in ‘Doctors’ (BBC) and was a series regular in one of the most watched TV shows in the UK, ITV’s ‘Emmerdale”.
Stephen was a founding member of the critically-acclaimed vocal group TEATRO signed to Sony BMG. TEATRO has performed in the Stars of Europe concert and at the Royal Variety Performance for Her Majesty The Queen.
In Malaysia, Stephen acted as the mighty warrior Hang Tuah in the multi award-winning ‘Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical’ and was nominated as ‘Best Actor in a Lead Role’. He also received a nomination for Best Actor at the Monte Carlo awards for his role in ‘The Kitchen Musical’ TV show. Other than starring in highly acclaimed films, Stephen has added another feather to his cap when he choreographed ‘Cuci the Musical’ as well as directed ‘Suessical Jr.’ which received rave reviews. He has performed sell-out solo concerts with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and has released a solo album in Malaysia.
His current work includes the TV series ‘The Bible’ he is a founding member of the dynamic ‘West End Men’, in 2013, Stephen was a leading role in ‘Bollywood Carmen’ (BBC), nominated for the ‘Broadcast Awards’ 2014. Recently, he completed a run as Kassim in ‘Aladdin’ in the West End.