Steven Houghton
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Steven Houghton

Steven Houghton (born 16 February 1971) is a British actor and singer. He is known for appearing in the ITV drama series London's Burning and for releasing a cover of the song "Wind Beneath My Wings", famously sung by Bette Midler in 1988.

Early life, career and family

Born in Barnsley, West Riding, Houghton trained at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds. His first West End production was Children of Eden. Additional London credits include Cats, Hot Mikado, Martin Guerre, Blood Brothers and Spend Spend Spend, for which he was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award. He has toured the UK in Grease, Miss Saigon and Annie Get Your Gun.

Houghton's television credits include regular roles in London's Burning, Bugs, Holby City and Bernard's Watch, a guest role in Doctors and an appearance on French National Television singing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera.

Houghton spent time in Ireland playing several roles in a film workshop for new and established directors, including Stephen Frears and Jude Kelly.

He is also patron of Footloose Stage School.

In January 2011, it was revealed he would join the cast of Coronation Street as a love interest for Sally Webster. His first appearance on screen was in February 2011 and his last on 4 November 2011.

Music career

In 1997, Houghton released his eponymous debut album for BMG/RCA, which sold 200,000 copies[])and earned him a gold disc. The first single from the album, a cover version of the song "Wind Beneath My Wings", reached No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] while his rendition of Lionel Richie's 1982 song "Truly" reached #23 in 1998.[2]

Houghton was also the first winner[]) of a Stars in Their Eyes celebrity episode, impersonating Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet and singing the hit song "Gold".

Discography

Studio albums

Date Title Chart positions
UK
17 November 1997 Steven Houghton
  • Debut studio album
No. 21

Singles

Date Title Chart positions Album
UK
17 November 1997 "Wind Beneath My Wings" No. 3 Steven Houghton
23 February 1998 "Truly" No. 23

References

  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 260. ISBN 978-1-904994-10-7.
  2. ^ Steven Houghton UK chart info OfficialCharts.com. Retrieved 13 July 2009.

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