Aubrey Woods
Biographical Information
Born April 9th, 1928
London, England
Died May 7th, 2013
Barrow-in-Furness, England
Productions Valmouth as Lieutenant Jack Whorwood (original London cast)
Oliver! as Fagin
The Four Musketeers as Cardinal Richelieu (original London cast)
Pickwick as Alfred Jingle
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory as Bill
I and Albert as Lord Palmerston/Gladstone (original London cast)
Mardi Gras as M. Le Grand (original London cast)
She Loves Me as Head Waiter
Aladdin as Abanazar (original London cast)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Jacob/Potiphar
Recordings Valmouth (original cast recording)
The Four Musketeers (original cast recording)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (film soundtrack)
I and Albert (original cast recording)
Mardi Gras (original cast recording)
Aladdin (original cast recording)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1991 revival cast)
Vocal Type Tenor

Aubrey Woods was an English actor.


Born in London, Woods studied at RADA and made his film debut in 1947's Nicholas Nickleby. He soon became best known for his roles in stage musicals, making his debut in 1958 as well as co-writing one of his own; Trelawny.

Woods also made appearances in Up Pompeii and Doctor Who as well as appearing on the original radio series of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and dramatising the novel Secret Lives for the radio.

Woods passed away in 2013.


A star of stage and screen musicals, Woods made his debut as Lieutenant Whorwood in Valmouth as well as appearing in several musicals based on literary works, including Oliver! (as Fagin) and The Four Musketeers (as Cardinal Richelieu). He played the small role of Bill in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory but sang one of the film's biggest hits: "The Candy Man."

Woods later went on to originate the roles of M. Le Grand in Mardi Gras and Abanazar in Aladdin, as well as playing both Jacob and Potiphar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.


Pickwick (1969)Edit

  • Bit of a Character (contains solo lines)
  • There's Something About You (contains solo lines)
  • Very (contains solo lines)

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)Edit

  • The Candy Man (contains solo lines)

She Loves Me (1978)Edit

  • Romantic Atmosphere (solo)
  • Tango Tragique (contains solo lines)


Valmouth (1958)(originated the role)Edit

  • Niri-Esther (duet)
  • The Cathedral of Clemenza (contains solo lines)

Oliver! (1964)Edit

  • Pick a Pocket or Two (contains solo lines)
  • Rum Tum Tum (solo)
  • I'd Do Anything (contains solo lines)
  • Be Back Soon (contains solo lines)
  • It's a Fine Life (reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • Reviewing the Situation (solo)
  • Reviewing the Situation (reprise)(solo)

The Four Musketeers (1967)(originated the role)Edit

  • Nobody's Changing Places With Me (duet)

I and Albert (1972)(originated the role)Edit

Lord PalmerstonEdit
  • This Gentle Land, This Noble Land (contains solo lines)
  • His Royal Highness (duet)

Mardi Gras (1976)(originated the role)Edit

  • I Call the Tune (solo)

Aladdin (1979)(originated the role)Edit

  • Wicked (solo)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1992)Edit

  • Joseph's Coat (contains solo lines)
  • One More Angel in Heaven (contains solo lines)
  • Those Canaan Days (contains solo lines)
  • Any Dream Will Do (reprise)
  • Joseph Megamix
  • Potiphar (contains solo lines)

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