Chris Langham
Biographical Information
Born April 14th, 1949
London, England
Productions The Pirates of Penzance as Sergeant, The Pirate King (understudy)
Blondel as Assassin (original London cast)
Crazy For You as Bela Zangler (original London cast)
Les Misérables as Thénardier
Recordings Blondel (original cast recording)
Crazy For You (original London cast)
Vocal Type Tenor

Chris Langham is an English actor.


Born in London, England to a director father and actress mother, he began as a comedy writer working on The Muppet Show and appeared in such television shows as Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones as well as playing a centurion in Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Langham was also a prominent figure on radio with shows such as People Like Us and theatrical ventures including playing Arthur Dent in A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Onscreen, he became best known for his role as the melancholic MP Hugh Abbott in The Thick of It.


Langham appeared in a number of stage musicals, playing the Sergeant in The Pirates of Penzance and The Assassin in the original cast of Blondel. He also played Bela Zangler in the original London cast of Crazy For You (for which he received an Olivier nomination) and Thénardier in Les Misérables.


The Pirates of Penzance (1982)Edit

  • When the foeman bares his steel (contains solo lines)
  • No, I'll be brave ... Though in body and in mind (contains solo lines)
  • Sergeant, approach! (contains solo lines)
  • When a felon's not engaged in his employment (contains solo lines)
  • A rollicking band of pirates we (contains solo lines)
The Pirate King (understudy)Edit
  • Oh, better far to live and die (contains solo lines)
  • Finale Act I (contains solo lines)
  • Now for the pirates' lair (contains solo lines)
  • When you had left our pirate fold (contains solo lines)
  • Away, away! My heart's on fire! (contains solo lines)
  • With cat-like tread, upon our prey we steal
  • Hush, hush, not a word (contains solo lines)
  • Finale Act II (contains solo lines)

Blondel (1983)(originated the role)Edit

  • Assassin's Song (duet)
  • Blondel in Europe (contains solo lines)

Crazy For You (1993)Edit

  • What Causes That? (duet)
  • Finale

Les Misérables (1996)Edit

  • Master of the House (contains solo lines)
  • Waltz of Treachery (contains solo lines)
  • The Robbery (contains solo lines)
  • Attack on the Rue Plumet (contains solo lines)
  • One Day More
  • Dog Eat Dog (solo)
  • The Wedding (contains solo lines)
  • Beggars at the Feast (duet)