T’S all about the show tunes for Lee Mead.

The singer-turned-actor is returning to his musical roots with the announcement of 12 live theatre shows around the UK.

The multi-talented star’s In Concert with Lee Mead is at the Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff, in October.

He will be accompanied on stage by a three piece band.

Lee, who has recently joined the cast of BBC One’s hit TV medical drama Casualty, grew up in Rayleigh.

He was catapulted to fame in the TV talent show Any Dream Will Do.

He has been a regular in London’s West End since, starring for 18 months in Joseph.

He went on to study acting at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Institute, in New York, before returning to the West End for starring roles in Wicked and Legally Blonde.

Lee is also a founder member of the West End Men, which played at the Vaudeville Theatre, in London, and theatres around the country and abroad.

In Concert with Lee Mead will feature several show classics, such as Lee’s hit single, Any Dream Will Do, and Close Every Door from Joseph.

There will also be favourites, such as Dancing Through Life, from Wicked, along with selections from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Lee, who split from his wife, Basildon’s Denise Van Outen last year, will also sing a selection of Hollywood classics, along with some of his personal favourites from his three solo albums – Lee Mead, Nothing Else Matters and Love Songs.

Talking about the tour, Lee said “There is nothing quite like live performance.

“I am thrilled that I can make some time in my acting schedule to re-connect with theatre audiences.

“The band is superb and it will be great to be singing once again.”

The tour ends on Sunday December 7, with a very special Christmas show at London’s Garrick Theatre.

 Lee is at the Cliffs Pavilion on Sunday, October 5.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale now via southend theatres. org.uk