Tommy Steele tribute to Glenn Miller at Coliseum

Singer Tommy Steele will return to the London Coliseum this summer – 60 years after making his debut there – to celebrate the music of Glenn Miller.

The Glenn Miller Show will run from July 6 to August 18.

Dubbed Britain’s first teen idol and rock and roll star, Steele starred in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Coliseum in 1958.

His first UK number one was Singing the Blues in January 1957, and his career has spanned more than 20 hit singles, 12 musical films – including Half A Sixpence – and stage musicals.

The Glenn Miller Show tells the story of the famous American big-band leader, and features In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000 and Chattanooga Choo Choo.

Steele said: “I am, and always will be, one of Glenn Miller’s biggest fans.

“That sound, that wonderful sound, and his search for it, is one of the most inspiring stories I know. So, I’m returning to the Coliseum to say two thank yous.”