West End stars sing in support anti-bullying

Published: 15 November 2020
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Charlie Kristensen
Wendi Peters
Zizi Strallen.

A charity single of Dear Evan Hanson song "You Will Be Found" features a host of West End stars singing with Charlie Kristensen, the ten-year-old behind the viral #CheerUpCharlie campaign.

"You Will Be Found" by #CheerUpCharlie & West End Friends is a fundraising initiative for youth charity The Diana Award, which is released by Auburn Jam Music to mark the start of National Anti-Bullying Week (16 to 20 November).

The single is available to download and stream via all major online music services including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. The video can be seen on the Charlie Kristensen #CheerUpCharlie YouTube page.

Charlie Kristensen has been trained as an Ambassador by The Diana Award after hitting the headlines last year following the launch of his #CheerUpCharlie which came about through his own experiences of being bullied for his love of musical theatre.

On the single, Charlie sings with Daniel Boys, Matthew Croke, Alice Fearn, Lyndsey Gardiner, Adrian Hansel, Jacqueline Hughes, Melissa Jacques, Caroline Kay, Nathaniel Morrison, Nadim Naaman, Wendi Peters, Zizi Strallen, Layton Williams and Michael Xavier.

Messages of support seen in the video are from Iain Armitage, Danny Hatchard, Michael Ball, Nina West, Mark Evans, Jason Leigh Winter, Hannah Waddingham, Louise Dearman, Giles Terera, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Charlie Stemp, Faye Tozer, Sierra Boggess, Grace Mouat, Rufus Hound, Sophie Evans, Alice Fearn, the West End casts of Matilda The Musical, Come From Away, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dear Evan Hansen, The Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton and Aladdin, the UK tours of Annie The Musical and Kinky Boots, the Off-West End cast of The View Upstairs and and the Broadway cast of Be More Chill.

"You Will Be Found" is written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.