Grease is the Word
Danny: Anthony Kavanagh - Bradley Clarkson - Danny Bayne - Danny Rhodes - Michael Quinn - Richard Morgan - Tom Bradley - Wayne Smith
Sandy: Alison Crawford - Hayley Clarke - Joanna Power - Kate Somerset-How - Lauren MccCnnell - Michelle Antrobus - Susan McFadden - Vicky Hoyles
Richard Morgan was one of the eight 'Danny' fianlist in the television programme Grease is the Word who where competing for the chance to play the role of 'Danny' in Grease the Musical on stage in London's West End theatreland.
Sorry Richard Morgan - you're not Danny. Richard was the second 'Danny' hopeful to be knocked out along with 'Sandy' hopeful Joanna on Saturday 5 May 2007.
Richard Morgan is a 20 year old plasterer from Rotherham. Richard says: "I'm worried that my voice may give in. I sometimes struggle with tonsillitis. I'm just praying that it doesn't happen during the show. To have got this far I can't even express what it feels like; I'm still in a whirl. It's so fantastic I cannot wait for the live shows. I just hope I get the chance to show the public what I can do and not buckle under the nerves," adding "I have always dreamed of being in the West End... if I were to get the part of Danny it would be like all my dreams have come true."
Saturday 5 May 2007: The second week of the live Grease is the Word television shows had the theme songs from the movies - Richard was again paired up with Joanna and together they sung 'Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me'. After all the remaining couples had sung and the public had voted, it was announced that Richard and Joanna had come in the bottom two, along with Michael Quinn and Vicky Hoyles - so they had to both perform the classic Grease song 'You're The One I Want' as if they where Danny and Sandy. After the sing-off, David Gest, on behalf of the Judges, said they wanted to save Michael and Vicky, so Richard and Joanna had to leave.
Saturday 28 April 2007: This week was the first of the live Grease is the Word television shows when one set of finalists where knocked-out. This week's theme was disco and Richard Morgan was paired up with Joanna Power. They sung 'Never Can Say Goodbye' - after all the finalists had sung and the public votes had been added up it was announced that Richard and Joanna had managed to secure enough public votes to go through to next week's programme.