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But as an understudy, he's also got an eye on the lead -- the role he could be called upon to play at any moment.
Understudy: Brad Guzan will stand in for the injured Shay Given.
She was -- and received general raves, only to be ill so much subsequently that her understudy, 18-year-old Alexandra Jay, has gone on some 36 times.
Last night's show went ahead with McCutcheon's 18-year-old understudy, Alexandra Jay.
Last night an insider revealed: "Nicole doesn't have an understudy, so she doesn't want to disappoint ticket holders."
To make matters worse, Llewellyn's scrum-half understudy Gareth Bisp is best man at a wedding, while third choice Robbie Jones has an ankle problem.
Only three dogs could be offered a place as Toto but the producer decided to pick one lucky runnerup as the understudy in the Lyric Theatre show.
THE UNDERSTUDY: AS a jobbing actor, divorcee and absent father, sharing the name of an acting legend only adds to the troubles of Stephen C McQueen.
SINGING star Martine McCutcheon's desire to upstage her understudy in a West End musical may have hit her health, it was revealed yesterday.
Although understudy to Ray Clemence at Liverpool for many years, Ogrizovic revealed that is where he polished his trade before moving to City in 1984 for pounds 72,500 from Shrewsbury Town.
Offering New Zealand star Joe Rokocoko at an attractive 13-2 is risky enough, but they have completely underestimated the chances of his understudy Sitiveni Sivivatu, quoted at an insanely generous 8-1.