Shimi was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he played the part of Don Jose on the stage and in the film version of Carmen - a Rock Opera.
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Shimi Goodman was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, where he played the part of Don Jose on the stage and in the film version of Carmen. He trained as a classical singer at the University of Tel Aviv and then moved to England to study at the Guildford School of Acting. He has appeared many times in London’s West End, on TV and in prestigious venues around the world. He was most recently invited to sing at the tribute gala of former Israeli President Mr Shimon Peres at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London.
Shimi's West End debut was as Akaash in Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Bombay Dreams. He played Mary Sunshine in the musical Chicago alongside Brooke Shields and Christie Brinkley. He was a featured singer in the original cast of the record breaking hit West End show Dirty Dancing. He also toured the UK playing the role of Che in Bill Kenwright’s acclaimed production of Evita and played the role of Minister in The Who’s Tommy in Frankfurt, Germany. Shimi created the lead part of Samuel in the world premiere of the musical Salt & Honey in Jerusalem, sharing the stage with Dudu Fisher and the world famous violinist Didier Lockwood. He played the leading role of Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain, receiving rave reviews such as “he’s a looker, a hoofer and BOY can he sing”. Shimi also created the role of the Drag Queen in Sir Tim Rice’s production of From Here to Eternity which was filmed and aired on Sky Arts and in cinemas worldwide. Other shows include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ragtime at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Paper Dolls, and the Emcee in Cabaret. On TV he also played the role of Roi in the popular series Skins.
In the USA Shimi sang at Don't Tell Mama in New York and his performance was described by the press as "mesmerizing".
Music recordings include cast albums of Over the Threshold, Dirty Dancing (original London cast) and The Who’s Tommy (The English Theatre Frankfurt) as well as Hey Producer and his own debut solo album titled When You Hear My Voice with music by Chris Hamilton.