Saturday, 16 August 2014

15 of the Hottest Women in the West End

Samantha Barks 

Samantha is best known for playing the role of Eponine in the hugely successful film Les Miserables. She was brought to the attention of the public on the TV show I'd Do Anything, the reality programme that would find the woman to play Nancy in the revival of Oliver! Since then she has starred as Eponine in Les Miserables (Queens Theatre & 25th Anniversary concert), Sally Bowls in Cabaret (National tour), Nancy in Oliver! (National tour) & Velma Kelly in Chicago (Hollywood Bowl). She will next appear in The City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse from December. @SamanthaBarks

Savannah Stevenson

Savannah is currently playing the role of Glinda in the West End production of Wicked. Savannah first made the headlines when she was thrown on with no rehearsal in the West End production of Gone With the Wind. The actress playing the role went off sick after opening night and Savannah stepped in the next day. Her other credits include Ensemble & covering the title role in Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre), Cinderella in Simply Cinderella (Curve Theatre), Martha in The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Ensemble in Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory) & Sybil in Chariots of Fire (Hampstead & Gielgud Theatre). @SavannahSt

Harriet Jones

Harriet graduated from the Royal College of Music with a 1st Class Honors degree in classical voice. She is now currently leading the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Christine. Her opera credits include Flora in Turn of the Screw (Grimeborn Opera Festival), Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Woodhouse Opera) and cover Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro (RCM International Opera School). @HarrietSJones

Celinde Schoenmaker 

Born in the Netherlands, Celinde is currently reprising the role of Fantine in the West End production of Les Miserables. She was cast as Molly in the Dutch opening of the musical Ghost but this show was postponed which meant she could come over to London and play Fantine! She reprises the role after playing Jennie in the Dutch production of Love Story. @CelindeSchoen

Niamh Perry 

Niamh was thrusted into the public eye when she competed on the BBC TV show I'd Do Anything where the prize was to play Nancy in the West End revival of Oliver! She came fifth in the show but has since gone on to play Sophie in MAMMA MIA! (Prince of Wales), Mary in The Beautiful Game (Union Theatre, London); Johanna in Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse & Manchester Royal Exchange); Kim in London revival of Taboo (2012 Award nomination for Best Featured Actress); creating the role in the World Premiere of Nichola Lloyd Webber and James D Reid's The Little Prince (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Fleck in Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre). She is currently reprising her role of Sophie in MAMMA MIA! in Blackpool. @NiamhPerry

Rachelle Ann Go

Rachelle Ann Go is a pop music artist and actress from the Philippines. She began her career after she won the Grand Prize in the reality talent search Search For A Star in 2004. Since then, she has done concerts internationally and recorded seven albums. She made her theatre debut as Ariel in the Atlantis Production of Disney’s Little Mermaid in 2011 which was followed by another Disney heroine role where she played Jane Porter in the musical adaptation of Tarzan in 2013. Currently she is making her West End debut playing Gigi in Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre. @gorachelleann

Katherine Kingsley

Currently playing Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Katherine was recently nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Noel Coward Theatre. Her other credits include Miranda Frayleʼ in Relative Values (Bath Theatre Royal),Lina Lamontʼ in Singinʼ In The Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre/Palace Theatre, West End), Rona Lisa Peretti in The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee (Donmar Warehouse), Rose in Aspects Of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory), Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret in The 39 Steps (Liverpool Playhouse/Tour), Marlene Dietrich/Madeleine in Piaf! (Donmar Warehouse/Vaudeville Theatre, West End) and Tracy Lord in High Society (Shaftesbury Theatre, West End). @katkingsley

Rosalie Craig 

Rosalie Craig was most recently seen playing Miss Julie/Clea in Miss Julie/Black Comedy in Chichester, She'll also be appearing in City of Angels at the Donmar Warehouse. Her other credits include The Light PrincessTable, London Road (all National Theatre), Ragtime (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Company (Sheffield Crucible), Aspects of Love (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Lord of the Rings (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). @Rosiemae

Kerry Ellis

Recently returning to her Award winning role of Elphaba in WICKED she has quickly become one of the top leading ladies in the West End. Her other credits include West End Men (Vaudeville), Tell Me on a Sunday (RCCL), War of the Worlds (arena tour), Anthems (RAH/tour), Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Chess In Concert (RAH), Wicked (Gershwin Theatre, New York), Les Misérables(Queen's), Miss Saigon (UK tour), We Will Rock You (Dominion), My Fair Lady (National Theatre/Theatre Royal Drury Lane). @kerryjaneellis1

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia is currently starring in Dessa Rose at the Trafalgar Studios, sure recently also starred in the X Factor musical, I Can't Sing!, at the London Palladium. Her other credits include Celie in The Colour Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory), Lap Dancer in Lift (Soho Theatre) and Deloris Van Cartier  in Sister Act (UK tour). @CynthiaEriVo

Summer Strallen

Summer was last seen in the cats of The Life of the Party at the Menier Chocolate Factory, her other credits include Top Hat (UK tour & Aldwych Theatre)Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre)The Sound of Music (London Plladium) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello Theatre). She has also recently been touring the UK with Anton Du Beke in Ballroom to Broadway@SummerStrallen1

Charlotte Gooch

Charlotte is currently playing Dale Tremont in the UK tour of Top hat, having previously played the role in the West End. She has recently completed a run playing the leading role of Penny Johnson in Dirty Dancing at The Piccadilly Theatre. Her other credits include Penny Johnson in Dirty Dancing (first-ever National Tour), Patty Simcox and also understudying/playing Sandy in Grease (UK Tour), Bombalurina in Cats (European Tour), Penny Johnson in Dirty Dancing (Theatre am Potsdamer Platz, Berlin), Tantomile in Cats (Musical Dome, Cologne and Alte Oper, Frankfurt ), Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre, London) and Fly with the Stars (London Palladium). @Charlotte_Gooch

Nikki Davis Jones 

Nikki is currently playing the role of Elphaba in the UK tour of WICKED having previously bent he stand by for the role in London. She will return to the London cast to play the role full time, taking over from Kerry Ellis. Her other credits include 'The Girl' in Blues in the Night (Hackney Empire), 'Maureen' in Rent (20th Anniversary Concert UK tour), 'Secretary' in Lift (Soho Theatre), 'Jo' in Little Women (Playhouse Theatre), 'Wendy' in Peter Pan (Liverpool Empire); 'Serena' in Fame (UK tour), 'Bubbles'/'Chloe' in Never Forget (Savoy), Lisa'/'Sophie' in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales) and 'Linda' in Blood Brothers (Phoenix). @NikkiDavisJones

Emily Tierney

Emily is currently playing Glinda in the UK tour of WICKED, having previously been in the company in the London production. Her other credits include 'Glinda' in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz (Palladium), All the Fun of the Fair (Garrick), Bauhinia (National Theatre Studio), 'Maria' in West Side Story in Concert (Barbican). @emilytierneyuk

Louise Dearman 

The only woman in the history of WICKED to play both Glinda and Elphaba, Louise is West End royalty. She recently played Bianca in Kiss Me, Kate at the Royal Albert Hall and played Mrs D in the world premiere of Water Babies at the Leicester Curve. Her other credits include Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour), Jan in Grease (UK tour & Palace Theatre), Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls (UK tour), Mimi in Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre), Lucy Harris in Jekyll and Hyde (UK tour) and Eva Peron in Evita (UK tour). @LouiseDearman
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