Kerry Ellis, who picked up the award for Best Cabaret/Solo Performance at Friday’s 2016 Wilma Awards, for her show earlier this year at the Hippodrome Casino has announced she will return to the venue on 20th December 2016 for a special christmas concert.
Kerry Ellis has fast become recognised as the First Lady of West End musicals from her starring roles in London and on Broadway, she has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist signed to Universal Decca with her debut album Anthems. Recently appearing in Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre.
Kerry originated the role of Meat, in Queen’s We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash, Wicked, for which Kerry won the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for ‘Best Takeover in a Role’. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin Theatre for 6 months, where she won the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough Performance, before returning to London for 6 months in 2009.
Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at Drury lane, Eliza Doolittle My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables.
Kerry headlined at the 2012 ‘Night of a 1000 voices’ and performed and recorded her own Friday Night is Music special for BBC Radio 2, also had a weeks long residency to open the Hippodrome venue in Leicester Square.
Kerry was involved in the Les Miserables feature film and has headlined various festivals across the country and continues to perform in concert al over the world.
At the end of 2012 she starred in the Arena tour of Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds alongside Jason Donavan and Ricky Wilson.
A highlight was performing a solo show at the London Palladium for one night only in 2013 later in 2015 returning to the theatre to play Grizabella in the revival of Cats and wining yet another award.
Note, venue only allows in over 18s, if you look younger than 25 be advised to take ID.
Photo: Kerry Ellis being presented the 2016 Wilma Award for Best Cabaret/Solo Show by last years winner Rachel Tucker on Friday at the Hippodrome Casino. Credit Ollie Boito