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VIDEO: Recap the Stage Career of Emmy Winner Hannah Waddingham

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Hannah just won an Emmy Award for her performance on Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso.

Just last night, West End actress turned television's favorite new star, Hannah Waddingham, accepted her first Emmy Award for her outstanding performance as Rebecca Welton on Ted Lasso. In her speech, she gave a shoutout to her fellow stage performers. "West End musical theatre performers need to be onscreen more," she cried. "Please give them a chance, because we won't let you down!"

Waddingham may now be best known for her roles in Ted Lasso and Game of Thrones, but she has been known to theatre fans since long before her television stardom.

Waddingham's extensive work in the theatre includes the role of Desiree in A Little Night Music (Garrick Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory), The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (a role she originated in the West End, and played on Broadway), Into The Woods (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Bad Girls The Musical (West Yorkshire Playhouse), A Chorus of Disapproval (Theatr Clywd), Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Likes of Us (Sydmonton Festival), The Beautiful Game (Cambridge Theatre) and Lautrec (Shaftesbury Theatre).

She has been twice nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical (in 2007 for Spamalot and in 2010 for A Little Night Music). Her television credits include My Hero, William and Mary, Coupling and Footballers' Wives.

We've rounded up some of our favorite videos of Waddingham performing iconic showtunes. Check out the clips below, featuring songs from Into The Woods, Cats, Rent, and more!


"Memory" - CATS

"The Prayer" with Clay Aiken

"Take Me Or Leave Me" with Mone - RENT

"All I Ask of You" with Joan Vázquez - The Phantom of the Opera

"I Have Never Seen a Face Like This" with Matt Lucas - The Grinning Man

Cole Porter medley with Clive Rowe

"The Last Midnight" - Into the Woods


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