Frances Ruffelle Will Appear On ON THE ROCKS Radio Show
Tony Award Winner Frances Ruffelle will appear on iHeartRadio/Here TV's On the Rocks with Alexander radio show, Tuesday March 19th at 7pmPST/10pmEST for an in-depth chat about her career on stage as well up-coming visit and performance at Rockwell Table & Stage.
Aside from her own albums and live performances, Frances' is famed for creating the character of Eponine in the original London RSC production of Les Misérables (for which composers Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil wrote the legendary number On My Own specially to suit her voice). She went on to recreate the role on Broadway where she won a coveted Tony award, Helen Hayes award, Theatre World award and Outer Circle Critics award for her performance. She made a cameo appearance as a 'Whore #1' in Tom Hooper's Oscar-winning big-screen version of Les Misérables (2012), where she was one of only two original West End cast members invited to take part in the movie (the other being the original Jean Valjean, Colm Wilkinson).
Frances first hit the London stage in Terence Rattigan's play The Sleeping Prince with Omar Sharif, before starring as Dinah in the original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Numerous stage adventures have followed, including creating the role of Yonah in director John Caird's West End production of Children of Eden, playing opposite Ian Dury in Apples at the Royal Court and starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago at London's Adelphi Theatre.
More recently, Frances was able to explore her love of French chanteuse Edith Piaf, playing the title role in Pam Gems' play Piaf at the Curve Theatre, Leicester, for which she received a UK Theatre award nomination. As a singer/songwriter Frances has released the albums Fragile (produced by Guy Chambers), Frances Ruffelle (an album of torch songs from the 16th century to the present day, produced by Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp), Showgirl and Imperfectly Me. She also recorded the meditative album Purify, based on ancient Sanskrit mantras as one half of duo PaTala. I Say Yeh-Yeh, her new, fifth solo album showcases her collaboration with renowned singer/songwriter and producer Gwyneth Herbert as she puts a unique, earthy and at times mischievous spin on some of the best - and lesser - known French songs.
Following the success of her widely acclaimed solo Beneath The Dress concerts at the Edinburgh Festival and in London in 2014, Frances took the show to legendary venue 54 Below in New York, for a series of sold out performances. Later that year she premiered her follow-up show Paris Original at The Crazy Coqs, London, with an updated version of Beneath The Dress selling-out the same venue.
On the Rocks with Alexander is a weekly, entertainment talk show hosted by TV/radio personality Alexander Rodriguez live from Los Angeles. The show has featured Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award Winners and regularly showcases performers from Broadway. The show streams live on UBNGO.com, iHeartRadio, FacebookLive and YouTubeLive.Archived episodes are available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, Here TV, Amazon Prime, FacebookWatch, Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher, Google Play, YouTube, GED Magazine, and NowTrending App. For more information, head to www.OntheRocksRadioShow.com