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Alexandra Burke

 
Bio:
Alexandra Burke is truly one of the UK’s most distinguishable powerhouse voices, having sold over 5 million records in the UK and clocked-up over 150 million streams. Alexandra’s three studio albums Overcome (2009), Heartbreak On Hold (2012) and The Truth Is (2018) have spawned smash hit ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Alexandra Burke is truly one of the UK’s most distinguishable powerhouse voices, having sold over 5 million records in the UK and clocked-up over 150 million streams. Alexandra’s three studio albums Overcome (2009), Heartbreak On Hold (2012) and The Truth Is (2018) have spawned smash hit ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2021
The Narrator
  [West End]
London Coliseum Revival Production, 2018
Svetlana
  [West End]
West End Return Engagement, 2018
Roxie Hart [Replacement]
  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2012
Rachel Marron [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2021
The Narrator

  [West End]
London Coliseum Revival Production, 2018
Svetlana

  [West End]
West End Return Engagement, 2018
Roxie Hart [Replacement]

  [West End]
West End Original Production, 2012
Rachel Marron [Replacement]

Alexandra Burke Biography

Alexandra Burke is truly one of the UK’s most distinguishable powerhouse voices, having sold over 5 million records in the UK and clocked-up over 150 million streams.

Alexandra’s three studio albums Overcome (2009), Heartbreak On Hold (2012) and The Truth Is (2018) have spawned smash hit singles across the last decade including #1 Bad Boys (Feat. Flo Rida), #4 All Night Long (Feat. Pitbull), #1 Start Without You (Feat. Laza Morgan), #3 Elephant (Feat. Erick Morillo) and #8 Broken Heels. Her debut single Hallelujah was a millionselling chart-topper, a first for a British female soloist, and was the best-selling single of 2008.

Alexandra has established herself as one of the UK’s most sought-after leading ladies in London’s West End. Her 2014 theatre debut was as Rachel Marron in the highly acclaimed musical, The Bodyguard before stepping into the lead role of Deloris van Cartier in Sister Act in 2016. It was a double-whammy in 2018 as Alexandra starred in Chess at the London Coliseum, followed by her favourite role to date as Roxie Hart in the West End production of Chicago. In 2019, Alexandra reprised her role as Rachel Marron in the worldwide touring production of The Bodyguard, finishing in Japan.

Alexandra first rose to fame twelve years ago, winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008 while duetting with her idol Beyonce. This iconic performance has been viewed over 35 million times on YouTube. Debut album Overcome, featured three #1 singles, spent a year on the UK Album chart, has sold-over 850,000 copies and earned three BRIT Award nominations.

Alexandra is proudly an official ambassador for Smart Works, The Commonwealth, Breast Cancer Care, WellChild, Diabetes UK and Notting Hill Carnival. It is important for Alexandra to give back to her community and causes close to her heart, she will always find time for charity amongst her work commitments.

In 2018, in the wake of her beloved mothers passing, Alexandra setup the The Melissa Bell Foundation in her mother’s honour to help disadvantage children gain access to music, dance and drama classes at the world-renowned Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. She also set-up The Fall Ball, a gala event aiming to raise funds for the foundation.

A firm favourite across both stage and screen, Alexandra reached the final of BBC One‚Äôs Strictly Come Dancing in 2017. Last month she took part in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer 2021 on Channel 4 where she was crowned ‚ÄėStar Baker‚Äô. Later this year Alexandra will originate the role of Julianne Potter in the world premiere of My Best Friend‚Äôs Wedding touring across the UK and Ireland from September 2021.

Alexandra is currently writing and recording her eagerly-awaited fourth studio album.




Alexandra Burke News

VIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Pantomime at The London Photo VIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Pantomime at The London Palladium
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2022

Get a behind the scenes look at Jack and the Beanstalk with Mark Walters (set designer) and Michael Harrison (director and producer)! Dawn French, Julian Clary, Alexandra Burke, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot lead the cast in Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium.

Alexandra Burke Joins JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium Photo Alexandra Burke Joins JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at the London Palladium
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

British X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke will take the stage this holiday season for the London Palladium pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

Milton Keynes Theatre Reveals Summer 2022 Season; LES MISERABLES, BAT OUT OF HELL, an Photo Milton Keynes Theatre Reveals Summer 2022 Season; LES MISERABLES, BAT OUT OF HELL, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2022

Returning to the venue after a sell-out run in 2019 is the phenomenal Les Misérables, the musical often regarded as the most popular in the world. Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production arrives in Milton Keynes on Tue 26 Apr for four weeks.

ALADDIN, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK & More Win 2022 Pantomime Awards - See the Full List! Photo ALADDIN, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK & More Win 2022 Pantomime Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

On Tuesday 19th April at a star-studded ceremony at the Trafalgar Theatre in London's West End, the winners of the 2022 Pantomime Awards in association with Butlin's were revealed.

Nominations Revealed For The 2021/2022 Season Pantomime Awards Photo Nominations Revealed For The 2021/2022 Season Pantomime Awards
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2022

The UK Pantomime Association has announced the nominations for The Pantomime Awards in association with Butlin's.

Full Cast Announced For UK Tour Of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Photo Full Cast Announced For UK Tour Of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

The full cast has been announced for the sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which begins a UK & Ireland Tour at Manchester Opera House on Wednesday 23 March. See the full schedule and learn all about the new production.

CHICAGO Announced at Milton Keynes Photo CHICAGO Announced at Milton Keynes
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2022

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.

Sheila Ferguson to Play 'Mama Morton' in CHICAGO UK and Ireland Tour Photo Sheila Ferguson to Play 'Mama Morton' in CHICAGO UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2022

‚ÄėThree Degrees‚Äô soul sensation¬†Sheila Ferguson¬†will star as ‚ÄėMama Morton‚Äô in the acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical¬†CHICAGO. Sheila joins the recently announced¬†Russell Watson¬†as ‚ÄėBilly Flynn‚Äô,¬†Faye Brookes¬†as ‚ÄėRoxie Hart‚Äô,¬†Djalenga Scott¬†as ‚ÄėVelma Kelly‚Äô,¬†Jamie Baughan¬†as ‚ÄėAmos Hart‚Äô and¬†B.E. Wong¬†as ‚ÄėMary Sunshine‚Äô.

VIDEO: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAYS Season Four Trailer Photo VIDEO: THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: HOLIDAYS Season Four Trailer
by Michael Major - Nov 19, 2021

Netflix has released a new trailer for The Great British Baking Show: Holidays season four. Deck the halls with sugar, butter and chocolate as competitors from past seasons bake wondrous winter treats for judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. Watch the new trailer now!

Russell Watson Will Play 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO UK and Ireland Tour Photo Russell Watson Will Play 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2021

Multi-award-winning UK classical singer and stage star Russell Watson will take on the role of 'Billy Flynn' in the acclaimed UK and Ireland tour of the international musical sensation CHICAGO. Russell joins the previously announced Faye Brookes as 'Roxie Hart' and Djalenga Scott as 'Velma Kelly', opening at Liverpool Empire on Monday 7 February 2022.

Alexandra Burke Videos

VIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Pantomime at The London VideoVIDEO: Get a Behind-The-Scenes Look at JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Pantomime at The London Palladium
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2022

Get a behind the scenes look at Jack and the Beanstalk with Mark Walters (set designer) and Michael Harrison (director and producer)! Dawn French, Julian Clary, Alexandra Burke, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot lead the cast in Jack and the Beanstalk at The London Palladium.

VIDEO: Meet the Stars of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT- Now Running at VideoVIDEO: Meet the Stars of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT- Now Running at the London Palladium
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Jul 21, 2021

Last night the West End revival of Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat played to a full capacity audience at the London Palladium for the very first time, having begun socially distanced previews at the iconic venue on 12 July.

BWW TV: The Cast Discuss The Opening Night Of CHESS! VideoBWW TV: The Cast Discuss The Opening Night Of CHESS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 2, 2018

The first West End production of Chess since 1986 stars Michael Ball as Anatoly, Alexandra Burke as Svetlana, Cedric Neal as The Arbiter, Tim Howar as Freddie, Cassidy Janson as Florence and Phillip Browne as Molokov. This epic musical love story had its press night last night and is now playing at the London Coliseum for a strictly limited season. Watch a video from the opening night party below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Checks in with the Ladies of CHESS, Alexandra Burke and  VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Neil Sean Checks in with the Ladies of CHESS, Alexandra Burke and Cassidy Janson
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2018

The first West End production of Chess since 1986 stars Michael Ball as Anatoly, Alexandra Burke as Svetlana, Cedric Neal as The Arbiter, Tim Howar as Freddie, Cassidy Janson as Florence and Philip Browne as Molokov. This epic musical love story is now playing at the London Coliseum for a strictly limited 5 week season.

VIDEO: West End's Elaine Paige Releases THE MUSICALS 3 CD Set - Available Now!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Elaine Paige remains the leading lady of the West End after 50 years in the business and also hosts a weekly Musicals show on Radio 2.This unique collection of her favourite songs from the musicals celebrates the best and most successful musicals ever made.

STAGE TUBE: Alexandra Burke Performs THE BODYGUARD's Hits at WEST END LIVE!
by Robert Diamond - Jun 21, 2014

Alexandra Burke led the cast of THE BODYGUARD at WEST END LIVE 2014 performing hits from the show, including So Emotional, Run to You and I Wanna Dance with Somebody!

THE X FACTOR ALUMNI - Alexandra Burke
by Eddie Varley - Oct 2, 2009

First up for our X Factor retrospective is last year's winner, Alexandra. Since she scored a massive Christmas number one hit with her cover of Hallelujah, she's been out of the spotlight, busy recording her debut album. The album will be called Overcome and its title track is one of a few songs which have leaked so far, a big ballad that will please anyone hoping for Alex to be the new Leona Lewis.


Alexandra Burke Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Alexandra Burke been in?
Alexandra Burke has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Alexandra Burke been in?
Alexandra Burke has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Alexandra Burke's first West End show?
Alexandra Burke's first West End show was The Bodyguard which opened in 2012