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Julia Kathleen Nancy McKenzie CBE is an English actress, singer, presenter, and theatre director. She has premièred leading roles written by both Alan Ayckbourn and Stephen Sondheim.

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Julia McKenzie STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
London Concert, 1996
Sally Durant Plummer

[Regional (UK)]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1993
Mrs. Lovett

[West End]
London Production, 1990
Witch

[West End]
London Revival, 1987
Sally Durant Plummer

[West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 1982
Miss Adelaide

[West End]
London Production, 1980
Mildred Plotka/Lily Garland

[West End]
Original London Production, 1976
Performer

[London Fringe]
Original London Production, 1974
Performer

[West End]
London Production, 1969
Gloria Upson

Agnes Gooch

Julia McKenzie Productions

 
[West End, 2023]
Co-Director
 
[West End, 1997]
Director
 
[Regional (UK), 1992]
Director

Writing


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New Musical BECOMING NANCY, Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, Will Make its UK Premiere in October

Birmingham Rep has announced the UK premiere of the new musical, Becoming Nancy which will run at The Rep from 2 October – 2 November 2024, with a press night on Tuesday 15 October at 7pm.

Video: Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, and the Cast of SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Take Final Bows

Sondheim's Old Friends played its final show in London at the Gielgud Theatre on 6 January. Led by Broadway Legends Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga, watch the cast take their final bows in the video here!

STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Cast Recording Starring Helena Bonham Carter, Bernadette Peters- Out This Week

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends: A Celebration (Live at the Sondheim Theatre) will be available as a 2-disc CD set and digital and streaming formats on Friday, December 8.

Will West End's OLD FRIENDS Transfer to Broadway?

Just last month, the company of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends celebrated its West End opening night at the Gielgud Theatre, where it is playing until 6 January 2024. Another opening night might be on the horizon, however...

SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS to Release 5,000 Tickets at £25 For Under 30s

Celebrate the success of 'Sondheim's Old Friends' with 5,000 discounted tickets for under 30s. Cameron Mackintosh supports young playwrights, composers, and lyricists with £25 tickets.

Listen to Lea Salonga Sing 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' in OLD FRIENDS

Lea Salonga recently visited 'The Michael Ball Show' to chat about her new role in Old Friends. Listen to the interview and check out her performance of Gypsy's 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'.

Photos: STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Company Takes Opening Night Bows

Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends officially opened last night at the Gielgud Theatre, where it is playing until 6 January 2024. Check out photos of the company taking their opening night bows here!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night for STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

The stars were out in force to celebrate the opening night of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre. Check out the photos below!

Review Roundup: Lea Salonga and Bernadette Peters Open STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS in London

Following the unforgettable all-star gala performance to celebrate the life and work of the great Stephen Sondheim at the theatre named after him in May 2022, Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends, devised and produced by Cameron Mackintosh, will play until 6 January 2024 at the Gielgud Theatre with many of that Gala cast.

Video: First Look at Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga & More in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

Get a first look at footage of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends!

Review: STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS, Gielgud Theatre

Genius is an overused term these days, but there is really no other word to attribute to the late composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. From Follies, to Gypsy, to A Little Night Music to West Side Story; few other people have had such a profound impact on musical theatre.

Photos: First Look at Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga & More in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

Get a first look at Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, and the rest of the cast in Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends. Check out these stunning photos from the highly anticipated production, giving fans a sneak peek of what to expect on stage.

Interview: 'Art Should Not Be a Static Thing': Actor Lea Salonga on Legacy, Empowerment and Aching Feet in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

Recently, BroadwayWorld had the chance to speak with Lea Salonga about what it has been like bringing this show to the West End. We discussed the collaboration process with team members like Cameron Mackintosh and Julia McKenzie, her favourite Sondheim songs, and mastering a British accent!

Photos: Inside Rehearsals for STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

The old friends of Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends are getting ready for the West End! Performances begin 21 September at the Gielgud Theatre, where it will run through 6 January 2024. Check out photos from inside rehearsals here!

Clare Burt Replaces Haydn Gwynne in STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

Clare Burt will join the company of Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre when the show begins performances on 21 September. Learn more about Clare and find out how to get tickets here!

SWEENEY TODD, A History- Part 2: The Demon Barber Slashes His Way From Page To Stage And Beyond

Learn how Sondheim made Sweeney sing and how Mr. Todd made his mark on mass media in Part 2 of SWEENEY TODD, A History.

Video: First Look at Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga, and More in a New Trailer For STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS

An all new trailer has been released for Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, which will run at the Gielgud Theatre in London for 16 weeks only from 16 September 2023 – 6 January 2024. 

Milly Willows Wins The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year 2023 Competition

Milly Willows from Swansea, in her third year at Italia Conti, beat off stiff competition to be named the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year.

Gavin Lee, Bradley Jaden, and More Join STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS at the Gielgud Theatre

Full casting has been announced for Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Gielgud Theatre. Learn more about who is joining the cast here!

Finalists Revealed for the 15th Annual STEPHEN SONDHEIM SOCIETY Student Performer of the Year 2023 Competition

The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition – affectionately known as SSSSPOTY – was inaugurated in 2007, and in 2023 returns for its 15th year. The gala final will be held, fittingly, in the Sondheim Theatre, on the afternoon of 11 June 2023.

Julia McKenzie FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Julia McKenzie has not appeared on Broadway.

Julia McKenzie has appeared on London's West End in 8 shows.

Julia McKenzie's first West End show was Mame which opened in 1969

Julia McKenzie has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She has been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical at the Olivier Awards for her role in "Sweeney Todd". She has also received nominations for Outstanding Performance of the Year by an Actress in a Musical for "Into The Woods" and "Follies". Additionally, she has been nominated for Actress of the Year at the Olivier Awards for "Woman In Mind" and Actress of the Year in a Musical for both "Guys And Dolls" and "On The Twentieth Century".

Julia McKenzie has won several awards for her performances in musicals. She received the Best Actress in a Musical award at the Olivier Awards for her role in "Sweeney Todd" and was also honored with the Actress of the Year in a Musical award at the Olivier Awards for her performance in "Guys And Dolls".

Julia McKenzie has written 1 shows including Putting It Together (Conceiver).

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