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Kerry Ellis has fast become recognised as the leading 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.
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 Award for 'Best Takeover in a Role'. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin Theater for 6 months, where she won the 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.

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[West End]
London Production, 2022
Reno Sweeney

[West End]
Original London Production, 2021
Elphaba [Replacement]

Elphaba [Replacement]

[West End]
West End Premiere, 2016

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Elphaba [Replacement]

[West End]
Original London Production, 2002

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Full Cast Set For Newly Staged DIANA: THE MUSICAL, Starring Kerry Ellis

Full casting announced for DIANA: THE MUSICAL at the Eventim Apollo. Find out who is starring in this concert production here!

Wake Up With BWW 6/15: Reimagined CATS Revival, Daniel Yearwood Joins SWEENEY TODD, and More!

Today's top stories: a ballroom reimagining of Cats, and more are set for the inaugural season at Perelman Performing Arts Center, Daniel Yearwood will be taking over as Anthony in Sweeney Todd, and more!

Kerry Ellis, Maiya Quansah-Breed and Denise Welch Will Star in DIANA: THE MUSICAL in Concert in December 2023

DIANA: THE MUSICAL is headed to London this year! The concert production is coming to the Eventim Apollo on Monday 4 December. Learn more about who is starring, and how to attend, here!

Exclusive: Onsale Now: DIANA: THE MUSICAL at the Eventim Apollo

Mother. Daughter. Sister. Wife. Philanthropist. Icon. Princess. The dazzling and devastating life of Princess Diana takes centre stage in this original musical by writers David Bryan and Joe DiPietro - best known for Memphis.

A CHRISTMAS GAIETY Returns to the Royal Albert Hall in December

Following the runaway success of the debut A Christmas Gaiety performance last year, drag sensation Peaches Christ and conductor / producer Edwin Outwater will return to the Royal Albert Hall to host this year’s biggest camp Christmas party as part of the Hall’s festive celebrations for 2023 in association with Clapham Grand.

CONTEST: Win Two Tickets to Kerry Ellis Live at London Adelphi

To celebrate the release of Kerry Ellis’ brand new single, Kings & Queens, BroadwayWorld is giving you the chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to her live concert at the London Adelphi on 16 May.

Listen: Kerry Ellis Releases New Single 'Kings & Queens'

Singer and stage star Kerry Ellis has released Kings & Queens, a stunning anthem recorded in celebration of the monarch's impending coronation, and dedicated to King Charles III himself. The track is taken from Kerry's upcoming album of the same name, out on 12 May, which is available to pre-order now via Westway Music, and will be performed in full for the very first time at the London Adelphi on 16 May. 

Guest Blog: 'There's Nothing to Hide Behind': West End Star Kerry Ellis on Her Upcoming Tour and New Album KINGS & QUEENS

With my upcoming album Kings & Queens, I really wanted to make something that I would listen to musically. I wanted to record songs I would play in my car; music that I would play and hear on the radio; that was really important and I think we’ve done that.

Broadway Streaming Guide: May 2023: Where to Hear THE LITTLE MERMAID, SHUCKED Albums & More

This month, Broadway fans will be treated to an exciting lineup of new albums,, television shows, and movies to binge. From the new musical series from The Muppets to albums from Shucked, KPOP, and The Little Mermaid, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!

Interview: 'All the Characters Go Through So Much Growth': Mark Curry, Sophie-Louise Dann and Ryan Reid of WICKED Talk About the Magic of the Show

Wicked the Musical is currently in its 17th year in the West End, and the show has now been seen by more than 11 million people in London alone. To celebrate the latest cast changes, we met up with the cast at the star-studded after-party!

Listen: Kerry Ellis Releases New Single 'I Will Find You'

The West End’s favourite leading lady, Kerry Ellis, has released I Will Find You, the second single taken from her upcoming studio album Kings & Queens. Ellies has been seen on both West End and Broadway, including Les Misérables, Wicked, Oliver! And Cats. Most recently, Kerry starred as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes.

Kerry Ellis Releases New Single 'Battlefield' With Brian May

Hailed as the West End’s favourite leading Lady, Kerry was catapulted to fame in 2002 when she landed the role of Meat in the original London cast of We Will Rock You. She has gone onto star in a range of acclaimed productions on both Westend and Broadway, including Les Misérables, Wicked, Oliver! And Cats.

Kerry Ellis Releases New Single 'Battlefield', featuring Sir Brian May

The supremely talented Kerry Ellis has released Battlefield, the first single taken from her upcoming album Kings & Queens, out on 12 May. Featuring the legendary Sir Brian May on guitar, the track is available to stream and download now, while the album can be pre-ordered via Westway Music.

Variety Stage Line Up Announced For Gaiety Musical Theatre Festival

Gaiety Musical Theatre Festival, the UK's first ever outdoor festival dedicated to all things stagey, has announced the stellar Variety Stage line up.  The stage will see a wide range of musical performances, including West End stars, all-new musicals and choirs.  Gaiety Festival will feature three stages, the Main Stage with West End superstar headliners, the Community Bandstand, which is supported by NODA and will showcase local midlands talent, and the Variety Stage.  

Kerry Ellis Joins Cast of Gatehouse Theatre's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Award-winning Kerry will play Titania, Queen of the Fairies, in the town’s prestigious annual Shakespeare production.

Kerry Ellis Will Release New Album 'Kings & Queens' on 12 May

The supremely talented singer, songwriter and actress Kerry Ellis has announced the release of her 4th studio album, Kings & Queens, out on Westway Music on 12 May 2023.

Gaiety Musical Theatre Festival Teams Up with The Theatre Cafe in April 2023

The highly anticipated Gaiety Musical Theatre Festival, the first outdoor music festival dedicated to musical theatre in the UK, is teaming up with The Theatre Cafe for its launch in April 2023.

Kerry Ellis Will Star In LEGENDS OF ARAHMA Workshop

'Legends Of Arahma' is a new musical making its way to the London stage, starring West End phenomenon Kerry Ellis. A workshop presentation will be taking place at St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden on January 20, 2023.

The Lonesome Frets and Sammie Jay Will Join Jeremy Jordan and Age of Madness at Debut UK Show

Jeremy Jordan and his band AGE OF MADNESS have announced that George Maguire and Rachael Wooding with their band, THE LONESOME FRETS and singer-songwriter SAMMIE JAY will be joining them at their debut UK shows HERE at Outernet on Sunday 13 November 2022 at 7.30pm.

Gaiety Musical Theatre Festival is Launching in April 2023

The highly anticipated Gaiety Musical Theatre Festival is launching in April 2023 at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.  Following its postponement in 2022, this one-of-a-kind epic multi-stage festival will bring together some of the biggest West End and Broadway stars for a day packed with musical theatre performances and experiences. 


Kerry Ellis's next show will be Anything Goes which opens on 7/15/2022 on West End.

Kerry Ellis has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Kerry Ellis has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

Kerry Ellis's first West End show was We Will Rock You which opened in 2002

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