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Bio:
Theatre Credits include: Lou in Unexpected Joy (Southwark Playhouse); Bertha in Jane Eyre (Bristol Old Vic; NT & International Tour 2016; UK Tour 2017); General Cartwright in Guys & Dolls (UK Tour; Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre); Muna in The Infidel (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Vocalist in ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Production at Theatre Royal Haymarket, 2021
Mrs. Obooko/Wedding Fitter/Ensemble [Replacement]
  [West End]
National Theatre Return Engagement, 2017
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Return Engagement, 2012
Performer
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2011
Funmilayo
  [West End]
Royal National Theatre Production, 2010
Performer
  [West End]
London Revival, 1991
Ensemble
  [West End]
Royal Shakespeare Company Revival, 1990
Ensemble

Melanie Marshall Biography

Theatre Credits include: Lou in Unexpected Joy (Southwark Playhouse); Bertha in Jane Eyre (Bristol Old Vic; NT & International Tour 2016; UK Tour 2017); General Cartwright in Guys & Dolls (UK Tour; Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre); Muna in The Infidel (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Vocalist in Monty Python Live at the O2 & NT 50th Anniversary (National Theatre); Funmilayo in FELA! (National Theatre, Broadway & World Tour); The Mikado in Hot Mikado (Watermill Theatre / UK Tour); Cindy Lou in Carmen Jones (Sheffield Crucible Theatre / Old Vic Theatre); Rent Party (Stratford East); Kiss Me Kate (Old Vic and Savoy Theatre); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Tricycle Theatre / Lyric Theatre West End); Bayo in Any Which Way (Directed by Maggie Norris); Maria in Porgy and Bess (Glyndebourne & Savoy Theatre); Miss Sherman in Fame (Aldwych Theatre); Featured Vocalist in Elsa Canesta & L’Eveil (Rambert Dance Co.); The Diva in The Fat Lady Sings (Kit & The Widow, UK & International Tour); Madam Butler & Miss Mamie in Simply Heavenly (Young Vic & Trafalgar Studios).

Melanie Marshall Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Melanie MarshallFELA!

Melanie Marshall News

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL to Close on 29 APRIL Photo ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL to Close on 29 APRIL
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2023

The smash-hit Only Fools and Horses The Musical is to close at London‚Äôs Theatre Royal Haymarket on Saturday 29 April after four incredible years ‚Äď making it the longest running production staged in the Theatre Royal‚Äôs 200+ year history.

Paul Whitehouse Will Return to ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES Next Year Photo Paul Whitehouse Will Return to ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES Next Year
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2022

Paul Whitehouse will return to the cast of the smash hit West End show Only Fools and Horses The Musical next year, starring once again as the lovable Grandad from 9 January. The critically acclaimed musical is also extending its run at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a further three months until 29 April.

PlayGround Announces 29th Season Of New Plays & Playwrights Photo PlayGround Announces 29th Season Of New Plays & Playwrights
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 15, 2022

PlayGround, California's leading playwright incubator and theatre community hub, has announced its 29th season, including the return of the celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on third Mondays,* October - March, in-person this year at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage and live simulcast.

Les Dennis Will Join The Cast of ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL as Grandad Photo Les Dennis Will Join The Cast of ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES THE MUSICAL as Grandad
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2022

Mange tout! Mange tout! Celebrated comedian and actor Les Dennis is to join the cast of the smash hit West End show Only Fools and Horses The Musical from 3 October, starring as the loveable Grandad.

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Laurence Batley Theatre Online Photo BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Laurence Batley Theatre Online
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 23, 2021

The Importance of Being Earnest is probably Oscar Wilde’s best-known play. Now over a century old, the satirisation of society’s desire for wealth and status holds true today. Now adapted by Yasmeen Khan, the story moves to the north of a modern-day, multi-cultural England where the cast is focused on social media, numbers of followers and Nando’s.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Will Present A Christmas Celebration with John Rutter Photo Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Will Present A Christmas Celebration with John Rutter
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2020

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without John Rutter and his ever-popular concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and this year we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring this firm festive favourite directly to you, in the comfort of your own home.

BWW Review: JANE EYRE, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: JANE EYRE, National Theatre At Home
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 10, 2020

After the riotous One Man Two Guvnors from the National Theatre At Home series, comes Sally Cookson's fervent adaptation of Jane Eyre. This intensely theatrical production is full of atmosphere and gothic chill. In these difficult times, it is three hours of escapism to a windy Yorkshire moor.

Clement Ishmael Presents an Intimate Concert of Classic Poems Set to Music Photo Clement Ishmael Presents an Intimate Concert of Classic Poems Set to Music
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2019

Renowned British-Canadian musician, composer, conductor and pianist Clement Ishmael presents an intimate concert of classic poems set to music, performed with internationally acclaimed soloist, Melanie Marshall.

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Drag Parody Comes to Oasis Photo BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Drag Parody Comes to Oasis
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2019

D'Arcy Drollinger presents Buffy the Vampire Slayer LIVE! a?'a?oeOnce More With Feelinga?? The Drag Parody, October 10-November 9 a?' Thursdays-Saturdays at 7PM, with a special Halloween show on October 31st, which will include a costume contest and Buffy trivia challenge. Oasis - 298 11th Street @ Folsom. Tickets are $27.50-$50 and are available at www.sfoasis.com

Melanie Marshall Videos

BWW TV: Get A Sneak Peek At New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY Videoplay
BWW TV: Get A Sneak Peek At New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 31, 2018

The European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's new musical Unexpected Joy transfers from its Off-Broadway run, at the York Theatre Company, to London's Southwark Playhouse from 5 September 2018. Watch a video from rehearsals below!

BWW TV:  Meet The Creatives Behind New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY Videoplay
BWW TV: Meet The Creatives Behind New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2018

The European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's new musical Unexpected Joy transfers from its Off-Broadway run, at the York Theatre Company, to London's Southwark Playhouse from 5 September 2018. Watch a video interview below!

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY Videoplay
BWW TV: Meet the Cast of New Musical UNEXPECTED JOY

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2018

The European premiere of Bill Russell and Janet Hood's new musical Unexpected Joy transfers from its Off-Broadway run, at the York Theatre Company, to London's Southwark Playhouse from 5 September 2018.

VIDEO: Meet Nadia Clifford, Starring as 'Jane Eyre' at the National Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet Nadia Clifford, Starring as 'Jane Eyre' at the National

by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Sally Cookson's adaptation of Charlotte Bront 's masterpiece Jane Eyre returns to the NT's Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September - 21 October 2017 following a critically acclaimed season at the National Theatre and a major UK tour. Below, check out an interview with star Nadia Clifford, who plays the title character!

STAGE TUBE: Fleeshman, Dearman, Caulfield And O'Byrne In GUYS AND DOLLS Costume!
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2016

Meet Richard Fleeshman, Louise Dearman, Anna O'Byrne and Maxwell Caulfield as they get fitted in costume for 'Guys and Dolls'.

STAGE TUBE: Cast of FELA! Performs on ABC 7
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2012

Currently playing at the Oriental Theatre, FELA! has entered its final week of performances with Broadway in Chicago. Two of the lead actors from the touring production of the Broadway musical stopped by at ABC 7's studios for a special performance. Watch the video of the performance below!


Melanie Marshall Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Melanie Marshall been in?
Melanie Marshall has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Melanie Marshall been in?
Melanie Marshall has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was Melanie Marshall's first West End show?
Melanie Marshall's first West End show was Show Boat which opened in 1990

What awards has Melanie Marshall been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for FELA! .