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Petula Clark

 
Date Of Birth:
November 15, 1932 (90)
Birth Place:
Ewell, Surrey, ENGLAND
Bio:
Petula became a star in the UK at nine years old, singing for the troops stationed in England during the Second World War. Many years later she moved to France and soon became a European star recording in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. While still living in Paris, English songwriter ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 15, 1932 (90)

Birth Place: Ewell, Surrey, ENGLAND

Bio:
Petula became a star in the UK at nine years old, singing for the troops stationed in England during the Second World War. Many years later she moved to France and soon became a European star recording in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. While still living in Paris, English songwriter ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2021
Bird Woman
  [West End]
2021
Bird Woman [Replacement]
  [London Fringe]
London Concert Revival, 2004
Norma Desmond
  [US Tour]
2nd National Tour, 1998
Norma Desmond
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1993
Norma Desmond [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Mrs. Johnstone [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 1981
Maria Rainer

Writing

Composer

Petula Clark Biography

Petula became a star in the UK at nine years old, singing for the troops stationed in England during the Second World War. Many years later she moved to France and soon became a European star recording in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. While still living in Paris, English songwriter Tony Hatch presented her with his new composition, ‚ÄėDowntown‚Äô, which became a worldwide hit and led to a string of top-10 records, winning her two Grammy Awards and making her an international star. She later met with Charlie Chaplin who penned one of her further major hits This Is My Song. She has performed in her own TV shows in the UK, the US and France and has starred in the iconic films Finian‚Äôs Rainbow with Fred Astaire and Goodbye Mr Chips with Peter O‚ÄôToole. She has been seen on stage in the West End and on Broadway, and has recently finished a triumphant US tour. During her extensive career, spanning eight decades, she sold more than 70 million records. Clark was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1998 and was installed as a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France in 2012.

Petula Clark Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1981 - Actress of the Year in a Musical
Petula Clark, The Sound Of Music

Petula Clark News

Dance Through November With These Fred Astaire Favorites on BroadwayHD Photo Dance Through November With These Fred Astaire Favorites on BroadwayHD
by Team BWW - Nov 1, 2022

For the month of November, six classic movie musicals starring Fred Astaire will be available to stream on BroadwayHD in the US and Canada. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor this legendary star’s most memorable film performances!

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 31, 2022

Chilina Kennedy, Ryan Silverman & More to Lead A SIGN OF THE TIMES Developmental Read Photo Chilina Kennedy, Ryan Silverman & More to Lead A SIGN OF THE TIMES Developmental Readings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s, is set to have a developmental reading October 24-28, 2022. The new musical has made several script revisions and now features a book by Lindsey Hope Perlman (Cassandra Complex), based on an original story by Richard Robin.

Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Highlights Presents Fabio Pirrone, Carly Ozard, and Jack B Photo Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Highlights Presents Fabio Pirrone, Carly Ozard, and Jack Bartholet
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Highlights is an offshoot of Crazy Coqs's longest-running show, Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Party, which, in the last ten years, has attracted more than 4,000 singers from over 50 countries and all continents, other than Antarctica!

Vagabond Players to Continue Season with SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL This Month Photo Vagabond Players to Continue Season with SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL This Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 8, 2022

Vagabond Players will continue its 107th season with the joyous production of SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL directed by Lou Otero and music directed by LeVar Betts. SHOUT! opens Friday, October 21 and runs through Sunday, November 20, with weekly performances Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Cast and Creative Team Announced for STARDUST ROAD at York Theatre Company Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for STARDUST ROAD at York Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the full cast and creative team for will the New York premiere of Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road, conceived by Susan H. Schulman, Michael Lichtefeld, and Lawrence Yurman, developed with Hoagy Bix Carmichael, and featuring music by the legendary Hoagy Carmichael. 

Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Conv Photo Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Convention in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Ann Kittredge will return to¬†The Laurie Beechman Theatre¬†(407 West 42nd Street ‚Äď between 9th & 10th Avenues) on¬†Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm¬†with her Musical Director¬†Christopher Denny¬†(piano),¬†Sean Harkness¬†(guitar),¬†Mary Ann McSweeney¬†(bass),¬†Rex Benincasa(drums) and special guests¬†Robbie Kondor¬†and¬†Steve Ross.

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by Greer Firestone - Sep 23, 2022

MOB WIFE to Hold Private Industry Reading Next Week Photo MOB WIFE to Hold Private Industry Reading Next Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 10, 2022

The creative team of ‚ÄúMob Wife, A Mafia Comedy‚ÄĚ has announced a private industry reading of this madcap musical on Monday, September 12, 2022 in Manhattan.

BLOOD BROTHERS Opens Next Month at the Weathervane Theatre Photo BLOOD BROTHERS Opens Next Month at the Weathervane Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022

The Weathervane Theatre will present the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers - the story of twin boys separated at birth‚ÄĒonly to be reunited by a twist of fate and a mother's haunting secret.

Petula Clark Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim! Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from OLD FRIENDS, Celebrating Stephen Sondheim!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 4, 2022

An all-star cast came together in London's West End for a thrilling, joyous celebration of the extraordinary talents and legacy of composer & lyricist Stephen Sondheim at the theatre which was gloriously rebuilt and renamed in his honor. Watch video highlights now including performances of 'Being Alive,' 'Old Friends' and 'Our Time' below!

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah  Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for SONDHEIM'S OLD FRIENDS Starring Michael Ball, Hannah Waddingham, Judi Dench & More

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has invited Stephen Sondheim’s old friends to join him in celebrating his extraordinary talents and legacy at the Sondheim Theatre which was recently gloriously rebuilt in Sondheim’s honour and thanks the cast and company and everyone involved for agreeing to a special screening which will allow over 2,500 to see the performance.

VIDEO: Matt Lucas Joins West End Stars For 'Thank You Baked Potato' Videoplay
VIDEO: Matt Lucas Joins West End Stars For 'Thank You Baked Potato'

by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2020

Matt Lucas, Michael Ball, Petula Clark, Cameron Mackintosh, Claude-Michel Schonberg, and more have released a virtual performance of the comedy song 'Thank You Baked Potato.'

BWW TV: Hollis Resnik Sings 'With One Look' In SUNSET BOULEVARD At Porchlight Music T Videoplay
BWW TV: Hollis Resnik Sings 'With One Look' In SUNSET BOULEVARD At Porchlight Music Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 16, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre presents Sunset Boulevard at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics and books by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, Sunset Boulevard stars Hollis Resnik and is directed by Michael Weber, choreographed by Shanna VanDerwerker and music directed by Aaron Benham.

VIDEO: Anne Hathaway Tells Kimmel About Her Theatre Roots at the Paper Mill Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Anne Hathaway Tells Kimmel About Her Theatre Roots at the Paper Mill Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2019

On last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Anne Hathway sat down with Kimmel to talk about her start as an actor. During the interview, Hathaway talks about her first headshot and she breaks into song! 

Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Be Videoplay
Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Bell

by Julie Musbach - Dec 14, 2018

On Friday, January 11, 2019, multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album Chaplin's Smile, a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin's birth in 2019, Chaplin's Smile features Philippe Quint joined on two tracks by Quint's friend and frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell. Over more than three years, Quint, in collaboration with arrangers Charles Coleman and Leon Gurvitch went through dozens of songs and soundtracks written by Chaplin to select the songs best suited for violin and piano.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Chilina Kennedy Led A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theate Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Chilina Kennedy Led A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theater Co

by Alan Henry - Dec 4, 2018

A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s, will join the Delaware Theater Company's 40th Anniversary Season, from November 28 - December 23.

VIDEO: Time-Lapse Video of Paper Mill Playhouse Renovation Videoplay
VIDEO: Time-Lapse Video of Paper Mill Playhouse Renovation

by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce that interior renovations to the historic theater are complete in time for the 80th anniversary season.  The interior of the theater was renovated over the summer of 2018, including replacement of all the theater's seating. Theater supporters are invited to contribute to the seat campaign by purchasing a name plaque as part of the theater's "Name a Seat" fundraiser. This lays the foundation for a greater capital campaign for the Millburn theater.

BWW Previews: PETULA CLARK AT THE DUNCAN THEATRE  at The Duncan Theatre Palm Beach St Videoplay
BWW Previews: PETULA CLARK AT THE DUNCAN THEATRE at The Duncan Theatre Palm Beach State College December 7, 2017

by DT Gramkee - Dec 5, 2017

BWW Previews: PETULA CLARK AT THE DUNCAN THEATRE at The Duncan Theatre Palm Beach State College December 7, 2017

BWW TV: Renee Zellweger and More Attend 'ONE STARRY NIGHT' Benefit for ALS Association
by Michael Sterling - May 8, 2015

"One Starry Night: From Broadway to Hollywood," a one-night-only musical and entertainment extravaganza in benefit of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter, was presented Monday, April 20 at the historic Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, CA. Thanks to performances and appearances by an exciting gathering of Broadway and Hollywood talent, and the greater Los Angeles community at large, the evening raised nearly $200,000. BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling, along with Co-Producer/Videographer Paul Preston of Digital Mind Productions, spoke to the stars as they walked the red carpet prior to the evening's festivities.


Petula Clark Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Petula Clark been in?
Petula Clark has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

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

What was Petula Clark's first West End show?
Petula Clark's first West End show was The Sound of Music which opened in 1981

What awards has Petula Clark been nominated for?
Actress of the Year in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for The Sound Of Music .

How many shows has Petula Clark written?
Petula Clark has written 1 shows including Someone Like You (Composer).