Petula Clark

Birth Place: Ewell, Surrey, ENGLAND

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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, ‘Downtown’, 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’s Rainbow with Fred Astaire and Goodbye Mr Chips with Peter O’Toole. 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.

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[West End]
West End Revival, 2021
Bird Woman

[West End]
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 Production, 1993
Mrs. Johnstone [Replacement]

[West End]
London Revival, 1981
Maria Rainer


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Key City Public Theatre to Present Two Holiday Shows Inspired by the Works of Charles Dickens

Get ready for a double dose of Charles Dickens at Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend. Don't miss the hilarious shenanigans of 'What the Dickens?!' and the captivating one-man performance of 'Great Expectations.' Experience the humor, drama, and timeless storytelling of Dickens' works with these two premieres.

New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Will Make New York Premiere in 2024

The York Theatre Company in association with Richard J. Robin, President, Wells St. Productions LLC, will present the New York premiere of A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark, Lesley Gore, Dusty Springfield, and other classic pop hits of the 1960s.

Sally Mayes to Perform NOW AND THEN: THE TEASER at The Green Room 42

York Times – will present Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Sally Mayes in the opening show of her new concert series, “Now and Then: The Teaser,” on Saturday, December 2 at 9:30 PM.

Birdland to Present Vocalist Ben Jones and Music Director Ron Abel Saluting Frank Sinatra in LET ME BE FRANK

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present award-winning vocalist Ben Jones and pianist, composer, music director Ron Abel celebrating Frank Sinatra in “Let Me Be Frank” on Monday, December 4 at 7:00 PM.

Debbie Wileman Will Bring 'Judy Garland' We Need a Little Christmas to Carnegie Hall With Chita Rivera and Margaret O'Brien

Debbie Wileman, the singing sensation who captured world-wide attention during the global pandemic with her uncanny recreation of Judy Garland’s legendary voice, will make her return to Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 10, 2023 as the star of “Judy Garland” We Need a Little Christmas.”

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!

Chilina Kennedy, Crystal Lucas-Perry & More to Star in A SIGN OF THE TIMES Reading

A NYC reading of A Sign of the Times will take place on October 20 at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Join talented performers Chilina Kennedy, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ryan Silverman, and more as they bring this production to life. Don't miss out on this exciting event!

Frank Owens, Broadway Musician And Former Musical Director For IT'S SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, Passes Away

Frank Owens, Broadway Musical Virtuoso, Former Musical Director for 'It's Showtime at the Apollo' Dies. A pianist for nearly seven decades, Owens backed talent on Broadway stages, recording studios and TV sets – backing artists from Lena Horne to The Washington Ballet.

Chelsea Table and Stage to Present Encore Presentation of Karen Mason's 30… AND COUNTING This Month

Broadway star Karen Mason celebrates her collaboration with longtime music director Christopher Denny at Chelsea Table + Stage this month.

Karen Mason to Present Encore Presentation of 30… AND COUNTING at Chelsea Table + Stage

CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present Broadway, recording and concert star Karen Mason in an encore presentation of her hit show “30… And Counting” on Thursday, September 28 at 7:00 PM.

Karen Mason and Christopher Denny to Celebrate 30 Years of Collaboration at Chelsea Table + Stage

Join in at Chelsea Table + Stage as we celebrate 30 years of collaboration between Karen Mason and music director Christopher Denny. Get ready for an unforgettable night of music and memories. Book your tickets now!

Tickets Now On Sale For Florida Repertory Theatre 26th Season

Single tickets for Florida Repertory Theatre's 26th season are now on sale. The 2023-2024 season opens to previews in the ArtStage Studio on September 19, and the nine-show professional season runs through May 19, 2024.

Stephen Bogardus, Lana Gordon & More to Star in World Premiere Musical ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group

Get ready for the world premiere musical 'ON CEDAR STREET' at Berkshire Theatre Group, starring Stephen Bogardus and Lana Gordon. Experience the magic and unforgettable performances in this spectacular new production. Don't miss out on this enchanting musical event!

Ted Baker Memorial Concert & Album Release to Play The Cutting Room This Month

Grammy Award-winning Pianist and Composer Ted Baker will be honored at a Memorial Concert on Sunday, June 18th at 2pm-4pm at the Cutting Room NYC.

Ted Baker Will Be Honored at a Memorial Concert at the Cutting Room NYC

Pianist and Composer, Ted Baker will be honored at a Memorial Concert on Sunday, June 18th at 2pm-3:30pm at the Cutting Room NYC.

Family Programme Revealed For Annual Liverpool Theatre Festival

Liverpool Theatre Festival returns in 2023 with a brand new date to coincide with the school Summer holidays – and this year the programme features nine family shows to wow youngsters of all ages. 

Circle Theatre Is Bringing The British Invasion To West Michigan

Circle Theatre, West Michigan's go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, will celebrate the british artistry of the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Kate Bush, Culture Club, Wham!, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and more in The British Invasion, directed by Nubia Gomez. Come experience the cultural phenomenon that unleashed a creative music explosion that would change American rock and pop music forever.

Lorna Dallas Returns To NYC Stage With GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Award winner Lorna Dallas is making a welcome return to the New York Stage in Barry Kleinbort/Christopher Denny helmed new musical cabaret.

Lorna Dallas to Bring GLAMOROUS NIGHTS AND RAINY DAYS to The Laurie Beechman Theatre

The Laurie Beechman Theatre will present Lorna Dallas in her latest musical feast, “Glamorous Nights and Rainy Days,” in a two-night engagement - Saturday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 17 - both shows at 7pm.

Concord Theatricals Recordings Digitally Re-Releases 27 Theatre Albums

Concord Theatricals Recordings has digitally re-released the third wave of albums from the former Fynsworth Alley theatrical recorded music catalog, including 27 titles that have not previously been available to stream or download.


Petula Clark has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Petula Clark has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

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

Petula Clark has been nominated for the Actress of the Year in a Musical award at the Olivier Awards for her performance in "The Sound Of Music".

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

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