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Ruthie Henshall

 
Birth Place:
ENGLAND
Bio:
Ruthie Henshall’s multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years including Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, She Loves Me, Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Billy Elliot and Chicago. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 07, 1967 (55)

Birth Place: ENGLAND

Bio:
Ruthie Henshall’s multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years including Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, She Loves Me, Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Billy Elliot and Chicago. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Return Engagement, 2018
Mama Morton
  [West End]
London Production, 2011
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2008
Marguerite
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2007
The Sophisticated Woman
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Mrs. Wilkinson [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2004
Marian [Replacement]
  [New York]
Workshop, 2002
Liza Minnelli
  [West End]
Original London Production, 2001
Peggy Sue
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
The Younger Woman
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Gertrude Niesen
  [New York]
Reading, 1999
Alexandra
  [West End]
London Revival, 1997
Roxie Hart
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1997
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Velma Kelly [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 1994
Amalia Balash
  [West End]
London Production, 1993
Polly Baker
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
Ellen [Replacement]
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1991
Performer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1989
Ellen
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1981
Grizabella [Replacement]
  [Regional (UK)]
Regional Revival, 1997
Performer

Photos

Ruthie Henshall and the cast of Passion  Photo

Ruthie Henshall and the cast of Passion

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05/06/2022
Ruthie Henshall and Dean John-Wilson Photo

Ruthie Henshall and Dean John-Wilson

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05/06/2022
Ruthie Henshall and Dean John-Wilson Photo

Ruthie Henshall and Dean John-Wilson

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05/06/2022
Ruthie Henshall Photo

Ruthie Henshall

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Date:
08/26/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Return Engagement, 2018
Mama Morton

  [West End]
London Production, 2011
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2008
Marguerite

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2007
The Sophisticated Woman

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Mrs. Wilkinson [Replacement]

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2004
Marian [Replacement]

  [New York]
Workshop, 2002
Liza Minnelli

  [West End]
Original London Production, 2001
Peggy Sue

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1999
The Younger Woman

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1999
Performer [Replacement]

Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 1999
Roles originated by Gertrude Niesen

  [New York]
Reading, 1999
Alexandra

  [West End]
London Revival, 1997
Roxie Hart

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 1997
Velma Kelly [Replacement]

Velma Kelly [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1996
Velma Kelly [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Revival, 1994
Amalia Balash

  [West End]
London Production, 1993
Polly Baker

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1991
Ellen [Replacement]

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1991
Performer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1989
Ellen

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1981
Grizabella [Replacement]

  [Regional (UK)]
Regional Revival, 1997
Performer

Ruthie Henshall Biography

Ruthie Henshall’s multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years including Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, She Loves Me, Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, Billy Elliot and Chicago. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television. Most recently, Ruthie played Mama Morton in Chicago in the West End, making her the only British actress to have played all three leading female roles in the show.

Ruthie Henshall Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Actress In A Musical
Ruthie Henshall, Marguerite
 
Olivier Awards - 2002 - Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment
Ruthie Henshall, Peggy Sue Got Married
 
Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Actress in a Musical
Ruthie HenshallChicago
 
Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Ruthie Henshall, She Loves Me
 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Actress in a Musical
Ruthie Henshall, Crazy For You

Ruthie Henshall News

Guest Blog: Jason Gale On The Importance of Theatre in The London Lifestyle Awards Photo Guest Blog: Jason Gale On The Importance of Theatre in The London Lifestyle Awards
by Guest Blog: Jason Gale - Jun 13, 2022

When I first created the London Lifestyle Awards¬ģ back in 2009, one of the initial categories that I wrote on my A4 sheet of paper was ‚ÄėTheatre Show of the Year‚Äô. There were several reasons for doing this and, from the first awards in 2010 right up until this year, it has remained one of the most nominated and most voted for categories across the entire awards.

CHICAGO to Welcome Back Bianca Marroquín as Roxie Photo CHICAGO to Welcome Back Bianca Marroquín as Roxie
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

The Broadway company of Chicago¬†will welcome¬†back Latina sensation Bianca Marroqu√≠n in the role of ‚ÄúRoxie Hart‚ÄĚ starting Tuesday, June 21 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).

Review Roundup: Ruthie Henshall Stars in Stephen Sondheim's PASSION at Hope Mill Thea Photo Review Roundup: Ruthie Henshall Stars in Stephen Sondheim's PASSION at Hope Mill Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 18, 2022

Read the reviews for Stephen Sondheim's Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre. Sondheim's Passion is a legendary musical based on Ettore Scola's Italian film, Passion d'Amore, starring Ruthie Henshall in the role of Fosca. 

Photos: First Look at Ruthie Henshall in Stephen Sondheim's PASSION at Hope Mill Thea Photo Photos: First Look at Ruthie Henshall in Stephen Sondheim's PASSION at Hope Mill Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

Sondheim's Passion is a legendary musical based on Ettore Scola’s Italian film, Passion d’Amore. Situated in 19th Century Italy, the production tells the tale of a young soldier, Giorgio (Dean John-Wilson), who is obsessively pursued by the relation of his superior officer, Fosca (Ruthie Henshall) - a woman prone to severe melancholy and mania.

Tom Felton, Kit Harington, Keala Settle and More Join the Lineup For the 2022 Olivier Photo Tom Felton, Kit Harington, Keala Settle and More Join the Lineup For the 2022 Olivier Awards
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

With under a week to go until the Olivier Awards 2022 with Mastercard, details have been revealed for British theatre's most prestigious and glamorous night, including the star-studded list of award presenters and performances, and how people can buy tickets or tune in at home to be part of this spectacular celebration of London's world-leading theatre.

Dean John-Wilson, Kelly Price, and More Join PASSION Starring Ruthie Henshall; Full C Photo Dean John-Wilson, Kelly Price, and More Join PASSION Starring Ruthie Henshall; Full Cast Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2022

Dean John-Wilson (Steven Spielberg's Masters of Air, Apple TV; Aladdin) will play Giorgio, the man who finds himself at the heart of a passionate love affair, alongside Olivier nominated Kelly Price (What's New Pussycat?, Birmingham REP; A Little Night Music, Menier Chocolate Factory and Garrick Theatre) as Clara.

CHICAGO's Bianca Marroquín Named Mr. Amigo 2022 Photo CHICAGO's Bianca Marroquín Named Mr. Amigo 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2022

Earlier today, award-winning actress and singer, Bianca Marroquín was named Mr. Amigo 2022 at the official announcement and poster unveiling ceremony hosted by the Mexican Consulate, Texas Southmost College and City of Brownsville. 

Charlotte d'Amboise Returns to CHICAGO and Bianca Marroquín Extends Her Run Photo Charlotte d'Amboise Returns to CHICAGO and Bianca Marroquín Extends Her Run
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2022

Tony Nominee Charlotte d'Amboise returns to Chicago as Roxie Hart beginning tonight, Monday, January 10, 2022 and Bianca Marroquín has extended in her role as Velma Kelly through March 13, 2022 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY).

Bianca Marroquín to Return to The Green Room 42 with WHERE YOU ARE Photo Bianca Marroquín to Return to The Green Room 42 with WHERE YOU ARE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2021

On¬†Wednesday, November 10, Latin sensation¬†Bianca Marroqu√≠n¬†makes her way back to The Green Room 42 with an eclectic mix of musical theater, rock, Latin American classics, and her own music, telling stories from her life onstage and off through song and dance in a new show titled ‚ÄúWhere You Are.‚ÄĚ

Ruthie Henshall Will Lead Reimagined Production of PASSION at Hope Mill Theatre Photo Ruthie Henshall Will Lead Reimagined Production of PASSION at Hope Mill Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021

Olivier Award winner and Musical Theatre icon Ruthie Henshall (Les Miserables; Miss Saigon; Oliver; Crazy For You; Chicago; Billy Elliot) will lead a reimagining of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s multi-award-winning Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre for a limited run.

Ruthie Henshall Videos

VIDEO: Listen to 'Fade to Grey' the Second Song From the Workshop of WORLD APART VideoVIDEO: Listen to 'Fade to Grey' the Second Song From the Workshop of WORLD APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2020

The new musical Worlds Apart, with book by Matthew Cavendish and music/lyrics by Paul Schofield, has released its second song.

VIDEO: Get a First Listen to 'Discovery (Could It Be Now?)' From the Workshop of New  VideoVIDEO: Get a First Listen to 'Discovery (Could It Be Now?)' From the Workshop of New Musical WORLDS APART
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2020

After a week of workshopping for the new musical Worlds Apart, with book by Matthew Cavendish and music/lyrics by Paul Schofield, Three Pin Productions have released a first listen into this energetic new Britpop musical.

Video Roundup: COME FROM AWAY, SIX, THE LION KING, and TINA Perform at the 2019 Olivi VideoVideo Roundup: COME FROM AWAY, SIX, THE LION KING, and TINA Perform at the 2019 Olivier Awards
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2019

Last weekend, the Olivier Awards were presented! Among performances included all of the musicals nominated in the Mastercard Best New Musical and Magic Radio Best Musical Revival categories: Caroline, Or Change; Come From Away; Company; Fun Home; The King And I; Six; and Tina - The Tina Turner Musical.

VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone Accept Her Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting R VideoVIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone Accept Her Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Patti LuPone accepting her Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical! Check out the video below!

VIDEO: See All The Performances From The Olivier Awards; COME FROM AWAY, SIX, TINA, C VideoVIDEO: See All The Performances From The Olivier Awards; COME FROM AWAY, SIX, TINA, COMPANY and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at performances from inside the Olivier Awards - featuring the casts of Come From Away, Fun Home, The Kind and I, and more!

BWW TV: Cuba Gooding Jr, Ruthie Henshall & More Talk CHICAGO VideoBWW TV: Cuba Gooding Jr, Ruthie Henshall & More Talk CHICAGO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 22, 2018

BroadwayWorld recently attended a special press launch for Chicago.¬†Following a successful UK and international tour, and after a 5¬Ĺ-year absence from London, the musical will open on 11 April, following previews from 26 March. It was also recently announced that the booking period has now been extended till October 6, 2018.¬†Watch the cast discussing the show's return below!

VIDEO: West End's Ruthie Henshall Talks First-Ever Musical Cruise 'BRAVO' VideoVIDEO: West End's Ruthie Henshall Talks First-Ever Musical Cruise 'BRAVO'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Ruthie Henshall's multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years including Cats, Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, She Loves Me, Marguerite, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Les Mis rables and Chicago. She has also enjoyed tremendous success in plays Coming soon in an exclusive interview with Neil Sean she speaks about her latest venture the brilliant format of cruising at sea with a stunning cast of musical co-stars to create Bravo- Cruise of the Performing Arts 2018 Enjoy intimate and unforgettable performances from Katherine Jenkins, Alfie Boe, Wynne Evans, plus of course Ruthie

BWW TV: Broadway Belts Out Kander & Ebb in Rehearsal for AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Ga VideoBWW TV: Broadway Belts Out Kander & Ebb in Rehearsal for AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has a star-studded gala in the works featuring a musical revue with some of Broadway's best and brightest. And the World Goes 'Round is a stunning musical revue by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the multi Tony Award winning team that wrote Chicago and Cabaret. From Flora the Red Menace to Kiss of the Spider Woman and everything in between, the nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems including 'All that Jazz,' 'Maybe This Time,' 'Colored Lights' and 'New York, New York,' seamlessly woven into an unforgettable evening of musical theatre. And the World Goes 'Round is a celebration of life, love and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going.

VIDEO: Watch The Live 2017 Olivier Awards Red Carpet Show
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2017

The Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - takes place today, Sunday 9 April, at London's Royal Albert Hall.

AUDIO: Listen to Christine Ebersole, Ruthie Henshall, and More on ENCORES! Cast Recording of ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1936
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2016

To celebrate ZF36's eightieth anniversary, New York City Center has just released five songs from the out-of-print Encores! cast recording. Take a listen to all of them below!


Ruthie Henshall Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Ruthie Henshall been in?
Ruthie Henshall has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Ruthie Henshall been in?
Ruthie Henshall has appeared on London's West End in 12 shows.

What was Ruthie Henshall's first West End show?
Ruthie Henshall's first West End show was Cats which opened in 1981

What awards has Ruthie Henshall been nominated for?
Best Actress In A Musical (Olivier Awards) for Marguerite , Best Actress in a Musical or Entertainment (Olivier Awards) for Peggy Sue Got Married , Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Chicago Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for She Loves Me and Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Crazy For You .

What awards has Ruthie Henshall won?
Best Actress in a Musical (Olivier Awards) for She Loves Me.