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Originally from Ireland, Sharon trained at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin, where she studied acting and classical singing & was awarded the Showboat prize for Best Musical Theatre Performer, in her final year. She also holds a first class Masters in Directing for Theatre from UCD. She enjoys a diverse career as a musical theatre performer, commercial singer & cabaret artist.

Sharon was part of the final cast of the West End production of Billy Elliot the Musical (Lesley/Dead Mum cover) for which she was nominated for Broadway World's Best Understudy of the Year Award. Before this, she made her West End debut as part of the original company of Roddy Doyle's The Commitments directed by Jamie Lloyd, at The Palace Theatre.

She toured the UK with Biscuits For Breakfast's production of the hit, one woman show Somewhere Under The Rainbow - The Liza Minnelli Story, which has seen her win a host of awards for her portrayal of the icon. Other theatre credits include Conchita Alvarez in Barry Manilow's Copacabana (UK Tour), Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), Kathleen Clarke in A Fit Wife For A Revolutionary, (Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin) Collagen in Anglo The Musical (Irish Premiere, Board Gáis Energy Theatre), Nancy in Oliver! (National Concert Hall, Dublin) Kate in Girls Night The Musical (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin & National Tour) Surfia in I-Keano, (Olympia Theatre, National Tour), Lily St Regis in Annie (National Concert Hall, Dublin) and Lucy Harris in Jekyll & Hyde (National Concert Hall). Most recently she has been part of the UK Tour of Mamma Mia! in the role of Donna.

In 2013 Sharon originated the role of Shannon in Irish the musical, which was recorded at the Wexford Opera House for PBS Television Broadcast. Workshop credits include Angela in Angela's Ashes The Musical, Nora in Himself & Nora and Anita Merendino in Wrong Turn At Lung Fish. Television credits include RTE's Fair City & the black comedy Quinn & O' Grady, where Sharon played the Role of Detective Quinn.

Sharon has also appeared as a soloist in concert with the National Concert Orchestra in The Board Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin.

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[West End]
West End Return Engagement, 2018

[West End]
Original Production at London Coliseum, 2017

[West End]
West End Original Production, 2013

[West End]
Original London Production, 2005
Ensemble [Replacement]

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Critics' Pick: Franco Milazzo's Best of 2023 in Review

What a year! I pulled out my notebook over a hundred times and came away, more often not, with a happy heart. Below is a condensed list of the very best - and worst - that I saw.


Join Breaking the Curtain as they interview Joe Iconis about his upcoming musical, 'The Untitled Unauthorized Hunter S. Thompson Musical'. Learn about the creative process, the fan response to 'Be More Chill', and much more in this exciting episode.

Review: WE WILL ROCK YOU, London Coliseum

Whether We Will Rock You will attract the attention of Trading Standards is unknown but rarely has a show been so poorly named.

Photos: BAT OUT OF HELL Opens At The Peacock Theatre

Last night, Bat Out of Hell celebrated its return to London's West End at the Peacock Theatre. Stars in attendance included Graziano Di Prima, Jo Wood, Rhys Connah, Natalia Tena and more. See photos from the evening!

Interview: BAT OUT OF HELL's Sharon Sexton: 'This Music Brings Out the Teenager in All of Us!'

Jim Steinman's Bat Out Of Hell roars back into town so, over the sound of screeching motorcycles and teenage screams, we speak to star Sharon Sexton

REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL

BAT OUT OF HELL, the stadium, arena, rock concert, stage musical.

Video: BAT OUT OF HELL International Tour Cast Performs on Studio 10

Glenn Adamson and Kellie Gnauck, who are currently starring in the international tour of Bat Out Of Hell the Musical, stopped by Studio 10 to talk about the show and perform a number. Check out the video here!

Listen: Theatre Podcast BREAKING THE CURTAIN Launches Fourth Season

Listen to the first episode of the fourth season of the theatre podcast, Breaking the Curtain.

Photos: First Look at the International Tour of BAT OUT OF HELL

All new photos have been released for the International Tour of Bat Out of Hell – The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits.

Listen: BAT OUT OF HELL Star Alizé Cruz Talks Audition Process & Playing Raven on BREAKING THE CURTAIN

Following an interview last month with Travis Cormier who plays Strat; the leader of the Lost in Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell The Musical in Las Vegas, Breaking the Curtain is back with another interview, joined by Alizé Cruz. Alizé plays the role of Raven Falco; the daughter of Falco who catches the eye of Strat.

BAT OUT OF HELL �" THE MUSICAL International Tour is Headed to Auckland, Düsseldorf, and More in 2023

New and returning cast members have been announced for the International tour of Bat Out Of Hell. Learn more about where the musical is headed next!

Listen: BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL Star Travis Cormier Talks Audition Process & More On BREAKING THE CURTAIN

BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL star Travis Cormier discusses his audition process, starring as Strat and more on BREAKING THE CURTAIN podcast. Listen here!

BAT OUT OF HELL Brings UK Tour to Milton Keynes

Bringing to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf, the critically acclaimed production Bat Out of Hell – The Musical heads to Milton Keynes for two weeks from 14 June.

Musical Theatre Podcast 'Breaking The Curtain' Releases Third Season

The series begins with a deep dive into the Life and Legacy of Jonathan Larson. The premiere week continues on January 28th with the first interview of Season 3, featuring 2021 International Lotte Lenya Competition Winner, Andrew Polec. The season begins on January 22nd and will be accompanied by a LIVE event with the co-hosts on their Facebook page at 3 pm EST/8 pm GMT.

Photos: Inside Gala Night For BAT OUT OF HELL The Musical

All new photos have been released from the Gala night of Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL - The Musical at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 18 January. Guests in attendance included Nina Wadia, Janie Dee, Amy Hart and Amy Anzel. 

BWW Review: BAT OUT OF HELL, New Wimbledon Theatre

The songs of Meat Loaf and J.M Barrie’s story of Peter Pan are not an immediately obvious combination, but Bat Out Of Hell attempts to fuse these elements with hints of West Side Story, Rock Of Ages and Wagner-esque unrestrained theatricality.

BWW Interview: Rob Fowler Talks BAT OUT OF HELL UK and Ireland Tour

Rob Fowler chats about what’s brought him back to Bat Out Of Hell, what's changed since its West End run, and the show's incredible fandom.

BWW Review: BAT OUT OF HELL, King's Theatre

Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production uniquely combines the magic and excitement of a musical with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll. Join Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’ as he falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of Obsidian.

Photos: First Look at the UK Tour of BAT OUT OF HELL

In  BAT OUT OF HELL - The Musical, the electrifying rock songs of Mr Steinman propel an epic story of rebellious youth and passion as Strat, the immortal leader of The Lost, has fallen in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler Falco. 

VIDEO: Check Out a Rehearsal Clip for the BAT OUT OF HELL UK Tour

Award-winning Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical, featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf's greatest hits, will be touring the UK and Ireland in 2021 and 2022, with performances beginning on 11 September 2021 at Manchester Opera House and running through to 5 November 2022.


How many Broadway shows has Sharon Sexton been in?

Sharon Sexton has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Sharon Sexton been in?

Sharon Sexton has appeared on London's West End in 4 shows.

What was Sharon Sexton's first West End show?

Sharon Sexton's first West End show was Billy Elliot which opened in 2005

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