Sharon was born in London and her extensive experience covers major theatre, television, film and radio. Television: Treetog in Tree Fu Tom, the new CBBC animated series to be screened later this year. Mrs Dixon in The Shadow Line (BBC1); Panel judge on prime time show Last Choir Standing (BBC) ... (read more)
Sharon was born in London and her extensive experience covers major theatre, television, film and radio.
Television: Treetog in Tree Fu Tom, the new CBBC animated series to be screened later this year. Mrs Dixon in The Shadow Line (BBC1); Panel judge on prime time show Last Choir Standing (BBC) and also a judge for BBC Radio 2's Young Chorister of the Year 2010. Series regular Dr Lola Griffin in Holby City (BBC) for which she received a Screen Nation Award for Best Female Performance on TV. The Bill (Talkback Thames); Grandma Flossie in The Crust (CBBC); Waking the Dead (BBC); Soldier Soldier (Carlton); Broken Glass (BBC); Between the Lines (BBC); Children's Ward (Granada); Stop, Look and Listen Mary Seacole (Channel 4); Past Caring (BBC); The Singing Detective (BBC); Here & Now (Central); Eastenders (BBC) and Narrator/Singer in Where's Boo (CBBC).
West End credits include: Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (Shaftesbury); Mama Morton in Chicago (Adelphi); originating the role of Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion) for which she received an Olivier nomination and a WhatsOnStage.com Award; Rafiki in The Lion King (Lyceum); Joanne in Rent (Shaftesbury); Rose in Stepping Out (Albery); Asaka in Once on This Island (Royalty Theatre) for which she received an Olivier nomination; Mama I Want To Sing where she took over the role of Mama Winter during Doris Troy's absence (Cambridge); and Blues In The Night (Piccadilly).
Other theatre credits include: Asaka in Once On This Island (Hackney Empire, Birmingham Rep and Nottingham Playhouse); Fairy Godmother in Cinderella and Charity the Good Witch in Mother Goose for The Hackney Empire. Sharon has also voiced the roles of Davina the Diva Harp in Jack and the Beanstalk; Carmina the Camel in Aladdin; Bentalina the Theatre Cat in A Christmas Carol and Meyonce the Mouse in Cinderella for the Hackney Empire. The Vagina Monologues at The Grand Theatre (Wolverhampton), Hackney Empire, Churchill Bromley and New Theatre (Hull); Lost & Found - a one woman show (Bridewell Theatre and Lyric Hammersmith); Miss Sherman in Fame (Spektrum Oslo and Swedish tour); General Cartwright in Guys And Dolls (RNT); Rent Party, Party Girls, Zumbi and Running Dream (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and the voice of Audrey 2 in Little Shop of Horrors (Bubble Theatre/Leicester Haymarket).
Film: Secret Society, Dinner Date and Beautiful People.
Sharon has also achieved chart success including: The FPI Project's remake of Going Back To My Roots which reached no. 8 in the singles chart and a no. 1 club hit with Happiness. As Nomad, songs include: Just A Groove, Your Love Is Lifting Me, and (I Wanna Give You)...Devotion which reached no. 2 in the singles chart.
Sharon D Clarke Awards and Nominations
|Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Sharon D ClarkeThe Amen Corner|
|Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical or Entertainment|
|Sharon D Clarke, We Will Rock You|
|Olivier Awards - 1995 - Best Supporting Performance in a Musical|
|Sharon D Clarke, Once On This Island|