Kerry Ellis

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The award winning Kerry Ellis quickly established herself as a rising star with lead roles in London and on Broadway, she has achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist signed to Universal Decca with her debut album Anthems.

Kerry originated in the role of Meat in Queen’s We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash hit, Wicked, for which Kerry won the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for ‘Best Takeover in a Role’. She then immediately transferred to Broadway, where she won the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough Performance, before returning to London.

Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables.

Her debut album Anthems was released in 2010 on Decca Records. The success of the album, which reached no.15 in the UK album chart, and No.10 in the UK pop club charts (for Defying Gravity), led to a major tour Anthems with Brian May of Queen.

2012/13 saw Brian and Kerry return with sell out tours throughout the UK and Europe. They embarked on a further tour of the UK in February 2014.

Not one to keep idle she also starred in the Arena tour of Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds alongside Jason Donavan and Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs at the end of 2012.

Kerry played her first solo concert at the London Palladium in May this year. The concert was a huge success and prompted the decision to tour the UK in 2014.

Kerry will release her next album in Autumn 2014.

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