Concept Album Cast
Eva was spotted by New York casting director, Tara Rubin, during a performance at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (also known as the Jimmy Awards) at the Minskoff Theatre in 2013. Rubin was so moved by Eva’s talent that she set up an audition with Cameron Mackintosh, who was preparing his 2014 London revival of Miss Saigon. Several callbacks later with Mackintosh and the creative team, Eva was chosen to star as Kim, making her professional and West End debut in the show. She garnered unanimous critical acclaim for her performance and received the Whatsonstage Award for Best Actress in A Musical. Eva recently finished playing the role of Eponine in Boublil and Schonberg’s Les Miserables at London’s Queen’s Theatre. She is nominated for the 2017 Tony Award” as Best Leading Actress.
Rob is an English actor and singer, best known as a musical performer. After studying musical theater at the Guildford School of Acting he starred in several musicals, including Spring Awakening, The Producers, Candide and Children of Eden. In June 2013 he joined the cast of the London production of the musical Les Misérables in the role of Marius Pontmercy and remained on the show until its 30th anniversary. At the same time Rob has also brought forward other projects, such as a concert to celebrate the work of Marvin Hamlisch at the St. James Theatre in London in July 2014 and a special concert version of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Godspell staged at the Lyric Theatre. On February 12, 2016 he left the cast of Les Misérables and joined the musical “Titanic”. In June of 2016 he released his first CD “Rob Houchen”.
CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER
Fletcher made her West End debut as Young Eponine in Les Misérables and then replaced Danielle Hope as Éponine in Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, London in June 2013. In February 2014, Fletcher was presented the WhatsOnStage “Best Takeover In A Role” award for her role as Éponine. In March 2016, Fletcher revealed that she would be rejoining the cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to play Truly Scrumptious, for a UK tour. As previously mentioned, Fletcher was in the original cast when she was nine playing the role of Jemima Potts. In November 2016, it was announced that she will be playing the role of Wednesday Addams in the musical production of The Addams Family in 2017 when it embarks on a tour of the UK. The production stars Samantha Womack and Les Dennis and is produced by James Yeoburn and Stuart Matthew Price for United Theatrical, Katy Lipson for Area Entertainment and Music & Lyrics in association with Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.
She is an English musical theatre actress and recording artist. She won a Tony Award in 1987 and represented the United Kingdom in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Lonely Symphony (We Will Be Free)”, finishing 10th. The song became a UK Top 30 hit.
In 1984, Ruffelle starred as Dinah in the original West End production of Starlight Express. From 1985, she played the role of Éponine in the original English-language production of Les Misérables in the West End and on Broadway, winning the 1987 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Other stage roles include, Yonah in Children of Eden (1991), Roxie Hart in Chicago (2003–2004, 2007), the title role in Piaf (2013) and Bella in The A to Z of Mrs. P (2014). Her albums include Fragile (1994), Frances Ruffelle (1998), Showgirl (2004) and Imperfectly Me (2010).
Madalena played the role of Edith Piafin Piaf (Leicester’s Curve), Gizabella in Cats (London Palladium) and the role of Fantine in the acclaimed 25th Anniversary International Tour production of Les Miserábles which finished at London’s Barbican Center. Other credits include Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (Union Theatre), Carmen in Fame(UK Tour) and Luisa in Zorro the Musical (Garrick Theatre).
Other theatre credits include Fantine in the 25th Anniversary Tour of LES MISERÁBLES, The Barbican and the O2 Arena; the title role in PIAF, at Leicester Curve; Lucy in JEKYLL AND HYDE and Sonia in GODSPELL at the Union Theatre; Sam in OVER THE THRESHOLD, both at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Jermyn Street Theatre; understudy Luisa in the original West End production of ZORRO THE MUSICAL at the Garrick Theatre; Carmen Diaz in FAME, UK tour; Hunyak in CHICAGO (Kuala Lumpur); Lucy in THREEPENNY OPERA at Teatro Aberto in Lisbon and ALADDIN at the Old Vic.
Madalena has also been invited to perform at several musical theatre galas in London, such as the 4th and the 2nd Tim Williams Awards at the Cochrane Theatre (2009 and 2011); the Whatsonstage Awards Concert (2011), the Giggin For Good concert at the Actors Church in Convent Garden (2011), the Mercury Musical Developments 20th Anniversary Gala Concert at West End’s Novello Theatre (2012), Scott Alan’s concerts at St James Studio and at the Hippodrome (2015), West End Bares (2015) and Tim Rice’s anniversary concert (2015).
Alongside her career as an actress, Madalena has developed a career as a singer-songwriter and she performs solo concerts regularly. She released the EP ‘Heart condition’ with original songs, recorded and produced at Rock Box Studios and her solo album ‘Don’t Cry For Me’, released by BK Records, where she performs musical theatre classics.
Madalena made her Spanish debut in Barcelona in an intimate concert at La Cova del Drac with Alfonso Casado as Musical Director and with Nina and Daniel Anglès as special guests; and later on performed a sold-out concert at L’Auditori. She also starred in the concerts ‘O Melhor dos Musicais no Coliseu’ at Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon, alongside John Owen-Jones, Robyn North / Sofia Escobar and Henrique Feist with Nuno Feist as Musical Director. Madalena made her London solo cabaret debut in July 2015 at the St James Studio with a sold-out concert.
Samantha Mercer studied at Cambridge University and The Royal Academy of Music. Theatre credits include Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre), Jerry Springer the Opera (Royal National Theatre & Cambridge Theatre), A Homage Behind(The Criterion), Merrily We Roll Along and Forbidden Broadway (The Menier Chocolate Factory), Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena), Little Voice in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (National Tour), The Witches of Eastwick(National Tour), Girl in the Frame (The Bridewell Theatre), Aspects of Love(Theatre Royal, Lincoln) and Henry VI part III at HMP Pentonville.
TV credits include Casualty and Doctors (BBC Television). Samantha has toured the UK and abroad as the singer in a 20 piece jazz band. She also has a one-woman show which she performs internationally.
Originally born in the UK, Trina grew up in the small town of Moss Point on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where she performed from a young age with her three older sisters.
She attended high school in Denmark, and spent her late teens traveling and performing in Asia, before coming back to the UK.
Training: Urdang Academy.
Theatre credits includes Mrs. Stratton – Barnum (Chichester Festival Theatre), Francine and Swing in Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre, West End), Narrator- Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour), Ensemble and cover Scaramouche- We Will Rock You, (Original UK Tour).
Trina is currently appearing as Pearl in Starlight Express, Bochum Germany.
Waylon trained at the Arts Educational Schools London. He was a successful recipient of the BBC Performing Arts Bursary for his time there as well as the Gillian Lynne Award.
West End Credits include: Cover Gator/Bobby/Delray in Memphis (Shaftesbury Theatre); Cover Brit/Rebel Leader in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Cover Grandfather/Ensemble in Ragtime (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Cover Mechanicals/Moth in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); Japeth in Children of Eden (Prince of Wales Theatre) and Cover Simba/Swing in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre).
Credits include: Sarge/Scarlett in Yank! (Charing Cross Theatre); Ensemble in Chicago (UK Tour); Cover Brit/Rebel Leader in We Will Rock You (World Arena Tour); Benny in Rent (Tabard Theatre); Baby in The Screams of Kitty Genovese (Tete a Tete Opera Festival & Edinburgh Festival); Soloist in Sondhein at 80 (BBC Prom, Royal Albert Hall); Baritone soloist/tapper in Riverdance (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin) and Tommy Jones in Dick Whittington (Chelmsford Civic Theatre).
Training: Francesca graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits include:
West End Credits: Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet (Noel Coward Theatre), Sue in Dreamboats and Petticoats (Playhouse Theatre and No.1 National Tour), Joanne in Rent (Duke of York’s Theatre), Bet in Oliver! (London Palladium) and Bugsy Malone (Queen’s Theatre).
Other Theatre Credits: Louis Lane in Kiss Me Kate (Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris), Nancy in Dusty (Charing Cross Theatre), Little Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods (Theatre Du Chatelet, Paris), Celeste in Sunday In The Park With George (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris), Rox in Mods and Rox (New Wolsey Theatre), Linda in Tom (Wales Millennium Center), Petra in A Little Night Music (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Lucy in Can’t Smile Without You (No.1 National Tour), Dee Dee in Tonight’s the Night (No.1 National Tour) and Lucinda in Into the Woods (Charing Cross Theatre).
Television credits: Finalist BBC I’d Do Anything, Cheryl in Boyfriend Material (E4 Pilot), The House and Refresh (S4C).
Film credits: Misunderstood (Brown Boy Productions Ltd), Sunday In The Park With George (Theatre du Chatelet), Hiding in the Shadows (Brown Boy Productions Ltd), Twin Town (Polygram), Evita (Warner Brothers)
Workshop credits include: Unraveling (Union Theatre), The Illness Should Attend (The Bunker Theatre), Origins – Concept Album
Other credits: Million Dollar Quartet cast album, The Happy Prince cast album, A Little Night Music in Concert (Radio France).
Marc read law at university graduating with honours before studying at The Royal Academy of Music from which he graduated with distinction and as a Licentiate affiliate.
He is now a musical supervisor and musical arranger working in London and the U.S. His works spans across musical theatre, corporate entertainment, cruise ships as well as orchestral conducting and orchestration. He is also a sought after session singer and a regular at The BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall.
Marc also owns his own production company Club 11 London founded in 2015 who specialise in producing concerts of renowned Broadway artists in London. They are proud Associate Producers at Theatre at The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square.
Andrew James Whelan
Andrew is a lyricist, writer & composer for theatre, TV & radio. LYRIC & LIBRETTO: About Face (Royal Opera House) A Little Patch of Ground (Questors Theatre) Leo, Holly Billy and the Big Bad Bug. (Guildford) Dishonourable Ladies (Honor Blackman) A Christmas Carol, News Revue, Big Girls Don’t Cry (Canal Café Theatre) Vortigern (Bridewell Theatre) FILM The Secret Of Joy (Cinema Release USA with Gianluca Cucchiara – winner of Best Original Song LAIFFA) TV: Alasdair McGowan’s Big Impression (BBC1) RADIO: The Treatment (BBC Radio 2) Mad Science, (Writers Guild Award entry 1997), Flantastic (Granada TV – BAFTA Nominated) SCORE & LYRICS Robin Hood, Stormy Weather, The Big Squeeze, (Common Players) the Ugly Duckling, Beauty and the Beast (Mac – Birmingham). Nothing But The Ruth (Edinburgh Festival, Kings Head Islington, Greenwich Theatre) MacGregor, (Bridewell Theatre, with Gianluca Cucchiara) The Snow Queen Trail (Rose Theatre, Kingston) Meat & Two Veg (with Reece Shearsmith) Out Of Order (Tour) SCORES: Henry V, Macbeth, Much Ado about Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Arundel Festival) The Blue Room; (Number One Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ECSU & off Broadway) The Mysteries and Maria Marten (ECSU One Knight Only (Comedy Theatre, London for Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Dianna Rigg, Eileen Atkins & Maggie Smith)). My Sainted Aunt, (Hampstead Theatre). PLAYS: Business, Dracula – Fangs of Destiny (Questors Theatre) Will Tucket’s: Timecode: (Royal Opera House)
Jamie is a recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where his theatre credits included: Cabaret (New Atheneum Theatre), Soul Food (Bridge Week), Brigadoon (Chandler Studio Theatre), Chess (New Atheneum Theatre/ Edinburgh Festival Theatre), Transatlanticism (Chandler Studio Theatre), Women on The Verge of A Nervous Breakdown (Scottish Youth Theatre), Raintown (workshop – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/ Dundee Rep), At The Barbers (workshop – National Theatre of Scotland).
Jamie is also an accomplished musician, specialising in trumpet. His instrumental credits include: Royal Variety Gala Performance (Theatre Royal Glasgow), Dick McWhittington (New Atheneum Theatre).
Suzie studied Musical Theatre at the Dance School of Scotland. She then went on to win a Scholarship to study at Guildford School of Acting, were she graduated with a first class BA Hons Degree and was awarded the prestigious GSA cup for Musical Theatre.
Suzie is currently appearing in Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End as Swing, 1st cover Lauren and 1st cover Nicola.
Theatre includes: Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); Legally Blonde (directed by Jerry Mitchell – West End, Original London Cast); Hair (directed by Gary Lloyd – UK Tour); Cannibal Women of Mars (National Theatre of Scotland); My Fair Lady (Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms); Miss Atomic Bomb (directed by Adam Long and Bill Deamer); Peter Pan (Beck Theatre, directed by Luke Shepherd); Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings Workshop (The National Theatre, directed by Rupert Goold).
Jason Robert Brown Master class (Soloist); Gavin Creel Master class (Soloist).
Training: Guildford School of Acting (Musical Theatre) and Exeter University (Drama).
Theatre: Miss Dorothy in ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ (UK Tour); Liesl/First cover Maria in ‘Sound of Music’ (Madinat Theatre); Mrs Mayor/ Bird Girl in ‘Seussical’ (International Tour); Soloist in ‘World of Musicals’ (German Tour); Kate Monster/ Lucy the Slut in ‘Avenue Q’ (Beck Theatre); Flora Drizzle in ‘The Bakewell Bake Off’ (Landor Theatre and Waterloo East).
Training Credits: Amelia in ‘Bernada Alba’ (Electric Theatre); Anne in ‘All my Sons’ (GSA); Julie Jordan in ‘Carousel’ (GSA).
Writing Credits: ‘The Bakewell Bake Off’ (licensed by Rogers & Hammerstein Europe) and lyrics for ‘Santas New Sleigh’ (UK Tour).
Original Cast Recording: ‘The Bakewell Bake Off’ (SimG Productions).
Training: Patrick Studios Australia (Performing Arts)
Theatre Includes: Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour); Heaven On Earth Musical (Workshop); Anything Goes (Sheffield Crucible and UK Tour); Associate Musical Director in Barry Humphries ‘Eat! Pray! Laugh!’ Farewell Tour (West End and Australian, UK, New Zealand Tour); Cinderella (Manchester Opera House); Dance Captain in Cinderella (Bristol Hippodrome); Swing in Warner Bro’s Looney Tunes Classroom Capers (Australian/Singapore Tour);
TV Includes: First season of The Voice Australia on ‘Team Joel’ (Nine Network Australia); The Jonathon Ross Show with Dame Edna (ITV); Michael McIntyre’s Night at the Coliseum with Anything Goes (BBC); Kids WB (Nine Network Australia)
Nick is also a pianist and orchestrator/arranger who first studied his Bachelor of Music in Melbourne, Australia.
Training: Trinity College of Music and London School of Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Understudied and played Glinda in ‘Wicked’ (UK Tour), Understudied and played Cosette in the 25th Anniversary Production of ‘Les Miserables’ (International Tour, London Barbican & Theâtre du Chatelet, Paris), Cinderella in ‘Cinderella’ alongside Joe McElderry (Hayes), Rosa Budd in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ West End Revival (Arts Theatre); Kathy Kirby in ‘Kathy Kirby: Icon’ (Etcetera Theatre); Yum-Yum in Hot Mikado (Landor Theatre); European Premiere of ‘Thirteen Days the Musical’ (Arcola Theatre); Wendy in Peter Pan (Basildon Towngate Theatre); Secretary in ‘My Favourite Madman’ (Tristan Bates Theatre).
Concerts include: Soloist for The Lord Mayor of the City of London’s Summer Banquet (Guild Hall, London); soloist for ‘The Musical World of Charles Dickens’ (National Portrait Gallery), both in association with Concordia foundation. Featured cast member in ‘Les Miserables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary’ at the O2 Arena, London.
TV & Recordings include: “Les Miz Live!” 25th Anniversary Cast live recording; “Les Miz at 25; Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream” (BBC); The Classical Brit Awards (ITV); The Royal Variety Performance (ITV).
Victoria recently worked alongside celebrated British Jazz pianist, Jason Rebello, and producer Steven A. Williams to create a brand new genre of music; classical/jazz crossover.
Their track ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’ is available for purchase on iTunes.
Natalie graduated from Colin’s Performing Arts College in 2007 but made her West End debut at the age of nine performing as Charity and Brat in the original company of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s ‘Whistle Down the Wind’, she then performed at the Kings Head Theatre as Melinda in Timothy Childs’ production of ‘Inherit the Wind’. Other credits include; Sour Kangaroo in ‘Seussical’ (London’s Arts Theatre), lead vocalist for Royal Caribbean and P& O Cruise lines; Jackie Scolari in ‘They Shoot Horses Don’t They’, directed by Christopher Lane, Jan in ‘Grease’ (European Tour), Robin in ‘Godspell’ (Union Theatre), Thea in ‘Spring Awakening’ (UK Tour), Monteen, Factory Girl in ‘Parade’ (Southwark Playhouse), Vocal Coach in ‘The Fix’ and lead vocalist at the Woman’s Inspiration Award UK/LA. Wicked Uk and Ireland Tour. Natalie Has just finished in the latest production on “Hair” in Manchester and will be retiring to the show in October at the Vaults theatre to celebrate its 50th year.