Here is some of our great customised merchandise for this performer. Also check out:
- our general #StageFaves merchandise in the Main Shop
Kerry Ellis has fast become recognized as the First Lady of West End musicals from her starring roles in London and on Broadway, she has also achieved chart-topping success as a recording artist signed to Universal Decca with her debut album Anthems.
Kerry originated the role of Meat, in Queen's We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in the West End smash, Wicked. She then immediately transferred to Broadway and played Elphaba at the Gershwin Theater for 6 months, where she won the Broadway.com Audience Award for Favourite Female Breakthrough Performance, before returning to London for 6 months in 2009. Her many other leading role credits include Nancy in Oliver! at the London Palladium, Eliza Doolittle My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables.
Kerry's first major CD release was the amazing Wicked in Rock, which is still flying high in the Dress Circle's bestseller list. Wicked in Rock was collaboration with long time friend and Queen guitarist, Brian May. This led to her being signed to Universal as a solo recording artist and 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: The Concert throughout 2011, which kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall. She has performed internationally promoting the album, including performances at the Royal Variety Performance, at the Laurence Olivier Awards, duetting with Barry Manilow on BBC Television and Radio, at G.A.Y., on Loose Women, Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC Breakfast, at the Henley Festival alongside John Barrowman, the Queen's Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and most recently a run of An Audience With Kerry Ellis at the Shaw Theatre.
Other performances include singing the National Anthem for the FA Cup match at Wembley Stadium/live on Sky Sports, a sold out tour of Champions of Rock in Sweden, and playing Svetlana to critical acclaim in Chess at the Royal Albert Hall opposite Idina Menzel and Josh Groban, which was released on DVD and CD and screened on US network television, Thank You For The Music the BBC Radio 2 ABBA concert in Hyde Park, Night of 1000 Voices, The Festival of Remembrance (both Royal Albert Hall) and she headlined the BBC Proms in the Park 2010.
She has recorded Somebody to Love which features on the new best selling Only Men Aloud album Band of Brothers, Come What May with Alfie Boe on his first album Bring Him Home and Wind Beneath My Wings with the Central Band of the RAF on their top ten album Reach For The Skies.
Workshops include Way Beyond Blue, written by Imogen Stubbs and directed by Trevor Nunn, was special guest star at the recent charity gala performance of Children of Eden at the Prince of Wales Theatre.
Kerry headlined at the 2012 'Night of a 1000 voices' and performed and recorded her own Friday Night is Music special for BBC Radio 2, she has also performed a one woman show for a weeks residency at the new Hippodrome venue in Leicester Square. Also in 2012 she has been involved in the Les Miserables feature film alongside headlining various festivals across the country.
Kerry performed her own one woman show at the London Palladium, where she brought together the four British Elphaba's to sing Defying Gravity. In 2014 she returned to play the role of Elphaba in Wicked in the West End for a limited run. Her other recent musical credits include Grizabella in Cats (London Palladium) and, in 2016, the UK premiere of Off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad (Arts Theatre).
2016 schedule About West End LIVE Celebrating its 12th year in 2016, West End LIVE is a free, two-day musical extravaganz showcasing the best of West End theatre. It regularly attracts more than 500,000 people to watch live performances from dozens of West End musicals over the course of the weekend and is the largest event of its type in the ...
About West End LIVE Celebrating its 13th year in 2017, West End LIVE is a free, two-day musical extravaganza showcasing the best of West End theatre. It regularly attracts more than 500,000 people to watch live performances from dozens of West End musicals over the course of the weekend and is the largest event of its type in the world. West End ...
On 12 May 2019 at London’s Eventim Apollo there will be two concerts of The Best of… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and there are plenty of West End and international stars lining up to take part. They include Adam Pascal, Kerry Ellis, Judy Kuhn, Debbie Kurup, Rob Houchen, and that’s just a few. Are you trying out your air guitar in readiness?
Star of West End and Broadway, Kerry Ellis has recorded a song "A Million Dreams" from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN with 1000 students from West End Stage, in support of Childline. They also released a video which you can watch below...
A stream of A-listers including Paul McCartney, Bryan Cranston, Judi Dench, Henry Cavill, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Black, Steve Martin and more have contributed to a music video for ‘The Hero – A West End & Friends Tribute’ alongside stars of London’s West End (Charlie Stemp, Marisha Wallace, Cleve September, Kerry Ellis and oodles more #StageFaves). Everyone involved wished to pay thanks to servicemen and women around the world and to raise money for the UK charity, Help For Heroes.
Live At Zédel’s summer season is packed with your #StageFaves plus there’s also shows like I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical and Heart of Winter to look forward to.
It's been FAR too long but CHESS is finally back in the West End and it officially opens this week!! We knew we wanted to celebrate with #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek but there are so many amazing songs in the show we had a hard time deciding! In the end we went with one we don't think gets enough recognition. Our #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek this week is Idina Menzel singing "Nobody's Side"...