Kerry Ellis is recognised as the leading lady of West End and Broadway musicals, with a number of starring roles in London, New York, and around the world. She has 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 worldwide smash, Wicked, for which she won the 2008 Whatsonstage.com Award for ‘Best Takeover in a Role’. She then headed to Broadway to play 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 in the role for a further 6 months. Her other leading role credits include Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, Nancy in Oliver!, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables, Sara in Murder Ballad amongst many others. Kerry’s first major CD release was Wicked in Rock, which was top of Dress Circle’s bestseller list constantly. Wicked in Rock was a collaboration with long-time friend and Queen guitarist Brian May. Other performances include singing the National Anthem for the FA Cup final at Wembley, 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 (subsequently 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, and The Festival of Remembrance both at the Royal Albert Hall, she also headlined the BBC Proms in the Park 2010. Kerry was involved in the Les Miserables feature film as well as headlining various festivals across the country, 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. Kerry also toured with the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent playing the role of Mimi. Kerry’s dream of performing her first solo concert at the London Palladium came true in May 2013. The concert was such a huge success that it led to a thirteen date tour across the UK finishing at The Cadogan Hall. Kerry continued her long term working relationship with Queen guitar legend Brian May with a tour of Europe in the summer of 2016 and the release of Anthems 2. In April 2017 Kerry and Brian teamed up again for their latest album ‘Golden Days’. Brian says Kerry has 'Britain's Most Wonderful Voice'. Kerry's self-title solo album is available on iTunes and from her website www.kerryellis.com Enjoy an evening with Kerry Ellis as she takes you through her life in shows and performances all over the world, West End and Broadway and touring with Brian May. Telling stories and singing songs we all know and love.