THE SCREENING ROOM: Our Favorite Elaine Paige Musical Moments

By Playbill Staff
January 14, 2012

Olivier Award-winning actress Elaine Paige is currently starring as unstoppable showbiz survivor Carlotta Campion in the Broadway revival of Follies.



The Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman musical will conclude its Broadway run Jan. 22 prior to a Los Angeles engagement at the Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre beginning May 9. Paige will be among the Broadway cast members who will repeat their work on the West Coast.

Before Paige packs up her black sable and heads west, Playbill.com decided to pick out some of our favorite musical moments from her career that has spanned Evita, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Chess and Anything Goes, to name a few.

The first Evita belts out "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" for a special concert of Andrew Lloyd Webber's music.

The original Grizabella, revisiting "Memory" for the film of Cats

Paige took on Norma Desmond both in London and New York, ultimately becoming the last actress to star in Sunset Boulevard on Broadway. Here's a look at "As If We Never Said Goodbye" on set.

Paige and Michael Ball take on the sweeping ballad "You and I" from Chess.(Click here.)

Another Chess favorite: "Nobody's Side." Gotta love the 1980's promo video.

Paige inhabiting "the sparrow" during her acclaimed run in Pam Gems' Piaf.

Paige and John Barrowman performing "You're the Top" from the revival of Anything Goes.

Paige joins Susan Boyle for a duet of "I Know Him So Well" from Chess.

Though she never played the role, Paige makes Fantine's "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables her own.

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A television performance of "You Must Love Me," the new ballad written for the 1996 film of Evita.