THE SCREENING ROOM: Happy Birthday, Elaine Paige (Video)

By Playbill Staff
March 5, 2013

Olivier Award-winning actress Elaine Paige, last seen on Broadway as unstoppable showbiz survivor Carlotta Campion in the revival of Follies, celebrates her birthday March 5. In celebration, Playbill.com looks back at the singer's award-winning career. 



Paige has been seen in productions of Evita, Cats, Sunset Boulevard, Chess and Anything Goes, among others. The singer recently launched her first-ever U.S. concert tour, which will include a stop at New York's The Town Hall March 9. Read the recent Playbill.com Diva Talk with Paige, who talks about the tour

For more on Paige's theatrical career, visit the Playbill Vault

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"I'm Still Here":

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.

"I Know Him So Well" with Barbara Dickson:

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.

"From a Distance":

"Don't Cry For Me Argentina" at the Olivier Awards:

"It's Only Life":

"Take a Bow":

"Secrets":