Kerry Ellis to Embark on First Solo U.K. Tour | Playbill

News Kerry Ellis to Embark on First Solo U.K. Tour
Kerry Ellis is to embark on her first solo U.K. tour, following her successful solo debut at the London Palladium in May 2013.

The tour will launch at Leicester's Curve Sept. 27, then visit Yeovil, Barnstaple, Horsham, Leeds, Birmingham, Durham, Stevenage, Harlow, Bury St. Edmunds and Shrewsbury, before culminating at London's Cadogan Hall, Oct. 26.

In a press statement she stated, "The Palladium show was such a thrill for me it feels only right to be touring the U.K. with my first solo show. I have such loyal fans that it will be amazing to share and perform all the tracks from my new album. After all as the new album is being made in association with Pledge my fans are essentially helping me make it."

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" with Brian May of Queen. 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 at the end of 2012.

On stage, she originated the role of Meat in Queen's We Will Rock You and was the first British Elphaba in Wicked, subsequently reprising the role on Broadway, then returning to the West End company for another six-month stint in 2009. Other leading roles include Nancy in Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Ellen in Miss Saigon and Fantine in Les Miserables.

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