British musical theatre star Louise Dearman is widely known through her many performances in London’s West End, UK National Tours and the UK and International Concert Arena. Louise’s career began in the late nineties after she graduated from Laine Theatre Arts which has been the training ground for many established artists and celebrities of today. Amidst her busy working schedule, Louise enjoys life, at home, in her sleepy cottage in the countryside where she lives with her family including, Alan (a miniature Dachshund) and Geoffrey (a Chihuahua/Jack Russell cross ). Louise’s rural lifestyle allows for keeping fit, long country walks and time spent on her new found hobby, gardening. Louise also contributes some of her time to charity. Each year, Louise produces a concert at the Grove Theatre in Dunstable raising funds for various charities as well as performing at concerts across Europe. Louise has just completed the London to Brighton bike ride for the British Heart Foundation.
Theatre credits include: Narrator in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” (UK Tour), Jan in “Grease” (Victoria Palace Theatre and UK Tour), Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls” (UK Tour), Mimi in “Guys and Dolls” (Piccadilly Theatre), Debbie in “Debbie Does Dallas” (Edinburgh Festival), Grizabella in “Cats” (Cyprus), Eva Peron in “Evita” (UK Tour), The Woman in “Tell Me On A Sunday” (International), Soloist in “Judy” (UK Tour), Mrs D in the world premiere of “The Waterbabies” (Leicester Curve), Glinda in “Wicked” (Apollo Victoria) and Elphaba in “Wicked” (Apollo Victoria). Louise is noted for being the first and only actress to have played both leading roles in the hit musical “Wicked”! Currently, Louise is touring in the UK production of “Guys and Dolls”, playing the role of Miss Adelaide.
Concert credits as a soloist include: Lois Lane in BBC Proms “Kiss Me Kate” (Royal Albert Hall), Bernstein at the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall), Halle Orchestra (Bridgewater Hall), Halle Orchestra (Tatton Park), Gershwin Live with the John Wilson Orchestra (UK Tour), West End Christmas (Usher Hall, Edinburgh), Christmas Proms (Royal Albert Hall), Stars of the West End (Paris), “Cole Porter in Hollywood” with the John Wilson Orchestra (Snape Maltings Concert Hall), “Of Thee I Sing” (Royal Festival Hall), “Bond Spectacular” with the Manchester Camerata (Bridgewater Hall), “Children of Eden” (Prince of Wales Theatre), “Movies and Musicals” (Apollo Victoria and Swansea Grand), “Bond and Beyond” with the London Concert Orchestra (Royal Festival Hall and UK Tour), “An Evening of Marvin Hamlisch” (St. James Theatre), 100 Years at The Alhambra Theatre (Bradford), “Last Night of the Christmas Proms” (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Cadogan Hall), “Best of Broadway” (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra), “Hollywood in Vienna” (ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna).
Louise Dearman in concert includes: Leicester Square Theatre, St. James Theatre, Bush Hall, GAY, Louise Dearman and Kerry Ellis (Prince Edward Theatre). Louise also produces an annual charity concert at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable.
Other concert work: Louise has sung the National Anthem at the Capital One Cup Final (Wembley Arena), the Olivier Awards (Piazza Covent Garden), West End Live (Trafalgar Square) and has also guested with Josh Groban, Michael Ball, Scott Alan, Ramin Karimloo and Lee Mead on UK and international tour.
Radio and Television: Lois Lane in BBC Proms “Kiss Me Kate” (BBC2). Louise is a regular guest on “Friday Night is Music Night” for (BBC Radio 2), the voice of Clara (Confused.com) and has recorded for Heart, Magic and Capital FM.
Louise Dearman’s first solo album “You And I” was released in 2005 and was followed by “Here Comes the Sun” (Big Hand Recordings - 2012), “It’s Time” (Silva Screen - 2013), “Bond and Beyond” (EP -2014) and recordings with composer Richard Kagan.
Other recordings include: Marti Pellow, Kimberley Walsh, Scott Alan, Shayne Ward, Steve Balsamo, “Christmas in New York”, “The Route to Happiness”,“ Lift, “Scrapbook”, “More With Every Line”, “All Things in Time”, “Songs”, “Somewhere In The Audience”.
Louise Dearman & Mark Evans released their book “Secrets of Stage Success” in Spring 2015, published by Nick Hern Books. Two of the biggest musical-theatre stars working today answer questions submitted by the public on a wide range of theatrical topics.
As of August 2016