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Kathryn Evans  

Kathryn played the title role for 18 months in the original West End production of Evita, directed by Harold Prince at the Prince Edward Theatre in London, before leading the show in its record-breaking run at the Opera House, Manchester, where she won the Manchester Evening News Readers’ Award for the Performance of the Year. She has played Eve in Applause (Manchester Library Theatre Company); Dorothy Flynn in the American cult musical, Niteclub Confidential (London Playhouse); Irene Molloy in the national tour of Hello, Dolly! with Dora Bryan; Erma in Cole Porter’s Anything Goes (Prince Edward Theatre, London); Cecily in another American cult show, The Case of the Dead Flamingo Dancer (Leatherhead and Bromley); Olive in Radio Times (Birmingham Rep and Queen’s Theatre, London); Marian Paroo in The Music Man; Maisie in Candlelight (Arts Council tour); title role in Hot Stuff (Leicester Haymarket); Rose in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love (directed by Gale Edwards, first national tour and the Prince of Wales Theatre, London); Maria in The Sound of Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Edith Piaf in Piaf (Leicester Haymarket); Lottie in Mack and Mabel (in its first ever West End production at London’s Piccadilly Theatre); Lily Garland in On the Twentieth Century (Bridewell Theatre, London); Something Wonderful (Rodgers and Hammerstein compilation – national tour); Violet in The Fix (directed by Sam Mendes, Donmar Warehouse); Side by Side by Sondheim (Greenwich); The Witch in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and Anna in Kander and Ebb’s The Rink (Leicester Haymarket) and Mona in Dames at Sea (Devonshire Theatre, Eastbourne and on tour). She played Desiree in Paul Kerryson’s acclaimed production of A Little Night Music (Leicester Haymarket); Vera in Pal Joey (Ipswich New Wolsey and Nottingham Playhouse); Sally in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies (Royal Festival Hall) and Peggy Porterfield in On Your Toes (Leicester and the Royal Festival Hall). Kathryn also played Mrs Darling in Peter Pan (Savoy Theatre) and Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance at the same venue. She has also played lead roles in four of the Lost Musicals at the Barbican: Jubilee, Bloomer Girl, Strike up the Band, and Sweet Adeline.

Kathryn has appeared extensively on TV including two Royal Variety Shows, The Lawrence Olivier Awards, Pebble Mill, Good Morning (BBC1); This Morning (ITV); CNN; Talking Telephone Numbers (ITV) and The National Lottery Live (BBC1); Tiger Bastable with Tony Slattery (Central); and in Hey, Mr Producer. She can be heard on the Original London Cast albums of Anything Goes, Radio Times, Mack and Mabel, The Fix, and on Aspects of Lloyd Webber (with John Barrowman), The Musicality of Rodgers and Hart and Success.

Kathryn is delighted to be reprising the role of Norma Desmond which she played at the Watermill Theatre earlier in the year, for which she was nominated for a TMA award for the best performance in a musical.

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