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Sarah Brightman 
Rose Vibert
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Sarah Brightman made her theatrical debut at the age of thirteen in I and Albert at the Piccadilly Theatre, London. At sixteen, she was a member of the dance group Pans People and then, at eighteen, she joined Arlene Phillips’ dance group Hot Gossip.

In 1981, Miss Brightman performed in Cats at the New London Theatre as a member of the original cast. In 1982 she premiered Charles Strouse’s opera for children, The Nightingale, at the Buxton Festival. She repeated the role in London at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.

In 1985, she premiered Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem in New York and London for which she received a Grammy nomination as Best New Classical Artist. In the same year she also played the role of Valencienne in The Merry Widow for the New Sadler’s Wells Opera.

Miss Brightman created the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera which opened in October 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. She subsequently premiered the role when the show opened on Broadway in January 1988, for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk award.

Sarah Brightman performed in the 1985 and the 1987 Royal Variety Shows and is also a successful British recording artist, with four Top Ten singles: “I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper” (1978), “Pie Jesu” (1985), “The Phantom of the Opera” (1987) and “All I Ask of You” (1986). She has had two Number One albums; Requiem (Classical Charts 1985); The Phantom of the Opera (1987) and she has appeared on the cast albums of The Nightingale (1982) and Song and Dance (1984). In early 1988, Miss Brightman completed a recording of folk songs by Benjamin Britten (on the HMV-Angel label) and portrayed Carrie on the new MCA recording of Carousel. In 1989 she completed her solo album The Songs That Got Away which was successful both in Britain and the United States.

Miss Brightman’s live performances have included engagements at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow with the Moscow Philharmonic Society Orchestra, and the Waldbuehne in Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Earlier this year she starred in Aspects of Love on Broadway, playing Rose Vibert. Recently, Miss Brightman has toured the United States and played the Prince Edward Theatre in London with The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Sarah is currently working on a new album with A&M records and is living in California.


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Michael Praed 
Alex Dillingham
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Michael trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

On leaving drama school he spend a season at the Nuffield Theatre, Southampton, where he appeared in The Tempest, Leave Him to Heaven, Beauty and the Beast and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and was Musical Director and composed original music for The Servant of Two Masters. He then played Jesus in Godspell and Tom in The Knack at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester. Michael then created the role of Gabriel in Rockstar at the Civic Theatre in Chesterfield.

Michael’s first West End appearance was as Frederick in the original cast of The Pirates of Penzance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane with Tim Curry, Pamela Stephenson and George Cole. He then created the role of Aladdin in the premiere production of Abbacadabra with Elaine Paige and music by Abba at the Lyric Theatre.

On Broadway, Michael played D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers at the Broadway Theatre.

Michael has appeared in a number of television programmes including; The Gentle Touch, The Professionals, Rothko, Live from Her Majesty’s and The Entertainers before taking the title role in the television series Robin of Sherwood for HTV and Goldcrest Films. The award-winning series has been shown all over the world and was recently the recipient of the prestigious Jampton Award for Excellence in Television and Cable Television in Hollywood.

He subsequently appeared as Prince Michael of Moldavia in Dynasty for the ABC network. Michael’s film credits include Nightflyers for Vista Films and Son of Darkness which is scheduled for release at the end of this year. He has just finished filming Writer’s Block opposite Morgan Fairchild in Hollywood. Most recently Michael played Billy Bigelow in the Tivoli Theatre’s production of Carousel.


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Barrie Ingham 
George Dillingham
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Barrie Ingham’s distinctions include a Drama Logue award (Broadway Musical, Best Performance), a Southern California Motion Picture Council award for Carl in The Jerk, Too, the Australian Theatre Most Distinguished Actor award for a solo show, The Actor; being an RSC Associate Artist, a National Theatre Player, a producer (with Harold Fielding), of Hans Anderson (Palladium), professor at the University of Texas, theatre consultant to Baylor University, and a member of the Old Vic Company, where he first played leading roles in London.

He starred on Broadway as Uriah Heep in Copperfield, Pellimore in Camelot and Claudio in Much Ado, as Sir John in Me and My Girl (US No 1 national Tour), has been leading man to Angela Lansbury in Gypsy, Maggie Smith in Snap, Margaret Lockwood in Double Edge, Rachel Roberts in Happy Haven, Susannah York in Private Lives and Irene Worth in Bay at Nice, as Jingle to Harry Secome’s Pickwick, and in a dozen West End musicals, plays and revues.

He distinguished himself classically at the RSC and NT as Brutus, Leontes, Andrew Aguecheek, Lord Foppington, Dazzle, Beverly Carlton and the Duke in Measure for Measure, and created Buffalo Bill in Indians, Lalo in Criminals and Arthur Robinson in The American Clock. In Hollywood, his television debut (John Barrymore) led to a score of starring roles in television movies and mini-series, notably in George Washington, Anthony and Cleopatra, Agatha Christie’s Sparkling Cyanide and The Emperor’s New Clothes and the fun of “guest starring” on series like Murder She Wrote, Hotel, The A-Team and the new Star Trek.

British television includes starring in six series: Funny Man, Hine – title role, The Power Game, The Caesars, The Victorians and Beyond a Joke.

Feature film performances range from the title role in Challenge for Robin Hood to George St Clair in Day of the Jackal.


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Grania Renihan 
Giulietta Trapani
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Grania began her career as a country and rock singer based in Ireland. She spent two years singing with various bands in Ireland and toured the Continent with Jim Farley. She appeared on Irish television on a number of occasions and was awarded RTE’s Best Country Singer award.

In 1984 she made her theatre debut playing the star role of Joan of Arc in rock musical Voices opposite Colm Wilkinson at the Olympic Theatre, Dublin as a result of which she was invited to appear with Wilkinson and Marti Webb in the RTE Gala Concerts at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. She then came to Britain and joined the cast of The Pirates of Penzance at the Manchester Opera House for a season, following which she went on tour as Janet in The Rocky Horror Show and appeared as Principal Girl in the pantomime Dick Whittington opposite Tommy Boyd.

At the end of this engagement she joined the original cast of Chess at the Prince Edward Theatre where she appeared for six months in the role of Svetlana before taking over the starring role of Florence.

She recently made her BBC radio debut as guest singer on The Radio Orchestra Show and was a guest for RTE’s Saint Patrick’s Night Special last year. In January 1989 she took part in the British premiere of Starting Here, Starting Now, in a major gala performance at the Playhouse Theatre, London, and in April 1990 she was invited by the Odense Symphony Orchestra to Denmark to give two concert performances of Chess. She has just starred as Fantine in Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre, and played the role of Giulietta in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love when it was first performed at its tryout at the Sydmonton Festival, prior to its West End run.


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Paul Bentley 
Marcel Richard
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Paul Bentley’s recent appearances in West End musicals include playing Roscoe in Follies, Gus and Growltiger in Cats, Bazzard in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore at the Old Vic, the latter gaining him a nomination for the Olivier Awards as Best Actor in a Musical.

He has also played Tito Merelli in Lend Me A Tenor at the Globe among many other stage credits. He has been assistant director at the Newcastle Playhouse, and artistic director of the Byre Theatre, St Andrews.

He wrote the lyrics of the award-winning musical Shylock, originally staged at the Edinburgh Festival before being freely adapted as Fire Angel at Her Majesty’s.

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Diana Morrison 
Young Jenny
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Diana Morrison was born in Swansea in 1969, but has lived most of her life in London.

While at the Arts Educational School she danced with the Festival Ballet in The Nutcracker and was a member of the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Choir.

Diana created the role of Jenny, beginning with the demonstration recording, and then at the concert premiere performance of Aspects of Love at the Sydmonton Festival in 1988. Later that year she played the lead role of Anne in the BBC TV serial The Watch House.

Diana has played the part of the older Jenny on stage since the show opened and sings both the younger and the older Jenny on the original cast recordings of Aspects of Lov


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Alicia Davies 
Young Jenny
Susannah Meredith 
Young Jenny
Scarlett Vaigncourt Strallen 
Young Jenny
Dorothy Vernon 
Elizabeth
Gareth Snook 
Hugo LeMeunier
Vanessa Barrett 
Swing
Sharon Byatt 
Swing
Felix Medina 
Swing
Misha 
Swing
Lydia Barrett 
Ensemble
Clare Burt 
Ensemble
Stephen J Colley 
Ensemble
Michael Dewidney 
Ensemble
Hal Fowler 
Ensemble
Stephanie Johns 
Ensemble
David Lyndon 
Ensemble
Ian Mackenzie Stewart 
Ensemble
Simon Masterton-Smith 
Ensemble
Christopher Molloy 
Alex Dillingham
Anita Pashley 
Alex Dillingham
Tom Healey 
Ensemble
Renee Unsworth 
Ensemble
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