Her appearance in Crazy For You (nominated for an Olivier Award) at the Prince Edward Theatre established her as one of the most popular stars in the West End. Later roles included Nancy in Oliver! (London Palladium), She Loves Me (Savoy Theatre; her first Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical), and Roxie in Chicago (voted the ‘Most Popular Musical Actress of the past 25 years’ by Theatregoers).
Appearances in New York included Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 and the plays The Vagina Monologues and The Other Woman.
In concert she has toured the UK, USA and Australia. Recordings include ‘The Ruthie Henshall Album’. Her book So You Want To Be In Musicals was published in 2012; in 2013 she toured the UK with her show ‘An Intimate Evening with Ruthie Henshall’.
The Orchestra was delighted to return to many summer music festivals in 2018, appearing at Hampton Court Palace, Royal Hospital Chelsea, Kenwood House and Rochester Castle, to name a few. Other high profile projects included two performances at Wembley Arena of a Game of Thrones programme to capacity crowds, a gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall to mark the tercentenary of the Freemasons movement, and a sold-out performance also at the Royal Albert Hall with 2Cellos.
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