West End star Kerry Ellis recently wrote article for the Huffington Pst, in which she urges tourists to see a show while in London for the 2012 Olympics. Ellis writes: 'Theatre is part of the city's lifeblood and I know I'm not alone when I say that the Olympic Games this summer is a wonderful opportunity to introduce many of the fantastic shows currently being performed in the capital to the thousands of people visiting the city in July, most for the first time.'
She continues: 'Theatre has been a huge part of my life and throughout the years I have learnt how much it affects people. There will be so many tourists who have never seen a show before and this is the perfect time for them to give one a go.'
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Kerry Ellis left London's WICKED on June 7, 2008 before beginning performances at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on June 17, 2008. Following her Broadway engagement, Ellis returned to the London production. Her other credits include 'Fantine' in LES MISERABLES in the West End and 'Ellen' in the UK national tour of MISS SAIGON.
Kerry also created the role of 'Meat' in the originAl West End cast of the Queen/Ben Elton musical WE WILL ROCK YOU at the Dominion Theatre and took part in the Queen's Golden Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace. In 2001, Kerry understudied the role of 'Eliza Doolittle' in Trevor Nunn's production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY at The National Theatre and Drury Lane, playing the role opposite Jonathan Pryce on many occasions.
Other credits include the national tour of 'Magic of the Musicals' and 'Mary' in Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. Recent workshops include WAY BEYOND BLUE, written by Imogen Stubbs and directed by Trevor Nunn, and the title role in HELEN OF TROY, directed by Gary Griffin.