Ruthie Henshall – the internationally acclaimed star of Chicago and Les Misérables – is set to release her fourth solo album in 2013.
The album will feature songs highlighting Ruthie's twenty-five year career in musical theatre as a selection of popular songs from her concert performances.
In a unique move, the singer is also offering her fans the chance to have their say on what songs they'd like her to record. Encouraged to choose songs that they might not have heard Ruthie sing yet, fans can nominate songs they'd like to see added to Ruthie's repertoire or they can vote from an existing list via a poll on Ruthie's official website (www.ruthiehenshall.com). The singer will choose her favourites from the top ten choices, which will feature on the new CD along with her own personal choices.
"I know there are songs that people would love to hear me sing. Here's a chance to tell me what they are! I am open to suggestions for old and new songs. Help me to make the best recording to celebrate my twenty-five years in the business! I want your ideas!"
All entries received by Friday 14 September will go in to a draw to win the "Ultimate Ruthie Package", which includes:
Cast Recordings (including Les Misérables Tenth Anniversary Concert, Chicago, She Loves Me, Crazy For You, The Complete Miss Saigon and more!); Solo Recordings (Pilgrim, plus rare copies of Ruthie Henshall sings Gershwin: Love Is Here To Stay and The Ruthie Henshall Album); Book: So You Want To Be In Musicals – by Ruthie Henshall; DVDs (Putting It Together, Les Misérables Tenth Anniversary Concert)
The lucky winner will also receive a personalised dedication on the CD liner notes, and a personally autographed copy of the CD when it is released.
The winner will be announced (via Ruthie's email mailing list, Twitter and Facebook) on Monday 17th September.
The album, which will be recorded in London, will be produced by Enda Markey. More details will be announced in the coming months.
Ruthie Henshall is a long established star of the West End and Broadway. She played Maggie in the UK tour of A Chorus Line, followed by her West End debut in Cats. Other appearances in the West End include the original casts of Crazy For You, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, The Woman In White, Peggy Sue Got Married, She Loves Me and Marguerite. She played Fantine in Les Misérables at the Palace Theatre and as part of the tenth anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall. She has starred in both leading roles in Chicago in the West End and on Broadway. Other appearances in New York include The Vagina Monologues, Miss Saigon and Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together. Ruthie's TV appearances include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Law & Order, The Sound of Musicals and Dancing On Ice. Ruthie's solo recordings include: Love Is Here To Stay, The Ruthie Henshall Album and Pilgrim.