JANIE DEE as Margery in Hand to God at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Janie is a multi-award winning actress, singer and musical theatre performer.
Her work on stage has earned her the Olivier, Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Best Actress Awards for the leading role in Comic Potential in the West End and on Broadway as well as the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Carousel at the National Theatre.
She has worked extensively with writer and director Alan Ayckbourn, originating the roles of JC 333 in Comic Potential, Joanna in House and Garden, and Amanda in Dreams from a Summerhouse. Her work with Director Peter Hall includes Much Ado About Nothing, Betrayal and Design For Living.
Lead roles in classic West End musicals include: Cats, My One and Only (Olivier Award Nomination), Mack and Mabel, and audiences outside London have been able to enjoy her performances in many shows including her starring role as Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly! at the Curve Theatre, Leicester for which she received a TMA UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Musical this year.
She is a leading light in the resurgent cabaret scene and regularly champions new musical theatre writing. Her screen credits include Me and Orson Welles, Harold Pinter: A Celebration and Dare to be Wild. Her television credits includes: In Love With Shakespeare, Death in Holy Orders and The Murder Room and House of Cards.
Recent dramatic roles include: Irina Arkadina in Chekov’s The Seagull (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness! (Young Vic), 84 Charing Cross Road (Salisbury Playhouse),Desiree Armfeldt in a Gala Concert performance of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (Palace Theatre), Blithe Spirit opposite Angela Lansbury and Charles Edwards, Michael Frayn’s Noises Off at The Old Vic and in the West End, and Lucy Kirkwood’s NSFW at the Royal Court, which earned her a fourth Olivier nomination.