Ruthie Henshall in 42nd Street

Olivier Award-winning actress Ruthie Henshall stars as Dorothy Brick in 42nd Street at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Ruthie recently appeared as Fosca in a reimagining of Sondheim’s Passion at the Hope Mill Theatre. 

Ruthie Henshall’s four decade career has seen her perform many of musical theatres iconic roles in the West End and on Broadway. Nominated for five Olivier awards, she won Best Actress in a Musical for Amalia in She Loves Me.

Ruthie Henshall has the honour of being the only British actress to have played all three leading female roles in Chicago, having originated the role of Roxie Hart when the show first opened in London in 1997, then returning to play Velma Kelly and then play Mama Morton.

Ruthie Henshall’s previous theatre roles

Ruthie’s numerous theatre roles include Roxie and Velma in Chicago on Broadway, Marion Halcome in The Woman in White, the title roles in Peggy Sue Got Married and Marguerite, Fantine in Les Misérables, Nancy in Oliver, Polly Baker in Crazy For You, Jemima in Cats,  Ellen in Miss Saigon and most recently Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot The Musical.

Her extensive theatrical credits include Grizabella in Cats, Fantine in Les Miserables, Nancy in Oliver!, Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly and Mama Morton in Chicago, Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot and Amalia Balash in She Loves Me. Throughout her career she has also appeared in the original London productions of Miss Saigon, Children of Eden, Crazy for You, The Woman in White, Peggy Sue Got Married and Marguerite.

Ruthie Henshall’s TV roles

Ruthie’s TV credits include The Case, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sound of Musicals, Law and Order, The Mysteries of 71st Street. Henshall was a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice and appeared on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! in 2020.

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