About Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke will play the role of Roxie Hart in the multi award-winning Kander & Ebb musical CHICAGO at the Phoenix Theater, London.
Alexandra Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008, and currently stands as one of the most successful winners of the show.
Her winning performance of ‘Hallelujah‘ alongside Beyonce is still remembered as an all-time highlight across all The X Factor seasons.
Most recently Alexandra played Svetlana alongside Michael Ball in the first major West End production of Chess – the much loved 1984 musical from ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Evita).
Alexandra was also a finalist in BBC Strictly Come Dancing where she partnered with Gorka Marquez.
Three-time Brit nominee Alexandra’s debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. Her debut album ‘Overcome’ saw the release of subsequent number one singles ‘Bad Boys’ and ‘Start Without You’.
Alexandra Burke’s previous theatre roles
Alexandra Burke made her West End debut in 2014 playing the lead role of Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard musical. She also starred in the UK tour which followed.
In August 2016, Alexandra starred as Deloris Van Cartier in the musical Sister Act, a new production directed by Craig Revel Horwood which toured the UK.
What role does Alexandra Burke play
Alexandra Burke will play the role of murderess chorus girl Roxie Hart – an aspiring vaudevillian who is sent to jail for murdering her lover.
What is Chicago about
In roaring twenties Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap…until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie.
Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune, and acquittal.
This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score that sparked immortal staging by Bob Fosse.
Chicago The Musical is booking until 5 January 2019 at the Phoenix Theatre, London.