Friday, May 25

Michelle Ryan to play Sally Bowles with Will Young as Emcee in Cabaret

As already mentioned Rufus Norris’ Olivier-award winning production of the musical Cabaret stars Will Young making his West End debut as the enigmatic Emcee. The production is going on a four week tour from 3rd September prior to a run at the Savoy Theatre running from 3rd October until 19th January 2013.

Ex EastEnders actress (she played Zoe Slater) and Bionic Woman Michelle Ryan has been cast as Sally Bowles. She has no musical theatre credits but is a mezzo soprano who studied singing and dancing.

Luckily Sally isn’t supposed to be a great singer and  Ryan said: "It’s one of those roles that’s like a gift.  Sally is quite delusional. She’s not the best singer, she’s not a performer, but she has this kind of spirit that takes her through it all".

In her next  The Man Inside which is due out in July she plays a character  who sings. "I had to get my voice up to scratch for the film. I’ve been working with a voice coach for two years, so you could say that when Cabaret came along I was ready."

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