Laura Michelle Kelly, the Olivier Award-winning musical theatre actress who won critical acclaim for her lead role in Disney’s triumphant London stage production of Mary Poppins, returns to the UK in 2019 to perform at London’s Cadogan Hall.
Having spent a year and a half in New York playing Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland, starring opposite Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer, having originated the role at the American Repertory Theater (2015 Elliott Award Nominee), Laura has recently completed her run as Anna Leonowens in the national tour of The King and I.
Her other Broadway/New York credits include the Encores! production of Me And My Girl, reprising her role in Mary Poppins and the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof. West End credits include: My Fair Lady (Eliza), Speed The Plow (Karen), Lord of the Rings: The Musical (Galadriel), Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Whistle Down the Wind (Swallow), Peter Pan (Wendy), Les Miserables (Eponine), Mamma Mia! (Sophie). Regional: The King and I (Anna) and South Pacific (Nellie).
On screen Laura has appeared in the Tim Burton movie Sweeney Toddas Lucy/Beggar Woman and in Goddess (2012 Cannes Film Festival); Laura’s album The Storm Inside was released in 2006 and she has taken part in numerous radio, TV, concert appearances including the Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court Palace, Royal Opera House, Millennium Stadium, Buckingham Palace and performed for President Obama for the 4th of July celebration and for the nation’s televised event Broadway at the White House. She is also the recipient of the Voice of Musical Theatre Award.
Discussing the Cadogan Hall date and her return to the London stage Laura said, “Coming back to London to sing in my own show is a big deal for me. I’ve already invited a few special guests to join me from some of the shows I’ve been a part of in the West End and I’m beyond excited to be performing with old friends. We are going to make it such a fun night!”