With her most famous roles – Glinda and Elphaba from the West End production Wicked – Louise Dearman made history: She is the first actress ever to have played both witches in the musical.
Dearman was born in 1979 in Linslade, England, and started to take dance lessons at the age of 3. After her appearing as part of a children’s choir in »Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat« when she was 13, she started to consider a stage career.
She then went on to train at the Laine Theatre Arts College where she won the Musical Theatre and Opera Award for her astonishing performances. Over the course of her career, Louise Dearman played main parts in numerous Westend productions and musical tours through the UK, including Cats, Grease, Jekyll and Hyde, Kiss me Kate and Evita, celebrating her biggest success with the musical Wicked. Meanwhile, Dearman is one of the richest and most powerful voices in the British musical theatre and is present in nearly every section of the show business.
Besides her theatre projects she has also released several solo albums, the lastest is dedicated to Gershwin in Hollywood. Dearman’s recent projects include her performance of Daisy Hilton in a 2016 series of the musical Side Show and an U.K. tour of Guys and Dolls (as Miss Adelaide). Furthermore, she published her first book (together with Mark Evans) under the title Secrets of Stage Success.
In 2015 Louise Dearman had her debut at Hollywood in Vienna. She then performed James Newton Howard’s song Places that Belong to You from THE PRINCE OF TIDES, which impressed the composer deeply.