She’s a Grammy nominee, a Broadway star, a BBC Proms headliner… and she has just five shows in the UK this year (1–5 September at London’s Crazy Coqs). It’s ‘the fastest-rising soprano in musical theatre’, Alexandra Silber.
Born in LA, growing up outside Detroit, Michigan, Silber trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow before being cast immediately on graduation to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White in the West End. Her West End credits since include Fiddler On the Roof with Henry Goodman and Carousel with Lesley Garrett, for which she won a TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical.
On Broadway she starred in Master Class with Tyne Daly, and other theatre in the US includes Love Story, and most recently Eliza Dolittle opposite Anthony Andrews’ Higgins in My Fair Lady. Her screen roles include Law and Order SVU and Criminal Intent for NBC/Universal.
Silber has headlined at Carnegie Hall, and played Kate in Kiss Me, Kate at the BBC Proms (screened on BBC2) at the Royal Albert Hall.
Her special guests are now confirmed as:
Bend It Like Beckham composer Howard Goodall – 1 September
Damian Humbley (Merrily We Roll Along) – 2 September
Julie Atherton (Avenue Q) – 3 September
Simon Bailey (The Phantom of the Opera) – 4 September
Gina Beck (Wicked) – 5 September