CONNIE FISHER

Connie Fisher

Connie Fisher won the Andrew Lloyd Webber BBC One talent contest How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? earning her the lead role in the Sound of Music.

 On 15th November 2006 she opened to excellent reviews in  London’s West End.  She was initially  on a six-month contract which was extended until 23rd February 2008,  and she then resumed the role of Maria in The Sound of Music UK tour starting in July 2009 which she left in January last year.

 Fisher has made television appearances on Jane McDonald's Star for a Night when she was sixteen; Owen Money’s Just Up Your Street, and BBC Children in Need.

 Her first professional theatre appearance was at Milford Haven Torch Theatre in 2005 when she played the Princess in a pantomime of Aladdin. She then went on to win the £1,000 cash prize and the Gower Trophy in the Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year Competition in 2006.

 Before being cast as Maria she worked in media telesales, taking time of to unsuccessfully audition for West End roles.

 On 1st July 2007 Fisher performed with artists including Sarah Brightman, Josh Groban, Donny Osmond and Andrea Bocelli in Lloyd Webber's segment of the Concert for Diana at London's Wembley Stadium in front of 63,000 people.

 Fisher co-starred with Alistair McGowan in a revival of the musical They're Playing Our Song at the Menier Chocolate Factory and then starred in her first TV drama Caught In A Trap in which she played a young woman with an Elvis Presley obsession.

 Fisher's second solo album Secret Love was released in February 2009.

She has just been starring in the tour of Leonard Bernstein's musical comedy Wonderful Town.