LINZI HATELEY

Linzi HateleyLinzi Hateley was born in Birmingham and trained at Italia Conti until at the age of seventeen when she was cast in the leading role of Carrie in the RSC  production of the same name which played at Stratford before transferring to Broadway, where Linzi received the 'Theatre World Award for Best Newcomer' given by New York critics. 

Theatre credits include: Eponine in Les Miserables,  the Kolo-Kolo Bird in Stiles & Drewe’s Just So at the Tricycle Theatre, The Narrator opposite Jason Donovan, Philip Schofield and Darren Day in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium (for this performance Linzi was nominated for an Olivier Award and received gold and platinum discs for the cast album). She has also appeared as Rizzo in Grease at the Dominion Theatre and played Peter Pan opposite Robert Powell as Hook. 

Linzi played Hortense at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Divorce Me, Darling! and on four occasions has appeared at Leicester Haymarket Theatre in Into The Woods. Other theatre includes The Rink, Oliver! and On Your Toes. At the Bridewell, she appeared in Moving On, a Sondheim review and Love Songs which was a one woman show written by Charles Hart (lyricist of The Phantom of the Opera).

Linzi returned to the RSC and Stratford to play Martha in The Secret Garden which transferred to the Aldwych Theatre. She played the role of Roxie Hart in Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre, created the role of Mrs Banks in the original cast of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre and played Florence in the Scandinavian Tour of Chess.

Linzi has performed her cabaret show Broadway Baby all over the UK and was Betty Buckley’s special guest in her concert at Carnegie Hall. She was Lorna Luft’s special guest on BBC Radio 2's Lorna and Friends, Friday Night is Music Night and has also made three solo albums.

Film credits include: Julie And The Cadillacs and A Christmas Carol with Kelsey Grammar for Hallmark Television. 

Linzi has been playing Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre and has just ended a stint in Les Miserables playing Madame Thenardier also fitting in London Road at the National Theatre during her run.

She is next co-starring with Brian Conley new tour of Barnum the Musical which Cameron Mackintosh is co-producing at the Leicester Curve this summer.