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Artist Info

Musical Masquerade is an All-round Entertainment Company. We specialise in surprise acts but are constantly working to develop fresh cutting edge entertainment such as our new and exciting Memphis Belles / Belles and Beaus act.
We can also provide Wedding Soloists and Musical Theatre and Opera / Classical Themed Evenings. Our highly trained and versatile team will provide exactly the right act for your special event.

 

Rosie Bell

Soprano Rosie Bell was born in Carlisle and now lives and works in London, continuing her studies with Alison Wells. She attended Trinity school before taking up a place to read Philosophy and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.
She graduated with first class honours in 2005, and moved to London to pursue a postgraduate diploma and advanced diploma in vocal performance, studying with John Wakefield and Alistair Young at Trinity College of Music

Rosie graduated with distinction from TCM in 2007 and currently works freelance in opera, operetta and oratorio, and as a solo recitalist.
Recent engagements include Musetta in the Olivier winning production of La Boheme for Opera up close at the Soho theatre, Isabel Pirates of Penzance for Raymond Gubbay ltd. at The Barbican, Bridgewater hall and Symphony hall Birmingham, Princess Ninette L'amour des Trois Oranges, Page Rigoletto, Shepherd Tosca, Foreign princess (c) Rusalka, and Atilia (c) Eliogabalo for Grange Park Opera, Leila / Iolanthe for Buxton Opera House, Micaela / Carmen for Pimlico Opera, The Soprano A Man of Feeling for Minotaur Music Theatre, La Contessa Le Nozze di Figaro for Vignette Productions, Dorabella Cosi fan tutte for Opera UK, Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore for Carl Rosa Opera, Dido Dido and Aeneas for Musique Cordiale, Mabel Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe Iolanthe and Pitti Sing Mikado for Charles Court, The Teacher Jegede Cry of Innocence, Lucy Lockit The Beggar’s Opera, Amor L’egisto and Gretel Hansel & Gretel for Trinty Opera, Therese Les Mammelles de Tiresias, Anne Truelove The Rake's Progress, Lucy The Telephone, and Polly Peachum The Beggar's Opera for Edinburgh Studio Opera.

Recent concert credits have included Mozart Exsultate, Jubilate / Requiem / Verperae solennes di confessorae, Handel Messiah / Dixit Dominus, Bach BWV 151 / BWV 140 / Magnificat, Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music, Schoenberg Brettl lieder, Haydn Nelson Mass / St. Nicholas Mass, Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Poulenc Gloria, Durufle Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, and Britten Our Hunting Fathers.

She takes a keen interest in contemporary music and was recently invited to join The Warehouse Ensemble, a group dedicated to the performance and promotion of modern works, with whom she performed the UK premiere of Ruggles' Vox Clamans in Deserto under the baton of Edwin Roxburgh.
She sang in the world premiere of Damon Albarn's Monkey, Journey to the West for the Manchester international festival, then at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris and Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and appears on the album of the same courtesy of XL recordings.
An interest in performance art has led to numerous collaborative ventures, most recently as part of Arturart for Radio 4, and Mimomaniac at King’s Place, London. She also works as a session singer and backing vocalist.

Rosie continues in the role of Musetta at the Kings Head, Islington until September 2011. Other forthcoming engagements include First Witch Macbeth for Danny Slater and Toby Purser at the Kings Head 2011, and Soeur Constance Les Dialogues des Carmélites for Grange Park Opera 2012.

 

Alexander James

Alexander James was born in Essex and trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London and The Royal Northern College of music in Manchester.

His work as an Opera singer has taken him all over the world as a soloist to venues including La Fenice in Venice, The Royal Opera House in London, Le Chatelet in Paris and Gothenburg Opera in Sweden.

On the concert platform he made his BBC Proms debut in 2006, and other engagements have included the Mozart Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Szymanowski Love Songs of Hafiz with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Verdi Requiem at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin, Viennese Galas with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Opera Galas for Longborough Festival Opera, the Mikkeli City Orchestra In Finland, Proms in the Park with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Christmas Galas and Last Night of the Spring Proms for Raymond Gubbay Ltd.

His commercial work has included singing on the sound tracks of Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. Alexander is also a frequent guest on BBC radio 2's Friday night is Music Night where he recently took part in a concert to celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday.

 

Christina Gill

Mezzo-soprano Christina Gill, holds bachelors and masters degrees in voice from the esteemed University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and from The Eastman School of Music.

She received national recognition in the US when she was invited by award-winning composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch to make her debut at the Kennedy Center Stars of Tomorrow Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra.

She has worked extensively with Cincinnati Opera, Opera Manhattan, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra amongst other companies.
Previous roles include the title roles in Carmen, Thérèse, and Babette’s Feast, Charlotte in Werther, Rasha in The Blackamoor Angel (premiere), Sorceress in Dido & Aeneas, Zaida in The Turk in Italy, Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tisbe in La Cenerentola, Zandra in Jerry Springer the Opera and Margaret in Margaret Garner.

Ms. Gill was a two-time winner in the Corbett Opera Competition and received the Samuel Adams Award for outstanding operatic performance.
Concert credits include Les Noces, Duruflé and Mozart Requiems, Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody, Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Ms. Gill has very recently settled in the UK and has performed the roles of Carmen with English Pocket Opera and Suzuki in the Opera Up Close production of Madam Butterfly.
She was the alto soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with the Pershore Chorale and will be singing Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni this summer at the Soho Theatre in the West End.

 

Kevin Kyle

Having recently performed roles in Europe, Australasia and the USA, Kevin Kyle - tenor, is in great demand as an international performer.

Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music he graduated with distinction winning many prizes including the Kendall prize and EMI award.

In 2004 Kevin was a finalist in the London Handel Competition and made his BBC Proms debut in the same year.

He also performed the title role in the premier of Howard Goodall’s Jason and the Argonauts, the first ever commission for The Royal Albert Hall.
Kevin enjoys a busy recording career having recorded for Classic FM, ITV, BBC TV, Radio 3 and most recently appearing in a feature length film for Channel 4’s Bafta Nominated War Oratorio.

Kevin has appeared on over 20 recordings and his last two solo recordings were released last year.
Other career highlights include performances for Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Prince Phillip and the Queen and an invitation to sing at Clarence House for Prince Charles.
Kevin made his English National Opera debut earlier this year.

Kevin is also an experienced singer/pianist and performs all over the world with his highly acclaimed act The Piano Man.

 

Vanessa Cross

Acting Training Vanessa Studied acting at Sylvia Young Theatre School In her early years and then went on to earn a two years scholarship at the prestigious Webber Douglas Academy (passing with first class honours).

Vocal Training
Some of the teachers she has trained with include Ian Adam, Phillip Raymond, Mary Hammond and Craig Barbour. Currently studying under the tutelage of the world famous Dramatic Soprano Nelly Miricioiu.

Theatre Credits Include playing Mrs Lyons and then going on to play Mrs Johnson in the West End production of ‘Blood Brothers’, ensemble work at the Royal Variety Show. Fran Kublick in ‘Promises Promises’ at the Bridewell Theatre, Jenny in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’at the Mermaid Theatre and then going on to play Joanne in ‘Company’ for a different production at the Palace Theatre (Westcliffe on Sea). Adel in Self Torture and strenuous exercise at The Oratory Theatre. Jeanne in Into the darkness Laughing, at the Rondo Theatre. Helena in a midsummer Night’s Dream and Sarah Sprackling in The Art of Success both at The Drayton Studios and Lucy in a Class Act at the Landor Theatre.

Workshops and New productions Karen in Connect Disconnect (Gielgud Studio) Daphne in Knuckles (Cambridge Festival) and Sarah in Perfect Strangers.

Comedy

News Review (a long running comedy satire sketch show) at the Canal Café and written and performed her own one woman show ‘Cross over the footlights’.

Music

Vanessa has performed with many bands and musicians working in all genres including jazz, musical theatre, pop and classical. In public performances, press launches, private parties, corporate events and soloist work.

 

Nikki Davis-Jones

Nicki has worked extensively in theatre and film some of her credits include: Serena, Fame - UK Tour, Stage Entertainment, Karen Bruc, Stage, Bubbles/ 1st cover Chloe, Never Forget- West end, Arden, Ed Curtis, Feature Film, Universal Pictures, Phyllida Lloyd.Stage, Anna, ASAP- Unity Theatre Liverpool, Stopped Clock, Stuart Price Stage, Lisa/1st cover Sophie, Mamma Mia - West End, Little Star Services, Phyllida Lloyd Stage, Little Star Services, Phyllida Lloyd Stage, Linda, Blood Brothers- West End, Bill Kenwright Ltd, Bob Thompson, Stage, Linda, Blood Brothers- UK tour, Bill Kenwright Ltd, Bob Thompson, Stage, Tiger Lily, Peter Pan, Qdos Entertainment, Brian Marshall, Stage, Tiger Lily, Peter Pan, Qdos Entertainment, Derek Griffiths.

 

Paul Westhead

Paul has had a prolific career in West End Theatre spanning over 17 years. Predominantly performing in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera where he has played and understudied a variety of roles including being appointed resident Dance Captain and resident Assistant Director.

His work in Opera includes roles in L’elisir d’amore, From the House of The Dead, Don Carlo and The Marriage of Figaro. However the highlight of his career to date has been performing in front of Her Majesty the Queen and President Chirac at Windsor Castle for the L’Entante

Cordiale. His television credits include: The Bill, Coronation Street, Brookside, and Darling Buds of May Other Theatre credits include Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood, Jimmy Porter in Don’t Look Back in Anger and an extensive range of Roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire. Recordings include Les Miserables (cast Album) and various Radio production

 

Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones is originally from West Sussex, studied at Trinity College of Music. She has experience in both classical and musical theatre working with companies including Carl Rosa Opera, Grange Park Opera, Dartington International festival and Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Some favourite roles to date include 'Maisie' in 'The Boyfriend', '2nd Boy' in 'The Magic Flute' and 'Yum Yum' in 'The Mikado'. Hannah also sings in a close harmony group called The Marjoriebelles, a 1940's tribute to The Andrew Sisters.

 

Tom Kanavan

Tom trained at The Guildford School Of Acting.
Recent Theatre credits include: Greaseball understudy Poppa, Starlight Express(National tour and Scandinavian Tour).
West end credits include: Kenickie understudy Danny Zuko, Grease (Cambridge Theatre), Steve alternate Roger, Rent (Prince Of Wales Theatre), Summer Holiday (Hammersmith Apollo), Dave in a workshop production of The Bet (Criterion Theatre).

Other credits include: Tin Man, The Wizard Of Oz (Leicester Haymarket), Preacher, Elvis The musical (National Tour), Summer Holiday (National Tour), Steve understudy Roger and Mark, Rent (National Tour), Prince Charming, Cinderella (Orchard Theatre Dartford),Dick Whittington (Bristol Hippodrome), Eddie, Blood Brothers (English Theatre Frankfurt).

Tom recorded a concert performance of South Pacific for the BBC and West End International (Birmingham Symphony Hall) with The Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Tom has also appeared in commercials ranging from SKY TV to Kellogg's Special K.

 

Jeni Bern

Born in Glasgow, Jeni graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and from the opera course of the Royal College of Music. On the concert platform, Jeni has sung the Teixera Te Deum with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen in Macao, Cupid King Arthur with Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort in the Bergen Festival, with Trevor Pinnock in the Stour Festival, with the Bach Choir and Sir David Willcocks, Haydn's Creation in Spain with Sir Neville Marriner, Messiah with Rudi Lutz in Switzerland the Beethoven Missa Solemnis and the Bruckner Te Deum, a UK tour of Vivaldi by Candlelight, the UK première of Michael Torke’s

Book of Proverbs with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and with countless choral societies throughout the UK. Most recently, Carmina Burana for RSNO and The Creation with Nicholas Kraemer and the SCO.

She has also appeared on television as Ann Trulove in the series Of Beauty and Consolation with the Dutch Radio Symphony Orchestra in Vredenburg, Utrecht; for BBC1 Scotland. She has broadcast for BBC Radio 3 and 4 and recorded for Naxos. Her CD of Handel and Purcell with Crispian Steele Perkins for Carlton achieved widespread critical acclaim. Recordings include: Haydn’s Stabat Mater with Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Edward Joseph Collins Hymn to the Earth with the RSNO. Her stage roles have included Paquette Candide for the Théâtre du Châtelet and her début at La Scala in the same role, Zdenka Arabella at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Susanna The Marriage of Figaro, Gretel Hansel and Gretel (in concert) and La Princesse L’Enfant et les Sortilèges for Opera North, Mabel The Pirates of Penzance, Yum-Yum The Mikado, Sophie Rosenkavalier and Amor Orpheo and Eurydice at ENO, Musetta La Bohème and Oscar Un Ballo in Maschera for Opera Zuid, The Guardian of the Threshold Die Frau ohne Schatten, Heavenly Voice Palestrina, Barbarina Le Nozze di Figaro and Blumenmädchen Parsifal for the Royal Opera House; for ENO; Amor Orphée et Eurydice for WNO; Jano Jenufa for GFO; Susanna The Marriage of Figaro for English Touring Opera; Christa The Makropoulos Case for Scottish Opera Go Round; the title role Deidamia and Sigismondo Arminio for the London Handel Festival, Atalanta Serse for the Early Opera Company, Elissa Tolomeo with Nicholas Kraemer; Narcissa Philemon und Baucis (Haydn) with Trevor Pinnock, Dalinda Ariodante in the Covent Garden Festival; Adina L’Elisir d’Amore in Cambridge. Recent engagements: Medea Teseo for ETO, Tytania A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Trixie Let ‘em eat cake (Gershwin) for Opera North, Messiah with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus and Teutile Motezuma in de Doelen, Rotterdam. Current season/future plans: Eurydice Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera Holland Park, Musetta for Opera North, Candide in Japan, Margaretta The Sound of Music for the Théâtre du Châtelet.

 

Leigh-Anne Stone

Leigh–Anne started her training at Colin’s performing Arts School and going on to study at The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, graduating with the ‘best singer award’ in 1994. Most recently Leigh–Anne’s has been performing the role of Stacey (which she created) and also understanding the role of Babbs Sherwood in the ‘Take That’ tribute Musical ‘Never Forget’-Savoy Theatre London. Previously to this Leigh–Anne was touring with the show for a year.

Previously to this Leigh–Anne was touring with the show for a year.

Other theatre credits include:

‘FAME THE MUSICAL’ - Aldwich Theatre London& UK tour –playing Mabel (understudy Miss Sherman).

‘GREASE’ Dominion and Cambridge Theatre London- playing Jan (understudying Rizzo and Miss Lynch).
‘CATS’ UK Tour – playing Gumbie Cat, booth singer (understudying Grizabella).
‘CHILDREN OF EDEN’ Landor Theatre- playing Mama Noah
ANNIE- Thorndyke Theatre- playing star to be & Boylen Sister

Television Credits and Commercials:

Ranging from Haven Holiday Camps to Insurance
GMTV, Talking telephone numbers, This Morning, The Paul O’Grady Show,
The Generation Game, Children In Need and Numerous Royal Variety and Children’s Royal Variety Shows.

Concerts:

Leigh–Anne Has been fortunate enough to perform worldwide and across the country in many of Corporate shows and Concerts in venues including Gleneagles, The Great Halls of Kings College Cambridge and the beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral for an Evening with Lord Andre Webber.

Recordings:

‘Never Forget’ (Original Soundtrack and DVD for Universal PicturesWest End Cares Recordings – Various and ‘Area 51’- (New Musical)

 

Graham Newell

Graham graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2005. His credits at Mountview include Liebesleder/ Frid in A Little Night Music (The Library Theatre, Kings Road), Jigger Craigin/ Enoch Snow Jr in Carousel (Bridewell) and Jesus in Godspell (Battersea Arts Centre) Since graduating Graham's credits include Footloose the Musical (West End and UK Tour), Annie Get Your Gun, Grease The Musical, Babes In Arms, Peter Pan and White Christmas.

 

Amy Papa

Amy graduated from Guildford School of Acting in 2007 with a 1st Hons Degree in Musical Theatre. Her credits at GSA included: Queenie in The Wild Party; Dinah in Brighton Beach Scumbags; Angela/Charlotte in Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens; Soloist, A Little Sondheim on the Side. Having graduated, Amy went into acclaimed Cabaret in London’s West End which has been the highlight of her young career. She then went on to work at the renound Thursford, in the Thursford Christmas Spectacular 2008.

 

Joel Elferink

Comes from Australia and has studied at the prestigious Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. Joel has had an impressive and extensive career in Theatre here in London’s West End and also back home in Australia.

 

 

 

 

Some of his roles include:

  • Feuilly, understudying and performing Marius and Enjolras in 'Les Misérables'
  • The Baker in ‘Into the woods’
  • Johnno in ‘Stars in their eyes’
  • Pete in ‘The Misfits’
  • Motel in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
  • Jackie in ‘The Wild Party’
  • Kayama in ‘Pacific Overtures’
  • Giles in ‘The Crucible’

 

We are delighted to have Joel as a performer of Musical Masquerade

 

Andy Harvey

Andy has worked extensively in Theatre as a dancer, singer and actor.
Theatre credits include: ‘The Innocents' Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 'Dick Wittington' Demgate Theatre, 'Get Up and Dance' Three Mills Studio, 'C'mon Everybody' Playhouse Theatre, 'Swinging 60's' Playhouse Theatre, ‘Encore' The studio Everyman Theatre, 'Free and Easy' 'Rules' Everyman Theatre, 'Dancing in the Park' Tuckwell and Focus Theatre, 'Sunny and the Sun shiners' Playhouse Theatre, 'Musical Madness', 'Large as Life' Cheltenham Playhouse, ‘Dancing with Auntie’ Dreamshed Theatre, ‘The sound of the seventies’, ‘Witches of Eastwick’

Blue Parrot Productions, Beacon Theatre,'Letting their hair down' Everyman Studio, Blue Remembered Hills, Playhouse Theatre and ' The Hired Man' Playhouse Theatre.
Television credits include: 'Jack' in 'The Super Why', 'Open House' Channel 5.

 

Alice Fearn

Alice trained at Mountview Theatre School. Upon graduating in 2005 she made her West End Debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “The Woman In White” (Palace Theatre) understudying the role of Laura Fairlie. From there she joined “Les Miserables” (Queen’s Theatre) where she played the role of Factory Girl and understudied and played the roles of Fantine and Cosette. Most recently she was part of the cast of "Annie Get Your Gun" at the Young Vic. Alice was also part of the 21st anniversary recording of “Les Miserables” (Mermaid Theatre) which aired on BBC Radio 2. Alice also works as a session singer and has been a part of major movie soundtracks including “Pirates Of The Caribbean”, “Sweeney Todd”, “Mamma Mia" and Universal's Grammy Award winning recording of "West Side Story".