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Sheena Easton On Stage - Theatre Credits, Bio and Tickets
Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton makes her West End debut in the revival 42nd Street! Born in the Scottish town of Bellshill, the then Sheena Orr went on to study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before ultimately decided to pursue teaching rather than performing. But a change of heart in 1979 saw her become the focus of the first British musical reality programmer – The Big Time: Pop Singer – and Sheena Easton hasn’t looked back since.
Since her first single ‘Modern Girl’ debuted in 1980, Easton has found chart success with songs such as 9 to 5, the Academy Award-nominated ‘James Bond’ song For Your Eyes Only, We’ve Got Tonight, Sugar Walls, U Got The Look and The Arms of Orion, duetting with Prince on the last two. She was bestowed the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1981.
Her theatrical credits all come from Broadway, appearing as Aldonza/Dulcinea in a revival of Man of La Mancha in 1992 alongside Raúl Juliá, and the 1996 revival of Grease as the legendary Rizzo. 42nd Street will be the first time Easton has appeared in the West End, taking on the lead role of Dorothy Brock at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from March 2017.