Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith, OBE, was born in 1981, in Lincolnshire. Through her teenage years, she was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. She performed a number of lead roles including Bugsy Malone, her West End debut, Pendragon and Into the Woods.

Outside of theatre, she is best known for her roles in television. She has had roles in comedy shows such as Benidorm, Grownups, and Gavin and Stacey, as well as moving into dramas such as Mrs Biggs, which won her a BAFTA award.

Smith played Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory in 2006, transferring to the Ambassadors Theatre, via the Duke of York’s Theatre. Her performance earned her a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008. In 2009, she took on the role of Elle Woods in a musical version of Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre. Her role in the musical won her the WhatsOnStage Theatregoer’s Choice Award and a Laurence Olivier Award, as well as being nominated for a Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress. In 2012, she played a lead role at the Old Vic, in Hedda Gabler. The following year, she starred in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Noël Coward Theatre, alongside David Walliams.

Since 2015, Smith has had the role of Fanny Brice in the musical Funny Girl, originally at the Menier Chocolate Factory and before moving to the Savoy Theatre.


As Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy


As Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at the Savoy

Selected London & West End Stage Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
Funny Girl Fanny Brice Savoy 2016

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Funny Girl Fanny Brice Menier Chocolate Factory 2015 Review
A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania Noël Coward 2013 Review
Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler Old Vic 2012 Review
Flare Path Doris Haymarket 2011 Review
Legally Blonde Elle Woods Savoy 2009 Review
Little Shop of Horrors Audrey Duke of York's 2007 Review
A Midsummer Night's Dream Hermia Open Air 2006 Review
Taming of the Shrew Bianca Open Air 2006 Review
People are Friendly Kirsty Royal Court 2002  
Into the Woods Little Red Riding Hood Donmar Warehouse 1998 Review
Bugsy Malone Tallulah Queen's 1997 Review

 

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