Louise Dearman is a British musical theatre actor and recording artist who will be the first actress ever to have starred as Glinda and Elphaba in the hit West End Show Wicked, when she returns on Monday 29th October 2012. Who, since graduating from Laine Theatre Arts College, has built up a lucrative catalogue of performances both on national tours, in the West End and, in 2005, released a full length album. Louise released her second album, Here Comes The Sun, in the first quarter of 2012 & joined Ramin Karimloo and Lee Mead as special guest on their individual tours in 2012.
After graduating from Laine and winning the Musical Theatre and Opera Award that the school offers, Dearman immediately joined the touring cast of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the lynchpin role of The Narrator where she toured the U.K with the production. Soon after, in 2000 Dearman was cast to play Jan for the U.K tour of Grease, later returning in 2003 to the Palace Theatre London to play the same role for six months.
Throughout the noughties, Dearman’s fruitful career blossomed into a plethora of theatrical success with performances such as Sarah Brown in the national tour of Guys and Dolls, Mimi in the Piccadilly Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls, Lucy Harris in the U.K national tour of Jekyll and Hyde, she also performed abroad in Cyprus when she played Grizabella in Cats.
In 2007 Louise played the part of Debbie at the Edinburgh Festival’s production of Debbie Does Dallas. Other imperative stage credits to Dearman’s flowering career include playing Cinderella in both Stoke-On-Trent in 2007 and Milton Keynes in 2009 , as well as playing the Fairy Godmother in Wimbledon’s 2008 production of the highly successful pantomime.
After playing Eva Peron in the production of Evita, in March 2010 Dearman replaced Dianne Pilkington in the London production of Wicked where she ironically appeared alongside Rachel Tucker with whom she had previously starred in a parody of Wicked called ’So Jest End’. Louise and Rachel juggle eight performances a week together, and were interviewed as a duo by OK! Magazine who met their performance with critical success and adoration for the two ‘divas’. After agreeing to extend her contract at Wicked until December 2011, Dearman also joined composer Scott Alan in his concert, ‘Simply The Music Of Scott Alan’ in the West End and in New York.
Dearman’s career as a recording artist begun in 2005 when she released her first solo album titled ‘You And I’ which featured 12 tracks from well known musicals, including ‘Funny Honey’ from Chicago and ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables. She was also asked to be featured on an album called, ‘Christmas In New York’ by the Notes from New York Team, singing on ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’.
To date, Dearman has appeared on no less than 9 television productions, including a KFC advert broadcast in 2005, she also recorded backing vocals for ‘Tonight’s The Night’ with John Barrowman & most recently can be heard singing as the voice of Cara in the Confused.com adverts.
Louise has also appeared at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall when she was asked to perform as a guest on Michael Ball’s U.K tour.
Dearman has become a necessary talent in modern and classic theatre. Her aching to develop as a vital character within the circuit, and her hunger for success and creation puts her in the driving seat of whatever the future holds.