Biog

Sharon has worked extensively in theatre, radio and concert and is also a writer. Her diverse theatre roles include Kath in 'Entertaining Mr Sloane' (covered and played) Beatrice in 'A View from the Bridge' at Theatr Clwyd ("outstanding","a perfect performance"), which won an award for Best Touring Production.

She is equally at home in new, small-scale productions and cabaret and worked extensively with Benny Green in a one-woman show devised by him - 'With Woman in Mind'.

Other theatre includes: Rapunzel (Gordon Craig Theatre), Storm's Eye: A Theatrical Songbook (King's Place), Richard the First (South Hill Park Arts), Outfoxed! (Royal Festival Hall), Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud),Photo-Me (Riverside Studios), Critical Mass (Almeida Theatre), Company (Hackney Empire), Assassins (New End), Sound of Music (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Measure for Measure (Cambridge Arts), Elmer Gantry (Gate), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Peacock Theatre)

Radio/concert solo work includes: Danny Elfman’s music for the films of Tim Burton (Royal Albert Hall); Sondheim: Inside Out (South Bank/BBC Concert Orchestra) The Good Companions (BBC Radio 3), Friday Night is Music Night (BBC Radio 2), Songs from the Shows (BBC Radio 2), Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall), A Bernstein Celebration (Barbican), Pal Joey/On Your Toes (Brighton Dome, Hidden Verses (Clwyd Theatr Cymru) and two solo appearances at the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall) - Rodgers & Hammerstein (with the John Wilson Orchestra) and Oklahoma! .

Her CV is below



THEATRE includes:

RAPUNZEL (as Queen Ida)

STORM'S EYE: A THEATRICAL SONGBOOK (as Christina Rossetti)

RICHARD THE FIRST (as Vee)

LEND ME A TENOR (ensemble/covered and played Anna 1 and 2)

ENTERTAINING MR SLOANE as Kath (covered and played)

PHOTO-ME as John's Wife

CRITICAL MASS as Frankie Harvey

Gordon Craig Theatre

King's Place

South Hill Park Arts Centre

Gielgud Theatre

 

Trafalgar Studios

Riverside Studios

Almeida Theatre

 

COMPANY as Sarah Hackney Empire
HIDDEN VERSES – One Woman Show Clwyd Theatr Cymru
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE as Beatrice Clwyd Theatr Cymru
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY
TO THE FORUM as Gymnasia
Peacock Theatre (Covent Garden Festival)
MAN OF LA MANCHA as Fermina Peacock Theatre
A CHRISTMAS CAROL as Mrs Cratchit Key Theatre, Peterborough / Vasa Teatern, Stockholm
ASSASSINS as Sara Jane Moore New End Theatre
COLOUR AND LIGHT:
A SONDHEIM CELEBRATION as Dot/Petra West Yorkshire Playhouse
THE SOUND OF MUSIC as Frau Schmidt West Yorkshire Playhouse
THE GOLDEN APPLE as Miss Minerva Theatre Museum, Covent Garden
MEASURE FOR MEASURE as Angelo/Claudio Arts Theatre, Cambridge
ELMER GANTRY as Cleo Benham Gate Theatre, London
WAITING FOR LEFTY as Florrie Sir Richard Steele, London

Television includes:

LEE AND DEAN as Bev Sheets

WATCH: FAITH STORIES as Presenter

 

Bingo Films/CHannel 4 (pilot)

BBC

A VICTORIAN DIARY as Bessie Channel 4

Radio/audio includes:

FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT (soloist)

THE GOOD COMPANIONS as Mrs Joe Brundit

BBC Radio 2

BBC Radio 3

SONGS FROM THE SHOWS (soloist)

BBC Radio 2
LISTENING BOOKS (audio books)

Concert includes:

DANNY ELFMAN'S MUSIC FROM THE FILMS OF TIM BURTON (soloist)

OUTFOXED! (as Head Human)

THREE BBC PROMS with JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA (soloist in Rodgers/Hammerstein)

BERNSTEIN CELEBRATION (soloist)

Royal Albert Hall/John Mauceri

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Albert Hall/John Wilson

Barbican Hall/LSOAlsop

PAL JOEY/ON YOUR TOES (soloist) Brighton Dome
OKLAHOMA! (BBC Prom) (soloist) Royal Albert Hall
WITH WOMAN IN MIND as Solo Vocalist South Bank/ UK Tour (devised and presented by Benny Green)
MAGIC OF THE MUSICALS with Denis Quilley, Elisabeth Welch Royal Festival Hall

Recordings include:

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES (as soloist)

CHORAL LANDSCAPES (as soloist)

CLARE'S JOURNEY (as Patty)

MAN OF LA MANCHA (as Fermina)

 

EMI (cond: John Wilson)

EMI/Sony

Claudio Records  (composer: Terence Deadman)

TER

CANDIDE (Bernstein & LSO) (Ensemble) DG
NINE (Ensemble) TER

Other:

OPERA HOUR/RIVERSONG - Director

UNDER THE
GREENWOOD TREE – Deviser/director

 

English National Opera Studios (for Streetwise Opera)

Hat Factory, Luton (for Streetwise Opera)

LONG ROAD HOME – Deviser/director Hat Factory, Luton (for Streetwise Opera)
MUSIC OF LIFE (Charity Gala) - Producer Palace Theatre, London (dir. Simon Callow)

 

 
All content copyright © 2014 Sharon Eckman
Photography Jennie Scott 2014