Elaina Paige

Actress

what shes known for

Elaine Paige, as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, has made a major contribution to the modern musical that ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title “The First Lady of Musical Theatre”.Elaine Paige, as an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster, has made a major contribution to the modern musical that ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title “The First Lady of Musical Theatre”. Best known for musical theater.

Elaina paige bio

Date of Birth5 March 1948, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Birth NameElaine Bickerstaff

Height4' 11½" (1.51 m)


Had a love affair with prolific lyricist and librettist Tim Rice.

She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the order of the British Empire) for her services to drama in 1995.

Originated the role of Eva Peron in the stage musical "Evita". She was later considered for the role in Evita (1996).

Starred on Broadway in revival of musical 'Follies' at Circle on the Marquis Theatre, 2011.

Sang in musicals like Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Chess, Sunset Boulevard and Evita.

Was so impressed with Susan Boyle's star-making performance of I Dreamed a Dream on Britain's Got Talent (2009) that she offered her support, and was flattered that she was her role model. She was so impressed with Boyle they later sang a duet.

Quotes:


I'm not retiring. We don't mention that word. That word does not come into it.

I do regret the fact that I never married and had a family of my own. But I'm of the belief that you can't have it all.

[on being called the first lady of British musical theater] I think it's rather grand. It makes me feel very old. It's silly, really. They're probably just saying it because I've been around so long. But I accept it gracefully. I just keep slapping on the makeup, wiping away the years and going on stage. [The Arizona Republic, Feb. 24, 2013]