23 October 1970
Linzi Hateley (born 23 October 1970) is an English stage actress.
Hateley was born in Birmingham. As a child Hateley attended Italia Conti Academy. She appeared as one of the orphans in the stage musical Annie and on television in several episodes of the BBC children's series Grange Hill. Hateley's first starring role was as the title character in the ill-fated Carrie - The Musical in both its Stratford-Upon-Avon and Broadway runs. She was 17 years old when she won the part.
In London, Hateley has starred in the original London revival production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as The Narrator (for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award), Nancy in Oliver!, Éponine in Les Misérables, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Martha in the original production of The Secret Garden, Winifred Banks in the original production of Mary Poppins and most recently Donna in Mamma Mia!, a role she reprised at the Prince of Wales Theatre in the West End. Currently she's playing the role of Madame Thenardiér in the West End production of Les Misérables
Hateley has released three solo albums:
- For The First Time
- Sooner or Later
- True Colours.
In 2008 Hateley recorded a song for the CD Act One - Songs From The Musicals Of Alexander S. Bermange, an album of 20 brand new recordings by 26 West End stars, released in November 2008 on Dress Circle Records. She can also be heard on the original cast recordings of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Mary Poppins.
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