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Madalena Alberto (born in Lisbon, Portugal). Madalena Alberto is an actress, singer and composer that has developed her career in the West End. She played the role of Fantine in the acclaimed 25th Anniversary production of Les Miserables with rave reviews.
Her professional debut was in Aladdin at the Old Vic, London, with Sir Ian McKellen (2005). She has developed her career mainly in Musical Theatre performing the roles of Lucy in The Threepenny Opera (Lisbon, 2005), Carmen Diaz in Fame (UK Tour, 2007) and Hunyak in Chicago (Kuala Lumpur, 2007). Madalena was part of the original cast of the West End production of Zorro the Musical (Garrick Theatre, 2008), being also the understudy for the role of Luisa.
In Summer 2009 Madalena played the role of Sam in Christopher Hamilton’s new musical Over the Threshold at the Edinburgh Festival. The show transferred to the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, from 22 September to 3 October 2009. From December 2009 to October 2010 she played the role of Fantine in the acclaimed 25th Anniversary production of Les Miserables, that opened at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on 22 December 2009 and ended at the Barbican Theatre, London on 2 October 2010. She also took part of the O2 Arena concert of Les Miserables.
Madalena played the role of Sonia in Stephen Schwartz's Godspell, which ran at the Union Theatre, London from 13 April to 7 May 2011 directed by Michael Strassen. She recently played the role of Lucy in the first London production of Frank Wildhorn's JEKYLL AND HYDE produced by Morphic Graffiti, that ran at the Union Theatre from 16 May to 16 June 2012.
In March-April 2013 Madalena played the role of Edith Piaf in selected performances of Pam Gem's PIAF, at Leicester's Curve Theatre directed by Paul Kerrison.
Madalena has also taken part in some musical theatre concerts in London, such as the 4th and the 2nd Tim Williams Awards at the Cochrane Theatre (2009 and 2011); the Whatsonstage Awards Concert (2011), the Giggin For Good concert at the Actors Church in Convent Garden (2011), and the Mercury Musical Developments 20th Anniversary Gala Concert at West End's Novello Theatre (2012).
Madalena performed alongside Ricardo Afonso and Sofia Escobar at the Golden Globe Awards in Portugal on 29 May 2011.
Madalena made her Spanish debut in Barcelona on 3 December 2012, performing in an intimate concert at La Cova del Drac with Nina and Daniel Angles as special guests.
She starred in the gala concert ‘O Melhor dos Musicais no Coliseu’ at the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon, alongside Robyn North, John Owen-Jones and Henrique Feist on 22 February 2013 under the musical direction of Nuno Feist.
Madalena Alberto combines her work as an actress with her career as a composer and performing her own songs. She released ‘Foreign Sketches - Live Studio Recording’ - her first solo album - in March 2011; and on 5 September 2012 she released the EP 'Heart Condition', her first collaboration with other musicians. In her songs Madalena expresses universal feelings about emancipation, dreams, drugs, sex, betrayal and jealously, to name a few experiences we all connect with. She performs her music in different London venues such as The 100 Club, The Regal Room, The Troubador, Parker McMillan or Ryan's Bar. Madalena has also offered different concerts in Lisbon, her hometown, in December 2011 (Vinyl, Braço de Prata) and in April 2012 (Vinyl).
Madalena is currently performing the title role in the 2013 UK Tour production of EVITA, which opened at London's New Wimbledon Theatre on 15 May.
- Madalena Alberto's official website
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- Madalena Alberto's official website
- Madalena Alberto's Q&A
- An interview with Madalena Alberto talking about LES MISÉRABLES (Sept. 2010)
- Madalena Alberto releases her debut album ‘Foreign Sketches - Live Studio Recording’
- Tim Rogers and Madalena Alberto uncover the bowels of JEKYLL AND HYDE’
- West End Star Madalena Alberto to Make Spanish Debut at Barcelona's La Cova del Drac, 3 Dec