Nancy Sullivan (English actress)
March 15, 1985 |
Nancy Sullivan (born March 15, 1985) is a British actress and singer.
Early life & training
Nancy was born in Bermondsey where she grew up with her family, the eldest of 3 children. She trained at the BRIT School when she was 16–18 years old and then continued her training at the London School of Musical Theatre. She graduated at 19 years old (2004) and began to audition and start her career.
Her first job was working for Andrew Lloyd Webber at his prestigious Sydmonton Festival (2005), playing the role of Jenny in the world premier of The Likes Of Us. This was the first show Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote together, the cast included Stephen Fry, Sally Anne Triplett, Hannah Waddingham and Michael Simkins to name a few. Nancy can be heard on the cast recording of The Likes Of Us and appeared on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night performing the role in concert. Nancy then workshopped a new Tony Award winning musical, Urinetown, in which she played the role of Little Becky (2005) Other roles Nancy played included Nicola in Hitting Town (2005), Cinderella in Cinderella (2005), Lisa in Footballer's Wives (2006), Lucy in Love Me Dorothy at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2006), understudy Dorothy in the RSC version of The Wizard Of Oz for the West Yorkshire Playhouse (2006). Nancy then went on to create the role of Chloe for the new Take That musical, Never Forget, which completed a No.1 UK Tour in 2007. Nancy's performance can be seen on the Never Forget DVD filmed by Universal Pictures and heard on the cast recording. In 2008 Nancy applied for the BBC's I'd Do Anything to play the role of Nancy in Oliver! Nancy was taken through to the final stages and down the last 20 girls before leaving the competition. Having been noticed through the programme Nancy appeared as her dream role of Eponine in Les Misérables in the West End, playing the role for 2 years (2008-2010)
Nancy is currently working on the play Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre where she is understudy to the roles of Leah and Sandra, played by the actresses Suranne Jones and Zaraah Abrahams. Since leaving Les Misérables, Nancy has gone on to work on independent British films, new writing and other stage works. Roles include; Joanne in What If Like Me (British Film 2011), Shy in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre 2011), carious roles in Who's Stalking John Barrowman? (New Workshop piece 2012), Liza in Liza Liza Liza (New Workshop piece 2012), Les Misérables directed by Tom Hooper, in which she played one of the Lovely Ladies (2012), Anthea in Judy The Righteous (Trafalgar Studios and Kings Head Theatre 2012), Sandy in Smile Baby Smile (British Film 2012), Understudy Sandra and Leah in the play Beautiful Things (The Arts Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Liverpool Everyman 2013).