Simone Kleinsma

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Simone Kleinsma in 1979

Simone Kleinsma (born 8 May 1958) is an award-winning musical theatre actress in the Netherlands.

Personal life[edit]

On 5 June 1990, Simone married Guus Verstraete, a Dutch television director.


Simone provided voice over work to numerous major animated films; including Shrek 2, The Emperor's New Groove and An American Tail.

Kleinsma performs on regularly base with pianists (most often Cor Bakker or Tony Eyk) or orchestra. As an actress she became known for her part in the TV-hit series 'Kees & co' (aired from 1997 - 2006 at RTL Broadcasting). She played Kees Heistee, mother of Anne (Amber Teterissa) and Rudie (Robin Tjon Pian Gi) and married to Ben Heistee (Rik Hoogendoorn). In 1996-1997 she presented the cooking program 'Koken met Cas'.



Production/Show year(s) role
Niemand weet, niemand Weet, dat ik Repelsteeltje heet 1977–1978 soloist next to Gerard Cox
De Steilewandrace 1978–1979 soloist next to Gerard Cox
Maskerade 1979–1980 Truitje and various other parts
Amerika Amerika 1981–1992 Fanny Jansen
Evenaar 1983–1984 Claartje van Dijk
Publiek 1986–1987 Tet
André van Duin Revue; 100 jaar Carré 1987–1989 A variety of roles next to André van Duin, Frans van Dusschoten & Hans Otjes
Sweet Charity 1989–1991 Charity Hope Valentine
Les Misérables 1991 Madame Thérnadier
Funny Girl 1991–1992 Fanny Brice
Simone & Friends 1992–1993 Variety of roles. With Stanley Burleson, Perry Dossett, Yolanda Germain & Xandra van Saarloos
Sweeny Todd 1993–1994 Nellie Lovett
Hoera, we zijn normaal 1996–1997 Soloist next to Anne-Mieke Ruyten, Serge-Henri Valcke, Marjol Flore, Marc Krone & Bas Groenenberg
Joe, de musical 1997 Katie Johnson
Chicago 1999–2001 Roxie Hart
Musicals in Concert 2001–2002 Soloist next to Henk Poort, Danny de Munk/ Rolf Koster, Esther Pierweijer/ Claudia de Graaf
Musicals in Ahoy'- All Star Musical Gala 2002 Soloist
Fosse - Song & Dance Spectacular 2002–2003 Soloist next to Pia Douwes and Stanley Burleson
Mamma Mia! 2003–2005 Donna Stuiveling
Musicals in Ahoy' II - Musical Meets Movie 2004 Soloist
Simone Sings Doris Day - In concert (broadcast for television) 2004 Soloist. With Carlo Boszhard, Stanley Burleson, Tony Neef en Cor Bakker
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 2006 Nurse Mildred Ratched
Aan het Einde van de Regenboog (At the End of the Rainbow) 2007 Judy Garland
Sunset Boulevard 2008–2009 Norma Desmond
Simone Kleinsma: Songs from the Heart 2008 en 2009-2010 Soloist next to Joost de Jong & Daan Wijnands
Sondheim in Songs 2010 Soloist next to Stanley Burleson, Céline Purcell & Freek Bartels
Simone Kleinsma: Songbook 2010–2011 Soloist. With Rolf Koster & Gino Emnes
Next to Normal 2012 Diana
Sister Act 2013 Moeder Overste


Program year(s) Broadcaster remark(s)
Voorbij, Voorbij (Televisionfilm) 1979 Part: Guide
Spreuken (songs) 1979 Singer next to Joost Prinsen
De Taalstraat: Ik heb u lief mijn Nederlands 1979–1982 Teleac Singer with Gerard Cox, Carry Tefsen and Piet Hendriks
Een vlucht regenwulpen (film) 1981 Part: laboratory Janny
Zeg 'ns Aaa Episode 29, 1982 VARA Guestpart: Klushulp
Zoals U enst, mevrouw 1984 VARA Guestpart. Musical comedy with André Hazes, Carry Tefsen, Yvonne Valkenburg en Joost Prinsen
Als ik later groot ben..! 1984 KRO Musical for children because of Childrenbook week 1984. Part: Teacher (next to Marnix Kappers)
Een avond met André 1985 VARA Guest. Muzical show rondom André Hazes
Wedden, dat..? 1986–1987 AVRO Dancer/singer next to Fred Butter, Hans van der Woude & Lucie de Lange. Televisieshow met Jos Brink & Sandra Reemer.
De Ep Oorklep Show 1987 TROS Variety of different parts with André van Duin, Frans van Dusschoten and Lucie de Lange
Kinderen voor Kinderen 8 1987 VARA Hostess/singer with Ron Brandsteder
Simone & Friends (televisieshow) 1988 soloist
Simone's Kerstshow 1990 RTL 4 Variety of different parts with André van Duin en Henk Poort
Gouden televizier Ring Gala 1992 1992 AVRO Guest appearance with Paul de Leeuw (as monsiuer and madame Thérnadier)
Mijn dochter en ik 1994 RTL 4 Guestappearance: cleaning lady
Vrienden voor het leven 1994 RTL 4 Guest appearance: teacher at pregnancy therapy
Wat schuift 't? 1995 RTL 4 Guest appearance: Chantal (Episode Ingepakt en wegwezen)
30 minuten 1995 VPRO Guest appearance (Afl. 10: Rondom ons). Program written by and starring Arjan Ederveen
Parodie Parade 1996–1997 RTL 4 Soloist next to Anne-Mieke Ruyten and Robert Paul. Televisionshow with Ron Brandsteder.
Koken met Cas 1996–1997 SBS 6 Hostess (Cookingprogramm with chefcook Cas Spijkers)
Baantjer 2002 RTL 4 Guest appearance Annemarie Spijkers/Sandra Kottman (Episode De Cock en het lijk in de kast)
Kees & Co 1997-2006 RTL 4 Main part: Kees Heistee (A remake from 2point4 children).
Villa Felderhof 2001 NCRV Main guest with André Hazes. Talkshow from and presentes by Rik Felderhof.
Junior Eurovisiesongfestival 2006 AVRO Juror
In de hoofdrol 2008 AVRO Central Guest. Hosted by Frits Sissing
Dik Voormekaar Show 2009 TROS Guest appearance. Televisionshow with André van Duin and Ferry de Groot



Title year(s) remark(s)
Met open ogen 1995 27-01-1996 46 12
Sunset Boulevard - The Dutch cast album 2010 14-02-2009 18 4 Soundtrack Sunset Boulevard
Simone - Songs from the heart 2010 09-01-2010 28 5
Simone - Songbook 2010 01-01-2011 24 13


Title year(s) remark(s)
Vanmorgen vloog ze nog 1988 22-10-1988 16 7 as Tsjechov / with Martine Bijl, Robert Paul & Robert Long /
#15 in the Single Top 100
Zonder jou 1995 23-12-1995 3 16 with Paul de Leeuw / #3 in the Single Top 100
Tweestrijd 1996 20-07-1996 35 3 with Paul de Leeuw / #26 in the Single Top 100
Doe een wens 1996 21-12-1996 tip8 - #79 in the Single Top 100
Uiteind'lijk vond ik jou 1997 22-03-1997 tip12 - with Paul de Leeuw / #72 in the Single Top 100

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