Victoria Hamilton-Barritt

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Victoria Hamilton-Barritt (born 8 May 1982) is a British actress and singer known primarily for her roles in leading musical theatre productions. Hamilton-Barritt most recently starred in The Wild Party playing the role of Kate alongside Frances Ruffelle, John Owen-Jones and Donna McKechnie at The Other Palace from 13 February to 1 April 2017.

Background[edit]

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt was born and grew up in London, she studied at Central School of Ballet and the Urdang Academy, Covent Garden, London.

Musical theatre[edit]

Upon graduating in 2001, Hamilton-Barritt was cast in the musical Oh What a Night! playing the role of 'Cat' for the 2001 UK tour, continuing with the show in Hamburg, Germany from January to June 2002. She finished off the tour with a one-month residency at The Sporting Club in Monte Carlo where she also understudied Sheila Ferguson in the role of 'Roxy Rochelle'. In 2002, she played the role of 'Connie' in the Saturday Night Fever Scandinavian Arena Tour.

Hamilton-Barritt's West End debut in came in 2003 with Mamma Mia!, where she understudied the role of 'Lisa'. She then returned to Saturday Night Fever in the original cast 2004 UK tour, this time playing the leading role of 'Stephanie Mungano'. From September 2004 to September 2005 she returned to the West End to play the leading role of 'Carmen Diaz' in Fame at the Aldwych Theatre. She played the role of 'Anita' in the 2006 International Tour of West Side Story visiting Germany, Japan and Thailand. In 2007 she performed the role of 'Maria' understudying the leading role of 'Susan' in the first production of Desperately Seeking Susan at the Novello Theatre in the West End.

From June 2008 until May 2009, Hamilton-Barritt starred in the UK tour of Flashdance the Musical, playing the lead role of 'Alex'. A new musical based on the 1983 film Flashdance, she starred alongside Noel Sullivan, Bernie Nolan and Bruno Langley. Later in 2009, she went on tour with Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens) performing songs from his musical Moonshadow. She provided backing vocals for the well-known artist in venues up and down the UK and Ireland, finishing the tour at the Royal Albert Hall. In January 2010, she played 'Rizzo' in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre, alongside Noel Sullivan and Toby Anstis. From September 2010 until January 2011, she starred as Alex Owens in the original West End production of Flashdance.[1] She went on to play the title role of Louise/Gypsy in Paul Kerryson's production of Gypsy at Leicester Curve in 2012 alongside Caroline O'Connor.

In 2013 Hamilton-Barritt appeared in A Chorus Line at the London Palladium as ‘Diana Morales’. She played the role of ‘Daniela’ in Lin Manuel Miranda's In The Heights in 2014. The show won rave reviews opening at the Southwark Playhouse in London. The show was reworked and opened at The Kings Cross Theatre in the autumn of 2015 where she returned to the role of ‘Daniela’ while pregnant and retiring the role at eight months pregnant.

In September 2016 Hamilton-Barritt returned to work in the production of Murder Ballad at the Arts Theatre as ‘the Narrator’, alongside Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo and Norman Bowman.

Film[edit]

In 2009 Hamilton-Barritt appeared in A Bunch of Amateurs, starring Burt Reynolds, in which she played the “Hollywood Director’s Assistant.” [2] She also appeared in a BBC special of A Tale Of Two Cities which was narrated by Michael York.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
  • 2016 Broadway World Awards Best Supporting Actress in a New Production of a Musical– “In The Heights” [3]
Nominations

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