West End singers: Have you listened to these albums?
As well as West End performers lighting up the stage up to eight times a week, some stars have also enjoyed criticaly-acclaimed success as a recording artist. Listen to some of our favourite West End singers as they perform musical theatre classics from the ages, as well as songs across all genres.
Listen to your favourite West End singers
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe
As two of the most successful male musical theatre performers, it’s no surprise that albums featuring Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies. The pair released their first album “Ball and Boe Together” in 2016 and their second album the following year. But, it wasn’t until their 2019 album “Ball and Boe: Back Together” that saw commercial success, reaching number 2 in the album charts. Take a listen to their third album, with songs from Fiddler on the Roof and The Lion King.
As well as starring in Six and currently playing Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre, did you know that Aimie Atkinson’s recorded an album? On her solo debut album, listen to Atkinson perform the album’s title song from Carnaby Street, as well as hits from Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Rent.
Carrie Hope Fletcher
With a glittering theatre career including Heathers, Les Miserables and The Addams Family, Carrie Hope Fletcher is one of the country’s finest West End singers. Soon to star as the titular character in Cinderella, why not take a listen to Fletcher’s debut album. Released in 2018, “When The Curtain Falls” features songs from Hamilton, Frozen and Little Shop of Horrors, so enjoy a musical trip down memory lane with Fletcher and listen to her album.
Listen to Rob Houchen’s debut album RH, first released in 2016. In his career, Houchen’s appeared in The Light in the Piazza, Eugenius, and the all-star production of Les Miserables last year as Marius.
Previously originating the role of Beverley Bass in Come From Away as well as playing Elphaba in Wicked, have you listened to Rachel Tucker’s solo albums? Here’s her 2017 album “On The Road”, with songs from Dear Evan Hansen and Waitress, duets with West End performers and cover versions of pop classics.