Kerry Ellis to release her autobiography ‘Bumpkin To Broadway’ this Summer!

Kerry Ellis is set to release her autobiography this summer (3 August) and I could not be more excited to read it!

‘Bumpkin To Broadway’ is “a touching reflection into the career so far of a West End and Broadway star, who first amazed audiences as the first British lead in multi-award winning musical WICKED and has gone onto to perform around the world and partner with an icon in music history.”

From making her West End debut in MY FAIR LADY to originating the role of Meat in WE WILL ROCK YOU and going on to perform in lead roles in lead roles in LES MISÉRABLES, OLIVER! and CATS, Kerry was also notably the first British actor to play the lead of Elphaba in in WICKED replacing Idina Menzel and performing on both the West End and Broadway.

In 2010, Kerry released her acclaimed album ANTHEMS, produced by Brian May and introducing her to whole new audiences. After extensive touring with Brian May including the release of a live album, in 2017 GLORY DAYS was released as the first full studio recorded album of Ellis and May as a duo and featured original songs written by the duo together. Brian May needs little introduction as the guitarist of Queen, the rock and roll hall of fame member has dominated popular music for almost 50 years and it is perhaps his belief in Kerry and continuing desire to work with her that is testament to what a unique and special talent Kerry is.

This book is not just for fans of musical theatre; it will be enjoyed by fellow actors and other members of the industry but further than this KERRY ELLIS: BUMPKIN TO BROADWAY will be loved by anyone who enjoys live performance.