Over the years, Myra Sands has created several roles in the West End, including Barbara and Miss Willoughby in Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques - The Musical at the...Read More
Over the years, Myra Sands has created several roles in the West End, including Barbara and Miss Willoughby in Victoria Wood's Acorn Antiques - The Musical at the Haymarket, Jenny Anydots in Cats (New London Theatre): Mrs. Brown in Me And My Girl (Adelphi): Hortense in The Baker's Wife (Phoenix), and Miss Lynch in the hugely successful revival of Grease, a part she played for the entire three and a half year run at the Dominion.
Among her many other London credits are: Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables (Palace): Oliver! (Drury Lane): Billy (Drury Lane): Evita (Prince Edward): Sweeney Todd (Drury Lane): Marilyn (Adelphi): Dear Anyone (Cambridge): The Ratepayer's Iolanthe (Phoenix): Follies (Royal Festival Hall): The Boy Friend and Gigi (Regents Park): the title role in Sister Wendy's Postcards From God (Jermyn Street), and 18 months at the National Theatre, appearing in Candide, Summerfolk, Money, The Villain's Opera and Honk.
Myra created the roles of Mrs. Moriarty in Leslie Bricusse's Sherlock Holmes - The Musical at Exeter and Mistress Dainty in the Heather Brothers' Lust at Hornchurch. She played Mrs. Strakosh in Funny Girl at Chichester: Rita Ramose in The Case Of The Dead Flamingo Dancer at Bromley: Vera in Stepping Out at Hornchurch: Dorothy in Stepping Out at Leicester: Madame Dubonnet in The Boy Friend at Westcliff: Glinda/Aunty Em in The Wizard Of Oz at Sheffield: Florrie Ford in Underneath The Arches at Oldham: Miss Peake in Spider's Web and Widow Corney in Oliver! at Nottingham: Jack's Mother in Into The Woods at St. Andrews: Mrs. McGee in Corpse! and Mother in Spend! Spend! Spend! at the English Theatre of Frankfurt, and Emily in Follies at Toulon Opera House.
National UK tours include: My Fair Lady, Guys And Dolls, Baby, Miss Hannigan in Annie, and Golde in Fiddler On The Roof.
She performed on Broadway in the spectacular A Tribute To Fred Ebb, has appeared in several seasons of the 'Lost Musicals' at The Barbican and at Theatre Museum, and regularly performs her acclaimed one-woman show Sands In Her Shoes at venues throughout the UK.
Television work includes: The New Basil Brush Show, The Bill, Love Hurts, and on film Myra appeared in the classic Ken Russell opus The Devils.
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