Linda Balgord

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Linda_BalgordLinda has a rich history of performing the works of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber on Broadway, International and National Tours and Concerts in the US and London. She starred as Norma Desmond in the first national tour of Sunset Boulevard (Jeff Award Nomination) and as Rose Vibert in the US and Canadian tour of Aspects of Love (Helen Hayes Award Nomination). She was the final Grizabella in Cats on Broadway, singing “Memory” for the last time at the Winter Garden Theatre, when the show ended its record-breaking run.

On Broadway, Linda also created the role of Queen Elizabeth I in The Pirate Queen for which she received a Drama Desk Award Nomination. Her other Broadway credits include Mamma Rose in Gypsy (Stand-by for Patti LuPone), Marie Dindon in the 2005 revival of La Cage Aux Folles and the original company of Passion. Linda was most recently seen in New York in the world premiere of Death Takes A Holiday as the Contessa and in Myths and Hymns as The Woman. She appeared as Zandra, Irene and The Virgin Mary in Jerry Springer The Opera at Carnegie Hall. At the request of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, she performed “With One Look” from Sunset Boulevard at London’s Whitehall Banqueting Palace. Her Regional credits include Now and Forever – The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone, Fanny in Funny Girl (Jeff Award Nomination), Eva in Evita, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (Jeff Award Nomination) and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music.