Rosemary Ashe

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Rosemary Ashe
Born Rosemary Elizabeth Ashe[1]
(1953-03-28) 28 March 1953 (age 68)
Occupation Stage actress and singer

Rosemary Ashe (born 28 March 1953) is an English stage actress and classically trained opera singer.

Early life and training

She was born to Philip Stephen Ashe and Dorothy May (née Watts).She graduated from Lowestoft Grammar School before studying at the Royal Academy of Music and the London Opera Centre.


Her wealth of theatre roles include "Carlotta" in the original London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, "Felicia Gabriel" in The Witches of Eastwick at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, "Miss Andrew" in the original London production of Mary Poppins opposite Laura Michelle Kelly, "Madame Thenardier" in Les Misérables, Yum Yum in The Metropolitan Mikado, Widow Corney in Oliver! at the London Palladium, "The Beggar Woman" in a concert version of Sweeney Todd alongside Bryn Terfel and Philip Quast at London's Royal Festival Hall.[2]

She is currently touring the UK in the 25th Anniversary production of Stepping Out by Richard Harris, playing the role of Mrs Fraser.

She has also taught at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, the Royal Academy of Music, Guildford School of Acting, Arts Educational, and London School of Musical Theatre.[3]

Awards and nominations

Ashe earned an Olivier Award nomination for her role in "The Witches of Eastwick".


In 2004 she recorded a song for the CD Weird & Wonderful - A Collection Of Songs by Alexander S. Bermange celebrating weirdos and weirdness, featuring sixteen West End stars (released on Dress Circle Records).

She can be heard on the cast recordings of The Phantom of the Opera, The Boy Friend, Bitter Sweet, Kismet, The Student Prince, Song of Norway, Oliver, The Killer Soprano, The Witches of Eastwick, Serious Cabaret, Mary Poppins amongst others.


  2. Gans, Andrew (13 June 2007), Terfel, Friedman, Evans and Quast to Star in London Sweeney Todd,, retrieved 14 June 2007<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


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