Louise Dearman is a British musical theatre actress and recording artist who, since graduating from Laine Theatre And Arts College, had built up a lucrative catalogue of performances both on national tours, in the West End and, in 2005, released a full length album.
After graduating from Laine and winning the Musical Theatre and Opera Award that the school offers, Dearman immediately joined the touring cast of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the lynchpin role of The Narrator where she toured the U.K with the production for over a year. Soon after, in 2000 Dearman was cast to play Jan for the U.K tour of Grease, later returning in 2003 to the Palace Theatre London to play the same role for six months.
Throughout the noughties, Dearman’s fruitful career blossomed into a plethora of theatrical success with performances such as Sarah Brown in the national tour of Guys and Dolls, Mimi in the Piccadilly Theatre’s production of Guys and Dolls, Lucy Harris in the U.K national tour of Jekyll and Hyde, she also performed abroad in Cyprus when she played Grizabella in Cats.
In 2007 Louise played the part of Debbie at the Edinburgh Festival’s production of Debbie Does Dallas. Other imperative stage credits to Dearman’s flowering career include playing Cinderella in both Stoke-On-Trent in 2007 and Milton Keynes in 2009 , as well as playing the Fairy Godmother in Wimbledon’s 2008 production of the highly successful pantomime.
After playing Eva Peron in the production of Evita, in March 2010 Dearman replaced Dianne Pilkington in the London production of Wicked where she ironically appeared alongside Rachel Tucker with whom she had previously starred in a parody of Wicked called ’So Jest End’. Louise and Rachel juggled eight performances a week together, and were interviewed as a duo by OK! Magazine who met their performance with critical success and adoration for the two ‘divas’. After agreeing to extend her contract at Wicked until December 2011, Dearman also joined composer Alan Scott in his concert, ‘Simply The Music Of Alan Scott’ at the West End.
Dearman’s career as a recording artist begun in 2010 when she released her first solo album titled ‘You And I’ which featured a 12 tracks from well known musicals, including ‘Funny Hunny’ from Chicago and ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables. She was also asked to be featured an album labelled, ‘Christmas In New York’ by the Notes from New York Team, singing on ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’.
To date, Dearman has appeared on no less than 7 television productions, including a KFC advert broadcast in 2005, and, most recently, she recorded backing vocals for ‘Tonight’s The Night’ with John Barrowman.
Louise has also appeared at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall when she was asked to perform as a guest on Michael Ball’s U.K tour.
Dearman has become a necessary talent in modern and classic theatre. Her aching to develop as a vital character within the circuit, and her hunger for success and creation puts her in the driving seat of whatever the future holds.