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Roisin Sullivan

Voice Type:

Soprano

Nationality:

Irish

Country:

United Kingdom

Languages (fluent):

English, Irish

Operetta/G&S

Phoebe Meryll
The Yeomen of the Guard (Gilbert & Sullivan)
The National Concert Hall, Dublin
2004

Musical Theatre

Nancy
Oliver! (Linoel Bart)
Festival Productions /National Concert Hall Dublin
2015
Chestnut Seller /US Christmas Past & Hele/Isabelle
Scrooge (Leslie Bricusse)
Bill Kenwright / UK Tour
2013
Chestnut Seller /US Christmas Past & Hele/Isabelle
Scrooge (Leslie Bricusse)
Bill Kenwright / London Palladium
2012
Ensemble/ US Eva Peron
Evita (Lloyd-Webber)
Bill Kenwright / UK & International Tour
2011
Adele Rice
A Man of No Importance (Aherns and Flaherty)
The Arts Theatre, London
2010
Adele Rice
A Man of No Importance (Ahrens and Flaherty)
The Union, London
2009
Beggar Woman
Sweeney Todd (Stephen Sondheim)
The Union, London
2008
Gigi
Gigi (Lerner and Loewe)
The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
2005
Eliza Doolittle
My Fair Lady (Lerner and Loewe)
The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
2004

Other

Female Singer
Riverdance (Bill Whelan)
USA and German tour
2005

Covered Covered & Performed Scenes Premiere of New Work Concert

'Other stand out performances came from Roisin Sullivan as the Ghost of Christmas Past. She gave an elegant performance and her voice was stunning' West End Frame, 16th November 2012 (2012)

‘Roisin Sullivan is memorable as a single mum-to-be who plays Salome’. Robert Gore-Langdon. The Mail, 21st February 2010 (2010)

‘Sullivan, who looked almost ethereal in Adele's floral dress and beige heels, handled the underwritten Adele's dramatic scenes with ease and maturity, sparkled when on stage and more than convinced of the peculiar balance between innocent and secretive that her conflicted character demands.’ Miriam Zendle, ‘Westend/Broadwayworld’, (2010)

‘Patrick Kelliher as Robbie and Roisin Sullivan as Adele are perfectly cast and the score affords them the opportunity of some great songs, particularly Sullivan’s “Princess” and Kelliher’s rousing “The Streets of Dublin”.’ Paul Vale,’ The Stage’, 13th November 2009 (2009)

‘Paul Clarkson is a beautifully innocent, tempered Alfie, heading a stalwart comic cast of redoubtable Dubliners, with Róisin Sullivan in particular providing a fine portrait of lost youth’ Lucy Powell, ‘Time Out’, 17th November 2009. (2009)

‘Róisín Sullivan stands out as Adele, the shopgirl "from someplace north of nowhere" who gets the chance to play a princess’. Sandra Giorgetti, ‘The British Theatre Guide’, November 2009 (2009)

‘The acting in this piece was fantastic with great performances from Roisin Sullivan and Patrick Kelliher as Adele and bus driver Robbie respectively’ Adrian Pumphrey, The Public Reviews, November 2009 (2009)

'Olivier Award-winner Paul Clarkson has just the right combination of believable innocence and beguiling zeal as Alfie, enthusing his loyal band of bus passengers with the nature of art, and Róisín Sullivan, the shy girl from Roscommon who is persuaded to be his Salomé, is a delight'. Giles Cole, 'Whats On Stage', 13th November 2009. (2009)

'The same quality of restrained and perfectly observed emotion is evident in Ben De Winter's direction and the performances of the entire cast - and notably Patrick Kelliher as Robbie, Roisin Sullivan as Adele (the pregnant and unwed girl Alfie chooses as his Salome) and the brilliant Paul Clarkson as Alfie.' Robert Gould, 'Broadway World', 13th November 2009 (2009)

‘The Beggar Woman was played by Roisin Sullivan. Of course, this role is crucial, as so much of the pathos of the work depends on the audience’s gradual realisation of who she really is…Roisin brought to the role a thorough understanding of the torment of this woman – sometimes mad, sometimes lucid (no pun intended there), sometimes lewd. And always exquisitely sung – especially the lullaby at the end. Just brilliant.’ Peter Auker, ‘sweeneytoddforum.org.uk’ November 2008 (2008)

‘The singing is just a joy… Special mentions to …Roisin Sullivan (Beggar Woman) … whose voices will stay with me for days.’ Radica Anipke, ‘whatsonstage.com’, 17th November 2008 (2008)

‘there is excellent support from Róisin Sullivan as the Beggar Woman…’ Michael Darvell, 15th November 2008, ‘classicalsource.com’ (2008)

'Roisin Sullivan caught the gaucheness of the young Gigi and the elegance of the transformation to 'swan' with equal aplomb'. Ian Fox, The Sunday Tribune, 24th April 2005 (2005)

'Roisin Sullivan's Gigi...could travel anywhere' Gerry Colgen, The Irish Times, 16th April 2005 (2005)

'As Eliza Dolittle, Roisin Sullivan is a real discovery, singing expressively and acting with confidence.' Gus Smith, The Sunday Independent, 28th March 2004 (2004)

'Eliza Dolittle, as played persuasively by Roisin Sullivan, sings beautifully, favourites being Show Me and I Can Do Very Well Without You.' Gerry Colgan, The Irish Times, 25th March 2004 (2004)

'Her singing and acting never failed to grip the attention... an enchanting performance from an exciting new talent' Dick O'Riordan, The Sunday Business Post, 4th April 2004 (2004)

'Roisin Sullivan is a real find, with an Eliza that was both charming and explosive as demanded' Ian Fox, The Sunday Tribune, 11th April 2004 (2004)

Postgraduate Diploma in Musical Theatre
Mountview
2006–2007
Business and Legal Studies
University College Dublin
1998–2002

Róisín is a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, where she studied Musical Theatre. She most recently played the role of Nancy in Oliver! The Musical at the National Concert Hall Dublin (2015/2016). A career highlight has been appearing alongside Tommy Steele in ‘Scrooge’ at the London Palladium, (2012/2013) in which she played ‘Chestnut Seller’ and understudied and played ‘Ghost of Christmas Past’. In 2012 Róisín created the role of ’Caoimhe’ in the new Irish musical ‘The Promise’ at The Helix, Dublin and prior to that she toured with the cast of ‘Evita’ for Bill Kenwright Ltd as understudy ‘Eva Peron’ (UK and International tour 2011).

In 2009 Róisín, played the role of ‘Adele Rice’ in the European Premiere of the musical ‘A Man of No Importance’ at the Union Theatre, London. Following critical acclaim, this production transferred to The Arts Theatre, West End in 2010 where she reprised her role.

In 2008 she joined the cast of ‘Sweeney Todd’ as ‘The Beggar Woman/Lucy’ at The Union Theatre, London also appeared in the Irish Premiere of ‘Listen to My Heart – The Songs of David Friedman’ at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. She also workshopped a new musical ‘1916 The Musical’ in London and record the original cast album in Abbey Road Studios.

Previous work includes understudying and performing the lead singer role in 'Riverdance' in America, Canada, Germany and in The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (2004-2005). She was the resident lead performer in 'Normandy Nights Cabaret' (2005) which took place nightly on board cruise vessel The M.V. Normandy and workshopped new musical 'Alvaro's Balcony' in Her Majesty's Theatre, London (2007) and new musical ‘Grace’ for Abhann Productions (2004). Other credits in Ireland include 'Eliza Doolittle' in 'My Fair Lady' (2004), ‘Gigi’ in 'Gigi (2005)', (both at The Gaiety Theatre), ‘Phoebe Meryll’ in 'Yeoman of the Guard' at The National Concert Hall, Dublin (2004) and ‘Anne Dindon’ in 'La Cage aux Folles' at the SFX, Dublin (2003). Whilst studying at Mountview, she played ‘Peggy’ in 'Godspell' (Chelsea Theatre, London), ‘Golde’ in 'Fiddler on the Roof' and ‘Procne’ in 'The Love of the Nightingale'.

Film and TV credits include ‘Alison’ in 'Play it Safe' produced for the NSPCC, a TV commercial for ‘Boots’, ‘Mandy’ in the short film ‘Treatment’ and ‘Kitchen Girl’ in 'The Tale of Sweeney Todd' produced for Sky, starring Joanna Lumley and Ben Kingsley.

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