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Marti Webb

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Marti Webb, born 13 December 1944, in London, is a musical actress from England, who appeared on stage in Evita, before starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s one woman show Tell Me On A Sunday in the mid 1980s. She had a hit in the UK Singles Chart with a song from the show, Take That Look Off Your Face.

Webb first came to prominence as Ann in the original London production of Half a Sixpence opposite Tommy Steele. She later dubbed the singing voice of Julia Foster, her replacement for the film adaptation. Immediately prior to her appearance in Half a Sixpence, Webb had made her West End debut in Stop the World, I Want to Get Off, which starred and had lyrics by Anthony Newley, whom Webb considered to be her mentor. She also played Nancy in the first UK tour of Oliver! where she met and befriended the show’s Assistant Stage Manager Cameron Mackintosh, who was to become one of the most prominent musical theatre producers in world. When the production returned to the West End, Phil Collins who later achieved fame with Genesis played The Artful Dodger.

During the 1970s she carved out a career as a respected, though not yet famous, West End actress and singer appearing in both The Card, written by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent, and Godspell, opposite David Essex, Julie Covington and Jeremy Irons.

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  • sayheyheyhey

    Her 'Gershwin' album is sublime.

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • AndrewJH72

    Just seen that the producers of such massive touring hits as South Pacific, 42nd Street, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and many more have done a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical Oklahoma which stars Marti Webb! I've just booked my tickets for Blackpool - a tour list is available at the producers website - just search UK Productions on Google.

    29 May 2010 Reply
  • Solonczyk

    great song!!! take that look off your face

    29 Oct 2009 Reply
  • OSR_1981

    ein Weltklassetitel made by Andrew Llyod Webber ( Cats/ Phantom der Oper)

    27 May 2008 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    No shout? No way, wonderful voice!

    17 Jul 2007 Reply

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