23 October 1970 (age 46)
Linzi Hateley (born 23 October 1970 in Birmingham) is an English stage actress who is currently starring as one of the leads in the West End production of the musical Mamma Mia!. Her performance as Donna started on 5 March 2007.
As a child Hateley attended Italia Conti Academy. She appeared as one of the orphans in the stage musical Annie and on television in several episodes of the BBC children's series Grange Hill. Hateley's first starring role was as the title character in the ill-fated Carrie - The Musical in both its Stratford-Upon-Avon and Broadway runs. She was 17 years old when she won the part.
Among her other notable West End theatre roles are as Winifred Banks in the original cast of Mary Poppins, Roxie in Chicago, Eponine in Les Misérables, she was the original Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Martha in the original cast of The Secret Garden.
Hateley has released three solo albums:
* For The First Time
* Sooner or Later
* True Colours.
In 2008 Hateley recorded a song for the CD Act One - Songs From The Musicals Of Alexander S. Bermange, an album of 20 brand new recordings by 26 West End stars, released in November 2008 on Dress Circle Records.
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