A star of many Western world End productions, Laura Michelle Kelly produced that rare step from theater into pop music using the discharge of her debut album in 2006. Delivered in Totton near Southampton in 1981, Kelly shifted to a plantation for the Isle of Wight with her family members when she was nine years of age. After gaining shows on her behalf friends, she produced her initial musical appearance within a middle-school creation of Bugsy Malone. Pursuing training in the Shanklin Stagecoach of Executing Arts College, Kelly journeyed to London at age 16 with her mom to be able to gain encounter in professional open up auditions. Originally getting the area of the understudy for Belle in Beauty as well as the Beast, she quickly went on to be the leading woman in several Western End productions including Mamma Mia! and My Good Lady, and in addition produced her Broadway debut in Fiddler on the top. Nonetheless it was as the lead part in Mary Poppins where she drawn the most interest, offering in over 400 shows and earning an Olivier Honor for Best Celebrity inside a Musical in 2005. A 12 months later on she authorized to EMI offshoot Angel Information, where she released The Surprise Inside, a assortment of initial songs and interpretations of tunes from famous brands the Cardigans, Nick Drake, and Paul Weller. Made by Marius de Vries, it presented collaborations with Jamie Cullum, Man Chambers, as well as the Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon, and was later on re-released with three brand-new songs under the fresh title What’s EVERYTHING For. Since that time, she has came back to the level, playing the part of Galadriel in GOD, THE FATHER of the Bands; has performed in the BBC Proms with Michael Ball; and was the unique visitor in Jools Holland’s Tempo & Blues Orchestra countrywide tour. In 2007 she performed Lucy Barker in Tim Burton’s version of Sweeney Todd.