Enjoy Celebrity Radio Brenda Edwards Interview 2016 Hairspray Tour Fighting Cancer…
Brenda’s life changed forever in 2005 when she entered The X factor. She was the last woman standing in the semi finals.
She left the audience and judges spellbound with her breathtakingly powerful, moving and stunning voice.
Since X-Factor she’s proved herself to be one of the most talented, loved and respected women in musical theatre history.
Her voice is remarkable. She is the epitome X-Factor getting standing ovations mid-show for performance.
In 2006, Brenda was snapped up to play Mama Morton in Chicago and by 2007.
Most famously in the West End and on tour Brenda nailed the role of Killer Queen with her powerhouse vocals. She was born to paly that part.
Get her latest album ‘Bring It Back’ at the bottom of the page.
In 2016 Ms. Edwards announced she battling breast cancer. She continues to perform and tour as ‘Motorbouth Maybelle’ in Hairspray. Totally remarkable and true reflection of this extra-ordinary ladies character.
You can See Brenda on tour with her 5* performance in Hairspray The Musical!
Enjoy our exclusive Feb 2016 with Brenda and Alex Belfield:
Enjoy our 4* Hairspray review HERE!
Edwards on the first national tour of We Will Rock You in 2009 and then went on to play the role in the West End in May 2010 up until the point where the show closed May 31st 2014 after 12 years.
Brenda created the role of Pearl Pastor in Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall, performing with both the London and Royal Philharmonic orchestras.
Brenda has made special guest appearances at the Brixton Academy, Cardiff Millennium Stadium at BBC radio 2 with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
She has also had the honour of supporting Smokey Robinson and Alexander O’Neil at Rochester Castle, with her 11 piece band.
Other highlights include sold out concerts at Ronnie Scotts, London’s Pigalle Club, and at the Barbican with Brenda Edwards Gospel Christmas for Raymond Gubbay.
Brenda has made several television appearances including; Loose Women, The Weakest Link, The Wright Stuff, ITV1 Sing if you can, and she was a regular correspondent on GMTV talking about all things X Factor.
In 2010 she performed in Galt MacDermot’s Human Comedy for the Young Vic.
During this time she also made her tv acting debut playing the role of Mrs Johnson in Ben Elton’s BBC1 sitcom series The Wright Way.
Interview by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 2016.