Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Sharon D Clarke Interview – Original Rafiki Lion King…..
Sharon D Clarke is one of Alex’s favourite people EVER!
She’s starred in ‘The Lion King’, ‘WWRY’ and in 2009 ‘Hairspray’.
Clarke has a massive personality and an even bigger voice. So distinctive, so powerful – so brilliant!
Most recently Sharon has become a household name via her fame on BBC1’s prime-time drama ‘Holby City’.
Sharon was the original Rafiki (friend) in the West End production of the Lion king. Alex went to meet her at the 10th anniversary party at the Lyceum theatre to celebrate this remarkable role….
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Alex Belfield and SDC….
2011 saw Clarke take the role of Oda Mae Brown in a musical adaptation of the film Ghost. Beginning previews in March at the Manchester Opera House, the show transferred in June 2011 to the West End at the Piccadilly Theatre replacing Grease.
Clarke was nominated in 2012 for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical losing out on the award to Nigel Harman for his role in Shrek the Musical.
In October 2011, she appeared in a concert of the new musical Soho Cinders at the Queen’s Theatre, London. Clarke has also worked as Musical Director on Meridan.
Since finishing in Ghost The Musical upon its closure in 2012, Clarke has appeared in her own one woman cabaret at the St James Theatre.
She appears in James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner at the Royal National Theatre for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Olivier Awards.
In the summer of 2014, Clarke played the supporting role of Mariah in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Porgy and Bess.
Check out SDC’s latest interview from Ghost by searching for ‘Sharon’ in the top right hand corner.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio.