~Meet Joanna Strand~
In her versatile career as a west end artist, Joanna recently appeared as Emma in Jekyll and Hyde and Sharon Graham in Terrence McNally’s Broadway transfer of Master Class with Tyne Daly at the Vaudeville Theatre. Trained classically at the Royal Academy of Music, London, Joanna has appeared in a variety of productions which has established her as a diverse singer/actress. Her credits include Madame Giry in the West End production of Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre), Dolly in Hello Dolly, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (WLO) as well as soprano roles with Garsington Opera, Savoy Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park and at the Tete a Tete Opera Festival, Riverside Studios.
As a cabaret artist, Joanna has appeared at Feinstein’s and The Carlyle in New York, and numerous London venues including Pizza Express Dean Street, The pheasantry,The Jermyn Street Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, Jazz Cafe, London, The Barbican and The Forge Jazz Club, Union Theatre and many more...
Joanna is a great supporter of a number of charities including Marie Curie and TheatreMAD. She coordinates the music for Marie Curie's Lights To Remember and has appeared at numerous events for TheatreMAD including West End Christmas 2012 and 2013, The Garden Party, and other fundrasing events.
The final show of Joanna's 'Sunday Night at The Pheasantry' series with Jacqueline Tate will be on:
Sunday February 23rd at 8pm
Recent jazz -cabaret shows she has crafted include ‘Delirium’ at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, World Goes ‘Round at The Pheasantry,‘ Fly Transatlantic’ www.flytransatlantic.co.uk and ‘Thanks for the Memory’ celebrating the life of Ralph Rainger- the composer of songs such as If I should Lose you, Moanin’ Low and Thanks for the Memory.
'Joanna has the power to delight, impress and most of all- touch the soul. She has mastered every genre she puts her magnificent voice to, and brings something fresh and exciting to the jazz world'.
Michael Garrick MBE
'Joanna Strand is a great emerging talent and her band are absolutely first class'.
Jeff Young, Jazz FM
'Joanna Strand is a true vocal talent. It is rare you come across such an exquisite voice from an actress with sh depth'.
Laurence Connor, Director Phantom of the Opera.
‘Joanna Strand as Euridice is tremendous’ *****
Keiron Quirke, Evening Standard for Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus and Euridice at The Riverside Studios, London 2011.
'We could not be happier or prouder or less surprised. We knew you would be great. Thank you again for being a part of our wonderful company’.
Terrence MacNally for her performance of Sharon Graham in Master Class at London’s Vaudeville 2012.