Elaine Paige

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals
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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Elaine Bickerstaff, 5 March 1951, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. An actress and singer, often called the first lady of contemporary British musical theatre, Elaine Paige was trained at the Aida Foster Stage School in Golders Green, north London. She had already appeared in several stage musicals in the 60s and 70s, including The Roar Of The Greasepaint-The Smell Of The Crowd, Hair (her first West End show), Maybe That’s Your Problem, Rock Carmen, Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease and Billy, before she was chosen to portray Eva Peron in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita in 1978. Although Julie Covington had sung the part on the original concept album and had a UK number 1 hit in 1977 with ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, Paige went on to make the role her own. In spite of the disappointment of being unable to play the part on Broadway (because of American union rules), Evita made Paige into a star almost overnight. She won a Society Of...

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