MARTI WEBB is established as one of Britain’s most popular stars having performed leading roles in numerous West End musicals.
Recent work includes Blood Brothers as Mrs Johnson in the West End and on Tour following the No.1 UK tour of Hot Flush playing ‘Helen’.
Marti received critical acclaim for her unforgettable performance in Tell Me on a Sunday which was written for her by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black. The West End production of the show was such a success that a Number One sell out tour followed. The album ‘Tell Me on a Sunday’ reached number one in the charts and the single ‘Take That Look Off Your Face’ reached number two. She subsequently recreated the role as part of the West End smash hit Song and Dance.
These performances led to many accolades being bestowed on Marti, including an Olivier Award nomination for ‘Best Leading Lady in a Musical’, receipt of the Manchester Evening News ‘Best Performance’ Award and being voted ‘Best Female Singer on TV’ by readers of The TV Times.
Other West End musicals include: Stop The World I Want To Get Off; Half a Sixpence; Oliver; Godspell; The Card; The Good Companion; Evita; Cats; The Seven Deadly Sins for The English National Opera and Thoroughly Modern Millie playing ‘Mrs Meers’.
Successful recordings include album releases such as ‘Performance’, ‘Freudiana’, ‘Evita’, ‘Gershwin’ and ‘Limelight’. Hit singles include ‘Ben’ (the royalties from which were donated to the Ben Hardwick Fund) and ‘Always There’, the theme tune from the BBC series Howard’s Way, to name but a few.
In addition to the above, Marti’s continuous successes include her acclaimed performances as ‘Hannah Van Husen’ in Divorce Me Darling at the Chichester Festival Theatre and her starring roles in the sell out National Tours of The Goodbye Girl playing ‘Paula’, Annie playing ‘Miss Hannigan’, Dinner with George playing ‘Sue’, The King and I playing ‘Anna’ and Aunt Eller in Oklahoma!.
The Magic of the Musicals is a show in which Marti has starred both in the UK and overseas, including Denmark and Canada, collecting rave reviews. So popular is this show that a video was recorded and shown on BBC Television. The album from the show has proved to be immensely successful and sales continue to thrive.
Other television credits include a Master Class for Meridian Television, Music Live a concert at the new Waterfront Hall in Belfast, Awash with Colour and Songs of Praise for BBC Television. Marti has also recorded the TV programme Songbook with Don Black.