Liz Robertson sings Lerner without Loewe

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Last Show: Thursday 5 th July 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

2018 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of one of Broadway’s greatest lyricists, Alan Jay Lerner. Amongst Alan’s many hits is the classic 'My Fair Lady', written with Frederick Loewe. It was whilst playing Eliza in the West End production of this show that Liz and Alan met, and subsequently married. The partnership of Lerner and Loewe is recognised as one of the greats, but Alan also wrote shows with Burton Lane, Andre Previn, Kurt Weill, John Barry, Charles Strouse and Leonard Bernstein. The breadth of music is phenomenal and needs to be heard. In this special performance Liz will sing an array of numbers, from little known songs to ones that everyone can hum along to. This evening is an affectionate and fitting tribute to her late husband in his centenary year. 

Liz Robertson is an Olivier Award nominated West End and Broadway star. Liz made her West End debut in 'A Little Night Music', directed by Hal Prince, followed by 'Side By Side By Sondheim' which she subsequently took to Toronto with Georgia Brown. She was then chosen by Cameron Mackintosh to star as Eliza Doolittle in his revival of the iconic musical 'My Fair Lady', for which she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, and a Variety Club of Great Britain Award. It was during this show that Liz met her future husband, the legendary Alan Jay Lerner. Other London credits include; 'I Love My Wife', 'Song and Dance', 'The Music Man', 'The Sound of Music' and 'Phantom of the Opera'.

Liz created the role of Madame Giry in the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, and played Velma Von Tussle in the hit musical Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

In America, Liz could be seen on Broadway in Dance a Little Closer and Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (which she originated at the Donmar Warehouse, London), and the US Tour of The King and I alongside Rudolph Nureyev. She has also performed at the Kennedy Centre Honors before President and Mrs Reagan. 

Liz has made many concert and cabaret appearances on both sides of the Atlantic, and could recently be seen as Cheryl Gillan in Committee at the Donmar Warehouse.