Claire Moore Biography (Wikipedia)
Claire Moore (2 January 1960 in Over Hulton, Bolton) is an English soprano singer and actress, best known for her leading role as Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera and as Ellen in Miss Saigon.
The daughter of Peggy and Geoff Moore, the latter a jazz musician, she was educated at Hesketh Fletcher School, Atherton, and Leigh Sixth Form College, before operatic training at the Royal Northern College of Music.
She played the role of Christine Daaé in the original cast of The Phantom of the Opera, as alternate Christine to Sarah Brightman performing 3 shows per week. When Sarah left the production after a year, Claire then took the role full-time. She was voted "favourite Christine" by the Phantom Appreciation Society. In 1989 she left the role to play Ellen in the London production of Miss Saigon.
Other work includes appearing alongside Richard Harris in the 1982 London production of Camelot; playing the lead role of Audrey in the 1983–85 Comedy Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors; Mrs Anna (as alternate for Elaine Paige) in the London Palladium production of The King and I 2000–2001; Fantine and Madame Thenardier in Les Misérables; and in the musicals of Bernard J. Taylor.
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