S6 Ep4: Sharlene Hector, alternate Effie in Dreamgirls

In The Frame: Theatre Interviews from West End Frame

Feb 18 2022 • 48 mins

This week we're chatting to Sharlene Hector about transitioning into a new career in theatre, following many successful years in the music world.

Last year Sharlene made her theatrical debut as Lorraine in Hairspray at the London Coliseum, also covering and playing Motormouth Maybelle. She is now touring the UK and Ireland as the alternate Effie White in Dreamgirls to huge acclaim.

In the music world, Sharlene was Lead Vocalist in Basement Jaxx and Blonde. She has sung backing for the likes of Alicia Keys, Muse, Emeli Sandé, Sam Sparro, Primal Scream, Rebecca Ferguson, Lalah Hathaway, Tinie Tempah, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.

Sharlene has performed at Glastonbury, V Festival, Bestival and Wireless with her television appearances including Alan Carr’s Epic Game Show – Name That Tune (ITV), X Factor (ITV), Top of the Pops (BBC), Sounds Like Friday Night (BBC) and Later with Jools Holland (BBC).

Follow Sharlene on Instagram: @supashar

To find out more about the Dreamgirls tour, visit www.dreamgirlsthemusical.co.uk

Hosted by Andrew Tomlins.
@AndrewTomlins32

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