Nicola Hughes

Theatre includes Bess in Porgy and Bess (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Mammy Saunders in The El Train (Found Productions), Shug in The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory), Ella Fitzgerald in Marilyn and Ella (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Bess in Porgy and Bess (Savoy Theatre. Olivier Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), Yum-Yum in The Hot Mikado (Watermill Theatre Newbury), Lead Singer in I Can’t Stop Loving You – The Genius of Ray Charles (UK national tour), Bloody Mary in South Pacific (Grange Park Opera), Follow My Leader (Hampstead Theatre), Zarita in Simply Heavenly (Trafalgar Studios and Young Vic), Lead Singer in Cy Coleman Concert (International Festival of Musical Theatre/St David’s Hall), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Derby Playhouse), The Woman in Blues in the Night (Birmingham Rep), leading lady in Fosse (Prince of Wales Theatre. Olivier Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical), Velma Kelly in Chicago (Adelphi Theatre), Helene in Sweet Charity (Albery Theatre), Lola in Damn Yankees (Gero Productions), Donna in The Goodbye Girl (E&B Productions), Acid Queen in Tommy (Shaftesbury Theatre), Margie in Crazy For You (Prince Edward Theatre).

Television includes Mount Pleasant, Doctors, The Royal Bodyguard, EastEnders, Parents of the Band, Rock Rivals, Jonathan Creek, Trial and Retribution, Heartburn Hotel.

Radio includes A Man of All Work, Friday Night is Music Night.

Recordings include Nicola Hughes, Crazy for You, Simply Heavenly.

Films include Night Swimming.