ArtsEd graduate, Miriam-Teak Lee has been awarded a What’s On Stage Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as leading lady, Juliet in new musical &Juliet.
Since graduating from ArtsEd in 2017, Miriam-Teak Lee bounded into the West End with gusto; firstly taking on Hamilton and now, she is the star of brand new musical: &Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Delighted by the news, Miriam-Teak had a chat with us about her win:
“I am so unbelievably overwhelmed about winning this award! It is even more special because the fans vote for us; they are the people who come and watch our show night after night, and will wait at stage door just to see us come out! I appreciate and I love them.
It is an absolute dream being able to play a role like this night after night, to sing the legendary Max Martin’s songs and to be trusted enough to put my own spin on them. Working with book writer, David West Read in creating the character of Juliet has been an incredible experience; I feel so proud to have helped create a character that inspires people to find the confidence they never knew they had and to be true to themselves. The fact that I have originated this role is something I will have with me for the rest of my life and I will always be forever proud of Juliet and the entire &Juliet process”
Miriam-Teak has also been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical at the Oliviers 2020, alongside ArtsEd alumna Zizi Strallen for her role as Mary Poppins. Graduate, Jac Yarrow has been nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Joseph in Joseph’s Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. The Olivier Awards 2020 will be held on 5 April.
Hear more from Miriam-Teak in the ArtsEd Centenary video: 100 Years in 100 Seconds with Miriam-Teak Lee: