Ria Jones
Ria Jones
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Following the news that she will star as Norma Desmond in the UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, WhatsOnStage are thrilled to confirm that acclaimed West End leading lady Ria Jones will perform at this year's WhatsOnStage Awards.

The actress - whose West End theatre credits include Chess, Cats and Les Miserables - hit the headlines last year when she understudied Glenn Close in ENO's revival of Sunset Boulevard. On Monday, it was confirmed Jones would lead the cast of the UK tour of the show, which will open at Curve in Leicester in September.

Jones will perform "As If We Never Said Goodbye" at the concert, which will be held at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday 19 February.

Tyrone Huntley was also recently confirmed as one of the guest performers and more acts are to be announced in due course.

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Skip to 1:06:50 in the video below to watch Ria's performance during our Facebook Live from the Leicester Curve season launch on Monday.

The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards take place at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 19 February.