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My Top 5 Showtunes: Hayley Tamaddon

The actress tells us the musical numbers she couldn't live without

Hayley Tamaddon

Hayley Tamaddon is best known for her roles in Emmerdale and Coronation Street, and for winning the fifth series of Dancing on Ice.

Her stage credits include Grease, A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia!, Fame, The Rocky Horror Show, Chicago and Spamalot.

She is now starring as Millie on the UK tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie, which runs in Richmond from 27 to 31 March before touring around the UK. Buy tickets to see Hayley in the show.


1. "Le Jazz Hot" from Victor Victoria

A brilliant film and a part I've always wanted to play! This song is genius, catchy and just makes me wanna sing and dance every time I hear it.

2. "All That Jazz" from Chicago

I'm lucky enough to have played Roxie Hart in Chicago but I never got to sing this song. It's such an iconic showtune that I've grown up listening to.

3. "Jellicle Ball" from Cats

This musical was one of the first shows I saw at ten years-old, it was incredible. The music is wonderful and the opening song, just amazing!

4. "Nothing" from A Chorus Line

I played Morales at the Sheffield Crucible and loved singing this song! It had been an audition piece favourite after leaving college. I couldn't believe it when I got this part, it was a 'pinch me' moment!

5. "Gimme Gimme" from Thoroughly Modern Millie

I'm currently playing Millie on tour with this wonderful show and I get to sing this wonderful song every night. It's another pinch myself moment as it's just me on stage – it terrifies me if I think of it too much!

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