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My Top 5 Showtunes: Natalie McQueen

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

Natalie McQueen as Lauren in Kinky Boots

Natalie McQueen's theatre credits include Wicked, Wonderland and Murder Ballad. She is currently starring as Lauren in the West End production of Kinky Boots.

We caught up with Natalie and asked her: "If you were stranded on a desert island which five showtunes could you not live without?"

1. "If They Could See Me Now" from Sweet Charity

This whole scene always makes me smile. The choreography, the popping top hat and Shirley MacLaine! It reminds me of my friend and agent Michelle.

2. "Everybody Say Yeah!" from Kinky Boots

I am lucky enough to sing this number every night with an unbelievably talented group of people, it's such an awesome way to end act one. I love it!

3. "I'd Rather Be Me" from Mean Girls

My pal in our company told me to listen to this track from Mean Girls and I haven't stopped listening since. It's safe to say it's going on the 'parts I wanna play' list.

4. "Gimme Gimme" from Thoroughly Modern Millie

I dedicate this song to every poor casting director that has heard me sing this for most auditions! I just love this song. Also, Sutton Foster is queen.

5. "No Good Deed" from Wicked

I was in this amazing show for three years and I got to play Elphaba a lot. This song was always my favourite. I mean, coming up through the floor belting FIYERRRREOOOOOOOO – it was a dream and it gave me goosebumps every time.