My Top 5 Showtunes: Lisa-Anne Wood

The actress reveals the musical numbers she couldn’t live without

Lisa-Anne Wood
Lisa-Anne Wood

Lisa-Anne Wood grew up in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and moved to London to train at Guildford School of Acting.

Her theatre credits include Cosette in Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre), A Little Night Music (Yvonne Arnaud) and Steel Pier (Union). She is currently in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre.

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

5."The Light in the Piazza" from The Light in the Piazza

I am obsessed with this song and the entire musical. I spent most of my third year of college listening to it. I do wish it would hurry up and come to London so I can play Clara please!

4."One Day More" from Les Miserables

I had to pick it! My first job and my first musical love. Les Miserables will always have a special place in my heart.

3."Lothlorien" from Lord of the Rings

I saw this musical three times when I moved to London in 2007. I pestered my house mates for months belting it out from my bedroom. It brings out my Celtic roots. If you haven’t listened to it, do it now!

2."Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from Phantom of the Opera

I feel very lucky to sing this song twice a week. In my opinion, it’s one of the greatest female musical songs of all time. It is a song about loss and it unites the audience and the performer in a beautiful expression of grief and letting go.

1."Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide

This song is everything; proper silly and fun!

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