MARTI is one of Britain’s most popular stars, having performed leading roles in numerous West End Musicals including ‘Stop the World I Want to Get Off’, ‘Half-a-Sixpence’, ‘Oliver’, ‘Godspell’, ‘The Card’, ‘The Good Companions’, ‘Evita’, ‘Song and Dance’, ‘Cats’, ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, ‘Tell Me On a Sunday’, ‘Blood Brothers’, and ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ for the ENO.
In addition to the above Marti has played leading roles in the touring productions of ‘Oliver’, ‘Evita’, ‘Goodbye Girl’, ‘Annie’, ‘The King and I’, ‘Tell Me On a Sunday’, ‘Hot Flush’, ‘Blood Brothers’ and most recently ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘42nd Street’. She has also appeared in several pantomimes and four Royal Variety Performances.
Marti received critical acclaim for her unforgettable performance in ‘Tell Me On a Sunday’ which was written for her by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black, when it was televised as a Music Special for BBC2 in 1980. The album reached No.1 and the single ‘Take That Look Off Your Face’ reached No.2 in the UK Charts. She recreated her role as the first half of the hit West End Show ‘Song and Dance’ for which Marti was nominated for an Olivier Award. She received The Manchester Evening News Best Performance Award as well as the TV Times Award for Best Female Singer by its readers.
Recent TV includes ‘Great British Songbook’ with Don Black (Sky Arts), ‘The Many Faces of Dame Judi Dench’ (BBC4), ‘The History of British Musicals’ (BBC4), ‘The Paul O’Grady Show’ (ITV) and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ (BBC4) celebrating the work of Don Black.
Other TV appearances include the specials ‘Won’t Change Place’ and ‘Together Again’ (BBC1), ‘Songwriter’s Series’ (BBC1), ‘Master Class’ (Meridian), ‘Music Live’ from The Waterfront Hall Belfast, ‘Awash with Colour’ and ‘Songs of Praise’.
Marti has recorded nine Solo Albums and had many hit singles including ‘Ben’ (the Royalties being donated to the Ben Hardwicke Fund) and ‘Always There’ the theme from the hit BBC series ‘Howard’s Way’.
‘The Magic of the Musicals’ is a show that Marti successfully toured in from 1991 to 2006. The video of the original production was televised by BBC1. Marti also performs Cabaret, travelling the world with P&O Cruises.
She recently finished her sell out performances in the West End where she reprised her role in ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’ followed by a No.1 UK Tour of ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ produced by Bill Kenwright where she played Jacqueline.