Curriculum Vitae

Jan Hartley Singer Actress Entertainer

Before starting her West End career at sixteen, Jan Hartley trained classically for six years with Mavis Bennett; world-renowned singing teacher. Subsequent teachers have included Florence Norberg, Janice Chapman, and Lillian Watson. Jan also trained extensively in dance and drama.

Theatre credits includes:

Jan is currently playing Mother Abbess in Bill Kenwright's production of The Sound Of Music.

Christine in Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre London, directed by Hal Prince.

Magnolia in Showboat at The London Palladium Theatre and National Tour for The RSC/Opera North, directed by: lan Judge and previously at the Northcott Theatre Exeter directed by Stewart Trotter.

Maria in West Side Story at Her Majesty's Theatre London directed by: Tom Abbott and previous productions playing Maria at The Palace Theatre Manchester, The Belgrade Theatre Coventry and at the Perth Reparatory Theatre.

Wallace Simpson in Always at The Victoria Palace Theatre London directed by: Thommie Walsh and Frank Hauser.

Lucy in Bless the Bride at Sadlers Wells Theatre London, directed by: Christopher Renshaw and previously at the Northcott Theatre directed by: Stewart Trotter.

Maria in The Sound of Music the National Tour, directed by: Roger Redfarn.

The Shakespeare Revue at Jermyn Street Theatre and on National and Intenational Tour directed by: Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm McKee.

Charlotte Bronte in Bronte at The Redgrave Theatre Farnham and National Tour directed by: Marc Urquhart.

Sara in Bitter Sweet by Noel Coward at The Northcott Theatre Exeter directed by: Stewart Trotter.

Blanche in Whatever Happened To Baby Jane at The Theatre Royal Brighton directed by: David Taylor.

Belle in Alan Ayckbourn's Musical Dreams From The Summer House at The Steven Joseph Theatre Scarborough, directed by: Alan Ayckbourn.

Andy in Stepping Out The Musical at The Theatre Royal Plymouth and on National Tour directed by: Bob Tomson.

Shirley Vernon in Gershwin's Lady Be Good at The Lisbon Opera House Portugal.

Cinderella in Rogers and Hammerstein's Musical Cinderella at The Theatre Royal Plymouth directed by: Clive Perry.

Cinderella in Cinderella at The Theatre Royal Plymouth directed by: Roger Redfarn.

Jill in Mother Goose at The Victoria Palace London, directed by: Bill Roberton.

Jennifer Owen in Babes In Arms for Birmingham Rep Theatre and tour, directed by: Roger Redfarn.

Alison, in the highly acclaimed, Chichester Festival's production of Erich Segal's Love Story, at The Duchess Theatre in the West End, music by howard Goodall, and lyrics by Stephen Clarke.

Most recently, Jan Played the Mother Abbess, in the Kilworth House Theatre production of The Sound Of Music, directed by Mitch Sebastian.

Other Theatre Productions include:

Hans Anderson at The London Palladium.

Kismet at The Shaftsbury Theatre London directed by: Albert Marr.

Beyond The Rainbow at the Adelphi Theatre London.

As You Like lt by William Shakespeare at The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh and Birmingham Rep. directed by Clive Perry.

Candide at The Assembly Rooms Edinburgh and Birmingham Rep. directed by: Peter Farago.

Opera Productions include:

Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni at The Theatre Royal Greenwich, The Vienna Festival. The Barbican London directed bv Nicholas Broadhurst.

Cherubino in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at The Vienna Festival directed by: Nicholas Broadhurst.

Cenerentola in Rossini's La Cenerentola at The Vienna Festival and The Royal Festival Hall London directed by: Nicholas Broadhurst.

Hanna Glawari in Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow in The Carl Rosa Production's National and International Tour directed by Michael McCaffrey and Peter Mulloy.

Film roles include:

The Countess in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro for BBC Films directed by Geoff Posner.

Alice Ford in Verdi's Falstaff directed by Tony Britten.

Television roles include:

Elsie Victoria in Hannay for The BBC.

Fury in The Oresteia of Aeschylus for The BBC.

Guest Upearances in:

Hearts of Gold for The BBC.

My Favourite Hymns for The BBC.

Richard and Judy for ITV.

Radio includes:

Regular guest soloist for: Songs From The Shows and Friday Night is Music Night for the BBC.

Concert performances include:

Sarah Brown in Guys And Dolls at The Vienna Concert House.

The Night at the Proms Concerts at Sudley Castle and Ripley Castle directed by: Frank Renton.

Numerous Solo appearances for Raymond Gubbay Productions at The Albert Hall and National Concert Halls.