Whoopi Goldberg and Patina Miller
After a year long global search, 24 year-old US actress Patina Miller has been cast to make her West End debut playing the lead role of ‘Deloris Van Cartier’ in the divine new musical comedy “SISTER ACT”. Born and raised in South Carolina, Patina’s previous credits include the critically acclaimed 2008 production of Hair in New York. The role of Deloris in “SISTER ACT” was made famous by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie of the same name, and Goldberg is a co-producer of the stage version.
Starring alongside Patina will be Sheila Hancock as ‘Mother Superior’. To many, a national treasure and a multi-BAFTA nominee, Sheila’s career spans theatre, television, radio and film and she won a 2007 Olivier Award for her performance in Cabaret. Dad’s Army and EastEnders actor Ian Lavender also stars as ‘Monsignor Howard’. “SISTER ACT” opens at the London Palladium on 2 June, following previews from 7 May.
Whoopi Goldberg says: I am proud to announce that we’ve finally found you an amazing girl to play Deloris. It wasn't easy, but we did it. And boy, can she sing (unlike some people we know – me!). And in order to match her, we went for the bestand we got the brilliant… Sheila Hancock is our Mother Superior, a legend and not just in my mind. I think together they will reinvent SISTER ACT and bring it to a whole new level… can you tell I'm excited?
Sister Act The Musical