Frances Ruffelle is bringing her critically acclaimed solo show ‘I Say Yeh-Yeh’ to New York for the first time.
Frances is most known in New York for creating the iconic waif ‘Eponine’ in the original cast of Les Miserables, winning numerous awards for her stunning performance including the Tony Award. Frances has made 5 solo albums and has performed in many West End shows and in TV.film in London. Her next project in London will be to play the lead of Queenie in Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party.
‘I Say Yeh-Yeh’offers a comic insight to Frances’ own true life story from heartbreak to empowerment and brings a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ to songs you thought you knew! The show includes a brand new version of Ruffelle’s ‘On My Own’ arranged by award winning Gwyneth Herbert and the original song written for the Character of Eponine ( Les Mis) which was cut from the show we all know now.
Piano & Musical Director: Jude Obermüller
“Ruffelle, leaves you astounded at quite how much sheer talent one performer can possess” – London Weekly News
“Totally “lopping –the –top” off conventional cabaret concertconventions, Broadway star and musical artist Frances Ruffelle presented a radically deconstructed, immersive and jazz-infused “tone poem” to life and love last evening at The Kennedy Center’s intimate Terrace Theater. From the opening strains of Ruffelle’s stunning voice coming from off-stage (even before she had made her entrance), I had a feeling that I might be in for a unique concert concept and my intuition was not proven wrong.” - DCMetro Theater Arts
“… a pure magical voice emerges from one side of the room. Frances Ruffelle is starting as she means to go on… She doesn’t just use the space, she crushes it under her high heels.” – ***** The Scotsman
“There are great and strong voices, big or beautiful voices, but very rarely, there is what can only be described as a magic voice. Frances is one of these rare ones, and the magic seems to lie in the contradiction, she is youthful and wise, vibrant and sad, spontaneous and skilled. Hearing is believing.” - Trevor Nunn,