Joanna Sawyer is a British singer, actress and choreographer who is perhaps best known for The Importance of Being Earnest and Much Ado About Nothing. She has been into professional acting since Oct 2012, while joining The Gatsby Girls as a dancer and performer on Sep 2013.
Sawyer attended the Guildford School of Acting (2011-12), winning the Graduate Musical Theatre Prize and a Distinction in Musical Theatre. She completed her BA in Drama and Music Joint Honours in 2011 from The University of Birmingham.
Her experience in theatre has been versatile, and she has played various roles beautifully. Among her most notable credits is Cecily Cardew in Julian Woolford’s The Importance of Being Earnest at The English Theatre Hamburg (Jan 2013 – May 2013); Beauty (Pantomime) in Chrsi Jordan’s Beauty and the Beast at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange (Nov 2013 – Jan 2014); Ensemble in Jule, Jerry and Steven in Concert at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (Feb 2014); Anita in Eliot Guiralarocca’s West Side Story at Belgrade Theatre (Jan 2014 – Mar 2014); Jack Trott in Abigail Anderson’s Jack and the Beanstalk at The Key Theatre (Oct 2014 – Jan 2015); Veronica MaCaw in Stewart Nicholls’ Love Birds at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Jul 2015 – Aug 2015); title role in Matt Daines’ Cinderella in Croydon (Nov 2015 – Jan 2016); Cover Ariel and Rusty in Racky Plews’ Footloose the Musical UK No.1 Tour (Jan 2016 – Nov 2016); Snow White in Paul Hendy’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in Sheffield (Nov 2016 – Jan 2017); Cecily Cardew in Joanna Carrick’s The Importance of Being Earnest (Jan 2017 – Apr 2017); lead role in Cinderella (Nov 2017 – Jan 2018); Hero in Joanna Carrick’s Much Ado About Nothing (Jun 2018 – Sep 2018).
Sawyer donned the role of Becky in the David Drury-directed television drama Our Girl (BBC, Oct 2012 – Nov 12).