Joanna Woodward is an internationally renowned singer, burlesque dancer and compere with multiple performances in theatres and cabaret clubs all around the world. She grew up in Glastonbury, Somerset and is skilled not in singing and dancing but also acting.
She received training in Acting and Musical Theatre at the Central School of Speech and Drama and achieved a BA Honours Degree.
Joanna has numerous stage credits that show her skills wonderfully. The roles she has played include Princess Atlanta in The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts at Scoop Amphitheatre; Glauke in Medea; Kimberley in Pages: Promised Land at the Union Theatre; Princess in Sleeping Beauty, and Puss in Boots at the Newbury Corn Exchange; Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at the Kilworth House Theatre; Tinker Bell in Lost Boy at the Charing Cross Theatre and Finborough Theatre; Mary in The Life at the Southwark Playhouse; Emily in Zombies: The Musical and Eulpha Miziam in Confessions at The Other Palace. She understudied Beth/Meg/KT in Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Menier Chocolate Factory. She understudied and played Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.
Joanna took part in the workshop of Painted Lady: The Princess Cariboo Scandal (Bristol Old Vic), Chaosbaby (NT Studio), Lost Boy (Liverpool Everyman), Tamara Harvey’s T’Aint A Bird, Scott Ellis’ What’s New Pussycat?, and as Sugar Kane in Sugar.
Her additional work includes being the lead singer in The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable at Punchdrunk and the National Theatre, and Mum’s The Word at Crazy Coqs. As a famous burlesque singer and compere, she headlined The Hurly Burly Show at the Duchess Theatre, An Evening of Burlesque in its Italian and National Tour, and The Wam Bam Club at the Royal Albert Hall.