Hailing from Croydon, Kelly Agbowu is an all-round performer with immense experience in Musical Theatre, Film, TV, and Commercials. She was the lead vocalist for UK’s #1 function band Motown Gold.
She received training at the London School of Musical Theatre, finishing her course in 2009.
Kelly has numerous credits to her name like Emily in Craig Smith’s Where I Come From (2004) at The Albany Theatre; Prison Officer Robinson in Craig Smith’s Through the Wire (2005) at The Old Vic; Ursula in Susan Raasey’s Much Ado About Nothing (2009) at the LSMT Studios; Paca La Rosetta in Matt Ryan’s Bernada Alba (2009) at LSMT Studios; ensemble/Townsperson in John Fulljames’ The Human Comedy (2010) at The Young Vic; Choir/Vocalist in John Jackson Almond’s Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (2010) at The Shaw Theatre; Essie in Parade (2011); Sue, Junie , Carole in Paul Taylor-Mills’ Rent at the Greenwich Theatre (2012); swing and cover Shenzi in Disney’s The Lion King (2013-15) in the International Tour; May – Ugly Sister in Purni Morell’s Baddies at the Unicorn Theatre (2015); swing in The Book of Mormon (2016-18); The Lion in Liam Steele/George Dyer’s The Wizard of Oz (2018) at the Birmingham Rep; Nurse Norma and understudy Becky in Diane Paulus’ Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre; ensemble/first cover Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables (2019) at Sondheim Theatre.
She was in the feature film Dreams of a Life (2010) as Joyce’s sister. She was also part of the 2010 short film The Christening.
She appeared in an episode of BBC’s Cop School (2010).
Kelly features in several commercials. Her most notable credits include Young Mum in Halifax (2012), Cuban dancer in Britain’s Got Talent (2012) and Talking Head in Nokia ‘Talking Heads’ (2012).