| actress, singer|
Mariano Torre (2009–)
| October 27, 1974 (age 41) (1974-10-27) Buenos Aires, Argentina|
Mina... Che cosa sei?!?, Recorriendo el rock nacional, Vientos del sur
The German, One Love, Amapola
Elena Silvia Roger (born October 27, 1974, Buenos Aires, Argentina ) is an Argentine actress who won the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in Piaf. She has also appeared in the West End in Evita, Boeing-Boeing, and Passion.
Prior to being cast as Eva Peron in the West End revival of Evita, Roger was already an accomplished performer in her native Buenos Aires. In 1997, she was nominated for the Trinidad Guevara Award as Best Breakthrough Female for her work in Yo Que Tu Me Enamoraba. She went on to appear in a number of productions including Nine, Houdini, Beauty and the Beast, and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as starring in Les Miserables as Fantine, and Saturday Night Fever as Annette. For the 2002/2003 season, she was nominated for an ACE Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in Jazz, Swing, Tap. The following season, she starred in the show, Mina...che cosa sei?, which she coauthored with the show’s director, Valeria Ambrosio. Roger won the ACE Award for Best Actress in a Musical for this performance. She has also appeared on several Argentine television programs, including Hombres de Honor, Pensionados, and El sodero de mi vida. Internationally, she briefly toured Europe with Tango por Dos.
While doing research in Buenos Aires for the 2006 West End revival of Evita, an employee of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group saw Roger perform and suggested her for the title role of the show. After several rounds of auditions, Roger was cast as Eva Peron and performed the role to much critical acclaim. She was nominated for a 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance at the Adelphi Theatre but lost the award to Jenna Russell for her performance in Sunday in the Park with George. Roger next appeared on the London stage as Gabriella in the hit production of Boeing-Boeing, directed by Matthew Warchus at the Comedy Theatre. In 2008, Roger played the title role in the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Piaf and once again received rave reviews. The show eventually transferred to the larger Vaudeville Theatre, and Roger won the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She subsequently toured internationally with Piaf including a stop in her hometown of Buenos Aires. During her time back in Buenos Aires, she revived her performance in Mina...che cosa sei? for a brief run. From September 10 through November 21, 2010, Roger starred as Fosca in a revival of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Passion for a limited engagement at the Donmar Warehouse. On February 7, 2011, it was announced that Roger was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award as Best Actress in a Musical for the third time for her work in this role.
Roger can be heard on the cast albums of Mina...che cosa sei? and Evita. (2006 London revival and 2012 Broadway revival). She has also recorded two solo albums: Vientos Del Sur and a live album recorded in Buenos Aires entitled Recorriendo el Rock Nacional (Nueva Edi).
Roger returned to the role of Eva Peron in a new Broadway revival of Evita with previews beginning in March 2012 and an opening night in April at the Marquis Theatre. The production is directed by Michael Grandage, choreographed by Rob Ashford, and also stars Ricky Martin as Che and Broadway veteran Michael Cerveris as Juan Peron. Reviews said "Roger is an outstanding actress" and had "plenty of the star quality Evita sings about."
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La cosas tienen movimiento
El gigante de ojos azules
Cancion de Alicia en el pais
On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada
Paint It Black
Bajo el sauce solo
Evita: Don't Cry for Me Argentina
Dice Are Rolling
I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You
A New Argentina
Un pais con el nombre de un rio
Que falta que me haces
A los jovenes de ayer
Siempre se vuelve a Buenos Aires
The Chorus Girl Hasn't Learned the Lines
I migliori anni della nostra vita
Waltz for Eva and Che
Milonga en el viento
Como mata el viento norte
Don't Cry for Me Argentina
Oh - What a Circus
Mi sei scopiatto