|Name Lisa Phillip|
Education University of Northampton
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Lisa Davina Phillip is a British actress and singer.
Phillip began acting in her early teens, when she appeared in various productions for local theatre group Second Wave Centre For Youth Arts. She then studied Drama, Media and Popular Culture at University College Northampton, and went on to train as an actress at the Academy Drama School in London, where she was the recipient of the Stage Scholarship.
In 2003, she was a runner-up for the BBC’s Norman Beaton Fellowship. This led to radio work, including Mrs Wilkes in A Kind of Home: James Baldwin in Paris (alongside Ronald Pickup), and readings of Alice Walker and Tony White for BBC Radio 4’s Open Book.
Other voiceover work includes the lead role of teenage prostitute Macy in Jillian Li-Sue's harrowing, award-winning short film Laters (BBC Three).
Theatre credits include: Alphonsine in The Rwandan Testimonies (World Music) (Donmar Warehouse), Edna Mitchell in Waiting For Lefty (BAC) and Swing/Understudy for Shenzi and Rafiki in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre). In 2006, she appeared in Trevor Nunn's acclaimed musical production of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Savoy Theatre). Her most recent theatre role was as Pat in Catalysta at the (Oval House Theatre) alongside Carmen Munroe and Angela Wynter.
She is currently appearing as part of the original London cast of Ghost the Musical, which, after a world premiere run in Manchester, opened in the West End 19 July 2011. Phillip plays the role of "Clara" in the production, as well as understudying Sharon D. Clarke in the principal role of "Oda Mae Brown". She has had many opportunities to play Oda Mae, most notably when Clarke suffered a minor knee injury and was away for seven weeks, Phillip shared the role with Da'Vine Joy Randolph. It was most recently announced that the new musical, based on the 1990 film of the same name, would be closing at the Piccadilly Theatre on 6 October 2012.