Joanna Strand recently appeared as Emma in Jekyll and Hyde at London's The Union Theatre, to great critical acclaim, and as Sharon Graham in the Broadway transfer of Terrence McNally's Master Class at the Vaudeville Theatre. She also enjoyed recently playing Madame Giry in Phantom of the Opera, at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. She has appeared as Dolly in Hello Dolly, and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance with WLO as well as appearing in numerous theatres and opera houses including Bath Theatre Royal, Garsington Opera, Opera Grange Park and Opera Holland Park and gave the European premier of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Orpheus and Euridice at the Tete a Tete Festival at The Riverside Studios, Hammersmith last summer.
She made her jazz debut premiering some of the Blake settings by English Jazz composer Michael Garrick with the Royal Academy Big Band, while studying classical voice at the Royal Academy of Music. Joanna is premiering in NYC in October of 2012, her "Flying Transatlantic" jazz-cabaret show, celebrating the famous UK/USA affiliated composers creating an intuitive, contemplative journey of musical discovery.