Drawing: Elena Roger in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse

Elena Roger

Elena Roger is an Argentine actress and singer who won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2009 for her portrayal of Edith Piaf in Piaf.

She was discovered in her home city of Buenos Aires when Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group were researching for the 2006 West End revival of Evita and was cast as Eva Peron. She won critical acclaim and an Olivier nomination. She reprised the role last year at the Marquis Theatre.

Elena signed this black fineliner drawing on the final night of Passion at the Donmar in November 2010. She played Fiona in Stephen Sondheim’s musical about a young soldier in 19th Century Italy and his obsessive love with her character, earning yet another Olivier nomination.