Ute Lemper studied at The Dance Academy in Cologne and the Max Reinhardt Seminary Drama School in Vienna and has made a career on the stage, in films, in concert and as a recording artist. She has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin cabaret songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht and French chanson, as well as her own compositions and more jazz-influenced collaborations. She was named Billboard Magazine‘s Crossover Artist of the Year for 1993-1994. She played Velma Kelly in the West End production of Chicago, for which she won an Olivier award in 1998, and in 1999 she made her Broadway debut in the same role. Her solo concerts include recitals of the work of Jacques Brel, Leo Ferre and Stephen Sondheim, and songs associated with Marlene Dietrich and Édith Piaf. Her symphony concerts include The Seven Deadly Sins. Her film credits include Prospero’s Books (Peter Greenaway) and Prêt-à-Porter (Robert Altman). Her television work includes Tales from the Crypt, Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill, The Wall (Rogers Waters) and The Look of Love (Gillian Lynn).