Mary Millar
Biographical Information
Born July 26th, 1936
Doncaster, England
Died November 10th, 1998
Brockley, England
Productions The Desert Song as Margot Bonvalet
Old Chelsea as Mary Fenton
Camelot as Guinevere (understudy)(original Broadway cast)
Lock Up Your Daughters as Cloris
All In Love as Lydia Languish
Dearest Dracula as Lucy Westenra (original cast)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as Milly
Bless the Bride as Lucy
Ann Veronica as Ann Veronica Stanley (original London cast)
Popkiss as Poppy Dickie (original London cast)
Follies as Sally Durant Plummer
The Phantom of the Opera as Madame Giry
Beauty and the Beast as Mrs. Potts (original London cast)
Pal Joey
The King and I as Anna Leonowens
Recordings Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1966 studio recording)
The Desert Song (1967 studio recording)
Bless the Bride (1967 studio recording)
Ann Veronica (original cast recording)
The Phantom of the Opera (original cast recording
Beauty and the Beast (original London cast)
Vocal Type Alto

Mary Millar was an English actress.


Born in Doncaster to music hall singers, Millar originally planned to indulge her love of animals by becoming a stablehand, but eventually became an actress, appearing in a pantomime production of Babes in the Wood before making her name in musical theatre, as Guinevere's understudy in the original Broadway cast of Camelot and later originating the role of Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera.

Millar was also well recognised for her television appearances, notably as the second actress to play Rose in Keeping Up Appearances. She passed away in 1998.


Millar began her musical career in the touring production of The Desert Song before understudying the role of Guinevere in the original Broadway production of Camelot.

Millar appeared in a number of obscure musicals, as well as popular productions such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 1966 and Stephen Sondheim's Follies in 1985. The following year she played one of her best known roles, originating the part of Madame Giry in The Phantom of the Opera.

In later years, even during her illness, Millar continued to perform and played Mrs. Potts in the original London run of Beauty and the Beast. Her final role was the lead, Anna Leonowens, in The King and I.


The Desert Song (1957)Edit

  • French Military Marching Song (contains solo lines)
  • Romance (contains solo lines)
  • Then You Will Know (duet)
  • I Want a Kiss (contains solo lines)
  • The Desert Song (duet)
  • The Sabre Song (solo)
  • You Love Me (duet)
  • All Hail to the General (contains solo lines)
  • Finale

Old Chelsea (1958)Edit

Camelot (1960)(understudy)Edit

  • The Simple Joys of Maidenhood (solo)
  • Camelot (reprise)(duet)
  • The Lusty Month of May (contains solo lines)
  • Then You Make Take Me to the Fair (contains solo lines)
  • The Jousts (contains solo lines)
  • Before I Gaze at You Again (solo)
  • What Do the Simple Folk Do? (duet)
  • I Loved You Once in Silence (solo)

Lock Up Your Daughters (1962)Edit

All In Love (1963)Edit

  • Poor (duet)
  • Don't Ask Me (duet)
  • I Love a Fool (Reprise)(solo)
  • Quickly (contains solo lines)

Dearest Dracula (1965)(originated the role)Edit

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1966)Edit

  • Wonderful, Wonderful Day (solo)
  • When You're in Love (solo)
  • Goin' Courtin' (contains solo lines)
  • June Bride (reprise)(contains solo lines)

Bless the Bride (1967)Edit

  • Too Good to Be True (duet)
  • Any Man But Thomas T. (solo)
  • I Was Never Kissed Before (duet)
  • The Silent Heart (solo)
  • Ducky (duet)
  • Bless the Bride (Finale Act 1)
  • Bless the Sea (contains solo lines)
  • Mon Pauvre Petit Pierre (contains solo lines)
  • This Is My Lovely Day (duet)
  • This Man Could Never Be a Spy (duet)
  • Summer (solo)
  • Finale

Ann Veronica (1969)(originated the role)Edit

  • A Whole Person (solo)
  • Sweep Me Off My Feet (contains solo lines)
  • Ann Veronica (contains solo lines)
  • Chemical Attraction (duet)
  • Why Can't I Go to Him (solo)
  • If I Should Lose You (solo)

Popkiss (1972)(originated the role)Edit

Follies (1985)Edit

  • Don't Look at Me (duet)
  • Waiting for the Girls Upstairs (contains solo lines)
  • In Buddy's Eyes (solo)
  • Too Many Mornings (duet)
  • Losing My Mind (solo)

The Phantom of the Opera (1986)Edit

  • Magical Lasso (duet)
  • Notes (contains solo lines)
  • Prima Donna
  • Masquerade (contains solo lines)
  • Notes II (contains solo lines)
  • Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer

Beauty and the Beast (1997)Edit

  • Home (reprise)(solo)
  • Be Our Guest (contains solo lines)
  • Something There (contains solo lines)
  • Human Again (contains solo lines)
  • Beauty and the Beast (solo)
  • Beauty and the Beast (reprise)

The King and I (1998)Edit

  • I Whistle a Happy Tune (duet)
  • Hello, Young Lovers (solo)
  • The Royal Bangkok Academy (contains solo lines)
  • Getting to Know You (contains solo lines)
  • Shall I Tell You What I Think of You? (solo)
  • Hello, Young Lovers (reprise)(solo)
  • Song of the King (duet)
  • Shall We Dance? (duet)
  • I Whistle a Happy Tune (reprise)(solo)

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