At a tender age, Alex began her career in the coveted role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. This was the beginning of what was to become an outstanding career in Musical Theatre. She played Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Young Sally in Follies in Concert, Jenny in Aspects of Love, and Mila in Aloha Kamano by Sean Purcell.
Her musical talents did not go unnoticed and she was asked to play Eponine in Les Miserables for the Cameron Mackintosh Company in England and Ireland and also in the Concert Tour of Les Miserables of which she won wide accalim.
Alex created the role of Bernadette in the Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Ben Elton Musical The Beautiful Game. On her return to Ireland she played the role of Kate Foley in The Wireman in the Gaiety Theatre Dublin.
Alex has also sung with some of the most renowned orchestra’s in the world including the Icelandic Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Danish National Symphony, and the RTE Concert Orchestra. Among her many recordings, her amazing voice can also be heard on the Evita film Soundtrack with Madonna.
Among her vast musical experience Alex has found time to headline a concert for the Princes Trust in the Mayflower Theatre, England and in 2006 she travelled to Chicago to launch the highly acclaimed musical The Pirate Queen as principal female.
Celtic Woman would like to take this opportunity to thank the thousands upon thousands of people who came to see our concerts this year and for opening your hearts to our songs! Our amazing singer and dear friend , Alex Sharpe, has decided to take a full time break from touring with Celtic Woman for family commitments. We will miss her terribly both on and off stage but wish her every happiness as she takes time to be with her family in Ireland. The ‘Songs from the Heart’ Summer Tour in North America and our Australian Tour, will continue to feature the phenomenal vocalists Lisa, Lynn & Chloë, alongside the awe-inspiring Celtic violinst, Máiréad. Thank you for your continued love and support and we cannot wait to see you at one of our shows soon!