Katharine McPhee will make her West End debut starring as Jenna in the UK premiere of Waitress, having played the role on Broadway earlier this year.

The musical will begin preview performances on 8 February, with its official opening night on 7 March at the Adelphi Theatre. Currently playing its third year on Broadway, Waitress will bring with it an all-female lead creative team – a West End musical first.

Since finding international fame as a captivating singer on season 5 of “American Idol”, Katharine has become a successful recording artist, landing songs and albums on Billboard’s pop, jazz, holiday and adult-contemporary charts in the US. Her latest album of timeless American standards “I Fall In Love Too Easily” was released by BMG in 2017. As an acclaimed actress, she was the breakout star of the 2013 NBC-TV musical series “Smash,” executive produced by Steven Spielberg with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). She recently starred in the hit CBS dramatic series, “Scorpion.”