Johnnie Fiori is the multi-talented actress and star of the West End stage, having performed alongside Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths in Neil Simon's, The Sunshine Boys, directed by Thea Sharrock both at the Savoy Theatre and also at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA again with Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsh.
Prior to this Johnnie’s London stage credits include: the Young Vic Theatre production of Vernon God Little, directed by Rufus Norris, where she took on a variety of central roles in DBC Pierre's darkly comic tale adapted for stage by Tanya Ronder. As part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012, Johnnie acted in Mark Rylance's What You Will: Pop-up Shakespeare troupe; performing impromptu pieces in public spaces around the capital.
Johnnie originated the role of Motormouth Maybelle in the original London cast of the multi-award winning musical, Hairspray to rave reviews.
Her other theatre credits include Bob Balaban’s critically acclaimed production of The Exonerated, Robert Lepage’s chilling Opera 1984; musicals such as Thoroughly Modern Millie and 125th Street.
Johnnie’s other film and television roles include; her debut in a Damian Jones Film of Powder Room, BBC2 comedy Episodes with Matt LeBlanc and Woody Harrelson's Lost in London. Most recently, Johnnie completed a highly praised run of Collective Rage at Southwark Playhouse
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Johnnie Fiori combines bluffness with an endearing sense of vulnerability
The Stage on Collective Rage
Sitting in row C of the stalls last night, being assailed full blast by a hot-pumping Mama called Johnnie Fiori, was to encounter the sort of G-forces endured by America's earliest trainee astronauts. Miss Fiori has a Harley Davidson voice - without the silencer.
Daily Mail on Hairspray