Pia Douwes – Chairwoman TEDxRoermond

Over Pia Douwes:

Pia beleefde in Wenen (1992) haar internationale doorbraak met haar glansrijke vertolking van Elisabeth in de gelijknamige musical, om deze rol vervolgens in Scheveningen en Essen, Stuttgart en Berlijn te spelen.

Ze schitterde als Velma Kelly (Chicago) op Broadway en in de londoner West End. Ze creëerde de rol van Milady de Winter in 3 Musketiers Rotterdam, Berlijn en Stuttgart. En tevens creëerde ze de rol van Claire Zachanassian in de Musicalversie van Der Besuch der alten Dame in Thun,(CH) en Wenen

Verder speelde ze in Chicago (Velma Kelly) Utrecht, Cabaret (Sally Bowles) Bad Hersfeld (DL) en Amsterdam, Cats (Grizabella, Demeter) Amsterdam, Wenen en Moskou, Fosse (soliste)NL tour, Evita (Eva Perron) NL tour, Les Misérables (Fantine)Amsterdam en Scheveningen, Grease (Rizzo) Wenen, The Rocky Horror Show (Janet) Bad Hersfeld (DL), Passion (Clara)NL tour, Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond)NL tour, We Will Rock You (Killer Queen)Utrecht, Rebecca (Mrs. Danvers) Stuttgart, Next to Normal (Diana) Fürth (DL), Billy Elliot (Mrs. Wikinson)Scheveningen.

Haar toneelrollen bestaan uit: Maria Callas in Master Class, Johanna in Kramer vs Kramer, Kate in Other Peoples Money in Praag, Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre en de dochter in Savannah Bay. Pia werkte mee aan de Dramaserie Wilhelmina en Annie M.G. (Conny Stuart) en was coach en panel lid bij de nederlandse TV talentenshow Op Zoek Naar Evita, Joseph, Mary Poppins en Zorro en de duitse TV talentenshow Ich Tarzan, Du Jane.

 Ze won prijzen voor hoofdrollen in Elisabeth, Cabaret en 3 Musketiers en een John Kraaijkamp Musical Award voor beste nederlandse actrice in het buitenland (2002).

Met grote passie coacht Pia jong talent op scholen door heel Europa en is ze ambassadeur van de Ingeborg Douwes Stichting en van Make a Wish Nederland en Austria

About Pia Douwes:

Pia had her international breakthrough in 1992 in Vienna with her brilliant portrayal of Elisabeth in the musical Elisabeth and played this role in Scheveningen, Essen, Stuttgart and Berlin.

She starred as Velma Kelly (Chicago) on Broadway and in the Londoner West End. She created the role of Milady de Winter in 3 Musketeers Rotterdam, Berlin and Stuttgart. She also created the part of Claire Zachnassian in Der Besuch der alte Dame (also known as The Visit) in Thun (CH) and Vienna.

She played in Chicago(Velma Kelly) Utrecht, Cabaret ( Sally Bowles) Bad Hersfeld (DL) and Amsterdam, Cats (Grizabella, Demeter) Amsterdam, Vienna and Moscow, Fosse (soloist), Evita (Eva Perón), Les Misérables (Fantine) Scheveningen and Amsterdam, Grease (Rizzo) Vienna, The Rocky Horror Show (Janet) Bad Hersfeld (DL), Passion ( Clara), Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond) Dutch Tour, We Will Rock You (Killer Queen) Utrecht, Rebecca ( Mrs. Danvers) Stuttgart, Next to Normal (Diana) Fürth(DL) and Billy Elliot (Mrs. Wikinson) Scheveningen.

Her stage roles include: Maria Callas in Master Class, Johanna in Kramer vs. Kramer, Dutch Tour, Kate in Other Peoples Money, Prague, Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre, Dutch Tour and the daughter in Savannah Bay. Pia collaborated on the drama series Wilhelmina and Annie M.G. (Conny Stuart) and was coach and member of the jury for the Dutch TV talentshows ” Op zoek naar Evita, Joseph, Mary Poppins and Zorro and the German talentshow “Me Tarzan, You Jane “(DL).

She won awards for leading roles in Elisabeth, Cabaret and 3 Musketeers and a John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for best Actress abroad (2002).

Pia has a great passion for coaching young talent at schools across Europe and she is Ambassador of the Ingeborg Douwes Stichting and the Make a Wish Foundation Netherlands and Austria