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Gunilla Backman

Actress / Singer

Flat 9, Hair: Blond

Height: 168

Eyes: Blue

Nationality: Swedish

13 years of classical ballet training at the Swedish Opera

in Stockholm and with the Cullberg Ballet Company.

Adolf Fredrik music school.

Actors Centre London


2015-16 Jaqueline in ”La Cage aux Folles” Uppsala Stadsteater

2014 Tour ”Jesus Christ Superstar”, Maria Magdalena

2013 ”Sommarnattens leende” Desirée Armfeldt. Regi Dennis Sandin

2012  ”Jesus Christ Superstar”, Maria Magdalena

2010-2011 Sunset Blvd “Norma Desmond” Gothenburg, Andrew Lloyd Webber

2005-2007 Mamma Mia! “Donna” Stockholm, Sweden, Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson

2002 Garbo the Musical “Greta Garbo” World Premiere Production Oscars Theatre, Stockholm. Dir. Scott Faris

2001 Chess “Svetlana” Denmark Production Dir. Craig Revel Horwood

1999-2000 Les Miserables “Fantine” Palace Theatre, London Dir. Shaun Kerrison

1998-1999 Miss Saigon “Ellen” Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, Dir. Matt Ryan

1997-1998 Les Miserables “Fantine” Duisburg Musical Theatre, Germany. Dir. Ken Caswell

1996-1997 Sunset Boulevard “Kathryn” Rhein Main Theatre u/s “Betty Schaefer” Frankfurt, Germany.

1996 Elvira Madigan “Anna Sparre” Swedish National Theatre Centre. Dir. Magnus Bergkvist

1994 Sagan om hasten “Karin Månsdotter” Uppsala Stats Theatre Uppsala, Sweden Dir. Ulf Fredriksson

1994 The Royal Dramatic Theatre sings with lan Adam , “Soloist” The Royal Dramatic Theatre Sweden. Dir. Ian Adam

1992-1993 West Side Story “Maria” Swedish National Theatre Centre. Dir. Magnus Bergkvist

1990-1991 Les Miserables “Cosette” Circus Theatre Stockho lm Dir. Ken Caswell

1989 La Belle Epoque u/s “Colette” Sodra Theatre Stockholm Dir. Alexander Moberg

1983 Snow White “Snow White” Folkan Theatre, Stockholm Dir. Stig Ohlin

1982 Sound of Music “Liesl” Folkan Theatre, Stockholm. Dir. Stig Ohlin


2017 Prima liv ,Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison,  ”Tess” Playhouse Teater Stockholm. Director Adam Greenfield

1994 The Winters Tale ”Ensemble”  The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm Dir. Ingmar Bergman

Recordings, Concerts and Tours:

2016 Concert with Swedish Radio symphony Orchestra ”A tribute to Barbra Streisand ” Also broadcasted on Radio.

2016 Duet recording with Operasinger Rickard Söderberg

2016 ”One Voice” Tribute to Barbra Streisand Tour in Sweden

2010 Gunilla Backman sings Webber with Gothenburg Opera Orchestra, CD

2008 Best of Broadway with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra at Berwald hall

2008 ”Trettondagskonsert” at Gothenburg Operahouse

2007 New Year concert SvT

2007 ”Sveriges Eldsjälar” TV4 show

2007 Christmas concert with Jan Malmsjö, Malmö

2007 Svenska hjältar” TV3 show

2007 ”Stjärnklart” tour

2007 ”Nära mig” solotour Riksteatern

2007 ”Musik i det gröna” with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra på Gärdet

2007 ”Rhapsody in Rock” tour

2007 ABBA original Orchestra tour

2007 Soloconcert with Västerås Sinfonietta

2007 ”Melodifestivalmusical” on SvT

2007 ”Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber” concerts at Oscars theatre

2006 ”Nära mig” solo CD

2005 ”Rhapsody in Rock” turné

2002 Chess Complete Cast Album (Danish Production)

2001 Fred Astaire – His Daughter’s Tribute

1994 Hedenhös Family (2CD)

1990 Les Miserables original cast recording in Sweden. Produced by David White

1989 Three Soli Maxi singles, released in Italy, Netherlands, France and Japan.

1985 Album with the duo ”Katz” released in Scandinavia, participating in festivals and TV shows in Sweden and Europe.

1984 6 month tour together with the Swedish Eurovision song contest winner Carola

Concerts with the Halle Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

”The Phantom Unmasked” tour with Peter Karrie in South Africa

Hits of West End in Singapore

Fred Astaire – His Daughter’s Tribute at the London Palladium

Musical Revue:

2009 Primadonnor Hamburger Börs Dir. Hans Marklund

1994 Parneviks Cirkusparty “Soloist” Circus Theatre Stockholm, Sweden Dir. Anders Albien

1991 Mulliga Vitaminer “Ensemble” Stora Theatre Stockholm, Sweden Dir. Mikael Hylin


2014 The Sandhamn Murders, Swedish thriller

2014 Beck, Swedish thriller



”Shrek” 2

”Thumbelinas” Swedish voice in Don Bluth’s film Thumbelina

”Tiny Toons”