Petra Nielsen is one of Sweden's most famous musical stars.
With a career that stretches over 35 years, she has so far appeared in about 20 musical productions. Some of them include: West Side Story, Grease, Fame, The Addam's Family, A Chorus Line and Chicago.

She was awarded DN's culture price, Kasper in the year 1991, that same year she was also awarded with "privatteatrarnas Guldmask", for her portrayal as "Rizzo" in Grease.
Petra has been awarded with the "Guldmask" award twice more since then, in 1996 and 1999, for her portrayals of Cassie in "A Chorus Line", and Roxie in "Chicago".

Her performance as Roxie Hart took her to West End in London as well as Broadway in New York.

Petra is a charachter actress, and has played many spoken- and bigger roles, both in comedy as well as drama productions.
Two of these roles include "Anna Holt" a series where she portrayed a police officer for "SVT", as well as "Oss Kvinnor Emellan" a drama series for SVT.

Her latest contribution was in the Netflix movie "EUROVISION", where she sings "Come and Play". The movie soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy in 2020.

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Age 58



Petra Nielsen's CV


YearProductionCharacter/RoleProd. CompanyDirector
2018 Broarna i Maddison County (Maximteatern, Stockholm & Slakthuset, Malmö)
2017La Cage aux folles (Östgötateatern)
2011-2014The Adam's Family (Musical)
2009Panik på Klinik
2008 Foot loose (Musical)
2007 Zorba (Musical)
2006Petra von Kants Bittra Tårar (Musical)
2005Gays and Dolls (Musical)
2005Garbo The Musical
2003The Full Monty (Musical)
2002Nine (Musical)
2001Chicago (Musical) Schubert Theatre, New York
2000Chicago (Musical) Adelphi Theatre in London
1999Chicago (Musical) Gothenburg-Stockholm
1996A Chorus Line (Musical)
1995Cabaet (Musical)
1993Fame (Musical)
1991Grease (Musical)
1989West Side Story (Musical)
1987Cats (Musical)


YearProductionCharacter/RoleProd. CompanyDirector
2013En Pilgrims Död (mini Series) Gertrud
2008Livet i Fagervik (TV-Series) Astrid HolmströmKjell Sundvall
2006Sök/Search (Movie)Mona Maria von Heland
2006Frostbite/Frostbiten (Movie)Annika WallénAnders Banke
2004Kvinnor Emellan (TV-series) Myran Fredrik T. Olsson
1996-1999Anna Holt (TV-series) Anna Holt (Lead)
1994PillertrillarenMoniqueBjörn Gunnarsson
1994 PolismördarenEvaPeter Keglevic
1993Rosenbaum (TV-series)Annette Joninger Kjell Sundvall
1991Storstad (TV-series)KatjaChristoffer von Platen
1986Bödeln och Skökan (TV-Movie)Kvinnlig Fånge Hrafn Gunnlaugsson
1986Beskyddarna (TV-Movie)Saga SjöderMikael Ekman

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