Connie Fisher forced to quit Maria role
Connie Fisher has been forced to pull out of the stage production of the Sound of Music saying she no longer has the vocal range necessary for the role of Maria.
The 28-year-old, who shot to stardom after appearing on How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? the TV search for the character, has said she has suffered from a throat infection known as congenital sulcus vocalis, which meant that her voice has undergone a radical change and lost an octave.
‘My journey with this amazing show has been such a magical one and I am devastated that I am not able to close the tour.’
Connie Fisher now plans to concentrate on her acting career. "I would love to do more straight drama, and for TV I think I would cope with that really well. I would love to play the Doctor's assistant in Doctor Who," she said.
"Ultimately I would like to go into TV as a producer. I am extremely creative and I have to channel that energy somehow."