So many people on Twitter and in reviews are surprised at Lara’s great singing in Gypsy! Don’t they know that she was in professional musical theatre for many years, since she was 13?
She’s one of Jason Robert Brown’s favourites, and believe me, this composer is a genius and a very insightful and demanding director. And as far as I know, no one but Lara was invited to be in the leading roles in TWO of his rather few musicals.
P.S. besides, Irene Adler was a singer too, maybe not in BBC Sherlock version, but it’s right under the surface I’d say ;)