Bio

 

Lucy Maunder graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2006, and the Talent Development Project in 2004 and has since cemented a reputation as one of Australia’s leading ladies of musical theatre.

Most recently, she played the role of Heather Chandler in the critically acclaimed sell out season of Heathers: The Musical (Showqueen Productions, Australian Premiere) at the Hayes Theatre. Prior to this Lucy was seen as Rizzo in Grease (GFO), earning Helpmann, Glugs and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for her performance in the show’s Australian/Asian tour.

Lucy created the role of Lara opposite Anthony Warlow in the world première of Doctor Zhivago for John Frost (GFO), receiving Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other credits include Cinderella in Into the Woods (Victorian Opera; Helpmann and Green Room Award Nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical), Gertrude Lawrence in Noël and Gertie (CDP Theatre Producers; Glugs Award for Best Actress in a Musical), Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (STC/Malthouse/Victorian Opera), Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (TML Enterprises), Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde (TML Enterprises), Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Opera Australia), Carly in Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty (Darlinghurst Theatre), Lois Lane in It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Superman and Annabel Glick in Lucky Stiff (Neglected Musicals), Young Mary O’Hara in The Harp on the Willow (Malcolm Cooke & Associates) and Gale Edwards’ New Rocky Horror Show (Newtheatricals/Dainty).

Lucy’s one-woman show Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black toured Australia to critical acclaim in venues such as The Hayes Theatre in Sydney, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne, amongst others. She has since released her debut album of the same name featuring songs from the show, which is available to purchase on iTunes. Lucy was the recipient of the ASCAP/TDP Bound for Broadway scholarship and subsequently performed in her own cabaret Give Me Gold at Don’t Tell Mama in New York City. Her other cabaret/concert credits include Opera In The Park 2015 (Broadbeach, Gold Coast); Sondheim on Sondheim (Melbourne Recital Centre); Love, War, Death, Brel (Adelaide Cabaret Festival); Side by Side by Sondheim (Enda Markey/GPAC); The Sound of Rogers (City Recital Hall, Sydney); Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye (Hamer Hall, Melbourne); Mad About Coward (State Theatre, Melbourne); the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Years Eve Gala Concerts 2011/12 (Sydney Opera House/State Theatre, Melbourne); NSW Premier’s Gala Christmas Concerts (Sydney Entertainment Centre); Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Mardi Gras, Seymour Centre).

Lucy’s screen credits include the short film Identical which is due for release later this year; feature film The Eternity Man (ABC/Channel 4 UK) and numerous television appearances including Carols in the Domain, The Morning Show, Mornings with David and Sonia, and Mornings with Kerrie-Anne.