Since graduating from WAAPA in 2006, Lucy has cemented her reputation as one of Australia’s musical theatre leading ladies. When the Covid-19 Pandemic hit, she was about to preview at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre QPAC in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (GFO) as Charlie’s mum Mrs Bucket, which had just finished two very successful seasons in Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre and Sydney’s iconic Capitol Theatre. She was nominated for a 2019 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the show.
Lucy was also about to start rehearsals for MTC’s Australian Premiere of the Tony Award winning Best Musical Fun Home in the role of Alison.
Throughout 2018 Lucy starred in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group) as sassy Cynthia Weil on its critically acclaimed Australian tour earning a Green Room Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. Prior to this, with her newborn baby in tow Lucy played Miss Honey in the Australian/New Zealand tour of Tim Minchin’s Matilda: The Musical (Louise Withers and Associates, RSC), and was nominated for a 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actress. Lucy originated the role of Heather Chandler in the smash Australian Première of Heathers: The Musical, she created the role of Patty in Tim Finn’s new musical Ladies in Black (QTC, MTC) and starred in Grease as Rizzo (GFO) earning Helpmann, Glug and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for the show’s Australian and Asian tour. Lucy also created the role of Lara in the world première of Doctor Zhivago: A New Musical (GFO) opposite Anthony Warlow earning Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical.
Other career highlights include Cinderella in Into the Woods (Victorian Opera, Helpmann and Green Room Nominations); Georgia Hendricks in Curtains (The Production Company); Gertrude Lawrence in Noël and Gertie (CDP Theatre Producers, Glug Award for Best Actress in a Musical); Polly in The Threepenny Opera (STC, Malthouse, Victorian Opera); Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (TML Enterprises); Emma in Jekyll & Hyde (TML Enterprises) and Anne in A Little Night Music (Opera Australia).
Lucy’s one-woman show Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black toured Australia to rave reviews at venues such as the prestigious Spiegeltent, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Noosa Longweekend Festival, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth and La Salon at Claire’s Kitchen. Her album featuring arrangements and musical direction by Daniel Edmonds is available on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.