A Geelong girl who first performed as a violinist, Amy has enjoyed a career of diverse roles across the spectrum of musical theatre. Amy has most recently performed the iconic role of Janet in the Sydney and Melbourne encore seasons of The Rocky Horror Show. Her skill as a violinist and performer were highlighted in her role of Reza in the much lauded, multiple award winning Gordon Frost Organisation/MTC co-production of Once.
Amy’s portrayal of the con artist par excellence Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels saw her nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award in 2014, and as Sherrie in Rock of Ages, Amy received both Helpmann and Green Room Award nominations, winning the theatrepeople.com.au Best Female Actor in a Musical Award in 2011.
In 2012 Amy created the title role of Margaret Fulton in the new Australian musical Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert (Theatreworks) that received widespread critical acclaim. Her other theatre credits include The Threepenny Opera (Malthouse and Victorian Opera), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Songs for a New World (Doorstep Ensemble), and Young Phyllis in Follies (The Production Company).
Having been part of the original cast of Eddie Perfect’s Shane Warne – The Musical, Amy later reprised her role for the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, with seasons in Adelaide and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall.
Amy is the co-creator and star of the musical comedy web series Donnatelegrams, produced by the ABC and Screen Australia, and now viewable on YouTube. On screen, Amy also holds credits in prime time television shows including The Time of Our Lives, Winners and Losers, House Husbands and the HBO mini-series The Pacific. Amy features in Vis A Vis, winner of the 2014 British Independent Film Festival award for Best Short Film.
Amy graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English Literature and Japanese, she also holds an Associate Diploma in Music (AMusA) for violin.
The Sound Of Music was Amy’s most watched and beloved film from her childhood. As she grew, she would play along to each and every role, from Gretl to Liesel. And now, to be Maria is an absolute dream come true.
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