Establishing herself as one of Australia’s leading ladies, Lucy Maunder has worked extensively in musical theatre, theatre, cabaret and film since graduating from WAAPA in 2006 and the NSW Talent Development Project in 2004.
Throughout 2013/14 Lucy has been touring Australia and Asia with Grease as Rizzo for GFO, earning her Helpmann, Sydney Theatre and Glug Award nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. While the cast toured to Perth, Lucy took a break from the show to play Cinderella in the Victorian Opera’s new production of Into The Woods at the Arts Centre Playhouse Melbourne. She has rejoined the cast of Grease for the seasons in Adelaide, Hobart and will be seen for the Melbourne return season in December/January.
Throughout 2013 Lucy toured alongside James Millar in the critically acclaimed production of Noel and Gertie (CDP) directed by Nancye Hayes in the role of Gertrude Lawrence for which she won a Glug Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Amidst touring with Noel and Gertie Lucy performed in two separate shows at the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, her one woman show Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black and Love, War, Death, Brel with John O’May and Helen Morse. Songs in the Key of Black enjoyed massive success all around Australia throughout 2012 and 2013 in venues such as the Famous Spiegeltent Melbourne, Chapel Off Chapel, Slide Bar Sydney, the Noosa Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, His Majesty’s Theatre Perth and the Brisbane Festival. Lucy recorded and released her first album of the same name featuring songs from the show.
Most notably, in 2011 Lucy created the role of Lara in Lucy Simon’s new musical Doctor Zhivago (GFO) opposite Anthony Warlow for which she was nominated for both a Helpmann Award and a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Other career highlights include the role of Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (Sydney Theatre Company/Malthouse/Victorian Opera); Carly in Neil LaBute’s play Reasons To Be Pretty (Darlinghurst Theatre); Side By Side By Sondheim (Enda Markey/GPAC); Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (TML Enterprises Korean and New Zealand tours); Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Opera Australia); Emma Carew in Jekyll and Hyde (TML Enterprises); the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Years Eve Gala Concerts 2011/12 (Sydney Opera House, Melbourne State Theatre); Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye (Hamer Hall Melbourne); The Sound of Rodgers (City Recital Hall/Riverside Theatre); Mad About Coward (State Theatre Melbourne); Annabel Glick in Lucky Stiff (Neglected Musicals); feature film The Eternity Man (ABC/Channel 4 UK); Young Mary O’Hara in Harp On The Willow (Malcolm Cooke and Associates); Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (Seymour Centre); Cabaret Give Me Gold (Don’t Tell Mama, New York); Gale Edwards’ New Rocky Horror Show (Newtheatricals/Dainty); NSW Premier’s Gala Christmas Concerts; and numerous performances on The Morning Show (Channel 7), Mornings with David and Sonia, Carols In The Domain and Mornings with Kerri-Anne.