Lucy Maunder


Lucy Maunder

Lucy has worked extensively in the Australian and international musical theatre, cabaret, film, and theatre industries since graduating from WAAPA in 2006 and the Talent Development Project in 2004.

Most notably Lucy was nominated for a Helpmann Award and a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actress In A Musical for her creation of Lara in Des McAnuff and Lucy Simon’s new musical Doctor Zhivago opposite Anthony Warlow throughout 2011 for GFO.

More recently, Lucy has toured nationally with her one woman show Irving Berlin: Songs In The Key Of Black to rave reviews. The show played The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne in February and toured throughout 2012 appearing in festivals in Noosa, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Leura.  It will feature at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival in June.

Prior to this Lucy appeared in the critically acclaimed Darlinghurst Theatre production of Neil LaBute’s Tony Nominated play Reasons To Be Pretty playing the role of Carly. Other recent highlights have included starring at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall and the Melbourne State Theatre as part of the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Concert Program Philharmonic Phireworks 2012, under the baton of renowned UK conductor Gavin Sutherland and the NSW Premiers Gala Christmas Concerts All Wrapped Up For Christmas at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Immediately following Doctor Zhivago Lucy starred as Polly Peachum in the Sydney Theatre Company/Malthouse production of The Threepenny Opera. Other career highlights include playing Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, opposite Richard O’Brien himself as The Narrator (South Korea/New Zealand tours); Anne in Opera Australia’s A Little Night Music; Emma Carew in Jekyll And Hyde for TML Enterprises (South Korean Tour); Young Mary O’Hara in Harp On The Willow (Malcolm Cooke & Associates) opposite Marina Prior. In 2007 Lucy was a recipient of the TDP/ASCAP Bound For Broadway Scholarship, which took her to New York to perform her own showcase cabaret at Don’t Tell Mama. Other credits include the multi award winning Channel 4 UK feature film The Eternity Man; Side By Side By Sondheim; Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye (His Majesty’s Theatre Perth, Hamer Hall Melbourne); Mad About Coward (State Theatre Melbourne); A New York Christmas (The Basement, Sydney with David Raleigh); Gale Edwards’ New Rocky Horror Show; The Sound Of Rodgers (Parramatta Riverside, City Recital Hall); An Evening With John Bucchino (The Supper Club); The Morning Show (channel 7), Mornings With Kerri-Anne; The Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Broadcast; Elegies: A Song Cycle by William Finn (Sydney Theatre). Lucy can also be heard on the Showqueen: Sessions 2 Album. Throughout this year Lucy will be seen playing Gertrude Lawrence in Noel and Gertie for Christine Dunstan Productions opposite James Miller as Noel.