Lucy Maunder

We are absolutely thrilled to have Lucy join us at this years Australian Musical Theatre Festival! Since graduating from WAPPA in 2006, Lucy has cemented her reputation as one of Australia’s musical theatre leading ladies. 


Currently, she has been super busy touring and appearing in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Gordon Frost Organisation) as Charlie's mum Mrs Bucket, for which she was nominated for a 2019 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. 


Prior to this Lucy starred in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in the role of sassy Cynthia Weil on its critically acclaimed Australian tour and was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. She also starred in the Perth, Adelaide and New Zealand seasons of Tim Minchin’s Matilda (Louise Withers and Associates), where she played the endearing Miss Honey and was nominated for a 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. All with a newborn baby in tow! 


Some of Lucy’s other career highlights include; Patty in the Australian musical Ladies in Black (QTC/MTC); Heather Chandler in Heathers: The Musical (ShowWork); Rizzo in Grease (Gordon Frost Organisation) earning her a Helpmann, Glug and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for the show’s Australian and Asian tour,  Lara in Doctor Zhivago (GFO; Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical), Georgia Hendricks in Curtains (The Production Company); 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; 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 & Hyde (TML Enterprises); Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Opera Australia); Carly in Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty (Darlinghurst Theatre); Young Mary O’Hara in Harp on the Willow (Malcolm Cooke

& Associates), and Gale Edwards’ New Rocky Horror Show (New Theatricals/Dainty).


Lucy has also produced and performed a one-woman show across Australia.  Irving Berlin, Songs in the Key of Black received rave reviews and even has an album that is available on iTunes.

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