Amanda Harrison

Amanda Harrison head shot smiling
Amanda Harrison as Elphaba from Wicked

Amanda Harrison is a musical theatre star, a Helpmann Award Winner and an incredibly talented Australian stage actress and singer. Amanda received critical acclaim in the awe-inspiring role of Elphaba in the Melbourne production of the musical Wicked.

Harrison attended short courses at the local Actors Centre and spent six weeks at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, but otherwise had no formal vocal training. Her first professional stage role was in Aspects of Love as Jenny in 1993, at the tender age of 18. 

Harrison’s list of starring roles is impressive. She’s shared the stage with Hugh Jackman, Lisa McCune and Todd McKenney and her musical credits include all the biggies from Mamma Mia! (as Ali) and We Will Rock You (playing Freddie Mercury and rocking the stage with Queen’s surviving members in a We Will Rock You gala extravaganza) in London’s West End to Les Misérables to Guys And Dolls and The Boy From Oz. . For We Will Rock You, she understudied for the main roles of Scaramouche and Meat.

In 2000 Amanda performed in Cardiff, Wales as a finalist at the inaugural Voice of Musical Theatre for BBC Radio 2. She was subsequently featured in the BBC documentary about the competition Broadway Babies, which aired throughout the UK and Australia.

In 2006, pregnant with her first child and, realising it was unlikely she’d be writhing about on stage, belting her spectacular vocals and strutting her leading-lady best any time soon, she decided to compile her own cabaret show. She tested audiences at Star City’s Showroom with her show The Story Goes On, and they lapped it up.  “I’ve never done this before,” she says. “I’ve never shown people who I am and been so vulnerable. I’ve always been hiding behind a character.”

In 2007 to early 2008, Harrison played the role of Ellen in limited-season Brisbane and Sydney production of Miss Saigon.

Due to her experience in the West End production, Harrison was offered the role of Oz in the original Melbourne production of the musical. For her portrayal of Oz, Harrison received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Female Artist in a Lead Role.

More confident hiding behind the wigs and idiosyncrasies of her on-stage characters, Harrison is entering a new phase.

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