MELANIE PARRY

MELANIE PARRY

"One of Australia's Leading Ladies of Song" - Known for her acclaimed singing role as The VOICE of JUDY GARLAND in the multi award winning Peter Allen - Not The Boy Next Door – TV Mini Series and her sell out theatre productions

National and Worldwide, Sydney, NSW, Australia

MELANIE PARRY is one of Australia’s leading ladies of song and a celebrated cabaret theatre artiste, performing her first class musical theatre shows over the last 17 years for the performing arts and entertainment sectors spanning major venues across the United Kingdom, Europe, Las Vegas, Nevada USA, New Zealand, Tasmania, and extensively throughout Australia. In 2015 a career highlight came when producers cast Melanie for the prestigious singing role as The VOICE of JUDY GARLAND in one of Australia’s most exciting TV show releases for 2015, the multi award winning Peter Allen - Not The Boy Next Door – TV Mini Series produced by Endomel Shine Australia for Channel Seven.

Receiving rave reviews and accolades for her performance: "A round of applause for Melanie Parry for the impeccable singing voice of Garland." - Graeme Blundell I TV Writer I Sydney I The Australian

In 2016 saw Melanie appearing in the immersive Australian musical Hidden Sydney-The Glittering Mile – playing the part of Judy Garland at the Silver Spade.

MELANIE PARRY started in show business at the age of 11 performing with a childrens song and dance troupe touring the country and appearing on National TV, later making her debut TV appearance as a professional Ventriloquist on Australia's famed Johnny Young’s Young Talent Time Show. Film and television appearances followed before pursuing a career overseas, including the iconic film “Undercover” for Filmco/Palm Beach Pictures and “Waterloo Station” for the Reg Grundy Organisation.

Leaving for the UK to pursue career opportunities in her early twenties, Melanie trained as a coloratura soprano, studying in Wales under the expert tutelage of renowned teacher & tenor, Allun Davies, of the Welsh National Opera. She became known in the UK as the Australian girl with the golden voice with Parry’s early singing career drawn from the music of light Opera “Die Fledermaus”, “The Merry Widow”, “La Boheme”, composer Ivor Novello and many West End and Broadway musical theatre productions such as the Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, Mack & Mable, Jeckyl & Hyde, and Carousel.

UK TV work included many Welsh TV productions - Pobol Y Cwm – Sitcom I BBC TV, “Dinas” – Drama I HTV Network I “Halen -Yn-Y-Gwaud” – Drama I “Tell Tale” – HTV. London's iconic 'Stage & Television' newspaper review described her stage show performances as, ......... “possessing a powerful voice of great versatility, with a unique style and range", able to enthral and captivate her audiences during her show performances.

With an equally impressive list of TV and show credits in Britain and Australia, Melanie has shared the stage with fellow entertainment luminaries such as Barry Crocker, Simon Gallagher, John Williamson, Toni Lamond, Michael Caton, John Paul Young, Peter Cousens, to name a few.

As a veteran entertainer, Melanie Parry is a consummate professional, descending from a prominent Australian showbiz family, as the cousin of steel guitar prodigy, (Rob E.G.) and renowned promoter and record label producer Robie Porter.

Melanie has appeared twice in the entertainment capital of the world at the Monte Carlo Casino and Resort, Las Vegas Nevada, USA with her acclaimed one woman theatre show dedicated to the life and music of the great Judy Garland. Melanie Parry continues to tour with her shows extensively in Australia and overseas to the delight of all her many fans and theatre audiences.


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