MELANIE PARRY is one of Australia’s leading ladies of song and a celebrated cabaret, theatre artiste & actress.
Parry has performed in major venues across Australia, the UK, Europe, New Zealand and the United States and is a trained coloratura soprano having studied in Wales, UK, under the tutelage of Allun Davies of the Welsh National Opera,
Parry started in show business at the age of eleven performing with a childrens song and dance troupe touring around the country and appearing professionally on Channel Nine Network shows such as Skeeters (Cartoon Corner) & later Johnny Young’s Young Talent Time as a professional childrens entertainer and ventriloquist .
Known as the Australian girl with the golden voice whilst performing overseas in the United Kingdom, Parry's early singing career was drawn from the music of light Opera "Die Fledermaus', The Merry Widow" and many West End and Broadway musical theatre productions such as the Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, Mack & Mable, Jeckyl & Hyde & Carousel, to name but a few.
Since returning from overseas, MELANIE PARRY has become renowned over the last 14 years for writing and performing unique musical theatre concept shows. The first creation being the acclaimed & trademarked theatre production JUDY, The Judy Garland Story in Song show which was one of the first shows dedicated to telling the story of Judy’s life interspersed with Judy's famous musicals numbers, and to include Garland AV film footage throughout the shows performance. Performing 'twice' with her Judy Garland show at the prestigious Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas USA, in the years 2001 & 2002.
With an equally impressive list of TV and show credits in Britain and Australia, MELANIE PARRY has shared the stage with Barry Crocker, Simon Gallagher, John Williamson, Toni Lamond, Jackie Love, Michael Caton, John Paul Young and Peter Cousens to name just a few.
Theatrical shows on offer include:
JUDY, The Judy Garland Story in Song - A Life in Song
JUDY & LIZA, The Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Story
JUDY & FRANK - with leading man Mr Frank Bennett
JUDY, FRANK & DEAN - with leading men Frank Bennett (Sinatra) & Grant Galea (Dean Martin)
VERA, The Magic of Dame Vera Lynn - The Story of Her Life & Music
To HAL & BACH, A 60's Musical Tribute to Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Shows are available with full production with selected Musical Director and can include accompaniment from a trio to a six piece band up to a sixteen piece orchestra.