Samantha is a soprano from Melbourne who has been performing nationally and internationally since she was 12 years old. Her recent performances include "The Sound of Music" with Babirra Theatre company playing the role of The Mother Abbess for which she received a Lyrebird nomination for the best actress in a supporting role.
As a passionate singer, she has performed on stage across Australia, in London , Belgium and New York. She has an extensive list of awards and prizes and was accepted as a Young Artist in the Elardo Opera Program with the Intermezzo Foundation of New York, which was held in Brugge, Belgium were she portrayed the lead role of Guido’s mother in the musical “Nine”. Samantha performed in the New York Music Theatre Festival playing the leading role of Satin Woman in the new Musical “Nightingale and the Satin Woman”.
Samantha has been a member of the Opera Australia, Victorian Opera and Melbourne Opera companies for over 20 years and most recently performed at The Sydney Opera House in "La Boheme" with Opera Australia.
Samantha has a passion for Musical Theatre and has enjoyed playing a variety of leading roles with a variety of companies including Carlotta in "The Phantom of the Opera" with CLOC, (for which she was nominated for "Best actress in a Supporting Role for the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria) , Miss Baltimore Crabs in "Hairspray" and Cosette in "Les Miserables "with Altona City Theatre to name a few.
Samantha sings at many corporate events as an undercover entertainer with Singers for Hire Australia performing at private functions and corporate events. She is also well known for her work as a featured artist at Carols by Candlelights and community events around Melbourne and has become a popular and regular performer at some of Melbourne's most loved restaurants at themed opera and theatre nights.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Speech Pathology with a specialization in voice Therapy. She currently runs her own private Voice Therapy Practice "In Good Voice"
She is currently in rehearsals for "All Shook Up' with Babirra Theatre Company portraying the role of "feisty" Mayor Matilda Hyde. The show opens on June 10 and plays until June 18 at the Karilyka Theatre in Ringwood. Tickets available at https://babirra.org.au