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 19 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
GO SEE Link for Peter Allen Mini Series at: http://www.melanieparry.com/judy-garland-melanie-parry
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.
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.
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.
MELANIE PARRY is available for show bookings worldwide.
MELANIE PARRY'S shows are renowned to include AV/power point presentations (when screens are available) showing poignant film clips and slides dedicated to her many show characters, thus adding the visual dimension in a complete package, as she delivers the story of her characters, their triumphs, their tragedies, that all audiences can relate to.
Melanie Parry’s production shows are available and suited to the full scale evening concert arena requiring no fuss with a quick bump in and out for a two hour show production.
Melanie Parry shows are also ideally suited on a smaller scale for the “morning melodie” touring market and available with Musical Director accompaniment or from a trio to a six to eight piece band ensemble (as available for larger scale evening show performances) with show times to suit the matinee audience ranging from between 60 - 90 minutes of performance time.
Quality marketing materials are available for all Melanie Parry shows.
MELANIE PARRY shows are simply a must see for your seasons
To listen to a selection of classical & musical show recordings as sung by Melanie Parry from her CD entitled - 'THE VOICE OF MELANIE PARRY ' - Please GO LISTEN by clicking on this link: http://www.reverbnation.com/melanieparry
1. Waltz Of My Heart 2:58 Ivor Novello
2. Sunrise Sunset 4:00 Fiddler on the Roof -(Brock/Shel...don)
3. All I Ask Of You 3:15 Phantom of the Opera - (Webber)
4. Love is My Reason 2:56 Ivor Novello
5. If I Loved You 2:22 Carousel - (Rodgers/Hammerstein)
6. Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again 4:59 Phantom/Opera (Webber)