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Marina Prior

Marina Prior is known as Australia’s leading lady of musical Theatre speakers. Despite starting without any professional experience, she was cast in the lead role for her first show. The rest, as they say, is history. Marina’s first...

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Marina Prior's Biography

Marina Prior is known as Australia’s leading lady of musical Theatre speakers. Despite starting without any professional experience, she was cast in the lead role for her first show. The rest, as they say, is history.
Marina’s first professional audition resulted in her first lead role playing Mabel in the Victoria State Opera’s The Pirates of Penzance. She was subsequently invited to perform the role of Guinevere in Camelot along side Richard Harris. She then went on to perform the characters of Jellylorum and Griddlebone in the Australian premiere of CATS and the role as Cosette in the Australian premiere of Les Miserables.
Since then Marina Prior has performed the lead role in over twenty productions including Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, The Secret Garden, Guys and Dolls, The Witches of Eastwick, Harp on the Willow, Kiss Me, Kate for which she won a Green Room Award - and more recently The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for which she received a Helpmann Award nomination.
A critically acclaimed Australasian concert tour with international tenor, Jose Carreras, remains one of the many highlights of Marina’s career.
Marina Prior has recorded three CD’s accompanied by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Leading Lady which reached platinum status, Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber, which reached gold status and received an ARIA nomination and Somewhere - The Songs of Sondheim and Bernstein.
This year sees Marina staring in a new production of Guys and Dolls as well as returning as one of the four judges on It Takes Two.