Born in Australia and now based in London, Anna has established an international career spanning opera, theatre, concert, and film. She has sung for royalty, world leaders and other dignitaries.
Anna has released her debut solo album DREAM, featuring Musical Direction by Guy Simpson and new arrangements by Tony award winning orchestrator Jason Carr.
Recently, Anna played the role of Laura Fairlie in the first revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WOMAN IN WHITE at the Charing Cross Theatre, London, from November 2017 to February 2018.
During 2016 and 2017, Anna played the role of Eliza Doolittle in the 60th anniversary Opera Australia/Gordon Frost co-production of MY FAIR LADY, directed by Dame Julie Andrews, with seasons at the Sydney Opera House, then in Brisbane and Melbourne, with a return to Sydney in August 2017.
She received the 2017 HELPMANN AWARD for Best Female Actor in a Musical for her role as Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY, and has also been nominated for a GREEN ROOM AWARD for the same role.
Where it began...
Two weeks after graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, Anna successfully auditioned to understudy the role of Christine Daaé in the Australian Tour of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. She performed the role opposite Anthony Warlow in Perth and Adelaide.
Anna became a Principal Artist at Victorian Opera, singing Polly Peachum in THE THREEPENNY OPERA and Pamina in THE MAGIC FLUTE.
Anna was chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber to create the role of Christine Daaé in LOVE NEVER DIES, his sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. This new production premiered at The Regent Theatre in Melbourne and subsequently transferred to the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. Anna was nominated for Sydney Theatre and Green Room awards for her portrayal of Christine. Lauded as the definitive production of this musical, LOVE NEVER DIES was filmed and released in cinemas internationally by Universal Pictures. The DVD and Blu-Ray release debuted at #1 on the international music charts, and #4 on the overall charts.
Following the success of LOVE NEVER DIES, Anna was invited to make her West End debut as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in the flagship production of the show at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London.
She then created the role of Jenny Lind in Cameron Mackintosh’s BARNUM at Chichester Festival Theatre. Anna then returned to the West End in Robert Allan Ackerman’s STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (Gielgud Theatre). In 2015, she played Anne Egerman in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Palace Theatre) as part of the show’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
She then debuted with English National Opera in their landmark production of SWEENEY TODD, starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson.
She became the first actress to perform as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Russia, in a special performance broadcast nationally from the Bolshoi Theatre as part of the Golden Mask Awards.
In mid-2015, Anna returned to her hometown of Melbourne to perform the role of Maria in a sell-out season of WEST SIDE STORY with The Production Company (State Theatre). She then performed back in the West End in KINGS OF BROADWAY (Palace Theatre) in November 2015.