Fresh from performing the role of Glinda in Singapore, Seoul, Auckland and Manila, Suzie Mathers will perform some performances as Glinda while Lucy Durack recovers from a muscle injury.
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Suzie received a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2007. In the few short years since graduating, Suzie has fast made her mark in the Australian and International music theatre industry.
As an original ensemble member of WICKED in 2008, Suzie took over the role of Glinda in 2011, performing in Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand and Manilla to much critical acclaim. A highlight was performing to the shows composer Stephen Schwartz, twice.
Other past credits include the role of Sophie Sheridan in the 10th Anniversary Australian tour of Mamma Mia!, for which she was nominated as Best Newcomer at the 2009 Sydney Theatre Awards, and her own show, No Place Like Home, in her hometown of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Appearances include An afternoon with Stephen Sondheim at Her Majesty’s theatre Melbourne in 2012, both the 2011 and 2012 Rob Guest Endowment concerts, headlining artist at the 2012 Apex Carols by Candlelight, the 2009 Helpmann Awards, the role of Edith Faulkner in the 2007 New York Music Theatre Festival production of David King and Nick Enright’s The Good Fight and most recently in David Harris’ sold out show Time is a Traveller at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney.
Suzie is proud to be the patron of the Western Australian Youth Voices (WAYV) and looks forward to donning the bubble dress once again for a short time here in Melbourne.
We would like to welcome Elphaba understudy, Sophie Wright who will replace Ali Calder, Elphaba Standby, while Ali is recovering from a traffic accident, which resulted in a fractured collar bone.
Sophie’s love of performing started from an early age when she would sing and dance to command attention from her three older siblings! She started tap, jazz and ballet lessons at age five with singing and drama lessons following. Whilst Sophie has performed in many musical productions, concert recitals and minor TV roles over the years, highlights include playing Rachel Maranos in John Doyle’s Marking Time (ABC TV), and ensemble in Dead Man Walking (Andrew McManus Presents) at the State Theatre in Sydney.
Upon leaving school Sophie was accepted into Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (Music Theatre), graduating in 2011. Highlights at WAAPA include supporting lead Sue Masters in James Millar and Peter Rutherford’s premiere of A Little Touch of Chaos, Mitsy and dance captain inCrazy for You and Sheila in A Chorus Line.
Soon after graduating from WAAPA, Sophie was cast in the Sydney production of Next To Normal. She has since been involved in film and TV work, in particular, playing the role of Lana in the new Australian feature film L.A.D, produced and directed by Martin McKenna.
Sophie is thrilled to be making her professional music theatre debut in Wicked as part of the ensemble and Elphaba cover. She wishes to thank her amazing agent, Ian White, for his guidance and her wonderful and loving family and friends for their unwavering love and support.