Geraldine Turner’s name is synonymous with Australian show business. She has just completed a sell out tour of The Mousetrap. Her latest project is a memoir, Turner’s Turn, the same name as her one person show she has toured regularly.. She has recently directed productions of two Mozart operas for the Yarra Valley Opera Festival and directed and choreographed Les Misérables for MMTC in Sydney, where she remains Patron.
She appeared in the operetta Two Weddings, One Bride for Opera Australia, and played the lead in Tom Davis’s play The Chain Bridge in Canberra. Her most recent outing on the musical theatre stage was her award winning performance in Ruthless, and on television, in House Husbands. Other recent stage performances were a tour of Side by Side by Sondheim, and Alana Valentine’s play MP.
Geraldine’s extensive list of musicals include Wicked, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Into The Woods, Company, Chicago, Anything Goes, Cabaret, Kismet, Oliver, Guys and Dolls, Call Me Madam, Noel and Gertie, Mack and Mabel, Ned Kelly, Grease, The Witches of Eastwick, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Summer Rain, The Sentimental Bloke, Lock Up Your Daughters and operettas La Belle Helene, HMS Pinafore and The Mikado.
Plays include Inheritance, Steel Magnolias, Present Laughter, Don’s Party, The Forest, The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, The Elephant Man and The Vagina Monologues. Film appearances include Careful, He Might Hear You, The Wog Boy, Summerfield and Break of Day.
Geraldine has appeared in countless television series, TV movies and shows whilst her cabaret and concert career has taken her around the globe. She was the first person in the world to record a solo all Sondheim album, The Stephen Sondheim Songbook, which was followed by Volume 2, due to its popularity worldwide. Other albums include When We Met, Torch Songs, Once In a Blue Moon, her cast album of Chicago and her award winning cast album of Anything Goes. Her latest album is a self-titled three CD set in the Great Australian Voices series for Desiree Records, which celebrates her recordings from 1975 to 2018.
Geraldine has received numerous Green Room Awards, Glugs Awards, Sydney Critic Circle awards, Mo awards, including a Gold Mo for Performer of the Year, and an Order of Australia for Services to the Arts.