Amanda Harrison’s performance credits span three continents including the USA, the UK and Australia. Amanda made her professional debut playing Jenny in Aspects of Love. Other theatrical credits in Australia include Betty in Sunset Boulevard; Les Misérables; The Journey Girl; Ellen in Miss Saigon; Liza in The Boy From Oz; Ellie in Leader Of The Pack, Celebrity Autobiography at The Sydney Opera House and We Will Rock You, for which she was awarded the 2004 Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Oz. For The Production Company, Amanda has appeared in Mame; She Loves Me; Guys And Dolls; Oklahoma! and as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes.
Amanda is most well known for originating the role of Elphaba in the Australian production of Wicked for the Gordon Frost Organisation. For playing the role, Amanda was nominated for Green Room, Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. In 2012 Amanda also created the role of Paula in the World Premiere of An Officer And A Gentleman.
In London’s West End Amanda has appeared as Ali in Mamma Mia! She was also an Original London Cast member of We Will Rock You. Amanda’s TV appearances in the UK include Parkinson, Children In Need and guest roles in Oscar Charlie, Grange Hill and Casualty. In New York Amanda sang at Carnegie Hall in Australia Plays Broadway as part of G’day Australia Week in 2009.
Amanda voices characters on a new animated series called Get Ace for Galaxy Pop and Channel 10, and will also be appearing in her cabaret show Up Close and Reasonably Personal throughout 2013-14. In concert Amanda has performed in Do You Hear The People Sing? in Shanghai, China alongside Lea Salonga, Michael Ball and David Harris, and also in The Music of Queen – A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular with Michael Falzon and Mig Ayesa in February 2014 at The Sydney Opera House and in Perth WA.