Amanda’s performance credits span three continents including the USA, the UK and Australia. Amanda made her professional debut in 1992 playing Jenny in Aspects of Love. Other theatrical credits in Australia include Betty in Sunset Boulevard with Hugh Jackman; Les Miserables; Ellen in Miss Saigon; Liza in The Boy From Oz; Ellie in Leader Of The Pack (Helpmann/Green Room nominations); 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; Sarah in Guys And Dolls; Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes. Most recently Amanda appeared as Donna and Oolie in City of Angels for Life Like Company.
Amanda is most well known for originating the role of Elphaba in the Australian production of Wicked for GFO. 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 created the role of Paula in the world premiere of An Officer and A Gentleman for which she was again nominated for a Helpmann.
On London’s West End Amanda was in the original company of We Will Rock You and also appeared as Ali in Mamma Mia! Amanda’s TV appearances in the UK include Parkinson, Children In Need and guest roles in Oscar Charlie, Grange Hill and Casualty, all for the BBC. In New York, Amanda sang at Carnegie Hall for G’day Australia Week in 2009.
Amanda voices characters on an animated series called Get Ace for Galaxy Pop and Channel 10, and her sensational cabaret, Up Close and Reasonably Personal has played seasons across the country, and was voted Best Female Cabaret Performance in the Theatre People Pro Choice Awards in 2014. 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 at The Sydney Opera House. Most recently Amanda was seen in concert alongside her fellow Wicked alumni Lucy Durack, Jemma Rix and Helen Dallimore in Witches at the Sydney Opera House with the SSO.