SHORT & SWEET
Your rise to theatre fame has been positively meteoric, but you must have done your time in non-speaking parts. I did have a few unmemorable years in early high-school productions, where I played a sheep and then a boat. Luckily, it’s been on the up since then. You travelled to Russia with a production of Phantom Of The Opera. Is it hard to keep stage-fit on a diet of borscht and vodka? Not so sure about the vodka, but the borscht was delicious! Belting out show tunes is your job, but what’s your go-to karaoke number? I love a bit of vintage Mariah Carey. Dame Julie Andrews herself hand-picked you to play Eliza Doolittle. On a scale of one to 10, how calm and collected were you around her? I was professional on the outside, but I admit to many moments during rehearsal of internal disbelief. I still pinch myself when I see an email from her in my inbox. My Fair Lady is playing now at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre, and opens at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in August.