Natalie is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers, achieving success as an actress, musician, presenter and author.
No stranger to the stage, Natalie’s previous theatre credits include Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL IN CONCERT for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE for the Sydney Opera House, Sandy in GREASE – The Arena Spectacular and Ariel in FOOTLOOSE both for GFO/SEL. She also portrayed Adelaide Yates in the Singapore and Bangkok seasons of CHANG AND ENG and Mrs Cohen/understudy to Maureen in RENT for Cameron Mackintosh and the Sydney Theatre Company which marked her professional debut.
Natalie’s most memorable acting role is that of Izzy Hoyland in the iconic television series NEIGHBOURS. Other film and television credits include Gillian in THE WRONG GIRL, Network Ten’s biopic BROCK as Julie Bamford alongside Matt Le Nevez, UNDERBELLY: THE GOLDEN MILE, THE MYSTERY OF NATALIE WOOD, CONTERSTRIKE and THE LOST WORLD. She also won the Best Actress Award at Tropfest 2016 for her performance in the short film WHY WOULD I LIE?
As a presenter, Natalie has appeared as the host of Network Ten’s CHANGING ROOMS and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, as a judge and mentor on the popular Channel Seven series THE X FACTOR AUSTRALIA and she led Beau Monga to victory on THE X FACTOR NEW ZEALAND. She co-hosted the 2010 ARIA AWARDS and made the top 3 in Network Ten’s I’M A CELEBRITY: GET ME OUT OF HERE.
Natalie has received Logie nominations for Most Popular Actress and Most Popular Presenter, as well as two Gold Logie nominations.
Natalie’s music career has seen her achieve acclaim as one of only ten women to reach Number One on the ARIA Charts as a solo artist. Her solo album, 1000 STARS, debuted at number one in 2009. She has enjoyed international success as front woman of The Rogue Traders, achieving multi-platinum sales across two albums, as well as two APRA nominations, an MTV award win, and seven ARIA nominations.
CHICAGO holds a very special place in Natalie’s heart, having first appeared as June in the 2002 production. She is thrilled to be stepping back into the show as the fabulous ‘Roxie Hart’. Natalie would like to dedicate her performance to her dear friend and mentor Mark Byrne, who believed in her from that moment on.