On the Couch with Nancye Hayes AM

Nancye Hayes AAR On the CouchWho is Nancye Hayes?
Nancye Hayes is an actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, and director who has enjoyed a fortunate career that spans well over five decades.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I would do it all again only ‘better’.

Who inspires you and why?
I am inspired by many people but especially people of resilience and inner strength.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
If we were all more aware of one another’s needs and feelings would make a difference for a start.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
Tasmania for relaxation and New York for inspiration.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
As a Sydneysider, The Opera House and precincts are always a favourite, and if they are interested, to the Hayes Theatre Co in Potts Point, because they are doing such wonderful productions.

What are you currently reading?
Good Omens – I had not read it when I was asked to be part of a rehearsal reading of it as a musical. It will clarify a lot of the plot.

What are you currently listening to?
New songs for my repertoire.

Happiness is?
Happiness is family and friends and peace of mind.

What does the future hold for you?
I hope it holds more opportunity to be involved in theatre and its development. My immediate focus will be rehearsing my new cabaret show Hayes @ the Hayes for later this year.

Nancye stars as Madame Armfeldt in Victorian Opera’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music in the Playhouse – Arts Centre Melbourne from 27 June 2019. For more information, visit: www.victorianopera.com.au for details.

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