Fresh from winning the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her portrayal of Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Amy Lehpamer has been announced to play the uptight headmistress, Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock: The Musical.
With numerous award nominations and a Best Actress awards, Amy has enjoyed enormous success and playing a diverse range of leading roles including Dusty Springfield in Dusty, Maria in The Sound of Music, Tracy Lord in High Society, Reza in Once, Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sherrie in Rock of Ages and Margaret in Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert.
She joins previously announced Brent Hill as music teacher and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn plus the three alternating casts of 12 pint sized musical prodigies. Other cast announced include John O’Hara (Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, Dusty, Cats, Singin’ In The Rain) who will play Ned Schneebly; Matt Crowley (Molly: the Molly Meldrum Story, House Husbands) as Theo; and Joe Kosky (Kinky Boots, High Fidelity, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) who will be the alternate Dewey.
Joining them in the ensemble are Bianca Baykara, Ellis Dolan, Alex Hyne, Andrew Kroenert, Bree Langridge, Jenny Little, Zachary Pidd, Michaela Powell, Sophie Weiss and Stephen Wheat.
“We are thrilled with the cast that has been assembled for the Australian premiere of School Of Rock,” said GWB Entertainment, School of Rock producers. “It’s a true delight to bring together some of Australia’s leading stage performers alongside some incredible emerging talents. We have no doubt that audiences will fall in love with the wit and charm of School of Rock when we open at Her Majesty’s Theatre later this year.”
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra dollars by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band.
The Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and West End smash hit rock musical, School of Rock will play at Her Majesty’s, Melbourne from 31 October 2018. Additional performance dates will be released today (Monday 16 July). For more information, visit: www.schoolofrockmusical.com.au for details.
Image: Amy Lehpamer – courtesy of Mollison Keightley Management