Australian/American soprano, Amy Manford most recently performed the role of ‘Christine Daaé’ in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s original production of The Phantom of the Opera on the West End. She was ready to reprise the role of Christine in Phantom at The Sydney Opera House in September 2021 before COVID intervened and postponed the season until 2022.
In 2019, Amy and good friend and fellow performer Genevieve McCarthy, started their own theatrical production company in Perth – MM Creative Productions. They are currently producing and starring in their largest project to date, ‘Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish’ this October. The concert will feature the West Australian Symphony and star cast of musical theatre performers.
Prior to her West End debut, Amy had performed internationally as a soloist with the London Handel, London Cello and the Perth Symphony Orchestra’s. She had also sung at iconic venues such as the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea and at Buckingham Palace for the Prince of Wales. She was especially honoured to sing the Australian Anthem for HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle for the 2018 Anzac Day Memorial Service in London.
In 2017, Amy graduated with a Master of Performance from the prestigious Royal College of Music where was lucky enough to perform numerous title roles with their International Opera School. Before moving to London, Amy had graduated with a Bachelor of Music at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in her hometown, Perth.
A diverse performer, Amy also has a unique history in rhythmic gymnastics and pole vaulting, winning gold medals at the Australian National Championships in both fields.