Judi Connelli

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Judi Connelli AM (b. 20 July 1947 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) is an award-winning singer and actress. She is best known for her career in opera and stage musicals. She has also appeared on television, in soap operas such as The Young Doctors and Prisoner. Her work includes leading roles with Opera Australia in The Rake's Progress (Mother Goose), The Mikado (Katisha), Fiddler on the Roof (Golda), The Merry Widow (Zozo), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett) and The Gondoliers (Duchess of Plaza-Toro). Other productions include Into the Woods (The Witch), The Threepenny Opera (Mrs. Peachum), Chicago (Matron Mama Morton), The Pack of Women, Jerry's Girls and Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider). In concert she has appeared in Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond), Gypsy (Mamma Rose), Australia's Leading Ladies, Follies, Showstoppers, Candide and The 3 Divas. She has appeared in solo concerts with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as well as solo cabaret performances in Melbourne, Sydney, London and New York. She received Order of Australia for services to theatre and charity in 2004. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.