Jodie Gillies is a dynamic singer/actor who completed her Diploma of Performing Arts at the Nepean College of Advanced Education in 1983. In the same year she was cast as one of the daughters in the Victoria State Opera's production and consequent tour of Pirates of Penzance. She then appeared in Camelot with Richard Harris followed by roles in Company and King of Country, both for the Sydney Theatre Company. In October 1985 Jodie won the Australian Singing Competition. Jodie starred in Australia Day Live, the Network Ten Bicentennial extravaganza, and played one of the leading roles in Les Miserables for most of 1988. Her performance as the waifish Eponine won her wide acclaim as did her ensuing role as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha. Jodie has appeared in cabaret at Kinsela's with Glen Shorrock in It's One for the Money and Two for the Show and more recently with David McLeod at Don Burrows' Supper Club at the Regent Hotel. Jodie's television credits include recent guest appearances on A Country Practice and Home and Away.
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