Speakers Profile - Christie Whelan-Browne

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Christie Whelan Browne is one of Australia's leading musical theatre performers. She has appeared in productions as varied as The Importance of Being Earnest, Brittney Spears: The Cabaretand most recently landed a lead role in The Rocky Horror Show.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Christie was drawn to the performing arts from a young age. She burst onto the professional stage at 22 playing Patty Simcox in Grease: The Arena Spectacular, which toured nationally. Her performances were so popular with audiences in Australian that producers immediately flew her to London to reprise the role in The West End.

Since then Christie has enjoyed an unprecedented run of acclaimed roles including, Maisy in The Boyfriend, Erma's in Anything Goes, Ulla in The Producersand Janet in The Drowsy Chaperone playing alongside Geoffrey Rush, a performance that earned her a Helpmann nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

Over the past two years, Christies television career has been going from strength to strength, playing roles in a number hit television series, such as Channel 7's Winners and Losers, Offspring and Wonderland and is set to feature in the much anticipated INXS miniseries; Never Tear Us Apart.

Whelan-Browne is sought after as a corporate compere and in 2013 was asked to host the Helpmann Awards with Eddie Perfect.