Aug. 6th, 1982
St Helena, Melbourne, Victoria
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Christie Whelan-Browne (born 6 August 1982) is an Australian actress who has worked extensively in musical theatre.
Her professional career began in 2005 in Grease: The Arena Spectacular, playing the role of "Patti Simcox". She then went on to reprise the role in the UK. In both productions she understudied Sandy's role. On returning to Australia, she played the role of "April" in Gale Edwards' 2007 production of Company.
In 2008 she received the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Newcomer. She has also starred in Britney Spears: The Cabaret which began at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and later in Sydney and Melbourne. She starred in The Drowsy Chaperone for Melbourne Theatre Company in the role of "Janet van de Graaf", for which she was a Helpmann Awards nominee for Best Actress.
She played the title role in Sugar for the Production Company, for which she was a Green Room Award nominee for Best Actress, and played the lead role of "Kira" in the musical Xanadu. Most recently she played the role of "Erma" in "Anything Goes".
She played the role of "Lecy" in Bryant and Frank's Australian musical Once We Lived Here, for which she a Green Room Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress. Other credits include "Maisy" in The Boy Friend, as well as roles in 42nd Street, The Rocky Horror Show, Starting Here, Starting Now and The Shakespeare Review.
Whelan-Browne appeared on an episode of Spicks and Specks in June 2011 on ABC Television. She also has appeared on The Circle, Winners & Losers as "Kylie McDonald" and Offspring as "Jenny". Other TV credits include "Leila" in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and "Katerina" in Conspiracy 365.
She played "Gwendolen" in "The Importance of Being Earnest" for the Melbourne Theatre Company. Her one woman show Britney Spears: The Cabaret has earned her rave reviews and sell out seasons since its conception at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
In The Production Company's "The Producers" she played Ulla, the leggy blonde.
She played 'Philia' in the Melbourne season of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opposite her mentor Geoffrey Rush for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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