Marina Prior

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Marina Prior is regarded as Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre. She is best known for her lead role in The Phantom of the Opera which she played for over three years. She has also performed with international stars including Richard Harris and José Carreras.

Marina has played the lead role in productions including The Pirates of Penzance, Cats, Les Miserables, Die Fledermaus, Anything Goes, West Side Story, The Secret Garden, Showboat, The Merry Widow, The Witches of Eastwick, Noises Off, Harp on the Willow, Annie Get Your Gun, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Hypocrite, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Guys & Dolls, Mary Poppins and Promises Promises.

Whilst she is well known to television audiences through her appearances on Carols by Candlelight and as a judge on Channel Seven’s top rating It Takes Two.

Marina’s recordings include Leading Lady (which reached platinum status), Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber (which reached gold status and for which she was nominated for an ARIA award), Somewhere – the Songs of Sondheim and Bernstein and, more recently, Both Sides Now, Encore and Christmas Candlelight.

Over the years, she has won numerous awards for her performances on stage as well as an Advance Australia Award for her contribution to the performing arts. In 1999, Marina was surprised on stage by the television program This is Your Life which celebrated her life in the Arts. In 2006, she was honoured with induction into Australia’s 100 Entertainers of the Century.


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Marina Prior

  Travels from:
Melbourne, Australia

  Contact:
1300 884 485+61295183944

  Specialty Areas:
Soloists, Classical Ensembles, Recording Artists, Live Bands

  Date of Birth:
18 October 1963

  Place of Birth:
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

  Affiliations:

  • The Phantom of the Opera (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Samaritan’s Purse
  • Mary Poppins (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Les Misérables (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • West Side Story (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • The Merry Widow (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Guys and Dolls (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Annie Get Your Gun (Australian Musical Theatre)
  • Seven Network


  Awards:

  • Advance Australia Award 1993MO Award 1991
  • MO Award 1995


  Albums:

  • Leading Lady (1991)
  • Aspects of Andrew Lloyd Webber (1992)
  • Somewhere – The Songs of Sondheim and Bernstein (1994)
  • Both Sides Now (2013)
  • Candlelight Christmas (2013)
  • Encore (2013)



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