“a charming crowd-pleaser” – Herald Sun
“a powerful yet flexible voice and instinctive comic timing” – Limelight Magazine
“the voice of a generation” – Australian Stage
Naomi Price is one of Australia’s leading cabaret and music theatre performers, best known for her performances on The Voice Australia, and as Adele in Rumour Has It and Miley in Wrecking Ball; both award-winning shows written together with Adam Brunes for their production house The Little Red Company touring nationally and internationally since 2012. Their third pop-culture cabaret, Lady Beatle, will debut at La Boîte Theatre Company in 2017.
Rumour Has It has enjoyed astronomical success around Australia and overseas, with recent seasons at Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Hamer Hall Melbourne, Queensland Theatre Company and Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. It is currently on an Australian national tour during 2017.
Naomi sprang to national attention in 2015 as Ricky Martin’s leading lady on The Voice Australia which saw her reach the semi-finals as Ricky’s last female artist and place sixth overall. Naomi’s iconic renditions of Defying Gravity, Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, and The Winner Takes It All received standing ovations and accolades from the show’s superstar judges Jessie J, Delta Goodrem and the Madden Brothers. Naomi subsequently returned to The Voice Australia in 2016 in her new role as Digital Host.
Originally from England, her extensive performance credits include the original cast of Ladies in Black (Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre Company), The Tragedy of King Richard III (La Boîte Theatre Company), Kiss Me, Kate (Opera Queensland), Gloria (Queensland Theatre Company), Rumour Has It (the little red company, Queensland Theatre Company), Wrecking Ball (the little red company), The Wishing Well (La Boite Theatre Company/matrix theatre), Twilight Concert Series (Brisbane Festival), Opera Selvaggio (Bleach* Festival), The Class of 69 (Harbour Agency – national tour), Women in Voice (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts), Chartbusters 2 (Queensland Pops Orchestra) and national tours for shake & stir theatre co. Her television performances include The Voice Australia, Creative Generation, Channel Nine Telethon, The Morning Show, Carols in the City and NRA Fashion Awards.
Naomi’s music theatre credits include iconic roles in Jesus Christ Superstar, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World, Into the Woods, Rent, and Tell Me on a Sunday. Naomi has performed with artists such as Ricky Martin, Tim Finn, Guy Sebastian, James Morrison, Kate Miller-Heidke, Troy Cassar-Daley and Max Pellicano, and Broadway composer Scott Alan.
Naomi has won a Green Room Award and a Matilda Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role as ‘Fay’ in Ladies in Black and a Matilda Award for Best Musical or Cabaret for Rumour Has It. Naomi is also an ambassador for National Trust Queensland and Wildlife Hospital Foundation.
Naomi will next appear in the original Australian cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical which opens at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre in September 2017.