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Nancye Hayes AM

Nancye is one of Australia’s favourite theatrical actresses.

Nancye is an accomplished actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and director. She began her career with J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd as a chorus member in My Fair Lady. She went on to star in many major musical productions including Sweet Charity, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, Guys & Dolls and 42nd Street.

Most recently she has performed Jerry’s Girls (The Production Company), Sondheim on Sondheim (Manilla Street Productions) Ruth in Pirates of Penzance (Harvest Rain), Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (State Theatre Company SA), and Beyond Desire (Neil Rutherford Productions/Hayes Theatre Co), Miss Hannigan in the Australian Tour of Annie (The Gordon Frost Organisation) Grey Gardens Follies, Oklahoma, Music Man, Funny Girl (The Production Co.), Murderers and Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks (Ensemble), A Little Night Music and My Fair Lady (Opera Australia).

Nancye Hayes has made a significant contribution as a theatre director. Her credits include The Boy from Oz, Sweet Charity, Gypsy (The Production Co.), Crazy for You and The World Goes Round (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), Australia’s Leading Ladies Concert (Brisbane Festival), The Wizard of Oz (GFO/SEL/Macks Entertainment), Noel & Gertie (Christine Dunstan Productions). Most recently Nancye directed And the World Goes Around for the Western Academy of Performing Arts.

Nancye appeared in SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS with Todd McKenney for the Ensemble Theatre in 2017.

Nancye has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Green Room, The Sydney Theatre and The Helpmanns.

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