Natalie Abbott is an actress, singer and performer originally hailing from the South Coast of NSW, who appeared as the leading role of Muriel Heslop in Global Creatures’ national tour of Muriel’s Wedding The Musical in 2019, playing to audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Most recently Natalie performed as Phebe in As You Like It with the Melbourne Theatre Company directed by Simon Phillips.
In 2021 Natalie starred in the ABC TV series Aftertaste, in the leading role of Diana, opposite Erik Thomson and Rachel Griffiths. Natalie’s performance has been received with glowing reviews from critics and from viewers. Natalie can also be seen in the upcoming Netflix film Lost and Found.
Her love of performing began back in 2013 after winning the Bell Shakespeare regional performance scholarship with her monologue of Viola from the Twelfth Night, it solidified that performing was the dream. Natalie then went on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree in Musical Theatre at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM).
Natalie was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical, and a Green Room Award for Lead Role in Musical Theatre for Muriel’s Wedding the Musical.
Role: Helena Dir: Shaun Rennie, The Bell Shakespeare Company 2021
MURIEL’S WEDDING THE MUSICAL
Role: Muriel Heslop. Dir: Simon Phillips, Global Creatures 2019
BARE: THE MUSICAL
Role: Nadia McConnell. Dir: Hannah Barn, Supply Evolution 2017
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
Ensemble. Dir: Dean Vince, Squabbalogic 2016
KISS ME KATE
Ensemble. Dir: Nicholas Hammond, Squabbalogic 2016
WITCHES OF EASTWICK
Role: Jane Smart. Dir: Tony Cogin, Australian Institute of Music 2015
Role: Diana Dir. Renee Webster, Closer Productions 2021
LOST AND FOUND
Role: Kylie. Dir: Stuart McDonald, Hoodlum Productions 2021
THE MOTH EFFECT
Role: Lyn. Dir: Craig Anderson & Grace Otto, The Moth Effect Pty Ltd 2021
Role: Diana. Dir: Jonathan Brough, Closer Productions 2020
Voice Over. Red Arrow International / ABC 2015
Natalie Weiss Vocal Coaching (New York) 2017
Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) – Australian Institute of Music 2014-2016
Philip Quast Masterclass – Hayes Theatre 2016
Bell Shakespeare Regional Performance Scholarship 2013
GREEN ROOM AWARDS Nominated – Lead Role in Musical Theatre for Muriel’s Wedding the Musical (2020)
HELPMANN AWARDS Nominated – Best Female Actor in a Musical for Muriel’s Wedding the Musical (2019)