#003: Female Roles for the More Mature Performer with Michele Lansdown

#003: Female Roles for the More Mature Performer with Michele Lansdown


Shooting guns, battling spiders, costume changes in the wings! All in a day’s work for Michele Lansdown. Michele is a mainstay of Sydney musical theatre and has played many, many of the iconic female roles. She joined Paul on the Fantastic Fantastix Podcast and discussed her Top 5 favourite Female roles for the more mature performer.

FANTASTIX BITS IN THE INTERVIEW

  • Making bold audition choices
  • Politically correct terminology
  • The mechanics of 1970’s wardrobe and fast costume changes
  • Sondheim melodies and morals
  • Discovering the future Matilda
  • Self-care for psychotic roles (spoiler alert)
  • Props training for handling guns
  • Bucket list roles and missing out on a role
  • Games nights and art classes
  • Jurassic spiders

MICHELE’S TOP 5

  • 5 – Dolly Levi (Hello Dolly)
  • 4 – The Chaperone (The Drowsy Chaperone)
  • 3 – The Witch (Into the Woods)
  • 2 – Mame (Mame)
  • 1 – Norma Desmond (Sunset Boulevarde)

Honourable Mentions

  • Phyllis (Follies)
  • Joanne (Company)
  • Miss Hannigan (Annie)

PAUL’S TOP 5

  • 5 – Miss Hannigan (Annie)
  • 4- Madame Morrible (Wicked)
  • 3- Mame (Mame)
  • 2- Dolly Levi (Hello Dolly)
  • 1 – Mama Rose (Gypsy)

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