With a smile that could light up the Sydney Opera house and a voice that’s as big, bold and colourful as Uluru, Rhonda Burchmore has endeared herself to the hearts of all Australians.
After 30 years in the business, this vivacious, flame-haired beauty continues to turn heads wherever she goes and draw thunderous applause wherever she performs.
She has forged a lengthy career in one of the toughest and most unforgiving industries, show business, yet as critics attest, she just keeps going from strength to strength.
Few Australian entertainers have shared her status and immense popularity amongst her peers, who admire Rhonda for her big personality, big heart and enormous capacity to give back to the industry that has shaped her career.
Highlights of Rhonda Burchmore’s illustrious career are performing on London’s West End in a number of musicals including Sugar Babies featuring Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller, Stop The World I Want To Get Off with Anthony Newly and starring opposite David Atkins in the original Hot Shoe Shuffle.
Other productions include lead roles in Annie Get Your Gun, Mame, Easter Parade, The Boyfriend, They’re Playing Our Song, Song & Dance, Guys & Dolls, Respect- A Musical Journey of Women, Little Orphan Trashley, Eurobeat, Calendar Girls, and as Tanya in the original Australian production of Mama Mia!
For The Melbourne Theatre Company, Rhonda starred in several productions including Into The Woods, Urinetown, Tom Foolery and, most recently, The Drowsy Chaperone co-starring Geoffrey Rush.
In 2014 Rhonda won the Cabaret Icon Award at the International Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Cabaret shows include My Funny Valentine, Fever, Everybody Loves Rhonda, Legs 11,Cry Me A River- The World Of Julie London and, most recently, the audacious Vinyl Viagra.
Rhonda’s television credits include a regular role in the long running variety show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, as well as Spicks and Specks, Kath & Kim, Carols By Candlelight and, in 2014, a guest role on Nine Network’s Love Child.
In 2011, Rhonda released her auto-biography, Legs 11. She has recorded five albums, including Cry Me A River- The World of Julie London with ABC Records.
She won Female Vocal Performer of The Year at the MO Awards and ACE Awards, and in 2014 Rhonda was awarded the OAM for her service to the performing arts and community.
Rhonda starred as the Witch in Harvest Rain’s production of 'Into The Woods' and later featured in Jerry’s Girls. She has also headlined the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with Twins after a sell-out run at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.