Natalie Gamsu

Academic Lecturer

Natalie Gamsu is a singer, actor and cabaret artist having performed in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Sydney, and Johannesburg.  

Born in Namibia, Natalie studied Drama at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. In South Africa, she established a strong following with her own solo cabaret shows, musical theatre, and television. 

Some of Gamsu’s theatre credits include Candide (Woman With One Buttock), Dr Zhivago (GFO), Mary Poppins, (Miss Andrew – Disney), Women Of Troy (dir. Barry Kosky- STC), Abuela in Baz Luhrman’s Strictly Ballroom (Global Creatures), Darlinghurst Nights (dir. Lee Lewish), Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (MTC), Ladies In Black (dir. Simon Phillips), My Dearworthy Darling, The S.S. Metaphor (Malthouse),  Dance Nation (Red Stitch), Titanic The Musical (Mlb Town Hall). 

From 1992 until 2003, Natalie lived and worked in New York City, performing at the famous Oak Room, Fez, and The Russian Tea Room. She won the Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Vocalist and a MAC Award for Outstanding Female Vocalist in 1997 and 2000. Her debut CD Weave also received a MAC nomination for Best New Recording.  

Since moving to Australia in 2003, Natalie has performed in clubs in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth as well as at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. She continues to create her own one-woman shows and has produced a second CD, Misfit. 

Natalie also works on large and small screens. Her credits included the ongoing role of Jan Barton in the long running Australian soap Neighbours, and the role of Fatima in the Feature Film, Ali’s Wedding, (Matchbox Films). 

Since 2004, Natalie has been teaching singing, audition technique and performance studies at AIM (Sydney & Melbourne), NIDA, SHOWFIT, VCA and Patrick Studios (part of Swinburne) as well as in her private studio. 

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