Elethea Sartorelli as Liza Minnelli
Elethea Sartorelli has been performing as an actress, singer and dancer for over twenty years throughout Perth, Sydney and Melbourne.
Elethea took to the stage at a young age performing in multiple Perth productions including: 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), Singin’ in the Rain (Dance Captain, Understudy Kathy Seldon) and A Chorus Line (Valerie Clarke). She moved to Sydney in 2000 where she studied at the Actors’ Centre with Dean Carey and then Melbourne in 2005 studying at the Victorian College of the Arts (Foundation Program Music Theatre). Her performances in Sydney and Melbourne included: the Australian premiere of Bare; A Pop Opera (Ivy: Theatre People’s Choice Award Winner for Lead Actress in a Musical, Victorian Guild Award Nominated), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey, Victorian Guild Award Commendation), Temptation (Marketa), Chicago (Roxie Hart), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary), Songs for a New World (Ensemble) and Elegies; For Angels, Punks & Raging Queens (Ensemble).
During her time in Melbourne, Elethea worked as a professional recording artist and session vocalist, completing a US musical tour of New York and South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. She was lead vocalist for popular music cover trio ETA in Melbourne for 2 years.
Elethea returned to Perth in 2010 and has since performed in numerous productions locally. She received Finley Award nominations for Best Lead Actress in Crimes of a Heart (Meg), Seussical The Musical (Gertrude McFuzz), Chicago (Velma Kelly) and Boy from Oz (Liza Minnelli); and starred in Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Mrs Lovett). She won the Finley Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2014 for Xanadu (Caliope) and received a Finley Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Secret Bridesmaids Business (Angela). Elethea has previously performed at the Crown Theatre when she joined the 2016 touring production of The Sound of Music as part of the Nun’s Ensemble. Her most recent performance was earlier this year as Diana Goodman in Next to Normal.