Denise Norton

Vitals

Gender
Female
Age Range
45 - 60
Height
176cm
Base Location
Auckland
Available In
Auckland, Christchurch, International, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Wellington
Skills
Actor, Dancer, Model, Musical Theatre, Prof. Singer, Stunt Performer
Hair
Brown
Eye
Hazel
Memberships
Actors Equity NZ, Actors Equity UK

Agent

New Zealand Agent
The Robert Bruce Agency

Australian Agent
Ambrose Artist Management Pty Ltd
Phone
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Denise Norton
Feature Clip

Credits

Television

2015
Neighbour
Philips 'Spider-man'
Flying Fish
Fredrik Bond
Guest
Stars On Sunday
New Zealand
Guest
Good Morning Show
New Zealand
Guest
Eurosport
Germany

Stage

2017
Solo show
Classic Jazz Cabaret
Kahuart
Denise Norton
2015
Solo Show
From Vienna to Broadway
Victoria Theatre, Auckland, NZ
Denise Norton
2014
Solo Show
A Taste of Broadway
The Embassy Theatre, Thames
Denise Norton
2011
Miranda
Shakespeares Musical Comedy
Berlin. Germany
Hans Nebelung
1999
Emma. Grizabella ,Norma Desmond
Andrew Lloyd Webber Highlights
European Tour 1994 - 1999
Darryl Robinson
1999
Aldonzo , . Velma Kelly , Fantine
Highlights von Theatre and der Wien
European Tour
Darryl Robinson
1994
Rosita Serrano
UFA Revue 1992 - 1994
Theatre des Westens, Berlin. JF Kennedy Centre, Washington DC
Jurg Burth
1992
Rosita Serrano
UFA Revue
Berlin & Washington DC
Jurg Burth
1985
Various Roles
Music hall
Charring Cross Theatre, London
Various

Musical Theatre

2016
Helge
Helge und Gunther
Kahuart
Alex Plumb, D Norton
2012
Olivia Newton John
The Abba Story
Berlin. Germany
Paul Langley
2001
Fairy
Beauty and the Beast (Shone und das Biest)
BB Promotion European Tour
Matthias Davids
1991
Rosie
Sweet Charity
Theatre des Westens, Berlin
Helmut Baumann
1988
Bombalurina, Demeter ,Cassandra, Jellylorum 1986 - 1988
CATS
STELLA , Hamburg, Germany
David Taylor
1986
Mary Magdalene
Jesus Christ Superstar
European Tour
Michael Collins
1985
Solo Singer
A L Webber's Requiem
London Choral
Various
1984
Chorus, Swing
Evita 1982 - 1984
New Zealand. Australia. Hawaii Tour 4444 Productions
Tom Guerra
1983
Performer
Dracula
Mercury Theatre
Ian Mune

CD Rom

2007
Solo
Whispering Sands
Big Wave Productions/Sony
1999
Solo
Never Say Goodbye
Big Wave Productions

Feature Film

2016
Cabaret singer
The Luring
Alex Plumb/Wallace Foundation
Alex Plumb
1983
Actor
Nate and Hayes
Paramount Pictures
Ferdinand Fairfax

Dance

Performer
Jazz Programme
Blue Note, New York

Corporate Work

2018
Singer, M/C
Classic jazz Cabaret
Kahuart
Denise Norton

Training

Royal School of Music
LRSM
Singing
Actors' Centre, London
Film and Television Acting
Acting
Royal School of Music (LRSM)
Tutor Dame Sister Mary Leo
Singing
Royal Academy of Dance
Associated Student Menber
Dance

Skills & Attributes

Clothing Size
Female - 10
Natural Accent
New Zealand
Ethnicity
Caucasian, New Zealand
Accents
English, French, German, New Zealand
Languages
English, French, German
Hair Length
Shoulder Length
Hair Style
Wavy
Instrumental
Guitar
Dance
Contemporary, Modern, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom
Singing
Blues, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Opera, Pop, Rock, Show
Singing Range
Mezzo Soprano
Sport
Horse Riding, Swimming
Drivers Licences
Car
Model Work Types
Runway
Professional Skills
Actor, Dancer, Model, Musical Theatre, Prof. Singer, Stunt Performer

Media

Public Media
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Notes

Denise Norton was born in Auckland, New Zealand. At an early age, she become a Student Member of the Royal Academy of Dance. When she was 11 years old, in Oakura, she won her first Talent Quest, and at 13 became a private pupil of Dame Sister Mary Leo, receiving a medal from her in 1976 for the highest score in Vocal Examinations in Australasia. This lead to an extensive classical singing training, a Junior Scholarship and participation in competitions, Opera productions The Bartered Bride, Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata and the television programme Stars on Sunday. Variety was the key for Denise, which led to a cameo role with Tommy Lee Jones in the film Nate and Hayes as a fierce spear wielding warrior. At the age of 19, Denise joined the Stewart MacPherson stage production of Evita and after completing the NZ, Australian and Hawaiian tours, arrived in 1984 in London. The participation in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Requiem led to a European Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, an engagement for 18 months as an original member in the production 'CATS' in Hamburg , Germany and the chance to perform on Germany's most luxurious cruise liner MS Europa, after which she landed in N.Y.C to stay for a year and performed in Jazz clubs. An offer you can't refuse brought her back to Germany – to Berlin – to perform in Theater des Westens, built in 1895, where she had the thrilling opportunity to tread the boards once trodden by Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker and Enrico Caruso, next to Germany's' no.1 songstress Angelika Milster,, in a production 'UFA Revue' showcasing songs made famous in Goebbels propaganda years. This revue traveled to the J.F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for a month. The following years, Denise gave Concerts and Recitals in Europe and had an engagement in the prestigious show 'The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber' in the roles of Emma from Song and Dance , Grizabella from Cats and Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard performing in Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Poland, Luxembourg and Finland, followed closely by a similar tour with the show 'Highlights from Theater an der Wien' – Vienna's largest theater in the roles of Velma Kelly from 'Chicago', Fantine from 'Les Miserables' and Aldonza from the 'Man of la Mancha'. In 1999 Denise produced her first solo album 'Never say Goodbye'. In 2000 Denise appeared as the ethereal 'Fairy' in the German production of 'Beauty and the Beast' and in 2003 gained a personal commendation from the most influential Broadway Director Harold Prince for her interpretation of Stephen Sondheim. In 2007 Denise was seen by millions of viewers on 'Eurosport' performing 'You Must Love Me ' from her 2007 CD release 'Whispering Sands' in a televised Ice-Skating Gala featuring Olympic Gold Medalists and World Champions. Recently Denise has been teaching in many countries, and is consulted for the Music Department at Auckland University, appearing at the Town Hall in Auckland in 2010 as MC and performer for the Auckland University Graduation Gala. Denise is now living in New Zealand and has enjoyed the success of her solo Show , from Vienna to Broadway and Cabaret 'Helge and Gunther'. Her latest solo show" A Classical Jazz Cabaret ", accompanied by Mark Bradley is received with great compliments and will be touring NZ in 2018