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Christie Whelan Browne


Christie Whelan Browne is a stage and television actress. Most recently she has been seen in Muriel’s Wedding the Musical as Tanya Degano (Sydney Theatre Award Nomination). Christie is currently performing in Melbourne Theatre Company’s An Ideal Husband. For the company she has also been seen in The Odd CoupleBorn YesterdayThe Importance of Being Earnest and The Drowsy Chaperone (Helpmann award nomination). 

Her career began in Grease – The Arena Spectacular playing the role of Patti Simcox, which she went on to reprise in London. On returning to Australia she received the Sydney Critics Award for her performance in Company, playing the role of April. 

Other musical credits include starring roles as Kira in Xanadu, Ulla in The Producers, Erma in Anything Goes, Janet in Rocky Horror, Liz Hurley in Shane Warne the Musical, Lina in Singin’ in the Rain (Green Room Nomination), Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Green Room Nomination), Eileen in Nice Work if You Can Get It, Jerry’s Girls and Lecy in Once We Lived Here (Green Room Nomination). 

Her three one-woman shows, Britney Spears the Cabaret (Green Room Nomination), Show People and Vigil (Green Room Award Winner), all debuted at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and continued throughout Australia and London.

Christie has been seen on the small screen in The Wrong Girl, MustangsPeter Allen – Not the Boy Next Door, Offspring, Wonderland, Paper GiantsINXS – Never Tear Us Apart, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, House HusbandsSpicks and Specks, Vision Australia’s Carols By Candlelight (since 2011) and Conspiracy 365. Film credits include I Love You Too, Spin Out and That’s Not My Dog.

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