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Gillian Cosgriff


Gillian Cosgriff is a singer, songwriter, pianist and performer.

After graduating from WAAPA in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre, Gillian wrote her debut show, Waitressing…And Other Things I Do Well, which played to sellout crowds in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. She also recorded an EP of original songs from the show with Luckiest Records, which was released on iTunes in 2011.

Her television appearances include Offspring, House Husbands, and Fat Tony & Co., and she was a backing vocalist for Kate Miller-Heidke’s 2012 album, Nightflight. Theatre credits include Pirates of Penzance (The Production Company) and A 3-Handed Mikado with Colin Lane (Lano and Woodley) and David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers). Her performance in the improvised web series Written It Down (featured on Funny or Die) saw her win Best Actress at the LA Webfest Awards 2014.

Her most recent show, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, has played at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Fringeworld Perth, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and received the Best Cabaret Award at Melbourne Fringe 2013, the WA Arts Editor Award at Fringeworld Perth 2014, and a Green Room Award for Best Original Songs.

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