Zahra Newman

Actor, Zahra Newman joins Regina on Stages to talk about her life and the times on the stage.  This year she was in the one-woman adaptation of Wake in Fright for Malthouse and last year, played Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tine Roof for STC and she appeared as Nabalungi in the original Australian cast of The Book of Mormon.

Newman has performed extensively with leading theatre companies in Melbourne and Sydney. Her other theatre credits include Miss JulieThe EffectThe MountaintopThe Cherry OrchardClybourne ParkThe Drowsy ChaperoneRichard III and Rockabye for Melbourne Theatre Company; Rosalind in As You Like It for Bell ShakespeareThe Blind Giant is DancingIvanov and Private Lives for BelvoirLove and Information for Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre CompanyThe Government Inspector for Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre; and Random for the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Theatre Company and Brisbane Powerhouse.[4] She also appeared in the original Australian cast of the musical An Officer and A Gentleman.

Her television and film credits include WentworthRush and Childhood’s End.

In 2014, Newman was nominated for Helpmann Awards for both Best Female Actor in Play for The Mountaintop and Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for The Government Inspector.[6] She received a Green Room Award for Female Actor for Random in 2012.


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