Amy Lehpamer to play uptight headmistress Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock.
In the role made famous by Joan Cusack in the hit film, Amy Lehpamer will button up, starch up and don her spectacles to play the uptight but lovable straight-laced schoolmarm with a hankering for Stevie Nicks.
With numerous award nominations and a Best Actress awards, Amy has enjoyed enormous success and playing a diverse range of leading roles including Dusty Springfield in Dusty, Maria in The Sound of Music, Tracy Lord in High Society, Reza in Once, Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sherrie in Rock of Ages and Margaret in Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert.
She joins previously announced Brent Hill as music teacher and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn plus the three alternating casts of 12 pint sized musical prodigies.
Other cast announced today include John O’Hara (Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, Dusty, Cats, Singin’ In The Rain) who will play Ned Shcneebly, Matt Crowley (Molly: the Molly Meldrum Story, House Husbands) as Theo and Joe Kosky (Kinky Boots, High Fidelity, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) who will be the alternate Dewey.
Joining them as ensemble cast members are Bianca Baykara, James Cutler, Ellis Dolan, Alex Hyne, Andrew Kroenert, Bree Langridge, Jenny Little, Zachary Pidd, Michaela Powell, Sophie Weiss and Stephen Wheat, with Jack Van Stavaren as swing.
School of Rock producers, GWB Entertainment stated: “We are thrilled with the cast that has been assembled for the Australian premiere of School Of Rock. It’s a true delight to bring together some of Australia’s leading stage performers alongside some incredible emerging talents. We have no doubt that audiences will fall in love with the wit and charm of School of Rock when we open at Her Majesty’s Theatre later this year.”
The Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway and West End smash hit rock musical, School of Rock will play at Her Majesty’s, Melbourne from 31 October 2018.
Extra dates for School of Rock will be released on Monday 16 July.