Samantha-Leigh Dodemaide is the winner of The Rob Guest Endowment 2013

Last night and for the first time in Sydney, the winner of the annual Rob Guest Endowment was announced at the Gala Concert hosted by Bert Newtown at the Sydney Lyric.

SAMANTHA LEIGH DODEMAIDE knew she wanted to perform from a very young age, and when it was time to make her dreams a reality, she spent 4 years studying at Patrick Studios Australia, singing show tunes, speaking Shakespeare and tapping toes.  Since then Sam has appeared in Wicked, Anything Goes,  The Producers, and A Chorus Line in which she understudied and performed the role of Cassie, as well as understudying the roles of Shelia, Diana, Maggie and Judy, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and currently KING KONG.

The Rob Guest Endowment Concert, presented by ANZ Wealth was brought to Sydney thanks to the NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.   It was a wonderful night supported by many of Australia’s finest theatre organisations, individuals and fans.

It is hoped that this annual event will continue to grow to be an anticipated part of the theatre calendar in Sydney.