Patrice Tipoki - Magnormos Contributing ArtistPatrice Tipoki  

 

Magnormos credits: Anyone Can Whistle (A Sondheim TriptycH)

 

Patrice was a member of the WICKED Australian Premiere cast and took over the role of ELPHABA for the Sydney season. Prior to that, she played the role of Nala in Disney's THE LION KING at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne and she has toured Australia and Japan in WE WILL ROCK YOU, understudying and performing the lead roles of Killer Queen and Scaramouche often. Patrice's music theatre debut was in 1991 as one of the Royal Children in the Gordon/Frost Production of THE KING AND I.

Patrice is one of the youngest graduates of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts BA in Music Theatre. WAAPA stage credits include FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Hodel), SPURBOARD (Amy), THE PAJAMA GAME, UP, PACIFIC OVERTURES, PERFECTLY FRANK and THE WILD PARTY (Reno). Other stage credits include WEST SIDE STORY (Maria), SWEET CHARITY (Charity), and PRODIGAL (Maddy).

Of Maori heritage, Patrice was raised performing Polynesian shows with her family throughout Australia. She toured the U.S.A. and QLD with THE STARZ PRODUCTION TEAM and throughout Europe and New Zealand with the Matthew Flinders Anglican College Chorale. Her studies included the piano, violin, saxophone, ballet, jazz, tap, acting and singing. Patrice's whole life has seen her performing with different bands and groups whether singing, playing instruments or both!

Patrice signed a recording contract with Sony BMG and recently spent time writing, recording, filming and touring.

Patrice was very excited to be part of the Wicked Australian Premiere and after welcoming her daughter into the world was thrilled to be back to play the coveted role of Elphaba.