SOPHIE WRIGHT Sophie started performing from an early age when she would sing and dance to command attention from her three older siblings! From age five, Sophie started her dance training, at eight she started French horn lessons; at nine she commenced classical voice training; and, soon after, started drama lessons.
She was awarded a Music Scholarship to Ravenswood School for Girls for her secondary years and, in her final year of school, was accepted in the prestigious Music Theatre degree at the WAAPA, graduating in 2011. Prior to WAAPA, Sophie performed in many musical productions, concert recitals and minor TV roles. Her personal highlights include playing ‘Rachel Maranos’ in John Doyle’s Marking Time (ABC TV), and as part of the ensemble in Dead Man Walking (Andrew McManus Presents) at the State Theatre in Sydney.
Following WAAPA, Sophie was involved in film, short film and TV work, in particular, playing the role of ‘Lana’ in the new Australian feature film Is This The Real World, produced and directed by Martin McKenna, and the horror thriller, Evil Comes Knocking, directed by Dale Alexander. In 2013, Sophie made her professional music theatre debut in the Australasian Tour of Broadway’s biggest blockbuster musical Wicked, as the ‘Elphaba’ cover and as part of the ensemble. She was thrilled to play Elphaba numerous times throughout the tour and to perform as Elphaba at corporate events in Melbourne as well as the 2014 Rob Guest Gala Concert.
In 2015 Sophie appeared alongside Hugh Jackman during his one man show Broadway To Oz Hugh Jackman Live in Concert. Sophie Wright will appear next in Follies in Concert alongside an stellar cast. In addition, Sophie currently has a Wellness Coaching business, Sophie Wright Coaching which aims to help young performers build confidence and resilience through positivity and mindfulness techniques to enhance their performing.