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Denise Norton

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The Robert Bruce Agency

Ambrose Artist Management Pty Ltd


Gender: Female
Age Range: 45 - 60
Height: 176cm
Base Location: Auckland
Available In: Auckland, Christchurch, International, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Wellington
Skills: Actor, Dancer, Model, Musical Theatre, Prof. Singer, Stunt Performer
Hair: Brown
Eye: Hazel
Ethnicity: Caucasian, New Zealand
Memberships: Actors Equity NZ, Actors Equity UK




2015 Neighbour Flying Fish, Fredrik Bond
Guest New Zealand
Guest New Zealand
Guest Germany


2017 Solo show Kahuart, Denise Norton
2015 Solo Show Victoria Theatre, Auckland, NZ, Denise Norton
2014 Solo Show The Embassy Theatre, Thames, Denise Norton
2011 Miranda Berlin. Germany, Hans Nebelung
1999 Emma. Grizabella ,Norma Desmond European Tour 1994 - 1999, Darryl Robinson
1999 Aldonzo , . Velma Kelly , Fantine European Tour, Darryl Robinson
1994 Rosita Serrano Theatre des Westens, Berlin. JF Kennedy Centre, Washington DC, Jurg Burth
1992 Rosita Serrano Berlin & Washington DC, Jurg Burth
1985 Various Roles Charring Cross Theatre, London, Various

Musical Theatre

2016 Helge Kahuart, Alex Plumb, D Norton
2012 Olivia Newton John Berlin. Germany, Paul Langley
2001 Fairy BB Promotion European Tour, Matthias Davids
1991 Rosie Theatre des Westens, Berlin, Helmut Baumann
1988 Bombalurina, Demeter ,Cassandra, Jellylorum 1986 - 1988 STELLA , Hamburg, Germany, David Taylor
1986 Mary Magdalene European Tour, Michael Collins
1985 Solo Singer London Choral, Various
1984 Chorus, Swing New Zealand. Australia. Hawaii Tour 4444 Productions, Tom Guerra
1983 Performer Mercury Theatre, Ian Mune

CD Rom

2007 Solo Big Wave Productions/Sony
1999 Solo Big Wave Productions

Feature Film

2016 Cabaret singer Alex Plumb/Wallace Foundation, Alex Plumb
1983 Actor Paramount Pictures, Ferdinand Fairfax


Performer Blue Note, New York

Corporate Work

2018 Singer, M/C Kahuart, Denise Norton

Training & Additional Notes

Denise Norton was born in Auckland, New Zealand.  At an early age, she become a Student Member of the Royal Academy of Dance.  When she was 11 years old, in Oakura, she won her first Talent Quest, and at 13 became a private pupil of Dame Sister Mary Leo, receiving a medal from her in 1976 for the highest score in Vocal Examinations in Australasia.  This lead to an extensive classical singing training, a Junior Scholarship and participation in competitions, Opera productions The Bartered Bride, Marriage of Figaro, La Traviata and the television programme Stars on Sunday. 

Variety was the key for Denise, which led to a cameo role with Tommy Lee Jones in the film Nate and Hayes as a fierce spear wielding warrior. 
At the age of 19, Denise joined the Stewart MacPherson stage production of Evita and after completing the NZ, Australian and Hawaiian tours, arrived in 1984 in London.  The participation in Andrew Lloyd Webber's  Requiem led to a European Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, an engagement for 18 months as an original member  in the production 'CATS' in Hamburg , Germany and the chance to perform on Germany's most luxurious cruise liner MS Europa, after which she landed in N.Y.C to stay for a year and performed in Jazz clubs.
An offer you can't refuse brought her back to Germany – to Berlin – to perform in Theater des Westens, built in 1895, where she had the thrilling opportunity to tread the boards once trodden by Marlene Dietrich, Josephine Baker and Enrico Caruso, next to Germany's' no.1 songstress Angelika Milster,, in a production 'UFA Revue' showcasing songs made famous in Goebbels propaganda years. This revue traveled to the J.F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for a month.
The following years, Denise gave Concerts and Recitals in Europe and had an engagement in the prestigious show 'The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber' in the roles of Emma from Song and Dance , Grizabella from Cats and Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard performing in Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Poland, Luxembourg and Finland, followed closely by a similar tour with the show 'Highlights from Theater an der Wien' – Vienna's largest theater in the roles of  Velma Kelly from 'Chicago', Fantine from 'Les Miserables' and Aldonza from the 'Man of la Mancha'.

In 1999 Denise produced her first solo album 'Never say Goodbye'.

In 2000 Denise appeared as the ethereal 'Fairy' in the German production of 'Beauty and the Beast' and in 2003 gained a personal commendation from the most influential Broadway Director Harold Prince for her interpretation of Stephen Sondheim.

In 2007 Denise was seen by millions of viewers on  'Eurosport' performing 'You Must Love Me ' from her 2007 CD release 'Whispering Sands' in a televised  Ice-Skating Gala featuring Olympic Gold Medalists and World Champions.

Recently Denise has been teaching in many countries, and is consulted for the Music Department at Auckland University, appearing at the Town Hall in Auckland in 2010 as MC and performer for the Auckland University Graduation Gala. 
Denise is now living in New Zealand and has enjoyed the success of her solo Show , from Vienna to Broadway and Cabaret 'Helge and Gunther'.
Her latest solo show" A Classical Jazz Cabaret ", accompanied by Mark Bradley is received with great compliments and will be touring NZ in 2018 

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Clothing Size: Female - 10
Natural Accent: New Zealand
Accent Skills: English, French, German, New Zealand
Voice Style: Character, Documentary, Radio/TV Promo, Retail, Singing, Voice Acting
Languages: English, French, German
Hair Length: Shoulder Length
Hair Style: Wavy
Instrumental: Guitar
Dance: Contemporary, Modern, Tap, Ballet, Ballroom
Singing: Blues, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Opera, Pop, Rock, Show
Singing Range: Mezzo Soprano
Sport & Athletic: Horse Riding, Swimming
Drivers Licence: Car
Types Of Model Work: Runway
Voice Style: Character, Documentary, Radio/TV Promo, Retail, Singing, Voice Acting

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