A NIDA graduate, Marney McQueen is Australia’s Queen of comedic character cabaret. The diversity of her performance is incredible. Not only is she hilariously funny, she is a powerhouse actress with an outstanding voice which has been well showcased in her leading roles in musical theatre as Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Velma Von Tussle in Hairspray and the evil Princess Zena in Cat Stevens’ Moonshadow. Marney’s quick wit and audience interactions are world class. She tailors her material to suit each new group or town she is playing in and is meticulously researched. Her characters include the hilarious Border Security Officer Karen Barnes, Raelene Dreggs (mother of Sharna Dreggs, incarcerated in Denpasaar), Gym junkie Damo Greggson, Carbon Neutral Bride Annabel Sarah Victoria Winters-Smythe and bikini waxer to the stars, Rosa Waxoffski the Russian Beautician. Marney has performed to sell-out crowds and rave reviews across the world in her multi-character cabaret shows. Her debut show Rosa Waxes Lyrical was voted in The Age Top 5 shows of the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
Marney also appeared in the sketch comedy television series The Wedge, with good friend Rebel Wilson and made her film debut in the 2015 comedy The Mule. She is a meticulous and highly engaging MC and works frequently as a voice over artist for radio and television. She regularly performs her solo comedy cabaret show at theatres and at fundraising events for charities and clubs. Her chameleon-like acting talents, detailed observations, quick wit and powerhouse vocals are world class. Marney is currently touring her new comedy cabaret Hair To The Throne, which debuted in April at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.