Judi Connelli AM (born 20 July 1947 in Brisbane, Australia) is a singer and actress in theatre, opera and television.
She is best known for her career in opera and stage musicals. She has also appeared on television, in soap operas such as The Young Doctors (in which she played regular Annemarie Austin from 1977-78) and Prisoner playing 'Cookie', in episodes originally aired in 1982.
Her work includes leading roles with Opera Australia in The Rake's Progress (Mother Goose), The Mikado (Katisha), Fiddler on the Roof (Golda), The Merry Widow (Zozo), Sweeney Todd (Mrs. Lovett) and The Gondoliers (Duchess of Plaza-Toro).
Other productions include Into the Woods (The Witch), The Threepenny Opera (Mrs. Peachum), Chicago (Matron Mama Morton), The Pack of Women, Jerry's Girls and Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider).
In concert she has appeared in Sunset Boulevard (Norma Desmond), Gypsy (Mamma Rose), Australia's Leading Ladies, Follies, Showstoppers, Candide and The 3 Divas.
She has appeared in solo concerts with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as well as solo cabaret performances in Melbourne, Sydney, London and New York.
Order of Australia
In 2004, she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) by the Queen of Australia for services to theatre and charity.
- Introducing Judi Connelli (1977)
- Turning Point (1987)
- On My Way to You (1997)
- Live in London (1999)
- Perfect Strangers (with Suzanne Johnston) (1999)
- The 3 Divas (with Suzanne Johnston and Jennifer McGregor) (2000)
- Back to Before (2001)
Cast albums and soundtracks