She has forged a lengthy career in one of the toughest and most unforgiving industries, show business, yet as critics attest, she just keeps going from strength to strength.
Few Australian entertainers have shared her status and immense popularity amongst her peers, who admire Rhonda for her big personality, big heart and enormous capacity to give back to the industry that has shaped her career. Rhonda was nominated for a 2002 Mo Award for Female Musical Theatre Performer of The Year for her role as Tanya in the ABBA musical production, Mamma Mia, along with another nomination of Female Vocal Variety Performer of The Year.
Here are some highlights of Rhonda Burchmore’s illustrious 30 year career:
• Appeared in 1982 the original role as Kate in The Pirate Movie;
• In 1988 had for her first major Theatre breakthrough in Sugar Babies opposite Gary McDonald and Broadway performer Eddie Bracken:
• Reprieved her role opposite Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller in London’s West End Theatre Production;
• In the UK also starred in Anthony Newley’s Musical Stop The World I Want To Get Off;
• In the 90’s performed a role especially created for her in Hot Shoe Shuffle;