Silvie Paladino has established herself as one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers. Her first theatrical role was Eponine in the Australasian tour of Les Misérables. She was then invited to perform the same role on the West End in the London production. In 1997, Silvie returned to London and performed the role of Fantine in Les Misérables for a successful two-year season. Silvie’s other Australasian credits include the role of Jeannie in Hair, Grizabella in the Australian and Asian tour of Cats, Ellen in Cameron Mackintosh’s Australian premiere of Miss Saigon, Donna in the smash hit Mamma Mia!, Rita in the world premiere of Sideshow Alley, Lady Thiang in The King And I, Florence in Chess (Green Room Award and Helpmann nomination), Clara in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, and Helen Bechdel in MTC’s Fun Home Silvie has appeared in concert as guest solo artist with Australia’s leading orchestra and has also toured with Patrizio Buanne, Michael Bolton and performed with celebrated theatre composers Stephen Schwartz and Stephen Sondheim.
Silvie is also well known to Australian audiences through her performances at special events including the AFL Grand Final, the opening ceremony for the 2013 Asia Pacific Special Olympics, a charity event hosted by Roger Federer and regular television appearances on Carols by Candlelight. Silvie’s recordings include: Silvie Paladino Sings Streisand (a live recording of her one-woman show for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award), Silvie Paladino – Christmas List, her solo album On My Own, When You Believe, I Give You My Heart and O Holy Night - all recorded with the Salvation Army Band, and Take My Breath Away – The Songs of Eva Cassidy. More recently, Silvie played the roles of Marie and the Fairy Godmother, in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.