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Gillian Cosgriff

Gillian Cosgriff

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Gillian is a singer, writer, actor, musician, and comedian who graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre. Theatre credits include: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child (Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions); Vivid White (Melbourne Theatre Company); Company (Watch This); and Loving Repeating (Vic Theatre Company).
    Television credits: Comedy Up Late, Upfront Gala, Tonightly, Offspring, House Husbands, Fat Tony & Co., Ricketts Lane, Get Krack!n, and Back In Very Small Business. She has toured extensively with her solo shows as a comedian and cabaret performer, most notably at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Leicester Square Theatre in London.

    In 2018 she co-wrote the opera Lorelei for Victorian Opera with Casey Bennetto and Julian Langdon, which premiered at the Malthouse Theatre. Gillian was a backing vocalist for Kate Miller-Heidke’s 2012 album Nightflight and has released three albums of original songs from her cabaret shows Waitressing…and Other Things I Do Well; This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things; and Whelmed.

    Professional Experience

    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • TV/Film
    • Tours

    Regions

    • Australia/NZ

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
    • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
    • Theatrical Lyricist
    • Bookwriter/Librettist
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Songwriter
    • Singer/Songwriter
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    My Primary Instrument

    • Piano/Voice

    My Instruments

    • Piano
    • Voice

    Software

    • GarageBand

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz