A gifted and phenomenally versatile singer likened to Ella Fitzgerald both at home and in her performances in Greenwich Village, she is equally adept at singing soul, rhythm and blues.
Sally-Anne has performed for the Victorian Arts Centre highly successful Not Just Jazz nights and written her own one-woman shows, including Maiden Voyage and Sister Sal’s Trivia Night Shows and Mitch & Trixie Spangle’s Cabaret of Love.
She has also performed on the blues scene with her own band Sal Upton & Inner Souls.
Sally-Anne Upton’s versatility as an actor, singer and musical theatre performer has won her a nomination for a Greenroom Award for her role as Widow Corney / Mrs Bumble in Cameron Mackintos’s production of Oliver and has just completed a two and half year Australian and NZ tour of Mary Poppins the musical, playing the formidable, loveable larrikin character of Mrs Clara Brill the cook/housekeeper alongside Phillip Quast and Marina Prior.
Sally-Anne’s irrepressible talent has delighted audiences the world over. She has written and performed as a cabaret singer and was a member of the outrageous Natural Normans, enjoying sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Festival.
Her portrayal of Yenta, the Matchmaker, which she played opposite Topol in Fiddler on the Roof was considered a tour de force. Sally-Anne has also delighted audiences with her unique performance of Bloody Mary in the concert version of South Pacific. In 2007, she played unstoppable Fag Ash Lil the Bearded Lady in the Australian Premier of Side Show Alley the Musical, to extraordinary reviews.
In 2010 Sal was delighted, to be invited to perform in Carols by Candle Light at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Sal is currently creating her new cabaret show witch she will tour with in 2014, so watch this space!
CABARET / MUSICALS & TV APPEARANCES
Carols by Candle Light, Myer Music Bowl
Live and Undone (Cabaret at Mietta’s,)
Storming St Kilda by Tram.
See you in Heaven.
Bingles – Channel 10
Hey Hey It’s Saturday- 9 Network
A Night of Infectious Laughter
Comedy Festival Gala
Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton.