Natalie Bassingthwaighte Chess Musical

Florence Vassy

Natalie is one of Australia’s most versatile entertainers, achieving success as an actress, musician, presenter and author.
Natalie was most recently seen on stage starring as Roxie Hart in the hugely successful production of Chicago for which she was nominated as Best Female Actor in a Musical 2019 for the Sydney Theatre Awards. Natalie began her stage career on Australian productions of Grease, Rent, Footloose and Chicago. She returned to stage at the iconic Sydney Opera House for the hugely successful extended season of the play Love, Loss, and What I Wore and Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Funny Girl in Concert.
Natalie’s music career has seen her reach Number One on the ARIA Charts as a solo artist. Her solo album, 1000 Stars, debuted at number one in 2009. She has enjoyed international success as front woman of electronic rock band The Rogue Traders, achieving multi-platinum sales across two albums, as well as two APRA nominations, an MTV award win, and seven ARIA nominations.
Her recent acting credits include the second season of Network Ten's The Wrong Girl, reprising her role as Izzy Hoyland in the iconic television series Neighbours, and Network Ten's biopic Brock. Her other credits include the third instalment of the hit series Underbelly: The Golden Mile, The Mystery Of Natalie Wood, Counterstrike and The Lost World. She also won the Best Actress Award at Tropfest 2016 for her performance in the short film Why Would I Lie?.
Natalie’s work as a presenter includes starring the host of Network Ten’s Changing Rooms, as a judge and mentor in the popular Channel Seven series The X Factor Australia and she led Beau Monga to victory on The X Factor New Zealand. She co-hosted the 2010 Aria Awards and won a Logie Award for her three-year stint as host on So You Think You Can Dance. In early 2017, she was one of the finalists in Network Ten’s I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out Of Here.
Natalie has received Logie nominations for Most Popular Actress and Most Popular Presenter, as well as two Gold Logie nominations.