LAUREN MCKENNA

Lauren graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 as part of the inaugural Bachelor of Music Theatre class. In her final year at VCA, Lauren played Oolie/Donna in City of Angels (dir. Gary Young).

Lauren graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 as part of the inaugural Bachelor of Music Theatre class. Her breakout role came in 2015 when she played Martha/ Ms Fleming in the critically acclaimed production of Heathers at Hayes Theatre Co. which toured Australia in 2016. This earned Lauren rave reviews and the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Newcomer.

Lauren performed her dream role of Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray Arena Spectacular tour in 2016 and as Jan in Grease Arena Experience tour in 2017 and 2018 (Harvest Rain).  Lauren has also appeared as Anathema in Good Omens (Squabbalogic), Heidi in [title of show] (Understudy Productions), Babette in La Cage Aux Folles (TPC) and Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest (Citizen Theatre).

Most recently, Lauren was a part of Puffs (TEG LIVE/Tilted Windmills) as Female Swing and featured as Rose Smith in Meet Me In St Louis (Neglected Musicals).

Lauren has returned to Puffs (TEG LIVE/Tilted Windmills), this time as Leanne and Resident Director for their Sydney and Brisbane seasons.

Lauren is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.