Jaz Flowers graduated from the University of Ballarat Musical Theatre course in 2008 and has consistently garnered roles in several productions to critical acclaim. Most notably, Jaz won the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the multi award-winning production of Dainty Entertainment’s Hairspray for which she won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical and received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Female Actor in a Musical. Jaz’s theatre credits also include the female lead role of April, originally portrayed by Rhonda Burchmore, in David Atkins’ Hot Shoe Shuffle, Frauline Schneider in Terence O’Connell’s Cabaret, alongside Eddie Perfect in the Neil Armfield-directed Shane Warne the Musical, and Gordon Frost’s Fame The Musical, for which she received a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Supporting Female Actor for her performance as Mabel.
Jaz was lucky enough to be chosen to sing the National Anthem at the 2011 State of Origin third game decider at Suncorp Stadium as well as the Australian Open grand final at Rod Laver Arena. Owner of a powerful voice, Jaz has appeared as a contestant in the hit television show The Voice in which she won a spot on Grammy Award-winning Keith Urban’s vocal team.
Jaz moved to London in 2014 and sang with Broadway’s contemporary musical theatre writer Scott Alan on London’s West End. Later that year, Jaz went on to score herself a role in the BBC Proms production of Kiss Me Kate with the John Wilson Orchestra, directed by Shaun Kerrison, conducted by John Wilson in The Royal Albert Hall which was televised on Christmas Day 2014.
Most recently, Jaz performed to sold-out audiences as Veronica Sawyer in the Australian premiere of Heathers The Musical. This role scored Jaz another Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.