About | Claire Lyon
Claire is an Australian actress, singer and recording artist.
Claire toured Australia and New Zealand with international superstar Josh Groban as his guest artist for his World Tour of 'Stages Live'. She has also recently performed in concert alongside Australian theatre legends David Hobson and Michael Cormick as well as the Australian National Boys Choir.
In 2015, she performed the role of Hope Harcourt (Helpmann nomination) in John Frost & Opera Australia's national tour of Anything Goes. She also sang the Australian National Anthem for the NRL State of Origin at the MCG.
From 2012 - 2015, Claire starred as Christine Daaé in the World Tour of 'The Phantom of the Opera', originating the role in several countries. She is also one of few actresses in the world to have been involved in both 'The Phantom of the Opera' and its sequel 'Love Never Dies' in which she understudied and performed the same role of Christine in the Australian national tour from 2011 to 2012.
In 2013, Claire starred as 'Mabel' in The Production Company's Broadway version of 'The Pirates of Penzance' at Hamer Hall in Melbourne, which earned her a Green Room Award nomination. In 2015 she also performed alongside Australia's favourite leading ladies in The Production Company's concert version of 'Jerry's Girls'.
In 2014, she also made her Australian Cabaret Debut in "Songs of Stage and Screen" as part of The Ballarat Cabaret Festival. Claire has also taken this feature show on many of P&O's ships as a guest entertainer.
From 2009 to 2011 she obtained a full-time contract with Opera Australia where she performed numerous roles at the Sydney Opera House and State Theatre, Melbourne including 'Barbarina' in 'The Marriage of Figaro', 'Ida' in 'Die Fledermaus' as well as understudying the roles of 'Olga' in 'The Merry Widow', and 'Anne Egermann' and 'Mrs Nordstrom' in Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music'. In 2008, Claire was a part of the Australian national tour of 'My Fair Lady'.
Claire has also released her debut solo album 'On Stage' - featuring some of her favourite Broadway hits including songs from 'The Phantom of the Opera', 'Love Never Dies', 'My Fair Lady' and more!
This March, Claire will be making her Melbourne Opera debut as Josephine in 'HMS Pinafore'.
As well as performing, Claire teaches at her private singing studio in Sydney and has a passion for nurturing young talent and helping people 'discover their voice'.
To follow Claire's adventures, visit her official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages!
"Claire Lyon's phenomenal soprano is so precise and powerful that she performs the role of Mabel with a sense of effortless confidence that only someone at the height of her powers can convey. Individually, Lyon's voice is an aural treasure"
"Claire lyon has a bell-clear voice that's just as sharp as her comic timing"
"Lyon sings with a rich, pure soprano voice of deceptive strength given her petite frame. She enjoys good chemistry with Keegan, and easily matches his vocal power in their wonderful duets. In the only quiet, focused moment of the staging, Lyon delivers an exquisite rendition of Pinafore’s “Sorry Her Lot,” accompanied only by Robert Tripolino, from the ensemble, on guitar"
"Claire Lyon belted out a memorable and powerful soprano performance"
"Lyon has a sweet but powerful voice and when she hits those high notes with her strong soprano voice, you feel as the Phantom does about Christine – this is a talented performer destined for greatness."
"Lyon lived up to that expectation with the power of her voice, leaving the audience in awe by the end of her rendition of ‘Think of Me"