Award winning triple threat actress, Amra-Faye, is best known for her long running role as Velma Kelly in the hit musical Chicago on Broadway. She has also played this role in London’s West End, Europe, South Africa and Japan in Japanese.
A South African native, she has performed on the international stage for 30 years, starring in numerous Musical Revues, in multiple languages, and for 2 years, as lead artist in the Cabaret du Casino, Monte Carlo.
She has won several Vita Awards, a Fleur du Cap and Naledi Award for her one-woman revues and theatre achievements in South Africa and has performed with Cape Town/Jhb/Durban philharmonic orchestras. A frequent guest soloist with Production Companies around the world - Highlights: Sydney Olympics, World Cup Rugby Gala, Spar Int, Bidvest Int.
Some roles include: Sheila/A Chorus Line; Sandy/Grease; Vi Moore/Footloose; Mrs Darling/Peter Pan; Mother Superior/Nunsense; Lead Actress/Elvis Las Vegas, Solange/Follies.
She has appeared in concert at:
NYC: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, the Metropolitan Room, Feinstein’s, the Joyce
in HER ACCLAIMED SOLO REVUE
“SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD”
This aptly named act is a musical memoir of a girl’s journey from a South African farm to award-winning, high-kicking, power-belting actress of the international stage.
Through music that ranges from the great American songbook and show tunes, to the melodies native to South Africa, Amra-Faye exposes the sometimes anguished, sometimes ecstatic, always entertaining moments of the journey from farm girl to show girl to dynamic Broadway leading lady
This show is constructed to be performed in a range of formats.
With just with piano, or 3 pc / 6 pc bands.
And either as a solo performance or with dancers.
Brownville Concert Series Aug 18,19,20
Julie Wilson- “She is dynamite, I’ve never seen anyone like her. Double Wow!!!”
Tommy Tune – “She lacks nothing-she’s got it all. Looks, talent, heart, glamour, star quality- you name it! Her act deﬁnes the worlds cabaret form, past to present”
Gabriella Garcia - “Once again it was such a perfect night. Every move, every inflection, every note right on. I'm a HUGE fan. You’ve made my world a lot brighter.”
“Sensational Amra-Faye..a truly gargantuan talent - and really nice person to boot. This leggy and versatile lady has it all -style, class, presence, beauty, a body from heaven and a voice and audience rapport that has everyone quickly eating out of her hands and many jumping to their feet, this critic included”. - The Mercury
“She is the hottest show in town....sheer seductress - vocal and otherwise - enrapturing with the clarity, power and poise of her delivery of jazz, blues and classic modern numbers. Her stage persona is worldly-wise, ironic, knowing. There’s humor of the subtlest sort at play, inﬂected and nuanced and perfectly judged.” - Darryl Accone, Artzone.
“Amra-Faye is the epitome of the professional cabaret artiste.” - Observer, Cape
“Surely the most vivacious and drop-dead gorgeous performer ever seen. Glittering with sass, sparkle and sophistication, and her vibrant personality and versatile voice, deft moves infectious smiles and easy patter, relating to her life and times, ensure a memorable night out.” - The Star, JHB.
’She brings impeccable precision to everything, from high stepping dance moves to subtly directed winks. She has palpable presence and injects her performance with passion” - Cape Town, Burger
Brownville Concert Series - Brownville NE - AUG 12/13/14 2022