Sharon Cotter

Professional soprano and entertainer with over 20 years experience performing Opera (pop), Broadway, Theatre, and Ballads. Originally from Wales where she worked as a singer, actress and in television. Since her move to New Zealand she has found Musical Theatre as another outlet for her talent.

New Album

This is Sharon’s Debut Album. It is a compilation of songs from Broadway to the West End to Swing Jazz favourites, with a hint of Welsh culture performed in the final track on the album, the much loved song that is ‘Myfanwy’.

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Order the new album today for only NZ$30.00 incl post and packaging. Once payment has been received the album will be posted to your billing address.

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Events

  • 16th March 2011
  • “An Enchanted Evening”
  • Sebel Hotel, Auckland (NZ)
  • 18th March 2011
  • “Concert in The Park” with Elizabeth Marvelly
  • Eastwoodhill, Gisborne (NZ)
  • 13 - 15 May 2011
  • The Proms
  • Baycourt, Tauranga (NZ)
  • September 2011
  • Tarnished Frocks and Divas 2011
  • Tauranga (NZ)
  • tfandd.co.nz
  • October 15th 2011
  • RWC Semi-Final 2011 (Wales v France)
  • Welsh National Anthem Soloist
  • Eden Park, Auckland
  • December 4th 2011
  • Two Divas In Concert
  • Anna Hawkins & Sharon Cotter
  • Holy Trinity, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga
  • December 29th 2011
  • Private Engagement
  • Wales, UK
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  • Sharon sang at Eastwoodhill – the National Arboretum’s - Centennial celebrations and was the star of the show. The Governor-General was among our distinguished guests and he along with the more than 200 others thoroughly enjoyed Sharon’s performance. Not only is she beautiful and extremely talented, but she is a pleasure to work with and prepared to fit in with whatever happens on the night. Her singing is outstanding and so much so we have invited her back to perform with Elizabeth Marvelly in 2011.

    Dana Kirkpatrick - Director Express, Gisborne

  • Our latest production Monty Python’s Spamalot required an extremely versatile performer to take the leading lady role. Our search for a stunning lady who could sing opera, through pop to Las Vegas scatting started and ended with Sharon. She has a vocal ability that is unmatched and stage presence to burn, but couple this with a down to earth, get stuck in kind of gal and you end up with the consummate professional.

    She might have played the Diva, but that is the antithesis of the off-stage Sharon who sees herself as just one of the company doing what she loves most. What a pleasure and a privilege it is to have Sharon in a production.

    Dave Wilson - Director, Zenith Entertainment and Productions

Biography

Sharon CotterSharon began her singing career at 11 years old. She worked professionally from a young age, performing publicly up to three times a week. Her initial genre was Country, accompanying herself on guitar.

While performing as a solo artist her career branched out to include the following highlights.

  • Lead singer of the five piece dance band, ‘First Class’, including Nigel Williams and John Rodge, who performed songs ranging from Pop, Rock, Country Rock, Celtic and ballads. This included a nine month summer season, performing 6 nights a week.
  • Backing vocalist on the album, ‘Y Bont’ released by singer/songwriter Jim O’Rourke; a mix of Welsh/Irish Gaelic ballads. A tour of Wales followed, to promote the album.
  • Backing vocalist for the band during the tour working alongside Terry Williams of Dire Straits and Davy Spillane and Donal Lunny from Moving Hearts.
  • Backing vocalist with Sobin A’r Smaeliaid, on the song “Ar Y Tren I Afonwen”.
  • Winner of the televised talent quest, ‘Gweld Ser’, in 1987 out of over 8000 entries.
  • Television appearances on programmes including ‘Gwynfryn’ and ‘Pobol Y Cwm’.
  • Walk-on and acting roles on programmes produced by BBC Wales and S4C, which included working with local celebrities, ‘Y Brodyr Gregory’, ‘Caryl Parry Jones’, ‘Hogiau Llandegai’.

After emigrating to New Zealand in 1995, Sharon was exposed to new opportunities and genres – specifically, Musical Theatre.

1997 saw her debut in her first musical theatre acting role, securing the principal role. Many more productions and highlights followed...

  • 1997 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, ‘Evita’ – principal role, Eva Peron
  • 1998 Orpheus In The Underworld
  • 1999 ‘Encore’ – 15 years of Musical Memories @ Baycourt
  • 2000 Showboat
  • 2001 The Proms – guest soprano
  • 2003 The Proms – guest soprano
  • 2005 The King & I – principal role, Anna
  • 2006 An Intimate Evening with Rob Guest – Guest Soprano
  • 2007 The Sound of Music – outdoor concert
    Rob Guest – NZ Heartland Tour of NZ - Guest Soprano
  • 2009 CATS – principal role, Grizabella
  • 2010 Eastwoodhill Arboretum Centennial Gala Dinner - Gisborne Performing for His Excellency the NZ Governor General and distinguished guests.
    Welsh National Anthem Singer. All Blacks v Wales Test Match at Waikato Stadium, Hamilton.
    Monty Python’s Spamalot, Baycourt, Tauranga.

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