In 2015 Lucy became the First ever Classical Singer to make it to the live rounds of The Voice on BBC. She went on to become the overall runner up; coming second out of thousands of hopefuls and earning her a record deal with Island Records and helping her to achieve her dream of working in Musical Theatre.
Born in Dublin, to family of performers, Lucy has been performing since she could walk and talk. She trained at her family’s stage school – Song & Dance in Baldoyle and later with Bull Alley Theatre Training Company and vocally under renowned Irish Soprano Kathryn Smith. Upon finishing college in Dublin Lucy moved to London. After a year of ushering in the West-End she made her debut at The Park Theatre in the new musical ‘Therese Raquin’. Following this short run she returned to ushering. However less than a year later she was chosen by Will.I.Am to be a part of The Voice UK, season 4.
“The Voice Changed my Life.”
Lucy finished The Voice as Runner Up. (She remains the only classical singer ever to make it to the final.) Just two days later, legendary producer Bill Kenwright offered her an audition for The Sound of Music. Two critically acclaimed contracts and an MTA Best Actress Nomination later she has secured her place as a Leading Lady. She followed up with a stint as Fantine in the original West End production of Les Miserables. Then, after a brief reprisal of her Maria Von Trapp she took the title role in Evita.
Alongside her varied Musical Theatre career Lucy’s recording career has flourished. She recorded her first album – ‘Debut’ – for Island Records with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. She is the first artist to have been given permission to record an EP of The Sound of Music. ‘NOW That’s What I Call Classical’ includes her album version of Ebben Neandro Lontana (Her Blind Audition Song). Most recently she self-produced a very personal Musical Theatre EP. The record includes favourites from her career so far like I Dreamed a Dream and Memory and You Must Love Me.
In her relatively short career Lucy has already been blessed with some amazing opportunities. For example, she has performed with the likes of The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; The RTE and BBC Concert Orchestras. She has tread the boards on some of the most iconic stages in the world from Dublin’s Olympia Theatre to The London Palladium to The Cardiff Millennium Centre and The Admiralspalast, Berlin. She has appeared on The Late Late Show three times and even sang for the President of Ireland at Aras an Uachtarain – twice. In other words, it’s been a busy few years!