Roimata is from Taranaki, a graduate of the University of Otago, Trinity
College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music London. Credits
include: Maria in WEST SIDE STORY (Buckingham Palace), Lucia in THE
RAPE OF LUCRETIA (BAC), Galatea in ACIS & GALATEA (BAC), the
Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
(Royal Festival Hall), LES MISERABLES (Theater des Westens Berlin), Mrs.
Potts, Madame de la Grande Bouche, Dance Captain and Swing in
DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST (Stuttgart, Oberhausen, Berlin) and, first
cast Grizabella (Palladium Stuttgart), first cast Rumpleteazer (Theater am
Potsdamer Platz Berlin) and first cast Jellylorum/Griddlebone (Cologne &
Alte Oper Frankfurt) in CATS. For Icon Theatrical London she directed
and starred in THE SOPRANOS, THE SOPRANOS VERSUS THE TENORS, &
the rock show SOMEBODY TO LOVE (UK, European, Scandinavian &
South African Tours). From August 2016 – August 2019 Roimata was
starring as Miss Lark, Bird Woman & Miss Andrew in MARY POPPINS. In
2020 she is excited to perform on home turf as Lord Henry Carey & Lady
Margaret Clifford in Pop-Up Globe New Zealand’s production of EMILIA.
Roimata has 3 daughters - an actress, a ballerina and a shape-shifter.
To view Roimata's choreographer CV, click here.
- Roimata Templeton
“Als die Steppmeisterin und Sängerin Roimata Templeton auf die Bühne trat, sprang die Funke schliesslich auf das Publikum über”
Wormser Zeitung, Germany
"Her Grizabella was stunning – the drama and outpour of her last stand & the final note of Memory, in all its perfection, lingering long after the show was over.”
Mark Stringer: former Executive Director of Trinity College London
“Explosive, down-to-earth and multi-talented. Roi breathes life into my company, understanding my visions and bringing them to life”
Barry Potts: Producer Icon Theatrical, UK
"Finding Roimata was like striking gold. She brought maturity and depth to Grizabella, singing Memory with thrilling vocal intensity. As Jellylorum and the diva, Griddlebone, Roimata's vibrant soprano range was an enormous asset in the company. Working with her was an absolute joy.”
Peter McCarthy: Musical Director CATS
“you have made Miss Lark a delicious creature”
Sir Cameron Mackintosh
“It was like having an All Black in our midst”
Grant Lander: Headmaster St. Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton NZ
“One excellent actor and a fantastic presence and energy to have in this cast. She’s gold”
Connall Morrison: Director, Ludwig 2
“Die Neuseeländerin Roimata Templeton brillierte ihrerseits mit ihrer gefühlvollen Interpretation des Songs Mondlicht aus CATS”
Kehler Zeitung, Germany
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