West End Star
Aoife Mulholland is a singer, actress and musician.
She was born into a very musical family and is the youngest of 4 siblings. She started playing the piano at 6 and landed her first musical theatre role at the age of 12 as Brigitta in The Sound of Music.
As a teenager she trained at The Performing Arts School Galway and upon completing secondary school she launched herself into the Am Dram scene taking part in productions of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Little Shop of Horrors, The Joy of Living, Falling Apart, 42nd St and Annie Get Your Gun, for which she was nominated for an A.I.M.S best actress award.
She studied Music at University College Dublin and afterwards became the lead singer of a funk/jazz band called Fruitcake. She travelled to Australia with the band in 2001 and performed in Melbourne for a year.
Before moving to London she got her first professional gig as lead soprano in an Irish dancing show called Dance of Desire. She moved to London and began a Masters in Acting Musical Theatre in Central School of Speech and Drama. Upon leaving Central she applied for a BBC TV show called How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? This was a reality TV show looking for a girl to play Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music. Aoife came 4th out of 7000 hopefuls and landed her first west end role as Roxie Hart in Chicago.
Upon leaving Chicago she was offered the role of alternate Maria in the Sound of Music, where she performed the role twice a week. Whilst singing in the hills twice a week she took part in BBC’s Christmas show Joseph Meets Maria, BBC1 radio concert with Denise Van Outen, Chicago 10th Anniversary Show, Chess in Concert in the Royal Albert Hall and has produced Sway - her own show in which she produced and directed in her hometown Galway.
She graced the stage of The National Concert Hall Dublin where she performed in a Andrew Lloyd Webber tribute night alongside Alex Sharpe, David Shannon, Michael McCarthy and Jessie Buckley - runner up of BBC show I’d Do Anything.
In 2009 she joined the original London cast of Legally Blonde the musical at the Savoy theatre. She played the part of fitness queen Brooke Wyndham for over a year before she took time out to have a beautiful baby boy. When her maternity leave ended in Feb 2012, she returned to the Savoy theatre in London for the last 8 weeks of Legally Blonde.