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New Zealand singer, actor and presenter


Sophie Morris is a singer, actor and presenter, who performs within New Zealand and internationally.

She holds a Bachelor of Music (First-Class Honours) in Classical Voice Performance and a Master of Music (Distinction) in Contemporary Voice Performance, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce from Otago University.

Live performances include appearances for Arts Festival Dunedin, Dunedin Fringe Festival, Air New Zealand, NZ Blind Foundation/Eye Fund UK, Celtic Illusion (Australia Tour), City Choir Dunedin (soprano soloist - The Messiah), Rhian Sheehan (album tour), Christchurch Southern Opera, Cruise for a Cause (Milford Sound), The Silver Scrolls, Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, iD Fashion Week, Opera Box Gilbert and Sullivan Tours and Chinese New Year Spring Festival (Nanning, China).

In 2018 Sophie performed with The Ten Tenors as their first ever female guest on their New Zealand Wish You Were Here Tour as part of their 20th Anniversary World Tour.

Musical theatre and operatic roles performed include 'Jellylorum' in Cats, 'Sophie' in Mamma Mia, 'Rapunzel' in Into the Woods, 'Sandy' in Grease: The Arena Spectacular LIVE, ‘Barbarina’ (cover) in Le Nozze di Figaro, ‘Pamina’ in Magic Flute Moments, ‘Queenie’ in Honk! and Sharpay (cover) in High School Musical. Sophie has performed national anthems at various high-profile sporting events including the T20 Black Clash (Black Caps and All Blacks), Rugby League Four Nations, Oceania Cup, the Halberg Games and the Parker v Ruiz WBO World Heavyweight Championship Title Fight.

She has acted in film, television, theatre, commercial and music video productions, and while living in the South Island was a regular presenter for the evening news at Channel 39.

Sophie has performed sell-out nights of her own concerts “Sophie Goes to Broadway” and “Sophie Morris on Stage” at Allen Hall and the Glenroy respectively. She released her debut album “Sophie Morris - Songs from the Stage” in 2016.

Sophie is an eloquent and convincing communicator who is often invited to speak about her career, the performance industry, and provide advice and motivation to empower audiences.

Talking Points

Life on the Road - Behind the Scenes

• Stories from tours and international travel.
• An insight into how to manage health and wellbeing in an industry full of late nights, travel and more.
• Tools for audience members including looking after physical and mental health, transition periods, your support network and personal identity.


• Stopping rejection from stopping you.
• How to bounce back and use rejections to propel yourself forward.
• Tools to empower audience members to take on challenges including addressing self belief and self-limiting beliefs.
• Rejection usually leads you to something else better and more suited to you.

Confidence and Performance

• Performing under pressure - techniques on how to improve performance including communicative performance skills and preparation skills including visualisation, affirmations and the breath.
• Discussing the concept of core confidence and how we can up our head game and embrace uncertainty.

Personal Branding and Self Promotion

• As well as being a performer, Sophie has a background in marketing and branding.
• She will address the fact that people will be judged in life regardless, so there are ways of using this to your advantage.
• Personal branding discussions include definition, portrayal, communications, personal standards and consistency.
• Tools to help audience members find their unique selling points and what makes them different and how to self promote, addressing the fine line between inviting people vs pushing people.
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