Angela Ayers is an icon in the entertainment industry throughout Australia and New Zealand. She became the golden girl on NZ television in the 70’s through her TV appearances with Peter Sinclair and Craig Scott on shows Happen Inn and Sing. By her early 20’s she had two hit records and had become a household name.This led to her being named ‘New Zealand’s Queen of Television’ and ‘Most Popular Female Artist’.
Shortly after moving to Australia, she won the role of Maggie in the Australian Production of A Chorus Line.Then followed roles in West Side Story,The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cabaret, Chicago and Guys and Dolls. After a brief time in London,Angela returned to star in Jerry’s Girls with Marcia Hines, Judi Connelli, Jeannie Little and then her own cabaret show I Can Cook Too to rave reviews in Australia and New Zealand, with comments such as:
’Never mind that she can cook, this woman can really sing cabaret. Ayers has a rich and true voice, her technique is polished and her articulation superb’.
Angela rates singing the New Zealand National Anthem to over 90,000 people at the Bledisloe Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as one of many highlights. Angela has appeared on TV variety shows including Don Lane, Mike Walsh, Ray Martin and Kerrie Ann Kennerley Shows, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Countdown plus the 2 Ronnie’s television specials. She was a star performer in the 80’s and 90’s on the Cruise ships and entertained the troops in the Sinai with the late Ricky May.
Returning to New Zealand she starred in musicals such as 42nd St, Jerry’s Girls and Mums the Word. In 2014 Angela played Miss Potts in Hairy Maclary atThe Opera House and you may have seen her on several television commercials. Angela’s cabaret show is in demand throughout Australia.
Angela recently appeared at the 2017 Tamworth Country and Music Festival with her new show ‘Simple Dreams’ the Songs of Linda Ronstadt.