Cast & Creative

Creative

Debbie Phyland

HEAD OF VOICE

Debbie is a voice consultant, speech pathologist and singer-performer combining her knowledge and expertise in the arts with her speech pathology career. For sixteen years she has been the resident voice consultant for Melbourne Theatre Company and countless professional productions including Mary Poppins, War Horse, King Kong, Lion King and Les Misérables. Debbie was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship (2002), Victorian Green Room Award ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Melbourne Stage’ 2012, and Australian Voice Association award ‘Outstanding contribution to the Australian voice community’ (2014). Due to her unique blend and expertise in the performing arts and vocal health arenas, Debbie has been regularly invited to give presentations in Australia and overseas. She has authored numerous publications and two years ago, successfully completed her Doctorate researching the working music theatre voice.