About Frankie Leota
Te Whanganui-a-Tara based artist Frankie Leota has featured in productions throughout the region over the past two decades, and most recently played Madame Morrible in Wellington’s premiere season of Wicked at the St Theatre, followed by New Zealand’s highly anticipated season of WOW 2023.
Recent performance highlights include G&T Productions/Capital Theatre Trust’s Les Misérables, Alicat Productions A Natural Woman at Circa, and Poets Before Me at the national literary Karukatea Festival 2022. In 2021 Leota played Lucy Barker/The Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd and the formidable Kate Sheppard in Wellington’s 2021 season of That Bloody Woman. Her first post-Lockdown vocal workout was in WITCH’s Underscore_, followed by Ladies In Black. Immersive theatre was the flavour in Tawhiri Productions 2019 Second Unit.
When completing her Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2018 she played Alice in The Addams Family followed by EighTEEN and was invited to produce a new iteration for the 2019 Measina Festival.
Other credits performed at the glorious St James Theatre include Mamma Mia, My Fair Lady, Beauty & The Beast and The Sound of Music. Amici Productions Evita in 2015.
Frankie can be heard in commercial jingles/voice over work and singing at private functions around the motu. She is a visual artist and poet, in September 2023 Frankie devised and directed a full school production Tō Tatou Haerenga at Te Rotokura and has been drama coach for award winning
St Catherine’s College drama team for the past five years.
Frankie was raised in Seaton and now has four children of her own who all attended local schools and universities. Frankie loves working with her students, helping them find and express their own unique voice, working on confidence, storytelling, harnessing the joy in sharing their own unique instrument and sharing vocal techniques.
Timetable and Enrolment
Term 4 2023
Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Music Rooms
Children, Teens and Adults
$400 for half hour lessons for 9 weeks on Mondays