"...here's one name for you to remember: Lauren Lee Innis-Youren...
She looks the part, she sounds the part and has that X Factor star quality.”
- Susan Hetherington, ABC Radio
Lauren Lee is an emerging Australian soprano and theatrical performer. Born in Torquay, Victoria, Lauren began her life as a performer in the dance studio at the age of 2 and a half. Upon moving to Brisbane, Lauren continued her training in ballet, tap, contemporary and jazz, which lead her to pursue acting, and classical and contemporary voice lessons in the years to come.
Lauren Lee made her professional debut as a dancer in Opera Queensland's Lucia Di Lammermoor in 2006, and has since performed in and choreographed a number of theatrical shows in Brisbane. Some memorable roles include Mabel The Pirates of Penzance, Marian Paroo The Music Man, Lily Craven The Secret Garden, Philia A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and Christine Daae The Phantom of the Opera.
In 2013, Lauren originated the role of Janette Burns in the world premiere production of Billy Buckett: A Rock and Roll Love Story and reprised the role in the 2018 revival of the show at Logan Entertainment Centre to critical acclaim. Lauren was a regular concert perform with Footlights Theatrical, covering styles ranging from the classics of musical theatre through to 80s rock (a particular favourite, bringing back fond memories of her days in a metal band).
Often performing in solo productions, Lauren Lee has taken on Andrew Lloyd Webber's demanding one woman show Tell Me On A Sunday in several locations around Brisbane, as well as creating her own work Quiet On Set as part of SunPAC's Emerging Creatives development program, under the mentorship of Joseph Simons. Most recently, Lauren presented her life story on stage as a one-woman cabaret at The Butterfly Club (2019) and Adelaide Fringe Festival (2020), recounting details from her varied and eclectic experience as a performer grappling with chronic illness.
Alongside her passion for theatrical performance, Lauren Lee has also featuring on C31 Melbourne's series 3 of The Cellar Door as a host, in an avid bookworm, and loves to spend her spare time by the ocean or on the family farm.
Lauren Lee is based in Melbourne and is represented by BGM.