Marissa Holder

Actor, Model, Singer, Guitarist

Auckland, New Zealand
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Life Of The Party

"Life Of The Party" from the musical "The Wild Party" by Andrew Lippa.

Physical Details

172 cm / 5ft 8in
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45 kg / 99 lbs
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UK 6 / AUS 6 / US 2


  • (NASDA) National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art : BA in Musical Theatre


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

  • English

  • New Zealand
  • UK English
  • UK Posh

"Political Corrections" Short Film (Role; Dinah) Director & Writer Alexander Bain, producer Marissa Holder, 48 Hour film festival 2017

"Dominion Road" Original New Zealand musical debut (Role; Geeta) Composed by Jun Bin Lee, written by Renee Liang, directed by Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, Playhouse Theatre 2017

"Value" Short Film (Role; Nurse) Producers Craig Gainsborough & Kat Glass, Director and Writer Luke Thornborough, Gainsborough Films Ltd 2016

"Best Laid Plans" Short Film (Role; Crazy Cat Lady) Director & Producer Estelle Clifford, writer Alex Bain, 48 Hour film festival 2016

"Oriental Dreams" Original short musical (Role; Rosa) Composed by Fiona Chua, Short+Sweet Festival, TAPAC Theatre 2016

"Skill Tree" Current Voice talent, NZME. radio 2016

"G.V.K Finance" Jingle. Current songwriter / singer talent, NZME. radio 2016

"Connection Finance" Jingle. Current singer talent, NZME. radio 2016

"Gifts On Grove" Current Voice talent, NZME. radio 2016

"H & J's" Current Voice talent, NZME. radio 2016

"Sugar Cubes" (Role; Sophitia) Director Cole Meyers, writer Dominique DeCoco, Legacy Project, Q Theatre 2016

"REDNEX" Touring pop band (Role; guest member Loretta Crockett) Self devised by the group, Manager Jason Beaumont. 2012


"Cats" (Role; Carissa) Directed by Stephen Robertson, MD. Richard
Marrett. NASDA 2011

"Cloudstreet" (Role; the Black Man & ghost Aboriginal girl) Directed by Stephanie McKellar-Smith and Ross Mckellar. NASDA 2011

"Play Upon Me" (Role; Miranda, The Wall, & several other parts) Devised by Tony McCaffrey, Music by Hamish Oliver, Directed by Tony McCaffrey, Ross McKellar. NASDA 2010

"42nd Street" (Role; Ethel) Directed by Angela Johnson, MD. Richard Marrett. NASDA 2010


Guitar ability


Vocal ability

Classically trained

Vocal range


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical

Favourite genres
  • Rock
  • Indie
  • Electronic
  • Hip-hop

Influences: Bombay Bicycle Club, Crowded House, Tool, Metric, Incubus, Modest Mouse, Radiohead, Coldplay, Elliott Smith, Queens Of The Stone Age, Etc

10 years classical vocal training. Teachers; Angela Johnson, Valerie Wycoff, Glenese Blake, Betty Miller, Edna Graham. My range is F - F# (3 octaves.)

3 year Guitar, current teacher - Jakub Roznawski

"Aylas Angels" Jazz caberet singer, Sol Square, Christchurch, throughout 2010

"TV3 Big Night in Telethon" NASDA choir, 2009

"APRA Silver Scrolls Awards" Back up Vocalist for Bic Runga, NASDA choir 2009

"Swingin’ Jazz" (Role; Soloist) Directed by David Peperrell, MD. Andrew Grinder. Tauranga Musical Theatre 2009

"NZ Big Sing" - Silver Award with the Choir 'Luminosa Armonia' - 2007

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