Libby O’Donovan

Libby O’Donovan – Performer, Composer and Musical Director

Libby O’Donovan is a “powerful and sassy performer” (SMH), renowned for her nuanced interpretations and extraordinary voice. She is a critically acclaimed Jazz and Cabaret Performer, composer and an award-winning Musical Director.

Libby has entertained audiences world-over with her unique talents, performing in New York, Tokyo and Toronto as well as Australia-wide. Equally at home in small ensemble acts as well as solo performances, she has been a proud member of ARIA nominated Coco’s Lunch, Flat on Your Bacharach, and Women With Standards, for which she won a Green Room Award for Musical Direction.

Highly regarded as a solo artist, Libby has performed seasons for the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Edinburgh Fringe, Sydney Spring Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, the International Jazz Educators Convention, Adelaide Cabaret Festival (including working with Broadway composers Jason Robert-Brown and Andrew Lippa), Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Feast Festival and the Hindu Festival in India.

Her theatre credits include Matthew Robinson’s Metro Street, Doppio Parallelo’s DJ Squat, Contaminations Lab and The Last Child, Vitalstatistix’s Way Dead Cool and Patch Theatre Company’s Sharon Keep Ya Hair On! Libby’s recent body of work in Cabaret includes Kate Leigh – The Worst Woman in Sydney, UNSUNG, Get Back, The Cowgirl and The Showgirl.

As a recording artist she has featured on numerous Jazz, Cabaret and Country albums, as well as her critically acclaimed self-penned albums The Complication, Home To You and her latest album, Back to Broken Hill. Libby is also highly in demand as a composer, arranger and musical director.

“Libby O’Donovan, impressive as always, is engaging, cheeky and unquestionably one of the hardest working singers in Australia. Her richness of vocal range and emotion-filled song interpretations are captivating and instantly engaging.” Rip It Up