Still it is in her internationally acclaimed live comedy shows where she is truly explosive. Marney appears regularly as an emcee and singer at a wide variety of events, and so does her swag of hilarious characters. With her quick wit, impeccable comedic timing and incredibly versatile voice, she is an electrifying entertainer.
Marney studied Commerce at the University of Melbourne for three years, and was then accepted into the three year acting course at NIDA in Sydney. She starred in over 600 performances as Marion in Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical, as the evil Velma Von Tussle in David Atkins' critically acclaimed production of Hairspray the musical and went on to be typecast as the villain in Cat Stevens' Moonshadow where she played the evil Queen Zeena. Most recently she appeared in Dream Lover the Musical - the story of Bobby Darin, alongside David Campbell, Caroline O'Connor and Marina Prior.
For Sydney Theatre Company she appeared alongside Garry Macdonald in The Give and Take at the Sydney Opera House, and for Melbourne Theatre Company as Shelley in David Williamson's Scarlett O'Hara at the Crimson Parrot alongside Caroline O'Connor, directed by Simon Phillips.
Whilst studying at NIDA, Marney met Barry Humphries, and he accepted her request to observe him in his theatre in New York the following year. After this experience, Marney created a show for Rosa Waxoffski, a character developed in a graduation exercise at NIDA. This show toured all around the world, including London and New York, to rave reviews, with one Edinburgh reviewer writing:
Since then, Marney's unique style of multi-character shows have blow audiences away, her artform being described as "explosive cabaret" (the Plus Ones) and Rosa being described as "a shot of adrenaline directly to the heart" (Adelaide Advertiser). Marney is now regularly booked for all sorts of engagements, both in character, and as herself.
Marney works regularly as a voiceover artist and was the voice of ABC2 for 4 years. She recently voiced the evil Empress in the animated feature film Maya the Bee 2, and also appeared as Deb Coleman, Border Security Officer in the feature film, The Mule, alongside Angus Sampson and Hugo Weaving.
Marney is an emcee and a marriage celebrant. Marney is also studying how to conduct funerals and give people more options in death and dying. She lives on the Central Coast of NSW with her husband and their two young sons.