Tina Cross is a New Zealand icon who conquers every genre she tackles. As a Song Contest winner, Recording Artist, TV Entertainer and Musical Theatre Diva, Tina is truly a Leading Lady of New Zealand Entertainment. In a career spanning more than 3 decades Tina has shared the stage with Sammy Davis Jnr, Tom Jones, Meatloaf, the late Sir Howard Morrison, Stan Walker, Gin Wigmore, Op Shop, Dame Malvina Major amongst others.
When not in solo mode, Tina performs with duo ‘Wicked Wahine’ and vocal harmony group ‘The LadyKillers’. She is just as comfortable singing Hoki Mai while playing her ukulele, as she is singing Don’t Rain On My Parade with Carl Doy accompanying her on Grand Piano!
Favourite theatre roles include, Grizabella in Cats, Dahlia in the Australian Production of Sisterella, Beth Heke in Once Were Warriors and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in two separate productions of Chicago. Over the years reviewers have called her effervescent, age defying, magnificent and mesmerizing, reiterating yet again, what a truly multi-talented performer she is.
Tina received the ONZM in 2007 for her services to the Music Industry and in 2008, she took on the ultimate fitness challenge, Dancing With the Stars. 2009 opened with Tina’s 50th birthday and an NSZO tour featuring Tina and Carl Doy. That year also saw the LadyKillers release their debut album and Tina’s reprisal of Grizabella in the Amici production of Cats, at Auckland’s Civic Theatre.
In 2010 Tina became National Ambassador for Dress For Success New Zealand and she also took on her first contemporary opera role, The Casanova Project. Tina is passionate about helping women in need and up and coming young performers. “The music industry has been good to me and now I must pass it on”.
Reinvention and extension is Tina’s motto and her natural energy and verve has never been stronger. She can sing, she can dance and she can act and she has a story to tell. Bring it on!!