Leah Purcell is an Australian singer, songwriter, actor, choreographer and director. She grew up near an Aboriginal mission in Murgon, Queensland. Her career took off when she landed a job on the cable TV station Red . Stints on Police Rescue and Fallen Angels and a role in Bran Nue Dae followed. Leah s one woman play, Box the Pony was hugely successful in Australia and the UK and the playscript (Hodder, 1999) won the NSW Premier s Award and the Qld Premier s Award. Leah recently won an IF award for her role in the critically acclaimed Lantana.