Tonya Koenderman

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Tonya Koenderman (19*-) Singer, dancer, cabaret artist.




Tonya graduated from Wits Drama School.


Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She launched into her acting career with a singing/dancing and understudy role in Janice Honeyman's Jack and the Beanstalk, followed by a role in PACT's school tour of People We Call Parents.

She starred in The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ and in Kevin Feather’s The Doowah Girls at the Richard Haines Theatre in 1993.

Her one-woman show Divas to a T at the Backstage Theatre at the Royal Hotel, Durban in 2000 was a tribute to the great ladies of song: Shirley Bassey, Miriam Makeba, etc. The cabaret Liza with a T followed at the Backstage Theatre, Royal Hotel, 2002.

Awards, etc

Nominee Durban Theatre Awards 2007 Musical theatre: Director:; Lisa Bobbert & Tonya Koenderman Return of the Convent Girls.


The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ programme notes, circa 1990.

Tucker, 1997. 526.

NELM catalogue: Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 20. 34.

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