Lilla <i>Polyák </i>

Lilla Polyák

actor, singer

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The actor-singer’s versatility and beauty, along with her rich and velvety voice has made her a popular favourite. The celebrated artist of the Madách Theatre and the Operetta Theatre in Budapest has already shown her talent in numerous musical roles, and in addition to her stage career she has become a successful pop singer as well.

Although she graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts as a classical actress, her career has led her to musical genres. During her internship in the Vígszínház, one of the largest theatres in Budapest, she landed her first leading role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. Right after graduating from university, she was invited to play in theatres abroad, afterwards she decided to return to Hungary where she became one of the most in-demand actresses of the musical scene. She has played in some of the most world famous musical pieces, such as Romeo and JulietBeauty and the BeastJesus Christ Superstar and Anna Karenina. She has also proven her versatility in the musical-comedy Spamalot in which she interpreted, with heartfelt humour, the Lady of the Lake, as well as in the musical depicting the life of Hungarian poet, Attila Jozsef and her role in the drama as Flora Kozmutza. In the Madách Theatre’s production she interprets the title role of Mary Poppins.  In this year, she played Bess, Houdini’s wife in Houdini musical.
In 2016, he was one of the contestants of the 4th edition of the Hungarian TV show “Sztárban Sztár” .

In addition to her musicals, she has put great emphasis on her pop music career as well.  Her Here and Now number has been a great favourite on the radio since 2010.  In the Hungarian pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and 2014, she reached the semi-finals with her song I Gotta Fly and Rise Again.

She has also contributed to several recordings. She has released two albums with her husband, the actor Zsolt Homonnay, Both of Us (2009) and Two Hearts (2010). Her first solo album has been released in 2014.