The Australian star will lead the cast of a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical when it hits the stage Down Under later this year (15).

Goodrem says of her new role, "I am so excited to be making my musical theatre debut as Grizabella in Cats, one of the most iconic roles. Andrew Lloyd Webber's work is extraordinary and his music speaks to people all around the world. I am so honoured to have the opportunity to share Andrew's music and Grizabella with a whole new generation of Australian audiences. I grew up admiring Andrew Lloyd Webber's musicals, so it is with great honour I am getting to join the Cats' legacy".

The show opens in Sydney on 30 October (15) and will be performed in cities including Hobart, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide before wrapping in Perth in April (16).

Goodrem follows in the footsteps of fellow pop star Nicole Scherzinger who recently took on the role of Grizabella in a West End production of the show.