Winner of 7 “Mo” awards and an “Ace” award for “Best Female Vocal Performer of the Year”, Jane was only 11 years old when she leapt to national stardom as one of the original members of the popular long-running television show “Young Talent Time”. Her long list of television credits includes four years as a weekly regular on ABC's “The Saturday Show” and “The Rolf Harris Show”. Through the years her numerous regular appearances on national variety shows like “Don Lane”, “Bert Newton”, “Mike Walsh”, “Ray Martin”, “The Midday Show”, “Good Morning Australia”, “In Melbourne Tonight”, “Carols By Candlelight”, and three years as a regular on the “HG and Roy Show”, have established her as one of the most successful and popular female performers in Australia today.
Constantly in demand for performances in live venues right around Australia and in the corporate arenas, Jane has in the past toured with Ronnie Corbett, Rolf Harris, Neil Sedaka, and has delighted audiences in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Singapore, Hong Kong, Hawaii, Greece and Japan.
An accomplished singer/dancer/actress, she was first introduced to musical theatre at the age of 17 when she was selected to play the lead role opposite Noel Ferrier in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of “Cinderella”. Later she appeared as Gretchen in “The Student Prince”. In 1995 she teamed up with her husband Paul Martell to produce a new musical comedy theatre show called “Fractured Fairytales”, which was well received in Sydney and nominated for a “Mo” award. In 1996, she was one of 3 Australians selected to star in the Gordon Frost Organization's production of the hit Broadway musical, “Smokey Joe's Café”, and in 1998, she received rave reviews as Sandy in “Grease, the Arena Spectacular”, performing to well over half a million people in Australia and New Zealand. In 2000/2001 she played the role of Lily St Regis in the hit musical “Annie” in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Then in October, 2001 she was invited to resume the role of Sandy in “Grease, the Mega Musical” touring with the show for only a short period of time as a special guest performer.
Her other highlights include performing the National Anthem to 97,000 people at the World Cup soccer qualifier between Australia and Iran at the MCG in 1997; the 1998 Coca-Cola AFL Grand Final ceremony and the official openings of both Stadium Australia in 1999 and the Melbourne Colonial Stadium in 2000. Later she returned to Stadium Australia for the Bledislow Cup as well as performing the anthem again at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 2nd, 2002.
Having finished a run in the new Palms Showroom at Melbourne’s Crown Casino in March 2006, Jane is continuing her impressive live performances right around Australia, in various formats; first as a solo artist, then her stunning production show with husband Paul Martell and the Fiona Gage dancers. Recently she has embarked on yet another show which sees her team up with legendary pop idol, Marty Rhone, in a new show called “Denim and Lace”.
"The performance of the night belongs to Jane Scali as the goody-two-shoed Sandy. Scali shows her class, she looks perfect, her singing is superb and she handles the final transition to girl greaser with more than ample vamp."
(Grease the Arena Spectacular) - Weekly Times
"Craig McLachlan and Dannii Minogue might get star billing but Anthony Warlow and Jane Scali steal the show."
(Grease the Arena Spectacular) - Sydney Morning Herald Sun