Cast & Creative
Training: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), 2016.
Theatre: Disney’s Aladdin (Disney Theatrical Group), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group).
Television: Deadly Women (Season 11); Christmas with Delta Goodrem (Nine Network).
Concerts: Frankie in Motown Boys – Four Seasons Tribute Group (Carmelo Pizzino).
Awards: Sydney Theatre Award Nomination for Judith Johnson Award – Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Musical – Hamilton, 2021.
Training: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), 2014. Theatre: Sweet Charity (Luckiest Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and Tinderbox Productions); Anything Goes (Gordon Frost Organisation/Opera Australia); ‘Beautiful Girls’ Production Tenor in Singin’ in the Rain (Dainty Group/Michael Cassel Group); Ensemble and Understudy Jafar in Disney’s Aladdin (Disney Theatrical Group); Aurelio in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Melbourne Theatre Company), Bernardo in West Side Story (Opera Australia/GWB Entertainment/BB Group); Paul in A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Theatre Company). Awards: Sydney Theatre Award: Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Musical – Hamilton, 2021.
Lyndon is a proud member of MEAA since 2015.
Training: ED5 International, Chris Nolan Voice Studio.
Theatre: Catherine of Aragon in Six the Musical (Louise Withers and Associates); Anita in West Side Story (Opera Australia/ GWB Entertainment/BB Group), Sarah in Ragtime (The Production Company); Little Eva/Shirelle in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group); Reno in Dusty (The Production Company); Ronette in Little Shop of Horrors (Luckiest Productions/ Tinderbox); Joanne in Rent (Highway Run Productions); Understudy Éponine and Ensemble in Les Misérables (Michael Cassel Group); Maid in The Mikado (The Court Theatre, New Zealand); Pilar in Legally Blonde (Sue Farrelly/Gordon Frost Organisation); Dynamite in Hairspray (Dainty Consolidated Entertainment/David Atkins). Commercials: RACT, H&R Block. Concerts: Annie in Porgy and Bess (Sydney Symphony Orchestra). Other: Lead Singer at Universal Studios Japan; Venetian in Macao and NYE Show at JW Marriott Mumbai.
Chloé is a proud member of MEAA since 2010.
Training: Les Chantery Masterclass ongoing and Screen Acting, 2017- currently; Richard Sarell Masterclass Screen Acting, 2011-2014; NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts), Bachelor of Performing Arts (Music Theatre), 2008; Singing – Rosie Harris & Peter Rutherford. Theatre: Janelle Woods in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group); Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act (NPOS); Featured Ensemble/Understudy Gary Coleman and Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (Arts Asia Pacific); Dynamite/Understudy Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (Dainty); Ensemble/Understudy Nala and Sarabi in Disney’s The Lion King (Disney Theatrical Group); Queen Dido in Aeneas Workshop (Madeleine Hale); Toto in Little Black Bitch (Tuatara Collective) ; The Show Must Go On (New Zealand Tour). Television: The Voice Australia (Nine Network). Commercials: Budget Direct; Kombucha. Concerts: Invictus Games – Aloe Blacc (Backing vocals); Australian Olympic Committee Quarantine Entertainment. Awards: Sydney Theatre Award Nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Hamilton, 2021;
Akina is a proud member of MEAA since 2008
Training: Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, Bachelor of Performing Arts (Acting Major) 2003. Theatre: Othello in Othello (Centrepoint Theatre); Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (Downstage Theatre); Koro in Two Worlds (Modern Maori Quartet); Guildenstern in Hamlet (Pop-Up Globe); Macduff in Macbeth (Pop-Up Globe); Angelo in The Comedy of Errors (Pop-Up Globe); Disney’s The Lion King (Disney Theatrical Group); Nga Bro E Wha (Modern Maori Quartet); Benedict in Tu (Circa Theatre, Tawata); Tawera in Te Awarua (Te Rehia Productions); Achilles in The Maori Troilus and Cressida (Globe Theatre, London); Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters in PSA (Circa Theatre). Television: Wayne Harris in Shortland Street (South Pacific Pictures); Mikaere in Korero Mai (Cinco Cine Film Productions Ltd); Taonga (Greenstone Pictures); Constable Lemalu in Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby (Gibson Group). Concerts: Shanghai New Zealand Ball; Hong Kong New Zealand Ball; Frankfurt Bookfair; New Zealand Rugby World Cup; France Rugby World Cup; Japan Rugby World Cup.
Matu is a proud member of MEAA since 2004.
Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson
Training: 16th Street Actors Studio, 2017. Theatre: Gbatokai in Festen (Playdead Theatre Group); Sam in Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Lightning Jar Theatre); Avery in The Flick (Melbourne Modern Theatre); William in Lobby Hero (Aroundthemoon Productions); Ragtime (The Production Company). Other: Voice-over, We Will Be Monsters (Fortnite and Universal) Commercials: Elite Average Games (Sportsbet).
Hercules Mulligan/James Madison
Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), 2012. Theatre: Wangarra in The Secret River (2016) and Ngalamalum in The Secret River (Sydney Theatre Company, 2017 and 2019); Fingerbone Bill in Storm Boy (Sydney Theatre Company); Jasper Jones in Jasper Jones (Queensland Theatre Company); The Wind in the Willows (La Boite); Black Diggers (Queensland Theatre Company). Television: Sam in Operation Buffalo (ABC); Tom in Black Comedy (ABC); Luke in The Broken Shore (Essential Media); Warrior in Cleverman (ABC). Film: Waru in The Flood (Wagtail Films); Officer Braydon in Top End Wedding (Goalpost Pictures). Awards: BroadwayWorld Sydney Award for Best Supporting Performer In A Musical – Hamilton, 2021.
This is Shaka’s professional musical theatre debut.
Shaka is a proud member of MEAA since 2020.
John Laurens/Philip Hamilton
Training: Victorian College of the Arts, Music Theatre, 2017. Theatre: Sonny in In the Heights (Blue Saint Productions/Sydney Opera House/The Arthouse Wyong); La Cienega in Bring it On (David Venn Enterprises); Angel in Rent (James Terry Collective); Sir Robin in Spamalot (One Eyed Man Productions). Television: Quinn in Bump (Stan); The Feed (SBS) Awards: Sydney Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical – Hamilton, 2021; Helpmann Award® Nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical, Sydney Theatre Award Nominations for Best Newcomer and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical – In the Heights; Victorian College of the Arts Industry Award sponsored by the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation.
Marty is a proud member of MEAA since 2017.
Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds
(U/S Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler)
Training: Patrick Studios Australia (Performing Arts), 2015; Patrick Studios Australia (Music Theatre), 2016. Theatre: In the Heights (Stage Art Australia); Felicia Farrell in Memphis the Musical (Stage Art Australia); Danielle in Bring it On (David Venn Enterprises); Disney’s Aladdin (Disney Theatrical); Marta in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Melbourne Theatre Company). Awards: Green Room Award Nomination for Best Supporting Female Actress – Bring it On, 2019. Other: Elandrah is a part of the emerging Urban/RnB duo 90/10, with James Elmer (ABC3 TV host, SYTYCD, AGT, Splatalot). Released two EPs – 90/10 and 90/10 Vol.2.
King George III
Training: Curtin University, Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts), 2004; Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Acting), 2008; École Philippe Gaulier (Le Jeu), 2013. Theatre: Dewey Finn in School of Rock (GWB Entertainment/Really Useful Group); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Mel Stanwick in Chimerica (Sydney Theatre Company); Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband, Ben in Vivid White, Chip in The Speechmaker (Melbourne Theatre Company); Matt/Homer in Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Belvoir Street Theatre); simultaneously Seymour/Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors (Luckiest Productions/Tinderbox Productions); Once – Seoul Tour (Once UK); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Svec in Once (Gordon Frost Organisation); The Director in Jerry’s Girls, Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance, Leo Bloom in The Producers (The Production Company); Jesus Christ in Dreamsong (MICF); Bernard (x3) in A Number (Perth Theatre Company); Maria in Twelfth Night (Bell Shakespeare Company); Cassius in Julius Caesar (Cry Havoc); Lonny in Rock of Ages (New Theatricals); The Distance From Here (Griffin Theatre Company); Composer for Risky Lunar Love (504 Productions); The Happy Ending (Cry Havoc); Improviser with The Big HooHaa (Cut Snake Comedy). Television: Leslie in Donnatelegrams (ABC), Laid (ABC), It’s a Date (ABC). Film: Doug in Your Call is Important to Us (Riley Nottingham/ T.J. Power). Awards: Helpmann Award® for Best Male Actor in a Musical – School of Rock, 2019; Green Room Award for Male Artist in a Leading Role – School of Rock, 2018; Sydney Theatre Award: Judith Johnson Award for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Musical – Little Shop of Horrors, 2016; Green Room Award for Male Artist in a Leading Role – Rock of Ages, 2011; National Theatresports Champion, 2009; Cranston Cup Theatresports Champion, 2010; Actors Equity Guild Award for Best Newcomer, 2005.
Brent is a proud member of MEAA since 2009.
Samuel Seabury/Ensemble (U/S King George III)
Training: ED5 International, Diploma of Performing Arts, 2013; GY Dance. Theatre: Tony Alternate in West Side Story (Opera Australia/GWB Entertainment/ BB Group); Elder Young in The Book of Mormon (Gordon Frost Organisation); Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (Really Useful Group); Wicked (Gordon Frost Organisation); Al in A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); the Ziegfeld Tenor in Funny Girl (The Production Company); Curtains (The Production Company); Luke in The Gathering (Vic Theatre Company); Follies in Concert (StoreyBoard Entertainment). Concerts: Elsie Fest, New York; Michael Mott and Friends at the Astor Room; Carols in the Domain; the ARIA Awards and Twisted Broadway. Cabaret: Siblingship (Hayes Theatre Co.); Songs Unsung (Darlinghurst Theatre Company). Awards: Broadway World Best Cabaret Performance, 2020; Rob Guest Endowment Award, 2015; Playbill Future Prospect Award, 2014.
Daniel is a proud member of MEAA since 2013.
Ensemble / Dance Captain
Training: Full-time Scholarship Student – Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, 2012. Theatre: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (TML); Dirty Dancing (Gordon Frost Organisation); We Will Rock You (Gordon Frost Organisation); Dance Captain: American Idiot (Shake & Stir); Siren in Velvet Rewired (Rix Management). Television: The Voice Australia (Nine Network); Dancing with the Stars (Network Ten); The Masked Singer (Network Ten); Australia’s Got Talent (Nine Network); TV Week Logie Awards (Seven Network); AFL Footy Show (Seven Network); The Morning Show (Seven Network). Film: Ellie Was Here – short film ( JTown Productions); I Shall Wear Midnight – short film (Hiboux /We Are Crispy). Commercials: Bumble. Concerts: Cosentino’s Anything is Possible National Tour (Frontier Touring); Co-Choreographer for Immersive Cinema’s Dirty Dancing (Mushroom Group). Awards: JOIP on Broadway Scholarship. Other: Music Videos: Ruel “Real Thing”; Ruel “ALAYC”; Bobby Fox “Shopping For Clothes”; Samantha Jade “Fire Starter”. Campaigns: Energetiks “Roar”; Sportsgirl “Get Dressed, Lets Dance”; Cointreau.
Kyla is a proud member of MEAA since 2014.
(Standby for Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler, Peggy/Maria)
Training: James Cook University, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 2020. Film: Arctic Blast (MMX Arctic Productions Pty. Ltd/Polar Productions Inc.) Commercials: Nothing But The Milk Campaign (Betta Milk); Flash Mob Dancer for Don’t Be In the Dark About the Power of Mushrooms (Australian Mushrooms/Huon Mushroom Growers’ Association) Concerts: The Classics of Rodgers and Hammerstein (Lynch & Paterson); Der Israeliten in der Wüste (C.P.E Bach) (Argyle Orchestra)
This is Shewit’s professional musical theatre debut.
(u/s Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler, Peggy/Maria)
Training: Melbourne Academy of Performing Arts, Elite Performing Arts, 2019; Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting); Robert Sturrock, Fulltime, 2021. Television: Mustangs FC (ABC) Commercials: Frank Body 2021 (Tiny Disco); Melbourne Skydeck 2021 (Collider and Town Square) Awards: Artists of Colour (AOC) Initiative Inaugural Winner 2020
This is Martha’s professional musical theatre debut.
Instagram: @ martha.berhane
Training: The University of the Arts, Philadelphia – Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance), 2009; The Rock Center for Dance, 2008; The Alvin Ailey Dance Center, 2007.
Theatre: Hamilton (New York & Chicago – Jeffrey Seller); Dancer in Michael Jackson: ONE (Cirque Du Soleil). Concerts: Dancer for Salt-N-Pepa Tour (Live Nation); Dancer for Usher: The Las Vegas Residency (Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment). Other: Principal Dancer in The Philadelphia Dance Company ; Feature in Dance Magazine, 2016.
Justin is a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2017.
Training: Patrick School of the Arts (Diploma in Performing Arts) 2021. Concerts & Events: IGLA Championships Opening Ceremony 2020; Ovation, Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Southern Beat Productions); Newcombe Medal Gala, Crown; Bluey Live (BBC Studios and Andrew Kay & Associates).
This is Celine’s professional musical theatre debut.
Training: Brent Street Studios, Certificate IV (Performing Arts), 2015. Theatre: Carmen (Opera Australia),The Bodyguard (Gordon Frost Organisation); Ensemble and Understudy Mistress in Evita (Gordon Frost Organisation); Consuela and Understudy Anita and Rosalia in West Side Story (Opera Australia/GWB Entertainment/BB Group); Velvet Rewired (Rix Management and Entertainment); Pippin (Gordon Frost Organisation). Television: Top 100 Judge on All Together Now Australia, Season 1 (Seven Network); Performer on Dance Boss (Seven Network); The Voice (Nine Network); Dancing with the Stars (Network Ten); Australia’s Got Talent (Seven Network). Commercials: Samsung “The Night Reimagined” (Finch, Luke Bouchier); Toyota RAV4, 2017; Australia’s Got Talent, 2015 (Seven Network).
Olivia is a proud member of MEAA since 2019.
Training: Patrick School of The Arts, Diploma of Musical Theatre, 2015; HB Studio – Intensive with Carol Rosenfeld, New York, 2016; Broadway Dance Center, Musical Theatre Intensive, New York, 2016. Theatre: Choreographer for Rent (LP Productions); Assistant Director and Assistant Choreographer for Kiss of the Spider Woman (MTC); Anybodys/Dance Captain for West Side Story for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia); Dance Captain/Ensemble and Understudy Nautica in Bring It On (David Venn Enterprises); Billy Elliot (Louise Withers and Associates). Television: Aria in Too Far (Mondayitis). Film: Emma in Wil (Quixotic Films). Commercials: TAC Wipe Off Five (AFL). Concerts: Nine in Concert (Manilla Productions). Other: Director and Choreographer for Return (Neil Gooding Productions); Assistant to Travis Wall, Al Blackstone, Stacey Tookey, Andrew Hallsworth, Kelley Abbey and Michael Ralph.
Training: Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, 2005. Theatre: Understudy Link Larkin in Hairspray (RCCL); Fred Casely/Dance Captain in Chicago (RCCL); Understudy Double J/Dance Captain in Saturday Night Fever (RCCL), King Kong Live On Stage (Global Creatures); Understudy Willie Lopez & Subway Ghost in Ghost The Musical (GWB/Ambassador Theatre Group); Carmen (Opera Australia); Understudy Brit/Dance Captain in We Will Rock You (RCCL); Understudy Glen/Assistant Dance Captain in The Wedding Singer (David Venn Enterprises) Television: The Logies 2018 (Nine Network); NRL Season Opener 2015 (Nine Network); Dancing with the Stars Grand Final (Seven Network); Totally Wild (Channel 10); The Footy Show AFL Grand Final (Nine Network); AFL Grand Final (Seven Network) Concerts & Events: Commonwealth Games 2018 Opening & Closing Ceremonies (Jack Morton Worldwide/9 Network); Sneaky Sound System; AFC Asian Cup Opening Ceremony (Spinifex Group/Foxtel) Awards & Nominations: Helpmann Award – Outstanding Theatrical Achievement for the design, creation and operation of King Kong the creature; Green Room Award – Best Ensemble – The Kingsmen (King Kong Live On Stage).
Simon is a proud member of MEAA since 2013.
Charles Lee / Ensemble
Training: Brent Street Studio, 2007-2014; Stella Adler Academy of Acting and Theatre, Los Angeles, 2017. Theatre: Greg in A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); Bernardo and Pepe in West Side Story (Opera Australia/GWB Entertainment/BB Group); Ensemble and Understudy Kassim in Disney’s Aladdin (Disney Theatrical Group); Ensemble and Understudy Alonzo and Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (Really Useful Group); Ensemble and Understudy Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom (Global Creatures). Television: Islamic Solidarity Games (Arts in Motion); Everybody Dance Now (Network Ten); Saturday Disney (Seven Network); Don’t Stop Believing (Network Ten); The Dave and Kerley Show (Channel [V]). Film: Tuk in The Siege of Robin Hood (Bruise Productions). Awards: Brent Street Studio Scholarship Winner, 2007; The Wenkart Foundation Boys Dance Championship Winner, 2013.
Keanu is a proud member of MEAA since 2016.
Standby for Aaron Burr, George Washington, Mulligan/Madison
Training: Victorian College of the Arts (Musical Theatre Foundation), 2004-2005. Theatre: Simba in Disney’s The Lion King (Germany, Disney/Stage Entertainment); Berger in Hair (European Tour, Arena Show Entertainment); Juda in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Germany, Meˇstské divadlo Brno); Berger in Hair (Germany, Arena Show Entertainment); Show Boat (The Production Company); Curtis Taylor Jr in Dreamgirls (Stage Art); Robert in Black Rider (Malthouse/Vic Opera); The Boat Man in Sunday in the Park With George (Watch This). Television: Muscly Barman in House Husbands (Playmaker Media). Commercials: Tradie in Ice Ice Coffee (7 Eleven); Football Player/Coach (Host Plus); Oil Filter Guy in Nissan Genuine Parts (Nissan); Tradie (Shine Lawyers). Concerts: Simba in Jose Carrera’s Benefit Gala (Stage Entertainment); Singer in Queen Elizabeth II (Belinda King Productions/Cunard Cruises).
Winston is a proud member of MEAA since 2020.
Standby / Director’s Assistant
Standby for Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Lafayette/Jefferson, George Washington
Training: The Juilliard School, Bachelor of Arts (Drama), 2016. Theatre: Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton (New York, Jeffrey Seller); Cory in Fences (Pioneer Theatre Company); Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington DC). Television: The Chi (Starz). Film: Hold on (Sundance); Campfire Alpha (Alex Breaux). Jimmie is a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2016.
(U/S Laurens/Philip, Mulligan/Madison)
Training: Australian Institute of Music, Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre), 2010. Theatre: Bernardo in West Side Story (Packemin Productions); Craig McDermott in American Psycho (BB Arts/Stagedoor Productions); Margaret Mead in Hair (Peace Productions). Concerts: Singer for The High Rollers Big Band; member of corporate entertainment group Jersey to Motown (Lovegrove Entertainment). Other: Cabaret – Broadway Bard (Popinjay Productions). Julian is a proud member of MEAA since 2016.
(U/S Aaron Burr, George Washington, Mulligan/Madison, Lafayette/Jefferson)
Training: Brent Street Studio, Diploma of Musical Theatre, 2019. Television: Featured Extra in Wakefield (ABC, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Kim Mordaunt). Commercials: Perfect Italiano Pizza Cheese; KFC Cricket.
This is Iosefa’s professional musical theatre debut.
Iosefa is a proud member of MEAA since 2020.
Training: Patrick Studios Australia (Musical Theatre), 2018; Patrick Studios Australia (Performing Arts), 2016. Theatre: Faust (Opera Australia); Disney’s Aladdin (Disney Theatrical Group). Television: Olivia Newton John: Hopelessly Devoted to You (Fremantle Media). Concerts: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Promo (Michael Cassel Group/Beyond Blue); Sesame Street (Singapore, Stone Productions); Assistant to Stacey Tookey (Victorian Dance Festival).
Training: ED5 International (Diploma of Performing Arts), 2014. This is Ashton’s professional musical theatre debut.
Ashton is a proud member of MEAA since 2020.
Training: Ashe Caribbean Performing Arts, Kingston, Jamaica. Theatre: Fight/Dance Captain/Ensemble/ Swing and Understudy Simba and Banzai in Disney’s The Lion King (Disney Theatrical Group); Ensemble and Understudy Seaweed in Hairspray (Paul Dainty and David Atkins); Chistery in Wicked (Gordon Frost Organisation); Chicago (Gordon Frost Organisation); Mame (The Production Company); Follies (The Production Company); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (The Production Company); Ensemble and Understudy The Doctor and The General in The Book of Mormon (Gordon Frost Organisation). Television: So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Season 2 – Top 9 (Network Ten), The Voice Australia – Dancer (Nine Network). Commercials: Colgate; Toyota; Levi’s; Bonds. Other: Performed alongside Kylie Minogue, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Sebastian; Director/Owner Locreado Dance Company Australia since 2009.
Loredo is a proud member of MEAA since 2015 and a proud Australian citizen.
Standby for Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Lafayette/Jefferson, Laurens/Philip, King George III
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre, 2018. Theatre: Woof in Hair (Peace Productions); Slippery in Bran Nue Dae (Opera Australia). Awards: Sir John Gielgud Actor’s Scholarship, RCSSD, 2018.
Callan is a proud member of MEAA since 2020.
(U/S Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler, Peggy/Maria)
Training: Dance Factory, Diploma of Dance Performance, 2008. Television: Guest Appearance on Jamie Oliver (Underbelly London). Film: Solo Artist/Choreographer in The Dancer (Santilla Chingaipe, Vox Docs); Singer/Actor in Case of the Shanghaied Songbird (Blue Starling Films). Concerts: Solo Artists for Dita Von Teese (U.S., Europe, Australia tours); Solo Artist/Choreographer – Yummy Productions (Australia, London Seychelles); Solo Artist/Ensemble – Strut N Fret; Solo Artist/Ensemble for Yummy Productions (Sydney Mardi Gras); Headlining Act for Viva Las Vegas (Viva Las Vegas); Ensemble Dancer for Yummy Productions (West End Live London); Solo Artist for Burlesque Hall of Fame (Las Vegas); Headliner for Stockholm Burlesque Festival, 2019. Awards: Green Room Award for Best Production – Yummy Productions, 2018; Green Room Award for Best Ensemble – Yummy Productions, 2018; Fringe World Award for Best Cabaret Ensemble, 2019; Burlesque Hall of Fame Award for Best Debut; Miss Burlesque Australia, 2014; voted No.1 Burlesque Artist Worldwide 2019 – 21st Century Burlesque.
Other: Solo Artist/Ensemble for Blanc de Blanc (Strut N Fret). This is Zelia’s professional musical theatre debut.
Zelia is a proud member of MEAA since 2020.
Training: Newtown High School Of The Performing Arts, 2015; Urban Dance Centre, 2009- 2014. Theatre: Cinderella Pantomime (Oz Panto); Peter Pan Pantomime (Oz Panto); Spiegelesque (Kermond Creative). Commercials: ‘Bloody Oath’ (Australian Red Cross) 2021. Concerts & Events: Dancer, Transmission Dance Festival; Dancer, NRL Luncheon.
Other: Voice-over, We Will Be Monsters (Fortnite and Universal Mini Series); Lead Assistant: Sam Powers Master Illusionist Australian Tour.
This is Emmy’s professional musical theatre debut.
Phillip Schuyler/James Reynolds/Doctor/Ensemble
(U/S Alexander Hamilton, Laurens/Philip, Lafayette/Jefferson)
Training: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Cert IV in Aboriginal Performance, 2018; Diploma of Acting, 2019. Theatre: Fever (WAAPA, 2018); Bran Nue Dae (Opera Australia); Girlpower (PSP Events). Concerts: Schools Spectacular – Aboriginal Dance Company; State Dance Festival, Welcoming Performance for Royals (William and Kate) – Aboriginal Dance Company. Other: The Greatest Showman, Arabian Nights, Havana Nights (Carmelo Pizzino); Bertie Anderson “Ice Cream” Music Video (Dancer); A.J.Lyriq “Friend or Foe” Music Video (Dancer).
Tainga is a proud member of MEAA since 2020.
Training: Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre). Theatre: Harlem Ensemble in Ragtime (The Production Company); Danielle in Bring it On (David Venn Enterprise); The Dressmaker (Monash University); the King’s Daughters in The King and I (The Production Company). Concerts: Solo and Trio Vocalist in Morning Melodies, Hamer Hall.
(Standby for Eliza Hamilton, Angelica Schuyler, Peggy/Maria)
Training: APO Arts Academy; Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Musical Theatre), 2017. Theatre: Nabulungi and Swing in The Book of Mormon (Gordon Frost Organisation). Concerts: Solo Vocalist in Morning Melodies, Hamer Hall.
Tigist is a proud member of MEAA since 2017.
Training: Brent Street Studio, Certificate IV Dance, 2013 Theatre: Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot The Musical (Broadway & Australia Tour – Universal, Working Title, The Old Vic); In The Heights (Blue Saint Productions); Carmen (Opera Australia); Indio/Understudy Chino in West Side Story for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia); Genesis, Enter the Vortex & The Secret Society (The Dream Dance Company); Mark in A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); Magic Mike Live (BASE Entertainment); Twig in Bring It On (David Venn); Dancer & Choreographer, Machismo and Music In Motion (A-Live Entertainment) Television: The Voice Australia (Nine Network); X Factor Australia (Seven Network); Dance Boss (Seven Network).
Ensemble / Staging Assistant
Training: Sher’s Studio of Modern Dance, 1994-2005; Brent Street Studios, 2006-2007. Theatre: Kristine in A Chorus Line Understudy Diana (Darlinghurst Theatre); Mona and Understudy Roxie Hart in Chicago (Gordon Frost Organisation); Understudy Anybodys and Velma in West Side Story for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (Opera Australia); Mia in In the Heights (Blue Saint Productions); Victoria in Cats (GWB Entertainment); Self (Michael Ralph and Jack Earle); Ensemble in Brigadoon (The Production Company); The Flirty Girl in Singin’ in the Rain (Dainty Group/Michael Cassel Group); Emily Waters and Understudy Liz Holt/Vanessa Cronin in Strictly Ballroom (Global Creatures); Sillabub and Understudy Rumpleteazer/Victoria in Cats (Really Useful Group); Swing and Aerial Swing in King Kong (Global Creatures); Ensemble in Moonshadow (Yusef/Cat Stevens); Ensemble in Wicked (Gordon Frost Organisation); Little Red Riding Hood in Wicked Goes Into the Woods (Gordon Frost Organisation); Swan Lake (Australian Ballet); Oliver! (Cameron Mackintosh); Little Cosette in Les Misérables (Concert Works).
Film: The Great Gatsby (Bruce Berman, Baz Luhrmann); Happy Feet 2.
Romina is a proud member of MEAA since 2008.
Training: Brent Street Studios, Certificate IV (Performing Arts), 2014; The HubStudio Ensemble, 2019.
Theatre: Mack and Mabel (Hayes Theatre Co.); Big Fish (Hayes Theatre Co.); Mamma Mia! (Louise Withers and Associates); Applause (Neglected Musicals); Chicago (Gordon Frost Organisation). Commercials: McDonalds Amore; McDonalds McHappy Day; Telstra. Concerts: Pigalle (Sydney Festival).
Zachary is a proud member of MEAA since 2017.
Book, Music and Lyrics
Pulitzer Prize, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning songwriter, actor and director. He is the creator and original star of Broadway’s Tony-winning Hamilton and In the Heights. His additional Broadway credits include Freestyle Love Supreme (2020 Special Tony Award Recipient, Co-Founder, Guest Star), Bring It On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), and West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations). Miranda is the recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award, the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors and the 2019 Portrait of a Nation Prize. He received an Emmy Award with Tom Kitt for their song, “Bigger” from the 67th Annual Tony Awards. Mr. Miranda, and The Miranda Family, actively support initiatives that increase the representation of people of color throughout the arts and government, ensure access to women’s reproductive health, and promote resilience in Puerto Rico. His 2021 film credits include: In The Heights, Vivo, Encanto and his directorial film debut, tick, tick… BOOM! Additional TV/Film credits include: Hamilton, “His Dark Materials,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “We The People,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2018 Emmy Nomination, Guest Actor), “Saturday Night Live” (2017 Emmy Nomination, Guest Actor), “Sesame Street,” “The Electric Company,” “House,” “DuckTales,” “200 Cartas,” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” Moana (2017 Oscar nomination, Grammy Award for Best Original Song) and Mary Poppins Returns. Miranda received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 2002. He lives with his family in New York.
Broadway directing credits include Hamilton; In the Heights; Freestyle Love Supreme; Lombardi; and Magic/Bird. Off-Broadway selected directing credits include the world premiere of Hamilton, Dry Powder, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Kings at The Public Theater; the world premiere of The Wrong Man at MCC theatre, the world premiere of In the Heights; Broke-ology and the world premiere of When I Come to Die at Lincoln Center Theater; and the world premiere of Daphne’s Dive at Signature Theatre. Broadway producing credits include Derren Brown: Secret and Freestyle Love Supreme. Some television directing and producing credits include Fosse/Verdon on FX and Grease Live on Fox. He is a recipient of a Kennedy Centre Honour and a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Mr. Blankenbuehler is a proud recipient of the 2018 Kennedy Centre Honours for his work on the musical Hamilton. He is a three-time Tony® Award-winner for his choreography in the Broadway productions of Bandstand, In the Heights and Hamilton, for which he also received London’s Olivier Award. The recent production of Bandstand (director/choreographer) also received the Drama Desk and Chita Rivera Award for Best Choreography. Other Broadway credits include Bring it On, 9 to 5, The People in the Picture, The Apple Tree, Annie and the recent revival of Cats. Upcoming theatre projects include the new musical Only Gold with British singer/songwriter Kate Nash and the musical Five Points. On television, Mr. Blankenbuehler’s work has been seen on the Emmy® Award-winning FX series Fosse/Verdon, and his choreography can be seen in the recent Universal Studio film of the musical Cats. Mr. Blankenbuehler is very proud to have recently premiered his first ballet entitled Remember Our Song, for the Tulsa Ballet company. As a performer, Mr. Blankenbuehler has danced on Broadway in Fosse, Contact, Man of La Mancha, Saturday Night Fever, Steel Pier, Big and Guys and Dolls. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Mr. Blankenbuehler resides in New York, with his wife Elly and two children, Luca and Sofia. Mr. Blankenbuehler is a recipient of a special 2015 Drama Desk Award for his achievement in the theatre.
Music Supervision / Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire is a four-time Grammy, three-time Tony, and Emmy award winner for his work on Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, In The Heights, and FX’s mini-series Fosse/Verdon. His other credits as music director, arranger, and/or orchestrator include: The Wrong Man (Off-Broadway), Bring It On, 9 to 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy noms), Wicked, Bat Boy, and Godspell (2001 National Tour). He also served as the Executive Music Producer for many films including The Greatest Showman, In The Heights, VIVO, Dear Evan Hansen, and Tick, Tick…Boom! Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis, and to his wife, Ileana.
Author of the book "Alexander Hamilton"
Ron Chernow is the prize-winning, best-selling author of seven volumes and the recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. His first book, The House of Morgan, won the National Book Award; Washington: A Life won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography; and Alexander Hamilton – the inspiration for the musical – won the George Washington Book Prize. He is one of only three living biographers to have received the Gold Medal in Biography of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A past president of PEN America, Chernow has received eight honorary doctorates. He resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Broadway: Hamilton (Tony® nomination), Beetlejuice (Tony® nomination), Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint (Tony® nomination), Bandstand, Misery, The Great Society, Motown, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Annie, Bring it On, Magic/Bird, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Godspell, Chinglish, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange and Bridge and Tunnel. TV: Grease Live (Emmy® Award). 91st and 94th Academy Awards® (Emmy® nomination). Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy® Salute. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. 87th Heisman Trophy Ceremony. The Big Brunch. Concerts include: Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli. Extensive Off- Broadway/ regional theatre, hospitality, event and experience design including Immersive Van Gogh. For S and V.
Received an Emmy® Award for Costume Design of The Wiz Live and a Tony® Award for Costume Design of Hamilton. Film: West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg (20th Century Studios); Hamilton (Disney+); Harriet (Focus Features); The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks starring Oprah Winfrey (Cine Mosaic/HBO). Broadway: In the Heights (Tony® nomination); The Color Purple (Tony® nomination); Memphis (Tony® nomination); Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (Tony® nomination); Side Show; A Streetcar Named Desire (Tony® nomination); Caroline, or Change; Elaine Stritch at Liberty and Doctor Zhivago. TV: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert for NBC starring John Legend.
Broadway: Ain’t Too Proud (2019 Tony® nomination), Come From Away (2017 Tony® nomination), Hamilton (Tony® winner), Allegiance, After Midnight (2014 Tony® nomination), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2011 Tony® nomination), West Side Story (2009 Tony® nomination), In the Heights, (2008 Tony® nomination), Jersey Boys (2008 Tony® winner), Avenue Q, The Full Monty, Parade and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 Tony® nomination/Olivier and Dora winner). Co-founder/resident lighting designer: Parsons Dance.
Nevin Steinberg’s recent projects include Hamilton on Broadway, in London, Los Angeles, San Francisco and on US Tour; Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway, in London and on US Tour, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical in the West End, Hamburg, Utrecht and on Broadway, Hadestown (Tony® Award) on Broadway, Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star on Broadway and Cinderella (Tony® nomination). He designed over thirty Broadway productions with Acme Sound Partners and received five additional Tony® nominations for Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair and In the Heights. Steinberg serves as the Audio Consultant for Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in English and American Literature and Language and in 2011 completed a Certificate Program in Arts Management at NYU’s School for Continuing Professional Studies. Nevin is Trustee of the Town Hall Foundation, Inc., the non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation and support of The Town Hall, a cultural and education center as well as a national historic landmark in the center of Times Square in New York City.
Hair & Wig Design
Charles G. LaPointe is a design winning Wig and Hair Designer based in New York, who maintains a highly successful career on stages throughout the United States and abroad. Career Highlights: numerous Broadway; Touring; American Regional Theatre; West End and International productions including: Hamilton; MJ The Musical; Ain’t Too Proud; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Beetlejuice; The Cher Show (Drama Desk Award); The Band’s Visit; Anastasia; The Lifespan of a Fact; SpongeBob SquarePants (Drama Desk Award); The Donna Summer Musical; Jersey Boys; Motown; Memphis; On Your Feet; A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; The Color Purple; Doctor Zhivago; Of Mice and Men; Sideshow; The Elephant Man; After Midnight; Clybourne Park; Newsies; The Mountaintop; and In the Heights. Television: The Wiz Live (Emmy® Award nomination); Jesus Christ Superstar Live (Emmy® Award nomination and Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Award); Bluebloods; American Crime; Maddoff; Hairspray and In A Man’s World.
Associate and Supervising Director
Patrick Vassel is a director, writer and collaborator from Akron, Ohio. Broadway credits include Hamilton (Associate Director), Freestyle Love Supreme (Associate Director) and Magic/Bird (Assistant Director). Off-Broadway, as associate: Hamilton (Public Theater) and Working (Prospect). New York: In a Little Room (Ten Bones), Two Rooms (79 Clifton Place), Rum for Sale (Columbia University), The Gravediggers (Theatre East Reading), Connect (Workshop – Ten Bones), The Adventures of Boy and Girl (FringeNYC, 2013), Font of Knowledge (Shelby Company), The Little Dog Laughed (The Gallery Players, 1st New York Revival). Regional/University: The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Homecoming (Stella Adler/NYU), Lombardi (Palace Theatre, Wisconsin) and Six Characters in Search of an Author (University of Notre Dame, Original Adaptation). As a co-writer/director: Nothing Left to Burn (Ars Nova ANTFest, The Public Theater New Work Now!, O’Neill Semi-Finalist, The Lark Playwrights Week, 2015). Patrick serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of Opening Act, providing free theatre education in NYC high schools.
Associate Supervising Choreographer
Michael Balderrama is a Choreographer, Director, Producer, Artist and Philanthropist. He is a Drama Desk and ACCA award winner. He has been part of almost a dozen Broadway shows, both on stage and on the creative side. He is currently Associate Global Supervising Choreographer for Hamilton and Associate Choreographer for the new Broadway show, MJ: The Musical. Some favourite credits: In the Heights (Lin-Manuel’s understudy), Movin’ Out and Willie Lopez in Ghost. Choreographed for and/or worked with Michael Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Gloria Estefan, Mariah Carey, Sutton Foster, Andy Blankenbuehler, Christopher Wheeldon, Thomas Kail, Twyla Tharp, Julie Taymor, Maurice Hines, Lin-Manuel Miranda and many more.
Associate Music Supervisor
As music director and keyboard player, previous work includes Hamilton (Broadway and Public Theater), Freestyle Love Supreme (Broadway and off- Broadway), Bring it On (Broadway). Executive music producer of Tick, Tick… Boom! (Netflix), vocal arrangements and supervision on Encanto (Disney) and vocal supervisor of In the Heights (Warner Bros). As music arranger, he supervised productions of Carmen La Cubana (Europe and Havana, Cuba) and is currently supervising the translation of Hamilton into German ahead of the production in Hamburg, Germany. He has written and performed arrangements for Vail Dance Festival and contributed to the Kennedy Center Honors and Somewhere (Hartford Stage). He is a Juilliard Creative Associate and produced the music for Bolero Juilliard and Of Thee I Sing. He has written arrangements for numerous cabarets in New York, as well as songs that aired on the LOGO Trailblazer Awards and Sesame Street. He is grateful to the whole Hamilton team, especially the original music team (aka “Department of the Treasury”) and wouldn’t be here without Lac’s guidance as a mentor. Te amo, Carlos. www.kurtcrowleymusic.com
US Associate Scenic Designer
Rod Lemmond is proud to have been an integral part of the design team on hundreds of live event, theatre, television and film projects over the past 20 years. He has been the Associate Scenic Designer on Hamilton since its inception, both on and off Broadway, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Puerto Rico and all US National tours. Other Broadway credits include Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice, Bandstand, War Paint, Misery, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Motown The Musical, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Passing Strange, Lombardi and Bridge and Tunnel among others. Other live performance projects include Bel Canto, a World Premiere opera at Chicago Lyric, Andrea Bocelli Cinema and Bowfire, both PBS Great Performances TV specials as well as Mariah Carey #1 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. For interior design he served as the lead design associate for the New York restaurants, Florian, The Red Eye Grill and Bond 45. Most recently he was the lead designer of the reimagined Drama Bookshop on 39th Street in New York. Rod attended the NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, New York earning an MFA in Design for Theatre and Film.
Associate Costume Designer
Angela M. Kahler is very excited to be working with this talented group of collaborators. Her Associate and Assistant credits include: Hamilton (The Public Theatre, Broadway, Chicago, Angelica Tour, London, Philip Tour and Peggy Tour), Pippin (US Tour), Soul Doctor (Broadway), The Mountaintop (Broadway), How I Learned, What I Learned (Signature Theatre), Jesus Christ Super Star (Broadway), Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark (Broadway), The Color Purple (Broadway), Mamma Mia! (Broadway, 1st and 2nd US Tours, Las Vegas), 42nd Street (Broadway), Disney’s Aida (Broadway), Annie Get Your Gun (Broadway and 1st US Tour) and Capeman the Musical (Broadway).
Associate Lighting Designer
Select Associate work: Ain’t Too Proud, Summer, Prince of Broadway, Come From Away, A Bronx Tale, Paramour, Hamilton, Doctor Zhivago, Honeymoon in Vegas, After Midnight, A Christmas Story, Superstar, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Lombardi, Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story, Gypsy, Xanadu, Cry Baby, LoveMusik and Avenue Q. Select design credits: A Night with Janis Joplin (US Tour), Vocalocity, Blippi, The Little Prince. Select New York credits: Moses of Egypt (NYC Opera), NBC Upfront at Radio City, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Tail! Spin!, Chix 6, Black Violin, Closer than Ever and The Ride. Various designs for Cirque du Soleil, Disney TokyoSea, Norwegian Cruise Line, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street, Cleveland Play House, Drury Lane (2019 Jefferson Nomination), TUTS, Syracuse Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Signature DC, New Victory, Laguna Playhouse, Barter, Lincoln Center Festival, Capital Repertory, Bucks County Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre and Bristol Riverside (2016 Barrymore Award). O’Gara is a graduate of the School of Design and Production from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. www.ryanogara.com
Associate Sound Designer
Select Broadway associate credits: Hamilton (worldwide), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Freestyle Love Supreme, The Cher Show, Bright Star, Cinderella, Porgy and Bess, The Addams Family (worldwide, including Sydney’s Capitol Theatre), and plays: Venus in Fur, Magic/Bird, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Lombardi. Recent sound designs: We’re Gonna Die (Second Stage), Side Show (Atlantis Theatrical/ Manila), Found (Philadelphia Theatre Company), The Tempest (The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park), Othello (The Old Globe) and Somewhere (Hartford Stage). Streaming Audio Supervisor for the Democratic National Convention (2020) and Times Square New Year’s Eve (2021, 2022). Monitor Mixer for Annie: Live! Broadcast Engineer for the Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.
JB was the original Production Stage Manager for the Broadway production of Hamilton and has been working as the Production Supervisor for every subsequent production. He was also the leading Stage Manager on the Hamilton film. JB has been working consistently as a stage manager on Broadway for over 20 years, and his other Broadway credits include: The Last Ship, A Night with Janis Joplin, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Magic/Bird, Sister Act, The Miracle Worker, In the Heights, Grey Gardens, The History Boys, Lestat, The Glass Menagerie, Bombay Dreams, Hairspray, Neil Simon’s 45 Seconds From Broadway, Footloose, The Scarlett Pimpernel, and many other off-Broadway and regional productions throughout the U.S. He is thrilled to join the Hamilton Australia team.
Dean Drieberg is a director and creative producer. He is Co-Artistic Director of Sondheim reparatory company Watch This for whom he co-directed Sunday In The Park With George with Sonya Suares, receiving two Green Room Award nominations for Best Direction and Multimedia Design. Recently, he directed a development of Michele Gould’s 107 (2021) and a reading of Harrison David Rivers’ This Bitter Earth (2020) for Antipodes Theatre Company. He also directed and designed bare The Musical (2018) and the Australian Premiere of Memphis The Musical (2019) for StageArt. Dean studied at WAAPA and VCA before performing in Hair (The Production Company), Eurobeat, A New Brain and Bat Boy. Dean has worked on over 20 national tours such as Madiba, Matador, The 39 Steps, Bombshells and Australia Day; playing at over 50 regional and capital city venues around Australia and New Zealand. Dean has produced numerous advertising campaigns and major events across Australia, Tokyo and New York. Dean is Vice President of the Green Room Awards Association, a member of MEAA’s Equity Diversity Committee and is an advocate for theatre that is inclusive of Indigenous, Bla(c)k and/or people of colour, artists with a disability and LGBTQIA+ artists.
Resident Dance Supervisor
Brendan Yeates has enjoyed an international career of performance-based work in music theatre, contemporary and commercial dance that spanned over ten years. The last seven trips around the sun have seen a calling to the other side of the footlights as a creative for commercial stage productions. Credits include: Associate Director West Side Story (Opera Australia, GWB Entertainment, BB Group), Associate Choreographer Love Never Dies (HoriPro Japan, Stage Entertainment Germany), Resident Choreographer Kinky Boots (Michael Cassel Group) and Resident Choreographer Matilda the Musical (Royal Shakespeare Company, Louise Withers and Associates). Brendan’s shapes have also been seen in Disco Wonderland: Dancing ’til Dawn (Release Creative), Katy Perry ICC T20 Women’s World Cup Opening (KOJO, Squared Division), So You Think You Can Dance (Southern Star Endemol) and What Not to Wear (TLC).
Music Director / Conductor
Laura Tipoki is a proud Māori, a mother and a highly sought-after musician and conductor. Laura was recently the Musical Director and Australian Music Supervisor for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock for the Australian and China Tours. Laura was Musical Director for Gordon Frost Organisation’s Australian Tour of The Wizard of Oz. For Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia’s 60th Anniversary Production of My Fair Lady, Laura took over as Musical Director for the 2017 Sydney season and was Associate Musical Director for the Brisbane and Melbourne seasons. She was Musical Director for Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables International Tour (Manila, Singapore) in 2016 and Associate for the Dubai season and throughout the Australian tour. Music theatre credits include Wicked (Melbourne, Singapore, Seoul, Auckland, Manila) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide) as Associate Musical Director, Musical Director for the Waitress Audition Tour, and Love Never Dies (Melbourne), Doctor Zhivago, Mary Poppins and Hairspray as keyboardist. For the Australasian tour of Chicago Laura played pianos/piano accordion, and was the Assistant Conductor (Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong). Laura was Musical Director and co-arranger for her sister Patrice Tipoki’s debut album A Musical Heart. Laura was keyboardist on the Love Never Dies DVD recorded and filmed during the Melbourne season in 2012. Laura is thrilled to be Music Director of Hamilton Australia and would love to dedicate this performance to her mother.
Richard’s technical theatre career commenced with Opera Australia in 1979, and was based at the Sydney Opera House for 11 years. Then he joined Cameron Mackintosh, spending 10 years as Mechanical Manager, then Technical Manager touring throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South Africa. Launching Martin Production in 1999, the past 22 years has seen Richard as Technical Direction and Supervisor of major theatrical productions and arena events through the world’s major cities, over six continents, including the West End and Broadway. Theatre credits include: Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Five Guys Named Moe, Miss Saigon, Rent, Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Slava’s Snowshow, Singin’ in the Rain, Saturday Night Fever, Cabaret, Oliver!, Pippin, Company, Spamalot, Dirty Dancing, Disney’s The Lion King, High School Musical Live Onstage, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Wicked, Love Never Dies, King Kong, Strictly Ballroom, The Beast, My Fair Lady, We Will Rock You, The Wizard of Oz, Muriel’s Wedding, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Disney’s The Lion King (International Tour), Moulin Rouge! The Musical, 9to5 The Musical. Event and arena credits include: 50th Anniversary of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Opening and Closing Ceremonies Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, The Boy From Oz, Shanghai World Expo 2010 Opening Ceremony, Walking With Dinosaurs, Tourism Australia’s USA campaign launch in New York, and White Night 2017 in Melbourne and Ballarat. Richard continues to consult Internationally on entertainment venues, developing productions for theatre, arena, stadium and theme parks along with events. www.martinproduction.com.au
Lauren is currently the Casting Director for Come From Away (Junkyard Dog Productions/ Newtheatricals) and Hamilton (Michael Cassel Group). Previous credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Kinky Boots. Lauren’s theatrical casting career began at Sydney Theatre Company as the Casting Coordinator for Co-Artistic Directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, later returning to the company as the Casting Director for Artistic Director Kip Williams until 2019. Lauren has also held Associate Producer and Production Administrator roles at Michael Cassel Group, having initially joined in 2013 to manage the casting process for Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables.
Australian Costume Associate
Jude is thrilled to work again with the Michael Cassel Group premiering Hamilton in Australia. Her previous work for MCG includes Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2017), Kinky Boots (2016), and the Australian and International Tours of Les Misérables (2013-2016). She is also the Australian Costume Associate on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child currently playing at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. Previous other work includes Les Misérables (Cameron Mackintosh – Mexico City, São Paulo, Tokyo, Seoul) and the Australian tours of Billy Elliot (Louise Withers and Associates), Mamma Mia! (Louise Withers and Associates), Fawlty Towers Live (Louise Withers and Associates) and the 2015 Bell Shakespeare season.
Australian Associate Lighting Designer
Hugh Hamilton has been Associate Lighting Designer on Jagged Little Pill, Come From Away, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, The Rape of Lucretia (Sydney Chamber Opera), My Fair Lady (Opera Australia/Gordon Frost Organisation), Wicked, The King and I, The Addams Family Musical, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages and Guys and Dolls. Hugh has also designed, amongst others: Miracle City, Sideshow (Hayes Theatre Co.), One Billion Beats (Campbelltown Arts Centre), Ladies Day (Griffin), I am My Own Wife (Oriel), Eora Crossing, On the Case (Legs On the Wall), and Ursula (Brink Productions), as well as designing shows for dance companies, events and the site lighting for Opera Australia’s Turandot, Carmen and La Bohème. Internationally he has worked on The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon and the Mamma Mia! 10th Anniversary tour.
Australian Associate Sound Designer
Original sound designs include: 9 to 5, Muriel’s Wedding, Cinderella, The Woman In Black, My Fair Lady, FANGIRLS, Drummer Queens, Hugh Jackman’s Broadway to Oz and The Boy From Oz, Mamma Mia, Chess, Doctor Zhivago, The Tap Pack (US Tour 2020), Bran Nue Dae, Dream Lover, Ladies In Black, Atomic (Sydney & Off Broadway, New York), Anthony Warlow with Faith Prince, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert and Dirty Dancing. Operas include: The Rabbits, Dead Man Walking, Orpheus In The Underworld, and Plácido Domingo & Katherine Jenkins in Concert. Australian Associate Sound Design credits include: Hamilton, Disney’s The Lion King, Disney’s Aladdin, Disney’s Frozen and Jagged Little Pill. Michael’s awards include: Helpmann for Best Sound Design; Muriel’s Wedding; The King And I; The Woman In Black; Dusty – The Original Pop Diva; Green Room Awards for Best Sound Design; My Fair Lady; Dirty Dancing; Italy’s DAPA Award for Best Sound Design: Priscilla Queen Of The Desert.
Australian Hair & Wig Associate
Kylie Clarke is renowned for her Theatrical and Film Supervision, Wig Making and Design. Her credits include: Associate Wig Hair and Makeup Designer for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Australia), Six the Musical (Australia), Moulin Rouge! the Musical (Australia), Matilda and Billy Elliot (Australia, Japan and South Korea). Wig, Hair and Makeup Supervisor for Les Misérables (Australia, Manila, Brazil, Mexico), Kinky Boots (Australia) and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Australia). Some of Kylie’s Wigmaking credits include Frozen, Aladdin, Mamma Mia!, Muriel’s Wedding, Fawlty Towers, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Love Never Dies, Strictly Ballroom, Dirty Dancing and numerous Sydney Theatre Company Productions including The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Jeffrey Seller (Producer) is the winner of four Tony Awards for Best Musical: Hamilton (2016); Rent (1996), both of which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Avenue Q (2004); and In the Heights (2008). He also produced De La Guarda (1998), Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (2000), Baz Luhrmann’s direction of Puccini’s La Bohème (2002), High Fidelity (2006), the 2009 Revival of West Side Story, The Last Ship (2014), The Cher Show (2018), and Derren Brown: Secret (2019). Jeffrey was executive producer of the NBC Drama Rise (2018) and HBO’s Coastal Elites (2020). He is a graduate of The University of Michigan.
Received the Tony® and Oliver Awards for Best Musical for Hamilton (Pulitzer Prize winner) and a Tony® Award for In the Heights. He recently served as executive producer of the Hamilton film and received an Emmy Award. He is a producer and /or investor for numerous Broadway, national, and international productions. Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Grand Hotel, Follies, West Side Story, Bengal Tiger and The Last Ship are among his many productions.
Broadway: Freestyle Love Supreme (Special Tony® Award), Hamilton (Tony® Award), In the Heights (Tony® Award), Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Heiress, Seminar, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sly Fox, and Fortune’s Fool. Jill is an Executive Producer of the Hamilton movie on Disney+ (Emmy Award) and In the Heights, and a producer of the Hulu documentary We are Freestyle Love Supreme. In 2011, Furman received the Robert Whitehead Award for Outstanding Achievement in Commercial Theatre Producing. Furman is on the board of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, and Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, the Corporation of Brown University, and the President’s Advisory Council for the Arts at Brown.
Premiered Hamilton on January 20, 2015, on the same stage where A Chorus Line premiered 40 years earlier. New York’s Public Theater continues the work of founder Joe Papp as an advocate for theatre as an essential cultural force, leading and framing the important issues of our day. The wide range of programming includes new work at its flagship home and on Broadway, national and international productions, and Free Shakespeare in the Park. Recipient of 59 Tony® Awards, 184 Obies, 55 Drama Desk Awards, 58 Lortel Awards, 34 OCC Awards and 6 Pulitzer Prizes.
Executive Producer & General Management
Michael Cassel is the Australian producer of Hamilton, the producer of the first international tour of Disney’s The Lion King and producer of the forthcoming productions Mary Poppins and The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is Executive Producer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne and the forthcoming production of The Phantom of the Opera. Prior producer credits include Les Misérables, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Kinky Boots, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Singin’ in the Rain and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Broadway and West End credits include Almost Famous, MJ: The Musical, and Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical. Michael began his professional career working with Australia’s legendary producer and celebrity manager, Harry M. Miller before joining Disney Theatrical Group, working with the company in both Australia and New York. Michael lives in Sydney with his wife Camille and their children Eveleigh and Vaughn.