Emerge Magazine


Got a lot to smile about.

Huge thanks to American business mag, Emerge Magazine, for having me on the cover of their Labor Day issue!  Loved chatting and am super humbled.

Also features the amazing Chrisette Michele and a homage to the Hurricane Katrina survivors.  Grab a copy here: http://joom.ag/5Cqp


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You Never Lose Helping Others Win


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Never hold back saying a good thing.

There are too many people window shopping in the encouragement department.

When you get an opportunity to build somebody up, don’t think twice, just do it!  You never lose helping others win.


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Your happiness in life depends on you.  No one and nothing else.


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VIOLET Cast Revealed


Blue Saint Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co have announced the cast for this stunning musical to be presented at Hayes Theatre Co in Nov/Dec 2015.

Violet is to be directed by three-time Helpmann Award winning Actor Mitchell Butel, with Musical Direction by Lucy Bermingham who has worked on Strictly Ballroom and Guilty Pleasures, Choreography by Amy Campbell who has worked on Guilty Pleasures, and So You Think You Can Dance, with Costume Design by Lucetta Stapleton who is currently designing costumes for High Society, Set Design by Simon Greer who recently worked on Man of La Mancha and Lighting Design by Ross Graham who worked on Sweet Charity, Avenue Q.

Samantha Dodemaide as Violet is currently in Anything Goes and earlier this year toured with Sweet Charity.  Steve Danielsen as Monty who was has just finished touring in Wicked as Fiyero.  Barry Conrad as Flick who is best known for his appearances on X-Factor.  Awarding winning Australian actress Genevieve Lemon as the Old Lady, best known for Billy Elliot.

Damien Bermingham as the Father a veteran of musical theatre including Chicago and Strictly Ballroom.  Dash Kruck as the Preacher who was a Grand Finalist in the International Cabaret Contest.  Elanoa Rokobaro as Almeta/Lula who has appeared in Legally Blonde and Hairspray.

Ryan Gonzalez as Virgil also from Legally Blonde and Strictly Ballroom.  Linden Furnell as Leroy who will also appear in the upcoming production of RENT at Hayes Theatre Co.  Katie Elle-Reeve as the Music Hall Singer who has appeared in HAIR and introducing Luisa Scrofani as Young Violet

“We’ve struck gold with this cast.  It’s as if this beautiful, tough and witty material was written for them,” said Director of Violet Mitchell Butel.  “Out of 300 or so submissions, we’ve ended up with the perfect balance of well-honed experience with the hottest zeitgeist talents in the country and complemented by what will be some stunning debuts from sure-to-be future Australian theatre stars. All great actors, all mind-blowing singers and all with really good teeth too which was fortuitous.”

Violet is a musical from the Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori with a libretto by Brian Crawley.  With show-stopping anthems ranging from American roots to folk to gospel, it follows a truly original woman who on her quest across America for divine intervention finds a very different kind of salvation.  If Chekhov, Lena Dunham and Aretha Franklin conspired to write a musical, this would be it.

“When we were watching Mitchell Butel and Lucy Bermingham work with our cast in the audition room, you could just tell what a special show this was going to be,” said Violet producers Josh Robson and Damien Bermingham.  “A beautifully written musical guided by some outstanding creative talent combining with a cast of both headliners and extraordinary up and coming talent will surely make this a show not to be missed.”

Hayes Theatre Co is a dedicated music theatre and cabaret venue in Potts Point. Named for Australian musical theatre legend, Nancye Hayes OAM, Hayes Theatre Co honours and builds on the vast history of Australian Musical Theatre and its practitioners. This not-for-profit venue is managed by Independent Music Theatre, a collaborative partnership focusing on providing a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret.  By providing venue space to newly mounted productions, Hayes Theatre Co, is a presenting partner together with independent producers and artists.

Source: Broadway World

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Some more news for you guys.

So stoked to share that I’ll be playing the lead role of Flick in my very first musical, the Tony Award-nominated Violet!

This really is exciting, new territory for me as an actor.  Can’t tell you guys how much has happened to even get here, and I’m super blessed to be joining this amazing cast.

Production by Blue Saint Productions in association with Hayes Theatre.


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Hey guys, what’s up?

It’s been a long time coming and I’m so excited to share that I’ll be heading to NZ tomorrow to shoot my very first music video (crazy huh?) for my brand new single, Anywhere We Go, out soon.

I’ve been through a lot over the last couple years and am in a fresh, new place in so many ways.  That’s definitely reflected in my new music.

Stay tuned for more and thanks so much to everyone who’s hung in there with me.  Here we go!


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Compassion Australia


Reading a letter my sponsor child, Wilson, sent all the way from Uganda.

Wilson drew me some pictures, and said he enjoys eating and reading – two of my favourite things too.

Love what Compassion Australia does to release kids from poverty all around the world, and I’m so honoured to be an ambassador.


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