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MADIBA Opening Night

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We officially opened Madiba the Musical in Melbourne at the Comedy Theatre!

Very thankful to be working with such a great group of people and be part of telling a story that is so meaningful…

Congrats to the whole crew and huge thanks to everyone who came along x

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BEAUTIFUL Wrap Party

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Wrap party moments with these beautiful people x

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Helpmann Awards Win

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Beautiful has taken home five Helpmann Awards this year, including ‘Best Musical’!  Wow!

From the beginning, at our very first table-read, we knew this was something special.  Not only because of the incredible talent on display or the story… there was just a tangible energy in the room, framed with so much heart.  What a way to kick off our final season and what an honour to be recognised for our work.

And beyond that… I’m so grateful that I get to share this experience with such a wonderful group of people.  Massive congrats and love to the entire Beautiful family!

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BEAUTIFUL Brisbane Opening

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Our final Beautiful opening in Brisbane.

A night of unbridled celebration, glorious reunions and sweet memories.  Thankful for this show and these people.

Big thanks to Institchu for making me look decent x

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MADIBA the Musical

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So excited to share that I’ve joined the cast of MADIBA the Musical: celebrating the powerful, inspiring life of Nelson Mandela.

Being South African-born, this resonates with me on a pretty intrinsic level…

Super thankful for the opportunity and look forward to opening in October!

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A ‘Beautiful’ Melbourne Night

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We’ve officially opened Beautiful in Melbourne!  The show went off, the audience were so generous and the best time was had celebrating afterwards.

I’ve said it before…  My mom introduced us to Carole King’s Tapestry when we were kids.  So it’s such a full-circle moment getting to be part of this very special show.

And this particular opening was made that much more special because she came all the way from NZ to be here.  Also, I love that she made the official capture below from the end of the show – all smiles, glitter raining and waving to get my attention x

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Life is a Gift

Not so long ago, I had a blood clot shoot to my right lung, killing off part of it.  Essentially meaning I now live with 1.5 lungs.

It was an experience that left me confronted with my own mortality and with so many questions: why this would happen to someone so fit and healthy, what life’s really about then, whether I’d be able to ever perform again…  Just so many thoughts.

It’s been the first time I’ve publicly shared about what’s been my greatest personal challenge.  I’m extremely grateful to be here and hopeful about the future.  Big thanks to Jonathon Moran and Daily Telegraph.

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Wharf 4 Ward

Barry-Conrad-Wharf4WardHad an ace time performing with my Beautiful family and Dami Im for Sony Foundation’s Wharf 4 Ward event.

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A ‘Beautiful’ Opening Night

Words can’t quite encapsulate how magical Sydney opening night of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical was.

I know it’s early days and we’ve only just begun.  But getting to work with this group of people has been such a dream.  And the love we felt from the audience Sunday night was so tangible.

Can honestly say, I never in a million years could’ve foreseen Beautiful being part of my story.  It’s a milestone moment, not only in my career but in my life.

The gratitude I feel couldn’t be more real x

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Chatting with CelebMix

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About what’s been happening.  Click on the pic to read.

Thanks so much for having me, CelebMix.

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‘Wonder Woman’ Sydney Premiere

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This flick surpassed everything I expected.

Action for days, crazy visuals, clever humour, hot leading lady, all injected with a giant shot of superhero fan-boy realness.

Thanks Warner Bros for having me.

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Photography by Scott Ehler

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King Role a Crowning Glory

I recently had a candid chat with Hills Shire Times and Rouse Hill Times about Beautiful, new music and future goal posts.

Have a read by clicking either one of the articles.

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BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical

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So glad to finally share that I’ve joined the Aussie cast of Broadway hit, BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King musical, as part of American R&B/Soul group, The Drifters!

Growing up, Carole’s Tapestry album was a staple for us (thanks mom).  Who’d of thought that one day I’d get to be part of telling her story?  Man…  Life sure is an adventure.

We open at Sydney Lyric Theatre this September.

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‘GREASE’ Opening Season

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Wow Brisbane.  Over 14,000 of you came out to see us.

Thanks so much for making opening season one to remember.  Grateful.

Newcastle, you’re next.  And to our incredible cast and crew, I miss you already x

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Spotlight Short Film Awards

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Glad to share that 4D, a short film we made a while back, has won a Spotlight Short Film Award in the US.

Congrats to all the team.  It’s a blessing getting to do what you love.  And any kind of recognition for that, big or small, only makes the lining more silver x

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Farewell Hairspray

 

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Farewell Hairspray

We’ve reached the end of Hairspray and words alone can’t explain how I feel.

While having the joy of playing Seaweed J. Stubbs, a lot’s happened.  I’ve grown and changed.  Hit euphoric highs and devastating lows.  Laughed, cried and everything in-between.

The emotions running through me sure are bittersweet, but anchored in only gratitude.

Heartfelt thanks to the whole cast and crew for enriching my life so much this past year.  Because of you, I’ve got a whole new reel of special memories to treasure.

Here’s to even greater days ahead, I love you all x

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Getting Real with Broadway World

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In my first chat with Broadway World, I don’t hold too much back.

So if you don’t mind a some get-real revelations, click on my face and see.

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Cool Has No Colour

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Some great conversation with Theatre People about all things Grease: The Arena Experience.

Click my leather jacket to read on.

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Hills Shire Times

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Wow.  Some more local love.

Thank you so much for your support, Hills Shire Times.

It means the world and I’m truly appreciative.

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Rouse Hill Times

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It means a lot to have the support of my local people.

Thanks Rouse Hill Times for always getting behind me.

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