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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 Sweet Symphony

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Performing The Bush Concert series with Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House was a career milestone and an absolute dream come true.

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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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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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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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Silent Night

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Surprise!  My new Christmas single, Silent Night.

Whether it’s bringing the ones you love together, getting into the festive spirit or just something nostalgic to play while you go about your day, my hope is that this song adds to your life in some way.

You can find it now on iTunes and watch the video below.

Big love x

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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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Raving It Up

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Rave It Up TV, not long before GREASE was announced.

Much was shared.  Not just about what I’m up to career-wise, but my background, thoughts on mental health, the entertainment industry and lots more.  There’s even a cheeky game at the end too.

For anyone wanting a bit more of an in-depth look into what I’m about, this is worth checking out.  You can either watch the interview above, or listen to the podcast here.

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Buzz’d Out Convos

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It’s always good catching up with Theatre Buzz AU.  And this time, it was about show life, dream collabs, new music and the festive season.

Click my mug for the scoop.

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Q&A with RockPop

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Getting up to all sorts with RockPop.

Click the rings to see.

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Had an ace time with CelebMix.

We talked GREASE, super-secret talents and way more.

Tap my head to get the 411.

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