ANDREWS : DON WINSOR
Don is excited to make his Australian debut in a role he first played over a decade ago in the USA. Originally from the USA, Don made the move to Australia in September 2015. Don grew up on a farm in Kansas and has performed all over the world in theatrical productions, symphony tours, film and television, cruise, and concert work. Favorite professional credits include over 300 performances as The Beast and about half that many as Gaston in Disney's Beauty and The Beast, Anatoly in Chess, The Phantom in Yeston/Kopit’s Phantom Of The Opera, Chauvelin in The Scarlett Pimpernel, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Sam Carmichael on the national tour of Mamma Mia Harold Hill in The Music Man, Hamlet in Hamlet, and an award Pontius Pilate in several productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. Don has performed as a guest soloist with several orchestras across the USA, toured as baritone soloist for the New Sigmund Romberg Symphony Orchestra, and been featured at corporate events all over the world. Don regularly headlines as a fly-on act for several major cruise lines. Don is also a writer and has been a regular contributor to various blogs and websites as a satirist, columnist, and occasional coffee blogger. Thanks to his agent Peter Derrick with Derrick Talent Elite and a very special thanks to Marina, and to the family on the other side of the world. For more info, visit www.donwinsor.com
CAROLINE: GRETA SHERIFF
Originally from Townsville, North Queensland, Greta graduated from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical voice. Greta is delighted to be rediscovering the ship of dreams in this chamber version, having made her professional debut in the 2006 production of Titanic for Seabiscuit Productions. Since then, Greta has gone on to work on a number of major musicals, with performance credits including the national tour of My Fair Lady (Opera Australia), the first Australian and Asian tours of Wicked (GFO), and the Australian tour of Anything Goes (Opera Australia & GFO). For The Production Company, Greta has appeared in La Cage Aux Folles, Guys and Dolls and The Pirates of Penzance. Most recently, Greta performed in the arena tour of Broadway to Oz: Hugh Jackman Live in Concert. Later this year, Greta will appear in the 60th Anniversary Production of My Fair Lady (Opera Australia & GFO).
CAPTAIN: PAUL BATEY
Paul’s eclectic career has seen him working throughout Australia and internationally in opera, musical theatre and contemporary dance. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, Paul danced with the contemporary dance companies Danceworks (Melbourne),Tasdance (Tasmania), Graffiti Dance Theatre (Ballarat), and 2 Dance Plus (Perth). Paul has performed in numerous musical productions including Les Miserables (an international touring production), My Fair Lady (Victorian State Opera), and The Mikado (Essgee Melodies), Hercules and Disney Dreams (Disney Cruise Lines), and The Boy from Oz (original Australian cast). On the operatic stage, Paul works regularly with Oz Opera, Opera Australia, and the Victorian Opera. Whilst engaged as a soloist for the Nordharzer Stadtebundtheater in Germany, Paul performed numerable roles within operas, musicals and operettas such as Valentine (Kiss of the Spider Woman), Bill Calhoun (Kiss Me Kate) and Frank n Furter in the Rocky Horror Show. Paul has played the Phantom in the Phantom of the Opera for Barbirra Music Theatre and Alphonse Frankenstein in Frankenstein the musical with Williamstown Musical Theatre. In 2015 Paul was in the ensemble for Sweeney Todd with Victorian Opera and joined the improvised musical troupe Impromptunes.
BARRETT: DAVID IRVINE
David studied Musical Theatre at University of Ballarat Arts Academy under wonderful tutors such as Ross Hall, Trevor Jones and Shaun Murphy. Whilst at Ballarat David performed such roles as Vittorio in Sweet Charity and The Mason in Working. Upon graduating David joined the award winning Brainstorm Productions Company touring Australia with the innovative shows Buddies 2 (Charlie) and Cyberia (Tim and Alex). In 2014 David performed in the national China tour of Four Seasons In One Night. Since then David has been seen role of Chris Scott in Footlight Productions’ Miss Saigon and most recently Ben in Connect Four a new Australian Musical. In 2016 has been touring alongside Bobby Fox in the Australian tour of Four Seasons In One Night. David is really excited to be joining the cast of Titanic in the iconic role of Barrett, his first production for StageArt.
CHARLES: MATTHEW HYDE
Born and raised in Perth, Matthew started learning the piano from a young age. After graduating from the University of Western Australia with a bachelor's degree in Conservation Biology, Matthew decided to follow his passion for music with a Certificate of Music Theatre course at WAAPA. After the completion of this certificate he was then accepted into the Bachelor’s course the following year. Since then he has performed as a vocalist at a variety of Perth venues including the Perth Concert Hall and the Government House Ballroom.During his time at WAAPA, Matthew was featured as Father (God) in Children of Eden [dir. Adam Mitchell], Mr. Cladwell in Urinetown [dir. James Millar] and Prof. Callahan in Legally Blonde [dir. Jason Langley]. Matthew also appeared in the Classical Voice department’s Opera productions of Little Women [dir. Adam Mitchell] as Mr. Brooke, and Midsummer Night’s Dream [dir. Rachel McDonald/MD. Richard Gill] as Demetrius.
FARRELL: SAM BENNETT
Samuel graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts with a BA Fine Arts (Music Theatre) in 2014. He has enjoy a myriad of performance opportunities, both local and abroad. His theatre credits include Monty/Guitarist in Saturday Night Fever (StageArt), Male Swing in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Vic Theatre Co.) Percy Cavill in Out Of The Blue, A Swimming Musical, Young & Jacksons (45Downstairs). He toured China for “The China Broadway Gala”, and performs Opera-Broadway- Jazz with Fusion Vocal Group for Royal
Caribbean, Celebrity and Crystal Cruises. Whilst at VCA, he performed as ‘Will Parker’ in Oklahoma, (dir. Gary Young), ‘Balladeer’ in Assassins, (dir. Sally Bourne), ‘General Bullmoose’ in Li’l Abner, (dir. Martin Croft). Samuel is also a keen musician and composer, lending his talents to Pop/Rock acts, theatrical stage bands and theatrical music direction. He wishes to thank his family for their unshaken love and support and is delighted to return to StageArt for Titanic.
KATE MCGOWEN: ROSABELLE ELLIOT
Born and raised in New Zealand, Rosabelle made the move across the Tasman to study a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at WAAPA. During her time at WAAPA, Rosabelle played the roles of Hope Cladwell in Urinetown [dir. James Millar], Miss Gardner in Carrie [dir. Crispin Taylor], Aphra in Children of Eden [dir. Adam Mitchell] and Whitney/Elle’s Mum in Legally Blonde [dir. Jason Langley]. She is thrilled to be a part of StageArt’s Titanic.
EDGAR: HARLEY MORRISON
Harley began his performing career at the ripe age of 6, playing the cornet in his primary school band - because the trumpet was too heavy for him hold. He used his talents to win hearts and earn money by busking at local shopping centres, where My Heart Will Go On from the movie of Titanic was always a crowd pleaser. Skip past his high school years and Harley is out of the band pit and performing on stage. He has featured in Elvis Leaves his Mark! (Dancer, Quartet Singer), toured to Adelaide with Once on this Island Jr. (Daniel’s Father) and performed in The Memoirs of Hannah Pullar (Dancer). Harley studied a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) at Federation University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat, where his credits include Smash Hit (MC1), Urinetown: The Musical (Mr McQueen), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ching Ho) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Thomas Purcell, Male Swing). He also wrote his own cabaret Don’t Mention The “N” Word and was directed by Nancye Hayes OAM in Romance, Riches and Rebellion (Rafaello Carboni). Harley’s screen credits include The Dr Blake Mysteries, City Homicide, As The Bell Rings, and the music video for Vance Joy’s Georgia.
MURDOCH: JAMES BROWN
James Brown feels good about returning to the stage in StageArt's Titanic, but you knew that he would. Inspired by his amazing students in their acclaimed recent production of Sweet Charity, he decided it was finally time to get back to performing as well as teaching (VCE Theatre Studies and Head of Performing Arts). Previous stage credits include London tours of Night Fright and Hooray for Hollywood, Twelfth Night Theatre’s Carousel, and Melbourne productions of My Fair Lady, Les Miserables and RENT. He is excited to be collaborating with such a talented group of people on this beautifully written musical.
ISMAY: JON SEBASTION
Jon has been performing for over 25 years along the east coast of Australia from Cairns to Melbourne. A regular on the Melbourne theatre scene, highlights include: WICKED (Dr Dillamond-2016), The Boy from Oz (Peter Allen-2008), Singin’ in the Rain (Don Lockwood-1998) all with CLOC Musical Theatre with others including Les Miserables (Enjolras), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere-Guild nomination) and Tick, Tick, ..BOOM! (Jon-Guild nomination). Jon is very excited to make his debut with StageArt having enjoyed watching every production staged to date. Titanic is one of Jon's all time favourite scores and being in this production ticks yet another item off that forever growing bucket list.
KATE MURPHEY: MOLLY FISHER
Molly Fisher is a recent graduate from the Arts Academy in Ballarat. Her credits whilst at the Arts Academy include Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie; Soupy Sue in Urinetown, as well as productions of Smash Hit and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. During her final year, Molly’s cabaret, Going Overboard, had successful season in Ballarat and Melbourne. She also had the honour to be directed by Nancye Hayes OAM as a lead in Riches, Romance and Rebellion for the Music Theatre Educators Alliance in Perth. Her other credits include Anonymous, a series of monologues showcased in collaboration with La Mama Mobile Season and various TVCs. Most recently, Molly entertained children all over the nation in Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom – Live on Stage with Life Like Touring.
FLEET: ALEX THOMPSON
Born and raised in Tasmania, Alex was involved with Theatre from a young age. Alex has been involved in a wide range of Theatre across Tasmania and has fond memories of his performing career back home. As his love for Theatre grew, in 2013 Alex moved to Western Australia to pursue his Musical Theatre studies at WAAPA. Now a 2015 WAAPA Musical Theatre graduate Alex has moved to Melbourne to pursue his Musical Theatre career. WAAPA credits include; Children Of Eden (Adam Mitchell) Urinetown (James Millar) Legally Blonde (Jason Langley) Carrie (Crispin Taylor) Fair Dinkum (echelon productions). Alex was apart of Matthew Lee Robinsons 2013 draft 6 workshop of 'Atlantis'. This is Alex's first musical post his time at WAAPA and he has thoroughly enjoyed the rehearsal process and working close with the creative team and cast and StageArt.
LIGHTOLLER: TIMOTHY LANCASTER
Born and raised in Tangambalanga, country Victoria, and a graduate of Charles Sturt University’s Bachelor of Acting (Stage and Screen) Wagga Wagga, Tim has had a passion for the arts since a very young age. At CSU Tim played various roles, including Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet, Andrey Prozorov in The Three Sisters, and Thomas Putnam/Ezekiel Cheever/Deputy Governor Danforth in The Cruciable. While studying, Tim was also involved in Legally Blonde: The Musical (Wagga Civic Theatre Productions) playing Warner, and Mary Poppins (Bidgee Theatre Productions) playing Bert, for which he was nominated for a Canberra Area Theatre award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical. He also played Simon Bliss in Hay Fever, and Johnny Dowd in Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll, both for SoAct in Wagga Wagga. Since moving to Melbourne at the beginning of 2016 to take a chance at fulfilling his dream of becoming a full time actor, Tim has starred in The Lizard Of Oz (Crow Crow Productions), which made its debut in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where he played Leonardo De Emu and Big Red Kangaroo, and he feels incredibly blessed to be able to work alongside such a talented group of people on this show for his StageArt debut. Tim would like to thank his family for their unending support, particularly his parents for essentially funding his dream, and for never giving up on him along the way.
KATE MULLINS: MATILDA MORAN
Matilda graduated WAAPA in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre, and has since featured as
Patty Simcox in Squabbalogic’s The Original Grease and Ruby Rae in The Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas. Previously to her life in Perth, she performed in the Sydney School’s
Spectacular as a featured artist from 2008-11 where she was awarded the UWS Scholarship
for Performance. After graduating the Talent Development Project, she went on to complete an
8-month contract as headline singer with MSC Cruises/ Bor Productions. During her time at WAAPA, Matilda featured as Margaret White in Carrie: The Musical, Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde: The Musical, Yonah in Children of Eden, and Mrs Millenium/ Vocal Captain in Urinetown: The Musical. She also performed in Matthew Lee Robinson’s Draft 6 of Atlantis as Lyra, and in Tim Cuniffe and Brendan Hanson’s workshop of Between the Lines. In her 2 nd year at WAAPA, Matilda was awarded the inaugural John Cowdell Music Theatre Award for her performance in West Side Story and was a finalist in the Julie Michael Cabaret Competition. Raised as a musician from a young age, Matilda gained her LTCL on clarinet and has also enjoyed singing Jazz with James Morrison at many festivals.
IDA: AMANDA STEVENSON
Amanda has over thirty years of experience in musical theatre and opera. Most recently she has performed for The Tallis Foundation with Opera Su Presto (Mrs Hari, in The Persian Princes, The Duchess, in The Gallant Gondoliers, and Buttercup/Katisha in
The Pirates of Portsea). She previously performed in Titanic in Concert twice, first in Ballarat in 2012 as Charlotte Cardoza, a production mounted to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and then again in 2004 in Canberra (SUPA Productions). She has also performed in recent years as The Housekeeper in Man of La Mancha (CLOC Music Theatre), Mrs Pearce in My Fair Lady, Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast, and Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music (NOVA Music Theatre), as Buttercup in HMS Pinafore (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria),and Lady Griddlebone in Cats (Canberra Philharmonic). Prior to that Amanda performed in many of the old time classics including Hello Dolly, Oliver, Oklahoma and South Pacific as well as in principal roles in many of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas. Amanda’s upcoming engagements include Les Liaisons Miserable with Opera Su Presto (2016), and she is slated to perform as Dame Nellie Melba in a musical play for debut performances in 2017.
ISIDOR: BARRY MITCHELL
Barry is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and his career spans more than thirty years. His stage credits include Driving Miss Daisy (2013 Australian tour), The Seafarer (2014 Australian premiere), Breathing Corpses, The End of Civilization, Four Dogs and a Bone and Human Resources. Stage Musical credits include Dirty Dancing (2014/15 Australian Tour), Promises Promises, The Boy From Oz, Mame, Call Me Madam, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Mack and Mabel, Anything Goes, The Music Man, Prodigal Son, A New Brain, Is there Life after High School, Man
of La Mancha and the Melbourne Premiere of Hello Again. Barry performed in two seasons of Prodigal Son, creating the role of Harry in the world premiere of this new Australian Musical. Opera performances include the Australian Premiere of Tchaikovsky’s lolanta, Rimsky- Korsakov’s Maynight, Brittens Albert Herring and the tenor solos of Bach’s St Johns Passion. Television credits include Barracuda, Neighbours, Marshal Law, Good Morning Australia, The Midday Show, and Hey, Hey it’s Saturday. Barry spent many years touring with Cabaret group Vocamotion and also in the Breakfast slot on Radio 3XY.
ALICE: CASEY WITHOOS
Born and raised in Melbourne, Casey studied for a Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice) at The University of Melbourne. This is her first production with Stageart, and she is absolutely thrilled, and impossibly grateful, to be part of such a wonderful show. Previous credits include Pirates of Penzance; Hair!; Barnum; Company; (Boilerhouse Theatre). Sweeney Todd; Spamalot; Xanadu; (Mount Players Theatre). Twelfth Night (Australian Shakespeare Company, Bravehearts 2.0). Television credits include The Voice Australia and Voices Reaching Out (Shine Media, Channel 9)
BRIDE: JOEL GRANGER
Born and raised in New Zealand, Joel is a recent graduate of the WAAPA Music Theatre course. During his time there, Joel was featured as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde: The Musical, Japheth in Children of Eden, Glad Hand in West Side Story, and was the vocal captain in Carrie: The Musical. Joel was also featured in the development of two Australian works: Tim Cunniffe and Brendan Hanson's Between the Lines, and as the lead role of Theo in Matthew Lee Robinson's Atlantis. Joel was the recipient of the 2014 Warnock Award for Most Promising Second Year Student and in 2015 was the winner of the Julie Michael Award for Musical Cabaret and the Leslie Anderson Award for his final showcase performance. Joel made his Melbourne debut earlier this year as Bernstein in Doorstep Arts' production of Dogfight and later this year will be playing the role of Tobias Ragg in NZ Opera's touring production of Sweeney Todd.
ETCHES: CHRISTOPHER SOUTHALL
Christopher began his musical training at Geraldton Senior College, in regional Western Australia. Shortly after graduating, he completed the Certificate II in Musical Theatre at WAAPA. He then spent one year at Principal Academy of Dance, in Perth, followed by a Bachelor of Arts (Musical Theatre) at Federation University, Ballarat. Christopher’s most recent highlight is performing at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Botanic Gardens for Godspell Reimagined, where he played Jesus. He has also performed two seasons with the Australian Shakespeare Company as Otter, Head Chief Rabbit and Weasel in Wind In The Willows. He has also toured four times with Meerkat Productions. Christopher’s featured roles at Federation University have included Christopher West in When Midnight Strikes, Moritz Steifel, in Spring Awakening, Herr Shultz in Cabaret.
BELL BOY: ADAM DI MARTINO
Before studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) at Victorian College of the Arts, Adam had been involved in several musical theatre productions in his hometown of Geelong, including Marius in Les Miserable (dir. Chris Parker), Shark in West Side Story (dir. Martin Croft) and The Cat in the Hat in Suessical the Musical (dir. Amanda Calderwood). Performing from a young age, he has had numerous singing teachers and has completed his grade 6 in classical voice. Over the course of his three years at VCA, Adam has played the roles of Old Man Strong in Urinetown (dir. Alistair Smith), Ricko in Nick Enright’s Property of the Clan (dir. Danielle Carter) and in his final production at VCA, played Mac in 42nd Street (dir. Gary Young). He was also a featured soloist in John Bucchino’s Grateful concert. Having graduated only last year, Adam has recently finished his first professional show in the sold out Brisbane season of Strictly Gershwin. Directed/Choreographed by Derek Deane, Bill Simpson and Li Cunxin, he performed as a Guest Artist/Tapper in the Queensland Ballet show. Adam is also a part of the Melbourne tap duo called TAP.JACK who perform at functions and gigs around the Melbourne area.