L.P. I started performing about 13 years ago in my final year of high school at The Norwood-Morialta High School. I have always played musical instruments (piano and then trombone!) but started singing when I was 17, with lessons from the wonderful Brian Gilbertson. I have since also been singing with David Gauci over the past few years, who has truly inspired me and pushed me to believe in myself; showing me that you can achieve anything if you work hard enough! My first amateur theatre show was HMC’s 42nd Street, in 2004, where I worked my feet raw to learn tap dancing in three months. For several years after that I did as many shows as I could with as many different companies, watching and learning from back row of the chorus & having the opportunity to play smaller roles opposite some wonderful performers. Since then, I have been very grateful to those who have given me the opportunity to play some wonderful “leading man” roles over the past 3-4 years, such as Sonny Malone in Xanadu, Fabrizio Nacarelli in The Light In The Piazza, Elliott Garfield in The Goodbye Girl and Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, which was my first non-musical.
Performances: October 6, 8, 11, 13 and 15 @ 8pm October 9 @ 3pm
Where: Concordia College Drama Centre, 24 Winchester Street, Highgate.
Tickets: Adult $32 / Concession $27 / Child (under 12) $22
Bookings: trybooking.com/LUOQ (general admission)
Interview by Brian Godfrey