Meet the lineup
Matt is best known for his acclaimed performance in the role of Bert for Disney and Cameron Macintosh's production of Mary Poppins in Australia, New Zealand and on the UK and International tour. He won the prestigious 2011 Helpmann Award in Australia for ‘Best Male Actor in a Musical’ for this role.
He has played roles in such shows as RENT, Grease: The Arena Spectacular, Oh! What a Night, Miss Saigon, Hot Shoe Shuffle, The Witches of Eastwick, Hugh Jackman's: The Boy From OZ, Singin' in the Rain and We Will Rock You.
When not in the cast of a musical, Matt can be found on stage with fellow Australian leading men Ben Mingay, Luke Kennedy, Rob Mills and Michael Falzon in Swing On This, a show of reworked classic swing and popular music arranged for an 18 piece big band.
Behind the scenes Matt has been building an impressive CV as a creative for some years now. He has worked in a creative capacity with Paula Abdul, Hugh Jackman, Kenny Ortega and Ben Elton.
He has choreographed for Hilary Duff, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Marcia Hines, Human Nature and Ricky Martin.
On screen, he has been resident choreographer on multiple seasons of The Voice AU and Australia's Got Talent. He has also choreographed multiple Australian award shows including The TV Week Logie Awards, The AACTA's and The Helpmann's.
Most recently Matt choreographed The Fix, a musical by John Dempsey and Dana Rowe which was performed by the BA Musical Theatre graduating class of 2018 at The Guildford School of Acting.
Since graduating from WAAPA in 2006, Lucy has cemented her reputation as one of Australia’s musical theatre leading ladies. Most recently Lucy finished the Australian premiere production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, playing songwriter Cynthia Weil. Prior to this she was on tour in New Zealand, Adelaide and Perth in Matilda: The Musical, where she played the endearing Miss Honey and was nominated for a 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Lucy starred in the critically-acclaimed Australian première of Heathers: The Musical, playing queen mean girl Heather Chandler. She created the role of Patty in the new Australian musical Ladies in Black, (QTC/MTC) and starred in Grease as Rizzo (Gordon Frost Organisation) earning Helpmann, Glug and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for the show’s Australian and Asian tour. Lucy also created the role of Lara in the world première of Doctor Zhivago (GFO; Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for Best Actress in a Musical). Other career highlights include: Georgia Hendricks in Curtains (The Production Company); Cinderella in Into the Woods (Victorian Opera; Helpmann and Green Room Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical); Gertrude Lawrence in Noël and Gertie (CDP; Glugs Award for Best Actress in a Musical); Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (STC/Malthouse/Victorian Opera); Janet in The Rocky Horror Show (TML Enterprises); Emma Carew in Jekyll & Hyde (TML Enterprises); Anne Egerman in A Little Night Music (Opera Australia); Carly in Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty (Darlinghurst Theatre); Young Mary O’Hara in The Harp on the Willow (Malcolm Cooke & Associates), and Gale Edwards’ New Rocky Horror Show (New Theatricals/Dainty). Lucy’s one-woman show Irving Berlin: Songs in the Key of Black toured Australia and received rave reviews. Her album is available on iTunes.
Nancye Hayes AM is one of Australia’s favourite theatrical actresses. She is an accomplished actor, dancer, singer, choreographer and director. She began her career with J.C. Williamson Theatres Ltd as a chorus member in My Fair Lady. She went on to star in many major musical productions including Sweet Charity, Chicago, Sweeney Todd, Guys & Dolls and 42nd Street.
Most recently Nancye performed in Brigadoon for The Production Company. Other credits include Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks with Todd McKenney for the Ensemble Theatre, Jerry’s Girls (The Production Company), Sondheim on Sondheim (Manilla Street Productions), as Ruth in Pirates of Penzance (Harvest Rain), as Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest (State Theatre Company SA), in Beyond Desire (Neil Rutherford Productions/Hayes Theatre Co), as Miss Hannigan in the Australian Tour of Annie (The Gordon Frost Organisation), and in Grey Gardens, Follies, Oklahoma, Music Man, Funny Girl (The Production Co.), Murderers (Ensemble), A Little Night Music and My Fair Lady (Opera Australia).
Nancye Hayes has made a significant contribution as a theatre director. Her credits include The Boy from Oz, Sweet Charity, Gypsy (The Production Co.), Crazy for You and The World Goes Round (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts), Australia’s Leading Ladies Concert (Brisbane Festival), The Wizard of Oz (GFO/SEL/Macks Entertainment), Noel & Gertie (Christine Dunstan Productions). Most recently Nancye directed And the World Goes Around for the Western Academy of Performing Arts.
Nancye has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from The Green Room Awards, The Sydney Theatre Awards and The Helpmann Awards.
Blake can currently be seen as Elder Price in the premier Australian company of The Book of Mormon.
Blake’s recent roles include Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof (TML), Anthony Hope in Sweeney Todd (Victorian Opera), Edward Lyons in Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), Anthony Pemberton in Beyond Desire (Neil Rutherford Productions) and Lt. Joseph Cable in South Pacific (Opera Australia/GFO). Other theatre credits: Tony in Masterclass (LeftBauer Prods), Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Belvoir), Pat Matthews inMoonshadow (Cat Stevens/Sue Farrelly Productions), Snowboy in West Side Story(ATG), Jekyll and Hyde (TML),The Boy From Oz Arena Spectacular with Hugh Jackman (Gannon/Fox) and Dirty Dancing (Jacobsen Entertainment).
In 2018 Blake produced and performed his solo show and released his Debut EP Blake Bowden : Straight From The Hart featuring the reimagined songs of Rodgers and Hart (Noosa Alive!). Blake has also appeared in concert with The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (R.U.G), The Sound of Rodgers (Stuart Maunder) and Musical Melodies in the Park (City of Stonnington). In 2014 and 2016, Blake starred as Mario Lanza, alongside Phil Scott in the cabaret MARIO (Adelaide Cabaret Festival/Hayes Theatre/Canberra Theatre/Noosa Alive!).
Screen roles include Young Jack in the film The Dam, Brusco in Home and Away, Mr & Mrs Murder, The Chaserand as the Young Boy Pirate in The Wiggles Movie. In 2011 Blake was the winner of The Rob Guest Endowment Award and in 2013 Blake received the Gertrude Johnson Fellowship at The Opera Studio Melbourne.
Award-winning artist and producer Catherine Alcorn is “a jewel in the crown of Australian cabaret” (ADELAIDE NOW), renowned for her powerhouse vocals and razor sharp wit.
Most recently, Catherine was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award and Broadway World Award in the Best Cabaret Production category for her new show CATHARTIC and starred in the Australian premiere of the off-broadway cult hit 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche.
Earlier this year, Catherine made her triumphant US debut, selling out five cities across the States in her most famous role as The Divine Miss Bette. The show will debut at the Sydney Opera House this August.
Best known for her side splitting portrayal as Bette Midler, Catherine has entertained thousands across the country in her smash hit show which has continued to break box office records all over Australia.
Catherine has headlined and appeared in the world’s most celebrated festivals includingAdelaide Cabaret Festival, Sydney Festival, Tasmania’s Festival of Voices and Perth Fringe Festival. Internationally, Catherine has performed in New York, LA and Hong Kong.
Catherine’s vivacious personality led to her appointment as the inaugural Noosa Long Weekend Festival Ambassador for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015.
As a songwriter, Catherine topped the Triple J Unearthed Dance Charts with her former band The Gauge Breakers at position #1 ("Electric Funk") and #3 ("Next Town Sentrino”).
An experienced presenter and model, Catherine has appeared on and hosted a variety of high profile events including Foxtel’s TVSN and Seven’s The Morning Show.
A passionate fundraiser, Catherine has led and been involved in multiple campaigns, most notably in 2012 when she produced FLOODLIGHT raising over $20,000 for the victims of the devastating QLD floods, and in 2016 with FROM SYDNEY WITH LOVE at Sydney Town Hall raising over $70,000 for the victims and families of the heartbreaking Orlando shootings.
In 2017, Catherine toured her critically acclaimed stage show Go Your Own Way: The Story of Christine McVie and launched the inaugural Cabaret In The Glen Festival at Sydney’s Glen Street Theatre in the role as Artistic Director.
Stephen will next be seen as the aspiring Olympic swimmer Alexander Shkuratov in the Australian tour of Muriel’s Wedding.
His theatre credits include Alan in Torch Song Trilogy (Darlinghurst Theatre Company), Patrick in the Australian Premiere of The View UpStairs (Hayes Theatre), Alexander Shkuratov in the World Premiere of Muriel’s Wedding the Musical (STC), Ruckly in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Sport for Jove), J.D. in the Australian Premiere tour of Heathers (Showwork) and Mark in Rent (Hayes Theatre).
After winning the TDP/ ASCAP Bound for Broadway Scholarship he travelled to New York to perform at Birdland and Don’t Tell Mama and was subsequently invited to return to the U.S. to headline a concert in ASCAP’s Broadway Tomorrow series at the Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C.
He is a three time Sydney Theatre Award nominee (Best Actor in a Musical - Rent, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Heathers and Best Newcomer).
He appears in the independent film Marley, Someone and the short films Maidens, A Bigger Splash, Organic and A Place in Space and Time. Television credits include Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries and Dr. Max.