Simon Gleeson

Find Simon at the festival

We are absolutely thrilled to have Simon join us at this years Australian Musical Theatre Festival!

Simon was awarded the 2015 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Male Actor in a Musical’ for his performance as ‘Jean Valjean’ in Les Misérables. He has received a further two Helpmann Award Nominations, multiple Green Room Award and Sydney Theatre Award Nominations for his work.


Simon was also a Creative Consultant on the 2017 film ‘The Greatest Showman’.

Simon’s theatre credits include:

- Les Misérables – West End, London (Cameron Macintosh Ltd London)
- Les Misérables – Australia (Cameron Macintosh Australia)

- Chess (The Production Company)

- Curtains (The Production Company)

- Oklahoma! (The Production Company)

- Love Never Dies (Gustave Stage Productions)

- A Little Night Music (Victorian Opera)

- Splinter (Griffin Theatre Company)

- An Ideal Husband, Hay Fever and Rupert (Melbourne Theatre Company)

- Southwark Fair (Royal National Theatre, London)

- Harbour and The Republic of Myopia (Sydney Theatre Company)

- Imagine This (New London Theatre, West End)

- The Far Pavilions (Shaftesbury Theatre, West End)

- Certified Male (Edinburgh Festival)

- Three Sides

- The Silver Lake (Wexford Festival, Ireland) 

- Shoes (Sadler’s Wells)


Screen credits: City Homicide, Neighbours, Blue Heelers and Seachange, EastEnders (BBC Kombat Opera (BBC 2), My Life In Ruins.

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