2022 Artists

Philip Quast

Festival Headliner

Philip can be heard in over 15 cast recordings. He now devotes much of his time to directing, writing and teaching at NIDA which includes a close, collaborative, working relationship with Anne-Maree McDonald who he has also paired up with for his concerts and cabarets around Australia.

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Paulini

Festival Headliner

PAULINI has been heralded as one of the finest vocalists and performers to come out of Australia. The Fijian born songstress rose to fame through television screens on the very first season of Australian Idol which thrust her into the spotlight. Making it through to the final four, she won the hearts of a nation with her angelic, five octave range, and engaging personality.

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Chloe Dallimore

Festival Headliner

Chloe is probably best known for her portrayal of Ulla, the Swedish blonde bombshell in "The Producers-The New Mel Brooks Musical" which won her five awards, including the 2005 Helpmann Award.

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Freya List

Freya List is one of Australia’s most unique and versatile story tellers currently working across theatre, film, tv, company works and music. As well as being a prominent choreographer, movement director and educator, she is passionate about fostering community, and has created valuable platforms for dancers to interact and inspire both at home in Melbourne/Naarm and across the world

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Anne-Maree McDonald

Anne-Maree McDonald’s career began when, as a teenager, she performed at the piano, on variety television shows. Anne-Maree left the pop world and went to Victorian College Of The Arts to study opera, before joining The Australian Opera as a very young principal soprano.

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Jennifer Peers

Jennifer Peers is a singing teacher, singer and actor based in Sydney. She works with many of Australia's premier musical theatre performers in her studio and online internationally, as well as teaching singing for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and Brent Street Performing Arts.

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Sian Kelly

Sian is a Melbourne based choreographer and performer with a passion for meaningful movement. Her choreography credits can be seen across stage, film and tv; and include music videos for recording artists Tones and I, Woodes, Maddy Jane, Garret Kato, Sannia, Bree Tranter, Teagan and The Gaze.

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Robin McLeavy

Robin McLeavy is one of Australia’s most celebrated stage actresses having starred opposite Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton in the acclaimed production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE directed by Liv Ullman.

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Amanda Hodder

Described as “magic” by esteemed pianist and accompanist Malcolm Martineau, Amanda has worked as accompanist, vocal coach, pianist and music director with Opera Australia, OzOpera, VCA, Opera Queensland, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

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John X

John has enjoyed an extensive career in corporate entertainment, stage, radio and television in his home state of Tasmania for over 30 years for a variety of companies and organisations. On the mainland stage, John has most recently been playing COWARDLY LION in the Australian touring production of WIZARD OF OZ.

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Tyran Parke

Tyran is a director, singer, producer, educator who runs his own company, Clovelly Fox Productions, is the Head of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) Musical Theatre Program and is the new Executive Producer of the Australian Musical Theatre Festival, in Launceston.

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Lisa Gormley

Lisa Gormley is a proud Tassie Huon Valley resident, professional Actress, Director, Acting Coach and creator of Acting True.

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John O'Hara

John O’Hara is one of the country’s most versatile and in demand performers. Hailing from Perth and a graduate of WAAPA, John recently wowed Tasmanian audiences as Dr Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Show at The Theatre Royal, Hobart for John X Presents.

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Nicole Simms-Farrow

Nicole is a classically trained singer with over 30 years stage experience. A popular artist in Hobart’s Festival of Voices, she headlined the sell-out 80’s Chorus show at the Odeon Theatre, backed by Pete Luscombe and the RockWiz band in 2019.

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Jack Lark

Jack is a theatre director, producer and performer based in Hobart, Tasmania. He curated the sold out event Jack and Gin at the 2021 Australian Musical Theatre Festival.

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Travis Hennessy

Travis is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (PG Dip Voice) and has a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Theatre (UTAS). He is the recipient of two Tasmanian Theatre Awards for Acting (Outstanding Supporting Actor -Killer Joe, 2018; Outstanding Lead Actor - 1984, 2019).

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