John X

We are absolutely thrilled to have John join us again onstage and as Festival Artistic Director at this years Australian Musical Theatre Festival!

John has enjoyed an extensive career in corporate entertainment, stage, radio television and film, for nearly 30 years, for a variety of companies and organizations in Australia and overseas. 


Professional roles include Pumbaa in Lion King, Mr Braithwaite in Billy Elliot, Spider in Jeckyll & Hyde, Stewpot in South Pacific, Dick Woollnough in Boy from Oz and Mitch in Threepenny Opera to name a few. 


He is a popular MC, an Australia Day Ambassador, a finalist in 2015 Tasmanian Australian of the year, co-founder and Chairman of Hobart independent actor’s company Blue Cow Theatre Inc. AND a broadcaster on ABC local radio.


John has just finished touring Australia, playing the cowardly Lion, in the London Palladium production of Wizard of Oz, starring in We Will Rock You at Hobart’s Theatre Royal and in Allo Allo and Bawdy Pantos' Bumbelina at the Playhouse. He has just finished wowing audiences as Toad of Toad Hall in Wind in the Willows at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.