Becoming Bill’s Rachael Beck and Bradley McCaw

The Fame Reporter interviewed composer Bradley McCaw and incredible Australian theatre performer, Rachael Beck who star in a brand new musical composed by Bradley McCaw entitled ‘Becoming Bill‘ playing at Brisbane Powerhouse from 14 – 25 August.

We talked to Bradley and Rachael about their experience creating a new Australian musical, what audiences can expect from ‘Becoming Bill’ and more.

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The Prom Musical: Gabi Campo

Broadway Series: Unsung Heroes of Theatre

As part of our ‘Unsung heroes of theatre’ Broadway Series, ‘The Fame Reporter’ interviewed the gifted and dedicated triple threat, Gabi Campo. She is currently starring as a Swing covering 10+ ensemble parts and understudies the lead roles of Emma and Alyssa in the fan favourite original Broadway musical, ‘The Prom‘.

We talked to Gabi about her Broadway Debut, juggling being a swing and understudy, how this beautiful show changed her life and more.

Read more here.

Zirk! Circus Producer: Andrew Guild

The Fame Reporter interviewed iconic Australian entertainment producer, Andrew Guild.

Andrew Guild is thrilled to be bringing ‘The Big Top Spectacular – Zirk! Circus’ to Brisbane in August. Combining the thrills and fun of Russia’s finest circus traditions with all the skills and daring of today’s new age circus heroes, ZIRK! Circus – The Big Top Spectacular is coming to Australia for the first time. 

We talked to Andrew about what types of acts inspire him, his Russian Circus scene experience, what audiences can expect from Zirk! Circus and more.

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PUFFS’ Angelina Thomson

The Fame Reporter interviewed Australian up and coming theatre star, Angelina Thomson. Angelina is excited to be stepping into the shoes of Megan Jones in PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic at Brisbane Powerhouse from 23 August to 15 September.

We talked to Angelina about the most challenging and rewarding parts of being in PUFFS, her theatre career so far, her experience at the Queensland Conservatorium and more.

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Yank! the musical’s Eli Cooper

The Fame Reporter interviewed versatile musical theatre performer Eli Cooper, who will play Artie in Understudy Productions musical, Yank! part of MELT: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture Brisbane Powerhouse from 4 – 14 July 2019.

We talked to Eli about his experience in YANK the musical, his love of dance, his dream roles and more.

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Wicked’s Antonia Marr

The Fame Reporter interviewed versatile stage actress Antonia Marr. Antonia is thrillified to be heading back to the land of Oz in Matt Ward Entertainment’s Wicked the musical at HOTA on the Gold Coast and cannot wait to create some havoc in the east!

We talked to Antonia about her role as The Wicked Witch of the East, what it’s like performing at Disneyland, what audiences can expect from Wicked and more.

Read more here.

Any Moment’s John O’Hara

The Fame Reporter interviewed Australia’s own John O’Hara, who will perform in the launch of a brand new musical concept album for composer Bradley McCaw entitled ‘Any Moment.’ The launch concert will take place at Melbourne’s Chapel Off Chapel on the 25 and 26 June. Soon thereafter he will continue as Ned Schneebly in the Australian tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘School of Rock’ musical!

We talked to John about his involvement in the ‘Any moment’ concert, his role in the Australian tour of ‘School of rock’, his dream roles and more.

Read more here.

Tony Award Nominee Megan Hilty


The Fame Reporter interviewed the one and only Tony Award® Nominee, Broadway sensation, Megan Hilty! Following her sold-out concert Australian tour in 2016, Megan Hilty will return to Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC’s) Concert Hall, Brisbane.

The bubbly, talented performer talked to us about her exciting return concert tour in Australia, what audiences can expect from her new show, her new ‘Lifetime’ film ‘Patsy and Loretta’ and more.

Read more here.

Australian stage performer Josh Piterman


The Fame Reporter interviewed the talented Australian stage performer, Josh Piterman who is about to embark on his national concert tour, beginning at the Eternity Playhouse in Sydney on 8 June, heading to the Cremorne Theatre, QPAC in Brisbane on 20 June and concluding his debut tour on 22 June in Melbourne at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda!

We talked to Josh about his brand-new Australian concert tour, his debut album, his musical influences, the incredible theatre career he has carved for himself and more.

Read more here.

English Baroque with Circa’s Soprano, Jane Sheldon


The Fame Reporter interviewed American-Australian Soprano performer, Jane Sheldon, she is about to star in Circa and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s latest collaboration – English Baroque performing at QPAC on 21 May.

We talked to Jane about her career so far, her experience working with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, what we can expect from this new show and more.

Read more here.

The Women of ‘School of Rock’ Musical
– Amy Lehpamer, Nadia Komazec and Markesha McCoy 


The Fame Reporter interviewed the three leading women of ‘School of Rock’ musical Australian Tour, Amy Lehpamer (Principal Rosalie Mullins), Nadia Komazec (Patty Di Marco) and Markesha McCoy (Ms Steinkopf ) ahead of the Brisbane season of the Broadway blockbuster – based on the hit 2003 Jack Black film.

We talked to Amy, Nadia and Markesha about their love of performing, how much fun it is working with the talented kids, what they hope audiences take away from this rockin’ show and more.

Read more here.

Parting the Red Curtains Jan van de Stool (Queenie van de Zandt)

The Fame Reporter interviewed Australia’s theatrical comedy queen, Queenie van de Zandt. She is embodying her infamous alter-ego – Jan van de Stool, in her hilarious new show at the Brisbane Comedy Festival, ‘Parting the Red Curtains.’

We talked to Queenie about what Brisbane audiences will love about her new show, the origin of her character Jan, advice Jan imparts on her self-help clients and more.

Read more here.

Dear Evan Hansen’s Michael Lee Brown


Our final feature in the Broadway Series features an interview with the incredibly talented Michael Lee Brown. He is currently starring as the Alternate Evan Hansen and understudies Connor and Jared in the Tony Award winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen Broadway.

We talked to Michael about his Broadway Debut, his last minute understudy performances, how this genius show has impacted him and more.

Read more here.

Jersey Boys’ Ryan Gonzalez


The Fame Reporter interviewed the charismatic and insanely talented Australian actor, Ryan Gonzalez who is currently portraying one of history’s greatest performers, Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys at QPAC.

We talked to Ryan about his reaction when he landed the role in the infamous musical, what Frankie Valli has taught him, his Founding Father dream role and more.

Read more here

Sweet Charity’s Andy Cook


The Fame Reporter interviewed the wonderfully talented Australian actor, Andy Cook who will play famous Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal in Understudy Production’s Sweet Charity at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

We talked to Andy about his love of musical theatre, his role in Sweet Charity and his advice for aspiring performers.

Read more here

King Kong Broadway’s Eliza Ohman and Ashley Andrews

The Company of KING KONG Photo by Matthew Murphy

The Fame Reporter interviewed the incomparable Broadway performers who currently star in King Kong Broadway, Eliza Ohman (Assistant Dance Captain and Ensemble member) and Ashley Andrews (Dance Captain and Swing)

We talked to Eliza and Ashley about their love of dancing, juggling their roles as dance captains with their onstage tracks in this beast of a show and more.

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Lisa Hanley


The Fame Reporter interviewed brilliant Australian actress Lisa Hanley. Lisa is thrilled to be playing the quirky traveler Andy in the brand-new original Australian musical presented by La Boite Theatre Company in association with Brisbane Powerhouse, Neon Tiger.

We talked to Lisa about her love of performing, her role in Neon Tiger and the rehearsal process, how she enjoys the Australian theatre scene and more.

Read more here

Duncan Rock

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The Fame Reporter interviewed Opera baritone and performer, Duncan Rock, he is about to play the title role of Don Giovanni in Opera Queensland’s new production.

We talked to Duncan about his career so far, playing Don Giovanni for a 21st century audience, how his outlook on the role has changed and more.

Read more here

David Harris


The Fame Reporter interviewed incredible Australian actor, David Harris, he is currently starring as Tick in the 10th-anniversary production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert earning his 4th Helpmann Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

We talked to David about his career in the musical theatre world, the rewards and challenges about playing Tick, the comparisons between performing in America and Australia and more.

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Stephie Da Silva


The Fame Reporter interviewed rising musical theatre performer, Stephie Da Silva. Stephie is so excited to be involved in Old Fashioned Production Company’s Original Concept Recording of a new musical, ‘Any Moment’ with Music and Lyrics by Bradley McCaw.

We spoke to Stephie about her career in musical theatre thus far, her involvement in the new concept recording ‘Any Moment’, her love for theatre in Brisbane and more.

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Jacqui McLaren


The Fame Reporter interviewed up and coming Brisbane musical theatre actress,

Jacqui Mclaren. Jacqui is so excited to be playing the young, naive and complicated Wendla in Underground Broadway’s production of Spring Awakening playing at

Metro Arts, Brisbane from 23 August.

We talked to Jacqui about her career thus far in the theatre industry including her reaction when being cast in the coming of age musical, Spring Awakening, her dream roles, what inspires her, what she loves about Brisbane theatre and more.

Read more here

Paul Dyer

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The Fame Reporter interviewed Founder and Artistic Director of The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. His new show will take Brisbane audiences on a mystical adventure in Karakorum: A Medieval Musical Journey.

We talked to Paul about the most challenging and rewarding aspects of rehearsing the concert, how David Wenham became the narrator, what drew him to bring the ensemble La Camera delle Lacrime to Australia and more!

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Mat Verevis

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The Fame Reporter interviewed Australian singer and actor Mat Verevis. He is currently portraying the iconic Barry Mann in the current Australian touring company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

We talked to Mat about his reaction when he landed the role of Barry Mann in his professional musical theatre debut, dream roles, experience on ‘The Voice’, inspirations in music and more!

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Joshua Broadbent

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The Fame Reporter interviewed Joshua Broadbent, Assistant Stage Manager of the current Australian touring company of the much loved classic – The Wizard of Oz.

We talked to Joshua about his daily life as an Assistant Stage Manager, his reaction when he booked the job touring with The Wizard of Oz company, the rewards and challenges about stage management and a Fame Reporter exclusive reveal of his new project and more.

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Jessica Low & Jon Maskell

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The Fame Reporter interviewed talented Opera Queensland performers,

Jessica Low and Jon Maskell. Real life siblings Jessica and Jon, are excited to be starring alongside each other once again, this time in Opera Queensland’s ‘The Merry Widow’ opening 22 June at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre until 30 June. The pair will be playing, Sylviane Bogdanovich and Alexis Kromov respectively.

We talked to Jessica and Jon about their careers thus far including their current roles in ‘The Merry Widow’, what it’s like working with family and more.

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Hiba Elchikhe


The Fame Reporter interviewed English musical theatre performer and Disney’s Aladdin Australia’s Princess Jasmine, Hiba Elchikhe. Hiba is thrilled for the opportunity to be playing the independent and empowered woman that is Princess Jasmine in the Australian tour of the magical and fearless, Aladdin the Musical.

We talked to Hiba about her career thus far in the theatre industry including her reaction when being cast in the Disney Broadway hit musical, her dream roles, what her character has taught her and more. See our interview below!

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Kristian Lavercombe


The Fame Reporter interviewed theatre actor and Rocky Horror Show sensation,

Kristian Lavercombe. Kristian is loving playing the eccentric Riff Raff in his return Australian tour of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show musical.

We talked to Kristian about his career thus far in the theatre industry including his reaction when being cast in the cult classic musical, The Rocky Horror Show, his dream roles, secret talents and more, check out the interview below!

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Sarah Morrison


The Fame Reporter interviewed the talented and down – to – earth

Brisbane local, Sarah Morrison. Sarah is absolutely beside herself to be playing the iconic ABBA musical lead role of Sophie Sheridan, in the new Australian production of Mamma Mia. However, she initially underestimated the character she is currently portraying in her hometown.

We talked to Sarah about her career thus far in the musical theatre industry including her reaction when being cast in the joyful musical, Mamma Mia, what being in Ladies in Black taught her, her favourite dressing room essential and more.

Read more here.

Samantha Dodemaide


The Fame Reporter interviewed the new rising star of musical theatre,

Samantha Dodemaide. Sam is thrilled to be playing Dorothy in her first leading role in a commercial musical in The Wizard of Oz.

We talked to Sam about her career thus far in the musical theatre industry including her reaction when being cast in the iconic musical, Wizard of Oz, what it was like rehearsing with her canine friends and more check out the interview and check out her Wordplay video before opening night last week!

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Mark Stefanoff


The Fame Reporter interviewed the incredible Australian Artist and Actor Mark Stefanoff. Currently he is touring Australia in Kinky Boots, playing one of Lola’s Angels in the ensemble and is the Referee Angel.

We talked to Mark about his career thus far in the musical theatre industry including his reaction when being cast in the Tony award-winning musical Kinky Boots, his dream roles and more check out the interview here!

Get tickets to Mark’s current show Kinky Boots, in which he plays the Referee Angel. The show is currently playing at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC until October 22 2017 in it’s last leg of the tour. Book your seats here –



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Paulini’s current show The Bodyguard musical in which she embody’s the talented, caring superstar, Rachel Marron, she lifts up this beautiful show with the incredible performances of Whitney Houston’s greatest hits! Buy tickets to Melbourne shows here.

We talked to the lovely Paulini about her performing and songwriting career and what are her biggest challenges and greatest rewards when playing this iconic role and you might get to discover her favourite Whitney song to perform, check out the interview here.

Elisa Colla 


Elisa Colla is a well-established Australian musical theatre performer.

Currently she is touring Australia in Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady directed by Dame Julie Andrews, understudying the impressive lead role of Eliza Doolittle, originally played by Dame Julie herself on Broadway and the West End 60 years ago.

We talked to Elisa about her career thus far in the musical theatre industry, the discipline that is understudying also how it was working with Dame Julie Andrews and more check out the interview here

Spencer Bignell & Jarrad Lindsay


Spencer Bignell and Jarrad Lindsay are brilliant musical theatre performers and have recently started the successful first Brisbane Musical Theatre Open Mic night, Underground Broadway held every two months to sold out shows.

We talked to Spencer and Jarrad about their performing career and how their love of theatre has created this wonderful industry night and encouraged young performers to share their talents alongside industry professionals, check out the interview here

Elise McCann


Elise McCann is an incredibly smart, gifted Australian actress, singer, dancer and all-round incredible artist within her craft.

We talked to Elise about her performing career in the theatre and entertainment world including what she loved about attending NIDA and why playing Miss Honey in Matilda taught her so many lessons and her adventure to where she is now, check out the interview here.

Gretel Scarlett


Gretel Scarlett is a extraordinarily diverse Australian musical theatre performer.

Gretel is best known for her roles as Sandy in the Gordon Frost Associations Grease the Musical and her current role as Kathy Selden in Singin’ in the Rain. Gretel’s current show Singin’ in the Rain in which she plays Kathy Selden, is a smash hit with 12,000 litres of live rain every show! Buy tickets to Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth shows here.

We talked to Gretel about her performing career in the theatre and entertainment world including how her interest in acting began and what the biggest challenges she faces playing Kathy in Singin’ in the Rain, check out the interview here.

Stephen Mahy


Stephen Mahy is a very talented Australian actor and singer.

Stephen is best known for his role as Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys the musical and other notable roles include Kenickie in Grease the musical (GFO), Brad in The Rocky Horror Show (GFO), Spank: 50 Shades Parody, Miss Saigon and his current show Fag Boy and the Married Guy is playing as part of the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival at the New Theatre in Sydney from 20-24 September 2016 – buy tickets here.

We talked to Stephen about his career thus far in the entertainment industry including how his interest in acting began, check out the interview here


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