Emma commenced training at the age of five at the Barbara Lynch Dance Studio studying various disciplines of dance, music and drama. She later furthered her performance skills at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. Emma has performed in the Operas Faust and Lohengrin for the Victoria State Opera, and The Australian Ballet Company's production of The Nutcracker (1992 & 1994). From 1999 to 2001, Emma played the role Victoria in the Really Useful Group's Australian Big Top tour of CATS She then went on to become Dance Captain and Swing for the World Tour throughout South Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. For The Production Company, she has appeared in Mack and Mabel and Bye Bye Birdie and has worked extensively in various children's theatre productions, television productions, films and commercials. Emma was thrilled to be part of the Australia's Premiere of Wicked and now looks forward to continuing with the national tour. Emma thanks her family and friends for their constant love and support.
Andrea began her training at Attitudes Dance Studio from a young age, and went on to study all facets of dance at The Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS). Upon graduation from VCASS, Andrea enrolled in the fulltime performing arts course at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance. Andrea has worked extensively as a commercial dancer performing at the Black Eyed Peas wrap party at Crown Casino, as a dancer/cheerleader at the Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament, and at the Fashion Aid charity gala. Television credits include a featured dancer role on Neighbours (Channel 10), a Top 50 contestant on So You Think You Can Dance (Channel 10), a performance for Ed Hardy (TV Australia), and most recently as a dancer on The X Factor for Scarlett Bell (Channel 7). Wicked marks Andrea's musical theatre debut and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing show. Andrea thanks all of her family and friends for their continued love and support.
Ben developed a love of dance at an early age and spent his formative years training at several well known dance schools including Dance World and The Victorian College of the Arts. After completing a diploma in performing arts in 2004, Ben travelled to tokyo, to perform in the stage show One Mans Dream. Upon returning home, he landed his first musical Monty Pythons Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols. Ben has also performed in a number of shows for The Production Company including Follies, Damn Yankees, Mame, Crazy for you, The Boyfriend, The Boy From Oz and Sugar. I feel very lucky to be performing in this amazing show with this even more amazing cast! I'd like thank mum and dad, cause without your love and support, this would never have happened.
Laura hails from Timaru, the 'second friendliest town in New Zealand'. Training first as a musician, dabbling in violin and clarinet before receiving her ATCL in Piano, her initial live performance experience came from regular solo gigging on keys and vocals in restaurants, lounge bars and music festivals. Laura briefly began studies in Opera before a bold change in direction led her to complete a degree in Musical Theatre at the New Zealand National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts in 2008. Lead roles played while at NASDA include Jane in Witches Of Eastwick and Ti Moune in Once On This Island. In 2009, she crossed the ditch to play Buddy's wife, Maria Elena, in the Australian tour of The Buddy Holly Story. Laura relishes the opportunity to play the role of the courageous, incorruptible and outcast Elphaba, as the character shows every quality that a young kiwi woman needs to survive in the great land of Oz!
Nathan joined the cast of Wicked for the Sydney season in 2009. Prior to that Nathan appeared in My Fair Lady for Opera Australia, Jolson – The Musical (Jon Nichols Productions), toured throughout Asia for Walt Disney Special Events, and in 2006 toured nationally in the Helpmann Award winning Jackie French’s Hitler’s Daughter (Monkey Baa Theatre). Other music theatre credits include The Sound of Music and Anything Goes both for His Majestey’s Perth, Falsettos, Into the Woods, and Assassins all for Sydney’s New Theatre, Hello Again (Gaiety Theatre), and the original workshop presentation of The Hatpin. Nathan graduated from WAAPA in 1998 (Music Theatre), and holds an Associate Diploma in Performing Arts (UNSW). His screen credits include the 9 Network’s Breakers, Foxtel’s Inside the Arena and the independent feature film The Elixir.
Danielle began training for a performance career at the age of five. Her studies began at the Queensland Dance School of Excellence graduating with a Diploma in Classical Ballet and continued at Ed5 International Full Time Performing Arts Course in 2006. Since beginning her professional career, Danielle has worked with some of Australia's finest choreographers including Kelley Abbey, William Forsythe, Dein Perry, The Squared Division, Matt Lee, Project Moda and Leah Howard. Most recently she appeared in the Australian tour of Fame – The Musical understudying Serena and Lambchops with other theatre credits including the internationally acclaimed Le Grande Cirque. Danielle has performed at numerous live and televised events with music artists including Natalie Bassingthwaite, Tina Arena, Rickie Lee, Marcia Hines, Sam Sparro, Macy Gray and Jessica Mauboy. She has also featured in numerous television commercial campaigns. Danielle is thrilled to be touring with Wicked and would like to thank her family, teachers and friends for their love and constant support.
Anthony majored in Piano, Compostiton and Performing Arts at Monash University. His career has spanned well over ten years, Nationally and Internationally as both a Performer and Composer. Musical Theatre credits include: How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Mack & Mabel, The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber – Masterpiece, Pinocchio, Hair, The Witches Of Eastwick (Original Australian Cast), Cats (World Tour), We Will Rock You, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seriously – The Petshop Boys Reinterpreted (Australia, UK), Wicked (Original Australian Cast), Into The Woods and most recently Strange Bedfellows. Internationally, Anthony has performed for Walt Disney Special Events, Ricarp Productions, Xsystems and Royal Carribean. Film and Television credits include; 1998 Melbourne Cup, NBL Basketball, The Wog Boy, Good Friday Appeal, Carols in the Domain, Carols by Candlelight and The Singing Office.Anthony's composing credits include: Theme song for the International Year of Tolerance, ASA National Songwriting Competition winner (1998, 2000, 2003), John & Sarah (Pratt Prize Finalist) Boxed-In (Produced by the Victorian College of the Arts), Life's A Circus (Pratt Prize Finalist, Ozmade 2008, produced by Magnormos - TheatreWorks 2009). Anthony has recently produced the Original Cast Album for Life's A Circus (Available through Middle8Music/itunes) and is currently collaborating on his new work "The Effect of Alchemy". www.anthonycostanzo.com
Brent graduated from WAAPA in 2007 with a BA in Music Theatre. He is also a graduate of the NSW Talent Development Project. During his time at WAAPA he performed the roles of John Hinckley Jr. in Assassins, Pape Ge in Once On This Island and Riff in West Side Story. Other productions include Chess, Hiawatha, Sweet Charity and Jane Eyre. In 2007 he performed in The Good Fight at the New York Music Theatre Festival. Brent performed at the Perth International Arts Festival Launch 2006, Carols In The Domain 2007, The Premier's Christmas Concert 2007/08 and The Premier's Seniors Week Concert 2008.Since 2008 Brent has toured Australasia with CATS as Quaxo, understudying and performing the roles of Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger, Gus/Growltiger, Skimbleshanks and Plato/Macavity. In 2010 he joined the Sydney cast of WICKED covering the lead role of Fiyero before leaving to rejoin the cast of CATS in the principal role of Munkustrap. Brent is thrilled to be back in WICKED for the national tour.
Matthew Hamilton is delighted to be re-joining the cast of Wicked after making his Australian debut in the production. Born and raised in the Midwest of the U.S. Matt started his career as a dancer/singer at the age of 18 working for such companies as Disney Tokyo Resort, Disney Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and Paramount Parks. Matt has performed in shows ranging from Into the Woods, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound of Music and Damn Yankees His TV credits include speaking roles on the shows All My Children, and One Life To Live. Matt can currently be seen in the short film With Out Fear and the TV commercial for Boutique Homes. Matt plays guitar and is a self-confessed snowboarding nut! He would like to thank his family and friends both here and abroad for their love and support!
Todd commenced his training at Campbelltown High School of the Performing Arts. His passion for Dance and the Performing Arts led him to further his education at Brent Street's Talent Development High School. While completing his training, Todd gained extensive experience working as a performer while studying. Credits include Dare to Dance (7 Network), Variety Heart, Carols in the Domain, TV Turns 50, and numerous charity events. Todd has also performed internationally with The Next Step and has recently filmed a TVC in Korea Korea. Todd is very excited about making his musical theatre debut in WICKED. He would like to thank his family for their extensive support and love.
Raised in Sydney, London and San Francisco, Zoe trained at The McDonald College in Sydney and furthered her studies at WAAPA, graduating with a B.A. (Musical Theatre). Zoe began performing from a very young age, appearing in numerous television commercials. Some of her TV credits include Good Morning America, The Morning Show (Channel 7), Mornings with Kerri-Anne (Channel 9), as well as both the opening and closing ceremonies for the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Zoe has appeared in numerous cabaret shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and co-created Emotional Baggage with the late Matthew Leonard. Her musical credits include Kiss Me Kate, The Pajama Game, Camelot, Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company), Fiddler on the Roof (TML Productions), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Backrow/GFO), as well as being an original cast member of Wicked in Australia since 2008. Zoe would like to thank her husband Jake for his continuous love and support. Zoe has been a proud member of Equity since 2005.
Robert made his professional debut at the age of 11 in The Wizard of Oz. It seems fitting then that he makes his return to the theatrical stage in WICKED. Theatrical credits include: Oliver! (IMG/Cameron Macintosh), Les Miserables, Cats (WOFTAM), Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Stagetek), Two Weeks with the Queen (CTG) and Arcadia (ASCSC). Internationally, Robert has been a guest vocalist at Euro Disneyland in Paris and performed with the Priscilla Ballet Company in Malaysia. In 2008 Robert received both the MO and A.C.E. Award for Best New Talent in Recognition of his one man cabaret performance. Television credits include: Mornings with Kerri Ann (Channel 9) and Carols in the Domain (Channel 7).
Raised and Trained as a Dancer in Hobart, Bree relocated to Melbourne where she graduated from Musical Theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts. She has gone on to work across the bored in Music Theatre, Dance, Cabaret and Children's Theatre. Recent credits include: The Rob Guest Endowment Top 6 Finalist, Into The Woods (Kellie Dickerson, Kris Stuart) Down the Rabbit Hole (Paul Malic's Collaboration), The Australian Tours of Lazy Town Live (Andrew Kay and Associates), and Yo Gabba Gabba Live Onstage (Entertainment Store Group/Nick Jr). She has also produced her own Music Theatre piece in 2006 called Inside Out, playing in Melbourne and Hobart. Bree set up a Cabaret workshop called 'New Sounds Project' in 2009. She collaborated with national and international up and coming composers to explore and perform new work. In 2008 Bree resided in Japan for a year where she played Wendy in Universal Studio's version of Peter Pan. Bree was so thankful to join the amazing Wicked Company in Feburary 2010 and can't wait to tour the rest of Australia.
Mitchell is proud to come from Wollongong on the south coast of Australia, where he began his training at Diane Blass School of Dance, then furthered his training at Queensland University of Technology, completing his Associate Degree in Dance. Since graduating he has worked with Royal Caribbean and Tokyo Disneyland among other commercial work. Mitchell recently returned to Australia after performing in WICKED on London's West End. He is thrilled to return to the Australian stage and would like to thank his amazing friends and supportive family.
Allyce moved to Sydney after graduating from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre. Prior to WAAPA, Allyce was already well established among the WA entertainment industry, having performed at corporate events and functions since a young age. Her theatre credits include West Side Story (Fransisca), Blood Brothers, Oklahoma! (Ado Annie), Sweeney Todd and her personal highlight, performing alongside Debbie Reynolds in the musical Irene (Peach Productions). Allyce can also be heard as the voices for the puppets 'Chatterbox' and 'Jup Jup' on the children's series Hi-5. Allyce is very excited to be a part of the cast of Wicked and thanks her family for their constant love and support.
Suzie graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a BA in Music Theatre in 2007. Whilst studying at WAAPA, she performed in various productions which included playing the role of "Edith Faulkner" in David King and Nick Enright's The Good Fight at the 2007 New York Music Theatre Festival and the role of "Winnie" in Annie Get Your Gun for Peach Productions. Shortly after graduating Suzie made her professional music theatre debut in the original Australian cast of Wicked, which also had her performing at such events as the 2009 Helpmann Awards, and the 2008 Vision Australia Myer Music Bowl Carols by Candle light. Suzie was then cast as the lead role of "Sophie Sheridan" in the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of MAMMA MIA! After a year away from her Wicked family, she is now delighted to be returning to the emerald city and to be bringing the magic of Oz to the rest of Australia.
Born in Melbourne, Glen graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. He also trained in musical theatre and dance at Centrestage Performing Arts School. Glen's theatre credits include Miss Saigon (Australian Tour); Mamma Mia! (Australasian Tour); 42nd Street; Bye, Bye, Birdie (Production Company); Leader of the Pack (Melbourne Season); Encore! (Tokyo Disney Sea); Wicked (original USJ cast). Glen has toured throughout Asia with various Disney Productions and around Australia with Bindi and the Crocmen (Platinum ARIA Award). Corporate events include the Helpmann Awards®; Kitty Can Tap; Hats Off. TV credits include Blue Heelers, Short Cuts, Uncle Toby's, Bindi KidFitness and a Christmas Promo for Tokyo Disney Sea. Glen recently finished touring Cats in Australia and Asia playing the role of 'Alonzo'. The WICKED Tour marks Glen's return to the show, he was a part of the cast for the Melbourne season also - Glen is thrilled to be back!
Justine graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2005 where she majored in Dance. While at W.A.A.P.A, Justine toured Malaysia with Chrissie Parrott's production of Baraqoda (2005) and worked alongside Battery Dance Company in New York (2005). Since completing her studies, Justine returned to Melbourne to perform in various contemporary dance projects including Porous by Sela Kiek (2006) and Animal by Jo Lloyd (2006). Her professional musical theatre credits include the Australian premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Production Company), the Asian tour of CATS, in the role of Sillabub and later in the role of Rumpleteaser (The Really Useful Company). Most recently, Justine appeared in the Australian tour of CATS in the role of Rumpleteaser and Dance Captain (2010). Justine is thrilled to be a part of the wonderful cast of Wicked and would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support
Diana began dancing at age 3 under the tuition of Tania Attard-Fox and continued her training at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. In 2009 Diana was offered a full scholarship at Jason Coleman's Ministry of Dance where she studied dance and performance. Diana has been a featured dancer in the television series Neighbours (network 10), performed with MC Hammer 7PM project (network 10) and has been part of a Melbourne based contemporary company (Vertical Shadows). Diana has also performed in countless corporate shows including Fashion Aid, Ed Hardy and Vega FM. Wicked is Diana's musical theatre debut and would like to thank all her teachers, family and friends for their encouragement and support.
At 17, Troy Savic commenced his performing arts training under the direction of Robert Sturrock. In 2005 he was cast as one of Bindi Irwin's Crocmen , in which he was part of her TV series 'Bindi the Jungle girl' and her DVD's Bindi Kid Fitness. He then toured throughout Australia, U.S.A and Cananda and in 2007 performed at the Macy Day Thanksgiving Parade and on Broadway alongside the Wiggles for the 2007 G'Day U.S.A campaign. The T.V series and DVD'S have had huge success winning an Emmy Award, an Aria Award nomination, achieving Platinum sales and regular screening on the Discovery Kids and ABC networks. Troy has also performed in productions such as David Atkins - The Man from Snowy River Arena Spectacular, Everybody Loves Rhonda with Rhonda Burchmore. His TV credits include It Takes Two and So You think you can dance. Troy is excited and honored to again be working with the great cast of Wicked and looks forward to the magic of theatre and stage.
Gretel Scarlett graduated from WAAPA in 2008 after being awarded the prestigious 'Leslie Anderson Award' for the best overall Showcase Performance, the Hal Leonard Award and the 2007 Finley Award. Upon graduation, Gretel was cast in the 2009 Australian Tour of Breast Wishes making her professional debut in the role of Sal. Gretel was then cast in 10th Anniversary Tour of Mamma Mia understudying and performing the roles of Sophie Sheridan, Ali and Lisa. Gretel's theatre credits include Hello Again, Oklahoma, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story and the lead role of Mrs Johnstone in WAAPA'S production of Blood Brothers. Having completed her Trinity & AMEB Classical Voice and Speech/Drama Examinations, Gretel also studied full-time Classical Ballet at Alegria Dance Studios completing her final RAD Examination (ARAD), Cecchetti Ballet Exams as well as Contemporary, Jazz & Tap. Gretel's choreographic credits include official WAAPA Choreographer for Sweeney Todd and Loving Repeating, Associate Choreographer for Hello Again (WAAPA) and also Hello Again (Darlinghurst Theatre). Gretel is thrilled to be part of the Australian Tour of Wicked.
Originally from the Central Coast, Ryan's career has taken him all over the world. He completed his dance training at Brent Street Studio's full time performing arts course in 2003. In the United States Ryan was a part of the creation team on the motion picture RENT (Sony Pictures) and whilst overseas he toured Europe as A-Rab in West Side Story (Sun Dance Productions) with original choreography reproduced by Joey McKneely. In Australia he appeared in series 1 of Australian Idol (Top 30) and was signed with Warner Bros. Publishing. He has performed alongside Kelly Clarkson, Guy Sebastian, Will Young, Crystal Waters and the Young Divas. Other theatre and film credits include the workshop production of Dirty Dancing (Jacobsen Entertainment), the Las Vegas production of Splash (Kutash Entertainment) The Caroline O'Connor Show and Son Of The Mask II (New Line Cinema) Ryan is thrilled to be a part of WICKED and its original Australian cast and thanks his family and friends for their support. Ryan is a proud member of M.E.A.A.
Originally from Townsville, North Queensland, Greta has harboured a love of the stage since she commenced ballet lessons aged three. Greta is a recent graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music majoring in classical voice, where she received vocal training from Dr Rowena Cowley. Prior to graduating, Greta performed the role of Madeline Astor in Titanic for Seabiscuit Productions and appeared in My Fair Lady for Opera Australia. Greta has also completed the fulltime performing arts course at Brent Street Studios and has performed in various television commercials and fashion and corporate events, most recently appearing as a vocalist for the Venetian Resort in Macau. Greta is delighted to be a part of WICKED and wishes to thank her dear family for their love and support.
Suzanne commenced her dance training in Brisbane at age 4. She later joined the Australian Acting Academy and the Queensland Dance School of Excellence obtaining a Diploma in Dance, and Dance World Studios in Melbourne, where she achieved the Distinction Award on graduating with a Diploma of Arts in 2003. Suzanne's recent credits include the Barry Humphries 50th Anniversary Australian Tour of Back With a Vengeance! and lead singer for Crown special events. She has also worked with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Disney's Roadshow Tour, Universal Studios in Japan and numerous corporate events. Suzanne is thrilled to be a part of Wicked and would like to extend her gratitude to her family for their love, support and encouragement.
Shane began his training in the performing arts at the age of six. He trained at Brent Street Studios and completed the classical ballet/ contemporary course. Shane made his first musical theatre debut in Cameron Mackintosh's Oliver! He has performed at numerous live events including: The Aria Awards with Megan Washington, Australian Idol with Delta Goodrem and The Helpmann Awards with Hugh Jackman. He appeared in the Olivia Newton-John and Friends charity concert and also performed with Sydney Dance Company at the World Leader Organisation summit. Shane's screen credits include ABC's The Eternity Man, The Vines music video He's a Rocker and Seven Network's X-Factor performing with international recording artist Ke$ha . Shane is thrilled to be a part of Wicked and would like to dedicate this to his family and friends.