Jonathan Hickey is a music theatre performer and multi instrumentalist. He recently toured regional QLD in ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’ with Opera Qld. Other notable roles are Tobias in Sweeney Todd(Life Like Company), Alex in Aspects of Love (Hayes theatre), Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza (Life Like Company) for which he was nominated for a green room award (Best supporting actor), Matt in The Fantasticks (Hayes theatre). Jonathan has toured regional Queensland as part of Opera Queensland’s Open Stage school touring program in FiZZ!(2015, 2016), Hansel & Gretal (2018), The Frog Prince and La Boheme (2021). Other theatre credits include: Black Box Creative development (QPAC), Riot Creative development (Opera Qld & La Boîte), Matt in Bare (Brisbane Powerhouse), Henrik in A Little Night Music (Brisbane Philharmonic), Featured performer Underground Opera (Spring Hill Reservoir). He also enjoys composing and performing in his family band Chinatown Carpark.
Education – B.Mus. (musical theatre) QCGU, A.Mus.A (violin).
Sydney-born Ashleigh starred as Allison in Cry-Baby (Hayes Theatre Co/LPD) for which she was awarded Best Female Actor at the Sydney Theatre Awards. A graduate of WAAPA, Ashleigh has appeared in Anything Goes and My Fair Lady (GFO/OA), Funny Girl (SSO), and The Sound of Music (GFO) in which she understudied and performed the role of ‘Maria’. A Talent Development Project alumni, Ashleigh made her New York City debut as a recipient of the Bound for Broadway Scholarship, returning to the USA the following year to headline a televised concert for ASCAP’s Broadway Tomorrow series at the Kennedy Centre (Washington, DC). Most recently, Ashleigh toured with Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical (Global Creatures) as the understudy for ‘Muriel Heslop’. Ashleigh would like to thank her family, friends and Hansen Management for their unwavering support over the past 18 months and extends that gratitude to everyone who has made the return of theatre possible.
Sam is a 2016 graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, and for the past two years has toured with Platinum-selling group The Ten Tenors, both within Australia, and internationally. Sam made his professional debut in 2017 in The Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar, and played the role of Marius in Les Miserables for Free-Rain Theatre Company. In the same year he was selected as one of the Top 30 finalists for The Rob Guest Endowment, where he was awarded the ‘Playbill Future Prospect Award’. Throughout 2018 and 2019 Sam toured Europe and the Caribbean in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, playing the role of Frank, and understudying the roles of Tick and Bob. His other credits include Whizzer in Falsettos (Stageart), Del in The Beautiful Game (Manilla Street Productions), Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street (Free-Rain Theatre Company), and They’re Playing Our Song (Company Eleven), The Enchanted Pig, and Together Apart (Gertrude Opera). Most recently, Sam has lent his voice and physical likeness (through motion capture) to the role of Garret Ward, in the world’s first long-form Virtual Reality musical Castle Gillian. Sam is now very humbled to be playing the role of Henri in An American in Paris and is very excited to share this beautiful production with everyone. Sam is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and would like to thank his family and Ian White Management for their continued support.
Anne Wood is a multi-award-winning actress with over thirty years of experience in commercial musical theatre in Australia and across the world. Her first major role was in the original Melbourne production of Cats, after which she joined the German production. She remained in Europe and London for the next eight years, playing roles in A Swell Party, Crazy for You, Barnum, Aspects of Love, Closer Than Ever, Romance Romance and Into The Woods. Upon her return to Australia, Anne created the role of Donna in the original Australian production of Mamma Mia!, reprising the role in the 10th Anniversary national tour. Other Australian on-stage highlights include reprising her role of Irene Roth in Crazy For You, and playing Baroness Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music, Madam Morrible in Wicked (Melbourne and Singapore), Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show, Genie Klein in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Phyllis in Follies (with Philip Quast), Sara-Jane Moore in Assassins, Muriel Eubanks in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Alaura in City of Angels, among others. Melbourne audiences may have also seen Anne on-stage for The Production Company in Dusty, Gypsy, Anything Goes, Damn Yankees, Follies and Carousel. Anne’s screen credits include the BBC’s production of A Swell Party and the Australian television dramas Blue Heelers and The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
Jeremy is an actor, director, writer and musician. He’s performed many lead roles in musicals including the title role in the Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and ‘Tick’ in Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical. Other musicals include Hello Dolly! Sweet Charity, Looking Through A Glass Onion, South Pacific, and Light in the Piazza. For MTC: The Club, High Society, and Company. For STC: Stones in His Pockets. For Playbox/Malthouse, The Call and Miss Tenaka. For film and TV, Jeremy has performed roles in Relic, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Jack Irish and Winners and Losers, as well as playing the commander of a starship in the ABC’s hit kid’s sci-fi series, Silversun. Jeremy trained as a director at VCA film school then started up his own film company Storybox Films for which he co-wrote and directed his first feature film The Sunset Six. He then went on to direct Rent and Into the Woods for BAPA and became the resident director for the national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The Musical. He has released two books, an autobiography of his time in Priscilla entitled Year of the Queen and a novel called Rapture. His second novel, The Runner, is due for release later in 2022.