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DAVID HARRIS

With a celebrated career spanning over 25 years, David is one of Australia’s most acclaimed leading men.

Based in New York City, David is currently starring as the Duke of Monroth in the North American production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical and is delighted to return to Do You Hear the People Sing? after appearing in the show since its inception in Shanghai, Manila, and Taipei.

David gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of Chris in Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s new production of Miss Saigon which earned him Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for “the year’s most truthful and moving stage portrayals” (Sydney Morning Herald). He received a further Helpmann Award nomination for his performance as Fiyero in Wicked. David was awarded a Green Room Award for Best Actor as well as Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award nominations for his portrayal of Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde and was awarded Theatre People’s Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of The Baker in Victorian Opera’s production of Into The Woods. In 2018, David was nominated for his fourth Helpmann Award and second Green Room Award for his portrayal of Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.

Relocating to New York City in 2014, David received a Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor for his performance of Dan in Next to Normal and starred as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables which co-starred and was directed by Tony Award winner Terrence Mann.  He starred as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, as Father in Ragtime and originated the role of Max Bronfman in the new, reworked production of Rags with Stephen Schwartz.

Other Australian performances include; the dual roles of Adam and Noah in the Australian premiere performance of Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden (Theatre People Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical); Malcolm in The Full Monty; The Beast in Beauty and the Beast; Greg in The Boy From Oz; Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees; John Brookes in Little Women; Prez in The Pajama Game; Perchik in Fiddler On The Roof alongside Topol; John in Andrew Lippa’s John & Jen; Oscar in The Wild Party; Orville Wright in Richard Maltby Jnr and David Shire’s new musical Take Flight; and Jimmy Smith in the Australian premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

David originated the role of Bud in the Australian premiere production of the two-man comedy, Gutenberg! – The Musical; created numerous male roles in the Australian premiere of Breast Wishes; and received a GLUG Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in LOVEBiTES. David began his professional career in the original Australian productions of The Boy From Oz and Mamma Mia and was awarded a MO Award for Best New Talent in 1997.

In concert, David toured with Michael Ball on his Australian tour; performed with Lea Salonga in Vietnam; performed with Stephen Schwartz in Stephen Schwartz and Friends; with Andrew Lippa in Lippa and Friends. In 2016, David starred alongside Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, Betty Buckley, Joanna Ampil and Helen Dallimore in Defying Gravity – the songs of Stephen Schwartz.

David has released two solo albums, ‘Til The Night Is Gone and At This Stage. He premiered his solo show, ‘Til The Night Is Gone to sold-out audiences at the 2010 Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Newcastle’s Civic Theatre and returned to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2014 to headline the Australian premiere of Picture Perfect. David’s most recent solo show, Time Is a Traveller premiered to a sold-out, extended season at the Hayes Theatre and toured nationally to great acclaim, being awarded the Theatre People’s Award for Best Male Cabaret in 2014.