Eddie Perfect

Eddie Perfect

Eddie Perfect is one of Australia’s most diverse, respected and prolific writer/ composer/ performers.  His most recent work as Composer of Beetlejuice The Musical on Broadway won him a nomination for Best Original Score at the 2019 Tony Awards.

He has already made his mark in the fields of comedy, music theatre composition and book writing, playwrighting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen. He has won multiple awards for his work both as a performer and writer, and has worked with top creatives from Baz Luhrmann and Global Creatures (Strictly Ballroom the Musical, King Kong on Broadway), Simon Phillips and Neil Armfield (Shane Warne The Musical, Keating! The Musical), Richard Maltby and David Shire, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa (Adelaide Cabaret Festival) to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO Town Hall Proms), Victorian Opera (The Threepenny Opera), Opera Australia (South Pacific), the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Symphony Under The Stars), Malthouse Theatre (Babes In The Wood, Drink Pepsi Bitch, The Big Con) the Australian National Academy Of Music, Iain Grandage and UK’s Brodsky Quartet (Songs From The Middle).

Eddie’s theatre performance credits include Shane Warne The Musical (Token), Misanthropology (Sydney Festival), Songs From The Middle (Adelaide Cabaret Festival), The Threepenny Opera (Malthouse), Bat Boy (Loudmouth/MTC), A Poor Student (The Storeroom), Take Flight, Babes in the Wood (Malthouse), The Big Con (Malthouse), and Keating! The Musical (Belvoir). His television credits include the series regular role of Mick in Ten’s Offspring, FOX8’s Ultimate School Musical, It’s A Date, Play School, Kath and Kim, Stingers, MDA, Spicks and Specks and as a judge on Australia’s Got Talent. He can currently be seen starring in Gristmill’s isolation rom-com web series Love In Lockdown, available to watch on YouTube.

Eddie has been a regular fixture on the Australian comedy circuit, including as the host of the 2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala. His solo music comedy shows (Angry Eddie, Drink Pepsi Bitch, Misanthropology, Songs From The Middle) have received Helpmann and Green Room Awards, touring Australia, New Zealand, Edinburgh and London. In 2013, Eddie wrote his first play for Melbourne Theatre Company, the black, satirical comedy The Beast, breaking box office records and garnering critical acclaim, including an Australian tour of the show in 2016.

Eddie Perfect

Awards & Nominations

TONY AWARDS Nominated – Best Original Score for Beetlejuice (2019)
HELPMANN AWARDS Nominated – Best Original Score for Songs from the Middle (2016)
LOGIE AWARDS Nominated – Most Popular Actor for Offspring (2012)
LOGIE AWARDS Nominated – Most Popular New Male Talent for Offspring (2011)
HELPMANN AWARDS Winner – Best Cabaret Performer for Misanthropology (2011)
HELPMANN AWARDS Winner – Best New Australian Work for Shane Warne: The Musical (2009)
VICTORIAN PREMIER’S LITERACY AWARD Winner – Prize for Musical Theatre Script for Shane Warne: The Musical (2009)
HELPMANN AWARDS Nominated – Best Actor in a Musical for Shane Warne: The Musical (2009)
GREEN ROOM AWARDS Nominated – Best Male Artist in a Leading Role for Shane Warne the Musical (2008)
GREEN ROOM AWARDS Winner – Best Male Artist in a Featured Role for Keating! The Musical (2007)
MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL Winner – Best Newcomer for Angry Eddie (2004)
MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL Winner – Golden Gibbo for Angry Eddie (2004)

Television – Acting

LOVE IN LOCKDOWN (Web Series)
Role: Ned. Dir: Wayne Hope, Gristmill 2020
OFFSPRING (Series 6)
Role: Mick Holland. Dir: Various, Southern Star 2016
COMEDY SHOWROOM: THE FUTURE IS EXPENSIVE
Role: Eddie. Dir: Matthew Saville, ABC 2016
OFFSPRING (Series 5)
Role: Mick Holland. Dir: Various, Southern Star 2014
IT’S A DATE
Role: Jeremy. Dir: Jonathan Brough, ABC 2014
OFFSPRING (Series 4)
Role: Mick Holland. Dir: Various, Southern Star 2013
OFFSPRING (Series 3)
Role: Mick Holland. Dir: Various, Southern Star 2012
OFFSPRING (Series 2)
Role: Mick Holland. Dir: Various, Southern Star 2011
OFFSPRING (Series 1)
Role: Mick Holland. Dir: Various, Southern Star 2010
KATH & KIM
Role: Brett’s Co-Worker. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2004
MDA
Role: Nigel Newland. Dir: Stuart McDonald
BLUE HEELERS
Role: Mark Lalor. Dir: Chris Langman, Southern Star 2002
STINGERS
Role: Stumpy. Dir: Lynn Hegarty, Beyond 2002
BOOTLEG
Role: TV Studio Floor Manager. Bootleg, ABC 2002

Television – Hosting & Appearances

THE WEEKLY (Series 4)
Guest. Thinkative TV 2018
TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR GENERATION (Series 5)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, Network TEN 2018
SHOW ME THE MOVIE! (Series 1)
Guest. Dir: Randall Churchill, Blink TV Australia 2018
PLAYSCHOOL
Presenter. ABC 2015-2017
STOP LAUGHING… THIS IS SERIOUS (Series 2)
Guest. Dir: Craig Anderson, ABC 2017
AUSTRALIA’S GOT TALENT
Judge. Nine Network 2016
DIRTY LAUNDRY LIVE (Series 2)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC 2014
DIRTY LAUNDRY LIVE (Series 1)
Guest. Dir: Jason Annesseley, ABC 2013
THIS WEEK LIVE
Guest. Network TEN 2013
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL GALA
Performer. Network TEN 2011
GOOD NEWS WEEK (Series 10)
Guest. Dir: Martin Coombes, ABC 2011
ARIA AWARDS
Presenter. Network TEN 2010
TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR GENERATION (Series 2)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, Network TEN 2010
ULTIMATE SCHOOL MUSICAL: FAME
Host / Director. FremantleMedia 2010
Q&A – Art, Power and Passion
Guest. ABC 2010
GOOD NEWS WEEK (Series 8)
Guest. Dir: Martin Coombes, ABC 2009
SPICKS & SPECKS (Series 5)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC 2009
THE BOOK CLUB (Series 3)
Guest. ABC 2009
SPICKS & SPECKS (Series 4)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC 2008
THE SIDE SHOW
Guest. Dir: Martin Coombes, ABC 2007
SPICKS & SPECKS (Series 2)
Guest. Dir: John Smith, ABC 2006
SPICKS & SPECKS (Series 1)
Guest. Dir: Peter Ots, ABC 2005

Stage

THE BEAST
Role: Baird. Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC/STC 2016
INTO THE WOODS
Role: The Baker. Dir: Tim O’Connor, QPAC 2015
SHANE WARNE: THE MUSICAL
Role: Shane Warne. Dir: Simon Phillips, Hamer Hall Revival 2013
SOUTH PACIFIC
Role: Luther Billis. Dir: Bartlett Sher, Opera Australia 2012
MISANTHROPOLOGY
Performer. Dir: Craig Ilott, Sydney Festival 2011
THREEPENNY OPERA
Role: Mack the Knife. Dir: Michael Kantor, STC/Malthouse 2011
UTZON MUSIC SERIES: BRODSKY QUARTET
Performer. Sydney Opera House 2010
SONGS FROM THE MIDDLE
Performer. Musical Dir: Iain Grandage, Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2010
INSIDE FILM AWARDS
Host. 2009
DANGEROUSLY FUNNY – COMEDY GALA
Performer. Festival of Dangerous Ideas 2009
SHANE WARNE THE MUSICAL
Role: Shane Warne. Dir: Neil Armfield ACF, MICF, National Tour 2008
MUSIC, MIRTH AND MAYHEM 9
Performer. MICF 2007
KEATING! THE MUSICAL
Role: Alexander Downer. Dir: Roger Hodgman, Belvoir 2007
AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS
Presenter. Sydney Opera House 2005
DRINK PEPSI, BITCH!
Performer. Dir: Tom Healey, Christchurch Festival, Auckland Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Sydney ‘Cracker’ Comedy Festival Malthouse 2005-2006
DRINK EDDIE™, BITCH!
Performer. Sydney Opera House 2005
THE BIG CON
Performer. Dir: Aubrey Mellor & Denis Moore, Sydney Opera House 2004
AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS
Presenter. Sydney Opera House 2004
HATS OFF TO SONDHEIM
Performer. Dir: Martin Croft, OZ Showbiz Cares / Equity Fights Aids 2004
BABES IN THE WOOD
Performer. Dir: Michael Kantor 2004
TRANSCENDING ANGER (TOWARDS SOMETHING MORE MARKETABLE)
Performer 2004
MANEATER
Accompanist. Dir: Kaye Tuckerman, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2004
REALITY CREW
Performer. Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2004
EDDIE PERFECT IS ANGRY EDDIE
Performer. Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2004
THE MUF-TEE SHOW
Guest. Stables Theatre 2004
KOOKY TUNES
Performer. Dir: David Hawkins, Chapel Off Chapel 2004
ANGRY EDDIE
Performer. Dir: Tom Healey, Chapel Off Chapel 2003
BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
Role: Bat Boy. Dir: Olivia Allen, MTC 2003
MUF-TEE
Guest. Dir: Lee Solomon, Stables Theatre 2003
CLIFF HANGER IN CATCH A FALLING STAR
Performer. Adelaide Cabaret Festival / Melbourne Fringe Festival 2002
A POOR STUDENT
Role: Jez. Dir: Peter Evans, The Store Room 2002

Writing

SHANE WARNE: THE MUSICAL
Writer. Dir: Neil Armfield ACF, MICF, National Tour 2008
VIVID WHITE
Writer. Dir: Dean Bryant, MTC 2017
THE BEAST
Writer. Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC 2016
FEASTING ON FLESH
Writer. Dir: Scott Maidment, The Studio (Sydney Opera House) 2006
UP
Writer. Dir: Martin Croft, VCA 2006

Composing

AT HOME ALONE TOGETHER
Theme Song. ABC TV 2020
BEETLEJUICE
Music and Lyrics. Dir: Alex Timbers, Warner Bros 2019
KING KONG ON BROADWAY
Song Writer. Dir: Drew McOnie, Global Creatures 2018
STRICTLY BALLROOM
Music and Lyrics. Dir: Baz Luhrmann, Global Creatures 2015
SHANE WARNE: THE MUSICAL
Composer. Dir: Neil Armfield ACF, MICF, National Tour 2008
VOICING EMILY
Composer. Dir: David Myles, Helmar Productions 2007

Discography

SONGS FROM THE MIDDLE
Live Recording from Sydney Opera House 2015
MISANTHROPOLOGY
Live Recording from Sydney Festival 2011
THE COLORS TRIBUTE ALBUM VOL 1
WITH THE RENOVATORS
Compilation Album, We Are the Colours Music 2009
DRINK PEPSI, BITCH!
Middle Eight Music / Smart Artists 2006
ANGRY EDDIE
Madman Entertainment 2005
ROCK AGAINST HOWARD
Compilation Album, F*ck All/Shock 2004
WELCOME TO THE INSIDE OF ED’S HEAD
Middle Eight Music 2003

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