Cover: $20 // Show: 8:00pm
The latest incarnations for the multi talented Hugh Sheridan are playing the dashing new music teacher who arrives in the next season of Australia’s #1 rating TV drama and in real life he is playing out his true lifelong fantasy of being the frontman of a hit music group with his band California Crooners Club.
California Crooners Club are a musical trio which Hugh founded that mix his love of the jazz standards with his passion for modern pop songs all done in a fabulous crooning style. The guys took out the top award at this years Adelaide Fringe Festival “2016 Pick of the Fringe” as well as “2016 Critics Circle Prize"
“ Imagine all the sass of Sinatra singing Justin Bieber; Ray Charles reimagined with that infamous Kanye twist, then throw some free style rapping in the mix and you have a tiny idea of what you might be in for with the California Crooners Club”… Australian Stage
Hugh was raised in a jazz household and still performers occasionally with his father, jazz singer Don Sheridan. Hugh studied music at the Victorian College Of the Arts and danced with the Australian Ballet School before entering the prestigious Bachelor of Dramatic Art course at NIDA.
Hugh appeared in several productions including The Lost Echo for the Sydney Theatre Company. He has also worked with The Australian Ballet, The English National and The Paris Opera Ballet.
Straight after graduating from NIDA, Hugh was cast as ‘Ben Rafter’ in Australia’s highest rating family drama, Packed to the Rafters, for which he received three Silver Logie Awards for Most Popular Actor, a 2013 Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Popular Actor, a 2011 Silver Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Actor, a Silver Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent and a Graham Kennedy Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent.
Hugh also starred in the sold out, one man show, Newley Discovered, at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. He performed the highly successful show at the Sydney Opera House and New York’s Snapple Theatre in 2010. He received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Cabaret Production for Newley Discovered.
In late 2012, he starred alongside Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski in the Gordon Frost production, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Hugh received a Green Room Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the production.
Hugh was recently the host and mentor on Network Ten’s talent show, I Will Survive, and will next be seen in the Seven Network telemovie Never Tear Us Apart, based on Australia’s most successful band, INXS.