Cats Australia – Cast List



One of the leading ladies of her generation, Delia’s credits include:

Fantine in Les Miserables (Cameron Mackintosh’s original and 10th anniversary productions), Florence in Chess (Australian and N.Z productions), Roxy Hart in Chicago, The Bakers Wife in Into the Woods (Auckland Theatre Company), Anita in West Side Story, Eva Peron in Evita, Annette in Nick Enwright’s Beach Blanket Tempest, Miss Santiago in The Buddy Holly Story, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz (GFO) and Mrs Peachum in The Threepenny Opera (Silo).

Delia won the prestigious Sydney Critics Circle Award for her performance as Mrs Johnston in Blood Brothers, and both Mo and Variety Club awards for her performance as Rose Vibert in Aspects of Love, a role she played in Australia and the U.K. At the 2010 Helpmann awards Delia was nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Grizabella in Cats, a role she has performed in three different Australasian touring productions. She has appeared in television and film in Australia and N.Z and has recorded an album called Down Stage Centre with acclaimed pianist, arranger and musical supervisor Michael Tyack.

Delia has also starred in The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber (RUG), which toured Australia, New Zealand and Asia in 2011, portrayed the Bird Woman in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins 2012 and played Margaret Frankel/Dorothy Richmond in the premiere of The Great Art War for The Court Theatre. Most recently Delia has appeared as Donna Sheridan in Mama Mia for Auckland Music Theatre/Amici Productions, she featured in the Melbourne production of Sondheim On Sondheim (Manilla Street Productions) and as Margaret Lord in High Society for The Hayes Theatre Company.

Daniel Assetta

Rum Tum Tugger

DANIEL ASSETTA is one of Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming performers. He trained at The Glenda Yee School of Dance and graduated from ED5 International with a Diploma of Performing Arts. Daniel made his musical theatre debut in Wicked and toured throughout Australasia with the show. His credits also include Opera Australia productions of Carmen, Tosca, Turandot, Billy Budd, Carmina Burana and The Magic Flute. Television appearances as a dancer include The ARIA Awards, X Factor, So You Think You Can Dance and Young Talent Time. He has worked alongside artists such as Guy Sebastian, Kate Miller-Heidke and Kelly Rowland. Daniel was a recent finalist for the highly prestigious Rob Guest Endowment and was honoured with the Playbill Future Prospect Award.


Amy Berrisford


AMY BERRISFORD graduated from Dance World Studios in 2004 and has worked consistently in musical theatre, television and film. Amy is thrilled to be continuing her tour with CATS, having most recently completed tours in South Korea, Singapore and Macau. During 2013 & 2014, Amy was a part of the original cast for the World Premiere of King Kong Live on Stage. Her theatre credits also include; Promises, Promises and Sweet Charity for the Production Company; the Australasian tour of Chicago; Guys and Dolls; and We Will Rock You Asia tour. Her TV / Film credits include; Assistant Choreographer for Australian film Boytown; Channel 7’s TV Turns 50; and the Lead Singer in Foxtel’s The Singing Office.

Madeline Cain


MADELINE CAIN is a graduate of the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (Bachelor of Music Theatre). Since graduating Madeline has performed in a variety of roles. Madeline’s credits include; lead singer on board the Pacific Princess; a soloist in Encore! for Tokyo Disney Sea; Jekyll & Hyde for TML Enterprises; and Gale Edward’s acclaimed production of Chess for The Production Company. In 2010, Madeline performed in the Australian premiere of Georgia Stitt’s, Alphabet City Song Cycle and the following year was honored to perform with Georgia Stitt and John Bucchino as part of their Australian concert series. Having previously played the role of Jellylorum, Madeline rejoined the cast of CATS in 2014 in the role Olivia and toured to South Korea, Singapore and Macau. Madeline is delighted to be continuing in the role of Olivia for the Australia / New Zealand tour.

James Cooper

Admetus / Macavity (Dance Captain)

JAMES COOPER grew up in a small town in Tasmania where he began dancing at a young age.He moved to Melbourne to study at the Victorian College of the Arts before he was fortunateenough to begin touring with CATS at the age of nineteen.  He has played several roles over thepast eleven years and is thrilled to be revisiting the role of Admetus / Macavity once again. Jameslives in Tasmania and when not touring, works as a teacher at Body Language Dance Schoolwhere he began his dance training many years ago.

Erin Cornell

Stand-by Grizabella

Erin graduated from The Victorian College of the Arts in Musical Theatre on a Whitehorse Arts Council scholarship. Erin’s credits include; Cindy in Beauty Spot, Elphaba in Wicked (USJ, Japan); Eddie Perfect’s workshop of Shane Warne-The Musical; and The Production Company’s Damn Yankees. Her UK credits include Bohemian Rhapsody- West End stars sing Queen (Original Cast, National and International Tour), An Evening with Dame Edna, John Bucchino and Friends and Mona in A Class Act while performing simultaneously in her well-reviewed one woman show An Evening with Erin Cornell. Australian television credits include Neighbours (Channel 10), Lowdown, Race relations (ABC) and Before The Game (Channel 10). Earlier this year, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra invited Erin to be their special guest artist for their annual gala event. Erin recently played the role of Grizabella in CATS for Korea, Singapore, Macau and return season to Korea.


Jade Hui-Wen Coutts

Victoria / The White Cat

A ballerina all her life, JADE COUTTS started ballet at the age of three in Singapore and upon moving to Cairns with her family in 1996, continued her training at Turning Pointe Dance Studios under the direction of Leticia Savage. In 2005, at just age fourteen, Jade relocated to Melbourne to train at The Australian Ballet School. In 2008 she continued her dance training at Queensland University of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance). Jade’s professional performance credits include; Launch Pad with Expressions Dance Company in 2010; In One Day with The Melbourne Ballet Company in 2011; and in 2014 Jade made her musical theatre debut on the Australian tour of The King and I.


Emma Delmenico

Resident Choreographer / Swing

EMMA DELMENICO 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 Victorian State Opera; and The Nutcracker for The Australian Ballet Company. From 1999 to 2001, she performed the role of Victoria in CATS during the Australian Big Top Tour before going on to become Dance Captain and Swing for the World Tour. In 2014 Emma took on the role of Resident Choreographer and Swing for CATS, which commenced touring in 2014 in South Korea, followed by tours to Singapore, Macau and a return tour to South Korea. On the musical Wicked, Emma toured Australia, Singapore and Korea as Resident Dance Supervisor and Swing and continued as the Australian Dance Supervisor overseeing Wicked’s most recent Australian tour. Other performance credits include; Mack and Mabel and Bye Bye Birdie for The Production Company and various children’s theatre productions, television, films and commercials.

Andrew Dunne


Over the past 25 years ANDREW DUNNE has appeared in numerous productions throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia regions. Andrew most recently toured in CATS to South Korea, Singapore and Macau. In 2009 and 2010, Andrew toured with CATS across the Asia-Pacific region to countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, the Philippines and China. In 2011 he appeared in the new Australian production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. Previous Musical Theatre highlights include; The Phantom of the Opera; Me and My Girl; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; The Pirates of Penzance; South Pacific; Annie Get Your Gun; La Cage Aux Folles; Fiddler on the Roof; the premiere season of Genesis to Broadway in 2012; and A Picnic with Cole Porter. Andrew has performed extensively across regional Australia in many productions for children including; The Tales of Peter Rabbit; Puff the Magic Dragon; Winnie the Pooh; Pinocchio; Possum Magic; and is also well known for his performance as the hilarious Mr Toad in The Wind in the Willows for The Australian Shakespeare Co. Opera and Theatre production highlights include Carmen; Dido & Aeneas; Aesop’s Fables; Loving Friends; Billy Liar; Pride & Prejudice; and Fallen Angels.


Matt Edwards


A graduate of the National Theatre Drama School and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Music Theatre), Matt has been performing for as long as he can remember. Matt’s previous work includes: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown for Blackbird Productions, Elegies (WAAPA), lead production singer on the Pacific Dawn (P&O), The Diamond Horseshoe at Tokyo Disneyland, Shaggy in Scooby Doo the Musical for Life Like Touring, My Fair Lady for Opera Australia and a previous season of CATS for The Really Useful Group. As well as performing Matt keeps himself busy in the digital side of the arts with marketing company ACMN, Emptyhead Designs and as Digital Director of theatre news website Matt is proud to have been an Equity member since 2002.


Christopher Favaloro

Quaxo / Mr. Mistoffelees

Sydney born CHRISTOPHER FAVALORO studied at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and continued his training at Ev & Bow Full-time Dance Training Centre. At 18, he represented the Sydney Dance Company for the International Mayors’ Congress. Christopher then joined the Melbourne Ballet Company as a soloist for their 2008 and 2009 seasons. In 2009, Christopher was accepted into the Cirque du Soleil Casting Database and was awarded his RAD Solo Seal. He then toured Australia with West Side Story as Anxious. In 2012, Christopher joined Mod Dance Company as Principal Dancer under the direction of Brett Morgan and Graeme Murphy performing Suite Synergy. Soon after, Christopher performed in many of Opera Australia’s productions including Baz Luhrmann’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merry Widow, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Orpheus in the Underworld, Ballo & Graeme Murphy’s Aida. Christopher has since toured with Cats as Mr. Mistoffelees in South Korea, Singapore & Macau.

Keanu Gonzalez

Alonzo / Rumpus Cat

KEANU GONZALEZs training began in 2007 when he enrolled into Brent Street School of Performing Arts. In 2013, at the age of 16, Keanu had his musical theatre debut when he joined the cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical as their youngest ensemble member, in the cover role of Scott Hastings. Keanu’s credits include: performing as part of 13 Rooms under the direction of Rafael Bonachela; dancing in Stephan Tannos’s music video Run Boy Run; Dave and Kerley Show; Saturday Disney; and Don’t Stop Believing Pilot to name a few.


Dominique Hamilton


During the past 18 months, DOMINIQUE HAMILTON has taken great pleasure performing the role of Rumpleteazer in the Asian tour of CATS, a role her mother Laura performed in the original Australian production 29 years ago. Prior to joining CATS, Dominique played the title role in the children’s production Dora the Explorer LIVE! Search for the City of Lost Toys, in countries all over the world including Egypt, Ireland, Spain and London’s West End, whilst simultaneously holding the position of the show’s Dance Captain. Dominique made her professional debut with Barbra Streisand at the age of ten and has taken great joy in voicing various characters for children’s CDs.


Ross Hannaford


ROSS HANNAFORD made his professional musical theatre debut over 20 years ago, playing the role of Tiny Tim in Scrooge. Since his debut, Ross has gone on to work extensively throughout the industry, his most recent role being that of Tobias Ragg in the Victorian Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd. His theatre credits include; Paul in A Chorus Line; James in Beyond Desire at the Hayes Theatre; King Kong Live on Stage; the original Australian company of Wicked; the Australian and Japanese tours of We Will Rock You; Theo in Pippin for Kookaburra; Colin in The Secret Garden; and SHOUT the Musical. For the Production Company, Ross has played; Clarius in Camelot; Junior in Little Me; featured in Thoroughly Modern Millie; and Sweet Charity. Ross has further pursued his love of the arts through composition, choreography, teaching and directing. He is an active supporter of the Rob Guest Endowment, a fund dedicated to the support of young Musical Theatre talent in Australia.


Ashleigh Hauschild


Originally hailing from Adelaide, ASHLEIGH HAUSCHILD moved to Melbourne in 2011 and subsequently graduated from APO Arts Academy, where she had studied Musical Theatre and Dance. Ashleigh’s credits include; Hansel and Gretel for The State Opera of South Australia; the Victorian Cancer Council’s Tuxedo Junction Raise The Roof; Lilly in Cinderella with the Victorian Opera; lead vocalist at the Port Adelaide Fundraiser Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre; and the national tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.


Sam Hooper


SAM HOOPER is a 2011 graduate of the VCA Bachelor of Music Theatre, where he was awarded the Cassidy Bequest Scholarship in his graduating year. He began performing at the age of 11 and at the age of 13, Sam appeared in Cameron Macintosh’s Oliver! He was recently part of the original cast of the world premiere production of King Kong Live on Stage. Other credits include; performing with Robert Sturrock’s Industry Dance Company in Exogenesis; and his own cabaret Sounds of Silence, which he wrote and choreographed. While at the VCA, Sam choreographed the new musical Dreamsong. Most recently Sam has been touring abroad with CATS and is thrilled to be bringing the show to audiences at home.

Erin James


ERIN JAMES graduated from WAAPA in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theatre, achieved her ATCL in voice, 2002 and was awarded the 2007 Bound For Broadway TDP/ASCAP Scholarship to study and perform in NYC. Erin’s professional music theatre credits include; Fiddler On The Roof; the Asia-Pacific tour of CATS from 2008 to 2010; the Australian tour of Love Never Dies; Opera Australia and Gordon Frost Organization’s South Pacific and The King and I tours; Side By Side By Sondheim; and Enda Markey’s Blood Brothers in Sydney and Melbourne. Erin James was Resident Director and Vocal Soloist in The Australian Voices’ 2011 touring production of Moon. Her debut feature film The Little Death, written by Josh Lawson, earned her AACTA and FCCA nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Erin is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.


Thomas Johannson


THOMAS JOHANSSON studied dance at Ballarat Ballet Centre, Dance World Studios’ (Diplomaof Classical Ballet 2005) and on a full scholarship at Ballet Theatre Victoria, graduating in 2008.He has since amassed an impressive body of work. With Duprada Dance Company andTasmanian Classical Ballet Company, Thomas has performed many principal roles includingFranz in Coppelia, Albrecht in Giselle, Cavalier in The Nutcracker and Prince Siegfried in SwanLake. Other professional credits include Gurn in La Sylphide with the Young Dancers Company ofCentral Queensland (2012) under the direction of Mr Harry Haythorne MBE; The White Bat forDanceworks Productions (Malaysia 2013); Turandot (2013), The Pearlfishes (2013) and MadamaButterfly (2013) all for Opera Australia; and Pouncival in CATS (Asia Pacific tour 2014-15).

Emily Keane


EMILY KEANE is thrilled to reprise her role as Cassandra in CATS, having just completed tours to South Korea, Singapore and Macau. In 2007 Emily launched her professional stage debut with this very production, which also toured South East Asia and Australia. Emily trained in dance at the Victoria College of the Arts Secondary School and at Dance Factory. She is a champion in Calisthenics, having competed and won at both State and National level competitions. In 2014 Emily appeared in the touring production of Hair: Summer of Love, directed by Paul Malek and in Dollhouse, a touring 10 piece pop, rock & soul girl group.

Sarah Kate Landy


SARAH KATE LANDY has performed the lead roles of Ellen in the Australian production of Miss Saigon and in London’s West End the role of Sophia (1st cover Annette) in Saturday Night Fever. In Germany and later in New Zealand, Sarah played the role of Ashley and covered the roles of Pearl and Dinah in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. In the Australian and New Zealand tours of Mary Poppins, Sarah covered the roles of Mary Poppins, the Bird woman and Katy-Nanna

Other credits include; Mack n Mabel; Follies; The Man with the September Face; and the 2010 Grand Final in Australia’s Got Talent.


Bree Langridge


Bree Langridge is a proud Palawa woman, born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania where she trained at Body Language Dance Studio. Bree then relocated to Melbourne where she graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts.

Most recently Bree produced, wrote and starred in Little Diana and the Big Fuzz which played at Sydney and Melbourne Cabaret Festival.
Theatre Credits include; Showboat for The Production Company; Queens of the Outback for Simonsez; the Truly Scrumptious cover Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for TML Enterprises; tours of both Australia and Asia with WICKED for GFO; Lazy Town Live for Andrew Kay and Associates; and played Wendy in Peter Pan’s Never Neverland at Universal Studios Japan.

She has performed and choreographed for 10 Days on the Island; Festival of Voices, Brisbane Cabaret Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival.


Tobias Madden


Originally from Ballarat, TOBIAS MADDEN began his training at the Ballarat Ballet Centre. He then studied at Brent Street in Sydney, and completed a Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2009. Shortly after graduating, he sailed around the world as the Singer / Dancer and Dance Captain onboard the Pacific Princess, returning home to perform as Valentine in the Aus / NZ tour of Mary Poppins and in which he understudied and performed the role of Bert. He has appeared as Corporal Calvin in Guys and Dolls and Rod in Singin’ in the Rain, both for The Production Company. Most recently, he performed as Paul in Vic Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Loving Repeating. Other credits include Pippin, Oklahoma!, Hollywood Honkytonk and various workshops in Melbourne and Sydney. Tobias is also a qualified and practicing remedial massage therapist.


Matt McFarlane


MATTHEW MCFARLANE graduated from WAAPA in 2007 and was most recently cast alongside some of Australia’s most profiled artists in the highly anticipated new TV contemporary comedic opera The Divorce for the ABC. His stage credits include; True Minds for the Melbourne Theatre Company; Danny in Grease; Cinderella’s Prince and the Wolf in the Victorian Opera’s production of Into The Woods, directed by Stuart Maunder; Nanki-Poo in The Mikado for the Court Theatre Christchurch; Sunday in the Park with George for the Victorian Opera; understudy for Phantom and Raoul in the premiere Australian production of Love Never Dies; Priscilla – Queen of the Desert the Musical; The Production Company’s Damn Yankees; the Sydney season of Guys and Dolls; and FAME -The Musical. Matthew’s TV credits include; The Dr Blake Mysteries; Blue Heelers; Neighbours; various television commercials and training videos. He is also a regular voice over artist.


Holly Meegan


The 2014 South Korean tour of CATS marked HOLLY MEEGAN’s professional musical theatre debut. Since then she has toured in the role of Jennyanydots to Singapore, Macau and a return season in South Korea. Holly professionally trained at WAAPA and graduated after completing two years of Classical Voice and a Bachelor of Musical Theatre. At WAAPA she starred as Belle in Beauty and the Beast and after graduating, Holly premiered her one-woman cabaret Spare a Dime for the Divas at the Butterfly Club. Holly’s credits include a number of educational musicals with Echelon Productions and a workshop for the Seven Soprano’s new show Reverie.

Stephen Morgante

Resident Director / Swing

STEPHEN MORGANTE received his certificate in contemporary dance from the Centre for the Performing Arts in Adelaide before being accepted into and graduating from the Australian Ballet School. In 1985 Stephen joined The Australian Ballet. During his 10 years in the company he attained the position of Leading Soloist touring overseas to many countries including Japan, China, the former Soviet Union and the United Kingdom where he performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in the a Bicentennial Royal Gala Performance and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. After retiring from The Australian Ballet he joined the Australian and New Zealand tour of The Phantom of the Opera. Stephen joined the Big Top cast of CATS in 1999 and has toured with different productions of CATS ever since establishing the position of Resident Director since 2003. Stephen was also a cast member of the 2001 production of Singin’ in the Rain; the 2006 production of Dirty Dancing; and Sydney Dance Company’s Tivoli. Stephen was part of the creative team and Resident Artist Director of Operations for The House of Dancing Water in Macau from 2010 to 2012.

Samantha Morley

Jellylorum / Griddlebone

SAMANTHA MORLEY has a career spanning over twenty years in all areas of performance. Television credits include guest roles on; The Dr Blake Mysteries; Offspring; and House Husbands. In film, Samantha has appeared in; Just Add Honey; The Three Ages of Sasha; The Pinion (short); The Last Factor (short); and The Decommissioning (short). On stage, Samantha has performed in blockbuster musicals such as; Billy Elliot in the role of Billy’s mother; The Boy From Oz; The Sound of Music; and Fiddler on the Roof to name a few. 2015 marks a return for Samantha to CATS, having previously toured internationally with the show. As a Jazz and Soul vocalist, Samantha has worked with many of Australia’s finest musicians including Grand Wazoo, B Sharp Big Band, Daryl McKenzie Orchestra, John Montesante Quintet, as well as her own jazz ensembles. She was a member of the acclaimed vocal trio, The Funky Divas and it was during her time with this vocal trio, Samantha appeared as part of the support act to the legendary Barry White in his final Australian Concert Tour. In 2012, Samantha recorded her first jazz album titled The Nearness of You.

Brent Osborne


BRENT OSBORNE has studied Dance and Gymnastics from the age of 10. After many years of studying all styles of dance and acrobatics, Brent went on to perform in the Australian/Asian tour of CATS throughout 2009 and 2010. Brent started the tour as Tumblebrutus, and then moved into the role of Mungojerrie. Brent has performed the incredibly athletic role of Sportacus in the Lazytown. Brent was involved in the global premiere of King Kong Live on Stage and he was a part of the Kingsmen ensemble, which received a Helpmann Award for Outstanding Theatrical Achievement. Most recently Brent has been on tour with Cats throughout South Korea, Singapore and Macau and is delighted to be making a returning home to Australia with CATS in the role of Mungojerrie.

Josh Piterman

Bustopher Jones / Gus / Growltiger

JOSH PITERMAN trained at The University of Ballarat Arts Academy in Australia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) in 2006. His musical theatre credits include Edward in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers; Corny Collins in the UK tour of Hairspray; Ramon Gutierrez in An Officer And A Gentleman; Michael in Grease 2; The Caliph in Kismet for The Production Company; Tony in the Australian tour of West Side Story; and George in The Drowsy Chaperone for Melbourne Theatre Company alongside Geoffrey Rush. Josh has also enjoyed a career as part of the international pop-opera group The Ten Tenors. Josh recently created and opened PITFIT; Australia’s only fitness studio for the Performing Arts.


Taylor Scanlan

Bill Bailey

TAYLOR SCANLAN only graduated this year from Patrick Studios Australia’s full time Performing Arts program. Last year marked his first professional musical theatre debut in The Production Company’s La Cage Aux Folles. Commercially, Taylor has performed for corporate clients including Icons of Style – Spring Runway at Chadstone, Tuxedo Junction, Coles, The Body Shop, Specsavers, AMP and Crown Casino. Taylor is also a young entrepreneur and manages his own clothing company called Eskimo Fashion, specialising in dancewear since 2012. Taylor is thrilled to be joining the cast of CATS, a show he’s dreamt of being apart of since he started dancing.

Stephanie Silcock


STEPHANIE SILCOCK began training at Avant Ballet Studio in Adelaide and then full-time training in Melbourne completing diplomas in both Classical Ballet and Performing Arts. Her career highlights include performing as a singer, dancer, actor and aerialist for; Tokyo DisneySea; Royal Caribbean International; TangoKinesis, a contemporary / tango company; and dancing professionally in Argentine tango within Buenos Aires and Australia. Making her musical theatre debut in a previous international tour of CATS, Stephanie first appeared as the role of Electra in South Korea and then played the role of Victoria for the remainder of the tour including the Australian season. She went on to perform in the original cast of the world premiere Australian production of Doctor Zhivago in the role of Young Lara and Katarina. Stephanie has since performed in the Australian production of Annie as the Lily St. Regis understudy and Dance Captain and most recently as female Dance Captain in the Australian and Singapore tours of Grease during which she also understudied the roles of Patty Simcox, Frenchy and Miss Lynch. Stephanie was thrilled to join the CATS family again for the Macau and South Korea season as Sillabub and excited to be back in front of Australian audiences again as Jemima.


Jason Wasley

Old Deuteronomy

In 1993, JASON WASLEY won the Herald-Sun Aria, which enabled him to further his studies in Europe. The following year he represented Australia in the finals of the Placido Domingo World Operalia Competition in Vienna. Jason then worked with the Welsh National Opera’s education program, which included performing Don Giovanni and Escamillio from Carmen. He sang the Boatswain in H.M.S. Pinafore for D’Oyly Carte Opera and Figaro in The Barber of Seville for British Youth Opera. He also sang Kullervo in the British premiere of Aulis Sallinen’s Kullervo before making the change from Baritone to Tenor. In 2010 and 2011, Jason toured with OzOpera’s production of La traviata singing the leading role of Alfredo. On the concert platform, he was tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Sydney Philharmonia. Most recently, Jason has appeared as a Principal Artist with Opera Australia, State Opera of South Australia and UWA Choral Society; he sang Florestan in Fidelio; Max in Der Freischütz and the title role in Rienzi for Melbourne Opera.

Patrick Whitbread


PATRICK WHITBREAD grew up in Newcastle and started his training in the performing arts at the age of 15. He only recently graduated from the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2014. His professional career began as a back-up dancer for The Veronicas on their 2009 tour. He has performed in Bring it On (Supply Evolution); Riff in West Side Story, choreographed by Lisa O’Dea; Dance Captain in Hair, directed Tanya Mitford; Merrily We Roll Along, directed Jason Langley; and Reefer Madness, directed Andrew Lewis. Patrick performed at the Government House in 2014 and won the 2014 Julie Michael competition in Musical Cabaret. Patrick has been teaching tap, jazz and music theatre freelance for years and is thrilled to be making his professional Musical Theatre debut with CATS.