Leading The Addams Family, in the role of Gomez, will be one of Australia’s finest leading men – John Waters. With an outstanding 40 year career in television, film and theatre, he is much loved by Australian audiences across generations.
He is a highly respected television actor, appearing in the Logie Award winning prime time series Offspring currently in its third series and previously in All Saints (Australian Film Institute Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Nomination 2006). Other landmark credits include Rush, All The Rivers Run, Alice To Nowhere, Nancy Wake, Underbelly III, City Homicide amongst many others. John was recognised early in his career and was awarded with the Logie for Best New Talent for his performance in Division 4 (1975). He boasts an impressive film resume including his Australian Film Institute Award winning performance in Boulevarde of Broken Dreams (Best Actor 1988).
As a theatre performer, John has appeared in many productions across London and Australia. From Claude in Hair, to Pontius Pilate in the arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar; Robert Chiltern in the hugely successful Sir Peter Hall’s production of An Ideal Husband; Professor Higgins in My Fair Lady and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Other theatre credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona, Dracula, They’re Playing Our Song, Children of a Lesser God, A Little Night Music, The Graduate, Oliver!, The Women in Black, Let It Be, The Graduate and The Rocky Horror Show.
John is also an accomplished musician, and performed in the national tour of his brilliantly observed role of John Lennon Looking Through A Glass Onion. This self-written one man show, which also played six months on London’s West-End, is currently touring again across Australia.
Chloë is probably best known for her portrayal of Ulla, the Swedish blonde bombshell in The Producers-The New Mel Brooks Musical which won her five awards, including the 2005 Helpmann Award. Chloë studied in London under scholarship from Sir Cameron Mackintosh and returned to Australia as an original cast member of Crazy For You. Musical theatre credits include Chicago-The Musical, Sweet Charity, Wizard Of Oz, Shout!, Oliver!, Billy Elliot, the title role in Thoroughly Modern Mille (The Production Company), Irene in Crazy For You (TPC), Broadway Showstoppers with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Chloë Dallimore’s Magic of Musicals at Taronga Zoo Twilight Series 2009, Showstoppers with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra 2009. Recent appearances include The Spirit of Christmas with the Queensland Symphony and Palms at Crown with Todd McKenney, and is currently appearing on stage in the role of Lily in GFO’s 2012 revival of Annie.
Russell has had a successful career in film, television and theatre spanning over 20 years. He made his feature film debut in the critically acclaimed Soft Fruit, for which he received the 1999 AFI Award for Best Actor and was nominated for a Film Critics’ Circle of Australia Award. He has appeared in Romulus My Father, which also saw him nominated for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor, Oranges and Sunshine, Clubland, Lantana, Garage Days, Ned Kelly, View From Greenhaven Drive, The Wannabes and Hey Hey it’s Esther Blueburger. Russell’s television credits include Rake Series 1 and 2, Wild Boys, Spirited, My Place Scorched, the Blackjack series, ABC TV’s Loot, All Saints and White Collar Blue. Theatre credits include God of Carnage, Wonderful World of Dissocia and The Unlikley Prospect of Happiness (STC), Toy Symphony and Stuff Happens both of which earned him a Helpmann Award for Best Supporting Actor, Babyteeth, Ray’s Tempest, The Underpants, The Laramie Project, Yibiyung and The Ham Funeral (Company B).
Teagan graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts (Music Theatre) in 2006. She then went on to study full time dance under the guidance of Robert Sturrock. Teagan most recently appeared as Francine, in the Sydney season of Jersey Boys. Before that she performed the role of Sharpay Evans in Disney’s High School Musical – Live on Stage. For The Production Company she has appeared in Follies and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. TV credits include Camp Rock The Tasman (The Disney Channel), It Takes Two, Carols in the Domain and The Morning Show.
Ben graduated from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (Music Theatre) in 2009. At WAAPA, his theatre credits include 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), RENT (Tom Collins), Parade (Newt Lee) and he took part in the Perth International Arts Festival in Don’t Look Back. Since graduating, Ben’s theatre credits include Oklahoma! (Jud Fry) and Magnormos’ Merrily We Roll Along. Ben made his solo cabaret debut in 2010 in Monsters in My Closet at The Butterfly Club. Ben recently performed in the Australian premiere of It’s Only Life by John Bucchino and in the Melbourne and Sydney seasons of Love Never Dies.
Meredith has been an entertainer for over 25 years. Theatrical highlights include the play, Starkers, first Australasian tour of Les Miserables, Hello Dolly (national tour), Chess (understudy Florence), The New Rocky Horror Show ( Magenta/Usherette Alternate), Gypsy (Tessie Tura), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Smitty), The Producers (Hold Me-Touch Me: Green Room and Helpmann Award nominations), Karaoke the Musical (Tammy), Rain (Julia Gillard), Love Never Dies ( understudy Madame Giry); and her cabaret Only Just Begun. She has co-written three musicals with Guy Noble. She’s appeared in TV shows, commercials, corporate films and voiceovers. Meredith has fronted big bands, Tres Mambo, Horns Plus and her jazz quintet, The Mezzanines.
Casting information for Pugsley Addams is coming soon …
Daniel has been involved in local theatre since the age of 6 when he played Ricky in The Seven Year Itch. Daniel enjoys learning singing and studying the trombone. He also fills his free time with cricket, soccer and snow skiing. Daniel is thrilled to be making his professional debut in The Addams Family.
Blake is 11 years old and made his professional debut in Carmen and La Boheme (Opera Australia). Recently Blake toured with Mary Poppins (Disney/Cameron Mackintosh) playing the role of Michael Banks in Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. Blake is thrilled to be in The Addams Family and would like to thank his family, friends and T&E Management.
Jaxon is from Ipswich and The Addams Family marks his professional debut. He has recently performed in 13 – The Musical (Javeenbah Theatre) and Seussical The Musical (Spotlight Theatre). Jaxon would like to thank all of his amazing teachers, especially his singing teacher Jacqui Devereux, friends at ITStudios and his family for their constant love and support.
Anthony, an elite gymnast from the age of 6 and member of the NSW High Performance Squad, is currently appearing as Jeremy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Tim Lawson). Anthony would love to thank his family for their love and commitment, his gymnastics coaches and his Teachers at The MacDonald College.
Since the age of four Liam has delighted audiences. Liam’s introduction to musical theatre was in Bugsy Malone (Gosford Musical Society Juniors) and in Peter Pan (Wyong Musical Theatre Company) and makes his professional debut in The Addams Family. Liam would like to thank his mum and dad, manager Robyn Edmonds-King, his family and friends.