Edward Grey is Australia’s freshest faced Leading Man of the stage. Best known for his portrayal of Boq in Wicked (a performance which won him the Broadwayworld.com Philippines People’s Choice Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical). He has performed the role throughout Asia and now Australia for thousands of people and the composer of the show himself, Mr Stephen Schwartz. He graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2010. In his final year of studies there, he was poached by Sydney Theatre Company to play Georg in the Original Australian Cast of the Tony Award Winning Musical Spring Awakening. He then went on to star as Luke in the critically acclaimed revival of Australian Musical Prodigal. In 2010, he also won the Sydney Fringe Award for Best Performance as Jon in John & Jen (a work he also produced). He then had the pleasure of working opposite Australian legend Trevor Ashely in his award-winning show Liza (on an E) in both the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the return season at Melbourne’s Hi-fi Room. Next came the Helpmann Award Winner for Best Musical in 2013, Legally Blonde where Edward played the scene stealing hairdresser in those pink Ugg boots, Kiki.
In 2013, he won the Production Company Award in the Rob Guest Endowment. This scholarship took him to study in New York with the best pedagogues Broadway has to offer, including Liz Caplan, Matt Farnsworth and Craig Carnellia. He is also the 2014 recipient of the coveted Major Fellowship in the Mike Walsh Fellowship. Edward also writes his own cabarets and in 2009 won the Inaugural Julie Michael Cabaret Prize for best Cabaret for his work Frau Fangus’ Revenge.
Edward had the pleasure of performing to over 20 000 people (and many more watching from home) for Carols in the Domain in 2012, The NSW Premiers Concert in 2012, to some 13 000 people in the Sydney Entertainment Centre as well as the prestigious Lord Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Party in 2012. He is also a regular performer at Charity Performances around Australia, including 3 years of Twisted Broadway, a fundraiser for Aus Showbiz Cares Equity Fights Aids.
Television appearances include singing solo on Chanel 7’s The Morning Show, as well as appearances on Sunrise for both Legally Blonde and Spring Awakening, New Years Eve Broadcasts and several television commercials.
As a Director, Edward has lent his skills to Hats Off! for OzShowbiz Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Wicked Sings for Brisbane Youth Services.