Colin Dean

Ensemble / Baron Elberfeld

Colin Dean has been performing in musical theatre for over 20 years and as a professional singer for over 30. Whether solo or as part of a guitar duo, Old Time Music Hall Troupe, theatre restaurant, leading man in a Broadway style musical or just singing with a pub band, Colin’s variety of experience is vast.

As a proud Tasmanian, Colin has performed in most Tasmanian theatres including Hobart’s magnificent Theatre Royal in leading roles such as Bill Snibson (Me & My Girl), Sky Masterson (Guys and Dolls), Archibald Craven (The Secret Garden) and Captain Von Trapp (The Sound Of Music), as well as some fun roles such as Big Daddy (Sweet Charity), Rooster Hannigan (Annie) and Pap Finn and the Duke (Big River). Other favourite roles include Javert (Les Miserables) at the Derwent Entertainment Centre and Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd) at the Peacock Theatre. There are too many others to mention.

Colin was part of the dancing male ensemble of Billy Elliott in Sydney and Melbourne, whilst understudying and performing in the roles of Dad and George. Colin was also a member of the cast of Jekyll & Hyde that toured South Korea with TML Enterprises, completing a tour of Taiwan with the same cast late in 2010. 2012 saw Colin play various roles, including Squelch the Strong Man in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies. This production was subsequently recorded and released in cinemas and on DVD worldwide through Universal Studios. Most recently Colin played the role of Billy in the Australian premiere of the multi award winning Once at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

Back home in Tasmania, Colin tells the story of his convict heritage through his theatrical tour, Settlement Secrets at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. Colin also performs on the West Coast of Tasmania in Australia’s longest running play The Ship That Never Was as well as at the infamous Cascade Female Factory, South Hobart, in another historical piece called Louisa’s Walk. Colin performs corporate after dinner entertainment with his good friend Andrew Colrain as part of the touring comedy duo The Red Hot Cols in addition to serving it up Rat Pack Style in Croon with Andrew and another long-time friend John X.

Colin’s television credits include the ABC late night show Something Hot Before Bed, and his movie credits include Back From The Dead and Dirt Cheap, in which he played Donald the bumbling hit man. Musical impersonations are Colin’s specialty and while he is still performing, neither Tom Jones nor Elvis will ever die.

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