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Ross Hannaford

Ross Hannaford is one of Australia’s most diverse and talented musical theatre performers.

He is currently playing the role of Skimbleshanks in Andrew Lloyd Webbers new Production of Cats – “The delightful, genuine triple threat of Ross Hannaford’s Skimbleshanks” The Age.

Most recently receiving much acclaim in the Victorian Operas production of Sweeney Todd as Tobias Ragg – “Ross Hannaford sings the orphan boy with dexterity, restraint and purity of tone”. The Age.

A career highlight for Ross was obtaining the coveted role of Paul in the Australian tour of A Chorus Line – “Ross Hannaford as Paul was Heartbreaking” Sydney Morning Herald.

2014 saw Ross complete the world premiere of two musicals, James in the star studded Beyond Desire for The Hayes Theatre Company and the highly anticipated King Kong the musical for Global Creatures.

Ross first appeared in professional musical theatre over 20 years ago playing the role of Tiny Tim in Scrooge. Since his debut, he has gone on to work extensively throughout the industry. His previous credits include the original Australian cast of WICKED, Jack in Into the Woods, Theo in Pippin, Carbo in Strange Bedfellows, Colin in The Secret Garden, We Will Rock You and SHOUT the musical. His Production Company credits include Clarius in Camelot, Junior in Little Me, Thoroughly Modern Millie & Sweet Charity.

Ross has further pursued his love of music through composing and writing his own material. He has recorded with Rockcandy productions and the Shed studios, which culminated in a top 10 listing with the Australian songwriting Association.

Ross was a finalist at the inaugural Rob Guest Endowment Concert, Performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne. After his initial involvement, he has stretched his skills further by becoming a key part of the management team driving this cause. Passionate about the need to help young unknown artists pave a career in the Australian industry he also dedicates his time to help manage and support Australia’s leading musical theatre prize.

Website: www.rosshannaford.com.au


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Performance Resume:

Show Role Year
King KongBusker Quartet / Ensemble2016 / 2014
Cats the MusicalSkimbleshanks2015 / 2016
* Please note as AMTDB is in its early stages, this is not the performers complete resume. Just the shows added to our database so far.
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