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Internationally acclaimed singing sensation The TEN Tenors are back in the US with their hugely anticipated brand new show celebrating Broadway’s greatest hits, The TEN Tenors On Broadway.

This dynamic live experience is a wonderful collection of Broadway’s most-loved classics sung by ten of Australia’s hottest tenors. Fans will be delighted by this powerful mix of theatrical showstoppers and heart- melting ballads as The TEN Tenors break new ground and take on some of the greatest show tunes in the world.

It is hard to question the international success of The TEN Tenors: they have sold over 3.5 million concert tickets across seven continents, and have four gold and two platinum albums, and two gold and one platinum DVD. But yet they continually strive to challenge themselves and their audience. The TEN Tenors’ unique approach to opera, rock and pop has powered their rise to the top; they have created a sound that is uniquely theirs by bringing rock and classical music together. You can expect the same contrast of raw power and soothing beauty in this special evening of the greatest Broadway songs of all time.

Don’t miss your chance to see not one but TEN leading men performing your favourite Broadway classics.

“The cluster of high voices generates pure electricity and undeniable drama” Los Angeles Times

“The are truly incandescent when performing at the full strength of 10” Daily Variety

“The Vocal Wonder From Down Under… I have seen The Three Tenors, The New York Tenors and a myriad of other tenor triplets over the years – but in this case, size really DOES matter and the “TEN” truly outshine all who came before… As individual vocalists, each and every one is a stand out, but it is when they sing together that the magic truly happens.” Broadway World


Meet the singers

Ben Clark

After an 18 month break from the group, Ben has returned to The TEN Tenors line up, ready and raring to tackle yet another world tour.

During his rest from the group, Ben played the role of Prince Tamino in Opera Australia’s schools touring performance of ‘The Magic Flute’. He also made his song-writing debut, dedicating his first song to Australia’s famous racehorse ‘Black Caviar’, which was then played at Ascot racecourse before her run in June 2012.

Always the class clown at school, entertainment was an inevitable career path for Ben who began performing in his high school musical ‘Anything Goes’ as a short, chubby little sailor.

Since joining The TEN in 2008, there have been many highlights. Singing the US national anthem on September 11 at a San Diego Padres Major League Baseball game and performing the Australian national anthem at the Melbourne Cup in both 2008 and 2011 are certainly up there as some of the best. However, performing for Oprah Winfrey on beautiful Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays definitely takes the cake as the most memorable.

From lost luggage in Russia, to armed guards in Mexico, The TEN Tenors experience for Ben has been an incredible one. He is so happy to be a part of the group and truly hopes you love the show!

Ben Stephens

During his first year with Theatre Nepean, Ben was invited to attend the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) to study Musical Theatre. Whilst at WAAPA, Ben played Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along as well as ensemble roles in My Favourite Year, The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Carousel. Ben was also fortunate enough to work with the late Nick Enright in Summer Rain. In his final year, Ben successfully auditioned for Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro after an invitation from the WA Conservatorium of Music and WA Opera Company.

After too long a break from performance, Ben played Patroclus in a revival of Jon English’s Rock Opera, Paris, for Southern Cross Musicals and also helped in developing new Australian musicals for Kookaburra Musical Theatre Company.

Ben found his ‘inner trailer trash’ for Jerry Springer The Opera, directed by one of the world’s best, Gale Edwards. He most recently returned from an Asian tour of Jekyll and Hyde.

Cameron Barclay

A recent addition to The TEN Tenors, Cameron is a graduate of both the University of Auckland and the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, where he studied singing, French and Italian.

He was a 2010/2011 PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artist for NBR New Zealand Opera and was also a member ChapmanTripp Opera Chorus for three years.

Cameron has performed extensively throughout New Zealand on both the opera and concert stage, and some of his recent highlights include performing in Ken Hill’s Original Phantom of the Opera in Tokyo, Japan; performing the role of Frederic in the New Zealand Tour of The Pirates of Penzance, singing the National Anthem of Argentina for their match against the All Blacks in Wellington, New Zealand and recording Margaret Wegener’s Ode to a Nightingale with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the first recording of this work.

His operatic roles include Alfred, Die Fledermaus; Peter Quint/Prologue, The Turn of the Screw; the title role in Candide; the title role in Albert Herring and Beppe, I Pagliacci. Cameron’s concert and oratorio repertoire includes Messiah, Handel; Missa Solemnis, Beethoven; Creation, Haydn; Magnificat, Bach and Serenade for Tenor Horn and Strings, Britten.

This is Cameron’s first tour with The TEN Tenors and is also the first time he has performed in the USA. Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Cameron also lived and went to school in Avellino, Italy, which he considers to be his second home. He is very excited to be the first New Zealander in this Australian-based group.

Chad Hilligus

Chad gained international recognition on the musical theatre stage starring as Tony in the critically-acclaimed 50th Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story. In addition, Chad has performed leading roles in Show Boat, Bye, Bye Birdie, Scrooge, Hello, Dolly, Oklahoma, State Fair, Godspell, Sound of Music and Street Scene. Originally from Kansas City, Chad has performed with many opera companies and orchestras across the US, Europe and Asia. As the 2009 Pierson Fellow Honoree with San Diego Opera, Chad appeared as Ferrando in Così Fan Tutte and recreated the title role in a new opera Rumpelstiltskin. His other operatic credits include A Waltz Dream (Lyric Opera of San Diego), Madame Butterfly (Sarasota Opera), Faust (Tulsa Opera), The Merry Widow (Lyric Opera of Kansas City), Gianni Schicchi (Chelsea Opera), Il Trovatore (Nashville Opera) and La Bohème (Ash Lawn Opera).

Chad’s first full-length solo album ‘Take Cover’ is now available on iTunes and Spotify.

Jared Newall

Growing up in Perth, Jared fell in love with music theatre at an early age. Some of Jared’s early credits include Oliver, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity and Les Miserables.

Jared began his professional music theatre career in 2007 as part of the tribe in Hair: The American Tribal Love – Rock Musical (Eventainment). Later that year he performed the role of Steve in Rent (Eventainment/YellowGlass).

In 2008, Jared moved to Victoria to attend the University of Ballarat, to study Music Theatre. During his time in Ballarat, Jared had the opportunity to play Homer Collins in Adam Guettel’s Floyd Collins, Joseph ‘Jojo’ Morse in Cy Coleman’s The Life and Muzzy’s Boy/Ensemble in Thoroughly Modern Millie. His highlight was the chance to play the role of Bobby Strong in Urinetown, under the direction of Tom Healey.

After graduating in 2010, Jared was cast in the Australasian Premiere season of It’s Only Life (Stella Entertainment). He worked closely with the show’s composer, John Bucchino, who also accompanied the piece. In early 2011 Jared played the role of David in the concert version of Milk and Honey (Magnormos), as part of their Jerry Herman Triptych.

When he’s home in Australia, Jared plays guitar and performs in bands around Melbourne and Australia. As well as a B.A. in Music Theatre (University of Ballarat), Jared holds an A.T.C.L. in Music Theatre (Trinity College, London) and a Certificate II in Music Theatre (WAAPA).

Joseph Naim

Melbourne born and bred Joseph Naim makes his exciting debut with The TEN Tenors in 2014.

His passion for the performing arts started from an early age and he continued his vocal training with The Ciccone Academy of Performing Arts. Joseph was also granted a scholarship award by APO Arts Academy and graduated from their Music Theatre Course.

Joseph’s most recent performances include Kismet with The Production Company and roles in multiple Magnormos shows, including Pippin, Children of Eden, Hello, Dolly, Milk and Honey and Anyone Can Whistle.

Joseph is very excited to be a part of The TEN Tenors and wishes to thanks his family and parents for their endless support.

Keane Fletcher

A graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Keane has toured with The TEN Tenors since 2010 appearing in concert halls, theatres, opera houses, on television and radio shows across the world.

Highlights include the opening of the UEFA EURO 2012 in Warsaw with Taio Cruz, The 2011 Melbourne Cup, Ready Steady Cook, The Helpmann Awards, Sunrise, The Footy Show, The Perth Telethon and on Oprah’s Ultimate Australian Adventure. He can also be heard on The TEN Tenors’ latest album DOUBLE PLATINUM which peaked at number seven in New Zealand and in the ARIA Top 20 here in Australia.

Previous theatre credits include Jack Daw and understudy Ritchie Valens in the national tour of BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story (Live Theatre Prod.), as the stand-by Mark and Juan in Altar Boyz (Ovations Live), as The College Boy in Hello Again (Gaiety Theatre Co.) and as Father Cody in The Good Fight at the New York Music Theatre Festival.

He has appeared in concert and cabaret in Quarter Life Crisis for the Butterfly Club, in 18 Bites of the Big Apple at The Statement Theatre, as a guest artist for Showqueen Sundays, Short Sweet + Song, Carols in the Domain (Channel Seven), in BUDDY: Unplugged which he produced for SCOSA, and as a special guest performer in YouTube Celebrity Miranda Sings’ sell-out Sydney cabaret season.

He is also a part of the live show Boys In The Band (SMA Productions) which toured to acclaim throughout Australia and Asia in 2012.

Kyle Sapsford

Kyle’s debut with The TEN Tenors marks the pinnacle of his career to date.

Born in the southern suburbs of Sydney, Kyle’s love of performing began at an early age, participating in dramatic classes and workshops, although it wasn’t until his final years of High School where he performed in the productions, The Wiz and Into The Woods, that Kyle realised his passion for singing.

What soon followed was a barrage of musicals, including Beauty and the Beast, Return to the Forbidden Planet (Captain Tempest), West Side Story (Tony), All Shook Up (Chad), Parade (Brit Craig) and Rent (Benny), to name just a few.

Kyle’s study at The Australian Institute of Music led to more opportunities including a tour through China with the musical Kiss Me Kate (as Fred/Petrucchio), Opera Australia’s La Traviata, and the title character of Sweeney Todd. Most recently, Kyle performed the role of Corny Collins in Hairspray with Packemin Productions.

When not touring with The TEN Tenors, Kyle enjoys fishing, soccer and the occasional beer with mates!

Kyle is ecstatic to be performing as one of The TEN Tenors and he would like to thank all of his family and friends for their constant love and support. Kyle dedicates his performance to his late father.

Paul Gelsumini Tour Music Coordinator

Paul graduated from the Monash University with a Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance) in 2008 and as Dux of his year. Following his passions for voice, Paul travelled to Tuscany the following year, engaging in private tuition with a Puccini Master, before being invited to perform as a guest soloist at the inaugural Puccini Festival.

Realising his aptitude for music theatre in addition to opera, Paul later graduated with a Diploma of Arts (Music Theatre) from APO Arts Academy with training in dance, singing and acting.

Paul’s credits include Don Curzio in La Nozze di Figaro, Monostatos from Der Zauberflote and Orpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld. Paul also made regular guest scholar appearances with Australian Music Events, including Opera in the Alps and was one of the Rob Guest Endowment Award top 30 finalists in 2010.

Paul continues to thoroughly enjoy performing with The TEN Tenors. His time off is spent with his beautiful family and friends who are always very supportive and he wishes to thank them for everything.

Robert Barbaro

Born and raised in Melbourne, Robert began singing at an early age and would perform at the local church, which ultimately ignited his passion for theatrical performances.

Whist studying at Monash University, Robert began training in classical voice and performed in theatre and opera companies around Melbourne. His role included; Uldino in Verdi’s Attila, Raoul de St Brioche in Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Marco in Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. He also performed for Opera Australia in the chorus for Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s Aida and Wagner’s Götterdämmerung. Other repertoire includes Schumann’s Dichterlieber and Obadiah in Mendelssohn’s Elijah.

A turning point in Robert’s career was his exciting and emotional portrayal of one of his idols, Mario Lanza, in the Australian tour of Mario Lanza – The Loveliest Night of the Year. Robert was also awarded The Opera Society Vocal Scholarship through the Dame Nellie Melba Opera Trust in 2013, where he has continued to prepare repertoire and train in vocal, performance and acting technique.

Robert is thrilled to be a part of The TEN Tenors and wishes to thank his family and friends for their continued support and encouragement.

Sebastian Maclaine

Sebastian’s first significant venture into music came in 2003 when he performed the role of the Shepherd Boy in Opera Queensland’s production of Tosca. This signalled the beginning of his love affair with opera and classical singing.

Sebastain has since appeared in a number of productions including Britten’s Albert Herring with the Queensland Conservatorium, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (QCGU), Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (QCGU), and in the world premiere of Betty Beath’s Poverello.

He was also the featured tenor in Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the University of Queensland Chorale and in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Brisbane Chorale.

Sebastian graduated from the Queensland in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice. Sebastian has always envisaged a career in music, and was extremely excited to have the opportunity to debut with The TEN Tenors in 2012.

2014 Broadway Show Set List

N.B. The set list is drawn from the following repertoire
Song Musical
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life Spamalot
Anthem Chess
Any Dream Will Do Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat
Bring Him Home Les Miserables
Bui-Doi Miss Saigon
Cheek To Cheek Top Hat
Defying Gravity Wicked
Don’t Stop Believin’ Rock Of Ages
Falling Slowly Once
Hallelujah
Here’s To The Heroes
Jersey Boys Medley Jersey Boys
Lullaby Of Broadway 42nd Street
Music Of The Night Phantom Of The Opera
New York, New York (Bernstein) On The Town
New York, New York (Sinatra)
Oh, What A Beautiful Morning Oklahoma
Over The Rainbow The Wizard Of Oz
Seize The Day Newsies
Send In The Clowns/Anyone Can Whistle A Little Night Music/Anyone Can Whistle
Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat Guys And Dolls
Somebody To Love We Will Rock You
Sound Of Music Medley Sound Of Music
Stranger In Paradise Kismet
The Boxer
The Impossible Dream Man Of La Mancha
This Is The Moment Jeckyll And Hyde
West Side Story Medley West Side Story
You Can’t Stop The Beat Hairspray
You’ll Never Walk Alone Carousel

On Stage Event

Students from area schools that have registered with our On Stage program will be attending the performance and discussing it afterwards.

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