Drew Anthony


Drew Anthony was born in Mackay, Queensland, Australia on January 14th, 1969 and is the Director. At the age of 55, Drew Anthony biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 14, 1969
Place of Birth
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
55 years old
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Choreographer, Television Actor
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Drew Anthony Life

Drew Anthony (born 14 January 1969) is an Australian actor, director, choreographer, and producer.

He is currently the Creative Director of Kaleidoscope, WA's first light and illumination festival.

He was the Associate Artistic Director/Producer for David Atkins Enterprises (DAE), for the past six years.

He served as Associate Artistic Director/Producer for the 2017 edition of White Night Melbourne and White Night Ballarat, as well as the Assistant Artistic Director for the Sydney Olympic Games' Closing Ceremony, Doha 2011, Rugby World Cup 2011, and the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Vancouver.

Anthony produced the Sony IFA Berlin, Germany, and the Olivia Newton-John and Friends charity gala performance at the State Theatre in Sydney.

Early life

Anthony was born in Mackay, Queensland, and he and his four brothers and sisters were raised on the Gold Coast of Australia. Kay's mother was a member of a successful performing arts academy, and his father, Bryan, was the manager of the Queensland Tourist Bureau in Coolangatta. He had his first dance lesson at the age of four. He appeared in several musicals for the local Spotlight Theatre Company and later Palm Beach Currumbin State High, winning numerous trophies and awards in local dance competitions during his youth and as a student at Currumbin SPS and later Palm Beach Currumbin State High. Anthony gained notoriety in 1984 after winning the Fred Astaire International Jazz and Tap Championship in New York City in both the tap and jazz finals for his age group. This was the beginning of his love affair with New York City, which reignited his passion for musical theatre.


Drew Anthony Career


Anthony performed, danced, and appeared in a number of concerts, corporate shows, and local theatre venues as a student in Queensland and in his early teens. He had the opportunity to work in Australia's (then) sole casino, Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Hobart, Tasmania, as a dancer at 16 years old. He returned to Queensland after six months, and immediately received a phone call from the producers of Me and My Girl, directed by Mike Ockrent) offering him, without audition, an ensemble role in the Australian tour on the recommendation of Australian showbusiness legend Sheila Bradley, with whom he had appeared a few years earlier in Brisbane.

Drew was cast in a number of Australian musical theatre productions, including the original Australian production of Cats (musical), Rasputin, 42nd Street (musical) and Hot Shoe Shuffle after concluding his relationship with Me and My Girl. He was a member of the notorious Pardon Me Boys with Ignatius Jones and made regular appearances on various television shows Midday, Good Morning Australia, and Mornings with Kerri-Anne. He has appeared in Home and Away, Dirtwater Dynasty, Logie Awards, Royal Command Performances, and even appeared in the Kennedy Miller hit comedy Happy Feet. He continues to perform and appeared in Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together, he appeared as The Narrator.

Anthony's dance credits include the Australian musical The Boy From Oz, Jolson, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, and the world premiere of the West End theatre musical Quambatook (costarring Benson). For Rhonda Burchmore and Young Judy for Rachael Beck's Underworld, he choreographed Orpheus in the Underworld for Opera Australia.

Anthony was the Technical Director/Producer for the NRL State of Origin, the World Handball Championships in Doha, Qatar, and he served as the Assistant Artistic Director for the Gold Coast Flag Handover Ceremony at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He arranged the Sony IFA Berlin, Germany, as well as the Olivia Newton-John and Friends charity gala dinner at the State Theatre in Sydney. The evening raised funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal. The lineup included Christine Anu, Carl Barron, Daryl Braithwaite, Kate Ceberano, Tim Freedman, Mark Gable (The Choirboys), Mark Gable, Tim Freedman, Mark Gable, Todd McKenney, Ian Moss, Paulini, Guy Sebastian, Guy Sebastian, and the Brent Street Dancers, as well as the 25-piece Symphony Orchestra.

Anthony wrote and directed A Musical Send Off, an all-star tribute to the Australian Paralympic Team, which raised over $100,000.

A critic wrote:

"If any of the other charity charities that came to Sydney each year wanted to learn how to do a good job properly, the organisers should have been well and truly present last night at the Capitol Theatre for the incredible A Musical Send Off, a charity effort to help the Paralympic team get to Beijing later this year."

Anthony has produced "A Musical Vainta, Grease, The Boy From Oz, Disney's High School Musical, Carlotta's KingsX, and A Very PBC Christmas.

Anthony was associate director on the Australian national tours of Pirates of Penzance, Me and My Girl, Jolson (Mo Award Nomination), 42nd Street, Singin' in the Rain and the UK tours of Hot Shoe Shuffle, The Rain and the UK and UK tours of Hot Shoe Shuffle.'

Anthony has worked on numerous corporate and large-scale events, both in Australia and abroad. He served as the Associate Director of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics and later moved to Doha, Qatar, as the Assistant Artistic Director of the country's biggest entertainment festival, the 2006 Asian Games. He served as the Associate Artistic Director for the Winter Olympics' Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Vancouver, 2010.