Born, raised and trained in New Zealand, Jamie now calls Melbourne home. Passionate about all aspects of performing and creating theatre, he has dipped his fingers into pretty much all the pies since graduating from NASDA a couple of decades ago. On stage he’s toured with Canterbury Opera, been to Copacabana and even been a Cat. As part of the original Australian cast of ‘Children of Eden’ he’s performed for Stephen Schwartz, he’s also managed to sing for Andrew Lippa and Jerry Sachs and had a great time doing it. He did however forget his tap shoes once, so didn’t make it onto the rooftop to sweep away Ms Poppins. He’s toured with independent theatre companies over the years, most notably for the 2008 Auckland Festival hit ‘Sleep/Wake’ and the 2013 cabaret fever dream national tour that was ‘K’Rd Strip’. Of his own creations, he has written for the stage multiple times, his debut play ‘Shoes’ winning critical accolades, with his sophomore works ‘Becoming The Courtesan’ and ‘Butch Masters: Man of Destiny’ achieving their own degrees of success. He has toured as a cabaret artist around Australasia with fabulous other people bunches of times now, as a resident improv-pianist he has imparted misguided musical wisdom to improve people’s improv, and as a piano bar player he has quite literally rocked all across the South Pacific ocean. In 2020 the opportunity finally arrived for him to (goose) step into a role he believes he was pretty much born for… even Covid couldn’t keep him away. Jamie thanks his lucky stars for the privilege to be able to rudely go where so many have gone before.