NATHAN TALKS ABOUT THE AVENUE

Published on 14th Sep, 2009

In our next On The Couch With Christine we chatted to Nathan Wright, Choreographer of Avenue Q.

Nathan Wright has worked extensively in musical theatre and is respected as both a performer and Choreographer. He has most recently choreographed the new Australian work Breast Wishes in concert, which will then premiere in full production early next year at the Seymour Centre. Recently Nathan staged the finale in Boeing-Boeing and he kicks off 2009 with Gutenberg! The Musical. Nathan is currently the Associate Choreographer on Gale Edwards production of The Rocky Horror Show. Nathan was also the Assistant choreographer to John O’Connor on Gale Edwards production of Company and Assistant to the Director of Choreography (Jason Coleman) 15th Asian Games – Doha for David Atkins Enterprises, The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Draculas Theatre Restaurant.

Nathan began his professional musical theatre career at the age of twelve in The King and I with Hayley Mills. Nathan then went on to perform in Shout! The Story Of The Wild One (Young Johnny), Oh! What A Night, Hot Shoe Shuffle (Tap Bros), Get Happy (Carmen Miranda), Leader Of The Pack (Sydney and Melbourne seasons), Pepper in Mamma Mia! (for which he was nominated for the prestigious Green Room Award as a Best Supporting Actor in a musical), Eurobeat (Russia), Pippin (Theo) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Simon Zealotte).

Film Credits include Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge (The Wicked Faced Boy), and as a motion capture artist in George Millers Happy Feet.

Nathan trained at the Conroy Dance Centre in Brisbane and is thrilled to be choreographing Avenue Q.

The Sydney season of the hit musical, Avenue Q will be extended until 18 October at the Theatre Royal. www.ticketek.com.au

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