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Trevor Ashley

Trevor Ashley is one of Australia’s most sought-after and successful performers. He has built a career and following as an actor, writer, director and international queen of cabaret - but not necessarily in that order.


In musical theatre, Trevor starred as Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables across Australia for which he was nominated for his third Helpmann Award. He has also appeared as Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray and created the role of Miss Understanding in Priscilla Queen Of the Desert: The Musical. Last year he appeared as ‘Fanny Brice’ in Funny Girl with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Opera House.


He recently completed a national symphony tour of Diamonds Are For Trevor, a tribute to Shirley Bassey which was also recorded as a special for Foxtel Arts.  Ashley has previously starred in Liza (on and E), Liza’s Back! (is broken), I’m Every Woman and TWINS with Rhonda Burchmore.


His brand new adults-only panto The Bodybag toured to great acclaim throughout 2018, completing the trilogy of Fat Swan and Little Orphan TrAshley.

In 2015, Trevor made his directorial debut with Heathers: the Musical, a cult hit that began life at the Hayes Theatre Co, and transferred to QPAC, Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sydney Opera House. In 2016 he also directed, again for the Hayes, Mack and Mabel. He also conceived and directed Hear Me Roar, starring 6 of Australia’s great female vocalists.

FABalice Festival would like to acknowledge and truly respect the Arrernte people, both past, present and emerging, from this land. Always was Aboriginal land, always will be!

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