Michael Falzon – Cabaret Feature Act
Based in Sydney, Australia
Michael Falzon is an Australian actor, singer and songwriter. He has been performing his way around the world through stage, cabaret, film, television and in concert since starting out at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre in The Pirates of Penzance in 1994. He subsequently toured Australasia in various productions, creating an international events entertainment company along the way. His break-through role came in 2003 when he was cast by none other than Queen’s Brian May & Roger Taylor to star in We Will Rock You. Directed for the first time by the musical’s author, Ben Elton, Michael’s ‘Galileo’ enjoyed unanimous critical acclaim and he was invited to reprise the role in Japan.
After WWRY, Michael appeared as ‘Jose De Sousa’ in the penultimate season of Blue Heelers before taking to the stage for Sydney Theatre Company in The Wharf Revue. He recorded his first album, the self-titled EP, released during the Australia & New Zealand arena tour of Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds, in which he re-created the role of ‘The Artilleryman’ – made famous on the 1978 recording by David Essex – opposite luminaries Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) and Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), with Rachael Beck and Shannon Noll. Michael was soon after cast in the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch (QPAC, Karnak Playhouse, Metro Theatre) before being invited to the UK to once again star in We Will Rock You, this time breaking box-office records in the UK’s largest venues including the show’s first-ever arena performances, at Dublin’s O2. Michael then rejoined the cast of The War of the Worlds creating the all-new roles of William Rowland (Astronomer) and Jerome Marvin Krauth (NASA controller) in the arena tour of the UK and Europe.
Michael Falzon returned briefly to Australia to play ‘Homer’ in the acclaimed concert version Adam Guettel’s Floyd Collins but returned more permanently when offered the role of ‘Stacee Jaxx’ (made famous by Tom Cruise in the film version), in the award-winning Rock of Ages. In 2012, Michael appeared as ‘Jason’ in Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days (Darlinghurst Theatre), the male lead in Side by Side by Sondheim (Australian tour) and ‘The Arbiter’ in Chess for Production Company (Melbourne).
Early career highlights include many musicals from Hello, Dolly! to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on screen in various commercials, award-winning short films, Xena: Warrior Princess and in the feature film, Ned (director, Abe Forsythe; producer, Emile Sherman). Michael Falzon co-founded a production company in 2002, supplying special-event entertainment from their London and Sydney offices. After seven years at the helm he sold his shareholding in 2009 and founded Good Egg Creative in Australia and the United Kingdom, creating entertainment and event solutions for Austrade, Melbourne Victory FC, Australian Business UK, Ramsay Healthcare, CPA Australia, Hawthorn Hawks, the list goes on… No stranger to the corporate world, Michael is an accomplished MC and soloist, enjoying engagements for the likes of Porsche, Australian Open Tennis, RBS, Variety, Telstra, Harvey Norman, CBA and CHOGM.
Micheal Falzon has appeared on many antipodean TV talk shows (including GMA, KAK, The Circle, Sunrise…) and Carols by Candlelight (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne), live with Queen in an ACA special and on Dublin’s The Late Late Show. Easily flipping between his own inimitable pop style, musical theatre and classic “popera” – he is at home on stage, with his band or before a Symphony Orchestra, having fronted both Sydney (Opera House) and Adelaide SO’s (Festival Centre), adding Tasmania’s in 2013 (to be released through ABC Classics). Michael plays ‘Kyle’ in the BBC 1 sitcom The Wright Way, starring David Haig.
“Michael Falzon, with a panache that Freddie Mercury would have approved of, simply let rip.” – The Times
“Falzon is absolute perfection… His singing voice is sublime but comes in second to his incredible acting ability” – Time Off
“Falzon has tremendous vocal and stage presence” – The Age
“Falzon never loses his testosterone touch… keyed into the star’s knock-’em-dead raving, the punters were hardly game to blink” – Sunday Mail
“Falzon’s personality completely dominates the theatre, heating the intimate venue like a furnace.” – Gold Coast Bulletin
“Michael Falzon’s miraculous Hedwig is exhilarating and exhausting… he is utterly captivating for 90 intermission-free minutes.” – Australian Stage Online
“Taking the lead as Galileo Figaro, Australian Michael Falzon is striking.” – Edinburgh News
“A vocal style not dissimilar to Freddie Mercury and suits the material well. By the grand finale he has the crowd cheering and calling for more.” – Onstage Scotland
“A powerhouse performance… attributed to the humanity of Falzon’s excellent embodiment.” – Rave
“Michael Falzon brings genuine acting chops to his role” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Michael Falzon is a revelation in this show and had the audience in the palm of his hand with some stellar songs.” – Stagenoise.com
“One of the stand-out performances of the year” – Herald Sun
“Michael Falzon shines, handling difficult repertoire with ease and style.” – West Australian
“A bright young star. Michael Falzon is a show stealer.” – Sunday Herald Sun