Trevor Ashley to Bring LIZA (ON AN E) to Fringe World Festival 2013, 10-16 Feb
Helpmann nominated performer Trevor Ashley, known most recently for his performance as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, channels the superb talents of cabaret's most idiosyncratic superstar, Liza Minnelli, in the charismatic hit drag show Liza (On an E) in the De Parel Spiegeltent from 10 to 16 February, 2013.
From her marriage to Australia's song-and-dance darling, Peter Allen, to her showbiz family and pill popping antics, plus some special appearances by her mother, Liza dishes the dirt on her extraordinary life like you've never seen her before. Witty banter is interspersed with all her greatest hits, including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and New York, New York, accompanied by a band.
This merciless impersonation by DIVA's 'Entertainer of the Year' will have you laughing, crying and screaming for more.
Ashley has had sell-out and return seasons across Australia with the critically acclaimed Liza (On an E), so come taste the wine... come hear the band... but most of all don't miss the opportunity to see Ashley in a performance of pure star quality.
Performances will play the De Parel Spiegeltent, Perth Cultural Centre, Sunday 10th - Saturday 16th February, 2013. Times: 8.15pm (60 mins). Seven shows only! Prices: $45 Bookings: www.fringeworld.com.au.
Trevor Ashley is often described as 'the busiest man in Australian show-business'. Whether it be as a writer, musical director, performer or producer - there truly is no end to his talents.
Trevor made his big-budget musical theatre debut creating the role of 'Miss Understanding' in the world premiere production of Priscilla Queen of The Desert - The Musical, playing over 600 performances in Sydney and Melbourne. He followed this with Gale Edwards' hit, Jerry Springer the Opera at the Sydney Opera House. Most recently, Trevor won accolades, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards, for his portrayal of Edna Turnblad in David Atkins' production of Hairspray.
With his long time collaborator Phil Scott, he created the Adults-Only Panto FAT SWAN, which sold out it's season at the Seymour Centre, and is set to do the same at The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne in March. He will also appear in concert at the State Theatre, Sydney in his new one-man-show Diamonds are for Trevor, a tribute to Dame Shirley Bassey.
His career in cabaret has led him to perform in New York, London and across Asia, in shows both as himself and in a dazzling array of characters and impersonations. Over the past three years the controversial show Liza (On an E), has sold out seasons nationally, receiving rave reviews. With Courtney Act, he also created and starred in Gentlemen Prefer Blokes, playing seasons at Mardi Gras, His Majesty's (Perth), Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Melbourne's Midsumma.
Trevor was commissioned by the Sydney Opera House to create a brand new show entitled "I'm Every Woman" which showcased his uncanny knack to channel famous females (twelve in all)! He won the Sydney Theatre Award and the Telegraph's Insider Award for best cabaret.
As a producer, Trevor created the cabaret phenomenon Showqueen, having showcased over a hundred cabaret performers and played to constant full houses at the Supper Club in Sydney for almost two years. The series has spawned two CDs, featuring some of the leading lights of cabaret and musical theatre.
Ashley is also a recording artist in his own right, most recently appearing on the soundtrack of Stephan Elliott's film Easy Virtue singing the theme song 'Let's Misbehave' - released worldwide to critical acclaim. He has directed two Hats Off's and created and directed the World AIDS Day Concert which has raised over $100,000 for ACON. Trevor was named one of the 25 most influential Gay and Lesbian Australians in 2011. He also writes an opinion piece in SX, monthly.
His television credits include Comedy Inc., GMA , Australia Day Live, The Mint, and Mornings with Kerri-Anne . As an arranger and orchestrator, he has written for Caroline O'Connor, Todd McKenney, Paul Capsis and Rachel Beck. He has also Musical Directed and accompanied Maria Venuti, Jeanne little and Shauna Jensen.
He has directed Hats Off to the Legends and Hats Off to Kander and Ebb, plus produced and created the World AIDS Day tributes to both Peter Allen and Elton John, all featuring all-star casts and raising close to $100,000 for ACON. He was also named DIVA Entertainer of the Year for 2009.
Trevor has been nominated for two MO awards, and is the winner of several DIVA awards. He is a graduate of the Talent Development Project.