Drew Forsthye

Co-creator, The Wharf Revue: Can of Worms

A graduate of NIDA, Drew Forsythe joined The Old Tote Theatre Co as a company member for four seasons which included the opening of the Opera House Drama Theatre

As a member of Nimrod Theatre Co, he has performed in the following: 

  • Biggles (which opened the Nimrod, now Stables Theatre)
  • The Bacchoi (which opened the New Nimrod, now Belvoir St. Theatre)
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Richard the Third
  • Twelfth Night
  • The Seagull
  • Gone With Hardy
  • Comedy of Errors
  • The Club
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Venetian Twins
  • Three Sisters
  • The Servant of Two Masters

Most of these performances were with John Bell mentoring and directing.  

With Sydney Theatre Company, he has performed in the following:

  • Most of the 26 Wharf Revues
  • Shorts at the Wharf (which opened the Wharf Theatre)
  • Hedda Gabler
  • The Way of the World (1983)
  • Amadeus
  • Emerald City
  • Big and Little
  • The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus
  • The Recruit
  • Volpone
  • Harbour
  • The Republic of Myopia (which opened the Roslyn Packer Theatre)
  • The Way of the World (2003)
  • The Give and Take
  • Under Milk Wood
  • Mrs Warren’s Profession

He has also appeared in a number of musicals, including:

  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Big River
  • Lasseter
  • The Threepenny Opera
  • The Mikado
  • Pirates of Penzance
  • HMS Pinafore
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  • The Merry Widow

With the ACO, he has appeared in Michael Leunig’s Carnival of the Humans, and with The Song Company, L’Amfiparnaso, a concert.

He has also appeared in a variety of films and TV shows, including: 

  • Stone
  • Deathcheaters
  • Caddie
  • Newsfront
  • Doctors and Nurses
  • Ginger Meggs
  • Burke and Wills
  • Annie’s Coming Out
  • Travelling North
  • Billy’s Holiday
  • Ned
  • Devil’s Dust
  • David Tench Tonight
  • The Miraculous Mellops
  • The Dingo Principle
  • The Party Machine
  • Whose Baby
  • Three Men and a Baby Grand

He has won a number of awards, including: 

  • Green Room Award, Best Actor in a Musical (The Mikado)
  • Variety Award, Best Actor in a Musical (The Venetian Twins)
  • AFI Award, Best Supporting Actor (Caddie)
  • Penguin Award, Best Actor in a Mini-Series (Whose Baby)

As a writer, he has penned The Wharf Revue, The Republic of Myopia, Three Men and a Baby Grand and The Last Man Standing.

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