Matt Ward- Creator/Host
Is a singer, actor and an internationally trained vocal coach. A graduate of NIDA, Matt has performed and studied in New York, Los Angeles, London and Sydney. Lead roles include ‘Joseph & His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Godspell’, understudy to Rob Guest in the Australian premiere of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’, Tony in ‘West Side Story.
Since returning to Australia Matt has starred in the world premiere production of John Michael Howson’s new Australian musical Pyjamas in Paradise, directed by famed choreographer Tony Bartuccio. Guest starred in the hysterical comedy, Forbidden Broadway (the Arts Centre Gold Coast), From Asia with Love- The James bond Musical, Rice & Easy (The Other Production Co.) and has performed along side some of Australia's finest leading identities in the critically acclaimed musical Chess (The Melbourne Production Co.), staged by International award winning director Gale Edwards, at the Melbourne State Theatre.
Matt is also creator and host of The Greenroom Project, Australia’s only cabaret talk show aimed at discovering and mentoring emerging musical theatre talent.His cabaret and concert credits include: ‘The Baby Grand and Me’, 'Broadway, My Way', ‘One Night Stand", '2 Tenors & a Baby Grand' and "The Mayors Senior Concerts", “The Mayors Christmas Concerts”
Matt Ward was nominated for The 2014 Gold Coast City Australia Day Awards, in the category of Cultural Development, for his creation of The Greenroom Project.
Brad Rush- Musical Director
Working in performing arts, as director, musical director, producer, manager & teacher, with experience in directing many successful productions, Brad started in Musical Theatre from a very early age and highlights of his recent career include Brad‟s roles as Peter Allen, in Boy from Oz and as Julian Marsh in 42nd Street.
Brad‟s piano & vocal performances include club and corporate work working with Cabaret vocal groups such as “City Limits” and “Kizazz”. With a BA in Music, Brad has had his own Music School, training hundreds of talented musicians
Greenroom Team Members
Jodi Malane- Production co-ordinator
Olwen Williams- Production Stage Manager
Charne Louise - mentor
Joey Bagley - mentor