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WAYNE SCOTT KERMOND


Show business is in Wayne Scott Kermond's blood. Being "born in a trunk" he is the fourth generation performer of the Kermond family. As a young child he learnt to tread the boards while travelling and performing alongside his parents throughout Australia and America. His family tradition has enabled him to acquire skills, such as singing, tap-dancing, acrobatics and slapstick comedy.

 

At the age of 11 years Wayne was introduced to Musical Theatre when Betty Pounder cast him as a tap dancing sailor in Gypsy at Sydney's Her Majesty's Theatre with Gloria Dawn and Toni Lamond.

 

Wayne then kick started his career by co-starring in the musical Barnum – playing the part of the smallest man in the world, Tom Thumb. He went on to preform in Westside Story. Wayne's Musical Theatre credits also include the Sydney Theatre Company's Jonah Jones, Guys & Dolls, HMS Pinafore and the Sydney production of Seven Little Australians.


Featured musical theatre roles include the much loved Mike "I Can Do That" in A Chorus Line, Arab in the later IMG production of Westside Story, the Australian production of Chicago, and most recently the Melbourne Theatre Company's Production ofUrinetown playing the role of Hot Blades Harry for the Sydney Theatre Company season.

He also won acclaim for his starring roles as Buttons and Wishy-Washy in the pantomimes Cinderella and Aladdin co-starring along side Bert Newton, Nancy Hayes and Garry McDonald at the State Theatre in Sydney.

 

Wayne is actively involved with the development of young talent and is a mentor at the Central Queensland University.

 

Wayne's television and feature film credits include dramatic roles in The Shiralee for the South Australian Film Corporation, Boof Marsh in the mine-series The Heroes, and the sequel Heroes 2 – The Return, which broke all ratings records as the most watched mini-series in the UK.


And most recently Wayne co-starred in Kings in Grass Castles, the four-part mini-series shot on location in Australia and Ireland, playing the role of Michael Durack.

 

Wayne's greatest love is performing live.  He has made appearances all over the world in Venues such as The Raffles Hotel Singapore - NYE Gala Dinner, Australian Tourism Gala Dinner - Shanghai China, the Radisson (Regent) and SilverSeas Cruise Ships, Carols in the Domain, Sydney and Jupiters and Crown Casino supporting Rhonda Burchmore in her show Fever.  He also makes regular appearances on the Kerrie Anne Mornings for TCN 9.

 

He took on the challenge to conceive, produce and star in the Australian Musical Comedy, Jive Junkys. The show toured extensively through out Australia and overseas receiving a coveted "Pick of the Fringe" Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

Wayne is most loved for his starring role as Cosmo Brown in the Australian and Asian tour of Singin' in the Rain.  He received standing ovations for his show stopping number Make 'em Laugh.  Most recently Wayne was cast as a principle motion capture performer on the feature film Happy Feet playing the roles of Love Lace and Memphis.

 

Wayne's most recent success is the new Australian Musical Cabaret "Candy Man". He is credited with conceiving and starring in the highly acclaimed "Song & Dance" production which has received standing ovations and rave reviews. He has also just released his own CD that is available from his website.


Wayne has been nominated for a Helpman Award, Green Room Award, Ace Award as well as An Australian Dance Award. Wayne is a recipient of four MO Awards.


Musical Theatre Performer of the Year – 2003
Peter Allen Variety Performer of the Year – 2006
Dance Performer of the Year – 2007
Musical Theatre Performer of the Year – 2008

 

www.waynescottkermond.com.au

 

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