Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and Australian theatre producer John Frost AM have today confirmed that actor, comedian and impressionist Gerry Connolly will be joining the upcoming production of Anything Goes in both Brisbane and Melbourne seasons. Connolly is to play the Captain of the S.S. American, taking over Alan Jones who has other commitments and currently will only be performing in the Sydney season.
Connolly will join the other principal cast previously announced: Caroline O’Connor as evangelist turned nightclub singer Reno Sweeney; Todd McKenney as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh; Alex Rathgeber as young Wall Street broker Billy Crocker;Claire Lyon will be American debutante Hope Harcourt; Carmen Duncan in her musical theatre debut as Evangeline Harcourt; Wayne Scott Kermond will play second-rate gangster Moonface Martin; Debora Krizak is Moonface’s girlfriend Erma; and Bartholomew John plays Wall Street banker Elisha J. Whitney.
The principal cast will be complemented by a large ensemble including: Aljin Abella, Annie Aitken, Spencer Bignell, Jan Di Peitro, Samantha Leigh Dodemaide, Xander Ellis, Josh Gates, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Bridget Hancock, Nicholas Kong, Evan Lever, Hayley Martin, Suzie Melloy, Imogen Moore, Glen Oliver, Natasha Paramor, Nathan Pinnell, Jordan Pollard, Ashleigh Rubenach, Mason Schaube, Greta Sherriff, Ashlee Smith and Lyndon Watts.
John Frost and Lyndon Terracini
We’re very happy that Gerry Connolly is able to come aboard the S.S. American for Anything Goes. Gerry is an extraordinary actor and comedian, and will make a wonderful addition to the cast of Anything Goes.