Australian Premiere Cast Announced for An American in Paris

About The Lead Cast

Robert Fairchild

Robert Fairchild made his Tony Award®-nominated Broadway debut in 2015 in An American in Paris, and then reprised it in London’s West End. He was awarded the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World, National Dance and Astaire Award for this performance and was nominated for the Evening Standard and Drama League Awards. From 2009 to 2017, Fairchild performed as a Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet.

Leanne Cope

Leanne Cope is a British Tony and Grammy Award-nominated dancer and actor and originated the role of Lise Dassin in the Broadway and West End productions of An American in Paris. She began her career at The Royal Ballet, where she was First Artist, after graduating from The Royal Ballet School. 

Cameron Holmes

Cameron Holmes started dancing at the age of three at his mother’s dance school, Donna Jean’s Danceforce and performed as Young Billy in Billy Elliot the Musical when he was eight years old. He progressed to full-time ballet training at Tanya Pearson’s Classical Coaching Academy in 2016 and joined The Australian Ballet in 2018. He first performed with The Australian Ballet in its 2017/18 season of Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

Australian Premiere Cast Announced for An American in Paris 1
Robert Fairchild (Jerry Mulligan) and Leanne Cope (Lise Dassin) in An American In Paris by George and Ira Gershwin @ Dominion Theatre. Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. (Opening 21-03-17) Image Credit: Tristram Kenton

Dimity Azoury

Dimity Azoury is one of Australia’s prima ballerinas – she is a Principal Artist of The Australian Ballet and regularly performs leading roles with the company. A graduate of The Australian Ballet School in 2005, she was accepted into The Australian Ballet in 2008, and has performed across Australia as well as travelling with the company to Paris, London, New York, Japan, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Dimity was promoted to Soloist in 2015 following her debut as Baroness von Rothbart in Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake, to senior artist in 2017 and to Principal Artist in 2019.

Anne Wood

A golden girl of music theatre, Anne Wood has dozens of roles to her name after beginning her career in the original Melbourne production of Cats. She also spent three years playing the lead role of Donna in Mamma Mia!. David Whitney’s numerous music theatre credits include The Merry WidowWest Side Story on Sydney Harbour, My Fair LadyFunny GirlFiddler on the RoofRock of AgesMan of La ManchaSunset BoulevardThe ProducersCabaretThe Phantom of the OperaA Chorus LineThe Wizard of OzChess and Little Shop of Horrors. Ashleigh Rubenach won Best Female Actor at the Sydney Theatre Awards for her role in Cry-Baby for Hayes Theatre Co/LPD, and has appeared in Anything GoesMy Fair LadyThe Sound of Music and Muriel’s Wedding the Musical

Jonathan Hickey

Jonathan Hickey most recently played Tobias in TEG’s 40th anniversary production of Sweeney Todd. He has also appeared in Hayes Theatre’s The Fantasticks and Aspects of Love along with multiple productions for Opera Queensland. Sam Ward has toured with Platinum-selling group The Ten Tenors in Australia and internationally for the past few years. He made his professional debut in 2017 in The Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar, and then toured Europe and the Caribbean in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, playing the role of Frank.

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