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Michael Griffiths


Michael has a series of loving tributes to artists he admires. From Madonna, Annie Lennox and Kylie Minogue through to Peter Allen and Cole Porter. He is a pianist, singer and raconteur. He has performed in venues as wide ranging as London\'s Royal Albert Hall through to a garden ''pop up'' venue in central Launceston.

Michael graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor in Music Theatre in 1999 and has a Diploma in Music Composition. He won the Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer in 2016 for his Cole Porter tribute, Cole and was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys. He has also appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You! and Shout!

His acclaimed one man cabaret shows In Vogue: Songs By Madonna, Sweet Dreams: Songs By Annie Lennox, Adolescent and Lucky: Songs By Kylie have delighted critics and audiences across every cabaret festival in Australia and beyond to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Christchurch, Auckland and Edinburgh Fringe where he received five star reviews and standing ovations.

In 2017 he toured California, played Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York, London’s Royal Albert Hall and with his dear friend Amelia Ryan is touring Livvy & Pete: The Songs of Olivia Newton-John and Peter Allen across Australia. His original song Resemblance was featured in the award winning ABC documentary Sperm Donors Anonymous. Michael won the Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Award in 2014 and Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award in 2015 and 2016.

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