REG LIVERMORE AO
Spanning fifty years Reg’s theatrical career on stage and in television includes achievements as actor, author, director and designer. As a performer he is remembered for show stopping appearances in Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, as the original Dr Frank’n’furter in the Australian production of The Rocky Horror Show, and for his performance in the musical Barnum; following on from the major successes Betty Blokk Buster Follies and Wonder Woman his series of ground-breaking one man shows during the 1970s propelled him to the forefront of Australian popular theatre. In 2005/06 he starred as Max Bialystock in the new Mel Brooks Musical The Producers. He received an AO in 1996, and an Australian Artists Creative Fellowship enabled him to write his biography Chapters and Chances published by Hardie Grant Books in 2004.
On his own website www.reglivermore.com Reg Livermore writes:
In 2003 Hardie Grant Books published my fully illustrated autobiography Chapters and Chances, essentially the record and examination of a professional life spanning more than fifty years as a performer, author, designer and director in the Australian theatre. My involvement in the theatre scene of this country has coincided with periods of radical change both social and attitudinal and it´s therefore been my good luck and great privilege to have had ongoing involvement in projects that have made a difference in this country: to have played my part in reshaping the landscape of modern Australian community.
As an artist in Gilbert and Sullivan, Reg Livermore has played, for Opera Australia the Lord Chancellor in Iolanthe, Duke of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers, Major-General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance. In addition, Reg played the part of Henry Higgins in the 2008 Opera Australia production of My Fair Lady.
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