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Michael FalzonUntil his recent move to London, Michael has lived most of his life in Sydney, Australia.  A critically-acclaimed actor Michael is best known to audiences at home as Galileo in the Aussie incarnation of We Will Rock You – the first-ever production outside London's West End.  The show won numerous awards between 2003 and 2005 with Michael receiving Helpmann and Mo Award nods.  2006 saw Michael perform in The Wharf Revue for Sydney Theatre Company; in Showstoppers withSydney Symphony Orchestra at the Opera House; and in a sold-out engagement performing his original songs at Sydney's premier live venue, The Basement.  Showcasing his diversity, Michael more recently starred in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at QPAC and at Sydney's Metro Theatre (2008) after playing the role of The Artilleryman in Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds, touring arenas in Australia and New Zealand (2007).  Other credits include The Pirates of Penzance(Opera Queensland & Essgee Productions); Hello, Dolly! (Gordon/Frost); H.M.S. Pinafore (Essgee Productions); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The Really Useful Group); In Concert with Michael Ball (Lyric Theatre, Sydney); and with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Michael is a founding director of SMA Productions – Sydney & London (sma-ebd.com) – producers of String Diva and The Rat Pack’s Back.  Since 2002, their shows have been seen at thousands of international events and in concert; supporting Michael Crawford on tour; at Twilight at Taronga; at the Adelaide Festival; at Crown and Jupiters Casinos; and sharing the stage with Jonathan Pryce,  Michael Ball and Judi Dench for Swing on a Star (2007 & 2009).

Michael's screen appearances include the role of Jose DeSousa in the final season of Blue Heelers; performing live with QUEEN in a Channel 9 Special; and a trigger-happy Spaniard “Williams” in Abe Forsythe’s feature film, Ned (Ocean Pictures).  He has been a regular guest on numerous talk shows and at Carols by Candlelight for all the major Australian networks.  Other personal highlights include singing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' before a crowd of 100,000 at the AFL Grand Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and receiving a personal request by former Australian Prime Minister John Howard to perform at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), where Michael had the cheeky privilege of singing 'That’s Amore' on the lap of none other than Tony Blair.

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