Hugh Sheridan

Music

In 2010, Hugh signed with Sony Music Australia. He released the single "Just Can't Throw Us Away" which made an impressive #2 debut on the iTunes singles chart and was followed by the successful debut album "Speak Love".

In 2013 Hugh signed with Parker and Mr French. Managed by internationally renowned Todd Wagstaff. Hugh is back in the recording studio between the US and Australia, which plans to release a major project.

"The first major statue for Hugh Sheridan's mantlepiece might have been a Silver Logie for his acting work, but he will always save a spot for a possible Grammy Award given that his first true love is music" - Todd Wagstaff

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Drama

Hugh was placed in acting classes at 5 years of age, but his formal training began when he was accepted in to the prestigious Bachelor of Dramatic Art Course at NIDA.

Whilst at NIDA, Hugh appeared in several productions including The Lost Echo for the Sydney Theatre Company. He has also worked with The Australian Ballet, The English National & The Paris Opera Ballet.

Straight after graduating from NIDA, Hugh was cast as 'Ben Rafter' in Australia's highest rating family drama - Packed to the Rafters, for which he received three Silver Logie Awards for Most Popular Actor, a 2013 Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Popular Actor, a 2011 Silver Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Actor, a Silver Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent and a Graham Kennedy Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent.

Hugh was recently the host and mentor on Network Ten's talent show, I Will Survive and will next be seen in the Seven Network telemovie Never Tear Us Apart, based on Australia's most successful band, INXS.

Hugh also starred in the sold out, one man show, Newley Discovered, at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. He performed the highly successful show at the Sydney Opera House and New York's Snapple Theatre in 2010. He received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Cabaret Production for Newley Discovered.

In late 2012, he starred alongside Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski in the Gordon Frost production, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Hugh received a Green Room Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the production.

Awards

2013 Helpmann Award nomination for Supporting Actor in a Musical - A Funny Thing Happened

2013 Green Room Award for Supporting Actor - A Funny Thing Happened

2012 Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor - Packed to the Rafters

2011 Silver Logies for Most Popular Actor - Packed to the Rafters

2011 Silver Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Actor - Packed to the Rafters

2011 GQ Man of Style - GQ Man of the Year Awards

2010 Silver Logie Award for Most Popular Actor - Packed to the Rafters

2010 Sydney Theatre Award Nomination for Best Cabaret Production - Newley Discovered

2009 Silver Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent - Packed to the Rafters

2009 Graham Kennedy Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent - Packed to the Rafters

Host

Playschool
The Australian Broadcast Corporation - 2007-2014

I Will Survive
Network Ten - 2012

The Hugh, George and Zoe Show
Austereo National - 2011-2012

The Latest

As well as recording his second album, Hugh will be starring in Channel 7's new two-part drama 'Never Tear Us Apart' - The Untold Story of INXS, is set to capture the rock and roll lifestyle and the rise and the fall of arguably the most famous Australian rock band.

The Beginning

Born in Adelaide, the second youngest of seven children. Hugh can trace his passion for the arts back to his musical family, growing up with dad and jazz musician Denis Sheridan. He was put into acting classes at age 5 at Unley Youth Theatre, where he is now patron. It was here his passion for entertaining and storytelling was born. Hugh seized every opportunity to be part of creating theatre through his adolescence, in local community work, high school and with other theatre companies in South Australia.

At 16 Hugh was encouraged by his parents to study dance to support his music and drama. That same year his dance teacher Terry Simpson, suggested he audition for the prestigious Australian Ballet School, she knew that experiencing the rigorous and gruelling entry process would set Hugh up for future drama institution auditions. To Hugh's surprise (and his family's) Hugh was granted entry to the Advanced Diploma in Dance. So, he moved to Melbourne to study dance at the ABS, while there he also studied opera part time at the Victorian College of Arts under Monique Brunelle. As a student Hugh was selected to work with The Paris Opera Ballet, The English National Ballet and The Australian Ballet.

Hugh, at just 18, was accepted into full time Bachelor of Arts in Acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney.

In his final year Hugh won the role of Ben Rafter in Seven's pilot for Packed to the Rafters, a show that spanned six series, consistently holding #1 drama in Australia. Rafters would make him a household name and give rise to him winning four Silver Logies in a row.

Contact

Australia: info@imcompany.com.au
Music Manager: todd@parkerandfrench.com

USA: CAA
Beth Holden, Untitled

Photography credits to Melanie Dunea & Jake Weisz

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