Experience & Qualities
ALEX DERBIE – LLB – ATCL – LTCL.QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION
Stage and Screen
- Freelance Character Actor/Performer
- Also production voice and direction
- Teacher Diploma (Associate and Licentiate) Speech and Drama
- Certificate of Special Merit – Trinity College of Music London.
- Grade II Singing and Grade V Pianoforte – Trinity College of Music London.
- Otago University Graduate Bachelor of Laws (1972)
- Zip Invercargill Musical Theatre Inc.:
- Minor roles/chorus: South Pacific; Where’s Charlie; Carousel; Goes a Million; Showboat and The Music Man/A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – Marcus Lycus ( Cats /My Fair Lady – Henry Higgins /Cabaret Shultz /Oliver! – Fagin La Cage Aux Folles
- Dunedin Musical Theatre Company: Cats Old Gus and Bustopher Jones
- Showbiz Queenstown: The Wizard of OZ – Professor Marvel/The Wizard.Les Miserables – Bishop
- Oamaru Operatic: Cats Gus and Bustopher Jones
- Gore Operatic Society: Oklahoma – Jud Fry
- Invercargill Repertory Society: Life with Father; Woman in a Dressing Gown and Pantomimes (various), The Importance of Being Ernest – Dr. Chasuble. Oliver Twist – Fagin
- Several One-Act Play Festivals (Finalist: Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.)
- Auckland University: Macbeth’s Macduff; Member of travelling AU Mime Troupe.
- London & Surrey Theatre Companies Oliver! – Fagin
- Oklahoma – Curly Jud Fry
- Camelot – King Arthur and Knight
- Kiss Me Kate – Petrouchio – Gangster Pirates of Penzance – Sergeant of Police/The King and I – The King;
- Carousel – Jigger; Die Fleidamus – Frosch; The Mikado – The Mikado;Yeoman of the Guard – Wilfred White Horse Inn – Leopold; Guys & Dolls – Harry the Horse; Fiddler on the Roof – Lazar WolfMotel – Perchekand Cabaret – Ernst Others- Minor Roles/Chorus/Dancer:Half a Sixpence (2); The Merry Widow; Hello Dolly; Showboat; Various Reviews; /Old Time Music Hall – Chairman.
- Singing pupil of the Late Mr Niven Miller (Scottish baritone/recording Artist.)
- Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts/ Hong Kong Singers: Fiddler on the Roof – Tevye; Annie – Daddy Warbucks (2);Pirates of Penzance – Major General;Into the Woods – Narrator/Mysterious Man;Chorus of Disapproval – Ted Washburn;Peter and the Wolf – Narrator;Kiss Me Kate – Gangster;Anything Goes – Elisha Whitney; Hey Mr Musical – Joe (Showboat) and Frank (Annie Get You Gun).
- Hong Kong Music & Drama Institute Radio Weekly Sunday night Poetry Readings (National Station).
- Radio plays
- Television/Film/Gigs: Wrangler, Gandalf, Churchill and general MC work.
- ANZAC Concerts.
- Promotional/advertising TV film work