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Alex Derby

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ALEX DERBIE – LLB – ATCL – LTCL.QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION (Full Bio for Alex)

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

Experience & Qualities

ALEX DERBIE – LLB – ATCL – LTCL.QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION (Full Bio for Alex)

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