On the Couch with Michael Cormick

BB_Michael Cormick_oncWho is Michael Cormick?
Michael Cormick

What would you do differently to what you do now?
I’m not sure that I would do anything differently. I love what I do, and hope to continue for many years to come.

Who inspires you and why?
Anybody who is true to themselves, their beliefs and their creativity.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
If I could, I would rid the world of hatred and judgement of each others beliefs, religious or otherwise. This would create a tolerance and respect for your fellow human beings.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
I love visiting New York. It’s such a sexy city full of possibility and excitement. It feels to be a place where anything is possible. To chill… give me a beach anywhere.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
I currently live in Sydney so it’s easy. Our harbour is one of the best in the world, and a ferry or water taxi on a beautiful day shows it off beautifully.

What are you currently reading?
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

What are you currently listening to?
My music tastes are varied, and what I listen to depends on my mood. One minute it’s Sam Smith and the next, Mahler’s 5th.

Happiness is?
A state of mind!

What does the future hold for you?
I am always working on new projects. As long as I’m being creative, and learning something, I’m happy.

Michael Cormick is an accomplished actor and singer of international standing. He most recently played the title role in The Phantom of the Opera for Free Rain Theatre and Daddy Warbucks in Annie The Musical – Australia. Michael played the role of David on the Channel 10 series Reef Doctors. His other television credits include Don Andrews in Sea Patrol, Preston Walker in City Homicide and Paul Kruger in Bluebird.

In 2011, Michael released his first solo album to coincide with his starring role in the Australasian tour of The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber. In 2009 – 2010 Michael completed a national sell out tour of Mamma Mia in the lead male role and was invited to perform at the prestigious Carols By Candlelight at the Myer Music Bowl on the Nine Network.

Michael’s local theatre lead credits include: The Rocky Horror Show, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Grease, Falsettos, Eureka, Sunset Boulevard and the lead role in Beauty and the Beast – for which he received a MO Award. His international roles include The Phantom of the Opera, Calamity Jane, Romeo & Juliet, Chess, Evita, and most recently; End of the Rainbow for the Edinburgh Festival and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s West End production of The Woman in White.

Michael has performed in numerous live and television concerts throughout Europe, including Royal Command performances of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables, the Christmas Festival opening at Royal Albert Hall and frequent guest appearances on the Terry Wogan Show (BBC London). He has also performed his own one-man cabaret show, Michael Cormick Sings Burt Bacharach, throughout Australia and at The Ritz and Savoy Hotels in London – to rave reviews.

Michael will be appearing in Blood Brothers at The Alex Theatre, St. Kilda in a limited season from 21 July 2015. For more information, visit: www.bloodbrothersthemusical.com.au for details.

Image: Michael Cormick – photo by John McRae