Eddie Perfect is one of Australia’s most diverse, respected and prolific writer/composer/performers. At the age of 37, he has already made his mark in the fields of comedy, music theatre composition and book-writing, playwrighting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen.
Eddie has won multiple awards for his work both as a performer and a writer, and has worked with top creatives from Baz Lurhmann and Global Creatures (Strictly Ballroom), Simon Phillips and Neil Armfield (Shane Warne The Musical, Keating! The Musical), Richard Maltby and David Shire, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa (Adelaide Cabaret Festival) to the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO Town Hall Proms), Opera Victoria (The Threepenny Opera), Bartlett Sher and Opera Australia (South Pacific), the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Symphony Under The Stars), Malthouse Theatre Company (Babes In The Wood, Drink Pepsi Bitch, The Big Con) the Australian National Academy Of Music, Iain Grandage and UK’s Brodsky Quartet (Songs From The Middle).
Eddie is also a regular fixture on the Australian comedy circuit, most recently hosting the 2014 Melbourne Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala, as well as ABC TV’s Friday Night Crack-Up live TV special. His solo music comedy shows (Angry Eddie, Drink Pepsi Bitch, Misanthropology) have received Helpmann and Green Room Awards, touring Australia, New Zealand, Edinburgh and London. In 2013, Eddie wrote his first play for Melbourne Theatre Company (the black, satirical comedy The Beast), breaking box office records and garnering critical acclaim.
On Five. A Gala Night of Storytelling.
Maxine Beneba Clarke, William McInnes, Anita Heiss, Les Murray, Michael Leunig, Robert Dessaix, Eddie Perfect, Mark Colvin, Stephanie Alexander, Robyn Annear, Tim Flannery, Ellen van Neerven