Actor, Singer, Comedian and International Queen of Cabaret
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Trevor Ashley is one of Australia’s most sought-after and successful performers. He has built a career as an actor, writer, director and international queen of cabaret.
Ashley recently starred as Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables for which he received a Helpmann Award nomination. Previously, Trevor played the leading role of Edna Turnblad in David Atkins’ Hairspray (Sydney Theatre Award nomination), and was also an original cast member of Priscilla Queen of the Desert - the Musical, creating the role of Miss Understanding.
But it is in the works of his own creations that he truly shines including, Fat Swan (Helpmann nominee), Little Orphan TrAshley, Diamonds Are For Trevor (Helpmann nominee), I’m Every Woman (Sydney Theatre Award - Best Cabaret), and Liza (on an E), a show which has taken him around Australia and the world, culminating with a season in London’s West End.
In July 2015, Trevor made his directorial debut to sold out audiences and critical acclaim with the Australian Premiere of Heathers: The Musical (Sydney Theatre Award nominee – Best Direction of a Musical), which played a sell out season at the Sydney Opera House in June.
Trevor recently toured Australia with his hilarious new adults-only panto "The Bodybag", and starred as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
"An irresistable comic presence, sparkling cabaret performer, and Ashley has a voice as huge as his wigs"
“Trevor Ashley as Liza is perfection. Totally, perfection.”
GAY TIMES UK
"A master of impersonation"
“The notion of a tour de force is bandied around all too easily these days, but this performance by Ashley is exactly that: an unforgettable tour de force” LIVE THEATRE UK
"Trevor Ashley is both a great performer and a great star... More than both he is warm, endearing and possesses that great gift of connection with an audience."
"A masterclass in acting and comic timing, not to mention his vocal flexibility"