All about me!
Trevor Ashley is one of Australia’s most sought-after and successful performers. He has
built a career and following as an actor, writer, director and international queen of cabaret -
but not necessarily in that order.
In musical theatre, Trevor starred as Thenardier in Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Miserables
for which he was nominated for his third Helpmann Award. He has also appeared as Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray and created the role of Miss
Understanding in Priscilla Queen Of the Desert: The Musical, and has just completed a sell out run of Joseph and the amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as Pharaoh.
Ashley has previously starred in Liza (on and E), Liza’s Back! (is broken), both of which
toured to Vienna, Hong Kong and London’s West End, and in I’m Every Woman for which he won the Sydney Theatre Award, and TWINS with Australian icon Rhonda Burchmore.
His adults-only pantos which annually garner great acclaim include The Bodybag, Fat Swan, Little Orphan TrAshley and The Lyin’ Queen, across Australia and at the Sydney Opera House, all of which he wrote and directed. His new Panto MOULIN SCROOGE! will return to the Seymour Centre in 2023.
On television, Trevor was commissioned to write and star in The Very Trevor Ashley Show
for SBS. He recently completed a national symphony tour of Diamonds Are For Trevor, a
tribute to Shirley Bassey which was also recorded as a TV special for Foxtel Arts. He has also appeared in Les Norton (ABC), Drunk History (Network 10), Get Krackin’ (ABC) and Dance Academy (ABC) and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras broadcast as a special guest star. In 2023 he returned to play the regular role of Dolly in RFDS for the 7 Network, and is now starring globally on season 2 of QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE, with Graham Norton.
"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"