Natalie O'Donnell has appeared in many musical & theatre productions both locally and internationally. Most recently she performed the role of Donna in the 2017/18 Australian tour of Mamma Mia, receiving a 2018 Helpmann Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
Other highlights include Songs For a New World (‘Co Lead’) Blue Saint Productions; Next to Normal (‘Diana’) Doorstep Arts/Hayes Theatre; Murderous Instincts (‘Lauren’) Savoy Theatre, West End; The Sunshine Club (‘Rose’) Sydney Theatre Company: Les Miserables Cameron Mackintosh; The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee Melbourne Theatre Company: Jerry’s Girls and Crazy For You (‘Polly’) for The Production Company, One night the Moon (Rose) Malthouse Theatre Company and ‘Hipbone Sticking Out’ for Big hART.
Natalie’s television credits include: The Doctor Blake Mysteries; Mako: Island of Secrets; Mr & Mrs Murder; Rush; Satisfaction; All Saints and the made for television movie of South Pacific; starring Glenn Close. She has also appeared alongside Nia Vardalos and Richard Dreyfuss in the romantic comedy, My Life in Ruins and in the independent Australian film Taj.
Natalie also works as a producer for the Big hART initiative Project O currently running in Frankston North in partnership with Monterey Secondary College and Mahogany Rise primary school.
Simon Gleeson’s theatre credits include: Splinter (Griffin Theatre Company) An Ideal Husband, Hay Fever and Rupert (Melbourne Theatre Company); Southwark Fair (Royal National Theatre, London); A Little Night Music (Victorian Opera); Oklahoma!, Curtains and Chess (The Production Company); Les Misérables – West End, London (Cameron Macintosh Ltd London); Les Misérables – Australia (Cameron Macintosh Australia); Harbour and The Republic of Myopia (Sydney Theatre Company); Love Never Dies (Gustave Stage Productions); Imagine This (New London Theatre, West End); The Far Pavilions (Shaftesbury Theatre, West End); Certified Male (Edinburgh Festival); Three Sides; The Silver Lake (Wexford Festival, Ireland) and, Shoes (Sadler’s Wells).
Simon’s television credits in Australia include: City Homicide, Neighbours, Blue Heelers and Seachange. In the UK he played the regular role of ‘Sid’ in EastEnders (BBC 1) and was a member of the principal cast of Kombat Opera (BBC 2). Simon played the role of ‘Ken’ in the feature film- My Life In Ruins.
Simon was awarded the 2015 Helpmann Award for ‘Best Male Actor in a Musical’ for his performance as ‘Jean Valjean’ in Les Misérables. He has received a further two Helpmann Award Nominations and multiple Green Room Award and Sydney Theatre Award Nominations for his work.