Jamie Burgess, a proud Kiwi, relocated to Australia nine years ago to pursue his dream of writing for the Musical stage. Since that move, he has written his first full length musical ‘JUST DESSERTS’ which was shortlisted for the inaugural VCA New Music Theatre Initiative. His original songs have been performed in the cabarets ‘JOANNE’S REAL WORLD’ (Best Writing, Audience Choice, Wild Card Winner – Short & Sweet Cabaret Festival 2012), ‘GOBSMACKED: SHOWBIZ & DATING’ (Best Comedy Nominee – NZ Fringe Festival 2013), ‘HANDSOME DEVIL’, ‘CONFESSIONS OF AN AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR’, ‘MURDER ON THE PACIFIC DIAMOND’ and ‘MAN CAVE’. He has worked alongside some of Australia’s brightest up-and-coming cabaret talent including Justin Clausen, Joanna Simmons, Zuleika Khan, Tash York and most recently with ‘The Block’ star Amity Dry for her shows ’39 FOREVER’ and ‘FORTIFED’.
In 2016 his original musical comedy ‘BUTCH MASTERS: MAN OF DESTINY’ took Midsumma festival audiences by storm, and in 2017 his latest musical offering ‘THE INSATIABLE MOON’ – an adaptation of the controversial novel of the same name – was selected for a development workshop at the Victorian College of the Arts.
Jamie played regularly for ‘Impromptunes’ the improvised musical troupe, has appeared on stage for ‘Yourovision – the improvised song contest’ and offers advice through various workshops on the art of improvised singing.
He has toured the country with his best friend Justin Clausen to critical and audience acclaim with their show ‘HE’S EVERY WOMAN’, and also entertains aboard the P&O Pacific fleet, encouraging raucous behaviour and sing-along joy in the Piano-Bar.
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