Travels from: New South Wales
Australia’s leading man of song and dance
Categories: Celebrities, Feature Acts, MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Inspiring, provocative, compelling and beneficiant are only some words that describe the seriously acclaimed and award profitable performer, actor and host – Todd McKenney.
A household name in Australia, Todd’s versatile profession has spanned three a long time and presentations no sign of slowing down. Already often called Australia’s top man of tune and dance musicals, in view that 1994 he’s also been the ‘colourful’ and regularly controversial judge on the Seven Network’s hit series ‘Dancing With the stars now in its tenth year.
Todd started dancing at the age of three at his mother’s dancing faculty in Perth, training in jazz, tap, acrobatics and ballroom dancing. He has represented Australia in ballroom and Latin American dancing, winning many global dance titles. Amongst his Australian awards for efficiency in musical theatre are two ‘Mo Awards’, the ‘variety membership coronary heart Award’, the ‘Glug Award’, the ‘green Room Award’, two ‘Australian Dance Awards’ and a ‘Helpmann Award’.
He used to be solid in his first skilled musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s track and Dance, in 1983. From right here Todd’s occupation has followed an extraordinarily neat direction with lead roles in Cats, 42nd side road, West side Story, crazy For You, Born the previous day, Camelot, Pirates of Penzance, Cabaret, Strictly Ballroom, La Cage aux Folles, Singin’ in the Rain, anything else Goes, The Boy From Oz, Priscilla Queen of the wilderness, and more lately Annie the Musical.
It was once touchdown the prized function of Peter Allen within the Australian hit manufacturing The Boy From oz.that proven his star status on stage. The Boy From ozperformed over 900 presentations nationally and is likely one of the longest working and most a success musical productions in Australian history.
Todd co-hosted Sydney’s MIX106.5FM breakfast radio software with Sonia Kruger in 2008 and 20009.
Todd often fills in for Larry Emdur on Channel 7’s, ‘The Morning Show’ with Kylie Gillies. He has also crammed in as a choose on“Australia’s obtained Talenton the Seven community.
In 2013 Todd played the position of ‘Pluto’ in the 2013 Opera Australia season of “Orpheus within the Underworld” directed by Jonathan Biggins.
For the earlier six years Todd has been learning ‘Auslan’ signal language and has labored within the deaf group throughout Australia. He additionally works for the Children’s cancer Institute Australia on their Diamond Ball Committee and helps carry a lot wanted money for analysis to discover a treatment for children’s cancer.
Todd was a father in 2007 and his daughter Charlotte is the sunshine of his existence.