Travels from: Victoria
Australia’s leading man of song and dance
Categories: Celebrities, Feature Acts, MCs & Hosts
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
One of Australia’s most versatile performing artists, Todd McKenney is an award winning and critically acclaimed performer on stage and screen.
He will step out on stage as Australia’s Greatest Showman in the title role of ‘P.T Barnham’ for 2019 as well as leading the cast on some of the 7 Network’s major productions including ‘The Full Monty’, ‘Mates on a Mission’ and ‘Ladies Night’.
As an actor and the leading man of song and dance in musical theatre productions, he has entertained Australia for over 30 years from main stage to intimate venues. As a radio and television host, and the sometimes outspoken judge, he has shared his personality, humour and passions with us. It’s not surprising that Todd is a household name.
Todd’s stage credit roll and career highlights include his most notable role of Peter Allen in the Australian hit production 'The Boy From Oz' in which he performed over 1000 shows nationally and became one of the longest running and most successful musical productions in Australian history. But his first professional musical role was in 1983 in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 'Song and Dance'. Todd’s career followed with lead and headline roles in a number of stage shows including 'Cats', 'West Side Story', 'Singin’ In the Rain', 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' as well as many more. In 2018 he stepped into stilettos and successfully took on the role of Frank N’ Furter in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' in Melbourne.
As a dancer, Todd's journey started at the age of three age of three at his mother’s dancing school in Perth, training in jazz, tap, acrobatics and ballroom dancing. He represented Australia in ballroom and Latin American dancing, winning many international dance titles. Amongst his Australian awards for performance in musical theatre he has two ‘Mo Awards’, the ‘Variety Club Heart Award’, the ‘Glug Award’, the ‘Green Room Award’, two ‘Australian Dance Awards’ and a ‘Helpmann Award’.
On Television he has shared his wisdom and honesty as the colourful and often controversial judge on the Channel 7 hit series ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Todd has also appeared as a guest judge on ‘Australia’s Got Talent’, hosted on a range of morning Television programs and appeared as an entertaining guest across all networks. In 2018, Todd starred with Shane Jacobson as the choreographer in the hit Seven Network special ’The Real Full Monty’
On radio Todd co-hosted Sydney’s MIX106.5FM breakfast radio program with Sonia Kruger for 2 years and is a regular guest on the airwaves.
Todd is available for corporate events as a performer or MC/Host.