Simon Burke

Travels from: New South Wales


Combining wit, intelligence, warmth, gravitas, suavity and great singing

Categories: After Dinner Entertainers, Feature Acts, MCs & Hosts

Full Presenter Profile & Bio

One of Australia’s most accomplished and respected performers, Simon Burke is also highly sought after for corporate engagements both as MC and/or special guest singer or speaker. He is also a skilled writer and able to tailor MC scripts to your corporate messaging.

Simon’s starring roles in many West End musicals, his twenty-five year’s experience as one of ABC TV’s Play School’s best loved presenters, his seven-year stint as MC and co-writer of the prestigious Helpmann Awards, his credits as Host, Co-Writer and Producer of Foxtel’s widely-acclaimed variety series Studio A with Simon Burke, not to mention his ten years as Federal President of Actors Equity Australia have left him perfectly placed to provide a combination of wit, intelligence, warmth, gravitas, suavity and great singing to any corporate event. He’s even up for a chorus of “Incy Wincy Spider” should it be requested!

Some of the many prestigious events that Simon has hosted include:

  • Australia Plays Broadway (Carnegie Hall New York)
  • Sydney Festival’s Symphony in the Domain
  • NSW Premier’s Gala Concert
  • Adelaide Cabaret Festival Gala (Adelaide Festival Centre)
  • City of Sydney's Australia Day Luncheon
  • Australian Small Business Champion Awards
  • Luna Park Opening Celebration Concert
  • Hooray for Hollywood - Australian Cancer Research Foundation (Parliament House, Canberra)
  • Opera Australia’s Christmas at the House (Sydney Opera House)
  • Bespoke - Business & Luxury for the Australian Financial Review (Sydney Opera House)

Simon was the special guest performer at a gala dinner in London to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Qantas flying the Sydney-London Kangaroo Route and for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Australia Day celebrations in London was invited by Australia’s High Commissioner to sing the National Anthem at Australia House - the last time in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Simon Burke - MCs & Hosts

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