Chris hails from Dunedin in New Zealand but has spent much of the last decade in Australia where he studied performance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane. While studying he became a regular on the concert circuit performing with Colin Harper’s Queensland Pops Orchestra and The ABC Australian Sinfonia. He also performed in a variety of operas including Tosca, Carmen, Billy Budd (Bosun), Albert Herring (Sid), Gianni Schicci and The Bear (Smirnoff) winning the coveted Best Performance in an Opera Award over two consecutive years. Television credits in Australia include the Flame of Freedom televised live concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Victory Day, The Denise Show, Midday with Kerri-Anne Kennerley and New Faces.
His favourite theatre credits include Che in Evita and Jean Valjean in Les Miserables where he has amassed an incredible 3000 plus performances of Les Miserables and has performed the leading role to audiences throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South Africa. Chris is currently performing in the West End production at the Palace Theatre in London's West End, having been asked to join their company in 2001.
Upon completion of his Les Miserables contract in August 2003, Chris returned to Australia and New Zealand to once again start his performance commitments. He can be seen performing with the Queensland Pops Orchestra this October in Brisbane as the featured soloist in a concert series titled Abba'T'Webber. And is performing the New Zealand National Anthem on August 9th at the All Blacks vs. South Africa Tri Nations Test Match.
Chris Fennessey travels from Queensland Australia
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