Nick Purdie

Nick holds a Diploma in Performing Arts (Singing) and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre). 

Some of his other theatre credits include: Sister Act and Mary Poppins (Invercargill Musical Theatre); Blood Brothers, Mary Poppins and Legally Blonde (The Court Theatre); Comedy Cabaret (Blue Baths, Rotorua); 25th Annual Putnum Spelling Bee (Manakau Performing Arts); Altar Boyz (Fortune Theatre); The Breakfast Club (Suit and Tie Productions); award winning Matt Mulholland: Beyond Emotion (NZ International Comedy Festival); High School Musical, The Sound of Music, 42nd Street and Hairspray (Wellington Musical Theatre); Tosca and Carmen (NBR NZ Opera Company).

In 2014/15 Nick toured in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s London Palladium production of The Sound of Music throughout New Zealand, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia appearing in over 200 performances. For seven months he fronted ‘The Tuxedos’ at Rock Bottom Club in Dubai (UAE).

Nick is the New Zealand representative and tour/company manager for Lunchbox Theatrical Productions (UK) and has worked on the international productions of: Beyond The Barricade, Jeeves and Wooster, Shaolin Warriors, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He will be taking on the upcoming production of The Play that Goes Wrong in September/October 2017.

In late 2015 Nick founded the successful Triple Threat Academy NZ which tours the country offering three day intensive workshops for up-and-coming performers. He is the co-producer and creative director for Wellington’s musical theatre showcase Broadway Studio and works as a freelance publicist and producer.

Sister Act will be Nick’s first production with Showbiz Christchurch.

When not up on stage Nick devotes his time to many other aspects of the performing arts and creative industry.


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