Tim Draxl

THE TIM DRAXL JOURNEY

Tim Draxl was treading the boards in his first one-man cabaret show within days of his 17th birthday. It was 1998 and Journey to the Past went onto play to sell-out audiences in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

Just a few months later, young Tim took his show to New York’s Manhattan cabaret clubs. The critics raved. New York Post named him ‘Cabaret Pick of the Week’. He was voted Vogue magazine’s ‘Voice of 99’.

And later that year, he became the youngest performer ever invited to appear at the annual New York Cabaret Convention alongside top singers and cabaret artists from all over the world.

By the time Tim turned 20, he had launched two CDs – Ordinary Miracles and Insongniac – and had won the ultra-prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs Award for Best New Cabaret Talent.

Since those early days, Tim has gone on to establish a successful dual career as an actor and singer.

He has starred in ten major feature films, including the 2012 British-Australian comedy hit A Few Best Men with Olivia Newton-John and is seen regularly on TV in guest roles.

On stage, he continues to perform in cabaret, selling out top venues like El Rocco and the Supper Club with a series of critically acclaimed shows.

In his most recent outing, Tim has teamed up with writer and journalist Bryce Hallett to create a soulful homage to 1950s West Coast jazz legend, Chet Baker. After debuting in Sydney last year, Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey has wowed audiences at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and in Brisbane at QPAC’s Twelve Acts of Cabaret. From July 20-22 this year, Tim will take his tribute show to the ultimate venue – playing three shows at the Sydney Opera House.

For Tim’s exclusive Tyalgum show, he will draw on an earlier inspiration: In 2009, Tim created an intensely personal production, Under the Influence, featuring the songs and artists that have most influenced his life. Greeted with critical acclaim, rave reviews and packed houses, he returned to the stage in 2010 with a follow-up, Still Under the Influence.

In Tim Draxl: Live in Tyalgum at Tyalgum Village Hall on July 28, he will combine the best of these two shows, crooning a collection of beautiful standards and little known numbers from the golden era of the great American songbook.

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BIOGRAPHY: TIM DRAXL

Singer / Actor

CDs

Ordinary Miracles

Insongniac

Live at the Supper Club

Stage

The Sound of Music – starring as Rolf

Nailed – Griffith Theatre Co.

Midsummer Night’s Dream – Belvoir St. Theatre

Film

Dirty Deeds (2002) – with Bryan Brown

Swimming Upstream (2003) – with Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis

Travelling Light (2003) – with Pia Miranda

Right Here, Right Now (2004) – with Matthew Newton

Red Canyon (2008) – with Christine Lakin

In my Sleep (2010) – with Philip Winchester

Undocumented (2010) – with Scott Mechlowicz

Ivory (2010) – with Martin Landau

A Few Best Men (2012) – with Olivia Newton-John

TV/Miniseries

The Shark Net (2003) – with William McInnes and Emma Booth

BBC series, Supernova

Showtime Australian drama Tangle 2

ABC America’s Dynasty – Behind the Scenes

Seven Network’s Headland

CBS pilot, Day One

Guest roles in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Crownies

Awards

MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabaret & Clubs) Award 2000 – Best New Cabaret Talent.

Sydney Theatre Award 2005 – Best Cabaret Production (for Back for Seconds)

Logie Award nomination 2004 – Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series (for The Shark Net)

MO Award nomination – Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (for The Sound of Music)

ASTRA Award nomination 2006 – Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (for Supernova)