Eddie Perfect

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Eddie Perfect's television credits include “Kath and Kim”, “Stingers”, “Blue Heelers”, “MDA”, “Spicks and Specks”, and performing his own comedy on ABC TV's “Stand Up”, “The Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala”, “Good News Week” and ABC TV's “Sideshow”. In 2010 Eddie will appear as the director on FOX8's “Ultimate School Musical” and in “Offspring”, Ten's new contemporary drama set in Melbourne featuring a stellar Australian cast including Asher Keddie, Don Hany, John Waters, Kat Stewart, Eddie Perfect and Deb Mailman.

Eddie's theatre credits include “Bat Boy” (MTC), “A Poor Student” (The Storeroom), “Take Flight”, “Babes in the Wood” (Malthouse), “The Big Con”, “Keating! The Musical” (Company B Belvoir), “A Largely Fanciful History of the Spiegeltent” by Casey Bennetto, “Shane Warne The Musical” (Token) and “TheThreepenny Opera” (Malthouse).

Eddie has written and toured several shows including, “Angry Eddie”, “Cliff Hanger: Catch A Falling Star”, “The Big Con with Max Gillies”, “Drink Pepsi Bitch”, “Shane Warne The Musical” and most recently, “Songs From The Middle”, a collaboration with The Brodsky Quartet and the Australian National Academy Of Music. He has composed music for Malthouse Theatre's productions of “The Big Con”, “Babes in the Wood” and Helen Noonan's “Voicing Emily” as well as composing and performing music for the Helpmann, Awgie and Inside Film Awards.

Eddie has also won several awards for his writing and composition, including Green Room Awards in both 2002 and 2003, as well as the 2004 Melbourne Comedy Festival's "Best Newcomer" Award and the "Golden Gibbo" Award for his solo show “Angry Eddie”.

He was voted number one in the field of Arts and Entertainment by the Bulletin Magazine for its Smart 100 awards in 2004. “Drink Pepsi Bitch” won the Best Cabaret award at the 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival and in 2008 he received a Green Room Award for his portrayal of Alexander Downer in “Keating! The Musical”.

“Shane Warne The Musical” also picked up the 2009 Green Room Award for Best New Australian Musical, the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best New Australian Work and the 2009 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Best Music Theatre Script.

In January 2011 Eddie Perfect premiered his new solo show, “Misanthropology”, at the Sydney Festival. Described as "razor sharp" by the Australian, this dark music comedy cheerfully tears apart the failures and limitations of the human race in all its resplendent idiocy. Misanthropology returns to the Famous Spiegeltent during the Melbourne Comedy Festival in April before a national tour in 2011.

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