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The first New Zealander to join the group, Cameron hails from Auckland and studied extensively in his early years, graduating from both the University of Auckland and the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington. Prior to joining TTT, Cameron kept busy as a member of the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus, and performed in numerous shows and concerts including The Phantom of the Opera in Japan, The Pirates of Penzance in New Zealand, Die Fledermaus, Albert Herring, Handel’s Messiah and Margaret Wegener’s Ode to a Nightingale with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in the first recording of this work.
Cameron once performed the national anthem of Argentina prior to a rugby union match against the All-Blacks in Wellington
He also lived and went to school in Italy for a time, and considers it to be his second home
Sydney-sider Daniel joined TTT after studying at both the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Institute of Music, and has been a vital member of the group across several tours and albums. He has managed to balance his work with TTT with an exciting line up of extra gigs including roles in Jerry Springer the Opera (at the Sydney Opera House), Les Miserables (on tour throughout Australia and Asia), Sideshow at the Hayes Theatre and My Fair Lady in Sydney.
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A love of singing has always been part of life for Michael, who began his career performing with a number of choirs, starting with the Australian Boys Choral Institute at the age of eight. He followed this with stints performing with groups including the National Youth Choir of Australia, the Adelaide Chamber Singers and The Consort of Melbourne before studying at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (where he was part of an award-winning vocal quartet) and moving into opera. He has performed in a range of productions with the Victorian Opera Chorus, including Nixon in China, La Traviata, and I Pagliacci, and was part of the company’s ANZAC centenary production, Remembrance.
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Since joining TTT in 2010, Keane has been a central member of the group across numerous international tours, concert events, television performances and album recordings. Outside of the group, Keane (who is a proud graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) has fit in roles in a variety of musical theatre productions including the Australian tour of We Will Rock You, plus Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Altar Boyz, Hello Again for Darlinghurst Theatre, and The Good Fight for the New York Music Theatre Festival.
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Paul’s musical education took place on two sides of the world, in his hometown Melbourne (where he studied music at Monash University and Musical Theatre at APO Arts Academy) and in Tuscany, Italy (where he was a guest soloist at the inaugural Puccini Festival). The longest-serving current member of the group, and an endless source of enthusiasm both in the studio and on the road, Paul is also the Touring Musical Director for TTT and features on several of the group’s recent albums.
Paul is a huge basketball fan who loves the NBA but is particularly devoted to his favourite team, the Golden State Warriors
His favourite memory with TTT was their time performing at the opening of the Euro Cup in Warsaw, Poland
Two celebrities Paul would love to cross paths with one day are John Farnham and Michael Jordan
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A true man of the world, Nigel is currently based in Melbourne but throughout his life has lived in Sydney, Singapore and the US (specifically, Colorado and Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at the Shenandoah Conservatory). His career has been just as international and he’s performed with companies across the world including the Dubai Opera, the Utah Shakespeare Festival (South Pacific) and B-side Theatricals in New York City (Adding Machine). He was also part of the touring company for Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables, which toured to Singapore and Manila in 2016, and The Production Company’s Hello, Dolly!.
Nigel comes from a Sri Lankan background (on his mother’s side) and loves nothing better than a big curry feast with his family
One of his favourite memories with TTT was a promotional trip to Berlin in 2017, a city he loved exploring in his down time
Nigel is a huge fan of craft beers and loves finding new and interesting brews to taste when touring with TTT
Nathan is one of the newest members of the group, and already a much-loved member of the team. He is a brilliant operatic and music theatre performer based in Melbourne, who originally hails from Latrobe Valley in Victoria and spent a memorable year in Cardiff, Wales completing his second Masters degree at the Wales International Academy of Voice and meeting some of his operatic idols including Dennis O’Neill, Bryn Terfel and Lawrence Brownlee. A graduate of the Melba Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne, he’s won numerous awards over the years (including the 2016 Australian International Opera Award) and performed with many of Australia’s leading opera companies and orchestras.
Nathan and his wife recently adopted a little rescue kitten who was, appropriately enough, named Aria
He is passionate about motorcycles and is currently the proud owner of a MV Agusta Brutale
Nathan did his first public performance at the age of 16, and didn’t start singing lessons until he was 17
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As an ardent fan of musicals from a young age, it was natural for Jared to embrace the musical theatre scene in his hometown of Perth from a young age. He cut his teeth on some of the classics including Oliver and Guys and Dolls, before making his professional debut more than a decade ago in productions of Hair and Rent. This was followed by a busy period studying musical theatre at the University of Ballarat, where he played a range of roles, followed by a variety of professional engagements, and numerous international tours and album recordings with TTT.
Jared loves cats and has two that he misses on tour: black female named Veda, and a grey male called Kenobi
His current hobby is carpentry, which he is self-learning with the help of Youtube tutorials
Jared would really love to meet Stephen Fry one day…
Boyd grew up in Melbourne and is a citizen of both Australia and New Zealand. Boyd has extensive experience in the world of opera. The current season has seen him making his debut in a number of other new roles: Rodrigo in Rossini’s Otello (Melbourne, Australia); Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata (Whuan, China); Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly (Wellington, New Zealand); Evangelist in Bach’s St John’s Passion (Shanghai, China); Elvino in Bellini’s La Sonnambula (Orvieto, Italy). He also won first prize in the Sydney Eisteddfod Operatic Scholarship singing competition.
JD Smith is the renaissance man of The TEN Tenors, with a CV as diverse as his talents. Since graduating from the musical theatre program at the Arts Academy Ballarat, he’s demonstrated his vast abilities as a singer, songwriter and performer, and recorded numerous solo albums including The Sea of Tears and Invite Me Places, which he took on tour around Australia. From being an original cast member in the Aussie production of Wicked to a featured singer in Carols by Candlelight, lead singer on Royal Caribbean cruise ships to back up singer for many artists including Pete Murray and The Whitlams, he’s done it all.
JD is a major foodie with a passion for shiraz and chardonnay wines, and hopes to open his own café one day
His secret Hollywood crush is Julia Roberts
JD did karate throughout his childhood and competed in numerous competitions
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Melbourner Sam Ward is the newest addition to The TEN Tenors – and we’re thrilled to have him on board! Although he didn’t take his first formal singing lesson until the age of 17 (when he was cast in the title role of his school production of Sweeney Todd), Sam has made up for lost time since then and performed in a wide range of productions. Since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2016 (where he was awarded the 2015 Cassidy Bequest Scholarship), Sam has toured Europe and the Caribbean performing the role of Frank, and understudying the roles of Tick and Bob, in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on the Norwegian Epic. He’s also had roles in various productions including Jesus Christ Superstar for The Production Company, Les Miserables and 42nd Street for Free-Rain Theatre Company, The Beautiful Game for Manilla Street Productions and Falsettos for StageArt. In 2017 he was a finalist for the Rob Guest Endowment, and was awarded the ‘Playbill Future Prospect Award’.
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A Melbourne local, born and bred, James grew up in a musical household and has been passionate about music his whole life. From an early start singing in school choirs, musical theatre productions and his high school rock band, he’s gone on to enjoy a bright and busy career performing in productions including Wicked (for CLOC Musical Theatre), They’re Playing Our Song (Company Eleven), Catch Me If You Can (OCPAC, for which he won a Music Theatre Guild of Victoria award) and Footloose. He also undertook Launchpad Drama’s Starbound program (2013-16) and was selected to perform at Matthew Lee Robinson’s New Voices in 2017.
James is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne
He recently started Powerlifting and plans to soon compete in a regional competition in his hometown Melbourne
James is a keen sports fan and follows three teams: his football team is Liverpool, his AFL team is Richmond and his rugby union team is The Wallabies