A Quick Chat with Stephen Mahy

Stephen Mahy Sings
Stephen Mahy Sings

Stephen Mahy is fast becoming one of the premier leading men in Australian theatre. The 2006 WAAPA graduate has appeared in shows including Miss Saigon, Little Women and is probably best known for his work as Bob Gaudio in the smash hit musical Jersey Boys. 

Stephen is appearing for one night only in his own cabaret, Stephen Mahy Sings at Slide on Oxford St in Sydney.

AussieTheatre caught up with Stephen to ask him our famous 20 questions.

Details of the show:
Stephen Mahy Sings
Friday 16th March
Slide, 41  Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW

02 8915 1899

 The Questions:

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A movie star

Who is the most important person in the world to you?

What animal best represents you and why?
Lion, I’m a leo through and through

If you were a contestant on Deal or No Deal, how much would you need to be on offer before you walked away?

What was the first piece of theatre/film/TV you ever appeared in and how old were you?
16, Rampant, your 100% skateboarding program.

Windows or MAC?

Favourite food?
Ice cream

Who is the actor you would most like to work alongside?
Helen Mirren or Edward Norton

What five songs would be the first you put a mix tape?

  • Blaze of Glory GAGA
  • New York Alicia Keys (I think that’s the name of the song)
  • Jurassic 5
  • Bad Michael Jackson
  • Kay-Pee-Em The Psyde projects

What is the best thing about theatre in Australia?
The caliber of talent

What’s the worst thing about theatre in Australia?
Lack of theatres

Name one moment when you looked around, breathed happily and felt content.
Every Morning on my balcony at North Bondi

Where is the most interesting place you have travelled?

Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Tom Cruise or Roger Federer????

Most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you onstage?
Lost my lines mid address to the audience

What’s your life motto?
Don’t be bitter be better

What’s your favourite post-show snack?
Avocado,Tomato and egg on Gluten free toast

What’s your biggest phobia?
Having a Phobia

What is the worst date you’ve ever had?
One that didn’t turn up

Where do you see yourself in five years?
On the Big screen


Matt earned a Commerce Degree from Deakin University, majoring in Marketing and Electronic Commerce, had a 'real job' for a while before giving it all up and running away to WAAPA. After graduating from the Musical Theatre course in 2006, Matt has worked extensively in the professional theatre world including playing Rum Tum Tugger during the Taiwan season of CATS (2010) and appearing in Opera Australia's production of My Fair Lady (2008-2009). Matt is the founder of Emptyhead Designs - a web design company which specialises in creating websites and internet marketing solutions for Actors, Artists and Small Business. In 2010, Matt completed a Certificate in Web Design from Grenadi School of Design.

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