Side by side by Sondheim: exclusive backstage video part 2

Last month at the Theatre Royal Sydney, a star studded charity performance of Side By Side By Sondheim was staged to raise funds and awareness for The White Ribbon Foundation — Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women.

Headlined by Broadway and West End star Ruthie Henshall and featuring more than 20 of Australia’s most loved music theatre performers, and television personalities, the concert was a raging success.’s media team were granted exclusive access to the event and we were able to interview some of the stars – we posted part one of our interview series a few weeks ago, and today we bring you part two!

Ben Neutze interviews President of the White Ribbon Foundation and guest narrator Andrew O’Keefe, Winners and Losers star Virginia Gay, Elise McCann, Gary Scale, Lyn Shakespeare and Melissa Langton…


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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