Flip Simmons

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Flip Simmons
Born Canberra, ACT, Australia
Origin Australia
Genres Music Theatre, Gospel, Pop, RNB, Soul
Occupations Singer-Songwriter, Film, Stage and Voice Actor
Associated acts Sexy Sunday Jam, George Benson, Josh Groban, John Farnham, Delta Goodrem, Yoyoy Villame
Website flipsimmons.com

Flip Simmons is an Australian actor and musician.

He is a graduate of St Edmund's College, Canberra[1] & Brent Street – School of Performing Arts [2]

Notably, he has performed with artists such as George Benson, Josh Groban, John Farnham, Delta Goodrem, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and the Rogue Traders, Christine Anu, Paulini, Sharon and Christine Muscat (Sister2Sister), Rob Guest, internet sensation Miranda Sings.

Known to sing in multiple languages and genres, he has supported artists such as Anthony Castelo, Hajji Alejandro, Hannah Villame and the late Yoyoy Villame, on their Australian tours.[3]

Film & Television[edit]

Film and Television credits include; AFI Award winning Lantana, The ARIA Music Awards, The Helpmann Awards, Good Morning Australia, Midday, Mornings with Kerri-Anne and Celebrate! Christmas in the Capital, along with number of short films and music videos.

In New York in 2001 Flip had castings for the Broadway and American touring company’s of RENT for the roles of Angel and Mark, during which, his audition process was broadcast in a television special on the musical on America’s Fox Network.

Theatre[edit]

Theatre work includes; extensive work with the Canberra Philharmonic, work with Opera Australia, touring Australia covering the role of Roger in Grease – The Arena Spectacular, and playing Nachum and Grandma Tzeitel next to the legendary Topol in the Australasian tour of Fiddler on the Roof.[4]

He is currently playing the role of Ritchie Valens in the Australian tour of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of "The day the music died".

Music[edit]

At the age of three Flip was entered into the Yamaha School of Music [5] to play piano.

In 2000 he was invited to join Mi Tierra – Australia's Leading Latin Band,[6] as a singer, dancer and flute player. His work with Mi Tierra has taken him around the country playing the majority of Australia’s most prestigious festivals and concert events, also working as lyricist and concert choreographer.

He has also worked with dynamic performance group 'The Next Step'[7] at their sold out shows 'Live at The Metro', their 'Do it on the dance floor'[7] tour and at such festivals such as Splendour in the Grass.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Pelican (9 June 2009). "Pelican". St Edmund’s College Canberra. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Flip Simmons Hats Off FB post". Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Biography (9 June 2009). "Bio (Preview)". Web. Retrieved 26 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Theatre Review NZ (6 May 2007). "Fiddler On The Roof". Theatre Review NZ. Retrieved 2007. 
  5. ^ Clave Contra Clave (9 June 2011). "Leading Latin(Preview)". Clave Contra Clave. Retrieved 2011. 
  6. ^ a b "The Next Step". 'The Next Step' Online. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Splendour In The Grass". 'The Next Step' Splendour Documentary. 15 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

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