Derek Metzger is a New Zealand singer and actor known for his performances in musical theatre in Australia.
Metzger began his career in talent contests on New Zealand television. His 1982 single "Don't Say Goodbye" debuted at #35 on New Zealand's singles chart.
In 1981, Metzger was cast in the leading role of Jonathan for the world première and cast album of Eaton Magoon Jr and Sir Robert Helpmann's Hawaiian musical Aloha, for Hamilton Operatic Society. It was followed in 1985 by a Michael Edgley revival production at His Majesty's Theatre, Auckland, directed by Joe Layton, also starring Metzger in the same role.
Metzger moved to Australia in the early 1990s, where he played leading roles in Me and My Girl, Chess and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He received a Green Room Award for Male Artist in a Leading Role in music theatre for Me and My Girl.
In 2007 he played Patsy in the Australian production of Spamalot and was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
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