Jack Bradford

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Jack Bradford
Jack Bradford as Jean Valjean.jpg
Born (1959-07-26) July 26, 1959 (age 58)
Milton, Florida
Years active 1975 - present

Jack Bradford (born July 26, 1959) is an American / Australian stage actor and director. He is perhaps best known by many in Brisbane for founding the Brisbane Junior Theatre company which presented its first production - The Pirates of Penzance in April 2001.

Bradford, the son of Gerald and Rose Bradford, was born in 1959 at Milton, Florida USA. Jack's Dad was a Navy Captain which meant that Jack and his seven siblings were regularly on the move. His first stage role was taking the part of Jesus in Godspell working alongside Kathy Najimy in 1975. After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre, Jack moved to Brisbane, Australia in 1988, having married an Australian, Deborah Onions, whom he had met on a visit to Australia in 1986. From 1989 to 1993, Jack was the Senior Pastor of the Christian Praise Centre in Glen Innes, N.S.W.
In 1993, Jack, Debbie and their 3 boys moved back to Brisbane, which is where they currently live.

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Location
1975 Godspell Jesus Helix Summer Theatre, La Mesa CA. alongside Kathy Najimy
1976 The Roar of the Greasepaint Cocky Monte Vista High School. Director Ron Ray.
1977 Kiss Me, Kate Hortensio Grossmont College Summer Theatre, El Cajon CA.
1977 Equus Alan, Strang Grossmont College, El Cajon CA. working alongside John Castellanos
1978 Sweet Charity Herman Cajon Performing Arts Center
1979 The Roar of the Greasepaint Cocky Patio Playhouse, Escondido, CA.
1979 How to Succeed in Business Bert Bratt Grossmont College Summer Theatre, El Cajon, CA.
1979 Zoo Story Director, Jerry Central Wyoming College
1979 All the World’s a Stage Writer, Editor and Principal Central Wyoming College. (A Shakespearean Review).
1980 Butterflies are Free Donny Dark, Set and Light Designer Central Wyoming College.
1980 Camelot Arthur Central Wyoming College.
1980 My Partner and Olio by Bartley Campbell Sam Bowler, Imperial Players Cripple Creek, Colorado. Professional Summer Stock, 150 Performances.
1983 Waiting for Lefty Irv Wright State University, Professional Actors Training Company, Ohio.
1983 Two by Two Japheth Dayton Playhouse, Ohio.
1984 Equus Dalton Wright State University, Professional Actors Training Company, Ohio (with George Grizzard.)
1984 Kiss Me, Kate Petruchio, Fred Dayton Playhouse, Ohio.
1984 Princess Ida Cyril Center Stage, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
1984 Royal Hunt of the Sun De Candia Fairborn Playhouse, Ohio.
1985 Amadeus Baron Van Swieten Wright State University, Professional Actors Training Company, Ohio.
1985 Annie Director Fairborn Playhouse, Ohio.
1985 Antigone Creon Yellow Springs Amphitheater, Ohio.
1989 Godspell Jesus Ballarat Light Opera Company, Ballarat Victoria Australia.
1995 Man of La Mancha Sancho Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
1996 Godspell Director Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
1997 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Director Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
1999 Guys and Dolls Nicely Nicely Johnson Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
1999 The Importance of Being Earnest Director Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
2000 Godspell Director Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
2001 Bye Bye Birdie Harry MacAfee Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
2001 Oliver Director Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
2002 Les Misérables Jean Valjean Savoyards Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia. Winner of the 2002 4MBS Perform Award for best actor in a musical.
2002 Wit Director La Boite Theatre D-Lab, Brisbane Australia.
2002 The Music Man Harold Hill Queensland Musical Theatre, Brisbane Australia.
2004 West Side Story Director Savoyards Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
2004 Wit Director Bunbury Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia. In the 2004 Matilda Awards Caroline Kennison was a joint winner of Best Female Actor in a lead role for her role as Professor Vivian Bearing.[1]
2004 Arsenic and Old Lace Teddy Brewster Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
2005 Les Misérables Jean Valjean Ignatians Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
2006 Rent Director and Joint Producer Schonell Theatre, University of Queensland Brisbane Australia.
2006 Parade Tom Watson, Old Soldier Warehaus Theatre, Brisbane Australia.
2006 Godspell Jesus, Director and Joint Producer Schonell Theatre, University of Queensland Brisbane Australia.
2007 Children of Eden Father Harvest Rain Theatre Company, Brisbane Australia.
2007 The Witches of Eastwick Director and Joint Producer Schonell Theatre, University of Queensland Brisbane Australia.
2008 The Importance of Being Earnest Director Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2008 Songs for a New World Director (Qld Premiere) Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2008 Proof Robert (professor) Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2008 Suds Director (Australian Premiere) Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2009 An Ideal Husband Earl of Caversham Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2009 Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2009 Speed the Plow Charlie Fox Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2009 Forbidden Broadway Director Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2010 Fiddler on the Roof Director, Tevye Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2010 13 Director Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2010 How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Director, J.B. Biggley Starlight Theatre, Centre Stage Spring Hill, Brisbane Australia.
2015 The Prince of Egypt Director, Jethro Albany Hills Christian Church, Brisbane Australia.

Brisbane Junior Theatre Productions[edit]

Year School Holiday Title Location
2001 Easter 1. The Pirates of Penzance RiverCity Family Church, The Gap
2001 September 2. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat RiverCity Family Church, The Gap
2002 Easter 3. H.M.S. Pinafore RiverCity Family Church, The Gap
2002 September 4. Annie RiverCity Family Church, The Gap
2003 Easter 5. The Mikado Centenary Uniting Church, Middle Park
2003 July 6. The Pirates of Penzance Bracken Ridge Baptist Church
2003 September 7. Guys and Dolls Centenary Uniting Church, Middle Park
2004 July 8. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Bracken Ridge Baptist Church
2004 September 9. Fiddler on the Roof Bracken Ridge Baptist Church
2005 June–July 10. The King and I Bracken Ridge Baptist Church
2005 September 11. The Music Man Bracken Ridge Baptist Church
2006 July 12. Aladdin Bracken Ridge Baptist Church with performances at Redcliffe Cultural Centre
2006 September 13. Guys and Dolls Clontarf Baptist Church with performances at Redcliffe Cultural Centre
2007 January 14. Oklahoma Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2007 Easter 15. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2007 July 16. Mulan Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2007 September 17. Fiddler on the Roof Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2008 January 18. Cinderella Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2008 January 19. Into the Woods Centre Stage Theatre, Spring Hill
2008 Easter 20. Alice in Wonderland Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2008 July 21. Annie Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2008 September 22. Once Upon a Mattress Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2009 January 23. Aladdin Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2009 January 24. H.M.S. Pinafore Centre Stage Theatre, Spring Hill
2009 Easter 25. King and I Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2009 July 26. Beauty and the Beast Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2009 September 27. High School Musical Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2010 January 28. High School Musical 2 Albany Hills Christian Church with performances at Ferny Grove High School Theatre
2010 Easter 29. The Pirates of Penzance Albany Hills Christian Church with performances at Centre Stage Theatre, Spring Hill
2010 June–July 30. Mulan Albany Hills Christian Church with performances at Centre Stage Theatre, Spring Hill
2010 September 31. Seussical Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2011 January 32. Oklahoma! Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2011 June 33. The Music Man Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2011 September 34. Thoroughly Modern Millie Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2012 January 35. Guys and Dolls Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2012 Easter 36. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2012 June 37. State Fair Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2012 September–October 38. Les Misérables Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2013 January 39. Alice in Wonderland Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2013 April 40. Fiddler on the Roof Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2013 June 41. Beauty and the Beast Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2013 September 42. Honk! Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2013 September–October 43. 13 the musical Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2014 January 44. Aladdin Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2014 April 45. Godspell Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2014 July 46. The Little Mermaid Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2014 September 47. Peter Pan Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2014 September–October 48. The Pirates of Penzance Mueller Community Church, Rothwell
2015 January 49. The Sound of Music Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2015 April 50. Annie Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2015 June–July 51. Hairspray Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2015 October 52. The Wizard of Oz Mueller College, Rothwell
2015 October 53. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Mueller College, Rothwell
2016 January 54. Legally Blonde Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2016 March-April 55. My Son Pinocchio Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2016 June-July 56. Thoroughly Modern Millie Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2016 September-October 57. Singing in the Rain Mueller College, Rothwell
2017 January 58. Shrek Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner
2017 April 59. The Sound of Music Albany Hills Christian Church, Warner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministerial Media Statements, Education & Arts, The Honourable Anna Bligh, Monday March 21, 2005, http://www.cabinet.qld.gov.au/MMS/StatementDisplaySingle.aspx?id=39981

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