Gerard Dunning Actor
Gerard Dunning

Theatre Actor Bio

Gerard Dunning • Actor Bio

Gerard's passion for the stage ignited during his formative years in New Zealand, where he embraced ensemble roles in beloved productions such as "The Wizard of Oz" and "Oliver" in the late 1970s. His early dedication to theatre paved the way for a remarkable journey in the performing arts.

In 1987, Gerard took center stage and earned his first major lead as Will Parker in the iconic musical "Oklahoma." This marked the beginning of a series of noteworthy performances, including memorable roles in acclaimed productions like "Show Boat," "West Side Story," and "Evita" in 1990. Notably, he showcased his musical talents as a wind section performer in orchestras for various shows, including the renowned "Jesus Christ Superstar."

To refine his craft further, Gerard pursued his studies in Performing Arts with Trinity College, London, attaining an esteemed Associate Diploma. With a solid foundation in theatrical education, he continued to grace the stages of the Central Coast, leaving an indelible mark on audiences. His versatility and dedication shone through in numerous productions presented by esteemed theatre groups such as Woy Woy Little Theatre, Wyong Drama Group, Wyong Musical Society, Gosford Theatre Company, and Gosford Musical Society.

Gerard's impressive theatrical repertoire includes stand-out performances in plays "Picasso at Lapin Agile," "Clue: On Stage" and "The Full Monty" and classic musicals "The Pirates of Penzance," "Chicago," "South Pacific," "Les Misérables," and "42nd Street."

Beyond the stage, Gerard has built an illustrious 30-year career as a commercial voice actor, lending his distinctive voice to clients worldwide. His voice talents have captivated audiences across the globe, leaving a lasting impact on various projects.

With an unwavering commitment to the performing arts and a track record of excellence, Gerard continues to enrich the theatrical world with his boundless talent and artistic passion.


Abridged Version (150 words)

Gerard's passion for the stage ignited in New Zealand during the late 70s, where he took on ensemble roles in "The Wizard of Oz" and "Oliver." His breakthrough came in 1987 as Will Parker in "Oklahoma," leading to performances in "Show Boat," "West Side Story," and "Evita" by 1990. A Trinity College (London) Performing Arts graduate with an Associate Diploma, he graced Central Coast stages for Woy Woy Little Theatre, Wyong Drama Group, Wyong Musical Society, Gosford Theatre Company, and Gosford Musical Society. Unforgettable highlights include "Picasso at Lapin Agile," "The Pirates of Penzance," "Chicago," "South Pacific," "Les Misérables," "42nd Street," and "The Full Monty," As a renowned commercial voice actor for 30 years, Gerard's voice resonates globally, captivating audiences worldwide. His dedication and talent continue to enrich the theatrical world.


Abridged Version (100 words)

Gerard's theatrical journey began in New Zealand, landing ensemble roles in "The Wizard of Oz" and "Oliver" during the late 70s. He rose to prominence as Will Parker in "Oklahoma" (1987) and starred in "Show Boat," "West Side Story," and "Evita" (1990). With a Trinity College (London) Performing Arts Associate Diploma, he charmed audiences on Central Coast stages for various renowned theatre groups. From "Les Misérables" and "Chicago" to "The Full Monty" Gerard's performances left an indelible mark. As a distinguished commercial voice actor for three decades, his captivating voice has reached audiences globally, solidifying his place in the theatrical realm.

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