Simon Burke

Accomplished performer, fabulous MC

Since winning an Australian Film Institute Best Actor award at the tender age of 13 for his role in the acclaimed film The Devil’s Playground, Simon Burke has become one of Australia’s most accomplished, versatile and respected performers.

Simon has enjoyed great success both in Australia and the UK in film, television, stage, concert appearances and cabaret.

In recent years, Simon has received equal acclaim for his corporate engagements and has become highly sought after as an MC and/or special guest singer or speaker. He is also a skilled writer and able to tailor MC scripts to meet your corporate and event goals.

Widely respected as a consummate professional, Simon provides the perfect combination of wit, intelligence, warmth, gravitas, suavity and great singing to any corporate event.

Simon’s highly successful career has included starring roles in many West End musicals, twenty-five years as one of ABC TV’s Play School’s best-loved presenters, a so-far seven-year stint as MC and co-writer of the prestigious Helpmann Awards, credits as host, co-writer and producer of Foxtel’s widely-acclaimed variety series Studio A with Simon Burke, not to mention his ten years as Federal President of Actors Equity Australia.

Simon has hosted many prestigious events including Australia Plays Broadway (Carnegie Hall New York), Sydney Festival’s Symphony in the Domain, NSW Premier’s Gala Concert, Adelaide Cabaret Festival Gala (Adelaide Festival Centre), City of Sydney’s Australia Day Luncheon, Australian Small Business Champion Awards, Luna Park Opening Celebration Concert, Hooray for Hollywood – Australian Cancer Research Foundation (Parliament House, Canberra), Opera Australia’s Christmas at the House (Sydney Opera House) and Bespoke – Business & Luxury for the Australian Financial Review (Sydney Opera House).

Simon was the special guest performer at a gala dinner in London to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Qantas flying the Sydney-London Kangaroo Route and for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Australia Day celebrations in London was invited by Australia’s High Commissioner to sing the National Anthem at Australia House – the last time in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

If client testimonials are anything to go by, and they most definitely are in this case, then Simon Burke is a brilliant choice as MC – he sings, he dances, he performs, he’s witty, clever, warm and professional.

Client testimonials

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