The Leading Men

Star-studded, show-stopping entertainment

The Leading Men is Australia's premier collection of exceptionally talented stars of stage and screen.

These charming, charismatic and award-winning performers have each played 'Leading Men' in the musicals we all know and love. From Beauty and the Beast to Wicked, these guys have played them all, won industry awards and are considered among the very best that the world of musical theatre has to offer.

The Leading Men are: Ian Stenlake, Scott Irwin, Derek Metzger, Rodney Dobson, David Dixon, Darryl Lovegrove, James Lee, Wayne Scott Kermond and Mitchell Butel.

Hand-picked from an elite group of high-calibre, seasoned performers, The Leading Men have impressive resumes and all are recipients of prestigious industry awards. The stellar line up delivers corporate entertainment like no other. Every song is a showstopper. The show is a sophisticated, powerful and often hilarious experience.

The show features one Broadway showstopper after another from the world's most popular musicals including Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty & the Beast, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Guys 'n Dolls, Spamalot, A Chorus Line, Singing in the Rain, Wicked and Hairspray.

Sophistication all the way from their white tuxedo jackets to the red roses on their lapels, the boys have been compared to suave European opera act Il Divo. In keeping with that style, one of the highlights of the show is a medley of hits celebrating Australia from 'I Still Call Australia Home' and 'Waltzing Matilda' to ACDC's' Long way to the top if you want to Rock and Roll' and Jimmy Barnes' 'Working Class Man' - all in Italian!

Finalists in the "Entertainer of the Year" category at the prestigious "Australian Event Awards" 2011, The Leading Men have performed hundreds of shows for royalty, heads of state and celebrities from all industries and left them all wanting more!

Book The Leading Men for your next corporate, charity, gala, wedding or private event and your audience will be thrilled and entertained by some of the biggest names in Australian musical theatre.

The show can be further enhanced with the inclusion of an elegant, beautiful and equally vocally talented Leading Lady. Adding grace and elegance, the presence of a female star allows for the inclusion of some of musical theatre's most loved duets from 'All I Ask of You' to 'You're the One That I Want'.

Client testimonials

The special ingredients that each of the men brought to the performance was exceptional. A combination of dynamic voices and sophisticated humour added something special to making this inaugural event a fabulous success. Their energetic presentation of the show delighted everybody on our guest list.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

It was a wonderful performance, the four Leading Men were classy, polished and very professional. A fantastic way to start the evening, which was a huge success. The four performers were “Leading” men in every sense of the word. Their performance was spectacular.

Raine & Horne

It was just fantastic. You guys were amazing…such powerful voices and the show was so funny!

Steve Waugh

These guys are worth every cent, performing over a lagoon stage when it started to rain the leading men just took it all in their stride and delivered one of the best performances our delegates have ever seen! A definite WOW factor from these guys that will keep your audience pumped for the night ahead!

Bridges Financial Services

As good as anything I’ve ever seen in the UK

Sir Michael Parkinson