AACC DAY BLACK TIE GALA 2016 – MASTER OF CEREMONIES ANNOUNCED
Nick is a talented entertainer and media personality with experience in stage, screen, radio, music and television. Currently based in LA, Nick has enjoyed success in his native Australia, and around the world.
The charismatic Aussie started his TV hosting career on one of Australia’s most popular music programs, Video Hits before being cast as Tim O’Connell on Australia’s favorite long running drama series Home and Away. Many more TV acting roles followed and over the years, with his energetic and unmistakable style, he has fronted lifestyle, kids and entertainment programs and now acts as a culture and lifestyle reporter for SoCal Connected on KCET, the USA’s biggest independent broadcaster.
|Nick’s sense of fun, irreverence and his ‘up for anything’ attitude made him a favorite with kids in his roles on Saturday Disney, Nickelodeon and alongside The Wiggles, on ABC Kids. His popularity soared as the host of 5 seasons of Australia’s highest rating children’s show at the time, Creature Features. Nick was soon in demand to host family and kids’ events across Australia, such as Kidswish Christmas Party, Fifi and The Flowertots Garden Party Launch, Australia Day Council’s Australia Day Family Concert, The Lord Mayors New Years’ Eve Celebration, City of Sydney Christmas Carols, The Royal Easter Show and City of Sydney -Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Martin Place.Also a popular Emcee and concert performer the US and in the UK, Nick hosted the opening of the City of London Festival, The Alvin and the Chipmunks National Tour for Fox Pictures, G’day USA, The London 2012 Australian Team Welcome and Australia Rocks the Pier at Santa Monica Pier. He is the creator, producer and host of an Australian talent showcase series called Sunday in the Apartment in the UK and Sunday in Hollywood in LA, showcasing the most exciting established and emerging Australian talent abroad.
Nick is also the co-founder of the Australian Theatre Company, whose first productionHolding The Man, enjoyed a sell out season at The Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles, becoming the highest grossing guest production in that theatre of all time.
Nick’s many theatre credits include strapping on the heels in the World Premiere cast ofPriscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical in the role of Felicia (made famous in the film by Guy Pearce). The show toured for two years, winning the Sydney Theatre Award for best production of a musical in 2008, and winning Nick respect as a musical theatre star. It is now the most successful Australian musical in history.
Alongside credits for film, TV, theatre and musical theatre acting, Nick has also been a guest presenter on Australian radio, on some of the most popular Sydney- based commercial stations, including: Mix 106.5, Nova 96.9, Triple J, and 2Day FM. Nick has also released albums through ABC, Warner, Universal and Shock records – including his debut self-titled pop album, which was named one of the top 20 albums of the year by The Sydney Morning Herald.
Nick engages in charity and social enterprises around the world, as an ambassador and spokesperson for a number of organisations including Bravehearts, Variety the Children’s Charity, MEND, and UNICEF.
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