Tom Oliver

Singer, Actor, Presenter

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Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International

 

7 News Young Achiever Award (Nominee) 2022

 

Knight of Wynnum, contribution to Arts & Entertainment  

Tom Oliver, who is one of the most talented performers in Australia right now', Phil Brown, Arts Editor - The Courier Mail

 

'..the little powerhouse that is, Tom!' - Kylie Minogue

 

'I couldn't be prouder of my friend Tom Oliver' - Marcia Hines AM 

 'For me, the star of the show was Tom Oliver'  - Virag Dombay, Broadway World

Versatility and creativity beat at the heart of Tom Oliver’s career. An established actor, singer, presenter and entertainer, Tom has seamlessly segued into production and creative directorship, stamping his mark on both independent productions and large-scale events.

 

Tom’s skills were sharpened on screen and stage and his showreel spans music, theatre, film, television and cabaret in Australia, the Pacific, Asia, Middle East and North America. Performance highlights include starring in the original touring production of rock-drama Rolling Thunder Vietnam (2014 – 2020) and alongside Marcia Hines in the global disco phenomenon, Velvet (2016 – 2020). 

 

The creative nous accumulated over his decade-long performance career spurred Tom to establish the multi-day, multi-venue Wynnum Fringe in 2020. The success of this inaugural event paved the way for its expansion in 2021, accompanied by a new flagship music festival, Rock The Bay. Under Tom’s artistic and business leadership, both major events collectively welcomed 40,000 visitors, employed more than 500 creative workers and injected $500,000 into the local economy.

 

Tom remains rooted in the performing arts, reprising his scene-stealing role in The Little Red Company’s Christmas Actually (2018 – 2021) and serving as a core cast member and content producer for The IsoLate Late Show (2020), reaching 300,000 people during COVID lockdowns and raising more than $110,000 for The Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund.

 

Other memorable roles include Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (2015), Mark Cohen in RENT (2018), Roderick Usher in A Midnight Visit (2019) and Jack in Into The Woods (2015).

 

On screen, Tom appeared on The Voice Australia (2015) and his version of Peter Allen’s I Go To Rio was used by Channel 7 during its Rio Olympics coverage (2016). He released original music co-written with Australian Idol winner Wes Carr and toured as a vocalist with Marcia Hines for A Day On The Green (2017). 

 

Tom is the Director of Tom Oliver Productions and TWO Festivals. 

Wynnum Chamber of Commerce, Committee Member

 

Bonner Community Grants, Committee Member