Name: Ian Toyne
Position: Head of Musical Theatre
Professional Experience: Ian’s Perth appearances have included Company and Rough Crossing at the Playhouse Theatre, The Seagull and The Glass Menagerie at the Hole in the Wall Theatre, Under Milkwood and Zen and Now at Swy Theatre, Some Enchanted Evening at the Effie Crump Theatre, Romeo and Juliet and Bratwurst and Damper with Deckchair Theatre, Valjean in the MS Society’s production of Les Miserables at the Regal Theatre in 2004 and 2009, Amadeus at His Majesty’s Theatre and the role of Gerald in Me and my Girl and Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun with Peach Productions at His Majesty’s Theatre. He featured as Ross in the Perth Theatre Company’s renowned production of The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia, and as Bob in their sold out season of Baby Boomer Blues. Ian starred as Madame Lucy opposite Debbie Reynolds in Irene at His Majesty’s Theatre for Peach Productions and as Charlie Allnutt in both seasons of African Queen at the Blue Room and The Dolphin for Janus Entertainment. He starred as Emile de Becque in the MS production of South Pacific at the Regal Theatre.
He has toured Australia and New Zealand in the Cameron Macintosh production of Les Miserables and toured Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore in Mamma Mia!. He has featured in Sydney and Melbourne as Marcel in Aspects of Love, Jocelyn Jollygoode inScrooge the Musical, Victor Vittorio in Sweet Charity, Vallon in Showboat, Ensemble member in the memorable Sydney Opera House presentation of Follies, The Steward in Into the Woods, Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Sydney in Kafka’s Dick, Bull in A Stretch of the Imagination, Leonardo Da Vinci in Leonardo’s Last Supper, Hayden in Chat The Musical, and appeared as several characters in Happy End, Man the Musical, How High the Moon? and a workshop of Crusade He spent two years with the New England Theatre Company and appeared in Bluey Koala, Pinocchio, and Who was Harry Larsen?
Ian wrote and co-starred in Fascinating Gershwin, Putting On The Ritz, Takes Two, and Ann Adlem’s 12 Steps To Musical Salvation for His Majesty’s Cabaret Soiree. In collaboration with Paul Peacock he has written and co-starred in Nullify Of Broadway, Dirty Rotten Rat Pack, Boris and Costia Alive in Vegas!? and Pack Up Your Troubles. He wrote and starred in Family Album and A Broadway Christmasfor Pristine Entertainment
Ian is a guest tutor for John Curtin College of the Arts and in collaboration with Paul Peacock has written and co-directed Sometime with Sondheim, The Vanishing Kingdom, Lily’s Round and Knock >Em Dead whilst there. He has also written and directed Overture! Hit The Lights! and My Alien Generation at the college.
Ian’s film and television appearances have included Neighbours, A Country Practise, Blue Heelers, Janus, Genie From Down Under, Crush, AE2 Gallipoli Submarine, The Circuit, Three Acts of Murder and The Great Escape – The Reckoning
Ian has been a proud MEAA member for twenty six years.