Simon Gleeson



Last Victorian Opera performance

Fredrik Egerman in Sondheim's A Little Night Music, June – July 2019

Last 3 major performances

  • Sir Robert Chiltern, An Ideal Husband, Melbourne Theatre Company, 2018
  • Curly McLain, Oklahoma!, The Production Company, 2018
  • Jean Valjean, Les Misérables, Cameron Macintosh Ltd London, 2016          


  • Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts – Graduate 1998

Age when you started singing

I started singing as a child but didn’t receive lessons until I went to WAAPA.

Favourite opera or musical

I don’t have a favourite although I’ve always loved Sondheim.

Favourite opera or musical role to perform

Playing Chioffi in Curtains was the most fun I’ve had on stage. 

A fun fact not many people know about you

I was a creative consultant on the film The Greatest Showman.

Where’s the strangest place you’ve performed?

On the red dirt in an open garage in Roebourne, Western Australia.


  • 2017 Green Room Award Nomination – Best Male Lead in Music Theatre for Curtains 
  • 2015 Helpmann Award Winner - Best Male Actor in a Musical and Best Musical for Les Misérables 
  • 2014 Green Room Awards Nomination – Best Actor Leading Role in a Musical for Les Misérables 
  • 2013 Green Room Awards Nomination - Best Actor Leading Role in a Musical for Chess
Simon Gleeson as Jean Valjean. Photo: Matthew Murphy