Melbourne held its first “Ginger Pride” rally on the weekend, which prompted the Theatre People team to celebrate the gingers in musical theatre. Here’s our Top 10 Theatre Gingers.
10. David Harris
The beard is currently gone while he performs the role of Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, but David Harris has a very ginger beard.
9. John O’Hara
These days John O’Hara is usually seen with a shaved head after years of performing as the Governor of Munchkin Land in Wicked, but he’s a definite redhead.
8. Eli Cooper
This ginger is currently performing in Matilda the Musical.
7. Ellen Simpson
These gorgeous auburn locks belong to performer and choreographer Ellen Simpson.
6. Madeline Cain
You won’t see these stunning locks on stage at the moment – Madeline Cain is currently performing in CATS the Musical in Perth.
5. Francine Cain
Sister to Madeline (above), Francine Cain is currently in rehearsals for Xanadu the Musical which opens soon at the Hayes Theatre.
4. Marika Aubrey
These days Marika Aubrey can be seen on stage wearing a blonde wig as Mrs Wormwood in Matilda the Musical. Many fans don’t recognise this natural redhead at stage door!
3. Jemma Rix
She’s better known for her green face from Wicked and is currently seen on stage with blonde curls in Ghost the Musical, but Jemma Rix is another redhead.
2. Rhonda Burchmore
Rhonda Burchmore is one of our most well known performing redheads.
1. Tim Minchin
And finally, Tim Minchin, the Aussie who brought us the extraordinary music in Matilda the Musical.
Minchin even wrote a song about gingers …
To all the gingers out there, we salute you! Wear those auburn locks with pride.