Following the announcement of multi award-winning leading lady Esther Hannaford, the producers
are thrilled to reveal the full company of the Australian premiere production of Beautiful: The Carole
A talented cast of Australian performers will star in the Broadway hit musical which begins
performances at a newly refurbished Sydney Lyric Theatre on 17 September 2017.
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical charts the true story of the legendary singer’s journey from teenage
songwriter to international superstar, including her relationship with husband and song-writing partner
Gerry Goffin and their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and
Joining Esther Hannaford as ‘Carole King’, are Green Room Award winner Josh Piterman as ‘Gerry
Goffin’, accomplished musical theatre star Amy Lehpamer as ‘Cynthia Weil’, singer songwriter and The
Voice favourite Mat Verevis as ‘Barry Mann’, along with with stage veterans Mike McLeish as ‘Don
Kirshner’ and Anne Wood as King’s mother, ‘Genie Klein’.
The cast also includes Jason Arrow, Stefanie Caccamo, Doron Chester, Barry Conrad, Andrew Cook,
Marcus Corowa, Julia Dray, Akina Edmonds, Nana Matapule, Cameron MacDonald, Lorinda Merrypor,
Joseph Naim, Ruvarashe Ngwenya, Naomi Price, Rebecca Selley, Sean Sinclair, Angelina Thomson
and Chloé Zuel.
Of the Australian cast Director Marc Bruni said; “In the three years since we opened on Broadway
we’ve taken Beautiful to London and toured across the US, finding some remarkable performers to
bring this story to life. We’re proud to grow our family with this phenomenal Australian company –
superb actors with exceptional voices who really did make the earth move under our feet in the