Billy Flynn (Brisbane Season)
Tom is one of Australia’s most popular and successful actors and entertainers. In 2016 he celebrated 40 years in show business!
After graduating from NIDA in 1976, he worked in the theatre and on television before being cast in the title role in the feature film The Man from Snowy River. He then played the much-loved ‘Tommy Woodcock’ in the movie Phar Lap. A succession of lead roles in other Australian and international films soon followed throughout the 1980’s.
In 1991 he was cast by Tina Sinatra to sing the voice of her father as a young man in the Warner Bros. mini-series Sinatra. This led to a whole new development in Tom’s career – initially in stage musicals such as How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and eventually to the creation of his own show Frank – A Life in Song, a celebration of the music and career of Frank Sinatra in 1998. For the next several years this show was performed all around Australia as well as in Toronto, Canada and at Wynn Resort, Las Vegas in 2007.
Tom was thrilled to be cast in the role of ‘Leo Bloom’ in the Mel Brooks’ musical The Producers, which played for more than 500 performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney during 2004 and 2005.From 2007 to 2009 Tom appeared as a judge in the hit TV show for the Seven Network Australia’s Got Talent.
In 2010 Tom created a new music show celebrating the greats of vocal swing called Now We’re Swingin’! touring the country. During this time Tom was delighted to be cast by director Simon Wincer in his feature film The Cup.
Since 2015 Tom has helped to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra by performing the classic live album Sinatra at the Sands at major venues around Australia.
In the past couple of years he has co-starred with Melinda Schneider in the live show Young at Heart and in Swing That Music with Emma Pask, Ed Wilson and The Sydney All Star Big Band. Most recently Tom has created a new live show based on the Great American Song Book, which he performed with a twenty-piece orchestra at The Star, Gold Coast.