Originally from Wales, Kristian is a graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art in New Zealand and has performed in the Rocky Horror Show over a thousand times. Most notably for the Australian Tour, the UK’s 40th Anniversary Tour, the International Tour, the recent West End Live Cinema broadcast – with the show’s creator, Richard O’Brien – and the current 2016 UK Tour.
Aside from Rocky Horror, Kristian has had leading roles in over 30 professional productions. Highlights include Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar, (Auckland Theatre Company), Bobby Strong in Urinetown (Downstage Theatre), Cripple Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan (The Court Theatre), Puck in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (Christchurch Arts Festival) and starred as The Dark Lady in the New Zealand tour of This Holy Fire of Love (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra).
Other notable shows include Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Amy’s View, Oliver!, The Complete Works of Shakespeare – Abridged, Skylight, Antony and Cleopatra, Alice, Caesar and Cleopatra, Mother Courage, The Queen and I (Court Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Auckland Theatre Company), My First Time (Fortune Theatre), Rent (Auckland Musical Theatre), The Wizard Of Oz (Peach Theatre) Hushabye Mountain (Auckland International Comedy Festival), Amadeus (Theatre Alive), The Fantasticks (CAN Professional Theatre), Sinbad (The Actors Company) and Tarquin in the TV series Dark Knight (Palana Productions).
Kristian has recently finished writing a rock-musical with Australian television star Craig McLachlan.
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