Geoffrey Baird - Resume

GEOFFREY BAIRD 
RESUME:

EDUCATION / TRAINING:

Degree in Music Education & Performance, Melbourne University 1977
MAJORS: voice and piano.  (Baritone, Bass)
Fully trained and experienced Secondary Music teacher.
Private classes with Graham Clark (singing) 1991-2
Post-grad Diploma in History (Civil Ceremonies) Monash University 2001

THEATRE / OPERA / MUSICAL:    PICTURES

  'Yummy Opera'   2004-7
        Corporate Opera-Comedy Cabaret with Glynn Nicholas Group,
                             Keyboards, musical direction, vocal.

'Butterfly Club' 2003 - Sth Melbourne. Resident Musical Director / Arranger / Accompanist

'MAME'     Concert version.   Melbourne Concert hall. 1999.  'Lindsay Woolsey'.
                                                    Directed David Atkins.

  'THE LAST SESSION' American Musical / Play (Currently playing off-Broadway, LA)
  September 1998.  Workshop reading for Australian season, 1999.
           'Gideon' 
(lead)  and all keyboards and Musical direction.

'PAGLIAKKI', (Pagliacci - Leoncarvello)    'Silvio' 
                           Opera On The Move. Fitzroy Town Hall. November 1996

MY FAIR LADY,
                    ------Aotea Arts Centre --- Auckland, NZ.  Lead: (Higgins) 1992
                   ------- Victorian State Opera -State Theatre, Victorian arts Centre 1993  
                               
Lead  at all matinee performances                         
                    --------also Brisbane tour. Lyric Theatre  1995    dir. Rodney Fisher.

  'THE THREE TENNERS' Soloist in concert at the Sandy Beach Centre, Sandringham May 1998

                                     

  'COME UP AND SEE ME SOME TIME'  The Mae West Cabaret
                         Musical Director, keyboards,  and all arrangements-3 piece band
. 
 
                              'Capers' Dinner Theatre restaurant Melbourne  1997

  VEGETABLE MAGNETISM by Kathy Lette.     'Alex'  dir. Caroline Stacey
          Universal Theatre, Comedy Festival 1997  

PACIFIC OVERTURES: Concert Performance.
                'The Fisherman' & 'The American Admiral'.  Stonnington Theatre. 1995

  ANYONE CAN WHISTLE:  Concert Performance.
                           Lead: 'Di Rossi' Stonnington Theatre 1995

PERFECTLY PORTER  Musical Revue. Gasworks Theatre 1995  

ALADDIN, Children's musical. Dir. Chris Bradke. Preston Arts Centre,
                           role of 'Jafar', (The BAD Magician!) 1995

THE OPEN COUPLE, by Dario Fo, comedy. (two-hander: 'The husband')
                     with Michelle Williams. Universal theatre, Melbourne 1991

                                    
IT'S DE-LOVELY, Cole Porter Centenary Concert. Melb. Symphony Orchestra    
                    
as Soloist with Karen Knowles, conductor: Tommy Tycho.
                        Live Broadcast, Radio National, Melb. Town Hall. 
June, 1991

    THE BIOGRAPH GIRL, Musical  Lead: 'D.W. Griffith'
                Sandringham Light Opera Co.  Stonnington Theatre.  August, 1991
        ***BEST ACTOR, MUSIC THEATRE GUILD OF VICTORIA, 1991

THE GYPSY PRINCESS, Operetta by Kalman, AUSTRALIAN OPERA, 1990
                                           Character: 'Max'    
                                       

  ESSINGTON LEWIS: I AM WORK, 'David Baker', Church theatre, 1989
                                               (also keyboards & vocal coaching).

THE FARAWAY TREE, Musical, Alexander Theatre 1985, 'Saucepan-man'
                                      
Dir: Gary Ginivan.

MASTERCLASS, by David Pownall. 'Andre Zhdanov'  Open Stage 1988

THE PATHFINDER, by Darryl Emmerson.  Church Theatre 1986, 
Dir: John Preston for SPOLETO FESTIVAL. Musical Direction  & all arrangements
                                            

TOGETHER AT LAST, Original Cabaret with Marion MacKenzie 1987
                                          Old Vic Theatre Restaurant.

HANSEL & GRETEL'S AUSSIE ADVENTURE, Musical, narrator/pianist
                        Original score, musical director.  Dir: John Preston. 1986

ORISON, (Arrabel)  'Fidio', Organ Factory 1984.  

'POLYPHONY'  /   'THE PHONES', 1983-4. Bass with cabaret-a cappella group.               Extensive tours, all states & NZ - headlining Christchurch Arts  Festival
Television: Bert Newton, Mike Walsh, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Leagues clubs
LAST LAUGH - season, Dec. 1984.

  FILM & TELEVISION:.

COUNTRY PRACTICE, 'Dr. Charlie Meadows', Ch10, 1994

FRONTLINE Episode 1.   Guest 1994

JANUS,  'Graham Richards' ABC '94

BLUE HEELERS,  'Ian Mooney' Ch7 19'94

SKIRTS   Simpson & Le Mesurier   1990

PLEAD GUILTY, GET A BOND. 'Prosecuting Lawyer,' with Chris Heywood.

                           Lewin Films, 1990.

THE GREAT AIR RACE   ABC   'Edward, Prince of Wales. 1990

NEIGHBOURS, 'Doc Simon Tucker' 1989   (5-6 separate appearances)

THE POWER, THE PASSION   HSV 7. 'Graham Richards' 1989

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, 'Peter Kent', ep 26. 1989. Dir: Colin Budds.

INSIDE RUNNING, Series, 'David Innes'  ep.1 2 ABC.  Dir: Bob Meillon. 1989

DARLINGS OF THE GODS, Mini-series, 'Simon Powers',

                                 ABC/Le Mesurier, 1988. Dir: Catherine Millar.

FOUR MINUTE MILE, Mini-series, 'David Ganter', Aust. Journalist.                           

                                  ABC/CB7. 1998 Dir: Jim Goddard.

COMMERCIALS:

SMITH FAMILY 100% 1994

HEINZ "TOMATO" SOUP,   100%  'Dad'  1994

NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK 100% 'Dad' 1993

CASCADE BREWERY -Tasmania 100% 1993

WHO WEEKLY 100% 'Barrister' 1993

SGIC Insurance 100%  'Young Executive'1991

AUSTRALIA POST, Young Exec. 100% 1990

EMAILYORK Air conditioners 'Here Repairman' 100% 1989

MITSUBISHI MAGNA, 'Space'  young executive 100% 1988

FLY-MO, 'Young Dad' 100% 1988.

    CORPORATE VIDEO:

NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK Training video 1993

NISSAN TOE VIDEO - Australian Business Theatre, 1992

MODEL PULSE VIDEO- IN-house training video -Aardvark Studios 1992

ANZ BANK In-house training video 1990

REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS, promotion 100% 1989

EMAIL-AIR TRAINING FILM, 100% Presenter.  1989

NISSAN PROMOTIONAL VIDEO, golfing buddy. 1989

STATE BANK TRAINING FILM,  with John Blackman & "Dicky Knee" (!) 1988

 
  VOICE OVERS:

Arts Access - Larundel documentary. Prologue & Narration.
Hole in Reality, Radio play, multi-character voices 3RRR
With this baggage we leap, character voices, Women's cabaret La Mama and Comedy Cafe.
Heidelberg Civic, character voices/keyboards/vocals, promotion for radio of Heidelberg Civic Theatre Restaurant.

      CABARET THEATRE RESTAURANT

RAVING, Solo Cabaret, Forfeit Theatre restaurant & tours 1980-3
TOGETHER AT LAST  Cabaret for Forfeit Theatre restaurant 1987
MUSICAL DIRECTOR for Heidelberg Civic Theatre Restaurant  1985
          for Joan Brockenshire & Tommy Dysart  8 piece band, all arrangements
                      Two full productions.

    SPECIAL SKILLS:

  Classical/modern pianist, singer, MUSICAL DIRECTOR.
Qualified Secondary Drama/Music Teacher. 
4 yrs experience.
Trained personal counsellor
Fully licensed car.
Registered Civil Marriage Celebrant.