What’s happening in 2013?
We are busy preparing for our fifth competition taking place later this year. Stay tuned for audition information!
Glenn Hill wins the 2012 Rob Guest Endowent Competition!
Congratulations to Glenn Hill, who was selected as thsi year’s winner of the Rob Guest Endowment. After a spectacular concert held at Her Majesty’s Theatre with a star filled cast and an exceptionally talented group of finalists, Glenn was thrilled to be announced as the winner. Well done Glenn!
The Rob Guest Endowment now on YouTube!
Check out our new video, featuring Bert Newton, Rhonda Burchmore, Lucy Durack, David Harris, Silvie Paladino, Kellie Dickerson, and past winners Blake Bowden, Francine Cain and Danielle Matthews!
The Rob Guest Endowment
After the sudden death of Rob Guest, OBE, in October 2008, and in recognition of his achievements in the musical theatre industry, ANZ Trustees established a memorial fund in his honour to help emerging young performers in musical theatre.
The Rob Guest Endowment will be awarded each year to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. The Award will provide the emerging performer with further knowledge and training in the industry to develop their potential and become one of Australias leading musical theatre performers as the wonderful Rob Guest was.
The Endowment is under the guidance of the representative committee, John Frost OAM, James Thane, Bernadette Hayes and Kellie Dickerson and is supported by a number of external organizations including The Gordon Frost Organisationi, ANZ Trustees, Her Majesty’s Theatre and more. 2009 saw the Endowment created, the competition launched and the inaugural concert staged at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. Hosted by Bert Newton, the concert saw some of Australia’s finest musical theatre performers take to the stage, something that continued in 2010 and 2011. The concerts have seen some of the countries brightest stars compete, most loved stars perform and the most respected creatives participate, and all at the Endowment are very thankful for everyone’s involvement.
Now in its fourth year, The Rob Guest Endowment hopes to grow to even bigger heights in 2012 and become a regular and respected part of the years entertainment calendar, and the industry as a whole.
On Monday 19th November 2012 at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne, the fourth Rob Guest Endowment Concert was presented by ANZ Private Bank.