Michael Griffiths: Cole
* Winner of the Helpmann Academy 2016 Best Cabaret Performer *
He’s inhabited the songs of Annie Lennox and Madonna to great acclaim, now acclaimed cabaret performer Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter. Hedonism, grave misfortune, enduring love and a legacy that sparkles with wit and wisdom – sometimes anything goes! Including You’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely, Let’s Do It and Night and Day. Premiered in 2015 at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival by invitation of Barry Humphries. Written by best-selling author Anna Goldsworthy.
Winner Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award 2016.
***** ‘There have been many tributes to Cole Porter’s life, but ‘Cole’ must rank as one of the best.‘ Glam Adelaide
***** ‘Griffiths is a masterful interpreter’ Broadway Baby (UK)
Michael graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) with a Bachelor in Music Theatre in 1999 and has a Diploma in Music Composition. He is a singer, pianist, actor, composer and musical arranger. Michael was nominated for a Green Room award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys. He has also appeared in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You! and Shout! His acclaimed one man cabaret shows In Vogue: Songs By Madonna, Sweet Dreams: Songs By Annie Lennox, Adolescent and Cole have delighted critics and audiences across every cabaret festival in Australia and beyond to New York, London, Hong Kong, Christchurch, Auckland and Edinburgh Fringe where he received five star reviews and standing ovations. His original song Resemblance was featured in the ABC documentary Sperm Donors Anonymous. Michael won the Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe Award in 2014 and Best Cabaret Weekly Award in 2015.
Assembly George Square Gardens (Venue 3)
4 August - 15 August
17 August - 29 August