Don Winsor is an American-born actor and baritone now living in Australia.
Most recently, Don appeared as principal Henry Higgins cover in the Julie Andrews-helmed 60th Anniversary production of MY FAIR LADY with Opera Australia/GFO. In early 2018, Don is set to star as Marvin in the Melbourne season of William Finn's FALSETTOS, directed by Tyran Parke.
Don can also be seen as one of the faces of the current Hot Wheels "Home Commentators" ad campaign, directed by Tony Rogers (Wilfred, How To Talk Australians) and released across all media. Don also recently filmed a role in the upcoming Olivia-Newton John biopic starring Delta Goodrem for Fremantle Media, with a 2017 release date to be announced.
Don Winsor has performed all over the world in theatrical productions, symphony tours, film and television, cruise, and concert work. Favorite roles include over 300 performances as The Beast and about half that many as Gaston in DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Anatoly in CHESS, The Phantom in Yeston/Kopit’s PHANTOM, Chauvelin in THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Billy Flynn in CHICAGO, Sam Carmichael on the national tour of MAMMA MIA, Harold Hill in THE MUSIC MAN, Thomas Andrews in TITANIC, and an award-winning Pontius Pilate in several productions of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Don has performed as a guest soloist with several orchestras across the USA, toured as baritone soloist for the New Sigmund Romberg Symphony Orchestra, and been featured at corporate events all over the world. Don also performs regularly as a guest entertainer on many major cruise lines. Don is also a writer and regular contributor to various blogs and websites as a satirist, columnist, and blogger.
Don is co-creator, (with Ray Wills) associate producer, and writer of the Kansas Radio Theatre, currently airing across eleven US markets. Don is also the creator and star of THE DEAD MARTIN VARIETY HOUR, a late-night variety show that played a sold out run throughout 2015 and is currently in development for the future.
In 2016 Don made his Australian debut, as Thomas Andrews in the Australasian premiere of the chamber version of TITANIC.
"Making his Australian debut, Don Winsor is immediately striking as Thomas Andrews, the Titanic's designer, with clear similarities to Simon Gleeson's Jean Valjean."
- Dani Rothwell, TheatrePeople
“Pitch perfect as the conflicted Pilate, every scene he's in has added nuance and depth."
- Jane Holhan, New Era
"The cast makes this evening worthwhile. In particular, Donald Winsor as the villain Chauvelin stands out with his powerful baritone voice and command of the stage.”
- Stuart Duncan, Princeton NJ Packet & TimeOFF
“As the Russian chess champion, Donald E. Winsor brings an air of steady, refined self-assuredness while his strong baritone makes the often-heard ‘Anthem’ a welcome, intimate surprise which betrays the vulnerability of a man lost at sea.”
- Santa Barbara CA Independent