Don will make his Melbourne debut Thursday night, April 21 at Ruby's Music Room in the CBD as the kickoff for Ruby's Cabaret Pick and Mix series. Don will share the bill with Adam Novello, who with Don is also a part of the cast of the new Australian musical The White Mouse, premiering this winter as Chapel Off Chapel. 

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The first Cabaret Pick & Mix at Ruby's Music Room will feature American baritone Don Winsor, a recent transplant to Australia.

Don will present an intimate selection of musical theatre and other standards ranging from Johnny Mercer to Ben Folds, accompanied by Justin Jacobs on piano.

Recently relocated to Australia, American-born baritone Don Winsor has performed all over the world in theatrical productions, opera, 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. A regular headliner for multiple cruise lines, Don is also an accomplished writer and producer.

Also on the bill: NOVELLO, with an evening of stories behind the songs of Melbourne pop/indie band Novello. Featuring the band’s lead singer, Adam Noviello, and guitarist Alex Sutton, the show will be a rare and intimate insight into the music of this up and coming group.

Novello have been writing and performing together since 2014. Having played various venues across Melbourne, the band are fast developing a unique sound with prominent influences from Florence + the Machine, Muse, Angus & Julia Stone and Lana Del Ray.

Don Winsor