Andrew Worboys – Composer, video designer, vocalist, pianist and musical director, grew up in Orange, a town in the central west of New South Wales Australia, surrounded by Pub Rock and Musical Theatre.
Andrew created new modern musical arrangements for the Hayes Theatre Co’s SWEET CHARITY for which he was nominated for a Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Critics Award in the category of Best Musical Direction. He wrote the Overture for the arena version of THE BOY FROM OZ, starring Hugh Jackman, co-wrote with Ignatious Jones the anthem for the 2002 Gay Games: “HEY SYDNEY”, and in 2012 Andrew conducted the Ceremonials Orchestra for Triple J’s recorded broadcast of FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE at the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.
Andrew co-produced the original Australian cast recording of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH featuring iOTA and Blazey Best, and produced/arranged Jimmy Somerville’s album SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER.
Andrew was Musical Director for the 2013 Sydney Theatre Company Wharf Revue “WHOOPS”, for the Hayes Theatre Co’s productions of SWEET CHARITY and TRUTH, BEAUTY AND A PICTURE OF YOU / Christine Anu’s INTIMATE AND DEADLY / Trevor Ashley’s I’M EVERY WOMAN / Joanna Weinberg’s TWELVE SHOES / Lisa Adams’ AMY HOUSEWINE / Cath Alcorn DIVINE MISS M / Toby Francis LOVE AND DEATH AND AN AMERICAN GUITAR / MELANIE – PEOPLE IN THE FRONT ROW / and the critically acclaimed ROB MILLS IS SURPRISINGLY GOOD. He is currently musical director for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS which tours nationally in 2016.
For the Cathy Henkel documentary, SHOW ME THE MAGIC – The Story of Don McAlpine, Andrew orchestrated Nicolette Boaz’ original score.
As a visual artist Andrew created the projections for the Australian production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, created ACON’S controversial GLAM REAPER viral commercial, made music videos for The Celebrity Drug Disasters and Jimmy Somerville, and created the filmic visuals for Yantra De Vilder’s LATITUDE 33 and HAIKU.
Andrew frequently plays and sings with Jenny Morris and has been guest front man for the Sydney Jazz Orchestra and for the Tower of Power inspired funk band Temple Of Groove.
In 2014 the Glugs presented Andrew with The Hayes Gordon Memorial Award for Important Contribution to Theatre.