Stephen Fisher-King is a beautiful baritone, with a taste of tenor!
As Australian Club Entertainer of the Year and holder of many ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ awards, Stephen is one of Australia’s leading live performers.
He possesses a wonderful voice and is a true entertainer.
Stephen performed lead roles in many operas and operettas including ‘La Boheme’, ‘The Coronation of Poppea’ and ‘Dido and Aeneas’, before branching into musical theatre, where he was spotted by representatives of the Cameron Mackintosh Organisation and brought to Sydney to audition for the Australian production of ‘Les Miserables’.
Since then he’s gone from strength to strength.
As evidence, Stephen has collected an amazing nine of the Australian entertainment industry’s prestigious MO Awards as ‘Australian Variety Performer of the Year’ and ‘Australian Male Vocalist of the Year’, and another seven Australian Club Entertainment Industry awards, which include ‘Australian Club Entertainer of the Year’ and ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’.
As well as being renown for his own show, Stephen has performed lead roles in many major musical theatre productions, including ‘Hello Dolly’, ‘Evita’ and ‘Cats’ and toured Australasia alongside Sarah Brightman in ‘The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’.
Stephen has also sung the Australian National Anthem at Stadium Australia, to a live audience of 60,000, and another two million watching on television.
Vocal coaching guru Donald Graydon, author of ‘The Mind Behind the Voice’ selected Stephen as his ‘voice’ on his series of recordings, and brilliant composer Christopher Bowen honoured Stephen with the title role in his exciting new production of ‘Nosferatu’.
A classically-trained baritone, Stephen is a vibrant and exciting performer who takes as much delight in musical theatre as he does delivering opera’s most amazing arias.
Currently starring in the hit productions of Classique (Stephen Fisher-King Sings with Strings), Hot Opera and SFK on Broadway, Stephen brings to life the awesome power of the voice.
Stephen has recorded three cds, “Inspiration”, ‘Vocal Treasures’ and ‘Where Do I Begin?’ .
Stephen was born and grew up in Canberra, the Australian Capital Territory. One of four children, he began singing lessons when he was nine years old.
Soon after, Stephen joined the ranks of the Woden Valley Youth Choir, where he was quickly elevated to soloist. “I did my first paid job when I was 10,” says Stephen. “I was paid $5 to sing at a wedding!”
Stephen went on to study at the Canberra School of Music where he performed in many operas and operettas, before branching into musical theatre.
After he was spotted performing the role of Che in a Canberra Musical Society production of Evita, Stephen was asked to travel to Sydney to audition for Cameron Mackintosh’s production of ‘Les Miserables’.
Shortly after, he was cast as ‘Che’ in the State Theatre production of Evita, where he shared the role with Glen Shorrock.
Stephen then moved to Sydney and put together his own cabaret show which he took to the clubs, (he has collected an amazing nine MO Awards and seven Australian Club Entertainment awards).
“Winning such prestigious awards has been the highlight of my career so far,” he says. “I am proud and honoured to have been recognised by the people I work for and work with. It is a feeling like no other to know your work is appreciated.
“The MO Awards are a long-standing entertainment industry tradition so it’s important to me to be on that prestigious list of winners, especially the ‘Peter Allen Variety Performer of the Year’ award. That’s the top award in variety, so I am delighted to have achieved that honour.”
Stephen says being named the Australian Club Entertainer of the Year also ranks among his greatest achievements.
“As the clubs are the backbone of the Australian entertainment industry,” says Stephen, “being named firstly the ‘Male Vocal Performer of the Year’, then the ‘Entertainer of the Year’ is again something of which I am extraordinarily proud.”
He has performed in many major musicals in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.