Chris Herden Pro

Actor, Extra, Model, Singer, Other Musician,… more

Queensland, Australia
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Uploaded 1 year ago


Up Up and Away

Excerpt form the Fifth Dimension pop hit. Chris sings all vocal parts

01Up Up and Away
04Anthem from the musical CHESS
05'The Walkers' from the album Honeytrap
06This Girl Is A Woman Now
07Music of the Night
09Vocal Demo
010Voice Demo

Physical Attributes

180 cm / 5ft 11in
96 kg / 211 lbs
White / Caucasian
115 cm / 45 in
Skin color:
95 cm / 37 in
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Credits & experience

  • Good Morning Vietnam-Music from the Vietnam War era, Live in Concert! : Lead Vocalist
  • 'BOADICEA-A Celtic Cabaret' at Twelfth Night Theatre : Mawgus
  • Regional Australia Institute TVC : Foreman
  • BUSSQ Lifestyle Campaign : Grandfather
  • Good Morning Vietnam-Music from the Vietnam War era, Live in Concert! : Lead Vocalist
  • CFMG Capital : Grandfather
  • Hills TVC : Homeowner
  • Macbeth-The Contemporary Rock Opera (Cabaret version) at Montana, West End : King Duncan & Messenger
  • English Carpentry Techniques - PGT Reclaimed : Presenter
  • Macbeth-The Contemporary Rock Opera (Cabaret version) at the Fritzenberger : King Duncan
  • The Wandering (Frostover Films) : Ben
  • Battery World TVC : Boss
  • ANAK - TAFE Film School Production : Roger
  • Never Plain Sailing : played the role of Marcel - Tropfest Film Festival 2019
  • PGT Reclaimed - Park Hyatt, Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam : Ian Burden
  • Phantom of the Opera - Triple Threat Theatre Company Mackay : Piangi
  • Cry Wolf – Actors Corporate Training Australia (ACTA) : Gas Plant Manager (Don)
  • Purely Academic - UQ Computer Sciences – BCEC : Prof John Holywell
  • Isuzu MU-X (TVC) : Featured Extra
  • SCOUT - web crime series - Dir: Tom Francis : Trevor (Bottle Shop Owner)
  • XANADU – Harvest Rain Theatre Company - Catarina Hebbard : Danny Maguire
  • Virgin Corporate TVC : Gary Ablett's doctor
  • Medibank Private Share Offer TVC : Featured Extra
  • QLD Health TVC ('On time surgery') : Featured Extra
  • The Cellophane Ceiling (by Ian Callinan) - HeartBeast : Lefty
  • Boadicea-The Celtic Rock Opera (Roundhouse Theatre La Boite) : Catus


Acting experience

Previous paid speaking roles

  • English

  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • South African
  • UK English
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Chris Herden

I am a skilled actor and an accomplished and versatile singer with a career spanning a broad spectrum of musical styles.

Television – Big Sky, Home and Away, Police Rescue, Australia’s Most Wanted

From semi-finalist of the Metropolitan Aria Competition to being the opening act for UK heavy rockers Motorhead - I really do sing it all! I deliver classy, smooth full-voiced renditions of artists such as Roy Orbison, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Tom Jones and even Pavarotti...

In 2019 I appeared in Theatreroo pub cabaret productions in Brisbane, and later that same year I presented/compered a corporate video for international home furniture company PGT Reclaimed, winner of several international green/Eco awards. In August 2018 I played the doomed egotistical opera tenor Piangi in "Phantom of the Opera' and earlier in the year I starred in a corporate musical tribute presented by PGT Reclaimed at the Park Hyatt in Saigon.

In 2017 I was Professor John Holywell in the play 'Purely Acedemic' presented by the University of Queensland Computer Sciences faculty at the Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre

I was Phantom/Raoul understudy for the original three year Sydney season of Cameron Mackintosh's 'Phantom of the Opera' and toured Australia in the Paul Robeson tribute Deep Bells Ring.

Starring role (and publicist) for 'Boadicea-The Celtic Rock Opera' at La Boite Theatre June 2014.

Conducted a music theatre workshop, 'Hell & High Water' (about the 17th Century shipwreck Batavia) at the Innovation Forum for Independent Schools Queensland at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre July 2012.

Claudius in 'Brave New World Order' at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2010

Jean Valjean in 'Les Miserables' in 2009

I wrote, directed and starred in 'An Australian Tribute to an American Sweetheart' (about American singer Nelson Eddy) at the Brisbane Cabaret Festival.

Macduff (and chorus master) for the record breaking 'Macbeth- the Contemporary Rock Opera' (4900 seats sold in 17 performances at the Cremorne Theatre Brisbane) in 2006.

'I Love You ...You're Perfect ... Now Change!' for Mixed Company (Cement Box and Roundhouse Theatre)

Vic Christian in Australian premier of the Pet Shop Boys musical 'Closer to Heaven' (Powerhouse Theatre).

I've regularly featured with the Queensland Pops Orchestra and was a participant in Opera Queensland's Young Artist Program and all of the company's opera seasons from 1988 to 1993.

Other theatre credits include The Sentimental Bloke, Tommy, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, White Horse Inn, Chess, Chu Chin Chow, Maid of the Mountains, Annie, Scrooge, Desert Song, Hits of the Blitz, Cabaret and The Boys from Syracuse.

I am also a former freelance journalist, publicist, PR consultant and was a regular contributor to Brisbane lifestyle magazine bmag.

My interview with Anthony La Paglia -

Former secretary of the Queensland Writers Centre

For more than a decade worked as a teaching associate for the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine.


Extras experience

Previous speaking roles

Feature Film: Blood Oath, Redheads, Swimming Upstream, San Andreas

TVCs: Sizzler, Suncorp Bank, Westpac Bank, Queensland Mangoes, Queensland Fruit & Vegetables, Insultec, Chickadee Chickens, Samsung, QLD Health, Medibank Private, Virgin Services, Isuzu, Toyota World Cup, Gold Lotto


Modeling experience

Part-time model - paid commercial work


Vocal ability

Classically trained

Vocal range


Singing styles
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Classical
  • Opera

Favourite genres
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Metal
  • Jazz
  • Classical

Influences: Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Doors, Elo, Supertramp, Franco Corelli, Pavarotti, Celin Dion, The Beatles, The Who, Nelson Eddy

A founding member of hard rock bands Unleashed and Bowser, I toured extensively supporting national and international acts including INXS, Steeleye Span, XTC, The Cure, Uriah Heap, Motorhead and Midnight Oil.

Music Theatre
Macbeth-The Contemporary Rock Opera - Theatreroo Productions at the Fritzenberger, Brisbane (since Sept 2019)
Phantom of the Opera (Piangi) – TTT Productions Mackay – Simone de Haas – August 2018
PGT Reclaimed (Ian Burden) – Elevate Communications – Park Hyatt Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam – 2018
Purely Academic (Prof John Holywell) – UQ Computer Sciences – BCEC – Cienda McNamara – 2017
Cry Wolf – Actors Corporate Training Australia (ACTA) – Susan Fleming – 2017
XANADU (Danny Maguire) – Harvest Rain Incubator Program – Catarina Hebbard
Boadicea-The Celtic Rock Opera (Catus Decianus and publicist) – Dianne Gough Productions – La Boite Roundhouse
Hell & High Water (Director, Producer and Actor) – Independent Schools Queensland Innovation Forum – BCEC
Brave New World Order (Claudius) – Dianne Gough Productions – Brisbane Powerhouse
Les Misérables (Jean Valjean) – Ignations Theatre Co – Schonell Theatre UQ
An Australian Tribute to an American Sweetheart – Brisbane Cabaret Festival – QPAC
CY 2026 - Brisbane City Council’s recycling machine mascot – 4-year BCC Waste Management program
Macbeth-The Contemporary Rock Opera (Macduff) – Dianne Gough Productions – Cremorne Theatre QPAC
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (Various roles) – Mixed Company – Roundhouse Theatre (return season)
Closer to Heaven (Vic Christian) - Pet Shop Boys musical – Australian Premier – Brisbane Powerhouse
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (Various roles) – Mixed Company – Cement Box Theatre
Izit Entertainment – Sydney based street theatre improvisation group
Phantom of the Opera (Phantom, Raoul and Buquet understudy) – Cameron Mackintosh – Theatre Royal Sydney
Chess (Arbiter and Anatoly understudy) – Robert Gavin (director) – Orford Productions – South Bank Piazza
Sherwoodstock (backup vocalist) – Toadshow Productions – Lyric Theatre QPAC
Cabaret (Ernst Ludwig) Stuart Maunder (director) – Brisbane Light Opera – Rialto Theatre
Hits of the Blitz (various) Stuart Maunder (director) – Brisbane Light Opera – Rialto Theatre
The Desert Song (Red Shadow) – Brisbane Light Opera – Twelfth Night Theatre
Deep Bells Ring (Paul Robeson) Errol O'Neill (director) – BWIU – Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney
Fiddler on the Roof (Mendel) – Newcastle Light Opera
Chu Chin Chow (Nur Al Huda) – Newcastle Light Opera
The Power Prism (The Dark One) Brent McGregor (director) – Hunter Valley Theatre Company
Chicago (Billy Flynn) – Newcastle Dramatic Arts Club
Tommy (Tommy) Alan McFadden (director) – Hunter Valley Theatre Company
Annie (Bert Healy/Senator Hull) – Newcastle Dramatic Arts Club
The Sentimental Bloke (The Bloke) – Newcastle Dramatic Arts Club

Concert Stage

Asia Pacific Cities Summit – Brisbane City Council Welcoming Dinner – Brisbane City Hall
Hats Off Brisbane – Brisbane Powerhouse and Twelfth Night Theatre
Inaugural Sydney Cabaret Convention – Sydney Town Hall
Featured artist with Queensland Pops Orchestra – Colin Harper MBE and Barrie Gott
Lyric Opera of Queensland seasons
Lyric Opera of Queensland Young Artists Program and Queensland Tours – Dir: Stuart Maunder
Member of La Cappella – classical and easy listening acapella quartet
Moscow on Ice support artist and producer (Moscow State Ballet) – Lyric Theatre QPAC - Brisbane
Serenade to Music & other ABC concerts with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Metropolitan Opera Aria Competition – semi finalist

TV & Reality

Home & Away, Police Rescue, Big Sky, Australia's Most Wanted

Film & Stage Crew

Directing & Writing ability



NELSON EDDY DOWN UNDER - Based on the true but secretive romance between Golden Years of Hollywood stars Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, the most popular singing team in movie musical history. A fictional account of Eddy's real life visits to Australia during the 1960s.

HOLOGRAM SAM - Sci-fi thriller set in a future dystopia where fossil fuels are depleted and the world is totally reliant on the Sun for energy. A shy young physicist uses her father’s ingenious virtual world technology to outsmart an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Trapped within the mammoth Holo-E complex, she discovers a conspiracy intending to hijack the fleet of satellites that shield the earth from solar catastrophe.


TV presenter experience

Previous paid TV presenter roles

Radio presenter experience

Previous unpaid Radio presenter roles

  • English

  • Australian
  • Canadian
  • South African
  • UK English
  • USA California
  • USA New York
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

PGT Reclaimed: English Carpentry Techniques (due for release in Jan 2020)
PGT Reclaimed: "Why Cut One Down?"
For the Independent Schools Queensland Innovation Forum at BCEC in 2012, Chris wrote, produced and presented a workshop based on a music theatre work, Hell & High Water, which started as a work in development with UQ’s Underground Productions.

Chris also often takes on a presenting/facilitator role in his work with the Men's Health Teaching Associate Program operated by the University of Queensland School of Medicine
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