Spanning sixty years his theatrical career on stage and in television includes achievements as actor, author, director and designer. In 1958 Reg became a founding member of the Ensemble Theatre; during its 60th Anniversary 2018 Subscription Season Ensemble is staging Reg’s most recently written THE WIDOW UNPLUGGED OR AN ACTOR DEPLOYS having previously presented his WISH YOU WERE HERE, RED RIDING HOOD THE SPEED HUMP AND THE WOLF, and THE THANK YOU DINNER AT THE THEATRE.
As a performer he is remembered for show stopping appearances in HAIR and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, as the original Dr Frank’n’furter in the Australian production of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, and for his bravura performance in the musical BARNUM. Following the major successes of BETTY BLOKK BUSTER FOLLIES and WONDER WOMAN during the 1970’s, his series of ground-breaking one man shows propelled him to the forefront of Australian popular theatre.
In 2005/06 he starred as Max Bialystock in the new Mel Brooks Musical THE PRODUCERS, performed for Opera Australia in numerous Gilbert and Sullivan operas, played Henry Higgins in their 2008 presentation of MY FAIR LADY, and most recently scored as Alfred Doolittle in the Julie Andrews 60th Anniversary production of this most celebrated musical.
Reg received an AO in 1996, published his autobiography CHAPTERS AND CHANCES in 2004, received the Sydney Critics Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, and a Helpmann Award the same year for his performance in WICKED.