Mr Rick Lau, Performer
Hailed by The Australian as a “one-man tour de force”, Hong Kong born National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Music Theatre graduate Mr Rick Lau has recently finished the Australian national tour of Miss Saigon as the first understudy to the lead role of Engineer.
Mr Lau has produced, co-written with Tony Taylor, and performed in five sold-out one-man cabaret shows: My Queer Valentine; Men In Love; SunRice; I know where I'm going...I think; and How Now Rick Lau (commissioned by and premiered at The Studio, Sydney Opera House) in Australia, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Mr Lau was a special guest headliner at the Sydney Cabaret Convention and has performed in the Production Company’s Thoroughly Modern Millie in the role of Bun Foo and their Australian touring production of Hair the musical. Mr Lau's other professional theatre credits include the lead roles in Edward Albee’s Box & Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, The Attack of the Granny Boomers, The Popular Mechanicals, Empress of China, Eureka, Naked Boys Singing!, Elegies for Angels Punks and Raging Queens, the River Skaters, Looney Tunes, Pacific Overtures and Four x Twenty, a Performance 4a (Asian-Australian Artists Association) production of which he is the Creative Director. Rick was the co-producer (with The Studio, Sydney Opera House) for Yellowfeather and Four x Twenty: Yellow, the emcee for Scratch Night at The Studio and Orientation Festival 2004.
Mr Lau recently appeared as a featured singer at Sandy Lam’s 2008 concert in Beijing, and has just finished playing the role of Miles Gloriosus in Chung Ying Theatre's A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Proud member of Actors’ Equity since 2000, Mr Lau will be seen next in his one-man show My Queer Valentine at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2009. www.ricklau.com