Gregory Ross - Magnormos Contributing ArtistGregory Ross

Magnormos credits: 'THE LAST TEN YEARS', 'MILK AND HONEY (JERRY HERMAN TRIPTYCH)', 'OZMADE MUSICALS 2008', 'BETTER THAN BROADWAY (WORKSHOP)', 'A BUNCH OF RATBAGS'.

Best known to Australian audiences as Senior Detective Tony Benjamin in COP SHOP, Greg has worked extensively as an actor, singer and master of ceremonies since graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art over four decades ago.

He has had leading roles on stage in many productions, including GODSPELL as John the Baptist/Judas in the original Sydney production, A BUNCH OF RATBAGS (Magnormos), DON'S PARTY, JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS, ONE DAY OF THE YEAR, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and regularly performed as Georg von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC opposite Lisa McCune. Most recently he starred in the contemporary musicals LUCKY STIFF, A NEW BRAIN and in BETTER THAN BROADWA Yas part of the Magnormos workshop and at OZMADE MUSICALS 2010..

Apart from COP SHOP, Greg's television credits include sustaining roles in BELLBIRD, PRISONER, THE GROUP and OCEAN GIRL. As a guest artist his appearances include BLUE HEELERS, THE SECRET LIFE OF US, NEIGHBOURS, SKIPPY, NUMBER 96, DIVISION 4, HIGH FLYERS, THE ANZACS, MATLOCK POLICE, FERGUS MCPHAIL, HENDERSON KIDS 2, HOMICIDE, CITY HOMICIDE and WINNERS & LOSERS.

Greg sang for 12 months at Sydney's BULL 'N BUSH theatre restaurant and has performed in cabaret in Australia, the USA and the South Pacific. He has sung on many television shows and, with the Bowman Sisters and his musical director son, Simon, presented his own show AND THE BEAT GOES ON at Capers Cabaret in Melbourne.

As a Master of Ceremonies, he has worked throughout Australia, in Thailand, Taipei, Los Angeles and New Zealand, working with artists such as Dame Joan Sutherland and John Farnham. He has been MC at Rotary International conventions in Melbourne and Taipei, with audiences over 20,000, to compering and performing in Gilbert and Sullivan concerts at the Melbourne Town Hall, with David Hobson and Tiffany Speight. He has also worked with the Australian Pops Orchestra and the Victorian Welsh Male Voice Choir at the Arts Centre's Hamer Hall.

Greg has been a Rotarian for over 30 years, and has served as District Governor. He was a literacy volunteer in Thailand and, in 2003, helped build an eye clinic in Vanuatu with a team of volunteers from Melbourne and Sydney. Over recent years he has also been busy as a marriage and funeral celebrant.