Speakers Profile - Rob Mills

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For the last ten years Rob has established himself a successful career in musical theatre, most recently playing Danny in a national tour of Grease (2013-15). When he first heard the music from the musical Wicked, he vowed to be a part of the show when it came to Australia in 2008. He was then thrilled to be cast in the role of Fiyero in this highly successful Broadway blockbuster and played over 500 shows in Melbourne and Sydney (2008-2010), receiving rave reviews and establishing Rob as one of Australia’s favorite leading men. His credits include Legally Blonde (2013), The Last Five Years (2011) (nominated for Best Musical Production at the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards), Into the Woods (2010) and Hair (2007).

Developing his love of the stage and performing whilst studying Music & Drama at Brentwood Secondary and then Box Hill Senior Secondary College, Rob first came to the nation’s attention in 2003 as a finalist on the first series of Australian Idol.

Following this success and a national Idol Tour, he was soon signed to BMG. His first single Ms Vanity debuted at #6 on the Australian charts, reaching Gold status. His debut album Up All Night was released in June 2004, featuring seven co-written tracks.

Rob returns to music in 2015 with his first one man cabaret show Rob Mills is Surprising Good a show inspired by the ‘surprisingly good’ reviews he always manages to receive from critics and audiences.
Rob’s combination of irreverent personality, an innate ability to ad lib and an instinctive knowledge of ‘where the camera is’ means he’s the perfect television presenter and host. Rob shone as the Host of Young Talent Time in 2012, and has featured as himself in a myriad of shows from Celebrity Apprentice (2013), to Dirty Laundry Live, The Project, Dancing With The Stars (2009), Spics and Specs, Postcards and The Footy Show.

Looking ahead Rob is focused on extending his acting credits both on stage and the small screen. His current television acting credits include Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door (Chris Bell) 2015, Winners & Losers, Underbelly – Razor.

Rob is a proud Ambassador for ACMF (Australian Children’s Music Foundation), Friend of the “McGrath Foundation” and Supporter of “Reach”.