Next to Normal Sydney announces star-studded cast

Ian Stenlake and Michelle Doak will star in Next To Normal. Image by Blueprint Studios
Ian Stenlake and Michelle Doake will star in Next To Normal. Image by Blueprint Studios

After exclusively announcing last November, that Next To Normal, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical, would be making its Sydney Premiere, AussieTheatre can now confirm the star-studded cast.

Today Director Tyran Parke announced the cast for their strictly limited Sydney season:


  • Dan – Ian Stenlake (Sea Patrol)

  • Diana – Michelle Doake (The Hatpin)

  • Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden – Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys)

  • Gabe – Ross Hannaford (Wicked)

  • Henry – Dash Kruk

  • Natalie – Erica Lovell (A Little Night Music)

Joining Parke, the creative team will include Kelley Abbey as Associate Director/Musical Staging and Peter Rutherford as Musical Director.

Next to Normal is compelling the story of a mother’s trauma induced depression, anxiety and delusion. It took Tom Kitt (Music) and Brian Yorkey (book and lyrics) almost a decade to create this work with extensive research, workshops, and rewrites.

This is a strictly limited season playing at the Capitol Theatre from 13 September to 7 October 2012.


VENUE: Capitol Theatre, Sydney
SEASON: Thursday 13 September – Sunday 7 October, 2012
PERFORMANCES: Tuesday – Sunday
PRICES: From $45 to $110
BOOKINGS: 1300 723 038 or

Matt Edwards

Matt is a past owner of AussieTheatre, working as digital director from 2011 to 2019. He is also a performer, most recently appeared in the Australian tour of Mamma Mia! and previously in the Australian/NZ tour of CATS and Enda Markey's acclaimed production of Blood Brothers. As well as performing Matt keeps himself busy in the digital side of the arts working with web design agency Emptyhead Digital

Matt Edwards

2 thoughts on “Next to Normal Sydney announces star-studded cast

  • OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN musical did not had a good start with mixed reviews, because of mixed reviews it will not go to Melbourne, next LEGALLY BLOND, another coup for Sydney, will NOT last long as OFFICER………..,.next CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, another COUP for Sydney another NOT long lasting musical and the NSW government paid for all that, what a waste of taxpayers money. Sydney would like to think, that it is THE entertainment capital of Australia, but failed.


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