Hugh Sheridan studied music at the Victorian College Of the Arts and danced with the Australian Ballet School before entering the prestigious Bachelor of Dramatic Art course at NIDA.
Hugh appeared in several productions including The Lost Echo for the Sydney Theatre Company. He has also worked with The Australian Ballet, The English National and The Paris Opera Ballet.
Straight after graduating from NIDA, Hugh was cast as ‘Ben Rafter’ in Australia’s highest rating family drama, Packed to the Rafters, for which he received three Silver Logie Awards for Most Popular Actor, a 2013 Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Popular Actor, a 2011 Silver Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Actor, a Silver Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent and a Graham Kennedy Award nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent.
Hugh also starred in the sold out, one man show, Newley Discovered, at the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. He performed the highly successful show at the Sydney Opera House and New York’s Snapple Theatre in 2010. He received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Cabaret Production for Newley Discovered.
In late 2012, he starred alongside Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski in the Gordon Frost production, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Hugh received a Green Room Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the production.
Hugh was recently the host and mentor on Network Ten’s talent show, I Will Survive, and will next be seen in the Seven Network telemovie Never Tear Us Apart, based on Australia’s most successful band, INXS.