Wayne Scott Kermond has spent his entire life in the entertainment industry – having performed, produced, written and directed musical theatre, cabaret and corporate events throughout Australia and Asia.
Wayne is a multi award-winning, fourth generation performer whose family tradition has enabled him to acquire unique and comprehensive skills. And while his creative vision, technical understanding and knowledge of musical theatre have made him an acclaimed and sought-after director, he is also in the distinctive position of being Australia’s finest vaudevillian and slap-stick comedy performer, which when applied to his direction work, gives a characteristic quality and understanding to the art of comedy.
Wayne’s partnership with his wife and choreographer Katie Kermond has an innate aesthetic synchronicity. They have directed and choreographed traditional musicals including Mary Poppins, Evita, Sweet Charity, A Chorus Line, We Will Rock You and Wicked. Wayne has worked with NIDA student productions and the ABC TV series Dance Academy. In addition, he has conceived, written and directed national tours of the original contemporary Australian musicals Jive Junkys / Underdogs and Candy Man as well as the cabaret show Spiegelesque.
The Kermond’s corporate clients include Amway China, Sydney Opera House, Hyundai, Australian Tourism, Raffles Hotel Singapore and Asia Paints to name a few.
Winners of multiple Australian entertainment awards, the Kermonds also received the coveted ‘Pick of the Fringe Award’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.