Darryl Lovegrove Profile
Darryl Lovegrove is a showman – an award-winning performer and producer of some of the biggest and most popular corporate entertainment shows in Australasia. As a performer, he has starred in shows like Les Miserables, Chess and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has shared the stage with talent as diverse as Sarah Brightman, Jimmy Barnes, Glenn Shorrock and the Wiggles.
A serial entertainment entrepreneur, a dynamic Master of Ceremonies and an accomplished musical theatre performer, Darryl was a member of the original Australian casts of Les Miserables and Chess. He is well known for his portrayal of Jesus in the Australian and New Zealand tours of Jesus Christ Superstar. He featured with Sarah Brightman in the Australasian tour of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and received critical acclaim as John Lennon in the New Zealand national tour of Looking Through a Glass Onion.
In 1998, Darryl co-created the operatic global phenomenon The Three Waiters which became, and remains to this day, the most-booked corporate entertainment act in the world (13,000 shows, seen in 90 countries). By the time he sold his financial interest in The Three Waiters in 2009 he (and his former business partner), had established offices in Sydney, London and New York, and the act had been seen by more than 3 million people in over 80 countries.
The Three Waiters was the recipient of several American entertainment awards including "Entertainer of the Year" Spotlight Award in 2002 and 2006 in addition to a "Best Performing Artist Award" in 2006. In Bath, England 2003 The Three Waiters performed for The Three Tenors who led a standing ovation.
In 2009, Darryl formed his own company ‘Lovegrove Entertainment' which produced Australasian corporate entertainment favorites The Leading Men and Jersey to Motown. In 2012 Darryl and his then 12 year old daughter, Harmony, known as Darryl & Harmony were awarded the Australian Event Awards ‘Entertainer of the Year'.
Darryl has been voted three years running in Spice Magazine's ‘Top 5 speakers/performers' and is now one of the most sought after business speakers and event Master of Ceremonies in Australia.