With an early career that saw Michael working throughout Australasia in musicals by Gilbert & Sullivan, Jerry Herman and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Michael's break-through role came in 2003 when he was hand-picked by Ben Elton and Queen's Brian May & Roger Taylor to star as 'Galileo’ in the first international production of We Will Rock You. After unanimous critical acclaim, Michael was invited to reprise the role in Japan and went on to lead the cast to break box-office records in the United Kingdom, playing the show’s first-ever arena in 2010.
Other credits include Sydney Theatre Company's The Wharf Revue, Jeff Wayne's The War of the Worlds (Australia/New Zealand & UK/Europe arena tours), Side by Side by Sondheim, the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, ‘Homer’ in Adam Guettel's Floyd Collins, ‘Jason’ in Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days, ‘Stacee Jaxx’ in Rock of Ages, 'The Arbiter' in Gale Edwards’ new production of Chess and ‘Leo Szilard’ in Atomic: A New Musical (Australia/USA co-production).
Frequently in demand as a soloist, Michael has performed with Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Tasmania Symphony Orchestras (a recording of the latter released through ABC Classics), around the globe for scores of special events and at the 40th birthday celebrations of Sydney Opera House. In the last twelve months alone, Michael co-produced and starred in The Music of Queen with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, selling out three concerts at Sydney Opera House, Swing on This to open the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (touring in 2015) and Painted From Memory at City Recital Hall Angel Place (also touring in 2015).
Amongst Michael’s international cabaret, theatrical and concert credits, he has appeared onscreen in Blue Heelers, in the feature, Ned (for director, Abe Forsythe), and on many antipodean talk shows (including GMA, KAK, The Circle, Sunrise) performing too for each of the major networks on Carols by Candlelight (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne), live with Queen in an ACA special and on Dublin's The Late Late Show. Most recently, Michael featured as ‘Kyle' in the Ben Elton sitcom, The Wright Way for BBC 1 and in the Universal Pictures' cinematic release of The War of the Worlds.
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"Lead by Michael Falzon - his tenor voice cuts through thrillingly."
– Stage Whispers
"Falzon is the beating heart of the production - he’s dramatically engaging, as well as a very fine singer."
– Daily Review
"Falzon is in fine voice and his tenor manages to be both sure of itself and tinged with a hint of vulnerability."
– Aussie Theatre
"Michael Falzon, with a panache that Freddie Mercury would have approved of, simply let rip."
– The Times
"Falzon is absolute perfection... His singing voice is sublime but comes in second to his incredible acting ability"
– Time Off
“Falzon has tremendous vocal and stage presence”
– The Age
"Falzon never loses his testosterone touch... keyed into the star's knock-'em-dead raving, the punters were hardly game to blink"
– Sunday Mail
"Falzon's personality completely dominates the theatre, heating the intimate venue like a furnace."
– Gold Coast Bulletin
"Michael Falzon’s miraculous Hedwig is exhilarating and exhausting... he is utterly captivating for 90 intermission-free minutes."
– Australian Stage Online
"Taking the lead as Galileo Figaro, Australian Michael Falzon is striking."
– Edinburgh News
"A vocal style not dissimilar to Freddie Mercury and suits the material well. By the grand finale he has the crowd cheering and calling for more."
– Onstage Scotland
"A powerhouse performance... attributed to the humanity of Falzon's excellent embodiment."
“Michael Falzon brings genuine acting chops to his role”
– Sydney Morning Herald
“Falzon is a revelation in this show and had the audience in the palm of his hand with some stellar songs.”
“One of the stand-out performances of the year”
– Herald Sun
“Michael Falzon shines, handling difficult repertoire with ease and style.”
– West Australian
“A bright young star. Michael Falzon is a show stealer.”
– Sunday Herald Sun