Madison McKoy in “Il Decimo Figlio”
Madison McKoy has nine older siblings and in keeping with Claire’s Kitchen Viva il Divo theme, he presents his cabaret ‘Il Decimo Figlio’ — The Tenth Child. Being the youngest isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be but sometimes… it is. Madison has released an album of original compositions of the same name — a couple you’ll hear in ‘Il Decimo Figlio’. Rest assured, no singing will be attempted in Italian. Join Madison on an alacritous journey in story and song from his stage-life to his life-life. You’ll hear some immediately recognisable tunes as well as originals. Madison will be accompanied by the lovely, Bev Kennedy on keys.
We last saw Madison on stage in the role of Mr. Beauregard in the Australian tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He most recently featured in Guy Sebastian’s music video Standing With You. Madison also appeared on stage as the flamboyant Willie in the Australian Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation The View Upstairs and the lovable fugitive slave Jim in Big River at Hayes Theatre. Other musical theatre credits include Miss Saigon, Sweet Charity, and What the World Needs Now. He also played the Apollo MC in the Australian tour of Buddy: The Musical and Toad in the Australian Shakespeare Company’s production of The Wind in the Willows. Madison’s feature film credits include The Mystery of Natalie Wood directed by Peter Bogdanovic and the USA docu-drama Your Number’s Up: Blood Money. Madison has also presented his cabaret Yank Down Under at both Seymour Centre and City Recital Hall in Andrew Bukenya’s cabaret series 2 x 20. Through his production company, MJM Entertainment Australia, Madison has presented shows including Soul Cabaret:Theatre Performers on a Soul Trip, Positive Vibes, Dream it! Do it! Live it! and the Heart & Soul Harbour Cruise to name a few. In between acting gigs, Madison teaches English to speakers of other languages, directs his community based singing group The 8-Week Choir and also performs original music from his albums 10th Child and Deep Within. [image credit: Benjamin Williams]