David Campbell

David Campbell co-hosts TODAY Extra alongside Sylvia Jeffreys and Belinda Russell, as well as hosting the beloved annual Carols by Candlelight telecast.

David is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile entertainers. A proven television and radio host, he also headlines theatre, cabaret and concert performances, as well as being a multi-platinum recording artist.
David is one of our leading musical theatre stars and has achieved similar success on the international stage, most notably captivating New York with his award-winning cabaret show.

David was honoured to play the title role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover the Bobby Darin Musical in Sydney in 2016 and reprised the role to sold-out houses in Melbourne’s State Theatre in 2018. He is due to star in stage play North by Northwest in Sydney in March 2022.

David’s position in the Australian entertainment industry extends beyond his roles as a performer. He was appointed to the coveted role of Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (the largest cabaret festival in the world) for 2009-2011. With Luckiest Productions, the production company he runs with his wife Lisa Campbell, David now produces national concert tours and live theatre productions, including the critically acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, in which David also starred, receiving the 2017 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

David quickly established himself as one of Australia’s biggest selling recording artists. His albums The Swing Sessions (2006), The Swing Sessions 2 (2007), Good Lovin’ (2008) and On Broadway (2010) were all chart successes and achieved platinum sales awards.

David has mounted five sell-out national concert tours in Australia, for which he has received a further two Helpmann Awards. In 2009, his live concert DVD Good Lovin’ Live reached number one on the ARIA chart.

Returning to the recording studio in 2014, David recorded David Campbell Sings John Bucchino. The album was released in June 2014 to critical acclaim, reaching #1 on the Australian Jazz Charts followed by a successful tour throughout venues across Australia.

The release of On Broadway was complemented by the specially commissioned television documentary David Campbell On Broadway, produced by Luckiest Productions. A mixture of Broadway history, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the album recording, the documentary was broadcast on the STVDIO Channel on Foxtel.

Despite having such a fascinating and varied career, David’s favourite role by far is being father to his three adorable and adored children.

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