Nearly 20 years since his debut on the small screen on Australian Idol, Rob Mills has quite the resume.
For the last decade or so, Rob has worked tirelessly to establish his impressive credentials in musical theatre. He was thrilled to be cast in the role of Fiyero in the highly successful Broadway blockbuster Wicked and played over 500 shows in Melbourne and Sydney, receiving rave reviews and establishing Rob as one of Australia’s favourite leading men. His credits include playing title role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (2017), Sam in Ghost (2016 - Nominated for a Helpmann for Best Actor in a Musical), Danny in a national tour of Grease (2013), Legally Blonde - Warner (2012), The Last Five Years - Jamie (nominated for Best Musical Production at the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards), Into the Woods - Cinderella’s Prince and Hair - Claude (2007). This year he managed to squeeze in a Chess the Musical tour during the pandemic where he played Walter.
Rob’s combination of irreverent personality, an innate ability to ad lib and an instinctive knowledge of ‘where the camera is’ means he’s the perfect MC and proven television presenter and host. Rob shone as the Host of Young Talent Time (2012) and has featured as himself in a myriad of shows, pre-recorded and live, from The Masked Singer - Behind The Scenes (2020), Celebrity Apprentice (2013), The Project, Studio 10, Today, Sunrise, Dancing With The Stars (2009), Spicks and Specks, Postcards, Carols By Candlelight, What's Up Down Under, Have You Been Paying Attention.
During the 2015 cabaret season, Rob launched to rave reviews his first one-man cabaret show ‘Rob Mills is Surprisingly Good’, a show inspired by the ‘surprisingly good’ reviews he always manages to receive from critics and audiences and the show received a nomination for Best Cabaret at the Sydney Theatre Awards.
Rob is focused on extending his acting credits both on stage and the small screen, he played Chris Bell in the critically acclaimed Peter Allen Story: Not the Boy Next Door (2015). 3 years as Erinsborough villian and series regular in Neighbours, Australia’s longest-running drama (35 Years), where he played the ever troubled Finn Kelly - a role created for him. He relished the opportunity to step off the musical theatre stage for the first time in a decade to flex his acting muscles winning Best Actor - TV Soap Awards UK. Winners & Losers (2011), Underbelly – Razor (2011).
Whilst filming Neighbours, he was also starring in the off-Broadway smash hit comedy “Puffs”, at the Alex Theatre. His first non-musical stage performance to record-breaking success and rave reviews. But the songs were never far off, Rob finished Runner Up in the Masked Singer Australia (2019). A smash surprise hit for Network 10.
Rob first came to the nation’s attention in 2003 as a finalist on the first series of Australian Idol. Following this success and a national Idol Tour, he was soon signed to BMG. His first single Ms. Vanity debuted at #6 on the Australian charts, reaching Gold status. His debut album Up All Night was released in June 2004, featuring seven co-written tracks (available on iTunes and Spotify).
Rob is a proud Ambassador for Suzuki Australia, ACMF (Australian Children’s Music Foundation) and Supporter of Reach and RUOK day and a champion of good Mental Wellbeing. Rob is an Equity Member.
And would love to wish everyone a very Merry Xmas, A Happy Hanuaka and seasons greetings to all.