Mike Huff

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Mike Huff (19**-). Cabaret artist, session singer, dramatic actor.

Biography

Born in Johannesburg.

Training

Career

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Stage

Performed in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The Rocky Horror Show and in Edith Piaf – No Regrets. He starred in Brickhill-Burke’s production of Neil Simon’s They're Playing Our Song together with Marloe Scott-Wilson at His Majesty’s in 1980. He starred in the Brickhill-Burke production of Jerry Herman’s musical Hello Dolly! together with Joan Brickhill, Victor Melleney, Iain Henderson, Andrea Catzel, June Hern and Charles Stodel. It was directed by Louis Burke and staged at His Majesty’s in 1980, Jimmy Righteous (1981). He starred in Janice Honeyman’s production, Forbidden Fruits, together with Jeremy Crutchley, Vanessa Cooke, Danny Keogh, Amanda Strydom and Annelisa Weiland at Upstairs at the Market in 1983/84. Little Shop of Horrors, Pieter Toerien, Richard Loring, (ass. Prod) Cameron Mackintosh, produced by Constance Grappo, set by Edward T. Gianfrancesco, Jannie Swanepoel’s lighting, André Huguenet Theatre, Jhb & Baxter Theatre 1985. He appeared as Colonel Goosen in The Biko Inquest (1985) as well as in Steve Biko: The Inquest. He starred in Grin and Bare It at the Victory Theatre in 1990. Played "Gaston" for PACT in Gigi (1992). He starred in Don't Dress for Dinner in 1993, the musical Milestones (1999).

Other appearances on stage were in Antjie Somers, The Odd Couple, The Wizard of Oz, Milestones, Doubles, Hello, Dolly!, A Tale of Two Cities, Kafka Dances, Please tell us what's going on, please!, Singin' in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Sunset Boulevard, Cabaret (2015).

Marlow in She Stoops to Conquer for NAPAC, the Messenger in Barney Simon's The Dybbuk (1986), the jogger in I'm not Rappaport for CAPAB, David in We and Them.

He has appeared on screen in several films, among them District 9.

Radio and television

His work includes The Sound of Murder, The Beatle Song Book, Die Lewe Is..., Thicker Than Water.

Awards, etc

Nominated for Vita Award (Gauteng) 1996 for his role in Kafka Dances [best supporting actor].

Sources

SACD 1977/78; 1978/79.

Tucker, 1997.

We and Them programme notes, 1989.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

http://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=37197

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For more information

IMDb [www.imdb.com/name/nm0400220/]

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