Mike McLeish

Mike is a familiar face to Australian audiences since his star turn in Casey Bennetto’s smash hit Keating! The Musical. 

Other stage credits include Eddie Perfect’s Shane Warne The Musical, Georgy Girl: The Seekers Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and David Bowie’s Lazarus. Off stage, Mike has appeared in numerous small screen productions including Offspring, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Wentworth and Utopia. He has also worked behind the camera in a range of creative roles including story consultant, songwriter/composer, music consultant and dramaturg.

Mike has performed his own original cabarets around the country, and in 2024 he debuted his first solo comedy show, Adult Beginner, as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, to great acclaim and five-star reviews.

With his wife and collaborator, Fiona Harris, Mike has co-written two novels, The Drop-off and The Pick-up, both of which were based on their comedy web series, The Drop Off, which won over a dozen international Best Web Series awards and was broadcast on Channel 9 as telemovie. Fiona and Mike have recently completed their third novel.

Mike has been Artistic Director of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Head Scriptwriter of the nationally broadcast Helpmann Awards and Director of Creative Development for Michael Cassel Group.

Books by Mike McLeish

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