ABOUT THE SHOW
Keiynan Lonsdale is the very embodiment of a new-wave Australian queer artist. He’s made a name for himself globally as a multi-talented, award-winning performer across music, film, TV and fashion.
As a songwriter, his captivating style and love for creating is gaining him a fast-growing following. As an actor, Keiynan pushes the boundaries on who the contemporary leading man is. With a new album out this year and following his appearance at Sydney World Pride’s closing party, Keiynan is proving he’s here to stay.
Keiynan will be supported by Naarm/Melbourne-based queer alt-pop artist, Keelan Mak, who’ll have you crying in the disco … and feeling great about it.
His reflections on candid, 20-something heartbreak, mix perfectly with soft, lullaby-esque vocal, alternative electronica and hook driven choruses.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Multi-hyphenate artist Keiynan Lonsdale was raised in a storm of energy and the fiery backdrop of Western Sydney. Australian, Nigerian, & Irish, born in 1991, and with 11 siblings, he made sense of his unique lens by embodying the language of art; first with music, then dance, & then acting. He had an extremely hard working single mother, plus an instinctive desire to tell unifying stories at a young age – this sets the tone for an empowered dreamer to break beyond social & economic barriers, to forge new realities. Not only has Keiynan Lonsdale made a global name for himself as an award winning entertainer across film, TV, fashion & music, he has become an icon for authentic representation, and has helped make a better life for the family that made him strong & electric.
In 2020 Lonsdale released his debut album ‘Rainbow Boy’, catching the ears of Billboard, GQ, Rolling Stone, Vogue, Interview Mag, & gaining him the nomination for ‘Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist’ at the 2021 GLAAD Music Awards.
His songwriting is effortless, his storytelling is captivating and purposeful, and his love for the many sides of creating is what sets him apart from the rest – often producing, directing, & editing his own music videos. He also enjoys working directly with filmmakers to craft & portray important characters that help set the pace for new industry standards.
As an actor, Lonsdale continues to push the boundaries on what it means to be a leading man in Hollywood, working with the best of the best in film & television, and enjoying an impressive collection of iconic roles in CW’s ‘The Flash’, 20th Century Fox’s ‘Love, Simon’, & Netflix’s #1 film ‘Work It’.
He has earned 2 GQ Actor of the Year awards, MTV’s Best Kiss Award, Screen Australia’s breakthrough Award, and a Teen Choice Award.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES
Suitable for ages - ALL AGES