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Max is a composer and musical director whose theatre credits include work for the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Theatre Companies as well as Sydney Dance Company and The Australian Ballet
Max has recorded with Kate Ceberano, Wendy Matthews, Grace Knight, Vince Jones, Renee Geyer, Paul Kelly, Iva Davies and Icehouse.
Feature film work includes Happy Feet and The Last Days of Chez Nous and notable musical theatre credits are Hot Shoe Shuffle (which he co-wrote) and The Boy From Oz.
Max was the musical director on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of The XXVII Olympiad, the Commonwealth Games (2002) and the Asian Games (2006). He was Musical Supervisor on Hairspray, Fame, King Kong Live and Strictly Ballroom – the Musical. The revival of Max’s musical Miracle City was a critical success in 2014 and was remounted at the Sydney Opera House. Recently, Max has composed music (with Roger Lock) on the critically acclaimed productions Ladies Day (Griffin), Letters to Lindy (Merrigong), The Literati (Bell/Griffin) and Diving for Pearls (Griffin).
His musical Darlinghurst Nights was critically acclaimed following a season at the Hayes Theatre in January 2018.