Glaston Toft • Athol Guy
Glaston is best known for his portrayal of the original ‘Four Seasons’ member Nick Massi in the musical Jersey Boys. He performed the role for over four years and 1300 performances touring throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Hailing from Ipswich, just outside of Brisbane, Glaston was interested in music from a young age and started singing lessons locally at nine years old (often singing The Seekers back catalogue!). He originally pursued a career in Classical Voice and commenced a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium. He then went on to study a Bachelor of Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and graduated in 2005.
Glaston recently ticked off a bucket list item – appearing in The Production Company’s acclaimed revival of West Side Story in a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ turn as the square teacher, Gladhand. Before this he played Lt. Barri in Life Like Company’s production of Sondheim’s Passion and toured throughout Victoria as the Proprietor in Assassins for Watch This Productions. His other recent performance highlights include Guys and Dolls for The Production Company (Harry the Horse), The Consul (Police Chief) for Gertrude Opera, Blood Brothers (Sammy) for Manilla Street Productions at Chapel Off Chapel, and Camelot for The Production Company.
In 2007, Glaston returned to Queensland to perform in Carousel for Twelfth Night Theatre and rounded out that year performing in The Production Company’s Little Me. In 2008, he appeared in the Shows Management production of Shout! The Legend of the Wild One, understudying Peewee, the Delltones’ iconic frontman. He then went on to complete the national tour of Opera Australia’s My Fair Lady in the Cockney and Servant Quartets.
Glaston has also appeared in numerous live and TV performances including the AFL Footy Show, the 2009 AFL Grand Final, Dancing With The Stars, the Australian Open Tennis Final, Sunrise, Mornings, Carols in the Domain, and Carols by Candlelight.
He regularly performs in corporate and commercial endeavours and lends his smooth, dulcet tones as The Love God (Richard Mercer) in John O’Hara’s sell out cabaret Dedications. He recently provided the bass vocals for All I Want For Christmas on the Ten Tenors Christmas album.
Glaston has been involved with Georgy Girl since the first workshop in 2013. He is thrilled to see the work emerge into a full-scale production and is honoured to be portraying the legendary Athol Guy.