85: Contemporary Vocal Duets (Any Age)

Fri 7 Jun 2024, 6.00pm


Duo Event
Event Age
Any Age
Total Performance Time
4 minutes
Sydney Eisteddfod @ Chippen Street Theatre
Supported by
Sydney Eisteddfod Jubilee Fund

Entry Information

Own choice of one or more items. Excluding music theatre, e.g. song from any stage, pop/rock, screen or film musical (see Event 86).

Songs that were originally stand-alone pop tunes but are now featured in musicals would also qualify for this event.

Total performance time of up to 4 minutes, which includes time taken between items.


Ryan Sheppard

Area of Specialty:

Originating the role of Chistery in the 2008 Melbourne premiere season of Wicked (GFO Productions) Ryan went on to become one of the production’s longest serving cast members, performing the show over 1900 times and touring throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. As Dance Captain for the Australian production he was also part of the casting team for the South Korean company. In 2016, after an 8 year run with Wicked, he joined the cast of We Will Rock You (GFO Productions) understudying and performing the role of Brit. The later part of 2016 also saw him join the original Australian company of The Book Of Mormon (GFO Productions) as both Dance Captain and understudy Elder McKinley, opening the show in Melbourne to a record-breaking number of ticket sales. He continued to be a part of this incredible show as it toured Australia and New Zealand until it’s closed in 2020 due to the world wide pandemic. Ryan was a part of the cast of Priscilla Queen of the Desert in June 2022 on the Gold Coast that was directed by Trevor Ashley where he was the Dance Captain and covered two of the shows leading roles Tick and Bernadette. In 2023 Ryan lead the team of the Harry Potter Yule Ball Celebration in Sydney as the Dance Captain and leading host of the show. Most recently Ryan is seen on the new Australian reality docuseries Dance Life on Amazon Prime. In the U.S. he was part of the creative team on the motion picture Rent (Sony Pictures), appeared on the television show One Life To Live (Disney Channel), and performed in the Las Vegas production of Splash (Kutash Entertainment). He also toured Europe as A-Rab in West Side Story (Sun Dance Productions). He was Dance Captain for the 2016 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival (Sydney City Council) and his choreography credits include The Rob Guest Endowment, Nokia, TV1, Carols in the Park Sydney, the AVA Awards, Australia Day Sydney Council, and The Sydney Theatre Awards. As a commercial dancer Ryan has performed alongside Kelly Clarkson, Guy Sebastian, Will Young, Crystal Waters, and the Young Divas. He also teaches regularly around the country. As a singer he featured on Series 1 of Australian Idol and was signed with Warner Bros Publishing as a songwriter. He also tours internationally with the singing group Boys In The Band (SMA Productions).


Entrants may use live accompaniment or backing tracks.

Details of both entrants must be completed when submitting entries - the application form will not allow you to enter as a group or ensemble.

Please refer to the Contemporary Singing Rules & Conditions of Entry. Your entry is accepted under these conditions.


Winner: $500 & Medal
2nd: $300 & Medal
3rd: $150 & Medal