Gareth Balai

  • Actor
    Male / London
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    20 - 30
    Height
    6' (1m 85cm)
    Weight
    12st. 2lb (77kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Blue
    Build
    Medium
  • Images

    Files

    • video file (mp4)
    • pdf document
  • Links

    LinkedIn
    @garethbalai

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017Gareth Balai (Sly) held the stage; interacting with the audience, maintaining strong characters and captivating cast and visitors alike.
Lucy Marsh
thespyinthestalls.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Sam
Film (Short)
Love's a Bitch
Ruben Cleghorn
Bournemouth Media School
2019 - 2020Performer
Theatre (Immersive)
Chambers of Flavour
Lauren Partridge
Gingerline
2018Freddie Mahogany - Toy Soldier
Theatre (Immersive)
Father Christmas at the Hall
Poppy Burton-Morgan
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
2018Victor Frankenstein
Theatre (Tour)
Tales in the Darkness
Gary Starr
Gary Starr Pantomimes
2018Somnai
Theatre (Immersive)
Somnai
Connie Harrison
DOTDOTDOT UK/Ellipses Entertainment LTD
2017Billy
Theatre
Hot Mess
Julian Bruton
Vernal Theatre Company
Lion and the Unicorn, Camden Fringe Festival
2017Sly/Vincentio
Theatre
The Taming of the Shrew
Sara Reimers
Lazarus Theatre Company
Jack Studio Theatre
2017Ensemble
Musical
Misa Criolla
Jonathan Griffith
DCINY
David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
2017Lead
Commercial
Zagat - Hometown Hotpot
Dylan Jones-Tuba
Juice Groove Films
Hometown Hotpot
2016Dorian Gray
Site Specific
Wilde At Home
David Grant
Origin Theatre Company
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
2016Him
Theatre
Strong Hands
Erwin Maas
Origin Theatre Company
Glucksman Ireland House
2016Jackie Boy
Rehearsed Reading
Sitting Duck
Lisa Milinazzo
Origin Theatre Company
The Players Club
2016Paul
Rehearsed Reading
NovelSongs
Michelle Toth
NovelSongs
Dixon Place
2016Dan
Rehearsed Reading
Days of Significance
Billie Aken-Tyers
Ophelia Theatre Group
Ophelia Theatre
2015Doctor
Theatre
The Cripple of Inishmaan
Kyle Fabel
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Company
Mary MacArthur Theatre
2015Lead
Film (Short)
Marinara
Benjamin Yap
NYU Tisch
2015Inmate/Swing
Theatre (Tour)
The Insanity of Mary Girard
Natalie Villamonte Zito
Wandering Theatre Company
Atlas Performing Arts Centre, DC & Access Theatre, NY
2015Musician/Ensemble
Theatre (Tour)
Romeo & Juliet
Michael Flynn
Scranton Shakespeare Festival
2015Waiter
Theatre
The Institution of Marriage
Paula D'Alessandris
Mind The Gap
2015Therapist
Theatre
On Prosperity
Jonathan Bolt
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Company
Mary MacArthur Theatre
2015Will Scarlet
Musical
Robin Hood - A New Musical
Douglas Carter Beane
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Company
Lester Martin Theatre
2014Greg Pierotti
Theatre
The Laramie Project
George Heslin
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Company
Lester Martin Theatre
2014Hubert Laurie
Theatre
Night Must Fall
Jonathan Bolt
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Company
Lester Martin Theatre
2014Inspector
Theatre
An Absolute Turkey
Barbara Rubin
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Company
Lester Martin Theatre
2014Ben Gant
Theatre
Look Homeward Angel
Jonathan Bolt
American Academy of Dramatic Arts Company
Mary MacArthur Theatre
2014Boo Hudlocke
Theatre
The Marriage of Bette and Boo
Jonathan Bolt
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Manny Greenfield Theatre
2014John Middleton
Theatre
The Constant Wife
Paula D'Alessandris
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Manny Greenfield Theatre
2013Supporting
Film (Feature)
The Brothers Grimsby
Louis Leterrier
Paramount
2012 - 2013Supporting
TV
Mr Selfridge
Rob Evans
ITV
2012Alex the Lion
Theatre
Madagascar Live
Olly Taylor
Dreamworks
2010Albany
Theatre
King Lear
Adam Fotheringham
Year Out Drama Company
C2 Venues - Edinburgh Fringe Festival
201012th Juror
Theatre
12 Angry Men
Phil Breen
Year Out Drama Company
2010Soloist/Ensemble
Musical
Remember Romance - A Sondheim Musical
Simon Green
Year Out Drama Company
2009Puck
Theatre
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Deborah Moody
Year Out Drama Company
2009Romeo
Theatre
Romeo and Juliet
Vernon Watson
RST Company
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2017Advanced Dance TrainingBallet Arts
    2015Associates and Advanced Actor TrainingAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
    2010Foundation in ActingYear Out Drama - Stratford-upon-avon College

    Additional Information

    Before I moved to America, I toured around the UK as a classical singer, performing in concerts, at cathedrals; such as St Pauls and Westminster Abbey and has performed for the Queen during her Golden Jubilee. But most recently in NYC, I made my Broadway debut, performing at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center in a piece called Misa Criolla.

    About me

    I am an actor, singer and dancer who has recently returned to the UK after living in New York for the last five years. I trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and received an associates and a certificate in Advanced Training. After college, I toured the US in several productions and worked on several fulfilling pieces, including my Off Broadway debut in an immersive piece called 'Wilde at Home', based on the characters in Oscar Wilde' life and works. I was also cast in the world premiere of Douglas Carter Beane's new musical 'Robin Hood', in which I originated the role of Will Scarlet. I am now back in London and excited to see what work I can get my teeth into.

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • White
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • Cork
    • Dublin
    • French
    • German
    • Irish
    • New Zealand
    • Russian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Modelling
    • Motion Capture
    • Presenting
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • TV
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Modelling
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    Musical Skills
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    • Trumpet
    Accents (UK)
    • Birmingham
    • Cockney
    • English, standard
    • Essex
    • Estuary English
    • Geordie
    • Leeds
    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Midlands, East
    • Northern England
    • Northern Irish
    • Oxfordshire
    • RP
    • Somerset
    • South London
    • West Country
    • Yorkshire
    Accents (North American)
    • Californian
    • General American
    • Midwest Farm & Ranch
    • New York City
    • Texas
    • Upper-Class Massachusetts
    General Dance Skills
    • Ballet
    • Contemporary
    • Jazz
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Specific Singing Skills
    • Baritone
    • Falsetto
    • Tenor
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Intermediate
    Facial Characteristics
    • Beard
    • Moustache
    • Sideburns
    General Singing Skills
    • Advanced
    Native accent
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Intellectual
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Wholesome