Asher Whitehead Actor Profile

Profile

Pronoun

He/Him

Ethnicity

European

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Height

146 cm

Age Range

7–13

Career Highlights

The Lion King
Theatre
Role: Young Simba
Producer: Disney / Michael Cassel Group
Director: Disney / Michael Cassel Group

Awards.

20232022 NPTA award nominee - Outstanding Youth Performer - Male
20222022 Junior Theatre Festival NZ Mary Poppins 'Excellence in Drama" Award
20222022 Junior Theatre Festival NZ Outstanding Performance Male
2021Disney the Lion King - Fastest-selling musical theatre show in New Zealand of all time
2020Kids for Kids Soloist, Bruce Mason Centre (Jackie Clarke and Nathan King)
2019Excellence in Drama Award - Red Beach School
2019NAPTA Best Youth Production 2019 - Peter Pan Junior

Television.

2022Ahikaroa S5 Son (Guest Role )Dir. Various

Theatre.

2022Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mike Teevee (Lead)Dir. Jeremy Hinman
2022Find Nemo Jr. Nemo (Lead)Dir. Hamish Mout
2022Mary Poppins Michael Banks (Lead)Dir. Anna Mortlock
2022The Music Man Marcellus Washburn (Lead)Dir. Hamish Mouat
2021EvitaEnsemble (Child Soloist)Dir. Reg Williams
2021The Lion King Young Simba (Lead )Dir. Julie Taymor
2020Lion King JrEd The Hyena (Supporting )Dir. Nicola Jean
2020Music ManWinthrop (Lead)Dir. Sophia Pederson

Training.

Acting for Screen Workshop - Jan 2023 Rachel Bullock And Liz Mullane - 2023