Augie Tchantcho (Augustin Aziz Tchantcho), is best known for his role as The General in The Gordon Frost Organisation’s The Book of Mormon, which is has been touring in Australia since 2016.
Augie’s Australian Theatre debut was in StageArt’s highly successful Australian musical premieres Dreamgirls (Marty) and The Colour Purple (Pa/Ole Mister) both of which received critical acclaim. His vast experience on stage ranges from Shakespearean tragedies to comedies and high energy musicals.
Augie began acting at the age of 15 and trained at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) before returning to Kuwait and joining the One World Actor’s Centre. Augie has worked with internationally renowned mime artist Adam Darius, and the British Academy of International Arts (BAIA) in Kuwait on independent and charitable performances. He has dedicated time in Kuwait and Australia to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training to enhance his strength, stamina and combat skills.
His theatre credits include musicals: The Little Mermaid (King Triton), Oliver (Bill Sykes), Annie (Daddy Warbucks), The Lion King (Mufasa), Les Miserables (Grantaire), original adaptations: Heard of Elephants (Zachum), Titanic (Commander Lighttaller) and Alice in Wonderland (The March Hare) a reimagined steam-punk inspired dreamscape.
Shakespeare credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Moonshine), Julius Caesar (Brutus), Much Ado About Nothing (Sexton and choreographer), The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), and Othello (Othello), making him a prominent figure in Kuwait’s theatrical scene.
Augie’s charitable theatre credits include performances at Bayt Abdullah children’s hospice in Peter Pan (Indian Chief) and The Little Prince (The Snake).
Augie has performed in theatres across Kuwait including Dar Lathan Islamiya, BSK, TES, the US Naval Base Camp Arafjan and US Naval Base Camp Doha, as well as the British Embassy and the Radisson Blu Hotel. In Australia he has performed at Chapel off Chapel, the Drum Theatre, The Red Ball, the Princess Theatre and as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
His concert credits include A Night in the West End at the British Embassy of Kuwait, in conjunction with the Tourism Board of England and Une Nuit des Reves, an annual gala concert at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom showcasing the best orchestral musicians and singers in the country. Through his singing he has been invited to perform exclusively for the Kuwaiti royal family. When not performing onstage, Augie is passionate about creating his own hip-hop, rap-infused music.
Augie has been embraced by the Australian Theatre Industry and is excited to take on his roles to come.