Meet Robert McCormack, one of our Entertainment lawyers
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Robert McCormack’s reputation as an entertainment lawyer is unparalleled in Australia. With extensive experience as a banking and finance lawyer both in Australia and UK, Robert combines business acumen with artistic experience in practising law in the entertainment industry, specialising in live and musical theatre.
His experience in the legal requirements for the presentation and funding of major theatrical productions began with mega-musicals, “Cats” and “Phantom of The Opera”, followed by productions of “Les Miserables”, “Miss Saigon”, “Rent”, “42nd Street”, “The King & I”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Disney’s The Lion King” and “La Boheme” on Broadway. Robert is currently engaged in the preparations for a number of productions including Cameron Mackintosh’s revival of his production of “Les Miserables”, “The King & I” for Gordon Frost Organisation with Opera Australia and “Matilda – the Musical”.
Robert has been involved in almost every major musical theatrical production in Australia since 1985. He has acted for most of the major producers in the musical theatre in Australia, as well as New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa and China and has worked with iconic producers in the UK and the US. His clients include well-known actors and artists in the musical theatre and creative personnel, including directors, designers, choreographers and technical experts who are leaders in their fields.
Robert provides his honorary services to a number of industry peak bodies including Live Performance Australia and Friends of the Australian Ballet. Robert’s legal knowledge, history and involvement in the business of entertainment in Australia ranks him among the top lawyers actively practising in the entertainment industry and he is considered a leader in this field.
- Robert's Achievements
Robert was selected for inclusion in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers® Australia for Entertainment.
On Monday 13 June 2016, Robert was appointed in the Queen’s Birthday honours list as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for his significant service to the performing arts, particularly through pro-bono legal advisory and support roles, and to the community.