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D’Arrietta is well known as ‘the piano guy’ in Lennon Through A Glass Onion. He and John Waters co-created the show in 1992, and it remains one of Australia’s best loved musical theatre productions, performing both Australia and worldwide.
Stewart has also been musical director of a number of other major productions, including The White Album Concert and Beatles Back To Back.
His recent show, My Leonard Cohen was a smash hit at the 2016 and 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, and the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival, as well as selling out at the Sydney Opera House. In May 23, he performed the show to sell out audiences in Czech Republic, Switzerland, Germany , Ireland and England.
D’Arrietta’s voice has a signature graveliness, bursting with emotion. His homage to the music of Tom Waits, Belly of A Drunken Piano and Tom Waits For No Man got rave reviews from The New York Times, Variety and Village Voice. In 2018 he took the show to The Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals where it got all 5 star reviews. He will be performing the show in Ireland in April 24
In 2019, D’Arrietta returned to the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe with both Lennon Through A Glass Onion and My Leonard Cohen.
D’Arrietta’s other musical director/performer/composer credits include Cafe Brel, Reunion and Satango.
Satango, (the devil’s tango), opens in June 2019 in Las Vegas.
Stewart has also composed and conducted soundtracks for features, short form drama and documentaries including Easter In Jerusalem for the ABC’s Compass, Sugar Inc, Blood Oath, Colour in The Creek, Emmy Award winning Faces In the Mob and award winning Moeder.
He received the Drover’s Award from ‘Arts On Tour’ for his production of The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead, starring Academy Award nominee, Jacki Weaver.
D’Arrietta writes and performs his own music. His latest CD, My Magnificent Narcotic is available on limited release.