Drew Forsythe has acted in over 70 major stage productions. They range from Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet to Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace; from Mozart in Amadeus to both twins in The Venetian Twins; from the King in Big River to Tesman in Hedda Gabler; from Greek tragedy to Italian comedy, from French farce to Russian drama.
He has been in successful seasons of Australian plays on the West End of London and performed in cabaret, which he co-wrote, at the Edinburgh Festival and the Hackney Empire.
On TV he has served his time in soapies such as Sons and Daughters, Cop Shop, A Country Practice and The Flying Doctors. He has co-written and performed sketches for The Investigators and The Dingo Principle. He was Ralph the moonling in The Miraculous Mellops, played Julie's husband in G.P. won a Penquin Award for best actor in the mini-series Whose Baby and co-wrote and starred in the ABC series Three Men and a Baby Grand.
In 1973, while at the same time as performing in the The Threepenny Opera and Richard II, the opening productions of the Sydney Opera House, he appeared in his first film. This was Stone, a bikie movie which has since attained the status of a cult film. He won an AFI award for best supporting actor in Caddie, was nominated for best actor in Annie's Coming Out and among other films, was in Newsfront, Ginger Meggs, Around The World With Dot, Burke and Wills, Travelling North and Billy's Holiday.
In 1995 he co-wrote and performed in a series of concerts with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, titled Three Men and an Orchestra.
He received the 1996 Green Room Award for Best Actor in a musical for his portrayal of Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, in Simon Gallaher's production of The Mikado.
He played the Major General in Essgee's New Zealand tour of The Pirates of Penzance and continued his association with the company with a wonderful performance as Sir Joseph Porter in HMS Pinafore during 1997. Drew played the comic role of Njegus in Essgee's production of The Merry Widow in 1998 and was reunited with all the Pirates crew in 1999 when playing in Essgee's A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Drew is currently working on new projects.