Shane Cortese

  • Actor
  • Voice
  • MC
  • Age Range: Mid 40s - Early 50s
  • Height: 5' 8"/175cm
  • Location: Auckland
  • Ethnicity: NZ European

Shane has a voice that puts a listener at ease. His trusting, dulcet, yet informative tones register on a level with audiences which lends itself perfectly to a variety of different projects. A mature, charming, New Zealand voice. Shane’s industry experience makes every one of his recording sessions an efficient and successful endeavour.

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All
Summary
Awards
Television
Theatre
Musical
Skills
Characteristics

Summary

Shane Cortese is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers with a multitude of television, film, theatre and music credits to his name.

Shane has starred in some of New Zealand's most popular dramas including, Outrageous Fortune, Nothing Trivial, Shortland Street, The Almighty Johnsons, Burying Brian, Legend of the Seekers, and most recently Brokenwood Mysteries.

Shane returned to New Zealand in the early 2000s, after a successful stage career in London's West End. Roles included Rocky and Frank 'n' Further in the New The Rocky Horror Show, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Young Elvis in Elvis - The Musical.

Awards

2012-2014 - Best Actor - TV Guide's Best on the Box - New Zealand

Television

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) Dream Home Dilemma (Co-Host)
Production Company / Director Stripe Media
Year
2015 - 2020
Production (Role) Brokenwood Mysteries (Dennis Buchanan)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Various
Year
2015
Production (Role) Step-Dave (Eugene)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
2011 - 2013
Production (Role) Nothing Trivial (Mac Delany)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane
Year
2011 - 2013
Production (Role) The Almighty Johnsons (Colin Gunderson)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane | Simon Bennett
Year
2013
Production (Role) Auckland Daze (Shane)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Fonterra Shout (Himself)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
Year
2006 - 2010
Production (Role) Outrageous Fortune (Hayden Peters)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Simon Bennett | Britta Johnstone
Year
2010
Production (Role) Brown Bruthas (Victor Benton)
Production Company / Director Cinco Cine
Year
2009
Production (Role) Legend of the Seeker (Morwyn)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios
Year
2008
Production (Role) Burying Brian (Brian Welch)
Production Company / Director Eyeworks Touchdown / Dir: Chris Bailey | Peter Burger
Year
2008
Production (Role) Intrepid Journeys (Sri Lanka)
Production Company / Director Jam TV
Year
2008
Production (Role) The Jaquie Brown Diaries (Himself)
Production Company / Director TV3 / Dir: Gerard Johnstone
Year
2006
Production (Role) Maddigan's Quest (Timon's Father)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Charlie Haskell | Vanessa Alexander | Peter Burger
Year
2003 - 2005
Production (Role) Shortland Street (Dominic Thompson (Core))
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
2005
Production (Role) Dancing with the Stars (NZ) (Contestant - Runner Up)
Production Company / Director MediaWorks TV
Year
2005
Production (Role) Headliners (Movie Reviewer)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)

Theatre

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2016
Production (Role) State Highway 48 (Dave)
Production Company / Director Dir: Nick Wilkinson
Year
2005
Production (Role) Then Comes Love by James Griffin (John)
Production Company / Director Volcanic Island Ltd / Dir: David McPhail

Musical

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2015
Production (Role) Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
2013
Production (Role) Chicago (Billy Flynn)
Production Company / Director Dir: Michael Hurst
Year
2009
Production (Role) Cats (Rum Tum Tugger)
Production Company / Director Amici Productions / Dir: Grant Meese
Year
2004
Production (Role) Sleeping Beauty (Prince Percival Lostalot)
Production Company / Director
Year
2004
Production (Role) The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank N. Furter)
Production Company / Director Regent Theatre - Palmerston North / Dir: Dean McKerras
Year
2002
Production (Role) Rock 'n' Roll Heaven (Ricky Nelson)
Production Company / Director Bill Kenwright / Dir: Keith Strachan
Year
2000
Production (Role) Cinderella (Prince Charming)
Production Company / Director Dir: Desmond Barrit
Year
2000
Production (Role) Elvis - The Musical (Young Elvis)
Production Company / Director Bill Kenwright / Dir: Keith Strachan
Year
2000
Production (Role) Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince)
Production Company / Director Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
1998
Production (Role) Rock Hard (Tom Jones)
Production Company / Director E & B Productions
Year
1996
Production (Role) The New Rocky Horror Picture Show (Rocky)
Production Company / Director Turnstyle Productions / Dir: Christopher Malcolm
Year
1993
Production (Role) Barnum (Barnum)
Production Company / Director Lewishman Theatre Company

Shane Cortese is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers with a multitude of television, film, theatre and music credits to his name.

Shane has starred in some of New Zealand's most popular dramas including, Outrageous Fortune, Nothing Trivial, Shortland Street, The Almighty Johnsons, Burying Brian, Legend of the Seekers, and most recently Brokenwood Mysteries.

Shane returned to New Zealand in the early 2000s, after a successful stage career in London's West End. Roles included Rocky and Frank 'n' Further in the New The Rocky Horror Show, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Young Elvis in Elvis - The Musical.

2012-2014 - Best Actor - TV Guide's Best on the Box - New Zealand

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) Dream Home Dilemma (Co-Host)
Production Company / Director Stripe Media
Year
2015 - 2020
Production (Role) Brokenwood Mysteries (Dennis Buchanan)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Various
Year
2015
Production (Role) Step-Dave (Eugene)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
2011 - 2013
Production (Role) Nothing Trivial (Mac Delany)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane
Year
2011 - 2013
Production (Role) The Almighty Johnsons (Colin Gunderson)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane | Simon Bennett
Year
2013
Production (Role) Auckland Daze (Shane)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Fonterra Shout (Himself)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
Year
2006 - 2010
Production (Role) Outrageous Fortune (Hayden Peters)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Simon Bennett | Britta Johnstone
Year
2010
Production (Role) Brown Bruthas (Victor Benton)
Production Company / Director Cinco Cine
Year
2009
Production (Role) Legend of the Seeker (Morwyn)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios
Year
2008
Production (Role) Burying Brian (Brian Welch)
Production Company / Director Eyeworks Touchdown / Dir: Chris Bailey | Peter Burger
Year
2008
Production (Role) Intrepid Journeys (Sri Lanka)
Production Company / Director Jam TV
Year
2008
Production (Role) The Jaquie Brown Diaries (Himself)
Production Company / Director TV3 / Dir: Gerard Johnstone
Year
2006
Production (Role) Maddigan's Quest (Timon's Father)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Charlie Haskell | Vanessa Alexander | Peter Burger
Year
2003 - 2005
Production (Role) Shortland Street (Dominic Thompson (Core))
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
2005
Production (Role) Dancing with the Stars (NZ) (Contestant - Runner Up)
Production Company / Director MediaWorks TV
Year
2005
Production (Role) Headliners (Movie Reviewer)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2016
Production (Role) State Highway 48 (Dave)
Production Company / Director Dir: Nick Wilkinson
Year
2005
Production (Role) Then Comes Love by James Griffin (John)
Production Company / Director Volcanic Island Ltd / Dir: David McPhail
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2015
Production (Role) Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
2013
Production (Role) Chicago (Billy Flynn)
Production Company / Director Dir: Michael Hurst
Year
2009
Production (Role) Cats (Rum Tum Tugger)
Production Company / Director Amici Productions / Dir: Grant Meese
Year
2004
Production (Role) Sleeping Beauty (Prince Percival Lostalot)
Production Company / Director
Year
2004
Production (Role) The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank N. Furter)
Production Company / Director Regent Theatre - Palmerston North / Dir: Dean McKerras
Year
2002
Production (Role) Rock 'n' Roll Heaven (Ricky Nelson)
Production Company / Director Bill Kenwright / Dir: Keith Strachan
Year
2000
Production (Role) Cinderella (Prince Charming)
Production Company / Director Dir: Desmond Barrit
Year
2000
Production (Role) Elvis - The Musical (Young Elvis)
Production Company / Director Bill Kenwright / Dir: Keith Strachan
Year
2000
Production (Role) Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince)
Production Company / Director Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
1998
Production (Role) Rock Hard (Tom Jones)
Production Company / Director E & B Productions
Year
1996
Production (Role) The New Rocky Horror Picture Show (Rocky)
Production Company / Director Turnstyle Productions / Dir: Christopher Malcolm
Year
1993
Production (Role) Barnum (Barnum)
Production Company / Director Lewishman Theatre Company
Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American-Standard, English-Standard, New Zealand*

Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)

Musical Theatre

Performance:

Professional Singer

Sports:
(* = highly skilled)

Cricket, Golf, Sailing, Tennis

Other Skills:

Auctioneer (professional)

Height:
5' 8"/175cm
Eye Colour:
Blue
Hair Colour:
Silver
Vocal Notes
Accents
Voice Character & Quality:

Informative, Narration, Sophisticated, Charming, Smooth

Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American-Standard, English-Standard, New Zealand*

Shane Cortese is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers with a multitude of television, film, theatre and music credits to his name.

Shane has starred in some of New Zealand's most popular dramas including, Outrageous Fortune, Nothing Trivial, Shortland Street, The Almighty Johnsons, Burying Brian, Legend of the Seekers, and most recently Brokenwood Mysteries.

Shane returned to New Zealand in the early 2000s, after a successful stage career in London's West End. Roles included Rocky and Frank 'n' Further in the New The Rocky Horror Show, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Young Elvis in Elvis - The Musical.

2012-2014 - Best Actor - TV Guide's Best on the Box - New Zealand

All
Summary
Awards
Television
Theatre
Musical
Skills
Characteristics

Summary

Shane Cortese is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers with a multitude of television, film, theatre and music credits to his name.

Shane has starred in some of New Zealand's most popular dramas including, Outrageous Fortune, Nothing Trivial, Shortland Street, The Almighty Johnsons, Burying Brian, Legend of the Seekers, and most recently Brokenwood Mysteries.

Shane returned to New Zealand in the early 2000s, after a successful stage career in London's West End. Roles included Rocky and Frank 'n' Further in the New The Rocky Horror Show, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Young Elvis in Elvis - The Musical.

Awards

2012-2014 - Best Actor - TV Guide's Best on the Box - New Zealand

Television

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) Dream Home Dilemma (Co-Host)
Production Company / Director Stripe Media
Year
2015 - 2020
Production (Role) Brokenwood Mysteries (Dennis Buchanan)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Various
Year
2015
Production (Role) Step-Dave (Eugene)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
2011 - 2013
Production (Role) Nothing Trivial (Mac Delany)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane
Year
2011 - 2013
Production (Role) The Almighty Johnsons (Colin Gunderson)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane | Simon Bennett
Year
2013
Production (Role) Auckland Daze (Shane)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Fonterra Shout (Himself)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
Year
2006 - 2010
Production (Role) Outrageous Fortune (Hayden Peters)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Simon Bennett | Britta Johnstone
Year
2010
Production (Role) Brown Bruthas (Victor Benton)
Production Company / Director Cinco Cine
Year
2009
Production (Role) Legend of the Seeker (Morwyn)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios
Year
2008
Production (Role) Burying Brian (Brian Welch)
Production Company / Director Eyeworks Touchdown / Dir: Chris Bailey | Peter Burger
Year
2008
Production (Role) Intrepid Journeys (Sri Lanka)
Production Company / Director Jam TV
Year
2008
Production (Role) The Jaquie Brown Diaries (Himself)
Production Company / Director TV3 / Dir: Gerard Johnstone
Year
2006
Production (Role) Maddigan's Quest (Timon's Father)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Charlie Haskell | Vanessa Alexander | Peter Burger
Year
2003 - 2005
Production (Role) Shortland Street (Dominic Thompson (Core))
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
2005
Production (Role) Dancing with the Stars (NZ) (Contestant - Runner Up)
Production Company / Director MediaWorks TV
Year
2005
Production (Role) Headliners (Movie Reviewer)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)

Theatre

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2016
Production (Role) State Highway 48 (Dave)
Production Company / Director Dir: Nick Wilkinson
Year
2005
Production (Role) Then Comes Love by James Griffin (John)
Production Company / Director Volcanic Island Ltd / Dir: David McPhail

Musical

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2015
Production (Role) Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
2013
Production (Role) Chicago (Billy Flynn)
Production Company / Director Dir: Michael Hurst
Year
2009
Production (Role) Cats (Rum Tum Tugger)
Production Company / Director Amici Productions / Dir: Grant Meese
Year
2004
Production (Role) Sleeping Beauty (Prince Percival Lostalot)
Production Company / Director
Year
2004
Production (Role) The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank N. Furter)
Production Company / Director Regent Theatre - Palmerston North / Dir: Dean McKerras
Year
2002
Production (Role) Rock 'n' Roll Heaven (Ricky Nelson)
Production Company / Director Bill Kenwright / Dir: Keith Strachan
Year
2000
Production (Role) Cinderella (Prince Charming)
Production Company / Director Dir: Desmond Barrit
Year
2000
Production (Role) Elvis - The Musical (Young Elvis)
Production Company / Director Bill Kenwright / Dir: Keith Strachan
Year
2000
Production (Role) Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince)
Production Company / Director Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
1998
Production (Role) Rock Hard (Tom Jones)
Production Company / Director E & B Productions
Year
1996
Production (Role) The New Rocky Horror Picture Show (Rocky)
Production Company / Director Turnstyle Productions / Dir: Christopher Malcolm
Year
1993
Production (Role) Barnum (Barnum)
Production Company / Director Lewishman Theatre Company

Shane Cortese is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers with a multitude of television, film, theatre and music credits to his name.

Shane has starred in some of New Zealand's most popular dramas including, Outrageous Fortune, Nothing Trivial, Shortland Street, The Almighty Johnsons, Burying Brian, Legend of the Seekers, and most recently Brokenwood Mysteries.

Shane returned to New Zealand in the early 2000s, after a successful stage career in London's West End. Roles included Rocky and Frank 'n' Further in the New The Rocky Horror Show, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Young Elvis in Elvis - The Musical.

2012-2014 - Best Actor - TV Guide's Best on the Box - New Zealand

Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2020
Production (Role) Dream Home Dilemma (Co-Host)
Production Company / Director Stripe Media
Year
2015 - 2020
Production (Role) Brokenwood Mysteries (Dennis Buchanan)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Various
Year
2015
Production (Role) Step-Dave (Eugene)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
2011 - 2013
Production (Role) Nothing Trivial (Mac Delany)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane
Year
2011 - 2013
Production (Role) The Almighty Johnsons (Colin Gunderson)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Murray Keane | Simon Bennett
Year
2013
Production (Role) Auckland Daze (Shane)
Production Company / Director Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions / Dir: Kiel McNaughton
Year
2011
Production (Role) The Fonterra Shout (Himself)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
Year
2006 - 2010
Production (Role) Outrageous Fortune (Hayden Peters)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Simon Bennett | Britta Johnstone
Year
2010
Production (Role) Brown Bruthas (Victor Benton)
Production Company / Director Cinco Cine
Year
2009
Production (Role) Legend of the Seeker (Morwyn)
Production Company / Director ABC Studios
Year
2008
Production (Role) Burying Brian (Brian Welch)
Production Company / Director Eyeworks Touchdown / Dir: Chris Bailey | Peter Burger
Year
2008
Production (Role) Intrepid Journeys (Sri Lanka)
Production Company / Director Jam TV
Year
2008
Production (Role) The Jaquie Brown Diaries (Himself)
Production Company / Director TV3 / Dir: Gerard Johnstone
Year
2006
Production (Role) Maddigan's Quest (Timon's Father)
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures / Dir: Charlie Haskell | Vanessa Alexander | Peter Burger
Year
2003 - 2005
Production (Role) Shortland Street (Dominic Thompson (Core))
Production Company / Director South Pacific Pictures
Year
2005
Production (Role) Dancing with the Stars (NZ) (Contestant - Runner Up)
Production Company / Director MediaWorks TV
Year
2005
Production (Role) Headliners (Movie Reviewer)
Production Company / Director Television New Zealand (TVNZ)
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2016
Production (Role) State Highway 48 (Dave)
Production Company / Director Dir: Nick Wilkinson
Year
2005
Production (Role) Then Comes Love by James Griffin (John)
Production Company / Director Volcanic Island Ltd / Dir: David McPhail
Year
Production (Role)
Production Company / Director
Year
2015
Production (Role) Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit)
Production Company / Director Auckland Theatre Company / Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
2013
Production (Role) Chicago (Billy Flynn)
Production Company / Director Dir: Michael Hurst
Year
2009
Production (Role) Cats (Rum Tum Tugger)
Production Company / Director Amici Productions / Dir: Grant Meese
Year
2004
Production (Role) Sleeping Beauty (Prince Percival Lostalot)
Production Company / Director
Year
2004
Production (Role) The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Frank N. Furter)
Production Company / Director Regent Theatre - Palmerston North / Dir: Dean McKerras
Year
2002
Production (Role) Rock 'n' Roll Heaven (Ricky Nelson)
Production Company / Director Bill Kenwright / Dir: Keith Strachan
Year
2000
Production (Role) Cinderella (Prince Charming)
Production Company / Director Dir: Desmond Barrit
Year
2000
Production (Role) Elvis - The Musical (Young Elvis)
Production Company / Director Bill Kenwright / Dir: Keith Strachan
Year
2000
Production (Role) Into the Woods (Cinderella's Prince)
Production Company / Director Dir: Raymond Hawthorne
Year
1998
Production (Role) Rock Hard (Tom Jones)
Production Company / Director E & B Productions
Year
1996
Production (Role) The New Rocky Horror Picture Show (Rocky)
Production Company / Director Turnstyle Productions / Dir: Christopher Malcolm
Year
1993
Production (Role) Barnum (Barnum)
Production Company / Director Lewishman Theatre Company
Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)

American-Standard, English-Standard, New Zealand*

Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)

Musical Theatre

Performance:

Professional Singer

Sports:
(* = highly skilled)

Cricket, Golf, Sailing, Tennis

Other Skills:

Auctioneer (professional)

Height:
5' 8"/175cm
Eye Colour:
Blue
Hair Colour:
Silver