Houston Dunleavy has been acting and singing since the age of 4, when he was part of a talent pool for children’s television in Northern Ireland, the land of his birth. Music and theatre have been the hub of his professional life ever since, with formal training as a composer and conductor, and occasional forays into professional theatre, primarily in the realms of opera, musical comedy, and Shakespeare. Has has had a distinguished 30-year career in academia, where his energies were spent breaking genre boundaries between theatre and concert performance, technology and traditional music making, and establishing himself as a composer of international standing, with his works performed and broadcast around the world.


He is represented by ID Entertainment, is a fully represented artist at The Australian Music Centre, and is published by Wirripang Pty. Ltd, Australia’s largest publisher of fine and jazz music, and lives in Maribyrnong, in Melbourne inner west. He is Artistic Director on the Southern Cross Philharmonia Orchestra and his music can often be heard on ABC Classic FM and on the Fine Music network.

Safe in Sound, Short Film

Houston will be playing the lead role of “Roy” in the short film “Safe in Sound”. Roy is diagnosed with early onset dementia. His daughter and sole carer, Isla finds a final way to connect with her father, through music.