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Emmanuel has been in the world of stage, film and television since 1997. He completed his degree in the dramatic arts at the University of Witwatersrand. He started out in physical theatre with PJ Sabbagha and the Forgotten Angle Dance Theatre Company. He soon became involved in musical theatre and joined the world of television soap as Steve in Isidingo. In 2008 he recorded his first music album and has been writing music and performing with his band ever since. Also in 2008 he won Season 4 of South Africa’s Strictly Come Dancing. He won the 2004 people’s award for best actor in a television soapie and was nominated twice for a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Awards) for best actor in a television series. In 2014 he was a judge for the SAFTAs.

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Emmanuel has appeared in a wide range of acting, stage and musical productions since 1997.

Musical Theatre

Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show

The Prince in Cinders and Her Fella

Dany Zuko in Grease

Nicky Massi in Jersey Boys

Musical Productions

Dean Martin in Frankly Speaking (Rat Pack)

Bachelor Boy

Let the Good Times Roll

Doowah Boys

Television Series

Steve Stethakis in Isidingo

Cole Harris in Scandal

Yannis in 7de Laan

Uri in Snitch

Brent in One Way

Chris in Erfsondes

Stage & Radio

The Rivonia Trial


Mnet’s My Life as a Movie Campaign

Toyota, Clientele Insurance & Liberty Life adverts

Radio dramas & voice-overs

Emmanuel’s Music.

Take a listen to Emmanuel’s single ‘Stop Running’… “an uplifting, rocking out study on the disintegration of love, letting go and hanging on. He’s letting go in more ways than one too… this track is a major departure from Emmanuel’s established jazzy, Michael Buble-inspired roots to a much more up-tempo, contemporary, acoustic rock sound.” You can find all of Emmanuel’s music on iTunes.

Emmanuel has also been associated with the following top South African and international brands.