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.
Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show
The Prince in Cinders and Her Fella
Dany Zuko in GreaseNicky Massi
in Jersey Boys
The Peermont Group
Nicholas Rey Foundation
Winter Games for Paralympics
Board of Healthcare Funders
Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa
South African Depression and Anxiety Group
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.