Steve Vizard is a TV Week Gold Logie Award winner and a multi-award winning writer, performer, producer, broadcaster and lawyer.
While practising international law, Steve wrote extensively for theatre and television, including co-writing his first feature film screenplay, The Bit Part, starring Nicole Kidman, for which he was nominated for an Australian Writers Guild Award.
In 1989, Steve created, produced, co-rote and starred in the iconic and multi award-winning Fast Forward (and later Full Frontal), which for 10 years was Australia’s highest-rating prime time television comedy show.
In the following years Steve produced, created and wrote several ground-breaking programs, from the acclaimed Big Girls Blouse to The Micallef Program. With Andrew Knight, he founded and was Chairman of Artist Services, one of Australia’s largest independent film and television production houses. They produced several series of the ABC’s high-rating drama series SeaChange and award-winning and internationally-acclaimed mini-series such as Kangaroo Palace and Simone De Beauvior’s Babies.
As a producer and creator, Steve’s shows have received more than 20 TV Week Logie Awards, a dozen AFI Awards, several Television Society Awards and an International Emmy Award nomination. He has been nominated for a TV Week Gold Logie Award four times, taking one home in 1991.
As a presenter, Steve hosted his own top-rating, five-nights-a-week national television show, Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, interviewing over 1,000 major artists and celebrities. Steve has also written and edited several books and has been President of the National Gallery of Victoria, Chairman of Victorian Major Events, an elected delegate to the Constitutional Convention and President of the Screen Producers Association of Australia.
More recently, Steve has returned to the stage as a writer. His play The Last Man Standing premiered at Melbourne Theatre Company in 2015 and his opera Banquet of Secrets debuted at the Victorian Arts Centre in 2016. He appears as a regular contributor on The Project, The Agony series and Stop Laughing. Steve supports several charitable organisations including the Vizard Foundation and The Alannah and Madeleine Foundation.