Liza McLean has worked in the entertainment industry in Australia and overseas for the past twenty years, working for and collaborating with extraordinary Producers, Directors and some of worlds’ finest actors, singers and performers. In 2005 she formed Tinderbox Productions Pty Ltd and is the sole director.
Tinderbox Productions Theatrical credits include, 2015 Co-Producer National Tour of Sweet Charity starring Verity Hunt-Ballard, 2014 Australian Producer of the International touring production of The Last Confession, starring David Suchet., 2013 Co Producer The Chichester Festival Theatre Production, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui starring Henry Goodman (West End). Executive Producer 2013 Helpmann Awards, Producer The 39 Steps 2009 Melbourne and Regional Tours & 2008 Sydney Opera House and Hong Kong, Talking Heads 2007 Australian Tour starring Brenda Blethyn & Sigrid Thornton. Consulting Producer Paco Pena A compass to the Rhythm, and Tango Fire. Associate Producer The Hobbit and Shaolin Warriors Legends of Kung Fu. Co-Producer Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Dance Party USA Tour, Humphrey in Rock Around the Magic Forest Clock, Australian Tour Producer The Ten Tenors 2006 and Supervising Producer The Misfits Australian Tour.
In 2008 Liza formed a new company Kay and McLean Productions Pty Ltd with Andrew Kay. KMP is currently producing with the Melbourne Theatre Company the international stage debut of North by Northwest. Theatrical credits include, Felicity Kendal as Judith Bliss in Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, Jerry Hall as Mrs Robinson in The Graduate, Tubular Bells ‘For Two’, My First Time starring Sharon Millerchip and Josef Ber, The Spaghetti Western Orchestra. Magic Flute, Impempe Yomlingo, James Rhodes, Haunted starring Brenda Blethyn and Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen. In 2011 Kay & McLean Co-commissioned the international tour and produced the exclusive Sydney Season of The Bridge Projects’ Richard III starring Kevin Spacey.
Prior to this, Liza McLean was an Associate Producer for ICA Presents Pty Ltd for seven years working on numerous theatrical productions in Australia and overseas.
Liza McLean was elected to the board of Live Performance Australia in 2009 and re-elected again in 2011. In 2012/2013 she became an observer to the board as her appointment as 2013 Producer of the 2013 Helpmann Awards, produced by Live Performance Australia prevented her from retaining her board position. In 2013 she was re-elected to the board of Live Performance Australia.