2004, New Zealand Tour (role: Che)
After a successful run of MacHomer in Auckland, NZ, Rick was cast as Che in a national tour of a new production of EVITA, the third and final musical by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice. Produced by Stetson Productions and directed by the UK’s Michael McLean, the tour was a huge hit across the country, playing sold-out houses in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Napier. Miller co-starred opposite West End star Josie Walker.
“This is EVITA is stylish and sexy… Canadian Rick Miller has a powerful voice and the right levels of charisma and cynicism as Che.” (The New Zealand Herald, Aug 23, 2004)
“A genuinely great show… with Josie Walker leading the cast as a superlative Eva Peron… As the cynical narrator Che, Rick Miller was her equal.” (The Press, Christchurch, Sept 17, 2004)
“Rick Miller as the narrator, Che, is exciting and masterful, the supporting cast absolutely admirable. For energy, superb major production numbers, seamless action, and not outstaying your welcome, this one’s got it all” (The Christchurch Star, Sept 22, 2004)
“Canadian Rick Miller, the cynical revolutionary Che Guevara, played a powerful and believable narrating role. (Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, Sept 30, 2004)
“Walker’s Eva does become something of a spitfire in her waltz duet with Rick Miller’s marvelously sharp, caustic Che.” (The Dominion Post, Wellington, Oct 7, 2004)