Simon’s theatre credits include Mary Stuart, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Wharf Revue, Mr. Kolpert, Up for Grabs, She Stoops to Conquer (Sydney Theatre Company). Noises Off (MTC and QTC). The Misanthrope (Bell Shakespeare). The Homosexuals (Griffin and Malthouse). Clinton: The Musical (Black Swan). He has performed in London on the West End in The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, La Cage Aux Folles, Holding the Man, When the Rain Stops Fallin.
His music theatre credits include Catch Me if you Can (Hayes Theatre); Les Miserables (Original Australian cast), Anything Goes, Chicago, They’re Playing Our Song, Falsettos. Australia Plays Broadway, Carnegie Hall (New York). La Cage Aux Folles, High Society, (The Production Company). Hairspray: The Big Fat Arena Spectacular, (Harvest Rain). Mary Poppins (Disney & Cameron Mackintosh).
Simon’s TV career has included Devil’s Playground (and Executive Producer), Dead Lucky, Deep Water, Rake, Hustle, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Alice, Brides of Christ, Scales of Justice, Water Rats, South Pacific and Grass Roots. As host : Studio A with Simon Burke. Host and co-writer of The Helpmann Awards 2001 – 2006 and 2012 .As Presenter: Play School (1988 – 2013). Film : The Devil’s Playground, Passion, Pitch Black, Travelling Light, Super Awesome.
He has held positions such as President of Actors Equity 2004-2014; Vice President International Federation of Actors (FIA) 2012-2016, Honorary Life Member of the MEAA. He has received awards such as AO (Officer of the Order of Australia, Australian Film Institute Best Actor award : The Devil’s Playground (1976), AACTA Award & Logie Award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries : The Devil’s Playground (2014), Green Room Award Best Actor in a musical Anything Goes.