While one of the few openly gay singers in Australia’s music industry, Callea believes we’re in the midst of changing times around the acceptance of LGBTI people.
“Yes, we are moving forward and I believe we are on the right side of history,” he said.
Photo: Michael Rayner George and Amal, Bill and Hillary, Brad and Angelina – there’s something inherently fascinating about the idea of the power couple, those rarefied pairings where each partner has their own demanding, high-profile career.
When high-flyers come together in a couple, that togetherness seems to lend them an extra glimmer of star power.
Jimmy and Nadia Bartel became parents 10 weeks ago and their little son Aston is asleep upstairs as we talk – quietly – in the courtyard of their bayside home.Campbell plays Tom, same-sex partner of Kane (Gyton Grantley), but unlike Julia Morris, Anna Mc Gahan and Natalie Saleeba, he is not yet a full-time cast member.“The structure of the series is the guys are the 4 leads and there are three girls, two are partners and one which is probably going to be a partner,” he told TV Tonight.“The girls might have been on full-time contracts, I don’t know, but I wasn’t.“I’m obviously part of the cast with a slow ease- into-it.“I would love in a second series to take my character and be on a level-playing field as the other partners.“But I took on the role knowing I wasn’t on a full-time wicket and I was doing my gigs so it kind of worked out perfectly for me.”Campbell is most-surely an optimistic, and versatile, kind of guy.When the TV jobs slowed down he kept busy with corporate gigs with his band, lead roles in musicals and trips to the US in pursuit of acting roles in the Fall season.But how do they balance competing schedules and egos with the need to nurture their relationship?Can two high-flyers really live together in harmony?He ultimately finished in second place with his rendition of Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli's "The Prayer," wowing the crowd with his rich, warm, powerful yet mellow tenor and handling the Italian parts with aplomb (he was of Italian extraction).Not long after, Callea was offered a contract to record with Sony/BMG.Australian pop sensation Anthony Callea was born in Melbourne on December 13, 1982.Callea entered numerous talent competitions as a child and, while still young, sought training at the Johnny Young Talent School, a musical theater-style boot camp located in western Australia.“But acceptance in any form is never going to be 100 per cent…Now that Nine’s House Husbands has been approved for a second season, Tim Campbell is very happy.2004 Australian Idol runner up Anthony Callea who was outed in March recently broke up with his partner and became single.WHEN Christmas comes around you can usually find Australian singer Anthony Callea singing along to the classics as he does his shopping.“If I could, I would have Christmas for six months of the year, I love it,” he told the “I just love the feeling it brings to people and how it’s such a celebratory time.” While Callea has recently set up a base and home in Los Angeles, he’ll be heading to Melbourne in December to perform Christmas standards at The Palms.