Thoroughly Modern Millie

About Production

The Australian premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie formed part of the 2006 season of The Production Company.

David starred as Jimmy Smith with Chloe Dallimore (The Producers) as Millie, Lucy Durack (Wicked, Legally Blonde) as Miss Dorothy, Debra Byrne (Sunset Boulevard) as Muzzy van Hossmere and Nicki Wendt as Mrs Meers.

The winner of a Tony Award for Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the 2001 stage adaptation of George Roy Hill’s 1967 movie comedy. Set in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love. Problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China.  She meets New York paper clip salesman Jimmy Smith and they eventually fall in love.


“David Harris shines as Jimmy Smith” – The Age

“David Harris as Millie’s admirer Jimmy and Adam Murphy as Trevor “the Stiff” Graydon are hilarious foils” – Herald Sun 

“irresistible portrayal of Jimmy Smith” – Sunday

“David Harris has emerged from smaller character parts to bona fide leading man in his role as heart throb Jimmy Smith. He had plenty of charisma and made effortless work of his big act one ballad ‘What Do I Need With Love?” – Theatre People

“David Harris lends his delightful baritone and considerable acting talent to the role of Jimmy Smith… Harris shines in the role, particularly the ballad What Do I Need with Love? He is an actor we’ll definitely be seeing more of.” – Melbourne Stage