Hugh Sheridan makes his red carpet return at the opening night of Come From Away in Sydney

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Hugh Sheridan made a solemn appearance at the opening night of the musical Come From Away in Sydney on Thursday.

It was the 35-year-old actor’s first time on the red carpet following the death of his beloved father, Denis, from cancer late last month.

Hugh looked handsome in a taupe-coloured pinstripe suit, which he paired with a white shirt and black tie.

Stepping out: Hugh Sheridan made a solemn appearance at the opening night of Come From Away in Sydney on Thursday

Stepping out: Hugh Sheridan made a solemn appearance at the opening night of Come From Away in Sydney on Thursday

The Packed to the Rafters star also donned black Chelsea boots and thick-frame black glasses. 

Others who stepped out for the star-studded opening night of the musical about the real-life events following the September 11 terrorist attacks included Erika Heynatz.

The 46-year-old model looked stylish in a sparkly gold and black patterned mini-dress with puff sleeves and a shirred waist.

Comeback kid: It was the 35-year-old actor's first time on the red carpet following the death of his beloved father, Denis, from cancer late last month

Comeback kid: It was the 35-year-old actor’s first time on the red carpet following the death of his beloved father, Denis, from cancer late last month

Well-suited: Hugh looked handsome in a taupe-coloured pinstripe suit, which he paired with a white shirt and black tie

Well-suited: Hugh looked handsome in a taupe-coloured pinstripe suit, which he paired with a white shirt and black tie

She rounded out her ensemble with black patent high-heeled ankle boots and gold hoops earrings, and her long blonde hair was styled in loose waves.

Angela Bishop was accompanied by her daughter, Amelia, with the two posing happily alongside each other. 

The 53-year-old Studio 10 star wore black pants and a black top underneath a cream-coloured coat. 

Heavy metal: Erika Heynatz looked stylish in a sparkly gold and black patterned mini-dress with puff sleeves and a shirred waist

Heavy metal: Erika Heynatz looked stylish in a sparkly gold and black patterned mini-dress with puff sleeves and a shirred waist

Cute: Angela Bishop was accompanied by her daughter, Amelia, with the two posing happily alongside each other

Cute: Angela Bishop was accompanied by her daughter, Amelia, with the two posing happily alongside each other

Ita Buttrose looked elegant in a long gold quilted coat, which she wore over black pants and a black jumper.

The 79-year-old Australian media power player accessorised simply with black flats and a small black handbag.

Samantha Jade looked every bit the rock star in leather-look pants with splits at the ankles.

Golden girl: Ita Buttrose looked elegant in a long gold quilted coat, which she wore over black pants and a black jumper

Golden girl: Ita Buttrose looked elegant in a long gold quilted coat, which she wore over black pants and a black jumper

Hell for leather: Samantha Jade looked every bit the rock star in leather-look pants with splits at the ankles

Hell for leather: Samantha Jade looked every bit the rock star in leather-look pants with splits at the ankles

The 34-year-old singer also wore a fitted black top underneath a leather-look jacket and strappy black stilettos.   

The Project’s Jan Fran opted for a black velvet dress with a sweetheart neckline and gold embroidery on the sleeves.

The 36-year-old journalist rounded out her ensemble with forest green pumps, dangly earrings and a pop of red lipstick. 

What a sweetheart: The Project's Jan Fran opted for a black velvet dress with a sweetheart neckline and gold embroidery on the sleeves

What a sweetheart: The Project’s Jan Fran opted for a black velvet dress with a sweetheart neckline and gold embroidery on the sleeves

The dark side: Jaynie Seal stepped out in a black ruffle miniskirt and a long-sleeve blouse with a V-neckline and flared sleeves

The dark side: Jaynie Seal stepped out in a black ruffle miniskirt and a long-sleeve blouse with a V-neckline and flared sleeves

Jaynie Seal stepped out in a black ruffle miniskirt and a long-sleeve blouse with a V-neckline and flared sleeves.

The 48-year-old weather presenter also wore black leather boots with silver buckles, and carried a black handbag with a chain strap.

Harry Cook opted for a casual ensemble, stepping out in a patterned button-up shirt, which he paired with a pale blue denim jacket.

Keeping it casual: Harry Cook opted for a casual ensemble, stepping out in a patterned button-up shirt, which he paired with a pale blue denim jacket

Keeping it casual: Harry Cook opted for a casual ensemble, stepping out in a patterned button-up shirt, which he paired with a pale blue denim jacket

Daddy's girl: Tim Gilbert rugged up against the cold in a black coat with a grey scarf draped over the back of his neck

Daddy’s girl: Tim Gilbert rugged up against the cold in a black coat with a grey scarf draped over the back of his neck

The 29-year-old actor also donned dark blue cropped skinny leg jeans and black sneakers. 

Tim Gilbert rugged up against the cold in a black coat with a grey scarf draped over the back of his neck.

The 53-year-old radio personality was accompanied by his daughter, Bridget, who stuck close to her dad on the red carpet. 

All wrapped up: Tara Brown looked cosy in a grey turtleneck jumper, which she paired with blue jeans and black high-heeled boots

All wrapped up: Tara Brown looked cosy in a grey turtleneck jumper, which she paired with blue jeans and black high-heeled boots

Swinging '60s: Leigh Sales stepped out in a retro-inspired black and white disc mini-dress, which she wore under a black faux fur coat

Swinging ’60s: Leigh Sales stepped out in a retro-inspired black and white disc mini-dress, which she wore under a black faux fur coat

Tara Brown looked cosy in a grey turtleneck jumper, which she paired with blue jeans and black high-heeled boots.

The 53-year-old TV journalist also wore a black trench coat, which she belted at the waist. 

Leigh Sales stepped out in a retro-inspired black and white disc mini-dress, which she wore under a black faux fur coat.

Having a laugh: Richard Reid was also in attendance, opting for dark blue trousers, which he paired with a blue and black patterned blazer

Having a laugh: Richard Reid was also in attendance, opting for dark blue trousers, which he paired with a blue and black patterned blazer

Date night: Brendan Jones was also on hand for the opening night, accompanied by his wife, Helen

Date night: Brendan Jones was also on hand for the opening night, accompanied by his wife, Helen

The 48-year-old ABC news presenter wore her blonde hair in a slicked updo and accessorised with black statement earrings. 

Richard Reid was also in attendance, opting for dark blue trousers, which he paired with a blue and black patterned blazer.

The 56-year-old entertainment reporter laughed happily as he posed for photos on the red carpet. 

Out of the blue: Jo Casamento looked stunning in a figure-hugging blue dress, which she paired with white boots

Out of the blue: Jo Casamento looked stunning in a figure-hugging blue dress, which she paired with white boots

Brendan Jones was also on hand for the opening night, accompanied by his wife, Helen.

The 53-year-old radio presenter teamed a blue and white patterned shirt with dark blue jeans and a dark blue velvet blazer. 

Meanwhile, entertainment reporter Jo Casamento looked stunning in a figure-hugging blue dress, which she paired with white boots. 

Silver linings: Australian media personality Shelly Horton stepped out in a silver sequinned top and black pants

Silver linings: Australian media personality Shelly Horton stepped out in a silver sequinned top and black pants

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