Photo by Katherine Williams

Photo by Katherine Williams

Bio

Shaun was a recipient of the 2017 Sandra Bates Directors Award at the Ensemble Theatre. He has been nominated for Best Director at the Sydney Theatre Awards three times for his work.

2019 has seen Shaun direct; The Rise and Fall of Little Voice starring Caroline O’Connor and Geraldine Hakewill for The Darlinghurst Theatre Company, the Australian Premier of Jess and Joe Forever for 25A, Downstairs Belvoir, the Sydney Premier of Trevor for Outhouse Theatre Company, Sweet Charity for WAAPA and most recently the Australian Premier of Tennessee Williams’ BABY DOLL for the Ensemble Theatre Company.

Last year Shaun directed; The View UpStairs (Nomination for Best Director of a Musical, Sydney Theatre Awards- Sugary Rum Productions) at the Hayes Theatre, CARMEN; Live or Dead (Oriel Group) and #VAL (Dowstairs Maj, Perth)

Other directing credits include; Only Heaven Knows also at the Hayes Theatre Co (Luckiest Productions) which received 9 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations, including Best Director of a Musical. Other recent work includes RENT (2016 Broadway World Award for Best Director of a Musical), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (nomination for Best Director of a Musical, 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards), I Am My Own Wife (Oriel Group/Redline), CARMEN: Dead or Alive (Oriel Group), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson for the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Wicked (Freerain Theatre Company, Canberra), Assistant Director on A Christmas Carol (The Tabard Theatre, London) and Resident Director on Once We Lived Here (The Kings Head, London).  I Am My Own Wife has toured to 45 Downstairs, Melbourne, The Brisbane Powerhouse and the Garden Theatre in Brisbane. As a recipient of the Sandra Bates Directors Award, Shaun worked as Assistant Director on two productions; Neville’s Island and Lip Service.

Shaun co-created Light the Night, an annual benefit concert for leukaemia research, which he produced and directed for 10 years.