Principal / Ensemble / Creative

Christopher Renshaw

Director

Christopher Renshaw

Director

Christopher was born in Reading, England and educated at Magdalen College, Oxford. After leaving University he went directly to The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as a Resident Director. Since then Chris has directed operas, plays and musicals all over the world. His favourite opera productions include Norma with Joan Sutherland at the Sydney Opera […]

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Susan Kikuchi

Choreographer

Susan Kikuchi

Choreographer

Susan Kikuchi was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company (MGDC) and served as Director of the Graham Ensemble and School, and Artistic Program Manager of MGDC.  She has re-staged many Graham works for the MGDC, Joffrey Ballet, Boston Conservatory and other companies. Ms Kikuchi has worked in many productions of The King and […]

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Brian Thomson

Set Designer

Brian Thomson

Set Designer

Background: Received an Order of Australia, AM in 2005 for services to the arts and recently received the 2012 Helpmann Award for La Traviata, the first opera on Sydney Harbour. Other awards include a Tony for The King And I on Broadway, some Green Room and AFI Awards. Other Companies: designed Eat Pray Laugh, Barry […]

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Roger Kirk

Costume Designer

Roger Kirk

Costume Designer

Background: Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Friends of New York Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for Broadway production The King and I. AFI Awards for Best Costumes for Blood Oath (1990) and Rebel (1985). OA repertoire: Costumes: Manon Lescaut, The Gypsy Princess, Pirates of Penzance and My Fair Lady. Sets […]

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Nigel Levings

Lighting Designer

Nigel Levings

Lighting Designer

Background: Has lit over 450 productions including 154 operas and 27 musicals OA repertoire: Includes Jenufa, Billy Budd, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La bohème, A Streetcar Named Desire, Die tote Stadt, Bliss, Force of Destiny Other Companies: St Petersburg, Paris, Washington, London, Berlin, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Sydney, Cardiff, and Toronto. He lit Baz […]

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Michael Waters

Sound Designer

Michael Waters

Sound Designer

Michael’s sound designs include Hot Shoe Shuffle (DAE), Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera Australia), Priscilla – Queen of the Desert (international), Annie – The Musical, An Officer and a Gentleman, Doctor Zhivago (Australia/Korea), Hairspray, West Side Story, High School Musical, Little Women, The Rocky Horror Show, Company, Dead Man Walking, Grease – The Arena Spectacular, […]

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Peter Casey

Music Director

Peter Casey

Music Director

Peter Casey is one of Australia’s most versatile musical directors, having established a career spanning the genres of musical theatre, arena presentations, symphonic concerts, orchestration, television and recording. During the past years, Peter has been musical director for several major music theatre productions, including the 1991 Gordon Frost Organisation/Adelaide Festival Centre production of The King […]

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Neil Rutherford

Associate Director

Neil Rutherford

Associate Director

Neil gained a BA Hons Degree from Middlesex University, London. Upon leaving University, Neil’s West End acting credits included leading roles in Fiddler On The Roof at the London Palladium opposite Topol, City of Angels, Aspects of Love, A Judgement in Stone, Jesus Christ Superstar, June Moon and Les Miserables. On television he was a guest on BBC’s Eastenders, presenter for several seasons […]

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