Shaun Rennie 

Musical Theatre Ensemble


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.

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

Most recently Shaun directed; The Rise and Fall of Little Voice starring Caroline O’Connor and Geraldine Hakewill for The Darlinghurst Theatre Company and the Australian Premier of Jess and Joe Forever for 25A, Downstairs Belvoir.

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 a staged reading of Tennessee Williams’ Baby Doll (Ensemble Theatre), 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 is currently in rehearsals for TREVOR at the Kings Cross Theatre for Outhouse Theatre Company. Following this he will direct Sweet Charity for WAAPA and Tennessee William’s BABY DOLL for the Ensemble Theatre Company as part of their 2019 season.

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