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Jonathan Biggins

 

Jonathan Biggins is an actor, writer and director, perhaps best known as one of the creators and performers for the STC’s Wharf Revue, now in its twelfth year of annual political satire. As an actor he has worked for all the state theatre companies – credits include Travesties, The White Guard and Ying Tong  for STC; The Importance of Being Earnest for MTC; The Mikado and Orpheus in the Underworld  for Opera Australia and Essington Lewis: I Am Work for the State Theatre Company of South Australia. His film and TV credits include A Few Best Men, Three Men and a Baby Grand and he hosted the ABC TV arts program Critical Mass for two years.

As a director, Jonathan won a Helpmann award in 2010 for the national tour of Avenue Q and in 2011 he directed Orpheus in the Underworld  for Opera SA with a libretto he adapted with Phil Scott. Other directing credits include the Wharf Revue, The Republic of Myopia for STC and David Williamson’s Flatfoot for the Ensemble.

His writing includes seven years as a columnist for Fairfax’s Good Weekend magazine, sixteen Wharf Revues, the TV series Three Men and a Baby Grand, the musicals Living in the 70s andThe Republic of Myopia and the play Australia Day, presented by MTC and STC in 2012. He is the winner of two AWGIE awards for writing in musical theatre. He is also the author of three books: As it Were, The 700 Habits of Highly Ineffective People and The 700 Habits of Highly Ineffective Parents as well as a Currency House Platform Paper Satire and Sedition.

As a corporate speaker and MC, Jonathan has hosted two AFI Awards, four Helpmann Awards and ten APRA Awards. He is on the Advisory Council of the Sydney Secondary College and the board of the Sydney Theatre Company.

 

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