Dean graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Arts (Musical Theatre) in 2002. His credits include: Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd; Ensemble in Cinderella; Dr Kitchell in Bells Are Ringing; Mr Braithwaite in Billy Elliot; Standby Jafar/Sultan in Aladdin; Wreck in Wonderful Town; Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance; Bobby/Giorgio in Sondheim on Sondheim; Officer Krupke in West Side Story; The Narrator in Into the Woods; Mr Marks/Scott in The Producers; Mayor of Merano in Chess; Stan in Promises, Promises; Plato/Macavity in Cats; Smokey in Damn Yankees; Fogarty/Judge in Chicago (Green Room Award – Ensemble Performance); Pancrazio in The Venetian Twins; Sheriff Vallon in Show Boat; Ensemble in Evita; and the World Premiere productions of Dirty Dancing as Stan, King Kong – Live On Stage as Zekey and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Dean also played Munkustrap in Harvest Rain’s record-breaking Arena production of Cats. Dean played Gangle in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies (Green Room Nomination) and features in the hugely successful film version of the production. He can be heard on the Original Cast Recordings of Dirty Dancing, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Love Never Dies.
Most recently Dean appeared as the Ringmaster in Scandalous – A Cheeky Cabaret Circus.