Sydney Opera House

Jim Sharman


Background: NIDA Graduate. Churchill Scholar. Artistic Director (1982) of Adelaide Festival of Arts. Artistic Director of Lighthouse (STC-SA) 1982-3. AFI nominated documentary The Burning Piano: A Portrait of Patrick White. 2005 Helpmann Award for Best Director: Three Furies by Stephen Sewell. Books: Blood and Tinsel - A Memoir (Melbourne University Press, 2008)

OA repertoire: Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Voss (Adelaide Festival prèmiere), The Rake’s Progress, Creative Development: The Eighth Wonder, Death in Venice (Adelaide Festival, SOSA, OA versions)

Other Companies: Musicals include: Hair (Sydney, Melbourne, Boston, Tokyo); Jesus Christ Superstar (Sydney, London), The Threepenny Opera (SOH); The Rocky Horror Show (Original London production, Sydney, LA, NYC); Chess (Sydney); Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill (NIDA). Numerous plays by Shakespeare, Brecht, Genet, Sam Shepard, Strindberg, Pinter, Louis Nowra, Stephen Sewell, Patrick White. Films include: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (co-wrote screenplay), Shock Treatment, The Night The Prowler. Developed/directed the 2012 Online Movie: Andy X - a cinematic seance with Andy Warhol