Revival Director(United Kingdom)
About the Artist:
Nick Sandys is making his HGO debut. He has worked alongside David McVicar as his fight director on 12 productions, notably Il trovatore and Julius Caesar, both at the Metropolitan Opera (HD broadcast), as well as Billy Budd, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Wozzeck, and Elektra. He has choreographed violence for over 50 productions at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he is a resident fight director. He is the producing artistic director of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company in Chicago, where he has directed productions of Puff: Believe It or Not, Great Expectations, Pirandello’s Henry IV, Life of Galileo, Travesties (Joseph Jefferson Nomination 2015), Our Class (Joseph Jefferson Nomination 2014), and Seascape, among others, and has performed in many shows for the company, most recently Pygmalion, An Inspector Calls, and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? He has also directed for Chamber Opera Chicago, Eclipse Theatre, Stage West, and Fort Worth Shakespeare in the Park, among others. Sandys is an artistic associate at First Folio Theatre and has been adjunct faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul since 1995. Sandys is a certified fight director with the Society of American Fight Directors, and his award-winning fight direction has been seen throughout the Chicago area, on Broadway, and regionally. He has received 15 Joseph Jefferson Nominations, a Dallas Critics Circle Award, and a 2011 Achievement Award from The Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Foundation for the Arts.