Dean created Gaybies for the Midsumma Festival 25th Anniversary, and directed the Sydney premiere. His musicals with composer Mathew Frank have played Australia, NYC and London, including the award-winning Prodigal, Once We Lived Here, Virgins: A Musical Threesome and The Silver Donkey the team wrote the songs for the Amy Winehouse musical episode of Channel 10’s Mr and Mrs Murder.
Their newest collaboration is Show People, a series of character monologues about musical theatre performers.
His cabarets have played Australia and the world including Britney Spears: The Cabaret, Vinyl Viagra, Liza (on an E), In Vogue: Songs By Madonna, Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox, I’m Every Woman, Newley Discovered, Experiment: Cole Porter and Josie in the Bathhouse.
Dean is currently Associate Director at Melbourne Theatre Company, where his directing credits include Born Yesterday, Skylight, I’ll Eat You Last and Next to Normal. He won the Helpmann Award for his direction of Sweet Charity and the Sydney Theatre Award for Little Shop of Horrors, both at the Hayes Theatre before national tours. For Opera Australia he has directed Anything Goes and Two Weddings, One Bride, and five musicals for The Production Company. Other credits include Straight, The Last Five Years, Hansel and Gretel and many productions of his own musicals. He is Worldwide Associate Director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — The Musical and is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
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