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Brendan Hanson

Brendan is a multidisciplinary performance artist, performing in opera, musicals, cabaret, and classical and contemporary plays. He is a writer, director and lecturer at WAAPA. His credits include Assassins, I Am My Own Wife, Clinton, Next to Normal, Midsummer(a play with songs) and Arcadia, all for Black Swan State Theatre Company. The Telephone for Lost and Found Opera and Into the Shimmer Heat for Nova Ensemble. For Brainbox productions he performed in Lebensraum, The Last Five Years and Grande Revue. He performed in Les Miserables for Cameron Mackintosh, Grease for Gordon Frost and Singin’ in the Rain for David Atkins Enterprises. He has sung for WA Opera in Tosca, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Magic Flute, Orpheus in the Underworld and Carmen. His directorial credits include Actéon for Lost and Found Opera, The 50th Anniversary Opera in the Park for WA Opera and the company’s ongoing schools opera programmes.  For WAAPA he has directed Cabaret Carnivale, Opera! The Opera, Angelique, Acis and Galatea, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?, Dido and Aeneas and La Serva e l’Ussero. He was a finalist in Channel Ten’s I Will Survive, and played Hudson Fysch in Air Australia for the ABC. He is a WAAPA graduate and a proud member of MEAA since 1990.