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Nick Sandys

Birth Place: Coventry, England

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Nick Sandys is an actor, director, and fight choreographer based in Chicago. He is an Artistic Associate at both Remy Bumppo Theatre Company and at First Folio Theatre, is a Resident Fight Director at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and has been adjunct faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul since 1995. He has performed at numerous Chicagoland theatres, including Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers' Theatre, Next Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and Light Opera Works, as well as regionally and Off-Broadway. His fights have also been seen across Chicagoland, with over 35 operas at Lyric and over 25 shows at Goodman, as well as regionally and at The Metropolitan Opera in NYC. He has received 12 Joseph Jefferson Nominations, winning for his choreography in "Requiem For A Heavyweight" in 2008; was named Chicago Magazine's "Best Actor" in 2011; and is a recipient of a 2011 Achievement Award from The Meier Charitable Foundation For The Arts.

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Paramount's BOLD Series Launches Third Season With PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Beginning in July

Season three of Paramount's BOLD Series will launch this summer with a new production of Peter and the Starcatcher, running July 24 through September 1.
Review: DIAL M FOR MURDER at Northlight Theatre

Northlight Theatre's DIAL M FOR MURDER is a breathtaking, pulse-pounding, and even mordantly witty production that has already been extended through January 7 due to popular demand.
DIAL M FOR MURDER Adds Performances at Northlight Theatre

Northlight Theatre continues its 2023–2024 season with a new version of Dial M for Murder, the celebrated murder mystery that inspired Hitchcock’s masterpiece.
DIAL M FOR MURDER Comes to Northlight Theatre in November

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2023–2024 season with a new version of Dial M for Murder.
Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Audible Theater's SWING STATE

Check out photos from opening night of Audible Theater’s New York premiere of the acclaimed Goodman Theatre production of Swing State.
Audible Theater's New York Premiere of SWING STATE to Begin Previews Tomorrow

Audible Theater’s New York premiere of the Goodman Theatre production of Swing State, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman begins previews this week. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Goodman Theatre, Paramount Theatre & More Nominated for 2022-2023 Equity Jeff Awards

Discover the nominations for the 55th Anniversary Jeff Awards for Equity Theater! Find out who made the cut and get ready for the highly anticipated awards ceremony.
Photos: First Look at Music Theater Works' 150th Production THE PRODUCERS: A MEL BROOKS MUSICAL

Music Theater Works 150th production, THE PRODUCERS A Mel Brooks Musical is now playing a limited engagement through August 20 in the Center Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts In Skokie. Check out the photos here!
Music Theater Works Reveals Cast and Creatives For THE PRODUCERS

Music Theater Works, currently presenting its second production in the 2023 season, Pippin, through June 25, has announced the cast and creative team for its third production in the 2023 season, THE PRODUCERS A Mel Brooks Musical in the Center Theatre at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, August 10 - 20.
Goodman Theatre's SWING STATE Will Transfer Off-Broadway This Year

Swing State, Rebecca Gilman's play which premiered at the Goodman Theatre last year, is headed off-Broadway. Learn more about how to catch the production when it heads to New York here!
Grippo Stage Company Presents SHAW VS. TUNNEY

Grippo Stage Company will present the world premiere of Shaw vs. Tunney, written by Douglas Post and directed by Nick Sandys, based on the book “The Prizefighter and The Playwright” by Jay R. Tunney, May 25 - July 8, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Playwright Douglas Post's New Works Premiere at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse and Grippo Stage Company

Grippo Stage Company presents the world premiere of Shaw vs. Tunney, written by award-winning playwright Douglas Post and directed by Nick Sandys, based on “The Prizefighter and The Playwright” by Jay R. Tunney, May 25 - July 8, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.
World Premiere of THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY & More Set for Dallas Opera 2023/2024 Season

 The Dallas Opera’s 2023/2024 Season has been announced! See how to purchase tickets!
Gritty New MACBETH Opens Spring at the COC

Ruthless ambition, supernatural forces, and cold-blooded violence collide in the Canadian Opera Company’s thrilling new Macbeth featuring epic sets and costumes, and the powerhouse vocals of Quinn Kelsey and Sondra Radvanovsky.
Grippo Stage Company Presents The World Premiere Of SHAW VS. TUNNEY By Playwright Douglas Post

Grippo Stage Company presents the world premiere of Shaw vs. Tunney, written by Douglas Post and directed by Nick Sandys, based on the book “The Prizefighter and The Playwright” by Jay R. Tunney, May 25 - July 8, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Photos: Inside Opening nIght of JEEVES INTERVENES at First Folio Theatre

All new photos have been released from the Opening Night of the Equity production of JEEVES INTERVENES at First Folio Theatre in Oakbrook, IL directed by Michael Goldberg.
Photos & Video: First Look at CAMELOT at Music Theater Works

Music Theater Works' production of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is now playing through November 13 at the North Theatre in the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts. Get a first look at photos and video here!
Cast Announced For Music Theater Works CAMELOT at The North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie

Music Theater Works has announced the cast and creative team for Camelot at the North Theatre in the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, October 20 - November 13. 
First Folio to Open Final Season with JEEVES INTERVENES in November

First Folio Theatre is opening their final season by returning to the very first adventure of Bertie and Jeeves: JEEVES INTERVENES, by Margaret Raether, directed by Michael Goldberg. Returning for their sixth foray into the famous duo are Jim McCance as the perfect butler Jeeves and Christian Gray as the befuddled but ever optimistic Bertie Wooster.
Governors State University Presents the World Premiere Musical RED SUMMER Next Month

Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts announces the world premiere of Red Summer written by Lookingglass Theatre’s Andrew White and MPAACT’s Shepsu Aakhu, composed by Shawn Wallace, directed by Lydia J. Dymond. Red Summer will play at the Center for the Performing Arts stage, just 35 miles from Chicago in University Park, IL, September 16-25, 2022. 

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