Nick Sandys | Artistic Associate

Nick Sandys will direct The Merry Wives of Windsor in the summer of 2014. Previously at First Folio he has appeared as The Man in Turn of the Screw, Charles in Blithe Spirit (Jeff Nomination), Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Jeff Nomination), Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Jeff Nomination), Buckingham in Richard III, and Theseus/Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream.  He has also directed Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth, as well as choreographing the fights for Romeo & Juliet (Jeff Nomination), Macbeth, The Castle of Otranto, and Twelfth Night. Other acting credits include: Camelot, My Fair Lady (Light Opera Works); The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? (Jeff Nomination, Chicago Magazine Best Actor 2011), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Jeff Nomination), Old Times, The Marriage of Figaro, The Real Thing (Jeff Nomination), Tartuffe, Arcadia, The Secret Rapture (After Dark Award), Hapgood (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Artistic Director); The Thirty-Nine Steps (Cleveland Playhouse/Syracuse Stage); Around the World in 80 Days (Jeff Nomination for Ensemble--Lookingglass Theatre); Othello, Romeo & Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare); Oedipus Complex (Goodman Theatre); Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Pride and Prejudice (Northlight Theatre); The Misanthrope (Jeff Nomination - Next Theatre); and shows at Marriott, Chamber Opera Chicago, Writers’ Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, and others.  Recent directing credits include Seascape (Remy Bumppo), Persuasion (Chamber Opera Chicago), and Bedroom Farce (Eclipse Theatre). He is a certified Fight Director with The Society of American Fight Directors, and his fight choreography has been seen recently not only at First Folio but also at Steppenwolf (including the Tony-winning Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Goodman, Lyric Opera, Northlight, Lookingglass, Shattered Globe (2008 Jeff Award), and The Metropolitan Opera (NYC).  He is the recipient of a 2011 Achievement Award from The Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation for the Arts.