NICK SANDYS is proud to be an Artistic Associate at First Folio, where he most recently appeared as Sherlock for the closing weekend of Sherlock’s Last Case. Previous productions including Captain Blood, Turn of The Screw, Blithe Spirit (Jeff Nomination), Twelfth Night (Jeff Nomination), Much Ado About Nothing (Jeff Nomination), Richard III, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has also directed The Merry Wives Of Windsor, Romeo & Juliet (Jeff Nomination), and Macbeth. Nick is the Producing Artistic Director at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, where he has directed Howards End, Life Of Galileo, Travesties (Jeff Nomination), Our Class (Jeff Nomination), as well as appearing in many shows, most recently Frankenstein (2019 Jeff Award–Best Production), Pygmalion, An Inspector Calls, and The Goat (Jeff Nomination). He has performed at many theaters in the area, including Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare, Northlight, The Mercury, Lookingglass, Writers’, and Drury Lane Oakbrook. Nick is also a Resident Fight Director at Lyric Opera of Chicago, having choreographed violence in over 50 operas and directed the 2019 revival of Strauss’ Elektra. He has designed combat at many Chicagoland theaters, on Broadway, and at The Metropolitan Opera, and has been adjunct faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul since 1995. Nick is the recipient of a 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award from DePaul and a 2018 Audie Nomination for his narration of Bram Stoker’s Dracula on Amazon Classics.