Brendan Hanson

Brendan Hanson

Cast - The I's Have It
Brendan Hanson

Brendan Hanson

Cast - The I's Have It

Brendan is a creative nomad.  He is an actor, singer, director, writer and lecturer.  As a performer Brendan’s recent 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, Into the Shimmer Heat for Nova Ensemble. He performed in Strut Dance’s Sunset for Perthfest. 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. Brendan has acted in As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night in Shakespeare in the park for deckchair theatre.  He is the brains, breath and body behind the cabaret enigma Petit Mort and has appeared regularly on the Perth cabaret scene and played Ringmaster for La Soirée. He has sung for WA Opera in Tosca, The Tales of Hoffmann, The Magic Flute, Orpheus in the Underworld and Carmen.

He has directed opera, musicals, cabaret and plays and is a lecturer in performance skills in the classical voice department at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. His directorial credits include The Cloak and Dagger for fringeworld,  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. Brendan was awarded the PAWA award for his portrayal of Kenneth Starr in Clinton, and the Best Actor award for Lebensraum by the Equity Guild.  He is a WAAPA graduate and a proud member of MEAA since 1990.

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As we are coming up to our final 3 days of performances of 'The Children' and 'I and You', we are also looking forward to our very special Mornings on the Terrace show 'The I's Have It' on Thursday 3rd June @11am, also at Burt Memorial Hall, 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

Starring Alinta Carroll, Brendan Hanson and Craig Skelton

Do you love Melody? Ragtime? Comedy? Musical Theatre from the Golden Days (Dancing Cheek to Cheek, Anything You can Do I Can Do Better, Top Hat White Tie and Tails, My Dearest Dear, Waltz of My Heart, The Girl That I Marry and more)?
Then you love the work of Ivor Novello and Irving Berlin.
THE I’s HAVE IT celebrates the music and the antics of these two superstars of their day on the opposite sides of the Atlantic.

Guaranteed to warm the cockles of your heart on a winter’s morning.
Playing until May 29 - don’t miss these two beautiful plays Perth!!
#theatre #arts #greatstories
Curtain down on performance number 88 of AB Facey’s A FORTUNATE LIFE. Cheers and ovations from, and to our wonderful audiences all around WA. Thanks for supporting Western Australian theatre. @theatre180wa @afortunatelifeoz @grand_cinemaswa
Just one week to go and we will be back on stage performing A Fortunate Life! Up to our 88th performance and we can’t wait to perform this season at the beautiful Grand Cygnet Cinema Como 😊 May 15, 16, 19 and 23