Nick Schlieper

Nick has designed for all of the major performing arts companies in Australia, and works regularly in Europe and the USA. He is one of Australia’s most highly awarded designers having received six Sydney Critics Awards (two for set design and 4 for lighting design), six Melbourne Green Room Awards, the inaugural 2013 Australian Production Designers Guild Best Lighting Design Award, as well as 5 Helpmann Awards and in 2016 a Nomination for Best Lighting and Best Set (with Simon Phillips) for North by Northwest.

Recent productions for Belvoir include Packer & Sons, Ghosts, Twelfth Night and set and lighting for Once In Royal David’s City.

His many productions for Sydney Theatre Co include Playing Beatie Bow (which recently re-opened the Wharf), Dorian Gray, Wonnangatta, The  Harp In The South, Chimerica, Macbeth, Mosquitoes, St Joan, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui, The War of the Roses, The Season At Sarsaparilla, The Maids and Gross und Klein, as well as set and lighting for Endgame, Face To Face and Baal.

For Melbourne Theatre Co, his work includes Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Richard III, Hamlet, The Tempest and The Visit, as well as set and lighting for North By Northwest (with Simon Phillips), Photograph 51 and Death and The Maiden.

His international work includes productions of Lear and Medeé for the Salzburg Festival, Billy Budd and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Hamburg State Opera; The Hostage for the Royal Shakespeare Company; The Government Inspector for Theatr Clwyd in Wales; Waiting for Godot (at The Barbican, London),  Armut, Reichtum, Mensch und Tier and The Ginger Man for Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg; Kasimir und Karoline and Lea’s Hochzeit for Theater in der Josefstadt, in Vienna; U.F.A. Revue in Berlin and the Kennedy Centre Washington; Michael Kramer and Ein Florentinerhut for Schillertheater in Berlin; Michael Bogdanov’s productions of Macbeth and Peer Gynt for the State Theatre of Bavaria; Uncle Vanya and Private Confessions (both directed by Liv Ullman for The National Theatre of Norway)  Aristokraten in Stuttgart; Tales of Hoffman in Wiesbaden; Away and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Summerfare Festival in New York and Hedda Gabler, Streetcar Named Desire, Uncle Vanya and The Maids, all with Cate Blanchett, also in New York. His lighting designs for The Present and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert have been seen on Broadway and Gross und Klein also travelled to Paris, London and Vienna.

He has lit many productions for Opera Australia and was lighting and associate set designer for the first Australian production of The Ring Cycle in Adelaide.

Nick’s work in Music Theatre includes Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Musical in Australia, on Broadway, the West End, Toronto, Sao Paolo and throughout Europe; Love Never Dies in Hamburg, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne and a US national tour for The Really Useful Company (filmed and released on DVD and Blu-ray worldwide and released in cinemas in USA and Canada).

His work with Bangarra Dance Theatre includes their acclaimed productions of Bennelong, Patyegarang and Bush.

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