Mitchell Butel has been named as the new Artistic Director of the State Theatre Company South Australia. He will take up the position in March, a month before outgoing Artistic Director Geordie Brookman leaves the Company and moves to Berlin.
Butel – who is currently starring in a STCSA and Windmill Theatre Co co-production of Rumpelstiltskin at the Southbank Centre in London – is a highly regarded actor, singer and director with a career spanning 27 years. In fact, he featured in three of Limelight’s top musical theatre productions of 2018– as a performer in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murderfor The Production Company, and as a director of concert stagings of Funny Girl for Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Candide for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.
Mitchell Butel. Photograph © Mark Heuer
One of Australia’s busiest actors, Butel has performed in more than 100 theatre productions, winning numerous awards including Helpmanns for Best Actor in a Musical for The Mikado, Avenue Q and The Venetian Twins, and Best Supporting Actor in a Play for Mr Burns, a post-electric playfor STCSA and Belvoir. He also won a Sydney Theatre Award as Best Actor in a...