NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Henry Shaw
2022 MFA Writing for Performance alumni Henry Shaw

About Henry

Henry Shaw is a Melbourne-based writer/director/singer specialising in opera and dad joke level comedy. Since completing his BFA in Voice at Melbourne University, Henry has performed in operas, musicals and plays for various companies as well as directing and writing productions that have been performed in festivals.

Henry has a love-hate relationship with opera, desperately attempting to avoid it but seemingly always sucked back in. Henry’s long-term goals have completely fallen away in 2020, but futility has never stopped him making theatre before so he’s keeping positive about the upcoming artistic apocalypse. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to Bardcore and fighting back the mounting existential dread.

NIDA Productions

Writer/Performer (as himself)
I am all out of F’s to give



Ok, Zoomer

Other Productions

Performer (as Colline)
La bohème

Writer/Director/Performer (as himself but French)
Now You See Me (Deux Aveugles)

BnEnE (Le chatte métamorphosée)

Snogging & Vlogging (Pierrette et Jacqout)

Director/Performer (as Billy/Jitter)
Musical of Musicals: The Musical

Performer (as Le Podestat)
Le docteur Miracle

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Performer (as Caiaphas)
Jesus Christ Superstar

Performer (as Caldwell B. Cladwell)

Motsart I Salyeri