Michael Hankin

BFA (Design for Performance)

Michael Hankin trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Australia and is a Set and Costume Designer for theatre, dance, opera and film.

He recently designed The Sugarhouse, Ghosts, Jasper Jones, and Mark Colvin's Kidney at Belvoir St Theatre, Memorial for Adelaide and Brisbane Festival and the Barbican Centre in London, You Animal You and Flock for Force Majeure, Three Little Words for Melbourne Theatre Company and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf for Ensemble Theatre which won the Broadwayworld Award for Best Scenic Design.

Some of Michael’s career highlights include Belvoir’s Angels in America, Ivanov, Twelfth Night, The Great Fire and The Glass Menagerie, A Christmas Carol, and The Dark Room for Belvoir; Jumpy for Melbourne Theatre Company/Sydney Theatre Company, 247 Days for Chunky Move/Malthouse Theatre; The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It and Othello for Bell Shakespeare, Lake Disappointment for Carriageworks; Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Theatre Royal; Songs for the Fallen for the New York Music Theatre Festival; The Aspirations of Daise Morrow for Brink Productions and Tartuffe for Brink/STCSA. His opera designs include The Lighthouse, In the Penal Colony and Through the Gates for Sydney Chamber Opera.

His designs for Belvoir's Hir, Sport for Jove’s Of Mice and Men and Q theatre’s Truckstop have all won Best Stage Design at the Sydney Theatre Awards. Michael recently won the Kristian Fredrikson Scholarship, was one of the 2016 Mike Walsh Fellows and has worked as an Associate Lecturer of Design at NIDA.


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