Jonathan Biggins

Jonathan Biggins

Jonathan Biggins is an actor, director and writer best known as a co-creator of STC’s Wharf Revue. A former arts broadcaster for ABC TV, he is a regular contributor to Fairfax Good Weekend magazine, has written four books, two musicals and the play “Australia Day”.  As an actor he has worked for all the state theatre companies  and has directed for STC, Monkey Baa and Opera Australia.


Hi, what’s your name?

Jonathan Biggins

Where do you hail from?

Newcastle, NSW

Who do you work for?

Sydney Theatre Company

Tell us a bit about you – how did you get to where you are today?

Started out as an actor, moved gradually into writing stuff as well. Worked on-air for ABC radio, contributor to Good Weekend magazine for seven years, co-created The Wharf Revue for STC in 2000, still going.

What are your career highlights?

Helpmann Award for directing the musical “Avenue Q”, having my play “Australia Day” performed at STC, MTC and QTC.

Who or what inspires you to get out of bed in the morning?

Good question.

Which other storytellers do you admire?

Currently Robert Fisk, Paul McGeogh, Shaun Micallef, Mike Carlton

What do you plan to share at Storyology?

Whatever the panel discussion inspires or reveals.

Where can we find you?