Brett Brown is an internationally acclaimed actor and baritone. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he also holds a Licentiate in Singing from the Australian Music Examinations Board, is a Fellow of the Guild of Musicians and Singers, and a Fellow of The Institute of Arts and Letters (London).
As an actor, Brett’s film credits include the Academy Award winning The Theory of Everything.
On stage, Brett has played leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe, the BBC and Wise Children.
His West End credits include: Dear World directed by Dame Gillian Lynne; the leading role of Ben in Fishskin Trousers, a role written for him by award-winning playwright, Elizabeth Kuti; and Man in Rather Lovely Thing (Soho Theatre).
Off West End credits include: Winterlove (Omnibus); Tiresias (Bloomsbury Festival); Last Seen (Almeida); Coalition: Westminster Side Story (Theatre 503); Oh! What a Lovely War (Haymarket, Basingstoke); The Poetry Show (UK Tour); Gentleman (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Despatches (The Drill Hall); Last Easter (GBS Theatre), and his solo production of Phaedra (London Festival of Emerging Artists).
Brett has represented Australia with his award-winning solo production of Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Gyula Shakespeare Festival, Hungary; Ostrava Shakespeare Festival, Czech Republic; Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, Poland; York International Shakespeare Festival, United Kingdom; Itaka Shakespeare Festival, Serbia; Craiova International Shakespeare Festival, FEST(in) pe Bulevard Festival, Romania; and Midsummer Scene Festival, Croatia.
His international Shakespearean performances include Hamlet (ZeroPointMotion, Gangdong Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea); Hamlet (Hamletscenen, Kronborg Castle, Denmark); Macbeth (Little Angel Theatre); The Tempest (Lightwork, Gdańsk, Poland); and Dream On (Cooltour, Ostrava, Czech Republic).
As a singer, Brett’s repertoire spans the Baroque to present day, with his recitals including Brett Brown sings Handel; Bach’s Ich Habe Genug; Vivaldi: Lovers and Warriors; To Sleep Perchance to Dream; Postcards and You Say You Want A Revolution.
He has performed with Opera Australia in Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, The Magic Flute, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For OperaUpClose Brett created the role of Schaunard in their Olivier award-winning production of La Bohème.
In 2019 Brett sang the world premiere of Unexpected News by celebrated American composer Nico Muhly with the Omega Ensemble in Sydney’s City Recital Hall. ABC Classic later released Unexpected News as a studio recording.
Recently, Brett was a Guest Artist for Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra’s digital concert series 5@5 with Camerata, and played the leading role of Banjo Paterson in their award-winning production of When the World was Wide (QPAC, Empire Theatre).
Brett is a recipient of the Ian Potter Cultural Foundation, Ars Musica Australis, Opus 50 Charitable Trust, and The Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust.