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Aussie Actor Rowan Witt, in a retro cream knitted jumper, relaxes on a photography set with a wooden backdrop, at the Sydney Theatre Wharf

Rowan Witt

Résumé & Bio

Rowan Witt is an Australian film, television and theatre actor.

Some of his recent work includes, starring in the new original series Totally Completely Fine for Sundance, headlining the original Australian productions of both Hamilton and The Book of Mormon (for which he personally received a Helpmann nod and Sydney Theatre Award), the romantic lead in the critically-acclaimed revival of She Loves Me at the Hayes Theatre, leading the companies of the Australian premiere of Pasek & Paul's, Dogfight and Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Gloria, and starring opposite Katherine Parkinson in the original series Spreadsheet for Paramount+ and Channel 4.


Rowan's other stage work includes The Lincoln Centre's South Pacific at the Sydney Opera House, Cameron Mackintosh's Les Misérables, and numerous works by Stephen Sondheim, including Assassins, Follies and Into The Woods. He has headlined concerts and recitals across Australia, is an alum of the notable Hayes Theatre Co, and is regularly sought after to work on theatrical workshops and industry presentations.


Other screen credits include memorable roles in television shows Wellmania, Home & Away, Underbelly and The Escape Of The Artful Dodger, and films including, Somewhere in the Darkness, Trunk and The Matrix.  


In 2017 Rowan received a Helpmann Award nomination for his role as Elder McKinley in the original Australian cast of The Book Of Mormon, and in 2018 won a Sydney Theatre Award for the same role. That same year, Rowan notably scored two sets of double nominations for Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor, in both the Sydney Theatre Awards and The Glugs for his roles as Georg Nowack in She Loves Me, and Elder McKinley in The Book Of Mormon. During the latest awards season, Rowan was nominated for both a Sydney Theatre Award and BWAward, for his role as Dean in the Sydney premiere of Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins' Pulizer-nominated play, Gloria.


As a voiceover actor, Rowan has lent his voice to several Cannes Lions and ACRA award-winning campaigns, for brands such as Apple, Visa, Tiger Beer, Nandos, Vodafone, ING Direct, Sony, Spotify, Samsung, Hungry Jacks, Nivea, KFC, Sprite, MenuLog and Playstation. He has voiced animated characters in games and television shows, read audiobooks, and can be heard on the original soundtracks for films such as Happy Feet 2, Gods of Egypt, and Moulin Rouge.


Rowan's training includes a classical degree from the prestigious Sydney Conservatorium where he majored in Voice, as well as intensive tuition with Les Chantery, Prof. John Higgins, Robert Marchand, ATYP, Impro Australia and NIDA.


Rowan is a professional member of AACTA (The Australian Academy) and a lifetime member of MEAA (Actor's Equity).


He is represented for acting work by Shanahan Management, and for voice work by EM Voices.

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