Nick Sandys


A certified teacher and fight director with The Society of American Fight Directors, Nick Sandys has created fight choreography throughout the Chicago area, including for the Goodman (more than 25 productions), Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, Northlight, First Folio, Shattered Globe, Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo, Timeline, Light Opera Works, Silk Road Rising, and The Theatre School at DePaul University. His work outside Chicago includes the Metropolitan Opera, Portland Opera, Florentine Opera and Dallas Opera, as well as many major theater companies nationwide. Sandys’s fight choreography has received four Joseph Jefferson Award nominations, winning in 2008 (Requiem for a Heavyweight). He is also producing artistic director of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. As an actor he has appeared with numerous Chicago theaters, receiving another nine Jeff nominations for acting and two for directing. He holds a 2011 Meier Foundation Award for Artistic Achievement.

Previously at Lyric: More than 40 productions, most recently Don Giovanni (2019|20), West Side Story, Il trovatore, Elektra (2018|19).

Last updated: February 2, 2019