Nick Sandys is an award-winning actor, director, and fight choreographer, as well as an educator, based in Chicago. He has been an ensemble member at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company since 2002, and took the lead as Artistic Director on February 1, 2012. He is also an Artistic Associate at First Folio Theatre and has performed in over 150 theatrical productions nationwide. He has performed with many of Chicago's leading theaters and has received 9 Joseph Jefferson Nominations for his work.
Nick has directed shows not only for Remy Bumppo (receiving 3 Jospeh Jefferson Nominations) and First Folio, but also for Lyric Opera of Chicago (Elektra 2019), Houston Grand Opera, Eclipse, Noble Fool Theatricals, Chamber Opera Chicago, Fort Worth Shakespeare in the Park, Stage West, Circle Theatre (TX), among others.
Nick is a certified Fight Director with The Society of American Fight Directors and has been adjunct faculty at The Theatre School at DePaul University since 1995. His Jeff-award-winning fight direction has been seen all over Chicagoland, at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, as well as on Broadway, at The Metropolitan Opera (NYC), and regionally.
Nick has received a Meier Foundation 2011 Artistic Achievement Award, a Joseph Jefferson Award for Fight Choreography and 16 'Jeff' nominations, a Leon Sabin/Dallas Theater Critics Award, and was a 2018 Audie Finalist for his audiobook narration of Dracula. He holds MAs in English Literature from both Cambridge University and Loyola University Chicago (PhD ABD).
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