Dean Bryant is currently Associate Director at Melbourne Theatre Company where his productions include An Ideal Husband, Wild, Vivid White, Born Yesterday, Skylight, I'll Eat You Last, Next to Normal and in 2019 The Lady in the Van and Kiss of the Spiderwoman.
For Hayes Theatre he directed Assassins, which transferred to Sydney Opera House, as well as their debut production Sweet Charity (Helpmann Award) and Little Shop of Horrors (Sydney Theatre Award), both of which toured the country (Luckiest/Tinderbox). For Opera Australia he directed Two Weddings, One Bride and Anything Goes (also GFO).
He created the verbatim theatre piece Gaybies, which he directed for Darlinghurst Theatre Company. The script is published through Playlab.
Other credits include The Skin of Our Teeth (Victorian College of the Arts), Once We Lived Here (Kings Head Theatre), DreamSong (Theatreworks), Straight (Red Stitch), The Last Five Years, Prodigal, and Virgins: A Musical Threesome (NYMF) and five productions for The Production Company.
With composer Mathew Frank he has written the musicals Prodigal (off-Broadway season, York Theatre, Green Room award– Best Original Score), Once We Lived Here (Green Room award – Best New Musical, NYC and London seasons), Virgins: A Musical Threesome and The Silver Donkey as well as the songs for the Amy Winehouse musical episode of Channel 10’s Mr and Mrs Murder.
His cabaret credits as writer/director include Lucky: Songs by Kylie, Show People, Britney Spears: The Cabaret, Vinyl Viagra, Liza (on an E), In Vogue: Songs By Madonna, Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox (Adelaide Fringe Award), I’m Every Woman (Sydney Theatre Award), Newley Discovered, Experiment: Cole Porter and Josie in the Bathhouse.
He is worldwide Associate Director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and is a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.