Luke Sheppard is a theatre director whose work has played across the UK and many international territories. His work covers a diverse range of projects from new musical theatre productions to rediscovered established plays, contemporary new writing to family shows. He has overseen the dramaturgy of large scale new commissions from conception through to production and takes great pride in his close collaboration with other theatre makers to create fully integrated, ambitious work.
He received a first class honours degree in Drama: Theatre, TV and Film from the University of Bristol and subsequently won the inaugural Noël Coward Trainee Director Award at Salisbury Playhouse.
His production of IN THE HEIGHTS won three Olivier Awards and a nomination for Best New Musical. The show also won the Broadway World award for Best New Production of a Musical and received nine WhatsOnStage Award nominations, including Best Director. THE SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE AGED 13 3/4 received nominations for the Evening Standard Award for Best New Musical and the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. Luke was also nominated for the Off West End Award for Best Director for CASA VALENTINA, and SPRING AWAKENING has been nominated for the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production.
He previously worked as Associate Director on several major productions including MATILDA at the RSC, in London and on Broadway. For a full list of credits please click here.