DEAN played Macduff/Duncan in Dianne Gough’s Macbeth: The Contemporary Rock Opera, in March 2007. This show played to a sellout Brisbane season in August 2006 and received excellent reviews for it's Melbourne season in March, 2007. Starring Adrian Corbett as Macbeth and Angela Lumicisi as Lady Macbeth, this incarnation of the show was musicalized by Clarry Evans and Judy Stevens. A strong cast that included Greg Pascoe as Banquo, Glenn Horsfall as Malcom, with Leah Gabriel, Isabel Hertaeg and Ruth Kateleros as the Witches.

DEAN has also appeared in several short films in the recent past, including the Eira Joy Aringay directed drama Under Surveillance and the highly awarded Thomas Marley Productions animated short: The Drop, providing voice talent for the raindrop Clay.


DEAN played JUDGE TURPIN in the MUMco Production of SWEENEY TODD, staged at the Alexander Theatre in August 2008. In April 2007, Dean appeared in the role of Pirelli for DTC’s version of the same show.

Principal cast included Stephen Brodie as SWEENEY, Gabrielle O'Brien as MRS LOVETT, Michael Banks as JUDGE TURPIN, Cameron Waters as BEADLE, Damien Calvert as TOBIAS, Kirstin Morton as the BEGGAR WOMAN, Kirilie Blythman as JOHANNA and Mark Doran as ANTHONY.


After an absence of several years from the stage whilst working on productions such as Little Shop of Horrors (Director), MCC Cabaret (Director) and Peter Pan (Technical Director), Dean returned in 2011 to perform the role of George Dillingham in the CPAC production of Aspects of Love (Andrew Lloyd Webber). He was subsequently nominated for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role by the Music Theatre Guild of Victoria.

Leaving Australia in 2012, he spent the next several years working and performing in the UK, Ireland and Finland, including the Helsinki Arts Festival.


2015 saw Dean performing in the Fab Nobs production of Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim. He played The Narrator and The Mysterious Man. Both characters are traditionally played by the same actor, as the latter transforms into the former after the death of the Mysterious Man.

Directed by Nick Kong and Musically Directed by Sallie MacKenzie, the show featured the talents of Peter Garratt (Baker), Kat Elliot (Baker's Wife), Doug Costello (Wolf/Prince/Step-sister)), Curtis Mason (Prince/Step-sister), Steph James (Little Red), Owen James (Jack), Bec Gooley (Jack's Mother), Bernadette Sheedy (Stepmother), Jacqueline Levitas (Rapunzel) and Rachael Conway (Cinderella).

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