Born in Australia, Michael Sharmon has worked in television, film and theatre as both an actor and director. He has performed the roles of Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Javert in Les Misérables and Hamlet in the Shakespeare classic. On television he played the role of Johann Sebastian Bach in Bach-All About the Music and appeared in the ﬁlm Nim’s Island starring Jodie Foster. He has worked with Opera Australia in various productions including Verdi’s Nabucco and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. More recently he appeared in Timeless as well as an original show about Judy Garland entitled Lions, Typhoons and Judy, Oh My! which he also penned the script for. Michael Sharmon has enjoyed a long relationship with The Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection (AFTEC), and was thrilled to be selected as AFTEC’s emerging Director in 2016. As part of the experience he travelled to the UK in 2016 to further his studies in directing at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. In Hong Kong he has directed many productions including Peter Pan, Auditions (which he also brought to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and The Wizard of Oz. Next year he will be seen in AFTEC’s production of The Count of Monte Cristo.