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Mitchell Butel

Artist, Audrey contributor, Writer

Mitchell is one of Australia’s most prolific, versatile and awarded acting talents. Directs and sings too.

With an extensive career in theatre, film and television, Mitchell is one of Australia’s most prolific, versatile and awarded acting talents. From Shakespeare, Moliere, Williamson and O’Neill to musicals such as Avenue Q, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and The Mikado to AFI-nominated feature film and TV performances, Mitchell is an impressive force in Australian entertainment.

Mitchell’s theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet, Face to Face, Summer Rain, Harbour, The Republic of Myopia, Mourning Becomes Electra, Tartuffe, Two Weeks with the Queen and Dead White Males (Sydney Theatre Company); The Grenade, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Tomfoolery, Urinetown, Piaf (Melbourne Theatre Company); Stones in his Pockets, The Venetian Twins (Queensland Theatre Company); The Merchant of Venice, Othello (Bell Shakespeare); Angels in America, Strange Interlude, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, The Laramie Project, A View from the Bridge, Dead Heart (Belvoir); Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love (State Theatre Company SA); Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Ensemble); Blue Remembered Hills (O’Punksky’s); Boeing Boeing (Dainty/New Theatricals) and Woyzeck, Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl (Malthouse/Sydney Festival).

His music theatre credits include his Helpmann-awarded roles of Princeton and Rod in Avenue Q (Arts Asia Pacific); Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera Australia); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Man of La Mancha (Gordon Frost/SEL); Assassins (Silo Theatre, NZ); The Producers, Kismet, Sugar “Some Like it Hot”, Little Me, Oklahoma, Hair (The Production Company); Dusty (Dusty Productions); Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Little Shop of Horrors (David Atkins Enterprises); Follies and Bernadette Peters in Concert (Sydney Opera House) and the role of Ko-Ko in Opera Australia’s The Mikado (which was filmed for ABC and then released on DVD).

Mitchell has appeared in three solo cabaret shows, Mitchell Butel’s Excellent Adventure, And Now for the Weather and Killing Time (which is available on CD or through iTunes) and he is also the voice of the Playschool theme song.

At the Crossroads: Caroline, or Change
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MusicalHayes Theatre Co, Potts Point, Sydney 23 Aug - 28 Sep 2019

At the Crossroads: Caroline, or Change

Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Caroline, or Change challenges us to find hope and a voice in dark times, writes Mitchell Butel.

Mitchell Butel: Book Me In
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12 - 12 Sep 2019

Mitchell Butel: Book Me In

Butel catches up with an old neighbour and one of his cabaret heroines.

The Shylock Diaries: Part 3
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ArchivedSydney Opera House 24 Oct - 26 Nov 2017

The Shylock Diaries: Part 3

Actor Mitchell Butel kept a journal for the entire tour of Bell Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. He shares his innermost thoughts with Audrey.

The Shylock Diaries: Part 2
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ArchivedSydney Opera House 24 Oct - 26 Nov 2017

The Shylock Diaries: Part 2

Actor Mitchell Butel kept a diary for the entire tour of Bell Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. He shares his innermost thoughts with Audrey.

The Shylock Diaries: Part 1
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ArchivedSydney Opera House 24 Oct - 26 Nov 2017

The Shylock Diaries: Part 1

Actor Mitchell Butel kept a diary for the entire tour of Bell Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. He shares his innermost thoughts with Audrey.

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