Enda Markey
Photograph by John McRae

ENDA MARKEY

Producer

Enda Markey was born in Ireland. He was awarded a scholarship to study Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts in London and went on to appear in musical theatre productions in Ireland and the UK before moving to Australia in 2002, where he worked extensively as a performer in television, plays, musicals and concerts.

His production of Side By Side By Sondheim toured Australia between April 2011 and November 2012 starring (at various times): Rachael Beck, Amelia Cormack, Margi de Ferranti, Michael Falzon, Lucy Maunder, and Geraldine Turner with Jessica Rowe as the narrator. In April 2012, Enda presented a gala concert version of this show starring some of Australia’s most popular theatre and television stars, headlined by West End and Broadway superstar Ruthie Henshall.

Enda toured Australian show business icon Geraldine Turner in her show Turner’s Turn which enjoyed great success in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Turner’s Turn will tour extensively in 2017 and 2018.

His Helpmann Award nominated production of Blood Brothers played in Melbourne and Sydney, where it played to standing ovations and sold out houses during its extended run in 2015.

In 2016, Enda produced and co-created the world premiere of Defying Gravity – a concert celebrating Stephen Schwartz, which starred Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit and guest Betty Buckley at Sydney’s Theatre Royal.

Boublil & Schönberg’s Do You Hear The People Sing? premiered at Shanghai Grand Theatre starring Michael Ball and Lea Salonga. The concert has has also received enormous acclaim in Taipei and Manila, where a fundraising concert raised AU$710,000 to assist with the rebuilding of 240 homes devastated by Typhoon Yolanda through Habitat for Humanity Philippines.