Enda Markey was born in Dublin, Ireland. At sixteen he was awarded a scholarship to train at Laine Theatre Arts in London, on the musical theatre course. Following his training, he worked as a singer and actor in Ireland and the UK before moving to Australia in 2002 where he worked extensively as a performer across the country.
He established Enda Markey Presents in 2012 to present the Australian tour of Side By Side By Sondheim, which starred Rachael Beck, Michael Falzon, Geraldine Turner and Jessica Rowe. In April 2012, Enda presented a special gala version of the show at Theatre Royal, Sydney starring more than twenty of Australia’s most celebrated stage stars, with special guest Ruthie Henshall in her Australian debut.
His award-winning production of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers starring Helen Dallimore, Bobby Fox, Blake Bowden, Josh Piterman and Michael Cormick, played in Melbourne and Sydney, where it played to sold-out houses and standing ovations at every performance.
Enda presented an extensive Australian tour by showbusiness icon, Geraldine Turner in her show Turner’s Turn, which played more than twenty venues across the country.
In 2016, Enda produced and co-created the world premiere of Defying Gravity – a concert celebrating Stephen Schwartz which starred Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, Joanna Ampil, Helen Dallimore, David Harris, and the legendary Betty Buckley. Enda also presented the special event Stephen Schwartz in conversation with Leigh Sales at Sydney’s Theatre Royal.
The Irish Boy, starring Bobby Fox, premiered at Sydney Opera House in June 2019 before the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and an Australian tour. Also in 2019, Enda toured iconic West End and Broadway icon Ruthie Henshall in a sold-out tour that played at Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Enda’s tour of Boublil & Schönberg’s Do You Hear The People Sing? Premiered at Shanghai Grand Theatre, starring Michael Ball and Lea Salonga. The show has subsequently played to enormous acclaim in Taipei and Manila, where a special fundraising staging of this concert headlined by Lea Salonga raised AU$770,000 to assist with the rebuilding of 210 homes devastated by Typhoon Yolanda through Habitat for Humanity Philippines.
He is currently working on Becoming Eliza starring Anna O’Byrne, which will premiere at Sydney Opera House in June before embarking on a tour.