Jonathan Chan

Jonathan trained at The University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Creative Arts
(Performance – Theatre). He has since worked extensively all over the country
and internationally for the last 18 years.
He most recently appeared in the role of Bun Foo, alongside Marina Prior in
Thoroughly Modern Millie with The Production Company and toured nationally
with Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s The Peasant Prince – The True Story of
Mao’s Last Dancer (Dia/Teacher Xiao/Consul Zhang) to 38 venues. Previous to
this, Jonathan performed in London for several years where he appeared in the
West End production of It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman (Father Ling); the
critically acclaimed production of The Last Days of Limehouse (Stanley Lim) for
Yellow Earth Theatre; Turandot Reimagined (Madarin/Timur) for the New Theatre
Royal Portsmouth and Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival; and the immersive theatre
sensation, The Secret Island (Uncle Huat).
Previous Australian theatre credits include The King & I with The Production
Company; the National Tour of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
(Masahiro/Father); the NSW regional tour of Jungle Bungle (Oliver); and National
Tours of Futures, Face Values, Once Upon a Stage and Take Off for the Australian
Theatre of the Deaf. Jonathan originated the role of Nam Tram in Honey: A Play
with Music (Nam Tran), an adaptation of Bryce Courtney’s Smoky Joes Café,
which received the 2007 GLUG award for Best New Australian play. Other credits
include Dragon Ball for the 2013 Sydney Chinese New Year Festival; the
Australian premiere of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit Crab House: A Bloody
Musical (Marty/Vernon); host for The Wiggles Character Shows; Santa’s Kingdom
(Myron True Love); Seussical the Musical (Mayor of Whoville); A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero) and Flower Drum Song (Wang San).