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Sean

About
Sean

Sean began his stage and screen career at the tender age of 4 on  RTE 1 as a Care Bear and went on to train at the Royal College of Music, Royale School of Dance, Trinity College Dublin (B. Mus) and Voice College London. Having toured the United States with Artane Boys Band - where he played in Carnegie Hall and in the White House for President Bill Clinton, Sean also appeared as a solo trombone player with many orchestras and bands throughout Ireland and the UK.

 

Sean is now the  proud Director and owner of Sean Gilligan Performing Arts (formerly F.A.C.T)- known for their  exceptional performances in every major venue throughout Dublin and  Ireland,

 

Sean is also the creative director of  Sparkle Costume Hire -  one of Ireland's leading Costume Companies, as well as Musical Director for one of the most popular and in demand choirs in the country -  The Halleluia Gospel Choir.

 

He has also worked with and performed alongside artists such as Westlife, Gary Barlow, Josh Groban, Jacinta Whyte, John Owen Jones, Niamh Kavanagh, Mary Byrne, Celtic Woman, Jake Carter, Paul Ryder, Rory Cowan, Mickey-Joe Harte, Paul Brady, Rob Murphy,  Mary Black, Hot Chocolate and many others in concert, both as vocalist and pianist. 

 

Sean's multi award-winning directing, choreography and design credits include musical theatre productions such as Jesus Christ Superstar, CATS, Phantom of the Opera,  Les Miserables, Grease, Legally Blonde, Evita,  Aladdin, The Little  Mermaid and West Side Story, as well as The Snowman at Bord Gais Energy Theatre.  From these and others, he has been the recipient of many awards for both his performance and production ranging from Best Director, Best Visual, Best Choreography and Best Over-All Show at the National AIMS awards. 

Sean has been directing his own pantomimes, for Dublin Panto, since 2012  with Cinderella, Snow White and Robin Hood in Clontarf Castle, followed by Cinderella and Beauty & the Beast in the Hilton Dublin Airport Hotel  and in 2019,  brought panto home to Grange Woodbine - after 25 years -   with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Sean also has directed the Cheerios Pantomime for many years, initially at the Tivoli theatre and  recently in the Pantodome.

As a performer, he has appeared in countless venues across Ireland and the UK and has played roles such as Riff (West Side Story), Gaston (Beauty & The Beast),  Lion (Wizard of Oz), and Danny (Grease), with regular tv and radio appearances also.

AWARDS

AIMS

BEST VISUAL 

BEST OVERALL SHOW 3rd PLACE 

UCD Community Musical

BEST VISUAL - FOLLIES - Costume Design

The O'Connell Musical Society

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST VISUAL

BEST OVERALL SHOW 3rd PLACE

SGPA Phantom of the Opera

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

SGPA Cats

SPECIAL ADJUDICATORS AWARD

SGPA Jesus Christ Superstar

REVIEWS

Everything in Gilligan's production is in perfect balance' - The Irish Independentt

Under the direction of Sean Gilligan, the pace rarely flags' - The Irish Times

like being slapped in the face by a giant rainbow' - The Irish Times

CREATIVE DIRECTION

From Live Events to Theatrical Productions,  drawing on over 20 years of experience.

 

ucd Community musical

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Direction, Choreography & Design

cheerios panto

Direction & Costumes

2013-2019

dublin

panto

Concept, Direction, Musical Direction & Costume

HILTON CABARET SPECTACLE

Concept, Direction, Choreography & Design

2010-2020

conrad 50th birthday

DIRTY DANCING EXPERIENCE

Direction & Choreography

Musicals

DIRECTION CREDITS INCLUDE:

Les Miserables

We Will Rock You

Phantom Of the Opera

Beauty and the Beast

Cats

Evita

Wizard of Oz

The Producers

Oliver!

Legally Blonde

West Side Story

Jesus Christ Superstar

Hairspray

Grease

High School Musical

Fame

Copacabana

Footloose

Back to the 80s

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

 

MUSIC DIRECTION

From Live Events to Theatrical Productions,  drawing on over 20 years of experience.

Music Direction

 

CHOIR DIRECTION

A NIGHT WITH WESTLIFE 3 ARENA - Musical Director Steve Anderson

THE MAGICAL WEST END feat. JACINTA WHYTE -  National Concert Hall

WESTLIFE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - RTE LATE LATE SHOW

JOSH GROABN LIVE AT 3ARENA

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER TRIBUTE - National Concert Hall

JOE DUFFY CHRISTMAS EVE SPECIAL LIVE FROM GRAFTON STREET - 2020 to PRESENT

CHEERIOS CHILDLINE CONCERT - 2015

GARY BARLOW - THE WATERFRONT BELFAST - 2015

MUSICALS

Les Miserables

Jesus Christ Superstar

The Wiz

Oliver

Peter Pan

Annie

Footloose

Copcabana

We Will Rock You

The Wizard of Oz

A Slice of Saturday Night

Evita

Aladdin

Beauty and the Beast

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

In Rehearsal

 

DANCE

Choreography

Over 20 years of experience specializing in:

 

Commercial Jazz

 

Musical Theatre 

 

Tap

Musical Staging

Large-scale events

Children's Theatre

Conceptual Development

credits

EVENTS

DIRTY DANCING EXPERIENCE - Conrad Hilton Hotel

SNOWMAN CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - Bord Gais Energy Theatre

HILTON CABARET SPECTACLES - HIilton Hotel Northern Cross

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT - Rough Magic Theatre Company

BRING IT ON - Late Late Show

MUSICALS

WEST SIDE STORY

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

EVITA

THE PRODUCERS

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

THE LITTLE MERMAID

FOOTLOOSE

COPACABANA

CATS

LEGALLY BLONDE

GREASE

FAME

ALADDIN 

ANNIE

PETER PAN

WIZARD OF OZ

THE WIZ

HAIRPSPRAY

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL

BACK TO THE 80s

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

VISUALS

 

Visuals

Stage & Costume Design

EVENT AND PRODUCTION DESIGN CREDITS

HILTON CABARET SPECTACLE

DUBLIN PANTO

CHEERIOS PANTOMIME

MUSICALS

ALADDIN

CATS

WEST SIDE STORY

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

LES MISERABLES

HAIRSPRAY

OLIVER

FOLLIES

EVITA

WE WILL ROCK YOU

GREASE

LEGALLY BLONDE

PERFORMER

 

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