Mitchell is the Artistic Director of State Theatre Company South Australia.
He holds four Helpmann Awards, four Sydney Theatre Awards, three Sydney Glug Awards and two Victorian Green Room Awards for his work as a director and performer over the last three decades.
Mitchell’s directing credits include the Sydney and Melbourne seasons of Violet (Blue Saint/Hayes Theatre), Spring Awakening (ATYP), Porgy and Bess, The Bernstein Songbook and Funny Girl (Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Candide (Sydney Opera House/Sydney Philharmonia), Marjorie Prime (Ensemble Theatre), Dead Cat Bounce (Griffin), An Act of God (Darlinghurst Theatre Company – co-director), Caroline, or Change (Hayes Theatre), Decameron 2.0 and Ripcord (State Theatre Company South Australia).
Performing highlights include Dance Nation, Unidentified Human Remains… (STCSA), Mr Burns: A Post-Electric Play (STCSA/Belvoir), Pinocchio, Rumpelstiltskin (Windmill/STCSA), The Government Inspector, Angels in America, Strange Interlude, A View from the Bridge, Dead Heart (Belvoir), Stones in his Pockets, The Venetian Twins (Queensland Theatre), The Merchant of Venice, Othello (Bell Shakespeare), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Arms and the Man, Romeo and Juliet, Mourning Becomes Electra, Tartuffe, Six Degrees of Separation (Sydney Theatre Company), Disgraced, Urinetown, Tomfoolery, Piaf (Melbourne Theatre Company), Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl, Woyzeck (Malthouse), South Pacific, The Mikado, Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera Australia), Biographica (Sydney Chamber Opera), Killing Time, My Vagabond Boat (Adelaide Cabaret Festival), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Sugar, The Producers, Little Me, Hair (The Production Company) and commercial productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. Film and TV credits include Stateless, Holding the Man, Gettin’ Square, The Bank, Strange Fits of Passion, Dark City, Stateless, Deep Water, Hiding, Janet King and Rake.
He is delighted to be making his debut with Pinchgut Opera on this production.
Mitchell Butel’s services are provided courtesy of State Theatre Company South Australia.
Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging.