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Archive: Toby Schmitz

Date posted: 5 Sep 2018Author: STC Production: The Present

Toby Schmitz has appeared in numerous STC plays across almost two decades, exploring varied roles alongside some of Australia’s best-known actors. Here we look back at his work with STC...

 

THE GREAT MAN (2000)

Toby's first production with STC was alongside Genevieve Picot and Max Cullen in David Williamson's The Great Man in 2000, directed by Robyn Nevin. The production toured to Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)
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THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL (2000)

Toby returned the following year to play Charles Surface in The School for Scandal, directed by Judy Davis. (Photo: Tracey Schramm)
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HANGING MAN (2002)

In 2002, he played Robert opposite Tiriel Mora in Hanging Man, a play penned by Andrew Upton and directed by Robyn Nevin. (Photo: Heidrun Lohr)
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MAJOR BARBARA (2003)

Josephine Byrnes, John Gaden shared the stage with Toby in 2003 for a production of G. B. Shaw's Major Barbara. (Photo: Heidrun Lohr)
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SELF ESTEEM (2007)

In 2007, Toby played Chad in a cast that also included Russell Kiefel for the Brendan Cowell written and directed piece Self Esteem, which was staged as part of the Wharf 2Loud program. (Photo: Jimmy Pozarik)
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THE GREAT (2008)

Toby played the dual roles of Peter and Didi in the 2008 comedy The Great, written by Tony McNamara and also starring Nicholas Bell and Alan Dukes (both pictured), and Robin McLeavy. (Photo: Heidrun Lohr)
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RABBIT (2008)

Later that same year, Toby let his hair down alongside cast members including Alison Bell in Nina Raine's Rabbit, directed by Brendan Cowell. (Photo: Jon Love)
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TRAVESTIES (2009)

Blazey Best (pictured), Jonathan Biggins and William Zappa in the Richard Cottrell directed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties, in which he played a wonderfully wordy and absurd Tristan Tzara. (Photo: Heidrun Lohr)
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THE PRESENT 2018

In 2015 Toby returned to STC after six years to play the role of Nikolai in Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Chekhov’s The Present. Here he is pictured alongside Cate Blanchett. Toby also made his Broadway debut with The Present when it toured to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City in 2016/17. (Photo: Lisa Tomasetti)

 

The Beauty Queen of Leenane, 18 Nov- 21 Dec 2019, Roslyn Packer Theatre

The Real Thing, 9 Sep -26 Oct 2019, Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

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