David Shannon

David’s first professional break came at the age of 21 when he won a role in the touring production of LES MISÉRABLES in Dublin and Edinburgh. He has consisently worked in musical theatre and concerts since that time and has also written and recorded original songs. He is well-known for his appearances in iconic leading roles including The Phantom (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) and Jean Valijean (LES MISÉRABLES) in London’s West End. He was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2001 for creating the role of John in THE BEAUTIFUL GAME at the Cambridge Theatre.

He first appeared on screen in Roddy Doyle’s critically acclaimed comedy THE SNAPPER, directed by Stephen Frears (BBC Films). David also worked on two feature films, NOAH starring Russell Crowe and Ray Winstone (directed by Darren Aronofsky) with Paramount Pictures and 5 TO 7 directed by Primetime Emmy nominated Victor Levin, with Anton Yelchin and Frank Langella (Demarest Films). More recently David appeared in THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill at the Gate Theatre, Dublin. David will appear next year in Season 4 of Michael Hirst’s action/adventure series VIKINGS directed by Ciaran Donnolly for History Channel.

Recent stage work includes Paris in William Shakespeare’s ROMEO & JULIET directed by Wayne Jordan at the Gate Theatre and The Ghost Fancier in Marina Carr’s dark comedy BY THE BOG OF CATS directed by Selina Cartmell at the Abbey Theatre.