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Bev Shean is one of Australia's most versatile artists and has performed for many years throughout the country with a vast range of roles in her repertoire. A native of Sydney, Miss Shean has resided and worked from Brisbane for a number of years and she has been a principal artist in musical theatre, opera, theatre, music hall, the concert platform and television.
She has been a principal with the Queensland Theatre Company, Lyric Opera of Queensland, Brisbane Light Opera Company, Victoria State Opera, State Opera of South Australia, Opera A.C.T., and as a guest artist with the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Highlights of her career have included performances in two Australian premieres. One was her highly acclaimed and compelling portrayal of Nellie Lovett in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd for Opera A.C.T., Canberra. The other was as the Fortune Teller in The Fiery Angel for the State Opera of South Australia.

Among Bev's many successful roles are Connie in Dinkum Assorted, Miss Hannigan in Annie, the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe, Berta in The Barber of Seville, Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, Frauline Schneider in Cabaret, the Duchess in The Gondoliers, and Filipyevna in Eugene Onegin, for which she was nominated for a Green Room Award.
For the Queensland Performing Arts Trust she has appeared as Gladys Moncrieff in My Life Is Love and more recently played the role of the Old Lady in the concert version of Bernstein's Candide for the 1995 Brisbane Biennial.

Bev has appeared as Katisha in the Essgee Australian and New Zealand productions of The Mikado and as Ruth in Essgee's New Zealand production of The Pirates. Most recently she has again played the role of Miss Hannigan in Annie for season in Perth as well as playing in ShowBoat in Sydney. Bev now lives happily and is semi-retired in Victor Harbour South Australia.