Stuart Hendricks

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Find Stuart at the Festival

We are absolutely thrilled to have Stuart join us at this years Australian Musical Theatre Festival!

With a diverse background in music, education and business, Stuart brings a unique passion and dedication to the theatre community, stemming from a deep appreciation of and long-standing involvement in the industry.


Stuart completed a Bachelor of Music Education at The University of Melbourne and spent the following years applying his expertise to music, teaching and theatre. After gaining further qualifications in Arts Management and Business, Stuart joined Hal Leonard Australia in 2001 to establish their theatrical rights division. Over the last 20 years, Stuart has overseen the expansion of Hal Leonard Australia’s Licensing and Hire Department, which represents a number of major agencies including Dramatists Play Service Inc and Boosey and Hawkes Ltd.


In 2015, Stuart took on the role of Managing Director and established Music Theatre International, Australasia – the local representative for an extensive catalogue includes legendary shows ranging from GUYS AND DOLLS, WEST SIDE STORY and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, to modern classics like HAIRSPRAY, LES MISERABLES, MATILDA and MAMMA MIA!


The Junior Theatre Festivals are now the world's largest events exclusively dedicated to celebrating young people and student-driven musical theatre through the Broadway Jr Collection. In 2016, Stuart in collaboration with OzTheatrics and iTheatrics NYC presented the first annual Australian Junior Theatre Festival in Newcastle, Australia. The following year, MTIA went on to partner with the AMICI Trust in New Zealand, expanding the Junior Theatre Festivals in Australasia.