Craig Baldwin was the first Australian to graduate from the prestigious acting program at The Juilliard School. He has gone on to act and direct extensively in New York and across the U.S. in Theatre, Film and Television. Craig currently serves as Artistic Associate at Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC, and as Producing Director of the Short New Play Festival at Red Bull Theater. As a director, Craig has worked with Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, 5th Avenue Theater, and many more. Recent productions include the Sydney premieres of Annie Baker's The Flick at Seymour Centre and The Aliens at the Old Fitz Theatre, Coriolanus for the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) ACA program, and the Australian Premiere of James Fritz's 4 Minutes 12 Seconds.
Craig is Associate Director on the pre-Broadway production of the musical The Secret Garden. Craig directed the world premiere of C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar) at 59E59, Coriolanus for the ACA program at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Columbinus at Marymount Manhattan College, Midsummer at Atlantic Theater School and a site-specific production of Antony & Cleopatra for Stonington Opera House Arts in Maine. Craig's direction of the premiere of The More Loving One by Cory Conley garnered the Best Overall Production of a Play award in the 2011 New York Fringe Festival. His own adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Persona was featured at HERE Arts Center, and his adaptation MacB**h has been workshopped at Classic Stage Company and at Lincoln Center Theater Directors' Lab. He has assisted directors Sam Gold, Ethan McSweeny, Ed Iskandar, Michael Kahn, Ron Daniels, David Armstrong, Brian Kulick, and more.
New York acting credits include: Twelfth Night for Shakespeare in the Park, with Jimmy Smits, Julia Stiles, Oliver Platt and Michael Stuhlbarg, Age of Iron, An Oresteia, The Tempest (with Mandy Patinkin), Richard III and Richard II, all for Classic Stage Company, The Field for Irish Repertory Theatre, Septimus and Clarissa for Ripetime, and many more. Craig has appeared with Two River Theater, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Connecticut Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and more. Screen credits include, Don Alonso in Don Juan, the title role in Charles Gilpatrick: Front Desk Clerk, and on television, "As the World Turns". Craig is the voice of the audiobooks Sweet Damage and A Fraction of the Whole and ESPN's coverage of The Australian Open.
In 2009, Craig was named an "artist of extraordinary ability" and made a permanent resident of the United States.