Craig Baldwin was the first Australian to graduate from the prestigious theatre program at The Juilliard School. He has gone on to direct and act extensively across the U.S. and internationally. 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.
Recently, Craig directed Hamlet for Shakespeare Theater Company in DC, featuring Michael Urie. He also helmed the Sydney premiere of Annie Baker's The Flick at Seymour Centre, garnering 7 Sydney Theatre Award nominations, including Best Director. Other recent productions include both Macbeth and Coriolanus for the Shakespeare Theatre Company ACA program, and the Australian Premieres of Annie Baker's The Aliens and James Fritz's 4 Minutes 12 Seconds. Craig was Associate Director on The Secret Garden during its "pre-Broadway" run at 5th Avenue, TUTS, and Shakespeare Theatre Company, and directed the world premiere of C.O.A.L. (confessions of a liar) at 59E59. 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 International Fringe Festival. He has worked with Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, and more, and assisted directors Sam Gold, Ethan McSweeny, Ed Iskandar, Michael Kahn, David Muse, and more.
As an actor, Craig appeared in Twelfth Night for Shakespeare in the Park, with Jimmy Smits, Julia Stiles, 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, at theaters including Two River Theater, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Reduced Shakespeare Company, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and more. Craig is also the voice of the audiobooks Sweet Damage and A Fraction of the Whole and ESPN's coverage of The Australian Open.
Craig was named an "artist of extraordinary ability" and made a permanent resident of the US.