Darren Yap

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Darren Yap
Born (1967-08-23) 23 August 1967 (age 49)
Sydney, Australia
Education Newington College
UWS Theatre Nepean
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 1990 to present

Darren Robert Yap (born 23 August 1967) [1] is an Australian actor and director.[2]

Early life[edit]

Yap was born in Sydney and grew up in the suburb of Cabramatta. He was the third child of a Malaysian-born Sydney medical practitioner and his fourth-generation Australia-born Chinese wife. Yap was educated at Newington College (1980–85) [1] He is a graduate of the NIDA Director’s Course and UWS Theatre Nepean.[3]



Associate Director[edit]

  • CAIRO MISR PRESHOW CELEBRATIONS, World Events, Julie Brooks, Cairo 2016
  • KING KONG, LIVE ON STAGE, Global Creatures, World Premiere, 2013
  • MISS SAIGON, Cameron Mackintosh: Westend 2014, Tokyo, 2014
  • MISS SAIGON, Cameron Mackintosh: Japan 2012, Holland 2011, Korea 2010/2011
  • MAMMA MIA! 10th ANNIVERSARY AUSTRALIAN TOUR, Judy Craymer, Michael Coppell and Louise Withers and Associates
  • Miss Saigon tour for Cameron Mackintosh in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Manchester, Dublin and Edinburgh, 2007 & 2008
  • Closing Ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, 2000

Resident Director[edit]

Affiliate Director[edit]






Yap received a Green Room Award for Best Re-Staging by a Resident Artist for the world Premiere of The Boy from Oz.


  1. ^ a b Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp222
  2. ^ Stage Whispers – Interview
  3. ^ Black Bird Productions – Director
  4. ^ Seymour Centre Subscription Season 2009