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Shawn Knight

Shawn Knight is a professional Equity actor living in Nashville, TN, where he has taught and performed for seven seasons. Shawn’s Equity acting credits include portraying such memorable characters as Mozart in Amadeus, Horton the Elephant in Seussical, Stephano in The Tempest, and Wilbur in Charlotte’s Web, and the title role in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Nashville Children’s Theatre, ranked by Time magazine as one of the top five theatres for children in the United States. As a performer, he has been seen on stage at the Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Walla Walla, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, the Nashville Children’s Theatre, the Kentucky Repertory Theatre, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, and dozens of other venues. Before settling in Nashville, he performed, taught, and directed youth at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, a recipient of a Tony Award® for Outstanding Regional Theatre. As a playwright, Shawn was a 2011 playwright-in-residence with the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, where he completed the play Henson under the mentorship of John Patrick Shanley. Shawn has written and performed three one-man shows (about George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin), as well as several interactive murder-mysteries, in which audience members participate in the theatrics. Shawn holds an MA in English from Auburn University and an MFA in Theatre from the University of Louisville and teaches frequently for the Nashville Children’s Theatre and Cla

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