Star Alumni

Erwin Shah Ismail


Actor, Voice-over Artist, Musician
BA(Hons) Acting, Class of 2011

Previously a computer network engineer, Erwin has now established himself as a trilingual actor, singer and musician. To date, he has been nominated twice for Best Supporting Actor at the Life! Theatre Awards. Grateful to have received opportunities abroad, he has performed in countries like Malaysia, Philippines, Scotland and Peru.

Notable stage credits include Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet (W!ld Rice), Montano in Othello (SRT), Najip Ali in National Broadway Company (TheatreWorks), Georg in Spring Awakening (Pangdemonium!), Jeremiah in Boom (Sight Lines), Woman Police Constable in Square Moon (Function 8), Xiao Song in 天冷就回来 (The Theatre Practice), an unnamed inmate in Edith Podesta's Dark Room x8 and more recently, Hanis in Mosaic (Take Off) for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.

He also enjoys performing for children and has done several shows with SRT's The Little Company, Players Theatre and I Theatre. An avid ukulele player, he has successfully incorporated the instrument into children's musicals with the support of Ukulele Movement.

His television credits include Hilmi on Interns (Mediacorp Suria), voice of Shuhaimi on Heartland Hubby (Mediacorp Ch5), narrator on Every Singaporean Son (Nat Geo) and Rico on The Kitchen Musical (AXN) which was nominated Best Drama Series at the 2012 International Emmy Awards.

Image credit: Jon Cancio