A company member of the HKRep since 2001, Lau Shau Ching now holds the position of director/actor. He has played the role of Alma Winemiller in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Bobby in I Have a Date with Autumn, An Dehai in The Emperor, his Mom, a Eunuch and a Man, Lai Laosi in Hu Xueyan, my Dear, Wang Debao in A Dream Like a Dream. His recent performances include The Good Person of Szechwan – The Musical, The Great Pretender – a musical [Preview], La Cage aux Folles, Scrooge – the Musical, Field of Dreams 2017 LIVE+, 1894 Hong Kong Plague and Hello, Dolly! – the musical. To date, he has appeared in more than a hundred performances of The Last Supper, which bears testament to his subtle and refined stage presence. In 2015, Lau debuted as director in the HKRep Black Box production of ALONE. In 2019, he directed another Black Box production of The Ward. This year, Lau directed The Last Supper (Putonghua Version) touring Mainland China, promoting Hong Kong’s local theatre culture across the border .
Lau has also performed as guest artist with other companies: in Peacock Man & Durian Woman (2010) and Avenue Q (2013) for Windmill Grass Theatre, and Show Flat presented by the 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival.
Lau is a frequent winner at the Hong Kong Drama Awards. Among his accolades are Best Supporting Actor (Comedy/Farce) for Drama Gallery’s The Mannequin (2002), Best Supporting Actor (Tragedy/Drama) for Departure 00:00 (2004) and Best Actor (Tragedy/Drama) for Field of Dreams (2009). His performance in The Last Supper won him Best Actor at the 4th Hong Kong Theatre Libre; he was also nominated for Best Actor (Tragedy/Drama) at the 21st Hong Kong Drama Awards for this role; he received Best Supporting Actor at the 2018 Hong Kong Drama Awards for his performance in The Homecoming and at the 2nd Chinese Theatre Awards for his performance in Hu Xueyan, my Dear (2018). In 2020, Lau received Best Supporting Actor (Comedy/Farce) at the 29th Hong Kong Drama Awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles.
Lau is a graduate of the School of Drama, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in acting.