Born in 1944 to Hungarian parents, Claude-Michel Schönberg began his career in France as a singer, writer and producer of pop songs.
In collaboration with Alain Boublil, he is the book co-writer and the composer of La Révolution Française, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre and The Pirate Queen. In 2008, his musical Marguerite, in collaboration with Alain Boublil, Michel Legrand and Herbert Kretzmer, opened at the Haymarket Theatre in London.
Schönberg has supervised overseas productions and co-produced several international cast albums of his shows. In 2001, he composed his first ballet score, Wuthering Heights, which was created by the Northern Ballet in 2002. His ballet Cleopatra, which opened in 2011, was his second collaboration with David Nixon and his seventh complete score. In 2012, Schönberg co-wrote the screenplay and reconceived the music for the Les Misérables musical movie.
His shows have won many awards over the years, most recently the WhatsonStage audience awards for Best West End Show and Best Musical Revival for the London production of Miss Saigon. Golden Globe winner, Oscar nominee and Grammy Award winner for his outstanding contribution to the creative community, Schönberg and Alain Boublil were honoured at a New York Pops gala concert in Carnegie Hall celebrating their 40-year collaboration.
Schönberg was appointed Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University and is now an Emeritus Fellow. He is an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music where he is a guest Professor. Schönberg married the English ballerina, Charlotte Talbot, in 2003. He is the father of one son and two daughters.
Director: Bad Cinderella (Broadway); Saving Grace (Riverside Studios); Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium, UK Tour, Australia, Canada); Chess (English National Opera); Unmasked (The Other Palace); Miss Saigon (Broadway, West End, US Tours, UK Tours, Australia, Japan and Korea); School of Rock (Broadway, West End, US Tour, Australia, China and Korea); Les Misérables (Broadway, US Tours, UK Tours, Australia, Japan, Korea and Spain); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK and Australian arena tour); The Phantom of the Opera (UK and US tours); Oliver! (UK tour).
He directed the 25th anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall and the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 Arena in London, both of which were simultaneously broadcast in cinemas worldwide and subsequently released on DVD.
DVD credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (world arena tour); The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert (Royal Albert Hall), Les Misérables (O2 Arena) and Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre).
Awards: Miss Saigon on Broadway (Tony nomination for Best Revival); Miss Saigon (UK – Manchester Evening News Award for Best Touring Musical, Korea – Best New Foreign Production and Best Ensemble in a Musical, and Australia – the Green Room Award for Best Director of a Musical) and Les Misérables (UK - Best Musical at the Manchester Evening News Awards).
BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: Ain’t Misbehavin’(1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards -- also Tony Award for Best Director); Fosse(1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as Ring of Fire, (2006). With composer David Shire: director/lyricist: Baby (1983, seven Tony nominations); lyricist: Big (1996, Tony nomination: Best Score; also Dominium Theatre London 2019). With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, co-lyricist: Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award, London 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co-lyricist: The Pirate Queen (2007). Director: The Story of My Life (2009). Director/co-lyricist: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance (1986 Tony Award for star, Bernadette Peters.)
OFF-BROADWAY: with David Shire: director/lyricist Starting Here, Starting Now (1977,Grammy nomination) and Closer Than Ever, (1989, two Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score; also Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Best Musical Revival 2013; and London Jermyn Street Theatre 2014). Director: Just Jim Dale, (Roundabout Theatre 2014, Vaudeville Theatre, London 2015).
REGIONAL: Lyricist/conceiver, Take Flight (Menier Chocolate Factory, London 2010; McCarter Theatre 2012); book and lyrics, Waterfall (2015, Pasadena Playhouse and Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre); Lyricist, new musical Sousatzka (2017, Toronto).
FILM: Screenplay, Miss Potter, (2007: Christopher Award, best screenplay.).Contributes cryptic crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine.
Son of well-known orchestra leader; Five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.
Bob began his professional career as a dancer and was in more than a dozen Broadway shows including West Side Story, Funny Girl and Henry, Sweet Henry.He then became an integral part of every Michael Bennett production for the next 20 years, working as Associate Choreographer and Assistant Director on productions including Promises, Promises, Coco, Company, Follies, Twigs, Seesaw and God’s Favorite. In 1976 he received his first Tony Award as co-choreographer of A Chorus Line and won his next Tony Award for co-choreographing Ballroom as well as serving as producer. He was also a lead producer on the original and national companies of Dreamgirls, the acclaimed musical which won six Tony Awards.He next choreographed the London premiere of Follies and then created the musical staging for Miss Saigon, both for producer Cameron Mackintosh.He did the musical staging for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard both in London and on Broadway, receiving his sixth Tony nomination.Next came the Boublil and Schönberg musical Martin Guerre in London for which he received the prestigious Olivier Award for Best Choreography. Bob also choreographed Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club starring Julie Andrews and then on Broadway starring Carol Burnett.Returning to London, he choreographed The Witches of Eastwick in the West End starring Ian McShane.He came back to Broadway where he directed the 2006 hit revival of A Chorus Line and starred in the documentary Every Little Step which followed the audition process of that production.He also directed the London revival of A Chorus Line at the Palladium in 2013 followed by productions at the Hollywood Bowl and New York’s City Center in 2018.In 2020, his memoir Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer’s Journey was published by University Press of Mississippi.
Alain Boublil is the author of the librettos and lyrics for the musicals La Révolution Française (celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year!), Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, and The Pirate Queen, all in collaboration with Claude-Michel Schönberg, as well as Marguerite with music by Michel Legrand. He also co-produced the original cast albums of all his shows. He co-wrote the screenplay of the Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film, Les Misérables. He is the author/lyricist of Abbacadabra, a fairy tale musical including ABBA classic songs, of the stage adaptation of the Demy/Legrand film, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort, as well as author of the musical play, Manhattan Parisienne, and the play, The Diary of Adam and Eve. He wrote a prize-winning French novel, Les dessous de soi.
His many awards include two Tonys, two Grammys, two Victoire de la Musique and a Molière Award for Les Misérables as well as an Evening Standard Drama Award for Miss Saigon, a Laurence Olivier Award for Martin Guerre and a New York Chapter Honors Grammy for his outstanding contribution to the creative community. Boublil and Schӧnberg’s 40 plus year collaboration was celebrated in May 2016 at Carnegie Hall as honourees of the New York Pops’ 33rd Birthday Gala. Alain devised and is the executive producer of the Do You Hear The People Sing? concerts, a symphonic promenade through Boublil and Schönberg musical history, which played sold out concerts in Melbourne Arts Centre and the Sydney Opera House last September/October. He is long married to singer, actress, director, Marie Zamora, the Paris Cosette, and is the father of four sons.
Geoffrey trained at the Bird College of Performing Arts. He has worked extensively in musical theatre as a performer and choreographer.
Geoff’s work includes musical staging for Les Misérables for the West End production at the Sondheim Theatre, the Broadway revival (Imperial Theatre, New York) which opened in Toronto, as well as the UK and Ireland national tour. Geoff has also worked on Les Misérables in Australia, Dubai, Manila, Japan, Korea and the USA national tour, as well as on Les Misérables The Staged Concert in London at both the Gielgud Theatre and Sondheim Theatre. Geoff’s other recent work includes Associate Choreographer for the revival of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward and Additional Choreography for the West End revival of Miss Saigon (Prince Edward), which transferred to Broadway (Landmark Theatre, New York).
Geoff has worked as Associate Choreographer on Mary Poppins since the original West End production and subsequently on Broadway, the USA and UK national tours, Holland, Australia, Tokyo, Mexico and in Brazil. He has worked as Associate Choreographer on Oliver! at The London Palladium, the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London, on the UK and USA national tours, Holland, Australia and Toronto, and as Additional Choreographer for productions of Miss Saigon in Vienna, Japan, Holland, Australia, Korea, Brazil and the UK tour.
Other Associate Choreography includes The Witches of Eastwick in the West End (Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Prince of Wales Theatre), as well as in in Australia, and Betty Blue Eyes (West End). Geoff was Assistant to Matthew Bourne for South Pacific at the National Theatre, as well as Dance Captain for Cats at New London Theatre and UK national tours, and Martin Guerre at Prince Edward Theatre in London.
Choreography includes The Witches of Eastwick (UK tour), Jack and the Beanstalk (Barbican), Encore! Mr Producer and Hey! Mr Producer (Jean Ann Ryan Productions USA), Blues in the Night, Little Shop of Horrors and A Doll’s House (West Yorkshire Playhouse).
Television Staging for Cameron Mackintosh productions include performances on Britain’s Got Talent, Blue Peter, the Royal Variety Performance, The Olivier Awards, BBC Children’s Party at the Palace, Children in Need, This Morning and I’d Do Anything
Michael Mahler is the Chicago-based composer/lyricist of An American Tail, My Little Pony: A New Generation, The Secret of My Success, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, October Sky, Miracle, Hero, and others. He served as premiere English lyricist for Boublil & Schönberg's La Revolution Française and contributed lyrics to Russell Watson's album Only One Man. Michael’s work is available through MTI, Broadway Licensing, and Dramatic Publishing.
William “Bill” Brohn, was one of musical theatre’s top orchestrators, who worked on dozens of West End and Broadway shows and won a Tony in 1998 for Ragtime, Bill collaborated 11 times over nearly 30 years as orchestrator for his favourite producer Cameron Mackintosh, from Miss Saigon in 1989 to the 2017 West End revival of Half a Sixpence.
Orchestrators determine the flavour of a musical’s score by assigning the instruments and deciding which ones the musicians will play and when.Bill recalled in in an essay in “The Alchemy of Theatre” (2006), that he cried when Claude-Michel Schönberg sang songs in French from Miss Saigon.
“That music is the reason for your existence at this moment, and the central focus for you is to help the composer say what he wants to say,”
Matt graduated from the Motley Theatre Design course in 1994 and spent the next decade working at the National Theatre in London, as a designer, associate and draughtsman. Matt left to work within commercial theatre, developing many large productions and also adapting them for tour. As part of a long working partnership with Cameron Mackintosh, Matt initially adapted the original versions of My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins and The Phantom of the Opera as well as co-designing the recent international productions of Miss Saigon. In 2009, he was invited to redesign Les Misérables for its 25th anniversary production as a UK tour. The success of the new staging has seen subsequent productions and tours across the world alongside presentations on Broadway and the new West End show at the Sondheim. Matt also designed the 25th anniversary concerts of Les Misérables at the O2 Arena and The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall as well as the recent Les Misérables concerts at the Gielgud and Sondheim theatres. Matt also designs a wide variety and scale of productions both in the UK and internationally with a long history of developing large scale musical theatre in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Totie has spent the last 25 years working on numerous stage designs for the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse, Theatre de Complicite, Glynedebourne, and London’s West End. She is a Senior Lecturer on the Design for Theatre and Live Performance course at Nottingham Trent University. She was nominated for the VC’s award for excellence in Professional Practice. Totie works to Theatre Green Book principles, to educate and promote sustainability in theatre making.
For Cameron Mackintosh Totie created stage designs for a UK tour of Oliver!, after productions in Ghent and Antwerp. Totie also created stage designs for a UK touring production of Miss Saigon in 2002 and has since toured Korea, Australia, Japan, Brazil and Utrecht in the Netherlands. For the 2014 return to the West End she collaborated with Matt Kinley Winning 2015 ‘What’s on Stage’ Best Set Design. In 2018 Matt and Totie launched Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre New York subsequently turning into a US tour, plus a production in Vienna during the pandemic.
Adrian studied design at the Slade School. He was house designer at London’s Mermaid Theatre 1964-1970, house designer at Leicester Phoenix and subsequently at the Haymarket 1971-1980. He designed many productions during this time, some of which transferred to the West End, including My Fair Lady, Cause Célèbre and Tomfoolery. He was house designer at the Old Vic 1980-1982, where his credits included The Merchant of Venice and The Relapse.
Adrian began working in Israel in 1968, designing productions for the Habimah, Cameri, Haifa and Jerusalem Theatres. His association with Sobol began with original productions of Weininger’s Night, Ghetto, Palestinian Girl, Adam, Jerusalem Syndrome and Nice Toni. This association led to his working in Germany and the USA. Many of these productions raised highly controversial issues, both political and social, such as the ‘great silence’ surrounding discussions of the Holocaust and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. From 2000 Adrian worked on designs for USA and UK tours of Miss Saigon and Oliver! for Cameron Mackintosh and his associates.
Internationally renowned costume designer Andy Neofitou’s highly acclaimed work for the Royal Shakespeare Company over many years led to her outstanding success with Les Miserables directed by Trevor Nunn and John Caird, and her beautifully researched and detailed costumes won her a coveted Tony Award Nomination on Broadway. Andy continued to work on the show since its ‘re-conception’ in 2009, the 25th Anniversary performance at London’s 02 Arena in 2010, and subsequent productions and tours in the UK, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe – all as the London production continues its record-breaking run in the West End. Her costumes for Miss Saigon first directed by NicholasHytner at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, have gone on to become another huge and continuing international hit.
Andy’s other costume designs in London and the West End include the highly successful Greasewhich began lifeat the Dominion Theatre, went on to the Piccadilly Theatre and a long running tour of the UK and Europe, Gone With The Windand The Baker’s Wife both directed by Trevor Nunn, The Far Pavilions, Timon Of Athens at the Young Vic with David Suchet in the title role, also directed by Trevor Nunn, Peter Pan at the Royal National Theatre directed by John Caird, and the arena production of Bizet’s opera Carmen at The Royal Albert Hall.
Among Andy’s many international credits are Nabucco directed by Elijah Moshinsky for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Miss Julie in Athens, the musical Jane Eyre directed by John Caird on Broadway - for which she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination - and Cameron Mackintosh’s revised version of Martin Guerre also in the United States.
Her designs for the Royal Shakespeare Company include The Changeling directed by Michael Attenborough, Bill Alexander’s production of The Merchant Of Venice with Antony Sher, and Fair Maid Of The West directed by Trevor Nunn which was the inaugural production at the Swan Theatre at Stratford and later transferred to the Mermaid Theatre in London.She designed the costumes for Hedda Gabler with Glenda Jackson at the Aldwych, in Canada and the USA; Once In A Lifetime at the Aldwych and the Piccadilly; Peter Pan which enjoyed three separate runs at the Barbican, and Nicholas Nickleby at Stratford and in the United States winning the Outer Circle Critics’ Award for Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design.
Among Andy’s film credits are Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead starring Richard Dreyfuss directed by the author Tom Stoppard, and Still Life with Roger Daltrey.
He has won a Green Room Award for Rusalka at the Sydney Opera House and three Knight of Illumination Awards for Björk’s Cornucopia, Sigur Rós; World Tour and Frankenstein at The National Theatre (also Olivier Award for Best Lighting). In 2020 he was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and an Olivier Award for Uncle Vanya at The Harold Pinter Theatre.
Credits include: All Sigur Rós World Tours 2012-2022; Pet Shop Boys: Dreamworld Tour (World Tour); Bad Cinderella (Broadway/West End); 51st National Day, 50th National Day, 49th National Day (UAE); Björk’s Cornucopia (World Tour); Billie Eilish at Steve Jobs Theatre; Gary Barlow’s A Different Stage (UK Tour); Lyssa (Royal Ballet); Holiday on Ice: A New Day (Arena Tour); Amadeus (Royal Danish Theatre); Apollo 11 (US Tour); Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Broadway/West End/US Tour/Hamburg/Utrecht/Stuttgart/Madrid/Australian Tour); Frankenstein, Stories, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, London Road, EGDBF, Timon of Athens (National Theatre); Miss Saigon (Japan/Broadway/West End/Tour); Uncle Vanya (West End).
Opera credits include: Salome (Houston Grand Opera); The Hours (Metropolitan Opera); Nabucco (Steinbruch Festival, Austria); Alcina (Glyndebourne Opera); Carmen (Bregenz Festival); Aida (Grand Théâtre de Genève); Otello, Don Giovanni, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); Il Trovatore (LA Opera); The Merry Widow (ENO); Akhnaten (ENO/LA Opera/Metropolitan Opera); Carmen (ENO/Den Norske Opera); Il Trovatore, Das Liebesverbot (Teatro Real, Madrid); Der Freischutz, Cunning Little Vixen, The Snow Queen (Royal Danish Opera); Rinaldo (Lyric Opera, Chicago); Salome (Palau de les Arts, Valencia).
Mick has designed the sound for numerous world premiere productions including: Saturday Night Fever (London, New York and worldwide), Bombay Dreams (London, New York), The Woman In White (London, New York), the largest ever production of The Phantom Of The Opera (Las Vegas), the critically acclaimed West End production of Evita (London, Broadway, Sydney Opera House and Australian tour), Zorro The Musical (London, Paris and worldwide), Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit productions of The Sound Of Music (London, Toronto, UK Tour, Asia, Australia) and Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London), Sister Act (London, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Berlin),the world premiere of Love Never Dies (London, Melbourne and Sydney, Tokyo, Hamburg, US Tour, UK Tour, China), Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz(London, Toronto, US Tour, Australia), the world premiere of Betty Blue Eyes (London), the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Celebration (02 Arena London), The Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary Celebration (Royal Albert Hall, London), Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of The Phantom Of The Opera (UK Tour, US Tour), the Broadway revival of Evita (New York, US Tour, Australia, China), Barnum (Chichester, UK Tour), Tim Rice’s From Here To Eternity (London), Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Miss Saigon (London, Tokyo, New York, Australia, UK Tour ,US Tour, Vienna and worldwide), Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock (New York, London, US Tour, Australia, China, UK Tour), Sunset Boulevard (English National Opera, London, New York),Cats Broadway revival (New York, US Tour), Half a Sixpence (Chichester, London), Carousel (English National Opera, London), The Phantom Of The Opera 30th Anniversary Celebration (New York), Chess (English National Opera, London), New International Tour The Phantom Of The Opera (Worldwide 2019), Man of La Mancha (English National Opera, London), The Light in The Piazza (Royal Festival Hall), Les Misérables The Staged Concert (Gielgud Theatre 2019 London, Sondheim Theatre 2020 & 2021 London), The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour 2020), reopening of The Phantom of the Opera (London 2021), reopening of Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre London 2021), School of Rock (UK Tour), reopening of The Phantom of the Opera ( Broadway 2021), Old Friends Stephen Sondheim Gala (Live at the Sondheim Theatre and live stream to The Prince Edward Theatre London), Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends Musical (London).
Mick created all new sound designs for The Phantom of The Opera (London, New York, worldwide) and all new sound designs for Les Misérables (New York, worldwide) and most recently at the newly named Sondheim Theatre London.
Theatre credits include: Aida (Circustheater, Netherlands); West Side Story (Broadway Theatre); The Starry Messenger, Everyone’s Talking About Jamie, The Moderate Soprano, Frozen (West End) Shipwreck, Oil (Almeida); 2071, The Nether (also West End), Linda, Girls & Boys (Royal Court); Miss Saigon (Austria, Japan, New York, UK Tour); The Lehman Triology (also West End & Broadway), Anthony and Cleopatra, Man and Superman, Ugly Lies the Bone, The Great Wave (National Theatre); Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, Talking Heads, A Christmas Carol, Alys Always, My Name is Lucy Barton (Bridge Theatre); Local Hero (Edinburgh Lyceum); Desire Under the Elms (Sheffield Crucible); Elegy for Young Lovers (Theatre an Der Wien); Half a Sixpence (Chichester); Mary Poppins (Tour); Hamlet, The Master and Margarita (Barbican); I Can’t Sing (Palladium).
Opera credits include: Boris Godunov (La Scala); Lucia di Lammermoor (Metropolitan Opera, LA Opera); Merry Widow (Bergen National Opera); Atlas (LA Philharmonic); Don Giovanni, Krol Roger (Royal Opera House); The Hobbit, The Cunning Little Vixen, Don Giovanni, Der Freischütz (Danish Royal Opera); Otello (Metropolitan Opera); Zeigeist (London Coliseum); Das Liebesverbot (Teatro Real Madrid); Tristan und Isolde (Aix-en-Provence); The Flying Dutchman (Finnish National Opera); West Side Story (Malmo Opera); Don Giovanni (Barcelona Opera, Houston Grand Opera); Marco Polo (Guangzhou Opera House); Madame Butterfly, Carmen (Bregenzer Festspiele); Porgy and Bess (National Opera Amsterdam, Metropolitan Opera).
Ballet credits include: Like Water for Chocolate (Royal Opera House, Costa Mesa, Metropolitan Opera); Malgorzata Dzierzon (Ballet Rambert); Connectome (Royal Ballet).
Other work includes: Magic Mike London (London Hippodrome); projections for Adele, Rihanna, Paris Fashion Week, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys, The Sessions, The Band, Olympic and Paralympic 2012 closing ceremonies, ‘Concert for Diana’ at Wembley Stadium, George Michael, Rolling Stones, Genesis, Darren Hayes, Elton John, U2, Muse and Nitin Sawhney.
Awards: Knight of Illumination awards for 2014, 2015 and 2016; BAFTA for The Cube; 2020 Drama Desk Award for West Side Story.
Theatre Includes: After the Act (New Diorama/Edinburgh Traverse); The Band’s Visit (Donmar Warehouse, London); Two Palestinians Go Dogging (Royal Court); La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, A Christmas Carol (Co-Design with Luke Halls, The Bridge); The Incident Room, Secret Life of Humans (New Diorama); The Writer (Almeida); Occupational Hazards (Hampstead Theatre); The Effect, Looking Through Glass (The Other Room); A Good Clean Heart (Wales Millennium Centre/tour).
Opera Includes: La Traviata (Paris Opera; Wiener Staatsoper); Silent City (Matera, Capital of Culture); Ariodante (Royal College of Music); Pelléas et Mélisande; The Tales of Hoffmann (English Touring Opera).
As Associate: Disney’s AIDA Musical (AFAS Circustheater; Scheveningen); Frameless Gallery (Marble Arch; London); The Poem Pavilion, UK, Expo 2020; Masterclass-Es Devlin; Forest of Us (SUPERBLUE, Miami); Talking Heads, Alys, Always, My Name Is Lucy Barton (Bridge Theatre); Den Glade Enke 2.0, Hobbitten (KGL, Copenhagen); Michael Kohlhaas (Schaubühne, Berlin); Mary Poppins; Frozen; Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End); The Lehman Trilogy (National Theatre/NY/West End), The Great Wave, Ugly Lies the Bone (National Theatre); Epic Iran, Alice: Curioser & Curioser, The Singing Tree (V&A Museum); The Band (Berlin/West End/Tour); Local Hero (Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh); Shipwreck (Almeida); Pelle Erobreren (Østre Gasværk Teater); Girls & Boys (Royal Court/New York); Desire Under The Elms (Sheffield Theatre).
Zakk is an Associate at Luke Halls Studio.
Nic studied at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London gaining a BA Honours in Theatre Sound. He started his career as a sound mixer, including CML’s My Fair Lady and Mary Poppins, Marguerite and Mamma Mia!. His association with Mick Potter started as the mixer on the 25th Anniversary Tour of Les Misérables and was involved in the 25th Anniversary Concert (O2 Arena, London). For Mick, he has mixed The Phantom of the Opera, The Wizard of Oz, Miss Saigon, Half A Sixpence, The Light in The Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall, and Sunset Boulevard, Carousel and Chess at the London Coliseum. Nic is Associate Designer for Mick Potter on Miss Saigon, with previous productions in Japan and Vienna. Also, for Mick, Nic is Associate Designer for Les Misérables worldwide including productions in London, Spain, South Korea, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo, São Paulo, Mexico City, US Tour, UK / European Tour and Holland & Belgium Tour; for The Phantom of the Opera worldwide including productions in London, New York, Sydney, Oberhausen, Stockholm, São Paulo, Copenhagen, World Tour, UK / Ireland Tour, South Korea and China; and for Sondheim’s Old Friends in London.
In 1992, Shelly graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Electronic Engineering, during which she commenced her now 32 year career in theatrical sound, initially as a Radio Mic Technician.With a background in classical singing, Shelly’s musical sensibilities lead her to mixing local and international productions such as Cats, Westside Story and Les Misérables regularly touring throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Shelly also spent time in London working for the highly reputable "Autograph Sound Recording" mixing on the Westend.
Since then, Shelly has been Sound Supervisor, Associate Designer or Sound Designer on numerous local and International Productions which include The Sound of Music (Australia), Miss Saigon (Manilla, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia/NZ, and World Tour) , Les Misérables(Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo & Mexico, Australia, NZ, Asia), Cats(South Africa, Beirut, World Tour, Korean Tent Tour), Oliver!(Sydney, USA Tour, Japan), The Witches of Eastwick (Australia), The Phantom of the Opera (Asia, South Africa, NZ, Australia), Sunset Boulevard (Australia), Billy Elliot (Australia), Love Never Dies (Australia, Japan), King Kong (Melbourne), Kinky Boots (Australia), Beautiful(Australia), School of Rock (Australia, China) and recently The Phantom of the Opera (Sydney Opera House, Melbourne). With a keen interest in the emotive aspects of sound, she completed, in 2021, a post graduate degree in Psychology, choosing Music Psychology as an elective.
Most recently, Shelly designed Opera Australia’s production of The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour, and is currently the Associate Sound Designer on the Australian Tour of Mary Poppins, and TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.Shelly is very excited to be working on this production of Miss Saigon.
Theatre, Opera and Ballet (as Lighting Designer) includes: Old Friends - Sondheim Concert (West End), Betty Blue Eyes (Pimlico Opera), Les Misérables All Star Staged Concert (West End), Rite of Spring – Seeta Patel Dance Company(UK Tour), Hairspray (Pimlico Opera), The Phantom of the Opera (West End & UK Tour – Associate Lighting Designer), Hamilton (West End – Associate Lighting Designer), Come From Away (Australia, West End and Dublin – Associate Lighting Designer), Wind in the Willows (West End), Crazy For You (Göteborg Opera), Our House (Pimlico Opera), Miss Saigon – Broadway/US Tour/Japanese Tour/UK Tour (as Associate Lighting Designer), Art (Old Vic – as Associate Lighting Designer), The Revengers Tragedy (Webber Douglas Studio), Rigolleto (Bucharest National Opera), Macbeth (Scottish Opera), Sister Act (Pimlico Opera), Fortunio (Grange Park Opera & Buxton Festival), The Lady from the Sea (Scottish Opera), The Magic Flute (Longborough Festival Opera), Sweet Charity, Les Misérables and West Side Story (Pimlico Opera), Tosca (Grange Park Opera at Nevill Holt), Noughts and Crosses (Royal Shakespeare Company), Orpheus (Ballet Black), The Lighthouse,La Scala di Seta, El Gato con Botas, Les Nuits d’été,Le Portrait de Manon, Bastien und Bastienne and Mozart and Salieri (Jette Parker Young Artists, Royal Opera House), Exposure Opera, Exposure Dance, Summer Collections, The Gentle Giant, Wind in the Willows (Linbury, ROH), Heart of Darkness (Opera Genesis, Linbury, ROH), In Good Company (Linbury, ROH, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Australian Ballet, National Ballet of Canada), Wonderlands, Joie de Vivre, Hooray for Hollywood, Broadway, Noitamina and Legends (Orchard Theatre), Antigone (RBC Studio), Phantasy (Rambert Dance), Studio Nights (English National Opera), Carousel (Opera North, Barbican & Paris – as Associate Lighting Designer), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Royal Scottish Conservatoire).
Warren trained in Lighting Design at Rose Bruford College.
Upcoming Productions include: Old Friends (West End), Hamilton (UK Tour – Associate Lighting Designer).
Hugh Hamilton has been Associate Lighting Designer on The Phantom of the Opera, A Christmas Carol, Hamilton, Jagged Little Pill, Come from Away, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys, My Fair Lady (Opera Australia), Wicked, The King and I, The Addams Family Musical, Legally Blonde, Rock of Ages and Guys and Dolls. Hugh has also designed, amongst others, Miracle City, Sideshow (Hayes), One Billion Beats (CAC), Ladies Day (Griffin), I am My Own Wife Tour (Oriel), Eora Crossing, On the Case (Legs On the Wall), HMS Pinafore (Bel Rosa Opera Company), Freefall (Sydney Dance Company), Del Del (Sydney Theatre Company), and Ursula (Brink Productions), as well as designing shows for dance companies, events and the site lighting for Opera Australia’s Turandot, Carmen and La Boheme. Internationally he has worked on The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Wicked, Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, and Mamma Mia!.
The foray back into the world of Miss Saigon follows from a 10-year history with the show in Korea, Australia and Brazil.
As an associate designer for Cameron Mackintosh, David has delivered The Phantom of the Opera at the Sydney Opera House, Miss Saigon in Vienna, Old Friends – the Stephen Sondheim Gala in the West End, Oliver! in Tokyo and The Phantom of the Opera and the Les Misérables Staged Concertin the West End, The Phantom of the Opera UK Tour and revived West End productions of Les Misérables and Hamilton, Miss Saigon in the West End and UK tour, Les Misérables as a UK Tour, US Tour, and in Tokyo, Mexico, São Paulo, Singapore, Manila, Seoul, Daegu and Half a Sixpence at Chichester Festival Theatre and the West End.
Other associate roles includeTwelve Angry Men at the Birmingham Rep and the West End, Annie and Man of la Mancha in São Paulo and Rio.
As an assistant, he has worked on over forty theatre productions including Barnum, Funny Girl, Chaplin The Musical, Noises Off, Sister Act, No Man’s Land and Oliver!
David’s recent designs include The Wild Party and City of Angels for the Royal Academy of Music, The Sound of Music at Teatro Renault São Paulo, and City of Arts Rio de Janeiro,This is the Hour (a showcase of Claude-Michel Schönberg’s songs) at Royal Academy of Music, Hardboiled, (nominated for an Offie Award for Best Design) David Copperfield, and Writer’s Block for The Watermill Theatre, Idiot-Syncracy, Bilbao, and Tame Game and City, for Bloom Dance, which have toured internationally.
Outside of theatre, David has designed a coffee shop within a Wren church in the City of London, and the restaurant Deli Ohio in Canton, Ohio and an immersive exhibition of robotics in medicine in London.
Lee is Associate Costume Designer for the 2023 re-imagined version of Wicked in Brazil for Instituto Artium de Cultura, the 2022 UK tour and Australian production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Michael Harrison Entertainment and TML Enterprises, the returning production of Miss Saigon in Tokyo and in Vienna in 2022, and the upcoming production in Australia.
As Costume Supervisor, Lee has most recently worked on Frank and Percy for Bill Kenwright, the 2021/22 UK Tour of Fatal Attraction for Smith & Brant Theatricals, the 2021/22 UK Tour of Rock of Ages for DLAP, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium for Michael Harrison Entertainment, the US Tour of Miss Saigon for Cameron Mackintosh and NETworks, the UK Tour of Miss Saigon for Cameron Mackintosh, the UK/Europe Tour of Rock of Ages for DLAP, and the UK/Europe Tour of Fame for Selladoor.
Other productions Lee has worked on include Miss Saigon in London for Cameron Mackintosh, Miss Saigon on Broadway for Foresight and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd, The Christmasaurus for Runaway Productions, Top Hat at Kilworth House, Grease for Royal Caribbean Cruises, Xanadu with David Ian, and various international productions of Les Misérables.
Outside of theatre, Lee has worked on films including Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, Master and Commander, The Far side of the World.
Theatre credits include: West Side Story (World Tour), The Phantom of the Opera (London, 25th Anniversary, UK Tour and International), Les Misérables (London, Staged Concert, USA Tour and International), Miss Saigon (London and International), Shrek (London and International), An American in Paris (London), King Lear (Chichester and London), Frozen: The Play (London), Lady Windermere’s Fan (London), The Book of Mormon (London), Hairspray (London), Gone with the Wind (London), Wicked (London), Lord of the Rings (London), Disney’s Aida (Germany), Cats (1st National Tour, Germany), Elisabeth (Germany) and Tabaluga and Lili (Germany).
Film work: Young Woman and the Sea, Spencer, Disney’s Maleficent, Disney’s Cinderella, Flawless and The Merchant of Venice.
Award: UK Theatre Trust Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wigs and Make-Up.
Michael is one of Australia’s emerging Technical Directors. Work experience ranges from large outdoor to touring spoken-word drama, commercial musicals, repertory opera and ballet. Recent credits include Amadeus (Sydney Opera House), A Christmas Carol (GWB Entertainment), An American in Paris (GWB Entertainment & Australian Ballet), Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment), West Side Story (Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment), Ernani (Opera Australia), Ladies in Black (Queensland Theatre).
Theresa's international theatre career spans more than two decades. As well as extensive work in the US, she has worked in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Most recently, she had the dual role of Resident Director and Dance Supervisor of the Abu Dhabi season of the International Tour of The Lion King (Michael Cassel Group). Other resident credits include Resident Dance Supervisor of the Australian and International Tours of The Lion King (Disney Theatrical and Michael Cassel Group, respectively). Theresa has staged countless media and press events for Disney Theatrical (The Lion King, Frozen).
As a performer she has appeared on some of the world's most prestigious stages including Radio City Music Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and The Kennedy Center, and has performed featured dance roles in Cats, Saturday Night Fever, South Pacific, and The Lion King on Broadway. Her television credits include The Emmy Awards and Dancing with The Stars. Theresa has had the privilege of performing the original choreography of dance greats: Jerome Robbins' West Side Story, Gillian Lynne's Cats, Garth Fagan's Lion King, and understands the responsibility of her role as resident to maintain the integrity of the original direction and choreography.
Theresa hails from Boston, Massachusetts, and is a child of the first wave of Vietnamese refugees seeking a new life in the United States. As a first generation Vietnamese-American, Miss Saigon holds a special place in Theresa's heart.
Laura Tipoki of Maori heritage was raised in a very musical family. Laura was Music Director of the Australian and New Zealand production of Hamilton and is Co-Supervisor for the International Tour.
Laura worked on Andrew Lloyd Weber’s School Of Rock, Wizard Of Oz with Anthony Warlow, My Fair Lady as Music Director for the return Sydney season, and Cameron Mackintosh’s Les Misérables International Tour and the Australian tour. Other credits include Wicked, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Love Never Dies, and Dr Zhivago, Mary Poppins and Chicago as keyboardist or Associate Music Director.
Laura was Music Director for her sister Patrice Tipoki’s debut album A Musical Heart. Laura was keyboardist on the Love Never Dies DVD recorded and filmed during the Melbourne season in 2012.
Laura is thrilled to make her conducting debut at the Sydney Opera House as Music Director for Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon. She dedicates this experience to her mother who gave her life, and her daughter who gives her life.
Guy Simpson has been working as a Conductor, Orchestrator, Musical Director and Musical Supervisor for almost 45 years.
He has been involved with Miss Saigon for 35 years - starting as the audition pianist in 1988 on the search for the original Kim for the London production. He then went on to become the Musical Director of the show in Australia in 1995 and again in 2007. He has also conducted or supervised productions in Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, Seoul, The Netherlands and Japan.
Guy’s work on The Phantom of the Opera began in Australia in 1990. He has conducted or supervised productions in Auckland, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Brazil, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing and Seoul.
Last year he conducted The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney Harbour and was Musical Supervisor of the show at the Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne for Opera Australia.
For Opera Australia he was Musical Director and Supervisor of Evita (starring Tina Arena), the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady (directed by Julie Andrews) and West Side Story (on the Sydney Harbour). He was Musical Supervisor of Cinderella.
He was recently Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator of a new production of Into The Woods at Belvoir St Theatre,Musical Director of Anna O’Byrne’s solo show Becoming Eliza and Do You Hear the People Sing - a concert of the music of Claude-Michel Schönberg.
Other international productions include Cats(Australia, New Zealand), Chicago (Australia, Hong Kong) and We Will Rock You - the QUEEN musical (Australia, Japan)
Other productions in Australia - Muriel’s Wedding, The Wizard of Oz, Dream Lover, Prima Donna (the opera by Rufus Wainwright), Passion, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (starring Geoffrey Rush), Love Never Dies (the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera), Les Misérables, Cabaret, Company, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Pirates of Penzance, Snoopy, Seesaw, Zorba, Oklahoma!, Funny Girl, Call me Madam, Mack and Mabel, The Music Man, They’re Playing our Song, Carousel, Camelot, Little Me, Follies, Promises Promises, Gypsy and Guys and Dolls.
As an orchestrator recent projects include the musicals Ladies in Black and Dream Lover
As a producer of cast recordings he has produced the albums of Muriel’s Wedding and Dream Lover for Sony and 2 cast recordings of The Phantom of the Opera in Korea.
Alfonso is an established freelance musical director and musical supervisor in the West End who is regularly invited by major orchestras in the UK and abroad.
As a freelance professional his work includes musical direction of music for film, television and games, (recent works include Jingle Jangle, Christmas Chronicles 2, Thunder Force, Halo, The Croods 2, Jurassic World: Dominion, Nightmare Alley…etc) musical theatre, symphonic, musical production... as well as composing for games, advertising and film.
Regular collaborations with BBCCO, ROSS, OBC, Bournemouth Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philarmonic, Halle Orchestra, Royal Northern Symphonia, London Concert Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Orquesta de la Ópera del Liceo,... etc
Amongst his recent projects as freelance conductor, Alfonso has appeared in Old Friends (Sondheim Theatre, London) with Petula Clark, Bernadette Peters, Damian Lewis Dame Judi Dench… etc, Disney’s Fantasialive in Seville with the ROSS and My Fair Lady (The Grange Festival and Liceu Theatre in Barcelona)
He is currently the Musical Supervisor for many Cameron Mackintosh's shows around the world as well as a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
As a composer, Alfonso has composed the music for the feature films Venus,andHéroes de Barrio, as well as jingles for Disney, Nickelodeon, advertising companies etc.His work in Film and TV includes the translation and direction of many Disney shows in Spanish (Tangled, Fancy Nancy, TOPS, Mira Royal Detective, Gigantosaurus, Phineas and Ferb, Spongbob Square pants… etc)
He started conducting professional shows at the age of 20 in Madrid, and since then he has conducted and supervised shows in Spain, United Kingdom, Japan, United Emirates, Germany, China, Brazil… etc.
Major credits in musical theatre include Les Misérables (MD/Supervisor, Spain, Brazil, Tokyo, London and Dubai), Miss Saigon (MD/Supervisor London and Tokyo), The Phantom of the Opera (MD/ Supervisor London and UK Tour), Mamma Mia! (Spain MD – International Asst. Musical Supervisor)
He conducted the 25th anniversary Gala of Miss Saigon (released on DVD worldwide), Les Misérables – The staged concert at the Gielgud Theatre in London (also released worldwide on video) and was co-supervisor for Les Misérables 30th Anniversary Gala.
He recorded an all Spanish classical music album with the BBCCO in January 2018 alongside soloists Juan Pérez and Magdalena Llamas and he conducted this orchestra again in August 2018 for “Friday night is music night”.
Awards include Best Musical director in Spain for Los Misérables and Best Musical director in the West End for Miss Saigon. (Broadway World Awards).
Associate Choreographer credits: Miss Saigon (UK/International Tour, Australia, Japan, Austria); Oliver! (Japan); Mary Poppins (London, UK/International Tour, Japan, Germany, Vienna and Australia)
Choreography credits: Cat – The Play!!! (Ambassadors Theatre); Beauty and the Beast (Oxford Playhouse); Bare (Greenwich Theatre); Steel Pier (Union Theatre – Off West End Theatre Award nomination for Best Choreography); Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Union Theatre – Off West End Theatre Award nomination for Best Choreography).
As a performer his West End credits include: The Pajama Game; Kiss Me Kate; Sweet Charity; We Will Rock You and Saturday Night Fever. His other performance credits include; Me & My Girl (Sheffield Crucible), Hello Dolly! (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Mary Poppins (UK Tour) and Chicago (International Tour).
Originally from South Africa, Jean-Pierre came to the UK to train at the Guildford School of Acting. Recent credits include directing Oliver! at the Orb Theatre in Tokyo and Osaka and a workshop of Lady M,a new musical currently in development. Prior to this, he co-directed Les Misérables: The Staged Concert which played at the Gielgud and then Sondheim Theatre in the West End; the production was streamed into cinemas worldwide, as well as being recorded and released on DVD. Other credits include directing Porgy and Bess for Grange Park Opera, The Dreamers at Abbey Rd studios, The UK and International tour of Miss Saigon (based on Laurence Connor’s production), Oliver! (Grange Park Opera), Barnum (UK Tour).
Associate Director credits include: Miss Saigon at the Raimund Theatre (Vienna), Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre and Japan), Miss Saigon (Japan), Half A Sixpence (Noel Coward Theatre and CFT), Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre), The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's Theatre) and The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall in celebration of its 25th Anniversary.
Prior to working as a director Jean-Pierre was an actor appearing in numerous productions both in the West End and on tour.
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