Cameron Mackintosh

in the role of

Producer

Cameron Mackintosh

in the role of

Producer

Cameron Mackintosh has produced the three longest-running musicals in history: Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and CATS. His acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon is now touring North America and the U.K. while his co-production with Disney of Mary Poppins returns to London’s West End in 2019. Cameron enjoys producing new versions of classic musicals such as Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Follies and most recently, his newly rewritten version of Half A Sixpence.  In 2013, in conjunction with Working Title Films and Universal, Cameron produced the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning film of Les Misérables.

He owns eight London theatres including the Victoria Palace which, after a spectacular refurbishment, is now home to the award-winning musical Hamilton, co-produced with Jeffrey Seller.  Cameron was knighted in 1996; recently was the first British producer to be elected to the Theater Hall of Fame; and is the recipient of the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Award. Music Theatre International, the world’s largest owner of secondary rights of many of the greatest musicals ever written, is now one of Cameron’s companies.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

in the role of

Composer, Book, Co-Orchestrator

Andrew Lloyd Webber

in the role of

Composer, Book, Co-Orchestrator

Composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera andSunset Boulevard.  His production of School of Rock is the first British musical to have world premiered on Broadway.

His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem which contains one of his best-known compositions, “Pie Jesu.”

He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997.

He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music.

His bestselling autobiography Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March 2018.

Charles Hart

in the role of

Lyrics

Charles Hart

in the role of

Lyrics

Charles Hart was born in London and educated in Maidenhead and Cambridge. He has written words for musicals (The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, The Kissing-Dance, The Dreaming), opera (The Vampyr, BBC TV) and miscellaneous songs, as well as both words and music for television (Watching, Split Ends, Granada TV) and radio (Love Songs, BBC Radio). His Two Studies for String Quartet were performed by the Sacconi Quartet in 2005 at London’s Purcell Room.

Charles Hart’s photographs have appeared on posters and in playbills, as well as publications ranging from Attitude to the Daily Telegraph, and in 2003 he was one of three photographers to feature in an exhibition organized by UNICEF to celebrate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. He lives and works in London.

Richard Stilgoe

in the role of

Book & Additional Lyrics

Richard Stilgoe

in the role of

Book & Additional Lyrics

Richard Stilgoe lives in Surrey (where he was born) and has five children and two grandchildren. He writes songs, runs the Orpheus Trust and is involved in music education – most recently the Stilgoe Family Concerts (Royal Festival Hall) and the National Foundation for Youth Music. He was brought up in Liverpool, and progressed through St Agnes Church Choir and the Cavern Club to the Cambridge Footlights. Singing his songs in pubs and clubs led to appearances on the Today programme in the 1960s, and thence to Nationwide and That’s Life, as well as several series of his own.

In the 1980s he was involved in the writing of Cats, Starlight Express and The Phantom of the Opera, which continue to play all over the world. Cats and Starlight Express were the longest and second-longest running shows in British theatre history. Schools perform his musicals Bodywork and Brilliant the Dinosaur and a new work, Exit Allan, was performed at the International Festival of Musicals at Cardiff in 2002. He has presented the Schools Proms since 1988, and passed his 200th appearance on Countdown.

In 1982, Richard and Peter Skellern appeared in the Royal Variety Performance. Standing star-struck in the wings watching Ethel Merman, they said, ‘We really ought to do something together’. Nothing happened until 1984, when the Lord’s Taverners brought them together for what has become an enduring part-time double act. They have toured the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, Rome and Stockholm. The year 2000 saw the first of several farewell tours, and an appearance together at the Royal Variety Performance.

In 1998, Richard founded the Orpheus Centre, which provides opportunities for disabled people to take part in the performing arts. Its students now appear all over the country, including the Royal Opera House, the Notting Hill Carnival and the Glastonbury Festival.

He has two Tony nominations, three Monte Carlo Prizes, a Prix Italia, an Honorary Doctorate and an O.B.E. He was recently President of the Lord’s Taverners. His hobbies are architecture, demolition (he owns a Komatsu P.C.120 digger), cricket, sailing and his family, none of whom told him he was going to be the subject of This is Your Life in 2001.

Laurence Connor

in the role of

Director

Laurence Connor

in the role of

Director

Theatre credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium), Chess (ENO West End), School of Rock (Broadway, West End, U.S. tour), Les Misérables (Broadway, West End, worldwide, U.S. tour), Miss Saigon (West End, U.S and U.K. tours, worldwide), Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K. arena tour, Australia), the entirely new stage production of The Phantom of the Opera (U.S., U.K. tours), Oliver! (U.K. tour). Concerts: The Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary (Royal Albert Hall, worldwide cinema streaming, DVD), Les Misérables 25th anniversary (O2 Arena, worldwide cinema streaming, DVD), Miss Saigon 25th anniversary (cinema release, DVD).

Awards include: Miss Saigon West End (Best Direction – WhatsOnStage, Broadway World awards), Miss Saigon Australia (Best Director of a Musical – Green Room Awards), Les Misérables Korea (Best Director of a Musical).

Scott Ambler

in the role of

Choreographer

Scott Ambler

in the role of

Choreographer

Scott Ambler (1960-2018) As a member of Matthew Bourne’s company since 1991, Scott created many roles including The Prince in Swan Lake. Choreography includes The Hostage (RSC); Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre (BBC); I Giganti della Montagne and La Calisto (Musica nel Chiostro – Batignano); Die Stein der Weisen (Garsington); Time and the Conways (National Theatre); Enron (Chichester/ RoyalCourt/ West End/Broadway); Sondheim’s Passion (Donmar Warehouse); Earthquakes in London (National Theatre/UK Tour); Lord of the Flies (New Adventures – Theatre Royal Glasgow); The Merchant of Venice (RSC); Decade (Headlong); The Phantom of the Opera (UK Tour); Chariots of Fire (Hampstead/Gielgud – Olivier Nominee); Richard II (BBC); Der Zigeunerbaron (Stadttheater Klagenfurt); This House (National Theatre); #AIWW (Hampstead); Candide (RSC); Wonderland (Hampstead); Oppenheimer (RSC/Vaudeville); The Wasp (Hampstead Downstairs/Trafalgar Studios); King John (Royal and Derngate/Shakespeare’s Globe); Pride and Prejudice (Shef eld Crucible); Medea (Almeida); Hapgood (Hampstead). Scott is an Associate Artist with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. In March 2018, Scott Ambler was honored with the permanent title of Founder Artistic Associate by Matthew Bourne and New Adventures.

Paul Brown

in the role of

Set Design

Paul Brown

in the role of

Set Design

Paul Brown (1960-2017) Born in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, Paul trained under Percy Harris, Motley design course. Theatre credits include: As You Desire Me, The Country Wife, The Sea, Marguerite (West End); The Tempest, Naked, Richard II, Coriolanus, King Lear, Platonov (Almeida); Emperor and Galilean, The False Servant, Oedipus (National Theatre); Hamlet (Tokyo); Giselle (La Scala). Opera credits include: Otello (Zurich); Aida (Bregenzer Festspiele); Die Gezeichneten (Teatro Massimo, Palermo); The Fairy Queen, Pelleas et Melisande, Lulu, The Turn of the Screw, Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Mitridate, re di Ponto, Falstaff, Tosca, I Masnadieri, The Midsummer Marriage (Royal Opera, Covent Garden); King Arthur (Chatelet); Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Moses und Aron (Metropolitan Opera, New York); Die Zauber öte (Salzburg); Peter Grimes, Parsifal (Paris Opera); Don Carlos (Sydney); Tristan und Isolde (Deutsche Oper, Berlin); Rigoletto (Madrid); Thais (Chicago); Katya Kabanova, Lucio Silla, The Tempest, The Marriage of Figaro (Santa Fe); L’incoronazione di Poppea (Bologna); La Traviata (Arena di Verona); Anna Bolena (Verona); Mephistopheles (Amsterdam); The Magic Flute (Bolshoi); Die Frau ohne Schatten, Elektra (Mariinsky, St Petersburg); He Had It Coming, Fidelio (Birmingham Opera Company); Tannhauser (San Francisco); Zemire et Azor, Tom Jones (Drottningholm Court Theatre); Vanessa (Los Angeles). Films include: Up at the Villa.

Maria Björnson®

in the role of

Costume Designer

Maria Björnson®

in the role of

Costume Designer

Maria Björnson® (1949-2002) designed extensively for theatre, opera and ballet. She received numerous awards for her The Phantom of the Opera designs, among them two Tony Awards, two Outer Critics’ Circle Awards and two Drama Critics’ Awards, all for Best Set and Costume. Other theatre credits include Aspects of Love, Follies, The Cherry Orchard, Measure for Measure, The Blue Angel, Camille, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Way of the World, Plenty, Phèdre, Britannicus, The Lulu Plays, Creditors, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Lonely Road and The Cherry Orchard. Opera work includes productions at The Royal Opera House, La Scala, Bastille Opera, Teatro Verdi Maggio Musicale Florence, Teatro Carlo Felice, Batignano, Glyndebourne, Geneva, English National Opera, Netherlands Opera, Opera North, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera.

Additional awards include the Silver Medal for the Janacek Competition Prazké Quadriennale (1983); the Observer’s Experts’ Expert, The Designers’ Designer, in recognition of her contribution to theatre design (1990); and the 19th Franco Abbiato Prize (1999).

At the time of her death, Maria had completed designs for The Trojans (The Met), The Little Prince (Houston Grand Opera) and the set designs for Il Trovatore (Paris Opera), all three directed by Francesca Zambello.

®MARIA BJORNSON is a registered trade mark of the Prodan Romanian Cultural Foundation and is used under license.

Paule Constable

in the role of

Lighting Designer

Paule Constable

in the role of

Lighting Designer

Recently: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan and Peter and Alice for the Michael Grandage Company; The Light Princess for the National Theatre; the new production of Les Mis. She has received Olivier Awards for His Dark Materials (NT, 2005), Don Carlos (West End, 2006), The Chalk Garden (Donmar, 2009) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night in 2013 plus the 2011 Tony® Award for Best Lighting for War Horse on Broadway and an LA Critics Circle Award 2011 for Les Mis and in 2013 for War Horse. Her opera designs have been seen all over the world; recently Figaro, Die Meistersinger and Billy Budd (Glyndebourne); Medea (ENO) and Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni, Satyagraha and at the Metropolitan Opera. Dance: Sleeping Beauty and Dorian Gray for Matthew Bourne.

Mick Potter

in the role of

Sound Design

Mick Potter

in the role of

Sound Design

BA Honours degree in Creative Design at the Central School of Art and Design London.

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 Phantom Of The Opera (Las Vegas), the critically acclaimed West End production of Evita (London), Zorro The Musical (London, Paris and worldwide), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit productions of The Sound Of Music (London, Toronto, UK Tour) and Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London), Sister Act (London, Hamburg, and worldwide), Les Misérables International 25th Anniversary Production (London, New York, UK Tour, USA Tour, Japan, Australia), the world premiere of Love Never Dies (London, Australia, Japan), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz (London, Toronto, US Tour), Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Miss Saigon (London, Tokyo and worldwide), Betty Blue Eyes (London), the Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Celebration at the 02 Arena (London), The Phantom Of The Opera 25th Anniversary Celebration at the 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), Barnum (Chichester, UK Tour), From Here To Eternity (London).

Mick has created all new sound designs for the current London and New York productions of The Phantom Of The Opera and Les Misérables, as well as the current London production of Miss Saigon.

Awards include the 2005 Olivier Award in the UK for Best Sound Design for the London Production of The Woman In White, the 2006 Parnelli Sound Designer Of The Year Award in the USA for The Phantom Of The Opera in Las Vegas and the 2011 Green Room Award in Australia for Best Sound Design for Love Never Dies.

Christine Rowland

in the role of

Costume Coordinator for the late Maria Björnson

Christine Rowland

in the role of

Costume Coordinator for the late Maria Björnson

Has worked in both subsidized and commercial theatre. She was resident costume supervisor at the National Theatre for several years and was head of costume at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Work for Cameron Mackintosh includes: Carousel (London, New York, Japan); Oliver! (London, Toronto, Sydney); The Witches of Eastwick (London, Melbourne); My Fair Lady (London, US Tour) and Mary Poppins (London, New York). Other musicals include: The Secret Garden (RSC, London); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, New York) and Gypsy (New York).

Nina Dunn

in the role of

Video & Projection Design, for Knifedge

Nina Dunn

in the role of

Video & Projection Design, for Knifedge

Recent projects for theatre and opera include: Aida (Royal Albert Hall); Backbeat (Duke of York’s Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mariinsky Theatre); Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre); Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra; The Armstrong and Miller Live UK comedy tour and Katy Brand’s UK comedy tour (Mick Perrin); and this production of Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten (Mariinsky Theatre) that won Golden Mask Awards for Best Opera Production and Best Design. Recent live events include: Wella’s ITVA Awards and trend catwalk show in Paris; illuminations at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, for the new St John’s Bible launch; projection design for the opening ceremony of the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha; and a courtyard installation for Hermes in the Musee de la Chasse in Paris. Forthcoming projects include: The Flying Dutchman (ENO) and La Boheme (WNO).

Paul Kieve

in the role of

Illusion Consultant

Paul Kieve

in the role of

Illusion Consultant

West End includes: Ghost – the Musical (and Broadway), Matilda, Zorro, The Tempest, The Lord of the Rings, Our House, The Witches of Eastwick, Scrooge, The Witches, The Woman in White. RSC: The Winter’s Tale, The Cherry Orchard, The Tempest (Sam Mendes). National Theatre: Theatre of Blood, La Grande Magia, Mrs Afeck, Her Naked Skin. Opera: L’Heure Espagnole (ROH); Das Rheingold (Strasbourg); Macbeth (Hamburg). Ballet: Alice in Wonderland (Royal Ballet & ENB); Aladdin (Scottish Ballet). Arena tours: Holiday on Ice, Batman Live. TV: “Cranford,” “I’d Do Anything,” BBC’s “History of Magic,” “Heroes of Magic.” Film: Hugo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Book: Hocus Pocus (Bloomsbury).

Received British Magical Society Award for outstanding contribution to magic and is a gold star member of the Inner Magic Circle. stageillusion.com

David Cullen

in the role of

Orchestrations

David Cullen

in the role of

Orchestrations

Theatre: David Cullen has worked mainly as an orchestrator of musicals, most notably those of Andrew Lloyd Webber – Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Whistle Down the Wind and The Beautiful Game. Other musicals which he has orchestrated include Abbacadabra, Jeeves, Shogun the Musical (in New York), Children of Eden, Edna – The Spectacle, Stepping Out and three London revivals – Can-Can, The Baker’s Wife and Carmen Jones.

Records which he has arranged include the America album by the King’s Singers, Christmas with Kiri by Kiri Te Kanawa and I Am What I Am by Shirley Bassey. He both arranged and produced the albums Music of the Night for Cantabile and Lloyd Webber Plays Lloyd Webber for Julian Lloyd Webber.

Film and television: Jesus Christ Superstar (Really Useful Films). David has orchestrated much film and television music for Carl Davis – Show People, The Crowd, The Thief of Baghdad, Our Hospitality and Champions. He provided the orchestrations for the Disney productions of Cinderella and Geppetto. He has contributed original themes and incidental music to three television series – The Bretts, Relative Strangers and Surgical Spirit.

Awards: He won the New York Drama Desk Award for his orchestrations of The Phantom of the Opera and was nominated again the following year for Aspects of Love. David lives in East Sussex with his wife Jessie and children Poppy and Richard.

Matthew Bourne

in the role of

Production Overseen By

Matthew Bourne

in the role of

Production Overseen By

Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful Choreographer/ Director. He is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production (Swan Lake), a five time Olivier Award winner and the only British director to have won the Tony® Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical. He has been Artistic Director of New Adventures (formally Adventures in Motion Pictures) since 1987. During this time, Bourne has created new audiences for dance with groundbreaking work both at home and internationally, including Nutcracker!, Highland Fling, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Car Man, Play Without Words, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray and Sleeping Beauty. Bourne choreographed several major revivals of classic musicals including Cameron Mackintosh’s productions of Oliver! (1994 and 2009), My Fair Lady (2002). In 2004, Bourne co-directed (with Richard Eyre) and choreographed (with Stephen Mear) the West End and Broadway musical, Mary Poppins.

Really Useful Theatre Co.

in the role of

Producer

Really Useful Theatre Co.

in the role of

Producer

The Really Useful group is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre producing and rights licensing company and controls the theatrical rights for all of Andrew’s works, including The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and School of Rock. The Really Useful Group reached over 20 million people across the globe last year from live theatre and concert audiences, cinemagoers, television viewers and music fans, to social media and art lovers.

2017 sees The Really Useful Group continue to work across film, television and theatre as it produces and develops new projects and partnerships worldwide alongside its ongoing work in education, amateur licensing and music publishing.

Seth Sklar-Heyn

in the role of

Associate Director

Seth Sklar-Heyn

in the role of

Associate Director

Broadway: Miss Saigon, Les Misérables (Executive Producer); The Phantom of the Opera (Production Supervisor); Miss Saigon, Evita, A Little Night Music, Finian’s Rainbow, Good Vibrations (Associate Director); Mary Stuart, Rock’n’Roll, Frost/Nixon (Assistant Director); The Coast of Utopia (Assistant to the Director). National Tour: Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera (Executive Producer and Associate Director); Billy Elliot (Resident Director). Seth directed the national tours of Frost/Nixon and Evita (2012 revival). Seth serves as Executive Producer for Cameron Mackintosh Inc. in NY. Graduate of Vassar College.

Nina Goldman

in the role of

Associate Choreographer

Nina Goldman

in the role of

Associate Choreographer

Broadway: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Contact, Swan Lake, The Red Shoes, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Belle Epoque, The Dybbuk, Bloomergirl. Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands, The Car Man. Regional: The Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), The Shape She Makes (ART). Royal Opera House, Great Lakes Theater Festival, National Ballet of Canada, Feld Ballets, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Film/TV: Swan Lake 3D, The Metamorphosis, Fame. Sarah Lawrence faculty. Hunter College Arnhold Dance Education Graduate student.