Harold Prince

in the role of

Director

Harold Prince

in the role of

Director

HAROLD PRINCE directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita and Parade.

Before becoming a director, Mr. Prince’s productions included The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello! and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Among the plays he has directed are Hollywood Arms, The Visit, The Great God Brown, End of the World, Play Memory and his own play, Grandchild of Kings. Recent projects include a new version of Phantom, currently running in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel, the Broadway musical LoveMusik and the new musical Paradise Found, which had its world premiere at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.

His opera productions have been seen at Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Vienna Staatsoper and the Theater Colon in Buenos Aires. He served as a trustee for the New York Public Library and on the National Council of the Arts of the NEA. He is the recipient of a National Medal of Arts for the year 2000 from President Clinton for a career spanning more than 40 years, in which “he changed the nature of the American musical.”

In 2010, he received the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s Monte Cristo Award. The recipient of 21 Tony Awards, he was a 1994 Kennedy Center Honoree.

Cameron Mackintosh

in the role of

Producer

Cameron Mackintosh

in the role of

Producer

For nearly 50 years Cameron Mackintosh has been producing more musicals than anyone else in history, including the three longest-running musicals of all time, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, which are still running extraordinarily successfully across the world. Uniquely, Cameron, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon, has mounted new versions of the shows which are now proving as successful as the originals.

His spectacular new production of Miss Saigon, which was the fourth of his hits, having finished its hugely successful run at London’s Prince Edward Theatre will open on Broadway in 2017 and soon is to open in Germany as well. As well as the new hugely successful UK national tour, Mary Poppins continues to disperse her magic globally with productions soon to open in Germany, France, Spain, Japan and Korea. As well as original musicals, Cameron enjoys producing new versions of such classics as My Fair Lady and Oliver! – which continue to be enjoyed by new generations. Other musicals he has created include Little Shop of Horrors, Side By Side By Sondheim, Martin Guerre, The Witches of Eastwick, Betty Blue Eyes, a re-imagined production of Barnum and a new version of Half a Sixpence due to open at the Chichester Festival Theatre this summer. He also produced the most successful production ever of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary Follies in London. Les Misérables remains the longest-running musical in the world and the original is now going into its 31st year in London. His new production has opened to huge success on Broadway, in Australia and opens this month in Singapore. His spectacular new version of The Phantom of the Opera is also currently touring North America.

Over the next three years he has over 30 new productions of his musicals due to open around the world. In 2013 Cameron, in conjunction with Working Title Films and Universal, produced his first hugely successful musical film, the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning Les Misérables.  He is currently working on film versions of Oliver! and Miss Saigon with Working Title.

Cameron owns eight historic theatres in London’s West End , seven of which – the Prince of Wales, Gielgud, Queen’s, Wyndham’s, Noël Coward, Novello and Prince Edward, have undergone spectacular refurbishment, giving him the opportunity to indulge his passion for architecture and the restoration of old buildings.  His recent acquisition of the Victoria Palace Theatre is due to have a major refurbishment and expansion of facilities planned for the autumn of 2016.   Cameron is going to acquire another theatre, the Ambassadors, and, subject to planning permission, rebuild its’ interior as a state of the art transfer house for subsidized theatre productions and it will be renamed the Sondheim Theatre.

He is also the co-owner of Music Theatre International, the world’s largest owner of secondary rights of the greatest musicals. Some of Cameron’s awards include the following: In 1995 his company received The Queen’s Award for Export Achievement and he was knighted in the 1996 New Year’s Honours for his services to British theatre. In 2006 he received the National Enjoy England Award for Excellence for his Outstanding Contribution to Tourism and he has recently been the first British producer elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame on Broadway.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

in the role of

Composer, Book, Co-Orchestrator

Andrew Lloyd Webber

in the role of

Composer, Book, Co-Orchestrator

When Sunset Boulevard joins School Of Rock, Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera in February 2017 on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber will become the only person to equal the record set in 1953 by Rodgers and Hammerstein with four Broadway shows running concurrently. Other musicals he has composed include Aspects Of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Love Never Dies.

His production of School Of Rock is the first British musical to have world premiered on Broadway. He has co-produced his own shows including Cats and The Phantom Of The Opera and as a solo producer he presented the groundbreaking Bombay Dreams which introduced the double Oscar winning Bollywood composer AR Rahman to the Western stage.

Other productions include the Olivier Award Winning Daisy Pulls It Off and La Bete, the record breaking Palladium production of The Sound Of Music and The Wizard of Oz.

He owns seven West End Theatres including the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Palladium and most recently the St James which will reopen in February 2017 as The Other Palace and provide a unique London home for new musicals in development.

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 awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, his setting of the Latin Requiem mass which contains one of his best known compositions, Pie Jesu.

He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created an honorary member of the House of Lords in 1997.

Gillian Lynne

in the role of

Musical Staging & Choreography

Gillian Lynne

in the role of

Musical Staging & Choreography

Gillian Lynne was a leading soloist with Sadler’s Wells Ballet, the star dancer at the Palladium, played opposite Errol Flynn in the movies and danced with all the greats on TV. She became instrumental in the development of jazz dance in Britain and her distinctive style – a fusion of classical and jazz – led to her groundbreaking work on the world-famous Cats, which was recognised with a new category of Olivier Award, specially created for her to acknowledge Outstanding Achievement of the Year in a Musical. Cats continues to be produced worldwide Gillian’s 50-plus Broadway and West End shows include: Tonight at 8.30, Love on the Dole, The Match Girls, TomFoolery, Jeeves Takes Charge, Cabaret, The Roar of the Greasepaint, Pickwick, The Card, Phil The Fluter, Hans Christian Andersen, My Fair Lady, Songbook, The Phantom of the Opera and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

For the Royal Shakespeare Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Comedy of Errors, The Way of the World, As You Like It, Once in a Lifetime and The Boy Friend. She has previously worked with Adrian Noble on the RSC production The Secret Garden.

Gillian’s opera productions include the direction of Bluebeard, The Trojans, The Midsummer Marriage, The Flying Dutchman and Parsifal. Among Gillian’s ballets are Breakaway, Lippizaner, The Brontes and Journey for the Bolshoi.

On television, Gillian has directed The Various Ends of Mrs F’s Friends, Easy Money, The Look of Love, The Morte d’Arthur, which won the Samuel G Engel Award in America, and A Simple Man, which won a 1987 BAFTA.

She staged many of The Muppet Shows for ATV and her 11 feature films include A Wonderful Life, Half a Sixpence, Man of La Mancha and Yentl. Gillian’s most recent productions include the staging of a special gala in New York to celebrate The Phantom of the Opera overtaking Cats as the longest-running show on Broadway and Phantom – the Las Vegas Spectacular.

She was awarded the Austrian Silver Order of Merit for her production of Cats in Vienna, a Moliere award for Cats in Paris, and in 2001 she was honoured by the Royal Academy of Dance with the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Award. Gillian was awarded the CBE in 1997.

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.

Maria Björnson

in the role of

Production Designer

Maria Björnson

in the role of

Production 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.

Andrew Bridge

in the role of

Lighting Design

Andrew Bridge

in the role of

Lighting Design

Theatre includes: Three Tony Awards for his lighting designs: Fosse (Ovation Award Los Angeles), Sunset Boulevard (Ovation Award Los Angeles) and The Phantom of the Opera (Drama Desk and Outer Circle Critics’ Awards NY, Dora Mavor Award (Canada) and Los Angeles Critics’ Award). Phantom has now been seen in Britain, USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, South Africa, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore and as Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular.

West End shows include: Acorn Antiques, Absolutely! {Perhaps} directed by Franco Zeffirelli, Singin’ in the Rain (NT), Sunset Boulevard (USA and tour, Canada, Australia, Germany), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1992 (UK tour, USA and tour, Canada, Australia, Germany), Five Guys Named Moe (USA, Australasia, SE Asia and UK tours), Aspects of Love (Broadway, Drama Desk Award nomination, Canada and Australia), Saturday Night Fever (London, Broadway, USA tour, Argentina and Spain), Fosse (Broadway, USA tour, European tour), Time, Oliver! (Broadway, Australia), Torvill and Dean (world tour), Billy Bishop Goes to War, TomFoolery, Little Me, Blondel, The Boy Friend, The Hunting of the Snark and Heathcliff.

Other work includes: Siegfried and Roy spectacular at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show at Disneyland Paris, lighting director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games 2002 (Manchester), Show Boat, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Carmen, Aïda, La Bohème, Madam Butterfly and Tosca (Royal Albert Hall) and Sleeping Beauty (English National Ballet). Concerts include: Bing Crosby, Julie Andrews, Tommy Steele and Shirley Bassey. He was responsible for the spectacular floodlighting of the headquarters for Lloyd’s of London (National Lighting Award).

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.

Martin Levan

in the role of

Original Sound Design

Martin Levan

in the role of

Original Sound Design

Theatre: After ten years as a recording engineer and record producer, Martin Levan began his theatrical career in 1982 when he supervised the sound for Song & Dance in London. Since then Martin has been responsible for designing the sound for many worldwide productions including Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Little Shop of Horrors, Carrie, The Baker’s Wife, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber concerts, Requiem, Aspects of Love, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Show Boat, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, Lautrec and The Beautiful Game.

Recordings include the original cast albums for many of the above productions including the original Broadway album of Cats which won him a Grammy Award.

Awards: Martin’s awards include: the NAACP Theatre Award for Best Sound Director for The Phantom of the Opera; LA Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Sound Design for Sunset Boulevard; the Jessie Richardson Theatre award for Outstanding Design Team Achievement for Show Boat.

Martin and his wife Karen live in Buckinghamshire and in Wales where Martin enjoys spending time in his private recording studio.

David Cullen

in the role of

Co-Orchestrator

David Cullen

in the role of

Co-Orchestrator

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.

David Caddick

in the role of

Musical Supervision & Direction

David Caddick

in the role of

Musical Supervision & Direction

David Caddick was born in South Yorkshire, studied Piano and Conducting at The London College of Music and The Royal College of Music. He now lives in New York.

Music Director for Evita, Cats, Song & Dance, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Sunset Boulevard and Mary Poppins. He was the Executive Producer for the Broadway productions of Oklahoma! and Putting it Together; Music Director for the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Bounce and Music Director for the film of Evita starring Madonna. He’s won two Grammy Awards for producing the cast album recordings of Les Misérables and West Side Story; he produced the cast album recordings of Oliver, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, A Chorus Line (Grammy Nomination), South Pacific (Grammy Nomination), Promises, Promises, A Christmas Story, Cinderella and The King & I.

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.

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