Andrew Lloyd Webber

in the role of

Composer

Andrew Lloyd Webber

in the role of

Composer

When Sunset Boulevard joined School Of Rock, Cats and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway in 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber became 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 fi rst 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 ground-breaking 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 has reopened as The Other Palace and provides 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.

Tim Rice

in the role of

Lyricist

Tim Rice

in the role of

Lyricist

Tim Rice has worked in music, theatre and films since 1965 when he met Andrew Lloyd Webber, a fellow struggling songwriter. Rather than pursue Tim’s ambitions to write rock or pop songs they turned their attention to Andrew’s obsession – musical theatre. Their first collaboration (lyrics by Tim, music by Andrew) was an unsuccessful show based on the life of Dr.Barnardo, the Victorian philanthropist, The Likes of Us. Their next three works together were much more successful – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. Tim has since worked with other distinguished popular composers such as Elton John (The Lion King, Aida), Alan Menken (Aladdin, King David, Beauty and the Beast), Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson (Chess) and most recently, Stuart Brayson (From Here To Eternity). A new production of From Here To Eternity made its début at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre, New York, in June 2016, and further American productions are in the works. With Alan Menken, he has just completed three songs for the new Disney film of Beauty and the Beast, released in March. He is an executive producer of the new Roger Goldby film, Time of Their Lives, starring Joan Collins and Pauline Collins, also released in March 2017. He formed his own cricket team in 1973 and was President of MCC in 2002. He recently wrote and presented a 52-part series for BBC Radio 2, American Pie, a trawl through the music and musicians of every American State. He has won several awards, mainly for the wrong thing or for simply turning up.

Harold Prince

in the role of

Director

Harold Prince

in the role of

Director

Harold Prince directed the original productions of She Loves Me, It’s a Bird…Superman, Cabaret, Zorba, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacifi c Overtures, On the Twentieth Century, Sweeney Todd, Evita, Merrily We Roll Along, The Phantom of the Opera, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Parade, and LoveMusik. He has also directed acclaimed revivals of Candide and Show Boat. Before becoming a director, Mr. Prince produced the original productions of The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, New Girl in Town, West Side Story, Fiorello!, Tenderloin, Flora the Red Menace, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Fiddler on the Roof. 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. 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. His most recent version of Candide was seen at New York City Opera in January of 2017. Prince of Broadway, a musical compendium of Mr. Prince’s entire career, opened on Broadway in August of 2017. Mr. Prince is a trustee for the New York Public Library and instrumental in developing the Theatre On Film and Tape collection for the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. He previously served on the National Council on the Arts for the NEA. Mr. Prince is an Officier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, given to him by the French government in 2008. He is the recipient of 21 Tony Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s Monte Cristo Award. Mr. Prince was inducted into the Lincoln Center Hall of Fame as a part of their inaugural class and received a National Medal of the Arts from President Clinton for a career in which “he changed the nature of the American musical.”

Larry Fuller

in the role of

Director/Choreographer

Larry Fuller

in the role of

Director/Choreographer

Larry Fuller’s Broadway choreographic works include Evita (he also did the original London production), Sweeney Todd, On the Twentieth Century, Merrily We Roll Along, A Doll’s Life and the American premiere of Kurt Weill’s Silver Lake, for the New York City Opera. Mr. Fuller both directed and choreographed the Off-Broadway musical Love, which won two Outer Critics Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, and a summer spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Gotta Get Away. His nonmusical directorial credits include two New York Off-Broadway productions by Canadian playwright, Maxim Mazumdar, Oscar Remembered, at the Provincetown Playhouse and Invitation to the Dance, at American Theater of Actors. In Europe he directed and choreographed the fi rst European productions of Candide, Girl Crazy and On the Town, along with four German productions of West Side Story. He worked on the films A Little Night Music, starring Elizabeth Taylor, and The Boarding School, starring Nastassja Kinski. At the Theatre An Der Wien, in Vienna, he created the highly successful dance evening, Jazz and the Dancing Americans, and for the London Festival Ballet, a classical piece entitled Humors of Man. Also in London he directed and choreographed the West End hits Marilyn, the Musical and Time. For Evita, Mr. Fuller received a Tony Award nomination for outstanding choreography, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Distinguished Choreography, and two New York Critics Circle Awards for his work in Sweeney Todd and Evita and a New York Television Academy Award for choreographing Our American Musical Heritage series on WCBS-TV. He has twice staged and choreographed both the Tony and Emmy Awards, which were internationally telecast. Mr. Fuller’s credits also include the musical staging for the first national tour of Jekyll and Hyde, directing and choreographing three national tours of Evita, the world premiere of J.F.K. – A Musical Drama and On Your Toes with the Stuttgart Ballet.

Timothy O’Brien

in the role of

Designer

Timothy O’Brien

in the role of

Designer

Educated at Cambridge University 1949-52 and as a Henry Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the Yale School of Drama 1952-3, his career began in television at the BBC in 1954. From 1956-65, he was Head of Design of ABC Televisions. As an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1966, he has designed 31 productions for the company, in particular productions of Troilus and Cressida, and Richard II, directed by John Barton; The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pericles, Prince of Tyre and Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Terry Hands and Enemies, Summerfolk, The Lower Depths and The Zykovs all by Maxim Gorky, directed by David Jones. His designs for the National Theatre include Next of Kin, directed by Harold Pinter; John Gabriel Borkman, directed by Peter Hall and Tales from the Vienna Woods, directed by Maximilian Schell. He designed his fi rst opera, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, in 1958 for Sadler’s Wells and has since designed operas for Covent Garden, ENO, the Vienna State Opera, the Kirov in Leningrad, La Scala, Milan, and opera houses in Berlin, Adelaide, Sydney, Cologne, Oslo, Amsterdam, Geneva and Lisbon. The best known of these have been Michael Tippett’s The Knot Garden, directed by Peter Hall; The Bassarids, directed by Hans Werner Henze; Peter Grimes and Wozzeck, directed by Elijah Moshinsky; Lulu, directed by Gotz Friedrich and Luciano Berio’s Outis and Wagner’s Ring Cycle, directed by Graham Vick. In 1978, he designed the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita in partnership with Tazeena Firth, directed by Harold Prince. At the Prague Quadriennale, he was joint winner of the Gold Medal for set design in 1976; and in 1991 joint winner of the Golden Triga for the best national exhibit. From 1984-1991, he was Chairman of the Society of British Theatre Designers and in 1991 he was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry. In 1997, he married the designer Jenny Jones.

Richard Winkler

in the role of

Lighting Designer

Richard Winkler

in the role of

Lighting Designer

Richard Winkler has designed for Broadway, off-Broadway, national and international tours and regional theatres, working on plays, musicals, opera, concerts, and dance. He has designed many productions of Evita, including that show’s 20th anniversary US national tour. His other work has been seen on tours and in theatres throughout the United States on such productions as Hairspray, Disney’s When You Wish, The Who’s Tommy, White Christmas, A Wonderful Life, Dreamgirls, Hello, Dolly! Swing! West Side Story, Cats, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Funny Girl, and Jekyll and Hyde. He also designed a number of Kennedy Center concerts, including Patti Lu Pone, Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, and Wynonna and Naomi Judd. He has also designed productions of The Little Prince, Be Aggressive, Woman In Black, Jerusalem, American Fiesta, Waverly Gallery, The Underpants, Dirty Blonde, Nickel and Dimed, and Wit. Richard is also a Broadway producer who has won four Tony Awards: The Norman Conquests, Memphis: The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Currently on Broadway: the hit musical Come From Away and the play 1984. Currently in the West End: Dreamgirls.

Mick Potter

in the role of

Sound Designer

Mick Potter

in the role of

Sound Designer

Mick has designed the sound for numerous world premiere productions including: Saturday Night Fever (London, New York, worldwide), Bombay Dreams (London, New York), The Woman in White (London, New York), Zorro The Musical (London, Paris, worldwide), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s productions of The Sound of Music (London, Toronto, worldwide) and The Wizard of Oz (London, Toronto, worldwide), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London), Sister Act (London, worldwide), Love Never Dies (London, worldwide), Betty Blue Eyes (London), Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Celebration (London), The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Celebration (London), Evita (London, New York, worldwide), Barnum (Chichester, UK Tour), From Here To Eternity (London), Half a Sixpence (London), Miss Saigon (London, New York, worldwide), Sunset Boulevard (London, New York), Cats (New York), School of Rock (London, New York, worldwide). Mick created all new sound designs for The Phantom of the Opera (London, New York, worldwide) and Les Misérables (London, New York, worldwide). Awards: The Woman in White (2005 Olivier Award), The Phantom of the Opera Las Vegas (2006 Parnelli Sound Designer Of The Year Award), Love Never Dies (2011 Green Room Award, 2011 Helpmann Award nominee), Les Misérables (2014 Tony Award nominee Best Sound Design, 2014 Green Room Award nominee, 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Sound, 2016 Broadway World Audience Award Asia), Miss Saigon (2014 Broadway World Audience Award UK), School of Rock (2016 Drama Desk Award nominee), Cats (2017 Drama Desk Award nominee).

Duncan McLean

in the role of

Video and Projection Designer

Duncan McLean

in the role of

Video and Projection Designer

West End theatre includes: Big Fish (The Other Palace), Labour of Love (Noël Coward), Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and Cinderella (Sadlers Wells/UK Tour), Committee…A New Musical, Saint Joan, Limehouse, One Night in Miami…, Privacy, City of Angels and Phyllida Lloyd’s Shakespeare Trilogy, Julius Caesar, Henry VI and The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse), Cinderella (London Palladium), Love in Idleness (Menier Chocolate Factory/Apollo Theatre), Hangmen (Royal Court/Wyndham’s), The Hairy Ape, A Flea in Her Ear, The Tempest, The Real Thing, The Norman Conquests and All About My Mother (Old Vic), The Spoils and Richard III (Trafalgar Studios), The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre/Worldwide), Impossible (Noël Coward), Urinetown (Apollo), Shrek the Musical (Drury Lane/UK Tour), Derren Brown – Infamous (Palace Theatre/UK Tour), Let it Be (Savoy/UK Tour/ Worldwide), All New People (Duke of York’s/UK Tour) and Frost/ Nixon (Gielgud). New York theatre includes: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes (City Center), Privacy (Public Theater, New York), The Tempest (St Ann’s Warehouse, New York), Let it Be (St James) and The Norman Conquests (Circle in the Square). Other theatre includes: The Christmasaurus (Hammersmith Apollo), Nativity the Musical, One Love: The Bob Marley Musical and The Exorcist (Birmingham Rep), Monster Raving Loony (The Drum, Plymouth/Soho Theatre), Singlespies and If Only (Chichester Festival Theatre/UK Tour), Deathtrap (Salisbury Playhouse), to 5 – The Musical (UK Tour) and Chris Cox – Fatal Attraction (UK Tour). International theatre includes: Evita (International and New Zealand Tour) and Ghost the Musical (Germany). Opera includes: Macbeth and The Flying Dutchmen (NI Opera/WNO) and Inside Wagner’s Head (Royal Opera House). Events includes: Freemasons Tercentenary, Kristina and War Horse Prom (Royal Albert Hall), Still Game Live 2: Bon Voyage, Gary Tank Commander and Still Game Live (Hydro Arena Glasgow), The Sherlock Holmes Experience and The Game’s Afoot (Madame Tussaud’s), 28 Days Later, Dr Strangelove and Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back (Secret Cinema), Harry Enfi eld & Paul Whitehouse – Legends! (UK Tour) and The Hairy Bikers Big Night Out (UK Tour). Television work includes: BBC News and Sport, BT Sport, London Olympics 2012, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice, Big Brother and BBC documentary, Unknown Islands.

www.duncanmclean.co.uk

David Cullen

in the role of

Orchestration

David Cullen

in the role of

Orchestration

David Cullen has worked as a keyboard player, composer, record producer and arranger. He is best known as the orchestrator of musicals in London and New York. Theatre credits include: Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, Abbacadabra, Children of Eden, Stepping Out, Can-Can, The Baker’s Wife, Carmen Jones and The Woman in White. He also provided orchestrations for Disney’s Geppetto and Cinderella. Film: The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats and Evita.

Guy Simpson

in the role of

Musical Supervisor

Guy Simpson

in the role of

Musical Supervisor

Guy was recently the Musical Director of the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews for Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House. He is currently supervising productions of The Wizard of Oz and Dream Lover in Australia. Earlier this year he conducted concerts of the opera Prima Donna and the show Rufus Does Judy with Rufus Wainwright at the Adelaide Festival and the Auckland Festival. As an orchestrator recent projects include the musicals Ladies in Black and Dream Lover. He also produced the cast album of Dream Lover for Sony. Guy’s work on The Phantom of the Opera began in Australia in 1990 and has continued for the past 25 years with productions in Auckland, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Brazil (in Portuguese), Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing and Seoul where he produced 2 cast recordings in Korean. He has had a similar long association with Miss Saigon since the original production – conducting or supervising productions in Australia, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, Seoul, The Netherlands and Japan. 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 include Passion, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Geoffrey Rush and 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, The Pirates of Penzance, Snoopy, Seesaw, Zorba, Funny Girl, Call Me Madam, Mack and Mabel, The Music Man, They’re Playing Our Song, Carousel, Oklahoma!, Camelot, Little Me, Follies, Promises Promises, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls and West Side Story.

Daniel Kutner

in the role of

Associate Director

Daniel Kutner

in the role of

Associate Director

Daniel Kutner is the resident associate director to Broadway legend Harold Prince. Projects with Mr. Prince include the new musicals LoveMusik by Alfred Uhry at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, Paradise Found at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and Prince of Broadway, a retrospective on Mr. Prince’s 70 year career in show business which opened on Broadway this past August. A Temple University graduate and a Philadelphia native, Dan served as the Inaugural Directing Fellow at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, assisting Tony Award winners Anna D. Shapiro and Pam MacKinnon. From there, Dan became the Robert Moss Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Off-Broadway directing credits include: the world premiere hit musical, I Love You Because at the Village Theater and It Must Be Him starring Peter Scolari at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Dan co-conceived and directed Lea Salonga’s sold-out debut at the Cafe Carlyle, The Journey So Far in 2010, as well as her follow-up engagement in 2011, New York in June. He has also collaborated with Judy Kuhn for her debut at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, and Barbara Cook for her 80th Birthday concert at Carnegie Hall. In December 2011, Dan made his directorial debut in Japan with All My Sons, produced by the Umeda Arts Theatre and presented at Tokyo’s New National Theatre and in Osaka. The production was filmed and broadcast by NHK. Other credits in Japan include: 4 Stars: One World of Broadway Musicals starring Lea Salonga, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and Yu Shirota at the Aoyama Theatre in June 2013, as well as a new version of Maury Yeston’s Phantom at the ACT Theatre in September 2014. Other global credits include: South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz’s new show, The Power Struggle in Cape Town in March 2015, and a new musical version of Romeo & Juliet, with 4D scenic effects in Moscow, Russia.

 

R. Kim Jordan

in the role of

Associate Choreographer

R. Kim Jordan

in the role of

Associate Choreographer

R. Kim Jordan started her career as a ballet dancer. First with NY School of Ballet (Terpsichore) then with Zurich Opera Ballet and Elliot Feld Ballet. After 2 seasons on Fame (the TV series) choreographed by Debbie Allen, Kim moved back to NY to pursue theatre. After several shows in the regions and several more Broadway shows working for Peter Gennaro, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp to name a few, Kim was cast to be the Tango Dancer and understudy the Mistress in Evita directed by Hal Prince and Choreographed by Larry Fuller. Evita took her to 5 continents (now 6) and 27 different productions as the choreographic supervisor. She re-joined the original creative team to recreate the direction and choreography for a national tour in the USA. Thus began her mentorship under these illustrious men. Since then she has directed Children’s Opera at Lincoln Center several shows for Norwegian Cruise Lines/ Oceania and choreographed many national tours, Oklahoma!, Grand Hotel and Meet Me in St Louis to name a few, as well as assisting Larry Fuller on Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway, and the National tour. Kim has sat on the Board of AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Actors) and currently is in her 9th year as the 2nd VP of Actors’ Equity Association (the oldest performing union in the States). Ms Jordan comes from true Broadway royalty (3rd generation), but is most proud of her daughter who graduated from University / Drama School this year and opening in a new play in NYC this October.

Gary C. Echelmeyer

in the role of

Associate Lighting Designer

Gary C. Echelmeyer

in the role of

Associate Lighting Designer

A Chicago (US) native, Gary currently resides in New York City and is elated to be making his debut with this Evita creative team! Musical Theatre Credits Include: The Little Mermaid at 5th Avenue Theater (US), In the Heights, How To Succeed In Business…, Million Dollar Quartet, Spamalot, A Chorus Line, A Christmas Story, Mary Poppins, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Elf at Theater Under The Stars (US), Spamalot at Starlight Theater (US). Opera: Die Fledermaus, Il Viaggio A Reims, Amelia, The Magic Flute, Elixir of Love; Billy Budd, La Bohème, Boris Godunov, Carmen, Abduction From The Seraglio, Coronation of Poppea, A Cunning Little Vixen and several others as Lighting Supervisor and Associate with Houston Grand Opera (2005-2008). Symphony: Here To Stay: The Gershwin Experience (Tour); Play It Again, Marvin Hamlisch (Chicago, Pittsburgh, Kalamazoo); An Evening with Audra McDonald (Des Moines); Dance: Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Mark Stewart Dance Theatre, Ballets With A Twist, Jessica Lang Dance, Resident Assistant Lighting Director at New York City Ballet (2015-2016). Gary graduated with honors from Illinois State University (US) with a degree in Theater Design & Production.

www.lightingbygce.com

Shelly Lee

in the role of

Associate Sound Designer - For Systems Sound PTY LTD

Shelly Lee

in the role of

Associate Sound Designer - For Systems Sound PTY LTD

Shelly’s career in sound engineering began with System Sound in 1990 on The Phantom of the Opera in Melbourne. A Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering, Shelly is one of System Sound’s senior Supervisors. With System Sound, Shelly has toured many productions throughout Australia and New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, South America, Korea and China. She has managed productions as Associate and Assistant Designer on productions such as The Sound of Music, Miss Saigon (Manila, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Australian/ NZ and World Tour), Les Misérables (Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo & Mexico City), Cats (South Africa, Beirut, World Tour, Korea), Oliver! (Australia & USA), The Witches of Eastwick, and Billy Elliot in Australia. Shelly was Associate Designer for the productions of King Kong and Love Never Dies in Melbourne and Tokyo, and the recent World Tours of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables through Australia, China, Singapore and Dubai. Shelly is currently Associate Designer of Kinky Boots and Beautiful, the Carole King Musical for System Sound.

Lone Shacksen

in the role of

Associate Designer

Lone Shacksen

in the role of

Associate Designer

Designs include AAWJS at the Park Theatre, Halcyon Days at the Riverside Studios, and All the Single Ladies, National Tour. Associate designs include Mary Poppins (UK Tour/ Stuttgart/ Japan), Barnum (Chichester Festival Theatre/UK Tour/Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.), Ghost the Musical (South Korea), Viva Forever (The Spice Girls Musical, West End), Dirty Dancing (London, Berlin and Holland), Butley (West End), Love Story (Chichester and West End), and Don Giovanni (Valencia Opera house, directed by Jonathan Miller). Lone has been Assistant Designer on many productions, including Matilda (Australia), The Marriage of Figaro (Metropolitan Opera New York), Fathers and Sons (Donmar Warehouse), Doctor’s Dilemma (National Theatre), Heartbreak House ( Chichester Festival Theatre), Ghost the Musical (Holland), Little Mermaid (Holland), La Bohème, (Welsh National Opera), Luise Miller, (Donmar Warehouse), Crazy For You (Regents Park), Flare Path (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Knot of the Heart (Almeida Theatre), The Heretic (Royal Court Theatre) and Me and My Girl (Sheffield Crucible). She has worked for various designers, including Bob Crowley, Stephen Brimson Lewis, Peter McKintosh, Paul Brown, Rob Howell and Isabella Bywater. Lone completed a degree in Stage Management and Technical Theatre at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and subsequently trained at Motley Theatre Design Course.

Louis Zurnamer

in the role of

Musical Director

Louis Zurnamer

in the role of

Musical Director

Louis Zurnamer graduated with a B.Mus (Piano Performance) from the University of Cape Town. During his studies he received a SAMRO Study Bursary, and was the winner of the Adcock Ingram Music Competition, the Du Toit van Tonder Study Bursary at the UNISA South African Music Study Bursary Competition, and an Oude Meester National Music Competition finalist, as both soloist and chamber musician. Louis has worked as accompanist, vocal coach, Assistant Musical Director and Musical Director for Pieter Toerien on productions such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Chess, Grease, Cats, The History Boys and Evita. He was Musical Director of Jesus Christ Superstar on tour to Korea in 2009, and conducted Beauty and the Beast (Hazel Feldman, Pieter Toerien and Disney), for which he received a Naledi Award Nomination. Louis and Charl-Johan Lingenfelder received a Naledi Award for their work on Evita in 2011. He was the Musical Director of The Phantom of the Opera (Pieter Toerien and The Really Useful Group) in 2011, for which he won another Naledi Award, and toured with the show to the Philippines and South Korea. Louis and Charl-Johan Lingenfelder subsequently collaborated with Paul Warwick Griffi n on Sunset Boulevard (Pieter Toerien Productions), after which he was the Musical Director of The Sound of Music, which completed a year-long tour of South Africa, Singapore, New Zealand and China (Pieter Toerien Productions, David Ian Productions, The Really Useful Group, and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.). He was the Musical Director of Singin’ in the Rain for Pieter Toerien and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, which toured Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Africa, followed by Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which included a tour of New Zealand for Pieter Toerien Productions, The Really Useful Group and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions. Louis has recently returned from South Korea where he conducted Cats for The Really Useful Group and GWB Entertainment.

Duane Alexander

in the role of

Resident Choreographer

Duane Alexander

in the role of

Resident Choreographer

Duane has been dancing and performing since the age of 6. He studied at the Waterfront Theatre School in Cape Town where he twice received the award for ‘Most Outstanding Student’. He also obtained his Performer’s Certifi cate in Musical Theatre, and teaching degrees in both Modern and Tap dance. After graduating, he performed in the Original South African cast of Cats. The production set off on a 3-year International Tour where he performed duties as Dance Captain, and performed the roles of Coricopat, Mungojerrie, and Skimbleshanks in many wonderful countries including Lebanon, Malaysia, South Korea, China, Scandinavia, Qatar, and Taipei. Back in South Africa, Duane performed in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat playing brother Dan, acting as Dance Captain and as Assistant Choreographer. Duane performed in Adele Blank’s City of Angels and Free Flight – Free To Be for the Free Flight Dance Company. Other productions include Thoroughly Modern Millie and both local and international tours of Jesus Christ Superstar as Dance Captain and playing the role of Matthew. Duane appeared in the lead role of Mark Cohen, in the South African premiere of Rent. Other performances include those in Chicago – The Musical, Beauty and the Beast and the Asian & Indonesian Premiere of High School Musical in Shanghai and Jakarta. He worked as Resident Director/Choreographer on the hugely successful 2010 production of Cats, and then as Resident Choreographer on the 2010 International Tour of Grease, performing in SA, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. He was Dance Captain for both seasons of Chicago in South Africa (2005 & 2008). He was Associate Choreographer on Jesus Christ Superstar and Max/ Herman and Resident Director/Choreographer in Cabaret. Duane spent the better part of 2013 as the Resident Choreographer on the International Tour of Jersey Boys (Singapore, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Istanbul). Duane also played the role of Bob Crewe in this production, which earned him a Fleur du Cap Nomination. Duane was Resident Choreographer and Children’s Director on The Sound of Music – International Tour, touring various cities in South Africa, Singapore, New Zealand and China. 2015 saw him tour Internationally with Singin’ in the Rain as the alternate Don Lockwood in addition to being Swing and Dance Captain. Duane was Swing and the Resident Choreographer of Annie, and most recently understudied Bernadette and Tick/ Mitzi and was the Resident Choreographer on Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Duane is also the award-winning choreographer of the recent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Duane works as a lecturer, teacher, freelance performer and choreographer for Corporate Functions, Film, Television, and Children’s Theatre Productions. He also conducts regular holiday programs as one of the founding members and directors of The Musical Theatre Workshop.

www.musicaltheatreworkshop.co.za