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Mark Bramble

Director / Co-Author

Mark Bramble

Director / Co-Author

Mark Bramble began his theatrical career with legendary Broadway producer David Merrick, for whom he worked on many productions.
As author, his shows include Barnum, with songs by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart (10 Tony Award nominations including Best Book and Best Musical), 42nd Street, with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin (Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award nomination for Best Book of a musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Musical of The Year, Evening Standard Drama Award for Best Musical, etc.), The Three Musketeers, with the music of Rudolph Friml, Fat Pig, with songs by Henry Krieger, many collaborations with Michael Stewart including The Grand Tour, with songs by Jerry Herman, Treasure Island, with songs by Jule Styne, and the off Broadway opera Elizabeth and Essex. He directed the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of 42nd Street on Broadway (Tony Award nomination for Best Director), as well as many productions of the show around the world. Mark Bramble was educated at the McDonogh School, Emerson College, New York University, and received an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Washington College, one of America’s oldest colleges.

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Michael Stewart

Co-Author

Michael Stewart

Co-Author

Michael Stewart (Book) scored on Broadway the first time when he won a Tony for his Bye, Bye, Birdie libretto. He was the librettist for Carnival (Drama Critics’ Circle Award) and Hello, Dolly!, which won him both a Tony and Drama Critics prize. He also wrote the books for George M! (with Francine and John Pascal), Mack& Mabel, The Grand Tour and 42nd Street (with Mark Bramble), Harrigan ‘N’ Hart, I Love My Wife and the lyrics for Barnum. Mr. Stewart died in 1987.

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Harry Warren & Al Dubin

Music & Lyrics

Harry Warren & Al Dubin

Music & Lyrics

Harry Warren and Al Dubin (composer and lyricist) were legendary tunesmiths both as a team and as individuals. Between the two, their prodigious careers spanned six decades. They wrote Broadway shows and revues and were pioneer songwriters for sound pictures. Their combined output of songs can only be described as astonishing. Al Dublin, born in Switzerland in 1891, died in NY in 1945. Harry Warren was born in Brooklyn in 1893 and passed away in 1981. His first hit song was written in 1922 and he scored his last movie in 1962. His other collaborators included Ira Gershwin, Billy Rose, Joe Young, Gus Kahn, Arthur Freed, Johnny Mercer, Mack Gordon, Mort Dixon, Bud Green and Ralph Blane.

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Gower Champion

Original Director & Choreographer

Gower Champion

Original Director & Choreographer

Gower Champion (director and choreographer of the original 42nd Street) was awarded the Tony Award for Best Choreography for 42nd Street and also won the Dramatists Desk Award in the same category. His name is synonymous with some of the greatest musicals in Broadway history. He was the director and choreographer for Lend an Ear, Bye Bye Birdie (for which he won Tony Awards as Director and Choreographer), Carnival (Tony nomination for Direction), Hello, Dolly! (two more Tony Awards for direction and choreography), I Do! I Do!, The Happy Time (two more Tony awards), Sugar, Irene and Mack and Mabel. He died in 1980.

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Randy Skinner

Choreographer

Randy Skinner

Choreographer

Broadway shows include: 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Dames At Sea (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Astaire nominations), Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Ain’t Broadway Grand (Tony, Outer Critics nominations), State Fair (Outer Critics nomination), After the Night and the Music. NY City Center Encores: Do Re MiOf Thee I SingFace The MusicNo, No, NanetteGentlemen Prefer Blondes, On Your Toes and Lady Be Good. Off Broadway: Lone Star Love (Lucille Lortel nomination). West End: Lend Me A Tenor The Musical and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Los Angeles: Garry Marshall’s Happy DaysHello, Dolly! (with Nell Carter), Pal Joey (with Dixie Carter and Elaine Stritch) and Strike Up The Band (with Tom Bosley). Lincoln Center/PBS concert of Show Boat with the NY Philharmonic Orchestra. He has received the LA Drama Critics, LA Drama-logue, Bay Area Theatre Critics, Connecticut Critics Circle, and Cleveland Times Theatre Awards.

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Douglas W. Schmidt

Set Designer

Douglas W. Schmidt

Set Designer

Mr. Schmidt’s work has been seen extensively on and off Broadway, regional theatres, American and international opera houses, arenas, theme parks and on television and film in over 250 productions in the last 50 years. His many Broadway credits include the original NY production of Grease that went on to play a record-breaking 3,388 performances. Twice nominated for the Tony Award, he was recently honoured with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Award for Distinguished Achievement in Scene Design and The Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design.

London audiences have seen his work in the first UK production of Grease at the New London Theatre in 1973, They’re Playing our Song at the Shaftsbury Theatre in 1980, and Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis at the Adelphi Theatre in 1997.

Most recently he designed the Broadway revival of The Front Page with Nathan Lane.

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Roger Kirk

Costume Designer

Roger Kirk

Costume Designer

Roger Kirk is a Tony Award-winning set and costume designer for theatre, film and television. He has designed costumes for productions such as The Boy From Oz with Hugh Jackman, The King and I and King Kong the Musical. Roger was the costume designer for the film Jesus Christ Superstar, other credits include Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Whistle Down The Wind (London), The King and I (London Palladium), Hugh Jackman’s The Boy from Oz Arena Spectacular, Silver Rose, Le Corsaire for Munich Opera House, Dusty – The Original Pop Diva, and Shout!. His Broadway credits include The King & I (Tony Award), Jesus Chris Superstar and 42nd Street (Tony Award Nomination).

Roger’s most recent credits include Sweeney Todd for Victorian Opera, Miracle City for Luckiest Productions and sell-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne for Hugh Jackman’s Broadway to Oz: Hugh Jackman Live in Concert. Roger received the Best Costume Design award at this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards for 42nd street.

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Peter Mumford

Lighting Designer

Peter Mumford

Lighting Designer

Born in London, Peter trained at the Central School of Art. He has created lighting designs for opera houses, dance companies and theatres across the globe, including ENO, Mariinsky, Met, ROH, RSC, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Opera North, National Theatre and in the West End and on Broadway.

Recent engagements: The Ferryman, The Children, Escaped Alone (Royal Court/West End/Broadway) Manon Lescaut (Met), Stepping Out (West End), Carmen (The Royal Ballet/Carlos Acosta), Ghosts (Almeida/West End/BAM), Top Hat (West End/World Tour), La Damnation de Faust (ENO/Palermo/Vlaamse Opera/Staatsoper Berlin) and John (NT), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Wyndhams) and The Way of the World (Donmar Warehouse).

Peter received Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and Lighting for The Bacchai (NT). He is also a recipient of the Knight of Illumination Award 2010 and most recently the Helpmann and Green Room Awards for Best Lighting Design for King Kong (Global Creatures/Australia). Peter directed, designed and created the video projection for Opera North’s concert stagings of Wagner’s Ring Cycle (Sky Arts South Bank Opera Award 2017) and The Flying Dutchman. He has recently directed concert stagings of Fidelio for Paris Orchestre de Chambre and Otello for Bergen National Opera.

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Gareth Owen

Sound Designer

Gareth Owen

Sound Designer

Gareth’s awards include the Olivier Award for Memphis, Olivier Award for Merrily We Roll Along, Tony nomination for A Little Night Music, Tony nomination for End of the Rainbow, Olivier nomination for Top Hat, Olivier nomination for End of the Rainbow, Outer Critics Circle Award for Come From Away Broadway and Pro Sound Award for Sound Engineer of the Year.

Recent shows include : Come From Away, Bronx Tale and Summer on Broadway, Bat Out Of Hell, The Wind In The Willows, Strictly Ballroom, Young Frankenstein, and 42nd Street in London’s West End; Disney’s The Hunchback Of Notre Dame worldwide, Starlight Express (30 year redesign) in Germany, Sister Act in seven countries, Disney’s The Little Mermaid worldwide, Disney’s Beauty & The Beast worldwide, The Bodyguard in Holland and Madrid, and 280 other musicals worldwide.

For more information, please see garethowensound.com

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Todd Ellison

Musical Supervisor

Todd Ellison

Musical Supervisor

Broadway: Todd conducted exactly 1,000 performances of the 2001 production of 42nd Street. Other Broadway credits include: An American in Paris, Annie, La Cage, Spamalot, Lestat, Amour, Wild Party, On the Town, Once Upon a Mattress (with Sarah Jessica Parker), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (with Matthew Broderick), She Loves Me, Cats, Starlight Express and Annie 2. Composer – incidental music: A Class Act, Taller…Dwarf, Encores!, Band Wagon, On the Town and No, No, Nanette. He has conducted at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Carnegie Hall as well as the Symphonies of San Diego, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Long Beach, New Haven, York and The Philly Pops. He has conducted more than 20 albums, including the Grammy Award-winning cast albums of his shows. He has accompanied such stars as, Beyoncé, Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, Nicole Kidman, Barry Manilow, Bea Arthur, Jane Lynch, David Hyde Pierce, Tracey Ullman and Kelsey Grammar. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Music with a degree in piano performance.

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Jae Alexander

Music Director

Jae Alexander

Music Director

West End theatre includes: Privates on Parade (Noël Coward), Fiddler on the Roof (Savoy), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), Grand Hotel (Donmar Warehouse), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Dominion), Oliver! (London Palladium), Crazy for You (Prince Edward), The Hunting of the Snark (Prince Edward), Cats (New London), Follies (Shaftesbury), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Savoy), West Side Story (Her Majesty’s).

National Tour: Top Hat the Musical, Tony Award-winning production South PacificTell Me on a Sunday with Claire Sweeney.
Regional theatre includes: Me and My Girl (Crucible, Sheffield), The Rocky Horror Show (Manchester Library), Grease, The Pajama Game, West Side Story and Fat Pig the Musical (Haymarket, Leicester), Gypsy (Crucible, Sheffield), The Card (Watermill Theatre, Newbury), the original Putting it Together (Oxford).
Jae has recorded numerous TV programmes for BBC Wales and S4C.

For the past 20 years, Jae has conducted numerous Classical Spectacular concerts including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the Royal Albert Hall with the RPO.

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David Grindrod Associates

Casting Director

David Grindrod Associates

Casting Director

Theatre includes: 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Bat Out Of Hell (London Coliseum), Cats (London Palladium/UK and international tours), Chicago (West End/UK tour), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Evita (Adelphi), Ghost (Piccadilly), Groundhog Day (Old Vic), Hairspray (Shaftesbury/UK tours), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium/UK tour), Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air), The Lord Of The Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Mamma Mia! (worldwide), Matilda (Cambridge), Million Dollar Quartet (UK tour), Mrs Henderson Presents (Noël Coward), Once (Phoenix), School of Rock (adult casting, New London), Shrek (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane/UK tour), Sister Act (London Palladium), Carousel, Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd (ENO), The Commitments (Palace/UK tour), Urinetown (Apollo), Viva Forever (Piccadilly) andThe Wizard of Oz (London Palladium).

Film includes: The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher.

Film Ensemble Casting: Beauty and the Beast (Disney) directed by Bill Condon, Mamma Mia! directed by Phyllida Lloyd, Mary Poppins Returns (Disney) directed by Rob Marshall.

UK Dancer Casting: Nine directed by Rob Marshall.

Television includes: Any Dream Will Do, How Do You Solve A Problem like Maria, I’d Do Anything, Somewhere Over The Rainbow (BBC1), Jerry Springer The Opera, Kombat Opera (BBC2), The Sound of Music Live (ITV) and The Universe (BBC2).

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Patrick Molony

Production Manager

Patrick Molony

Production Manager

Patrick has managed to survive 35 years in theatre.

After working as master carpenter at the Duchess and Aldwych theatres, he went to Richmond for five years as technical manager. He then started work as a production manager and has since been responsible for around 150 West End shows, 50 tours, 250 pantomimes, shows on Broadway, in Toronto and many other countries worldwide.

Recent productions include: An American in Paris, No Man’s Land, Show Boat, Kinky Boots, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Hamlet, The Bodyguard and Dirty Dancing.

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Kate West

Production Manager

Kate West

Production Manager

As Production Manager: Julius Caesar (The Bridge), Young Marx (The Bridge), The Band (UK tour), Common (NT), Flowers for Mrs Harris (Crucible, Sheffield), The Caretaker (Old Vic), Hamlet (Barbican), In The Night Garden Live (Tour), Beyond Bollywood (London Palladium), Hello/Goodbye (Hampstead), Barking in Essex (Wyndham’s), Hay Fever (Noël Coward).

For Donmar Warehouse: The Way Of The World, Belleville, Committee, Arturo Ui, Saint Joan, One Night in Miami, Elegy, Welcome Home Captain Fox, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Teddy Ferrara, Closer, City of Angels, Fathers and Sons, Privacy, The Weir, Versailles, Coriolanus, Roots, Berenice, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Making Noise Quietly, Inadmissible Evidence, Moonlight, Creditors (BAM), Hamlet (Elsinore Castle).

As Associate Production Manager: Wind in The Willows (tour), Show Boat (New London), Bodyguard (Dominion), Photograph 51 (Noël Coward), Kinky Boots (Adelphi), The Elephant Man (Theatre Royal Haymarket), American Buffalo (Wyndham’s), The Bodyguard (UK tour), Top Hat (Aldwych/tour), Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (Aldwych), King Charles III (Wyndham’s), From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury) and Let It Be (Prince of Wales/Savoy/tour).

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Stephen Whitson

Associate Director

Stephen Whitson

Associate Director

Theatre Directing credits include: Benighted by JB Priestley (World Premiere –Off West End Award Nomination for Best Direction), You Forgot The Mince(UK tour), Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Elegies (Criterion), Little Women (Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham), The Last Five Years (Lyric Theatre, Belfast), Return To The Forbidden Planet (SWG3, Glasgow), Cross Purpose by Albert Camus (King’s Head).

Film Directing credits include: Faster, Higher, Stronger, Straighter (2017 Release), Fact of Life (Short/Colchester Film Festival), Shooting Star (Music Video/The Big Bads/Rare Moustache), The Trip (Short/London Sci-Fi Festival 2014) and 13 (Short/Rare Moustache).

Associate/Assistant Director credits include: Barnum (Cameron Mackintosh/Michael Harrison), From Here To Eternity (West End, 2014 Cinema Release), Private Lives (Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh), La Fanciulla del West (Opera Holland Park), RENT (Greenwich Theatre), Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten (Aldeburgh Music Festival/BBC) and What You Will (Shakespeare’s Globe).

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Kelli Barclay

Associate Choreographer

Kelli Barclay

Associate Choreographer

Longtime associate of Randy Skinner on many Broadway productions including: 2001 TONY Award Revival of 42nd Street, Irving Berlin’s White ChristmasState Fair and Ain’t Broadway Grand.
Choreography credits in NYC include: the recent Himself and Nora at the Minetta Lane Theater, Pipe Dream at City Center’s Encores, Camelot in Concert, Oscar Hammerstein Awards.
Feature film: Made for Each Other.

She has been a part of the 42nd Street family, working on numerous productions including Broadway, US national tours, in New Zealand, Germany and Amsterdam. Kelli has choreographed and taught extensively throughout the country and abroad creating numerous original ballets for various dance companies. She has been on faculty at the prestigious American Ballet Theater’s NYC Dance Intensive.

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Simon Adkins

Resident Choreographer

Simon Adkins

Resident Choreographer

Simon trained at the Susan Taylor Dancing Academy, Banbury and then at Bird College, where he graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Dance and Theatre Performance.

Theatre includes: the original London productions of Jersey Boys (Bob Crewe), Viva Forever (Leon), Wicked and The Producers. Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the RainJerry Springer the Opera, Annie Get Your Gun, Cats (Macavity), Copacabana, Chicago, Beautiful and Damned, 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor) andGotta Sing Gotta Dance (Resident Director).

Film includes: Disney’s Cinderella (2015), De Lovely and The Callback Queen.

Music videos include: Emma Bunton’s ‘Maybe’ and Muse’s single ‘Time Is Running Out’.

Television includes: The Paul O’Grady show, The Royal Variety Performance 2008, 2006 and 2004, Blue Peter, Children In Need, Top Of The Pops, CD:UK, British Style Awards and MTV.

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Robert John Andrusko

Associate Set Designer

Robert John Andrusko

Associate Set Designer

Previously in the West End, as Associate Scene Designer: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Des. David Gallo).

Broadway, as Associate Scene Designer: Thoroughly Modern MillieGem of the OceanKing Hedley II (Des. David Gallo), The Farnsworth Invention (Des. Klara Zieglelrova), Swinging On A Star (Des. James Youmans).

Broadway, as Assistant Scene Designer: 42nd Street (Des. Douglas Schmidt), Dance of the VampiresVoices in the Dark (Des. David Gallo), Titanic (Des. Stuart Liang), The King and I (Des. Brian Thomson), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Des. Patrick Fahey).

Member of the fabrication team for Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton, adjunct faculty member, Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Drama since 2006 and, most importantly, proud Dad of Daria.

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Declan Randall

Associate Lighting Designer

Declan Randall

Associate Lighting Designer

Declan Randall has been designing professionally for 22 years and works extensively in opera, drama, dance and musicals, and also teaches at various colleges in the UK. Since his first show in 1995, his lighting designs have been experienced worldwide (UK, Europe, USA, Canada, South Africa, Asia and Australia). While primarily a lighting designer, Declan has also designed set and projection for numerous productions both in the UK and internationally, most recently for Our Country’s Good, The Rimers of Eldritch and Blood Wedding for GSA, and set and lighting design for David Baddiel’s My Family – Not The Sitcom. He was recently triple-nominated for the South African Theatre Awards for Best Set, Best Lighting and Best Projection Design for his work on Sister Act in Johannesburg last year. Declan’s first book was published in 2007 and he is currently writing his second book about lighting design.

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Olly Steel

Associate Sound Designer

Olly Steel

Associate Sound Designer

Olly’s audio industry career commenced in 2003 where he learnt his trade as a house sound engineer for a local theatre. Throughout his time in the industry Olly has covered many aspects of live and recorded audio, including rock ’n’ roll concert touring, corporate events, Olympic games events, outside broadcast and theatre productions. Fifteen years on, Olly’s primary focus is now musical theatre sound design culminating in a recent move to Orbital Sound Limited, where he holds a position in Sound Design and Project Development.

Recent productions include: Fat Friends the Musical (world premiere, Leeds Grand Theatre), Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre, London), Bat Out of Hell (world premiere, Coliseum Theatre, London), Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Toronto Seasons), Disney’s Cinderella (Rossiya Theatre, Moscow), Singin’ in the Rain (Rossiya Theatre, Moscow), The Producers (touring production, UK), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Paris, Moscow and Netherlands productions), The Rocky Horror Show (UK and Australian tours) and Sister Act (Circus Theatre, Netherlands).

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David Gallagher

Orchestra Manager

David Gallagher

Orchestra Manager

As Orchestral Manager: Matilda the Musical, From Here to Eternity (West End), Groundhog Day, Cinderella (The Old Vic), Matilda, Jackie The Musical, Bernadette Peters (UK tours), Crush the Musical (Coventry/Brighton/Richmond), Wolf Hall recordings (Broadway) and a variety of work with the National Symphony Orchestra.

As Musicians’ Contractor: Girl From the North Country, Queen Anne (West End) Fanny and Alexander, The Divide, A Christmas Carol, Dr Seuss’s The Lorax, Future Conditional, Richard III, The Tempest, As You Like It, The Cherry Orchard, The Winter’s Tale (Old Vic), Play Without Words (Sadler’s Wells/tour), amfAR Cinema Against Aids Gala (Cannes Film Festival) and Robin Hood (Universal Pictures).

David was Music Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2010-2011 and Music Manager at the National Theatre 2000-2010, working on musicals including My Fair Lady, South Pacific, Anything Goes, Jerry Springer The Opera and Caroline, or Change.

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Michael Linnit

Producer

Michael Linnit

Producer

Michael entered the entertainment industry in 1963, working as an agent at London Artists. In 1970, he moved to the New York Ashley-Famous Agency as an agent and television/film packager. In 1971, he moved to the Hollywood office. He became Vice-President at London International, representing actors, writers and directors and packaging television. In 1972, he returned to London as Managing Director of London International, now called ICM.
In 1974, he formed the agency Chatto & Linnit Ltd with Ros Chatto and Leslie Grade.

He represented Sydney Opera House throughout most of the 1970s, acquiring global product and overseeing production. He controlled The Rocky Horror Show from its inception for two decades.

In 1973, he produced his first West End play, What If You Died Tomorrow? by David Williamson, and has since produced a succession of plays for the West End, tours and Broadway.

He produced Torvill and Dean’s first spectacular at Wembley Stadium in 1984 and subsequently toured throughout the world for two years. He also produced the second spectacular in Russia in 1988 and the third in Australia in 1991, both productions for global consumption.

He returned to live in Hollywood in 1986, continuing to produce live entertainment, television and packaging. On his return to London he presented and produced daily entertainment television series Wild West End for Sky Television. He retains agency and production interests through various companies.

Recent West End productions include: Straight & Narrow with Nicholas Lyndhurst, The Long Johns with John Bird and John Fortune, Alan Ayckbourn’s Trilogy Damsels in Distress, Ying Tong: A Walk With The Goons, Michael Frayn’s Donkeys’ Years and Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Co-produced with the National Theatre: Tom Stoppard’s Jumpers, Michael Frayn’s Democracy, Alan Bennett’s The History Boys at Wyndham’s, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse (New London/New York/Toronto) and Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors (New York).

He produced the television film of Antony Sher’s Primo from the National Theatre stage, produced End of the Rainbow (New York) and co-produced People, Places and Things (Wyndham’s, 2016).

He is also associated with the National Theatre productions of One Man, Two Guvnors, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 

Plays transferred to the West End: One Man, Two Guvnors and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

He produced Sweeney Todd (London Coliseum, 2015), Sunset Boulevard (London Coliseum, 2016 and Broadway, 2017), 42nd Street (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 2017), Carousel (London Coliseum, 2017) and Chess (London Coliseum, 2018).

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Michael Grade

Producer

Michael Grade

Producer

Michael Grade has had a long career in broadcasting, encompassing London Weekend Television, the BBC, ITV, as well as over nine years as Chief Executive of Channel Four Television. In May 2004 he was appointed Chairman of the BBC, succeeding Gavyn Davies, resigning in November 2006 when his appointment as Executive Chairman of ITV was announced, a post he relinquished in 2009. Michael Grade was non-executive Chairman of Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios for 16 years.

He is non-executive Chairman of Infinity Creative Media and also of Gate Ventures. He is a Trustee of the Science Museum Group and in this capacity is Chairman of Bradford’s National Media Museum. He is also  an independent non-executive Director of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid company.  He is Chairman of the Charity Fundraising Regulator.

In 2014, together with industry colleague Michael Linnit, he formed the GradeLinnit Company entering into a joint venture with the English National Opera to produce popular musicals at their London Coliseum home when the ENO is on hiatus.

In January 2011 he became the Conservative Peer, Lord Grade of Yarmouth.

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Dr Johnny hon

Executive Producer

Dr Johnny hon

Executive Producer

Dr Johnny Hon is an international investor, entrepreneur and producer.

While studying for his PhD in Psychiatry at Cambridge University, which he was awarded in 1998, Dr. Hon founded the Global Group in 1997. Now with offices in Hong Kong and London, the Group has grown into a leading investment and corporate advisory firm.

Dr Hon was Executive Producer of the China and Hong Kong box office hit Protégé, and of the George W Bush biopic W, directed by Oliver Stone.

In 2016, he acted as Executive Producer of the London production of Sunset Boulevard, starring Glenn Close, at the London Coliseum, and as the Executive Producer of the Broadway production of the show, which opened at the New York Palace Theater on 9 February 2017 to huge critical and audience acclaim; the New York Times hailing Ms Close for a ‘performance of the century’.

He is delighted to be Executive Producer of 42nd Street.

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Gareth Johnson

General Manager

Gareth Johnson

General Manager

Gareth Johnson is currently General Manager for most of the productions produced by Michael Linnit and Lord Grade. Starting at Birmingham Rep in 1970, he has worked in the West End since 1973 on over 100 productions, most recently Sunset Boulevard with Glenn Close, Up and Down (Eifman Ballet of St Petersburg, London Coliseum), Uncle Vanya and The Three Sisters (Andrei Konchalovsky’s Mossovet State Academic Theatre, Wyndham’s), From Here To Eternity by Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice (Shaftesbury Theatre). He has worked with many producers including Sir Michael Codron, Nica Burns, Lee Menzies, Mark Goucher, Thelma Holt, Act Productions, Lee Dean and Stoll Moss Theatres.

He has served on the boards of Tara Arts (as Chair) and Theatr Mwldan, and has worked with Arts Council of Wales in an advisory capacity. He devised and ran annually for many years a course at RADA about producing and general management.

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