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Theatre credits include Kim in Miss Saigon (London/Sydney/UK Tour/10th Anniversary), Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar (London/Tokyo), Éponine in Les Misérables (London/Odyssey Arena Concert), Fantine in Les Misérables (London/Windsor Concert for HM Queen Elizabeth II), Grizabella in CATS (London/UK/Europe/Middle East/Asia Tours), Mimi in Rent (Europe Tour), Christmas Eve in AvenueQ (London), Sheila in Hair (London), Thanh in The Real Love (Los Angeles), Heidi in I Sing! (London), June in The Musical of Musicals (London), Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County (Manila), Inang Bayan in Rebel (Manila), Maria in West Side Story (Manila), Maria in The Sound of Music (Manila), Nellie in South Pacific (Manila), Blue Fairy in Pinocchio (Singapore), The Magic of Disney (London), Defying Gravity (Sydney), Jenna in Waitress (Manila), Bloody Mary in South Pacific (Chichester/ London/UK Tour) and as the first female The Engineer in the reimagined Miss Saigon (Sheffield). Television/Film credit include “Broken News” (BBC), “The Quest” (BBC), “Mummy Autopsy” (Discovery), “Call Me Tita” ((Netflix/iWant), “Babae Sa Septic Tank 3” (Netflix/iWant), “Maalaala Mo Kaya Kadena” (iWant) and “Flower of Evil” (Viu/iWant). She portrayed Candida in the feature film musical Ang Larawan/The Portrait winning the Metro-Manila Film Festival 2017 and the Gawad-Urian Best Actress Awards. Recordings include Miss Saigon (The Complete Symphonic Recording) as Kim, Jesus Christ Superstar (London Revival Cast) as Mary Magdalene, The Postman and the Poet (Concept Album) as Beatriz Gonzalez and Ang Larawan (Soundtrack) as Candida. Her debut album “Joanna Ampil” (Jay Records) was recorded at the Abbey Road Studios, followed by pop albums “Joanna Ampil” (VIVA Records) and “Try Love” (Sony Music) and can be heard on Apple Music and Spotify. She performed Grizabella in the 40th Anniversary Tour of CATS during the height of Covid-19 pandemic and at one point the only performing production in the world. This is chronicled in the documentary film “The Show Must Go On” (AppleTV).
Michael Ball is Britain’s leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award-winning, GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter. For over 30 years he has been at the top of his game, starring in musical theatre productions in the West End and on Broadway, winning critical acclaim, a devoted following and awards for his stage work and recording career.
Michael’s theatre credits include Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (ENO/Coliseum), Javert in Les Misérables – The Staged Concert (Gielgud Theatre), Anatoly in Chess (ENO/Coliseum), Mack in Mack and Mabel (Chichester/UK Tour), Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (West End) for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (Original West End Cast) for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Kismet (English National Opera), Patience (New York City Opera), The Woman in White (West End/Broadway), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West End), Passion, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love (West End/Broadway) and creating the role of Marius in Les Misérables (Original West End Cast). His television credits include the Victoria Wood BBC TV film, That Day We Sang, opposite his Sweeney Todd co-star Imelda Staunton.
Michael has a successful radio broadcasting career which includes his own show, The Michael Ball Show, on BBC Radio 2 on Sundays. He is also a popular TV presenter. He has hosted The Michael Ball Show on ITV1, his first TV travelogue Wonderful Wales on Channel 5, and most recently an Easter Sunday special for the BBC.
He regularly tours the UK as a concert artist and has sold millions of albums over the last 30 years; he’s performed in Australia, China, USA, Japan and, in 2007, made his BBC Proms debut with An Evening with Michael Ball at the Royal Albert Hall, which marked the first time a musical theatre star had been given a solo concert at the Proms. In 2016 he released Together, a collaborative effort with close friend and singer Alfie Boe, that featured performances of classic songs. The album became the UK’s best-selling album of 2016 and beat the likes of Little Mix and The Rolling Stones to the Christmas No.1 spot. Ball & Boe then released Together Again which brought the pair yet another No.1 album in 2017, and Back Together which landed them the No.2 spot in the Official Albums Chart. In 2020, Michael and Alfie released their first festive album Together at Christmas featuring both old favourites and originals. Thanks to their latest release Together in Vegas, which entered the UK album chart at No.3 in October 2022, they have now sold over 1.5 million albums in the UK, received two Classic Brit Awards, sold out two headline arena tours and presented three ITV Specials!
During the various U.K. lockdowns, Michael started to pen new material. The result was We Are More Than One, an album more personal than ever before. After learning how to write and record remotely, every track had an inspiring story to tell.
His debut novel, The Empire – published in Autumn 2022, became a Sunday Times Bestseller and he recently released his first ever memoir titled Different Aspects.
Maria Friedman is best known as a four-time Olivier Award-winning star of the musical stage; the heart of Maria’s career has been centered around the love and work of her dear friend Stephen Sondheim. She has played Dot in Sunday in the Park with George at the National Theatre, Fosca in Passion at the Queen’s (Olivier Award), Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd at the Royal Festival Hall, and Mary in Merrily We Roll Along at the Leicester Haymarket. Additionally, in concert, she has played Sally in Follies, and both Charlotte and Petra in A Little Night Music. Other stage credits include Trevor Nunn’s Fiddler on the Roof, The Woman in White and Ragtime at the Piccadilly Theatre; The Witches of Eastwick at Theatre Royal & Prince of Wales Theatre; and Chicago at the Adelphi. On screen, Maria was recently seen as Madame De Berthe in Starz’s Dangerous Liaisons, as well as in the current series of Unforgotten on ITV. Maria made her directorial debut with her award-winning production of Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory and West End). She went on to direct High Society at the Old Vic, Stepping Out (tour and West End), A Little Night Music in Japan, and Dusty – The Dusty Springfield Musical at Theatre Royal Bath. Maria recently co-directed and starred in the Old Friends Sondheim Gala to honor the life of Stephen Sondheim. Maria’s many international concert appearances include three sell-out seasons at New York’s prestigious Café Carlyle, and many concerts with Michael Legrand and the late Marvin Hamlisch. Most recently, she premiered her new cabaret show Lenny and Steve at the Hippodrome’s Matcham Room. Her most recent recording is Maria Friedman Sings The Great British Songbook on Sepia. Most recently, Maria directed Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway, currently playing to critical acclaim.
DANIEL DAE KIM
Daniel Dae Kim is an actor, director, producer, and social advocate widely known for his work in ABC’s “Lost,” CBS’s “Hawaii Five-O,” Netflix’s “Stowaway,” and Disney’s “Raya And The Last Dragon.” He is excited to be celebrating the legacy of Rodgers & Hammerstein, having last appeared as the King of Siam in Lincoln Center Theater’s 2017 production of The King and I.
Early next year, Kim will star as the villainous Fire Lord Ozai in the live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” for Netflix. Also in 2024, Daniel will head to South Korea to star in a new spy series that he and his company, 3AD, will produce for Amazon Studios. Currently, Kim can be seen on streaming platforms in BJ Novak’s FX series “The Premise,” Nat Geo’s “The Hot Zone: Anthrax,” and Apple TV+’s “Roar.” As a producer, Kim and 3AD executive produce the series “The Good Doctor,” set to enter its seventh season on ABC, as well as 2023’s multi-award-winning documentary feature film, Bad Axe.
His theater credits include the recent, critically acclaimed production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, as well as productions with London’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Public Theater, Theater For A New Audience, East West Players, Pan Asian Rep and NAATCO. New York is also where Daniel received his training, earning his MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Kim’s advocacy for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is longstanding. His testimony in front of Congress helped lead to the passage of the “Covid-19 Hate Crimes Act,” and he currently serves on the White House’s Commission for Asian American, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. He also serves on the Board of Gold House, with whom he partners, along with the Asian American Foundation on the Sunrise Collective, the first ever official AAPI centered House at the Sundance Film Festival.
Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actor. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two GRAMMY Awards and an Emmy, in 2015 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people and received the National Medal of Arts – America’s highest honor for achievement in the field – from President Barack Obama. In addition to her Tony-winning performances in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – the role that also served as the vehicle for her Olivier Award-nominated 2017 debut in London’s West End – she has appeared on Broadway in The Secret Garden; Marie Christine (Tony nomination); Henry IV; 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination); Shuffle Along, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Tony nomination); and Ohio State Murders (Tony nomination).
On television, she was seen by millions as the Mother Abbess in NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live!,” won an Emmy Award for her role as host of PBS’s “Live From Lincoln Center,” and received Emmy nominations for Wit, A Raisin in the Sun and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Having played Dr. Naomi Bennett on Shonda Rhimes’s “Private Practice” (ABC), and Liz Reddick (formerly Lawrence) on both “The Good Wife” (CBS) and “The Good Fight” (Paramount+), she may now be seen as Dorothy Scott on Julian Fellowes’ “The Gilded Age” (HBO). On film, she has appeared in Seven Servants, The Object of My Affection, Cradle Will Rock, It Runs in the Family, The Best Thief in the World, She Got Problems, Rampart, Ricki and the Flash, Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, the movie-musical Hello Again, Cinergistik’s documentary Whitney Houston in Focus, the Obamas’ Higher Ground Productions’ Rustin, and MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect.
McDonald is a Juilliard-trained soprano, whose opera credits include La voix humaine and Send at Houston Grand Opera, and Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at Los Angeles Opera, where the resulting recording earned her two GRAMMY Awards. She has issued five solo albums on the Nonesuch label as well as Sing Happy with the New York Philharmonic on Decca Gold. She also maintains a major career as a concert artist, regularly appearing on the great stages of the world, and with leading international orchestras. She is a founding member of Black Theatre United, board member of Covenant House International, and prominent advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, whose favorite roles are those performed offstage, as an activist, wife to actor Will Swenson and mother.
Julian Ovenden has built a reputation over the last two decades as a truly versatile performer in constant demand on stage and screen, in concert and in the recording studio.
Theatre work includes leading roles at the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida, the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the Young Vic, the RSC, Roundabout Theatre Company in NYC, and in the West End and on Broadway. Most recent stage work includes starring opposite Gillian Anderson in Ivo Van Hove’s All About Eve, and playing Emile de Becque in the smash hit revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, directed by Daniel Evans at Chichester Festival and Sadler’s Wells, for which he was nominated for the 2023 Olivier Award for Leading Actor in a Musical.
Julian has starred in many TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic, including “Downton Abbey,” “Foyle’s War,” “Person of Interest,” “Any Human Heart,” “Knightfall,” “Smash,” “The Crown,” “The Sound of Music Live” and “Adult Material.” Recent screen work includes the second season of Armando Ianucci’s “Avenue 5” for HBO, the global hit “Bridgerton” for Netflix and Shonda Rimes, and The People You Hate At The Wedding for Amazon. Julian has just begun to film the second season of “Trigger Point” for ITV and Jed Mercurio.
As a singer, Julian has headlined at some of the world’s great venues, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Royal Opera House, the Concertgebouw, the Palladium, the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. He has been a recording artist for both Warner Music and Universal. His latest recording work includes a Broadway duets album with American soprano Sierra Boggess, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel for John Wilson and the London Sinfonia.
LUCY ST. LOUIS
Lucy St. Louis trained at Laine Theatre Arts. She can currently be seen playing the role of Glinda in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in the West End. She most recently played Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, for which she won the Black British Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Both castings hold huge significance throughout theatre history as Lucy broke boundaries in being the first Black actress to play Glinda in the West End and the first Black actress ever to play Christine Daaé in the West End or on Broadway.
Theatre credits include Guenevere in Camelot (London Palladium), Antonia and U/S Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha (English National Opera), Diana Ross in the Original London Cast of Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre) for which she won Best Actress in a Musical at the International Achievement Recognition Awards, Little Eva/Shirelle in the Original London Cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), U/S and played Nabulungi in the Original London Cast of The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), U/S Sarah in Ragtime (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Tiger Lily in Peter Pan (Venue Cymru, Llandudno and Hawth Theatre, Crawley) and Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai Culture Square Theatre).
Film credits include Beauty and the Beast (Walt Disney Pictures) and Lavvie in Cosmic Rhapsody (Animation). Workshops include Clocks:1888 The Greener and Warhol, and the notable solo recording “Bliss” for the Silent Twins movie.
Lucy regularly appears in concerts and live appearances on screen and around the UK. Recent events include The Queens Platinum Jubilee (BBC), Magic at the Musicals (Royal Albert Hall), The Show Must Go On (The Palace Theatre), The Jonathan Ross Show (ITV), Tonight at the London Palladium (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent (ITV) and All-Star Musicals (ITV).
Aaron Tveit is a Tony-winning American theatre, television and film actor. He earned a 74th Annual Tony Award leading the cast of the world premiere production of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. A stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed film, the GRAMMY-nominated show premiered on Broadway in the summer of 2019. Tveit also received an Outer Critics Circle honor for his performance.
In July 2021, he was seen in Apple TV+’s new series “Schmigadoon!” Also starring Cecily Strong, Keegan Michael-Key, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth and more, the show follows a couple who on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone acts as if they’re in a musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.” He also appears in Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Stories,” and Audible and Broadway Video’s podcast “Hit Job,” alongside Keke Palmer, Pete Davidson and more.
Television audiences know him from USA network series “Graceland”; the CBS comic-thriller “Braindead,” where he played the male lead of Gareth, opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead; and the Emmy Award-winning television musical Grease: Live, where he played Danny Zuko opposite Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens. Most recently, Tveit was seen in Hallmark’s One Royal Holiday, opposite of fellow Broadway star Laura Osnes. He will next be seen in Apple TV+’s upcoming, untitled musical comedy series, produced by Lorne Michaels. He has also held numerous guest starring roles on “The Good Fight,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Good Wife,” “Ugly Betty” and “Law and Order: SVU.”
Tveit’s film credits include Les Misérables (where he was seen portraying the character Enjolras alongside Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe), Out of Blue, Created Equal, Better Off Single, Undrafted, Premium Rush, Howl and Ghost Town.
On Broadway, he starred in Catch Me If You Can, in the role of Frank Abagnale Jr., and also created the role of Gabe in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical Next to Normal, which he developed off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre and debuted on Broadway.
In addition to Wicked and Hairspray on Broadway, he starred in the national tours of Hairspray and Rent. He is featured on the cast recordings for Catch Me If You Can and Next to Normal, as well as his solo album The Radio in My Head: Live at 54 Below.
Tveit has received numerous honors for his work in theatre including the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance in Next to Normal and the Actors Equity Association Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Actor. Nominations include Distinguished Performance from the Drama League, Best Male Dancer from the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and Outstanding Featured Actor from the Outer Critics Circle Awards, all for his work in Catch Me If You Can.
Olivier nominated actress, singer and songwriter Marisha Wallace is a Broadway and West End sensation. She’s best known for starring in Guys & Dolls, Disney’s Aladdin, Dreamgirls, Something Rotten!, Waitress, Hairspray and most recently taking on the role of Ado Annie in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at the Young Vic, where she was nominated for an Olivier Award. Marisha is currently starring in Guys & Dolls where she received five-star reviews as Miss Adelaide.
She’s topped the music charts with her cover of Annie’s “Tomorrow,” released at the peak of the pandemic to raise funds for performers out of work and been playlisted on Radio 2 with her singles and subsequent album. Marisha took her album and EPs around the UK and the US with the Tomorrow tour. The tour was rated top 10 best concert in Minneapolis along with Harry Styles and Erykah Badu.
Marking her TV debut in 2021, Marisha starred in season two of Netflix’s “Feel Good” alongside Mae Martin, Lisa Kudrow and Eve, and in CBBC’s “Almost Never.” This added to an already incredible 12 months for Marisha where she fronted a Charlotte Tilbury campaign, performed on “This Morning” to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride, had Radio 2’s Album of the Week, performed on “Strictly Come Dancing,” “Dancing on Ice,” “Britain's Got Talent” and sang for the Queen at the Royal Variety Show and Festival of Remembrance.
Patrick Wilson is a critically acclaimed and award-winning actor who has quickly become well known for his vast variety of work. Over the years, Wilson has tackled lead roles in major Broadway musicals as well as starring in big-budget blockbusters.
He starred in the global sensation Aquaman, directed by James Wan. Wilson portrayed ORM, Aquaman’s (Jason Momoa) supervillain half-brother. The film was released in December 2018, with the box office surpassing $1 billion.
Patrick is widely acclaimed for his role of Ed Warren in The Conjuring franchise. The Conjuring is one of the top 5 highest grossing supernatural films of all time. The Conjuring 2 released in 2016 and grossed an impressive $40 million in its opening weekend. The Conjuring 3 (The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It) was released in May 2021.
Most recently, Patrick made his directorial debut as well as starring in Insidious 5 (Insidious: The Red Door), which became the highest grossing film in the franchise. Also set to come out this year, Wilson will return in the the highly anticipated sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Further down the line in 2024, the 4th Conjuring movie, The Conjuring: Last Rites, is set to be released. You can also anticipate seeing Wilson in Tunnels, directed by John Krokidas, which he will be starring in alongside Jaeden Martell, Alicia Silverstone and Anna Faris.
Additional film credits include Moonfall, Midway, In The Tall Grass, Annabelle Comes Home, The Nun, The Commuter, The Founder, A Kind of Murder, The Hollow Point, Bone Tomahawk, Zipper, Home Sweet Hell, Matters of the Heart, Jack Strong, Big Stone Gap, Stretch, Space Station 76, Insidious: Chapter 2, Insidious, Prometheus, Young Adult, The Ledge, Morning Glory, The Switch, The A-Team, Barry Munday, Watchmen, Life in Flight, Passengers, Lakeview Terrace, Purple Violets, Brothers Three: An American Gothic, Little Children, Running with Scissors, Hard Candy, The Phantom of the Opera, The Alamo and My Sister’s Wedding.
In 2015, Wilson garnered Critics’ Choice and Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor in a Limited Series for his portrayal as Lou Solverson in the hit TV series “Fargo.” Also on the small screen, Wilson received Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of the morally conflicted Joe Pitt in the HBO miniseries “Angels In America: Millennium Approaches,” the much honored 2003 adaptation of Tony Kushner’s award-winning “Angels In America: Perestroika.” He also starred in “A Gifted Man,” and the second season of the award-winning HBO original series “Girls.” The episode, “One Man’s Trash,” became one of the most talked about episodes of the show’s history, as well as one of the most watched episodes of the season. Additional television credits include appearances in “The Other Two,” “Little Demon” and “Teen Titans, Go!”
Wilson has also been honored with two consecutive Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Musical, one for his performance as Curly in the successful 2002 Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, for which he also received a Drama Desk Award nomination. He earned his first Tony nomination for his work in the 2001 Broadway hit The Full Monty, for which he also garnered Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations and won a Drama League Award. In 2006, he returned to Broadway to star in the revival of the Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park, opposite Amanda Peet. His most recent Broadway credit is the 2008-2009 revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, with John Lithgow, Dianne West and Katie Holmes.
Wilson, along with other film industry insiders, have formed a theater development company named Cinema Lab, which will focus on the restoration of theaters impacted by the pandemic. The group plans to buy, renovate and revive theaters across the U.S.
Born in Virginia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Wilson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Starting his career on the stage, he earned applause in the national tours of Miss Saigon and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. In 1999, he starred Off-Broadway in Bright Lights, Big City, winning a Drama League Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. That same year, he made his Broadway debut in Gershwin’s Fascinating Rhythm, for which he won another Drama League Award.
Patrick currently resides in New Jersey with his family.
Theatre credits include Cilla the Goose in Mother Goose (Duke of York’s Theatre/UK Tour); Fraulein Kost in Cabaret (Playhouse Theatre); Alyson in A Grand Night For Singing (Edinburgh Festival); Mrs. Burke in Girl From the North Country (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Annie in Calendar Girls (UK Tour); Mavis in Stepping Out (Vaudeville Theatre); Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (Sheffield Crucible); Violet Butterfield in Flowers For Mrs. Harris (Sheffield Crucible); Lottie in Mack & Mabel (Chichester & UK Tour); Jerry’s Girls (St. James Theatre); Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre); Aladdin in Aladdin (Hackney Empire); Courtesan in Comedy of Errors (Open Air Theatre Regents Park); Ella Peterson in Bells Are Ringing (Union Theatre), receiving the WOS Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical and OFFIE nomination for Best Actress; Olive James in Radio Times (Watermill, Newbury); Jenny in Company (Sheffield Crucible); and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (Playhouse Theatre). Anna-Jane played the title role in Sweet Charity and Piaf (Sheffield Crucible); Dot in Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory); Maggie in Hobson’s Choice; and Mabel in Mack and Mabel (both Watermill, Newbury), receiving the 2005 TMA award for Best Performance in a Musical for Mack & Mabel. Film/Television includes “Family Guy” (Downton Stewie Episode), “Silent Witness,” “Coronation Street,” “The Royal,” “Doctors,” “Eastenders,” “The Bill” and Beyond the Sea, directed by Kevin Spacey. She also had guest lead roles in “Heartbeat” and “Holby City.”
Lily began her career in Paris in Grease with Stage Entertainment Productions before moving to London to train at the Royal Academy of Music. Upon graduating, Lily made her West End debut as Cosette in the all-star staged concert of Les Misérables and opened the new production of the show at the Sondheim Theatre in 2020. She is currently playing Christine Daaé in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera.
Jordan Shaw's musical theatre credits include: Featured Ensemble in Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends (Gielgud Theatre); Enjolras in Les Misérables, for which he won Best Supporting Male Actor in a Musical at the Black British Theatre Awards 2022 (The Sondheim Theatre); Simba in The Lion King (International Tour); Hadestown (National Theatre); Kevin in Follies (National Theatre); Michael in Tick, Tick...BOOM! (Park Theatre), for which he was nominated and shortlisted for an OFFIE for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical; Stevie Wonder and understudied/played Marvin Gaye in Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); Pouncival u/s/played Munkastrap in CATS (London Palladium and Blackpool Opera House); the West End revival of Miss Saigon (Prince Edward Theatre); and u/s/played Charlie, Olen, Andy, Clarence and Dance Captain in The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic), directed by Susan Stroman.
Christopher Gattelli is an acclaimed director and choreographer. He received the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his choreography of Disney’s Newsies and won the Joe A. Callaway Award for Altar Boyz. He has also won the Lucille Lortel Award for Dogfight, Altar Boyz and Bat Boy: The Musical.
As a director/choreographer, his production of Silence! The Musical was included in TIME Magazine’s list of Top 10 Theatre, and Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas premiered at The New Victory Theater in collaboration with the Jim Henson Company.
Broadway choreography credits include My Fair Lady (Tony, OCC nominations), The SpongeBob Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The King and I (Tony, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, OCC nominations), The Cher Show (OCC nominations) and many others. His work in London includes The King and I (Olivier nomination), and he choreographed My Fair Lady at the Sydney Opera House, directed by Julie Andrews.
On film, Gattelli’s work includes Hail, Caesar!, Isn’t It Romantic and the live captures of Newsies and The King and I. His animated feature The Monkey King was released on Netflix in 2023, and his work will next appear in Wonka, directed by Paul King and starring Timothée Chalamet and Olivia Colman. In television, his choreography of the series Schmigadoon! (Apple) earned him Emmy nominations in 2022 and 2023. He has also choreographed for the shows Miracle Workers (Hulu) and Bupkis (Paramount).
SIMON LEE has enjoyed success across several disciplines in many genres of music, but is, above all, a conductor. He has recorded over fifty albums with many of the great orchestras and artists, who range from José Carreras to Björk. Most recently, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Symphonic Suites.
Simon has worked extensively as a Music Supervisor in musical theatre. London productions include The Phantom of the Opera, The Sound of Music, Love Never Dies, The Wind in the Willows, The Woman in White (also Broadway), Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar(also Broadway) and many more.
Films include The Phantom of the Opera, Björk Vespertine Live at the Royal Opera House, CATS.
A long association with the music of Andrew gave rise to another, that of Nick Lloyd Webber. This included The Little Prince (with James D Reid) and Fat Friends.
Bernstein’s On The Town at English National Opera, Porgy and Bess and Tosca have been other highlights.
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
After long and highly distinguished careers with other collaborators, Richard Rodgers (Composer, 1902-79) and Oscar Hammerstein II (Librettist/Lyricist, 1895-1960) joined forces in 1943 to create the most successful partnership in American Musical Theatre. Prior to joining forces, Rodgers collaborated with lyricist Lorenz Hart on musical comedies that epitomized wit and sophistication (Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Babes In Arms and more), while Hammerstein brought new life to operetta and created the classic Show Boat with Jerome Kern. Oklahoma!, the first Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, introduced an integrated form that became known as “the musical play.” Their shows that followed included Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. Collectively, the Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals have earned Tony, Oscar, GRAMMY, Emmy, Pulitzer and Olivier Awards. The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is a Concord Company, concord.com.