Cast & Creative
Trained at Arts Educational Schools, London.
Theatre credits include Bat Out of Hell (London Coliseum and Dominion Theatre); The Selfish Giant (Vaudeville Theatre); RSCs Matilda (Cambridge Theatre) and Carrie (Southwark Playhouse).
Other credits include On the Team (Above The Fray); Bananaman (Aria Entertainment); Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Global Creatures); Beauty and the Beast (Camberley Theatre); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Rags the Musical (Lyric Theatre, West End) and workshops for The Old Vic.
Olly was part of the original cast for the World Premiere of Back to the Future at the Manchester Opera House and is reprising the role of Marty McFly.
Roger Bart’s presence extends to both the small and big screens, as well as to the stage.
He is perhaps best known in the theatre for originating the role of 'Carmen Ghia' in Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, The Producers, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. He recreated this memorable character for Universal's film adaptation of the musical.
Bart has worked extensively in television and was seen most recently in the series regular role of "Judge Wilson" in the Freeform series, Good Trouble. He has been seen on a number of television series including Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events; Epix's Graves; Netflix's Grace and Frankie, as well as Showtime's Episodes. Other popular television appearances include Revenge; Desperate Housewives and 30 Rock.
Bart starred in the independent films, Ghost Light; Speech & Debate; and Jay Roach's adaptation of Trumbo. Other film credits include Last Vegas (CBS Films); Law Abiding Citizen (Overture); Harold & Kumar 2 (New Line); The Producers (Universal); American Gangster (Universal) and The Stepford Wives (Paramount).
In addition to his Tony Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for his role in The Producers, Bart also won the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his performance as "Snoopy" in the revival of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. He also starred in the musical, Young Frankenstein, originating the title character, "Dr. Frederick Frankenstein," based on the smash hit 1974 film, Young Frankenstein which paired him again with his Producers' creator, Mel Brooks. His other notable stage appearances include Disaster! (Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination); The Frogs; Triumph Of Love; King David and Big River. He was last seen on stage as "Hades," in the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre production of Hercules, revisiting the piece that he first brought life to as the singing voice of "Young Hercules" in Disney's animated feature film singing the Oscar nominated song Go The Distance.
Film credits include: The Festival
Television credits include: Atlanta, Defending the Guilty, Urban Myths, Doc Martin, Death in Paradise and Juice.
Back to the Future marks Hugh’s West End debut.
Trained at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
Rosanna recently appeared in a public workshop of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Unmasked at The Other Palace. Other credits include Rosalie Mullins in School Of Rock, The Musical (Gillian Lynne); Alice in I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road (Jermyn Street); Betty Hapschatt in Shock Treatment (Kings Head); Hope Cladwell in Urinetown (Apollo); Shrek, The Musical (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Sister Act, The Musical (London Palladium) and Carousel (The Savoy).
Cedric Neal most recently was a semi-finalist on The Voice UK 2019 Series. He made his West End debut as Berry Gordy in the original London cast of Motown- The Musical. Neal was featured as The Arbiter in the first revival of Chess at London's Coliseum.
Other London credits include Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre; the European premiere of 21 Chump Street at the Courtyard Theatre; ‘Willie’ in the Soho Theatre premiere of The View Upstairs; the critically acclaimed concert staging of Martin Smith's musical King, portraying the legendary civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Cy Coleman's revue - Rhythm Of Life (St. James Theatre) and a turn as Sporting Life in Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's Olivier Nominated production of The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess. Broadway credits include the Tony Nominated After Midnight (Director/Choreographer- Warren Carlyle) and the 2012 Tony Winning revival of The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess (Director- Diane Paulus.). Mr. Neal was an original member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at the Dallas Theater Center, where he starred in productions of The Who's Tommy (Tommy); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck); A Christmas Carol (Christmas Past); Death Of A Salesman (Happy Loman), and as Billy Lyons in the World Premiere of the musical Stagger Lee.
His American Regional Theatre credits include - Pollard Theatre (Oklahoma); Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA); Zach Theatre (Austin, TX); American Repertory Theatre (Cambridge, MA); Uptown Players, WaterTower Theatre; Theatre Three; Jubilee Theatre and Dallas Children's Theatre (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas)
Television Credits include: The Good Guys (Fox) and Seasons 4 & 5 of the Emmy Winning Drama Friday Night Lights (NBC-Universal). 2012 & 2014 Tony Awards Telecast. NBC Today Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the 2015 Olivier Awards Telecast.
Film Credits include: Lost In London (Written, Produced and Starring - Woody Harrelson)
Cedric studied Classical Vocal Performance at the prestigious Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY.) His training also includes the Interlochen Arts Academy, and he's a proud graduate of Booker T. Washington HSPVA (Dallas, Texas.) Awards include - Helen Hayes Award (Outstanding Supporting Actor- Dreamgirls), Texas Legacy Of Success; Leon Rabin Award (Outstanding Supporting Actor - Tick, tick...BOOM) Cedric is featured on the Original Cast Recording of The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess as The Crabman.
Glory to God for LIFE. Love to my Husband, Mitchell and our Doghter, Brookland, and thanks to Claire O’Sullivan and Revolution Talent.
Courtney-Mae appeared as Peggy Schuyler/ Maria Reynolds in Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre).
Other Credits Include: Ensemble in Hamilton Original London Cast (Victoria Palace Theatre); Emily Walters/Cover Fran in Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Princess of Wales Theatre); ensemble/Cover Carla in In the Heights (Southwark Playhouse/King’s Cross Theatre); ensemble/Cover Joice Heth in Barnum (No 1 UK tour); Kiss Me, Kate (BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall); vocalist for Kerry Ellis Live (London Palladium) and Tigerlily in Peter Pan (Sunderland Empire).
Television credits include: BBC Children in Need; The Royal Variety Performance and BBC Proms.
Courtney-Mae was part of the original cast for the World Premiere of Back to the Future at the Manchester Opera House and is reprising the role of Jennifer Parker.
Aidan trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
Theatre credits include: Showtune (Union Theatre); Christopher Wiseman in Unfolding Tales (Stockwell Playhouse).
Theatre whilst training includes: Shrek in Shrek: The Musical (Guildford School of Acting, Jenny Sawyer); Professor Bhaer in Little Women (Guildford School of Acting, Bronagh Lagan); Mr Tinsworthy/Ensemble in 9 to 5 (Guildford School of Acting, Samuel Harjanne); Louis the Tenor in Pal Joey (Guildford School of Acting, Sean McNamara).
Aidan is delighted to be making his West End debut in Back to the Future.
Theatre includes Strickland in Back to the Future - The Musical (Manchester Opera House); Monsieur Andre in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s Theatre); Jerry in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Simeon in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre); Kite/Priest in Brighton Rock (Almeida Theatre); Player in Oh! What a Lovely War (NT), Mitch in Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Queen’s Theatre); Turnov/Poppa (Alternate) in Starlight Express (Apollo Victoria Theatre); Mad Hatter/Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland (Birmingham Rep); Peter Pan and Pirates of Penzance (Savoy Theatre); Elvis -The Musical (Prince of Wales Theatre) and La Cava (Victoria Palace).
Television and Film includes Death of England: Face to Face (NT/Sky TV); Harry Hill’s Tea Time (Sky TV - Pilot); Gigglebiz (CBeebies/BBC), Muppets Most Wanted (Disney), Love in the Supermarkets (BBC), The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary (Universal), Moon Over Princess Street and Size Matters (Peppers Ghost).
Awards include Best Actor (Win) - ISA Awards; Best Actor (Nominated) LA Indie Film Fest’; Golden Jester Comedy Award (Finalist) and IMA Music Award (Nominated).
Other credits include Mark is the recipient of over 50 Indie Short Film Awards and Nominations for writing/directing.
Training: Laine Theatre Arts.
Theatre credits includes Dave McFly/us Marty McFly in Back to the Future (Manchester Opera House); Jonny Casino/us Danny in Grease (UK Tour); Ensemble in Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse); Ensemble in The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre); Lewis U/S Joe Casey in Our House (UK Tour); Featured Ensemble in The Braille Legacy (Charing Cross Theatre); Joe Pesci U/S Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre); Pinocchio in Shrek (UK Tour); Dick in Dick Whittington (White Rock Theatre, Hastings); Ensemble in Anything Goes (Kilworth House); Ensemble U/S Pepper MAMMA MIA! (Prince of Wales and Novello Theatre); Ensemble in 42st Street Gala (London Palladium); Dance Captain U/S Dame in Sleeping Beauty (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford) and Ensemble U/S Wishee Washee in Aladdin (Civic Theatre, Chelmsford)
Emma grew up in Yorkshire and trained The Urdang Academy, London.
Her credits include: Back to the Future (Workshop/Manchester Opera House); Dr Dolittle (UK Tour); Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour) and Salad Days (Union Productions Ltd/Theatre Royal Bath).
She is making her West End debut in Back to the Future.
Rhianne Trained at Laine Theatre Arts after attending her local dance school in Twickenham. After graduating in 2015 some of her previous Film and Theatre credits include Betty/Ensemble in Back to the Future The Musical (Original Cast, Manchester Opera House); Mrs Potiphar in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Kilworth House Theatre); Maria in Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour); Ensemble Oklahoma (Grange Park Opera); Featured Ensemble in Thursford Christmas Spectacular; Onstage Swing in Funny Girl (UK Tour); Ensemble in Cinderella (London Palladium); Dancer for Ten Pieces (BBC Proms); Role of Debutante in Disney Feature Beauty and the Beast 2017 (Disney Films) and Singer/Dancer in Seven Seas Navigator (Regent Seven Seas Cruises); Dancer for Andre Rieu (Sunday Night at the Palladium, ITV); Singer/Dancer for Whats On Stage Awards; Ensemble u/s Tiger Lilly in Peter Pan (Dartford & Nottingham Qdos Pantomimes).
Rhianne is thrilled to be making her West End Debut as Betty in Back to the Future The Musical.
Amy started as an associate to the New English Contemporary Ballet before furthering her training at Kate Simmons Dance
She was part of the 30th anniversary cast of Starlight Express in Bochum, Germany as Joule cover Carrie/Belle.
Amy has also worked as a park wide swing for Universal Studios Japan covering over eleven different shows, such as The Bride of Frankenstein in Universal Monsters Live Rock and Roll Show; Slytherin Student in The Frog Choir at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Singer in the Sesame Street Funky Party.
Amy is very excited to help bring the stage adaption of Back to the Future to life after being part of its most recent workshop and its production at Manchester Opera House.
Amy would love to take the opportunity to thank her Mum and Dad, Lisa and Andy, for their unconditional love and support.
Training: Bird College
Theatre credits include Swing and understudy Reyer, Buquet, Passarino in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s); Ensemble in Sunset Boulevard (Curve & UK Tour); Hortensio in Kiss Me Kate (Welsh National Opera); Ensemble in Jackie the Musical (UK tour); Wolf in Red Riding Hood – the Musical (Pleasance); Understudy Harry, Bill, Sam in MAMMA MIA! (Novello); Amos Hart in Chicago (Leicester Curve); Ru and understudy Charlie Kringas in Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory & Harold Pinter); Understudy Wizard and Uncle Henry in The Wizard of Oz (Palladium); Understudy Herman in Sweet Charity (Haymarket); Swing in Mary Poppins (UK tour); Goody and understudy Joe Vegas in Fame (European tour) and Miss Saigon (UK tour).
Workshop credits include: Wolf in Snow White and Me (Pippa Clearly/Philip LaZebnik); Quinn in The American Clock (Rachel Chavkin) and My Land’s Shore (Orton/Gould).
Training: Arts Educational School
Credits whilst training include Adam in Freaky Friday; Winthrop in Legally Blonde; Whats On Stage Awards 2020; The Olivier Awards 2019; BBC Proms: West Side Story; BBC Proms: On The Town
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Jamal trained at Masters Performing Arts College.
Theatre Credits include Tyrone Jackson in Fame ( 2019 UK Tour, West End and Troubadour Theatre); The Bodyguard (UK Tour); Guys And Dolls (UK Tour); Thriller Live (West End); Dick Whittington (His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen) and the World Premiere of Back to the Future at the Opera House, Manchester in March 2020.
Other Credits include Genius (Film); National Television Awards; L.L - Salt Music Video; Alexandra Burke - Renegade Music Video, Sport Direct and WOWCHER adverts (Television).
Training: Bird College.
Television: Moki in The Power (Amazon Studios & Sister Pictures).
Theatre whilst training: Buddy Foster in Side Show; Chad in Bring It On; Brad Majors in The Rocky Horror Show.
Other credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (ExCel London); Astoria (Stratford Circus Arts Centre); Showtime (Jersey Opera House); Mamma Mia! 2 Here We Go Again (Press release for Universal Studios).
Back to the Future marks Morgan's West End debut. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love and support.
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre credits includes Rory in The Boy in the Dress (Royal Shakespeare Company); Bellboy/Wallace Hartley in Titanic (International tour); Joe Spud in Billionaire Boy (Nuffield Southampton & UK tour); John in Moonfleet (Salisbury Playhouse); Doody in Grease (UK Tour and Tel Aviv); Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Churchill Theatre, Bromley); Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd (Derby Theatre/Mercury Theatre Colchester); Dusty in The Burnt Part Boys (Park Theatre); Bojovic in Pentecost (Derby LIVE) and Kurt in The Sound of Music (London Palladium)
Television credits include Magic Grandad (BBC/Glasshead)
Workshops credits include The Osmonds (2Entertain), The Wind Singer (RSC), The Band (David Pugh Ltd/Take That), Bedbug and Feather Boy (both National Theatre), The Wall (Complicite) and Matilda (RSC)
Cameron trained at Guildford School of Acting
Theatre credits include Back to the Future (Opera House, Manchester); Legends Live (NCL Cruise); Back to the Future (Workshop); The Other Guys 21 Theatre Ltd/Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Television credits include SAS Rogue Heroes, Belgravia
Alessia trained at Laine Theatre Arts.
Theatre credits include Ensemble in Back To The Future (Manchester Opera House); Ensemble/Cover Baby/Lisa Houseman/Elizabeth in Dirty Dancing (UK Tour); Ensemble/First Cover Frenchy & Cha Cha in Grease (UK Tour); Ensemble in Peter Pan (QDOS); Bambi Bernet in Curtains (Laine Theatre Arts) and Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Polka Dot Pantomimes).
Commercial credits include Just Eat
Laura trained at Elmhurst School of Dance & Performing Arts.
Theatre credits include Back To The Future (Manchester Opera House); Dick Whittington (Hackney Empire); Legally Blonde the Musical (UK/Ireland Tour); UK/European Premiere of Big the Musical (Plymouth Theatre Royal/Bord Gáis Energy Theatre); Cathy/1st Cover Gemma in UK Premiere Jackie the Musical (UK Tour); Singin’ in the Rain (Kilworth House) and The Merry Widow (London City Opera, US tour).
Credits as Choreographer include Made in Dagenham (Waterside Theatre, Manchester); Aladdin (Harlington Theatre, Fleet) and Various productions onboard Crystal Cruises (Worldwide Entertainment).
Other credits include Fait Accompli (Directed by Baz Luhrmann & Rob Ashford)
Cast Recordings Big The Musical (Original UK Cast).
Laura was part of the original cast for the World Premiere of Back to the Future at Manchester Opera House and is delighted to be returning to the show and making her West End debut.
Nic is a 2020 graduate from Arts Educational Schools London.
Credits whilst training include Katherine in Disney’s Freaky Friday (Luke Kernaghan) and Nice Work If You Can Get It (Jonathan O’Boyle).
Other credits include Claire in Ordinary Days (The Theatre Cafe); Worlds Apart (Luke Kernaghan); Soapdish (Rachel Kavanagh); The Olivier Awards (Larry Blank), West Side Story and On The Town BBC Proms (John Wilson).
Training: ArtsEd London, BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre, 2018.
Theatre credits includes Hairspray (Cork Opera House) and Feuilly / 1st Cover Marius in Les Miserables (UK & Ireland Tour).
Credits while training include Clifford Bradshaw in Cabaret and Ensemble in Top Hat.
Shane most recently made his West End Debut in Les Miserables in the role of Prouvaire / 1st Cover Marius.
Training: ArtsEd BA(Hons)
Theatre credits include Clock Tower Lady/1st Cover Lorraine in Back To The Future (Manchester Opera House); Ensemble in BIG The Musical (Dominion Theatre); Ensemble/Cover Kiki Dee in Dusty the Musical (UK Tour); Ensemble/Cover Lorraine in 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Swing in Big The Musical (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin); Brenda/1st Cover Amber in Hairspray (UK Tour); Iris/1st Cover Dinah and Assistant Dance Captain in High Society (The Old Vic).
Other credits include BBC Sports Relief (with Back To The Future); This Morning; Tonight at the Palladium; BBC One Show (all with 42nd Street); Assistant Choreographer for Pinocchio (Greenwich Theatre); Featured soloist in Les Mis Montage for BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night; The Olivier Awards and Children in Need.
Melissa trained at Guildford School of Acting and graduated with a First Class degree in Musical Theatre.
Theatrical credits: Consuela/Cover Maria in West Side Story (The Royal Exchange Manchester); Sasha/Cover Marilyn and Vocal Captain in Soho Cinders (Charing Cross Theatre); Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Upstage Productions); Lead Vocalist and Dance Captain in Bring the Heat (Veritas Entertainment); Principal Vocalist for P&O Oceana; Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Theatre Royal Wakefield) and Alex and Choreographer in Spilt Milk (The Other Palace).
Theatre whilst training: Princess Jasmine/Ensemble in Fabulous 50 (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); Chris Hargensen in Carrie: The Musical.
Other: Ghost Girl in Dreamer (Interactive Video); Featured Girl in Fallen Angels (Adamantine Pictures).
Melissa would like to thank her friends and family for all their love and support as she makes her West End debut in Back to the Future.
Charlotte trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating with a BA (hons) in Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits include Acrobat/cover Miss Honey and Mrs Wormwood in the RSC’s Matilda, assistant dance captain and cover Hope in Urinetown, cover Kathy Seldon in Singin’ in the Rain, and cover Glinda and Nessarose in Wicked (West End) and dancing alongside Strictly Come Dancing’s Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace in The Last Tango (all West End), Maggie in A Chorus Line (Leicester Curve), Glinda/Aunt Em in The Wizard of Oz (Blackpool Opera House), Me and My Girl (Chichester Festival Theatre), Jellylorum and understudy Grizabella in Cats (international tour), The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour), Fame (UK tour),Footloose (UK tour) and Jemima and Rumpleteaser in Cats (European tour).
Justin trained at D&B Academy of Performing Arts.
Theatre credits include u/s George in Back To The Future (Manchester Opera House) directed by John Rando; Goldilocks and the Three Bears (London Palladium); u/s Kassim in Disney's Aladdin (Prince Edward Theatre); Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate (Kilworth House Theatre); Danny Zuko and Johnny Casino in Grease (World Trade Centre, Dubai & Curve, Leicester) directed by Nikolai Foster; Bernardo in West Side Story (Kilworth House Theatre); Sky in MAMMA MIA! (International Tour); understudied and played Fiyero in Wicked (Apollo Victoria Theatre); the title role in Aladdin (Shaw Theatre); u/s Billy and Jordan in Dirty Dancing (National Tour).
Television credits include Comic Relief (BBC); Children in Need (BBC); Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV) and Let's Dance for Comic Relief (BBC).
Film credits includes Aladdin - Live Stage Recording (Disney); Villager/Ensemble in MAMMA MIA! Here We Go Again (Littlestar/Universal Studios); Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (Warner Brothers Studios).
Tavio trained at Arts Educational School.
Stage Credits include Booker T.Washington in Ragtime (ArtsEd) and Skimbleshanks in Cats (ArtsEd).
Back to the Future is Tavio’s West End Debut.
Bob Gale is an Oscar®-nominated Screenwriter-Producer-Director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Cinema from the University of Southern California in 1973, where he met and began his association with his longtime collaborator, Robert Zemeckis.
Gale has written or co-written over 30 screenplays and his other film credits include 1941, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Used Cars, Trespass and Interstate 60, the last of which he also directed. In addition to his film and television work, and being the ‘Gatekeeper’ for the BTTF franchise, Gale has written comic books including Spider-Man, Batman and IDW’s Back to the Future title, thus proving to his father that he did not waste hours and hours reading comics in his youth. He has given talks on screenwriting in colleges across the USA, and enjoys meeting fans at comic conventions and Back to the Future events. He has also served as an expert witness in over 25 plagiarism lawsuits, even though this has occasionally required him to wear a suit and tie. When he’s not in production, writing, or wasting time on the internet, he actually does take out the trash, even when his wife doesn’t ask (well, sometimes he does). Gale lives in California with his wife and dog. Back to the Future the Musical is his first foray into writing for the stage.
Robert Zemeckis won an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and a Director’s Guild of America Award for Best Director for the hugely successful and popular Forrest Gump. The film’s numerous honours also included a Best Picture Oscar® and for Tom Hanks, a Best Actor Oscar.
Early in his career, he co-wrote with Bob Gale and directed Back to the Future, which was the top-grossing release of 1985, and for which Zemeckis shared Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Screenplay. He then went on to helm Back to the Future, Part II and Part III, completing one of the most successful film franchises in motion picture history.
Zemeckis has continued to bring an impressive number of popular films to the screen including the comedies Used Cars and I Wanna Hold Your Hand, the romantic adventure Romancing the Stone starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, and the macabre comedy hit Death Becomes Her starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis.
He also directed Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, cleverly blending live action and animation in a feature film, resulting in a worldwide box office smash.
Zemeckis re-teamed with Hanks directing and producing the contemporary drama Cast Away, which opened to critical and audience acclaim.
He directed and produced Contact, starring Jodie Foster, based on the best-selling novel by Carl Sagan. He also co-wrote and directed the motion capture film The Polar Express, starring Tom Hanks as a charming train conductor taking children on a magical adventure to the North Pole.
Zemeckis produced and directed his second motion capture film, Beowulf, which starred Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie, based on one of the oldest surviving pieces of Anglo-Saxon literature, written before the 10th Century AD. He released another advanced motion-capture film: A Christmas Carol, based on the celebrated and beloved classic story by Charles Dickens, which he both wrote and directed for The Disney Studios.
Zemeckis returned to live action direction with the critically acclaimed dramatic feature film Flight, for Paramount Pictures starring Denzel Washington. Under the direction of Zemeckis, Washington received an Academy Award nomination for the role. For The Walk, he directed Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ben Kingsley in the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s 1974 attempt to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
He then directed the romantic thriller Allied, starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, telling the compelling story of the relationship between a Canadian Intelligence Officer and a French Resistance Fighter against the backdrop of WWII in North Africa in 1942.
Along with Caroline Thompson Zemeckis, he wrote the screenplay for Welcome to Marwen, which he directed for Universal Pictures. The film starred Steve Carell as artist Mark Hogancamp who created a miniature WWII-era village as a way to recover from a violent assault. He then directed The Witches for Warner Bros Studios. Zemeckis produced such films as The Frighteners, Monster House, Last Holiday, and as a producer brought the true-life story of The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, starring Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson, to the big screen.
Along with Bob Gale, Zemeckis co-wrote Trespass. He and Gale previously wrote 1941, which began a long-time association with Steven Spielberg.
In 1998, Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke partnered to form the ImageMovers, a production company dedicated to telling character-driven stories across many genres for film and television incorporating their cutting-edge and innovative digital technology. For the small screen, his television directing credits include episodes of Spielberg’s Amazing Stories and HBO’s Tales From the Crypt. He serves as Executive Producer on Medal of Honor for Netflix, and also Executive Produces on Blue Book for the History Channel and Executive Produces on Manifest for NBC and Warner Bros Studios.
In March 2001, the USC School of Cinema-Television celebrated the opening of the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts. This state-of-the-art centre is the country’s first and only fully digital training centre and houses the latest in non-linear production and post-production equipment as well as stages, a 50-seat screening room and USC student-run television station, Trojan Vision. Presently, for his next directorial effort, Zemeckis is in post-production on Pinocchio, which he also co-wrote for the Walt Disney Studios.
In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list of over 100 films, Silvestri has composed some of the most recognisable and beloved themes in movie history. His efforts have been recognised with two Oscar® nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, four Grammy® awards, two Emmy® awards, and numerous International Film Music Critics Awards, Saturn Awards, and Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
Born in New York City and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Silvestri first dreamed of becoming a jazz guitar player. After attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston, he hit the road as a performer and arranger. Landing in Hollywood at the age of 22, he found himself successfully composing the music for 1972’s The Doberman Gang, which established his place in the world of film composing. The 1970s witnessed the rise of energetic synth-pop scores, establishing Silvestri as the action rhythmatist for TV’s highway patrol hit CHiPs. This action-driven score caught the ear of a young filmmaker named Robert Zemeckis, whose 1984 hit film, Romancing the Stone, was the perfect first date for the composer and director. Its success became the basis of a decades-long relationship that continues to this day. Their numerous collaborations have taken them through fascinating landscapes and stylistic variations, from the Back to the Future trilogy to Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the tension of What Lies Beneath and Death Becomes Her, to the cosmic wonder of Contact; the emotional isolation of Castaway, to the magic of The Polar Express, to Zemeckis’ 1994 Best Picture winner, Forrest Gump, for which Silvestri’s gift for melodically beautiful themes earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination. This 38-year, 21-film collaboration includes such recent films as Flight, Allied and The Witches based on Roald Dahl’s 1973 classic book. Zemeckis and Silvestri are currently working on Walt Disney’s Pinocchio starring Tom Hanks.
Though the Zemeckis/Silvestri collaboration is legendary, Silvestri has scored films of every imaginable style and genre. His energy has brought excitement and emotion to the hard-hitting orchestral scores for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, James Cameron’s The Abyss as well as Predator 1 and 2 and The Mummy Returns. Alan’s diversity is on full display in family entertainment films such as The Father of the Bride 1 and 2, The Parent Trap, Stuart Little 1 and 2, Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, The Croods as well as Night at the Museum 1, 2 and 3 while his passion for melody fuels the romantic emotion of films like The Bodyguard and What Women Want.
In 2018-19 Alan composed the music for Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. These films are the culmination of a partnership with Marvel that began in 2011 with his dynamically heroic score for Captain America: The First Avenger followed by The Avengers in 2012. Alan’s collaboration with Marvel helped propel The Avengers: Infinity Saga to spectacular worldwide success.
Silvestri’s success has also crossed into the world of songwriting. His partnership with six-time Grammy Award-winner Glen Ballard has produced hits such as the Grammy-winning and Oscar- nominated song ‘Believe’ (Josh Groban) for The Polar Express, ‘Butterfly Fly Away’ (Miley Cyrus) for Hannah Montana The Movie, ‘God Bless Us Everyone’ (Andrea Bocelli) for A Christmas Carol and ‘A Hero Comes Home’ (Idina Menzel) for Beowulf. In addition to Back to the Future the Musical, Alan and Glen continue their long collaboration with new songs for the upcoming Robert Zemeckis production Pinocchio for Disney, scheduled for release in 2022.
Six-time Grammy Award®-winner Glen Ballard is one of popular music’s most accomplished producers and songwriters, whose records have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
Through his Los Angeles-based production company, Augury, Ballard is developing a diverse slate of projects in which music plays a central role. His most recent project is the Netflix Original series The Eddy: a music-driven multicultural drama about a jazz band trying to survive in chaotic modern-day Paris, which debuted in May 2020. Ballard wrote and composed original songs and music for the limited series and served as an executive producer alongside Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle, BAFTA and Tony Award®-winning writer Jack Thorne, and Emmy®-winning producer/director Alan Poul.
Ballard wrote original lyrics and music for Ghost the Musical, which debuted in 2011 and has since been touring worldwide. Ballard is also writing songs for the stage version of the 1979 movie The Rose, to be produced by Gail Berman (The Jackal Group) and Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz in association with Augury. Ballard produced and co-wrote Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (33 million worldwide, four Grammys, and named Best Album of the Decade by Billboard magazine), and in 2019 a musical called Jagged Little Pill featuring all of the songs from the album debuted on Broadway. Directed by Diane Paulus with a book by Diablo Cody, the musical Jagged Little Pill was nominated for 15 Tony Awards in 2020.
Ballard has written and produced songs for Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Dave Matthews, Shakira, Katy Perry, Idina Menzel, George Benson, Ringo Starr, George Strait, Wilson Phillips, Van Halen, Chaka Khan, Patti Austin, Al Jarreau, Andrea Bocelli and many others. His production credits include producing and arranging records for Annie Lennox, No Doubt and POD. Ballard co-wrote and arranged ‘Man in the Mirror’ for Michael Jackson and co-wrote and produced the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated song ‘Believe’ (Josh Groban) for the feature film The Polar Express.
His work in film includes writing original songs for Charlotte’s Web, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol, The Croods, The Mummy’s Return, Valentine’s Day and Disney’s upcoming live-action retelling of Pinocchio.
Olivier Award winning producer Colin Ingram has worked in the theatre industry for 27 years with some of the world’s leading producers, directors, designers and writers. He has worked nine years on Back to the Future –The Musical, developing, workshopping and producing it at Manchester Opera House and now at the Adelphi Theatre. The production won Best Musical in 2022 at the Olivier Awards, What’s On Stage Awards and Broadwayworld.com.
He thanks Glen Ballard for introducing him to ‘the Bobs’ and for them trusting him with the musical.
Colin acts as global producer on Ghost the Musical, which has been staged in 22 countries in 14 languages in over 30 productions. He lead-produced the musical in Manchester, London and Broadway where it was nominated for five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards® and won Best Musical at the Manchester Theatre Awards.
He was Executive Producer of the Tony and Olivier-Award winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End and consulted on the Broadway and Australian productions.
He also lead-produced Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway and twice in the West End, and on the UK tour starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Anna Friel and Pixie Lott. It won a broadway. com award for Best Play.
He co-founded InTheatre Productions and lead-produces the new production of Grease which is playing at the Dominion Theatre this summer starring Jason Donovan and Peter Andre following two successful UK tours and the West End run at the Dominion Theatre starring Jason Donovan and Peter Andre, and is producing a new musical based on The Time Traveller’s Wife with music by Brit Award-winner Joss Stone and Grammy®-winner Dave Stewart from Eurythmics this September at the Chester Storyhouse prior to a West End transfer.
Prior to becoming an independent producer, Colin worked for Cameron Mackintosh for six years, general-managing Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma! (starring Hugh Jackman), The Witches of Eastwick and the Les Misérables 10th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
He then joined Disney Theatrical Productions to be UK Managing Director overseeing the London office and the productions of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and other shows in development. Colin then joined the Old Vic as Executive Producer and produced Hamlet starring Ben Whishaw, Aladdin starring Ian McKellen, Richard II, The Philadelphia Story and National Anthems.
He then produced the Billy Joel/Twyla Tharp musical Movin’ Out in the West End, and co-produced Gone With the Wind directed by Trevor Nunn.
In 2016, Colin joined Madison Square Gardens Entertainment as Executive Vice President of Productions. At Radio City, he produced the New York Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes – a major undertaking involving over 350 cast, crew and musicians – and produced the 2016 Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes, achieving the highest revenue in its 85-year history. Colin was a non-Executive Director of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and proud founder of the Edinburgh University Footlights, now in its 30th year.
In 2020, John Rando directed the world premiere of Back to the Future at the Manchester Opera House. He won the 2002 Best Director Tony Award® and Outer Critics Circle Award for Urinetown the Musical.
Other Broadway credits include: On the Town (Tony nomination for Best Revival and Best Direction), the Tony- nominated Best Musicals A Christmas Story, The Wedding Singer, Penn & Teller, A Thousand Clowns, Dance of the Vampires, Getting the Band Back Together and Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party.
Concert productions include: The New Yorkers, High Button Shoes, It’s a Bird It’s a Plane It’s Superman, Annie Get Your Gun, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Damn Yankees, Face the Music, Of Thee I Sing, The Pajama Game, Do Re Mi and Strike Up the Band (all for City Center Encores!)
Off-Broadway credits include: Jerry Springer the Opera (The New Group), David Ives’s The Heir Apparent (Classic Stage Company – 2014 SDCF Callaway Award for Direction) and David Ives’s All in the Timing (2013 Obie Award for Direction). Internationally, John’s work can be seen in China with two original musicals: Jay Chou’s The Secret and Spirit of Life – The Jonathan Lee Musical.
Tim has designed extensively for the National Theatre, West End and Broadway.
Recent work includes: Life of Pi (Sheffield Crucible/West End), Dreamgirls (Savoy), Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory/West End/Broadway), Ghosts (Almeida/West End/BAM), Little Eyolf (Almeida), Temple (Donmar Warehouse), Enemy of the People and The Pajama Game (Chichester Festival Theatre), Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead/West End), The Bodyguard (West End/ UK tour/US tour/Cologne/Korea), Shrek (West End/Broadway/ UK tour/US tour), Spamalot (West End/Broadway/US tour/Las Vegas), Singin’ in the Rain and My Fair Lady (Théatre du Châtelet, Paris), Carmen and Don Quixote (Royal Ballet).
Film includes: Closer, Notes on a Scandal and Stage Beauty. Winner of two Olivier Awards, two Tony Awards® and four Drama Desk Awards.
Recent credits include: Gettin’ the Band Back Together (Broadway), Jerry Springer the Opera (The New Group, Chita Rivera Award nominee), The New Yorkers (NY City Center Encores!), 1776 (NY City Center Encores!), The Entertainer with Kenneth Branagh (West End), Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway), A Little Night Music (Stratford) and Because of Winn Dixie (Goodspeed).
Chris choreographed the historic opening number of the 2013 Tony Awards® and served as Associate Choreographer numerous times for the Academy Awards®.
Nick is the UK Musical Supervisor for The Book of Mormon (London and UK tour), the Associate Musical Supervisor for MAMMA MIA! (London) and Musical Supervisor for the forthcoming, Dreamgirls (UK tour).
Previous work includes: Musical Supervisor and Conductor for Dreamgirls (London), Musical Supervisor for Memphis (London), Avenue Q (UK tour) and Les Misérables (UK tour), Associate Musical supervisor for Jersey Boys (London), Musical Supervisor and Arranger for Dancing Shadows (Seoul, South Korea), Musical Director for The Book of Mormon (London), Jersey Boys (London), Avenue Q (Noël Coward), Victoria Wood’s musical Acorn Antiques (Theatre Royal Haymarket), MAMMA MIA! (London), Tonight’s the Night (Victoria Palace), Tell Me on a Sunday (Gielgud), Rent (Shaftesbury), Stairway to Heaven (King’s Head), Kiss Me, Kate (Norwich Playhouse) and the BAFTA-nominated film Tomorrow La Scala!
Recordings include: Musical Supervisor on Dreamgirls London cast album and Memphis London cast album. Also, Musical Director on Acorn Antiques and Tell Me on a Sunday London cast albums.
He graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and has a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Instrumental Studies (Piano).
West End includes: Fiddler on the Roof, Life of Pi, Four Quartets, Big, Noises Off, Chimerica, Elf, Quiz, The Girls, The Go-Between, Close to You, Impossible, Strangers on a Train and The Full Monty.
NT credits include: Under Milk Wood, Antony & Cleopatra, Salome and Les Blancs.
RSC credits include: Timon of Athens, The Rover, Candide and All’s Well That Ends Well.
Old Vic credits include: Lungs, Present Laughter and The Crucible.
Disneyland Park credits include: The Lion King, Mickey and the Magician, Marvel Superheroes, Frozen Celebration and Disney Junior Dream Factory.
Awards: Olivier Award and UK Theatre Award.
Hugh has worked extensively in the West End and on Broadway, lighting over 200 productions worldwide and receiving many accolades for his work, including three Olivier Awards, a Tony® and a Molière.
Current West End credits include: Anything Goes, Mary Poppins and Matilda.
On tour: Dreamgirls.
Hugh is an associate artist at The Old Vic whose production of A Christmas Carol will return this year (also in San Francisco and for a US tour).
Finn Ross has won two Oliviers, a Tony® and three Drama Desk Awards.
Recent theatre includes: Back to the Future (West End), Les Misérables (West End), Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse), Frozen (West End and Broadway), Mean Girls (Broadway), Bat Out of Hell (West End and international), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End and Broadway), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (Broadway/West End/tour), Dusty (tour), Jagged Little Pill, In the Body of the World and The Crossing (American Repertory Theatre and Broadway), American Psycho (Broadway and Almeida), Betrayal (Broadway), Chimerica (Almeida and West End), The Tempest (RSC, Barbican), Master and Margarita, All My Sons and Shunkin (Complicite).
Opera includes: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House), Missa Solemnis (LA Phil), Benvenuto Cellini, The Death of Klinghoffer, Death in Venice, The Damnation of Faust and Don Giovanni (ENO), Hänsel und Gretel, Zäuberflote and A Dog’s Heart (DNO, Amsterdam), La clemenza di Tito and Mr Brouček (Opera North), Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Béatrice et Bénédict and Turn of the Screw (Theatre an der Wien) and Rinaldo (Glyndebourne).
Dance includes: Anna Karenina (The Joffrey Ballet), The Nutcracker (Atlanta Ballet), Le Petit Prince (National Ballet of Canada), Frankenstein (Royal Ballet) and The Feeling of Going (Skånes Dansteater and Malmö Opera).
Upcoming highlights include: Michael Jackson’s MJ (world premiere), The Who’s Tommy revival on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (world premiere) and Steven Spielberg’s Back to the Future (world premiere) in the West End.
Sound design awards include: Olivier Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Broadway World Award, Green Room Award, Dora Award, Craig Noel Award and WhatsOnStage Award for Come From Away; Olivier Award for Memphis; Olivier Award for Merrily We Roll Along; Tony Award® nomination for A Little Night Music; Tony nomination for End of the Rainbow; Olivier nomination for Bat Out of Hell; Olivier nomination for Top Hat; Olivier nomination for End of the Rainbow; and the Pro Sound Award for Sound Engineer of the Year.
West End musical design includes: The Prince of Egypt, & Juliet, Come From Away, Bat Out of Hell, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Strictly Ballroom, 42nd Street, Young Frankenstein, Wind in the Willows, Mrs Henderson Presents, Memphis, I Can’t Sing!, In the Heights, Top Hat, Merrily We Roll Along, End of the Rainbow, Sweet Charity, A Little Night Music, Carousel, Little Shop of Horrors and La Cage aux Folles.
International design includes: Diana (Broadway), Summer (Broadway), Come From Away (Broadway), A Bronx Tale (Broadway), Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (worldwide), Spring Awakening (Broadway), Disney’s Little Mermaid (worldwide), End of the Rainbow (Broadway), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (worldwide), A Little Night Music (Broadway), The Secret Garden (New York), Clueless (New York), Sister Act (worldwide) and Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany).
Chris Fisher is a member of The Magic Circle. He works worldwide as International Illusions and Magic Associate for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Theatre credits as Illusion Consultant include: Wicked (NeueFlora Theatre, Hamburg), 2.22 (Noël Coward), The Prince of Egypt (Dominion), Company (Bernard B Jacobs Theatre, New York and Gielgud), Back to the Future (Manchester), Big the Musical (Dominion), Peter Gynt (NT), Superhero (Tony Kiser Theater, New York), Julie (NT), Angels in America (NT and Broadway), Macbeth (RSC, Swan Theatre and Barbican), Barnum (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Hypocrite (Hull Truck Theatre/RSC, Swan Theatre), No Man’s Land (Wyndham’s), Into the Woods (Manchester Royal Exchange), Here We Go and Treasure Island (NT), Xanadu (Southwark Playhouse) and The Striker (Manchester Royal Exchange). Chris is also the Illusion Consultant on Bedknobs and Broomsticks (UK tour).
Upcoming production: Merlin (Northern Ballet).
Ethan is a Grammy® Award-nominated music producer and two-time Tony® Award-nominated orchestrator whose work has been seen and heard worldwide. As music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for Motown the Musical, Ethan earned a 2013 Tony Award nomination for Best Orchestrations and a 2014 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theatre Album. He has also served as music supervisor, arranger and orchestrator for the 2008 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Rock of Ages for which he also co-produced the highly acclaimed Original Broadway Cast Recording. Ethan served as the music supervisor for the Broadway world premiere and 2016 Tony Award-nominated Best Musical School of Rock and music supervisor for the Broadway premiere and 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris. He serves as orchestrator of the worldwide hit musical sensation Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, for which he received a 2020 Tony Award nomination. On film, his work can be heard as vocal coach for 2019 Oscar® Award-winner Rami Malek in 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody and, in 2016, his work as Music Director and Music Production Supervisor for the 20th Century Fox film The Greatest Showman helped bring the 2019 Grammy Award-winning soundtrack to worldwide acclaim. On television, Ethan has served as a music producer, arranger and orchestrator on NBC/Universal’s Smash and as composer, music producer, arranger and orchestrator on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Bryan Crook is a Tony®-nominated orchestrator, producer, songwriter, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist for Broadway, TV and film. In addition to playing woodwinds for The Book of Mormon on Broadway, his work can be heard on the Grammy®-nominated cast album for Motown the Musical, Ice Age 4, Smash (NBC), the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, the Emmy Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards.
Theatre credits include: Motown the Musical, The Book of Mormon, First Date, Legally Blonde, West Side Story, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia! among many others.
He has scored for many rock acts including Lamb of God, Too Late the Hero, Black Tide and Alex Skolnick. His most important credits, however, are as a husband to Hilary and father to Liam, Ethan and Henry.
David Chase has been Music Director, Supervisor and/or Arranger for 40 Broadway productions. Next: revivals of The Music Man and 1776.
Theatre includes: UK: dance music for Anything Goes, Beauty and the Beast, the Donmar Warehouse’s Guys & Dolls, Evita and Damsel in Distress. Also, many arrangements for the Boston Pops, The Kennedy Center Honors and Radio City.
Television includes: Schmigadoon!, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
Two Emmy® nominations (The Sound of Music and Peter Pan Live) and Grammy® nomination. Choral works published by Hal Leonard. David lives in NYC with his wife, Drama Desk nominee Paula Leggett Chase, and their sons, Kyler and Dashiell.
Co-founder of the French Stuntmen Team CASCADE which was created in 1997.
Stuntman performer for more than 20 years: John Wick 4 by Chad Stahelski, Astérix et Obelix: l’Empire du Milieu by Guillaume Canet, 355 by Simon Kinberg, Fox Hunt by Leo Zhang, City Hunter by Philippe Lacheau, Spectre – Bond 24 by Sam Mendes, Lucy by Luc Besson, From Paris with Love by Pierre Morel, District 13 Ultimatum by Patrick Alessandrin, Unleashed by Louis Leterrier and more.
Fight Choreographer/Stunt Co-ordinator specialising in Live Show for more than 10 years: Marvel, Super-heroes United at Disneyland Paris, Stark Expo at Disneyland Paris, The Pirates Live Show at Aquarium de Paris, Cascade Shows for Canadian National Exhibition/France’s Got Talent/Britain’s Got Talent/Arab’s Got Talent and more.
Fight Choreography Coach at the French Stunt School Campus Univers Cascades since 2015.
DAVID GRINDROD ASSOCIATES CDG
For Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, Bombay Dreams, The Woman in White, The Sound of Music, Love Never Dies, The Wizard of Oz, Stephen Ward, School of Rock, Unmasked and Cinderella.
Other theatre includes: Back to the Future, Waitress, Only Fools & Horses, Mamma Mia! (worldwide), Mamma Mia! The Party, Magic Mike Live, Matilda (adult casting), 42nd Street, Bat Out of Hell, Five Guys Named Moe, Ghost, Our House, Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse), Into the Woods, Local Hero, Groundhog Day, Jekyll & Hyde (Old Vic), Chicago, Shrek, Grease, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mrs Henderson Presents, Fat Friends, The Commitments (UK tour), Man of La Mancha, Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, On the Town, Kismet (ENO), Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello, Dolly!, Crazy for You (Regent’s Park Open Air), My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Kiss Me, Kate, West Side Story, On the Town (BBC Proms/John Wilson), Guys & Dolls, A Chorus Line, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Oliver!, Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible), My Fair Lady, Candide, 42nd Street, Singin’ in the Rain, Kiss Me, Kate (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), The Beggar’s Opera (Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris) and Guys & Dolls (Théâtre Marigny, Paris).
Film includes: Musical Ensemble Casting: Matilda, Greatest Days, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Mamma Mia! UK Dancer Casting: Mary Poppins Returns and Nine. Casting Director: The Phantom of the Opera.
Television includes: The Sound of Music Live! (2016 BAFTA Award), Superstar, Over the Rainbow, I’d Do Anything, Any Dream Will Do, How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria? (2007 Emmy Award), Kombat Opera Presents... (2008 Golden Rose Montreux Award), Hollyoaks and West End Star (TV3 Sweden).
Associate Casting Directors: Will Burton CDG
Stephen Crockett CDG
Casting Assistant: Fionnuala Hills
CAMPBELL YOUNG ASSOCIATES
Theatre includes: Cinderella, Anything Goes, Get Up Stand Up, Leopoldstadt, All About Eve, The Light in the Piazza, Rosmersholm, Company, The King and I, Funny Girl, St Joan, City of Angels, One Night in Miami, The Young Chekhov Trilogy, Bend It Like Beckham, Gypsy and The Bodyguard (West End), Present Laughter, The Master Builder, The Lorax, High Society, Electra, Clarence Darrow, Sweet Bird of Youth, Richard III, Kiss Me, Kate, Inherit the Wind and A Christmas Carol (Old Vic), Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, The Ferryman, Girl From the North Country, Farinelli and the King, Groundhog Day, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Matilda, Ghost the Musical and Billy Elliot (West End/Broadway), King Lear, To Kill a Mockingbird, Head Over Heels, Carousel, Three Tall Women, Hello, Dolly!, The Crucible, Betrayal, Les Misérables and Spider-Man – The Musical (Broadway).
Opera includes: Don Carlos, L’enfant et les sortilèges (Bolshoi Opera Moscow) and Anna Nicole (BAM).
Film includes: Downton Abbey.
Television includes: Orange is the New Black and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
Awards: Drama Desk Award 2020 – Outstanding Wig and Hair Design for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.
Theatre includes: Back to the Future (Musical Director), The American Clock (Musical Director, Old Vic), Kinky Boots (UK Musical Director, Adelphi), Romantics Anonymous (Musical Director, Shakespeare’s Globe), Once (Associate Musical Supervisor, Phoenix), Loserville (Musical Director, Garrick), Blood Brothers (Associate Musical Director, Phoenix), We Will Rock You (Associate Conductor, Dominion) and Big (Assistant Musical Director, Dominion). Touring: Kinky Boots (UK Musical Supervisor, UK tour), Once (Associate Musical Supervisor, US tour and Canadian productions), We Will Rock You, Blood Brothers, This is Elvis and Twelfth Night the Musical (all as Musical Director), Scrooge, Dr Dolittle and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (all as Assistant Musical Director) and Steptoe & Son (Musical Director and Recording). Arrangements include: Dr Dolittle and The Concert They Never Gave.
Training: Young Vic and the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts where he was awarded the Sir Paul McCartney Human Spirit Award.
Director credits include: Legally Blonde, Once on This Island, Top Hat (Arts Educational), The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatr Clwyd) and Tour Director of Funny Girl (UK tour). He will soon direct the European premiere of Bandstand followed by Carrie in 2022.
Assistant, Resident and Associate Directing credits include: Barnum, Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), Buried Child and The Spoils (Trafalgar Studios), The Ruling Class and Richard III (Trafalgar Transformed) and Urinetown the Musical (Apollo).
Training: Allesley School of Dance, Coventry and Laine Theatre Arts. After performing in numerous West End productions, he now works as a choreographer.
Theatre includes: Friendsical (UK tour), The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios), The End of Longing (Playhouse Theatre), Associate Choreographer on Kinky Boots (UK and Norwegian Cruise Lines), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy) and The Christmasaurus Live (Eventim Apollo) and Resident Choreographer on Ghost the Musical (Piccadilly Theatre).
Ross trained at Kent University.
Associate Design credits include: Life of Pi (Sheffield/ West End), Dreamgirls (West End/ UK Tour), Travesties (Menier/ West End/ Broadway), The Bodyguard (UK & International Tours), Shrek (UK Tour), Singin’ in the Rain (Chatelet Paris), Carmen & Don Quixote (Royal Ballet), Mr Footes Other Leg(West End), Soldiers of Solitude (Hampstead), Little Eyolf (Almeida),Temple (Donmar) and Fiddler on the Roof (Menier /West End)
Simon graduated from the University of Durham and eventually became a production manager, having previously worked as a stage manager for English National Opera and Scottish Opera. For twenty years he was director and co-owner of Crosbie Marlow Associates. Simon now runs Marlow Production Management Ltd, which is an international production management company specialising in large-scale musicals and West End plays. He has been privileged to technically supervise numerous international productions of shows such as Mamma Mia! and The Phantom of the Opera. Outside of musical and West End theatre, he has technically managed many other projects such as Kate Bush’s return to live performance at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2014, as well as setting up the three King’s Cross Theatres, which as temporary structures presented: The Railway Children, In the Heights, Lazarus and the award-winning Donmar Warehouse Shakespeare season. Recent West End productions include & Juliet and Back to the Future.
During the Covid pandemic, Simon felt honoured to be associated with The Theatre Support Fund and production manage the joyful gala The Show Must Go On at The Apollo West End, which was watched by thousands of people online and live in the theatre.
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Donovan is an American producer currently active in the theatre, film and music industries. He produced the brand new production of Grease, which toured the UK in 2019 and 2021 with more productions to follow. Together with Colin Ingram, Donovan’s Broadway and West End productions of Ghost the Musical received three Tony® nominations and five Olivier nominations. Donovan also produced Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway starring Emilia Clarke, which won Best New Play at the Broadwayworld.com awards. Donovan produced the film Prey for Rock & Roll starring Gina Gershon, which premiered at 2003 Sundance Film Festival, and the record Punk Standards by Deborah Dutcher. He has multiple other projects in various stages of development. He also acted in the Oscar-winning film Philadelphia.
FRANKEL/VIERTEL/ BARUCH/ROUTH GROUP
Their 90 shows on Broadway and throughout the world include: the world premieres of The Producers, Hairspray, Angels in America, Smokey Joe’s Café, Penn & Teller, Young Frankenstein, Driving Miss Daisy and others. They’ve won Tony Awards® in all ‘Best’ categories: Play, Musical, Play Revival and Musical Revival. They also own and operate Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s premier supper club.
Select New York and West End: Hadestown (Tony Award®), The Inheritance (Olivier Award and Tony nomination), Once on This Island (Tony Award), Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Award), Kinky Boots (Tony Award and Olivier Award), Little Shop of Horrors (Drama Desk Award and Drama League Award), Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), The Visit (Tony nomination), Mothers and Sons (Tony nomination), Moulin Rouge! (Tony nomination), Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Tony nomination), Tina – The Musical (Tony nomination), Anastasia and It’s Only a Play.
Film includes: A Christmas Carol starring Jefferson Mays and directed by Michael Arden, Hello Again and Something Like Summer.
GAVIN KALIN PRODUCTIONS
Gavin Kalin Productions is an award-winning theatrical production company that specialises in producing theatre in the West End, on Broadway and internationally.
Recent West End credits include: Cyrano, Betrayal, 9 to 5 The Musical, Pretty Woman the Musical, Come From Away, Pinter at the Pinter, Sweat, King Lear, Oslo and The Ferryman.
UK tour credits include: Shrek the Musical, An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical and Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
Recent Broadway credits include: Betrayal, Sea Wall/A Life, Hadestown and The Ferryman.
Over the past five years, Gavin Kalin Productions has been involved in over 200 productions across the globe. Gavin is also the founder of Totally Theatre Productions Ltd, a TV/ video production company that specialises in producing broadcast and online content for theatre and live entertainment. Clients are worldwide with many in the West End and on Broadway.
Playing Field was formed to stimulate the development and production of great theatre. We are actively involved in seed funding and early-stage development, alongside late-stage investment and production of a wide variety of projects in London, nationally and internationally. Combining our knowledge of theatre and capital, we are dedicated to accelerating the creation of world-class theatre.
Development funding work includes: 101 Dalmatians, The Life of Pi and The Watsons.
Production investment work includes: Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Singin’ in the Rain, The Art of Banksy, Cruise, Back to the Future, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, The Comeback, The Pillowman, Grease, The Drifters Girl, Hairspray, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Lehman Trilogy, Good, Hello, Dolly!, Magic Goes Wrong, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Oi Frog and Friends, The Son, Noises Off, The Girl from the North Country, White Christmas, Touching the Void, The Man in the White Suit, Annie, The Bodyguard, The Barbershop Chronicles, Peter Pan, Mame, The Night of the Iguana, Nine Night, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, Fiddler on the Roof, Rosmersholm, Home, I’m Darling, Groan Ups, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Taste of Honey, Club Tropicana and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Crush Music is a management company founded by Bob McLynn and Jonathan Daniel representing Green Day, Sia, Fall Out Boy, Lorde, Panic! At the Disco, Train and Weezer, among others.
CJ ENM is Korea’s leading entertainment and media company based in Seoul, LA and New York.
Theatre includes: Beetlejuice the Musical (Korea), Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Broadway), Kinky Boots (Broadway and West End), Side Show (Broadway), Big Fish (Broadway), The Bodyguard (Broadway) and The Wind in the Willows (West End).
Recent Korean film includes: Parasite, The Handmaiden and Snowpiercer.
CJ ENM is a member of the Broadway League
Teresa Tsai is a long-time supporter of the arts. Teresa serves on the Board of Trustees of The Public Theater in New York City and is a member of the Production Circle of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Broadway theatre credits include Sea Wall/A Life, which received four nominations for the upcoming 2020 Tony Awards®, including for Best Play, and The Girl from the North Country.
IVY HERMAN/HALLEE ADELMAN
Ivy Herman/Hallee Adelman are creative investors who support film, TV or theatre projects that yield social impact or bring joy to children and families. Projects include Our American Family, Us Kids, The Social Dilemma and The Truffle Hunters.
Bob is an American entrepreneur with a financial consulting company; and, managing a large thoroughbred racing & breeding operation. Bob's currently active in theatre as a producer in the award winning, Back To The Future: The Musical, the 2022 'Best New Musical' WhatsOnStage award winner. He's extremely proud and honored that Back To The Future: The Musical, has garnered seven prestigious 2022 Olivier Nominations. Bob's first venture into producing was Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway starring Emilia Clarke, which won Best New Play at the Broadwayworld.com awards. Bob's investment group, Green Energy Solutions, LLC takes great pride in supporting theatre and the arts.
Ricardo Marques, founder of 4Act Entertainment, started his career as a singer and actor, later becoming a director and producer, and has worked in the theatre industry for 12 years. In Brazil, Ricardo was lead producer and artistic director of Broadway and West End shows like Ghost, In the Heights, Rock of Ages, Fame and Bare, and also developed three original Brazilian shows. Ricardo also directed Disney’s Newsies in the Brazilian workshop.
Ricardo has invested in a host of Broadway productions and is also developing four new productions in the US and UK with major lead producers.
Recent productions include: Back to the Future and the UK tour of Grease directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.
In New York he is producer and co-director of the original show We Are Ameena, workshopped at 42nd Street Studios.
Ricardo studied Musical Theatre in New York, graduating from FAAP in Business and completed a Masters in Cinema/Filmmaking. Ricardo founded the first specialised musical theatre school in Brazil and Latin America, the 4Act Performing Arts.
Augury is an international production company and artist sanctuary founded by Glen Ballard. A creative atelier based in Hollywood, Augury creates, develops and produces artistically driven projects in film, television and theatre.
Augury grows projects from the ground up, often starting with music as the inspiration and predicate (i.e. the Netflix Limited Series, The Eddy) to engender unique and vibrant works rooted in quality story-telling.
The company is operated by Steph Whittier, an LA-based creative who has worked with Glen since 2016. Together they formed Augury Au, an artistic collaboration under the Augury umbrella that includes Back to the Future. Steph assisted Glen with the Back to the Future development and produced its debut showcase with Bob Gale in 2017.
Augury is also adapting a stage version of the film The Rose (1979) with Gail Berman (The Jackal Group) and Michael Gorfaine and Sam Schwartz producing, with several other projects in development.