Aladdin The Musical

Creative Team

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Alan Menken

Music

Alan Menken

Music

Alan Menken (Music). Theatre: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Little Shop of Horrors, Real Life Funnies, Atina:Evil Queen of the Galaxy, Kicks, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Beauty and the Beast, A Christmas Carol, Weird Romance, King David, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith and Newsies. Film: Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Life with Mikey, Lincoln (TV miniseries), Home on the Range, Noel, Enchanted, Shaggy Dog, Tangled and Mirror Mirror. Songs:Rocky V, Home Alone 2 and Captain America. Awards: eight Oscars® (19 nominations), 11 Grammy Awards® (including Song of the Year), seven Golden Globes®, Tony®, Drama Desk,Outer Critics Circle, New York Drama Critics, Olivier and London’s Evening Standard Awards. Honors: Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Doctorates from New York University and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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HOWARD ASHMAN

Lyrics

HOWARD ASHMAN

Lyrics

Howard Ashman (Lyrics). Best known as a pivotal creative mind behind The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast (which is dedicated to “Our friend, Howard Ashman, who gave a Mermaid her voice and a Beast his soul…”) Ashman’s first love was theatre. Ashman was a founder of Off-Off-Broadway’s renowned WPA Theater, where he conceived, wrote and directed God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, as well as the classic musical, Little Shop of Horrors (both music by Alan Menken). In 1986, he wrote and directed the Broadway musical Smile (music by Marvin Hamlisch). Lamented as a lost treasure of the 1980’s theatre scene, Smile remains popular on high school and college campuses throughout the country. Ashman’s family is thrilled that Ashman and Menken’s original songs for Aladdin, some of which were cut in the making of the film – as well as portions of Ashman’s original film treatment – have been reinstated in the theatrical production. Howard Ashman died in 1991 from complications of AIDS. For more information, please visit howardashman.com.

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TIM RICE

Lyrics

TIM RICE

Lyrics

Tim Rice (Lyrics). Tim Rice – that’s Sir Tim to you – has been writing lyrics for musical theatre and related enterprises for more than 40 years. Patrol leader (Peewits), 1958. Credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber; Aladdin, King David and Beauty and the Beast with Alan Menken; Chess with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; and The Lion King and Aida with Elton John. He has won numerous awards along the way, usually for the wrong things or for simply turning up. His latest musical opened in London in 2013, based on James Jones’ great novel From Here to Eternity, with music by Stuart Brayson. He is currently working on a play about Machiavelli unless he’s in Australia watching cricket. Was quite a good swimmer. Loves the Everly Brothers and Bobby Vee. More can be found (as if this isn’t enough) on www.timrice.co.uk.

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CHAD BEGUELIN

Book, Lyrics

CHAD BEGUELIN

Book, Lyrics

Chad Beguelin (Book, Lyrics). Chad is a two-time Tony® nominee for his work on the Broadway musical The Wedding Singer (Tony Award nomination for Best Book and Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Lyrics). He wrote the lyrics for the Broadway musical Elf, which broke several box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. His play Harbor recently premiered Off-Broadway at Primary Stages. Chad also wrote the book and lyrics for Judas & Me (NYMF Award for Excellence in Lyric Writing), The Rhythm Club (Signature Theater) and Wicked City (American Stage Company). He is the recipient of the Edward Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyric Writing, the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Awards, the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Musical Theater Award and the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award. Chad is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Dramatic Writing Program. Much love to Tom.

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CASEY NICHOLAW

Director, Choreographer

CASEY NICHOLAW

Director, Choreographer

Casey Nicholaw (Director, Choreographer). Currently represented on Broadway as co-director and choreographer ofThe Book of Mormon (2011 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards as co-director with Trey Parker receiving the same nominations for choreography). Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores! – highly acclaimed productions ofAnyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography), Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) andCan-Can (musical staging); for N.Y. Philharmonic – Candide; South Pacific at Carnegie Hall (also on PBS Great Performances), Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way at Radio City Music Hall. He directed and choreographed the world premieres of Minsky’s at Center Theater Group and Robin and the 7 Hoods at the Old Globe.

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BOB CROWLEY

Scenic Design

BOB CROWLEY

Scenic Design

BOB CROWLEY (Scenic Design) is an associate of the National Theatre. He has designed more than 50 productions in London including Mary Poppins (London Evening Standard Award, Broadway – Tony®, Drama Desk Awards). Other Broadway credits include: The Glass Menagerie, Once (Tony Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony,Drama Desk Awards), TARZAN®, which he also directed, The History Boys (Tony Award), The Invention of Love (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), Disney’s Aida (Tony Award), The Iceman Cometh (Tony nomination), Twelfth Night (Tony nomination), The Capeman (Tony nomination), and Carousel (Tony Award).

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GREGG BARNES

Costume Design

GREGG BARNES

Costume Design

Broadway: Tuck Everlasting (2016), Something Rotten (2015 Tony® nomination), Aladdin (New York, Japan, Hamburg, Sydney), Kinky Boots (2013 Tony nomination, 2016 Oliver Award), Follies (2012 Tony, Drama Desk, Henry Hewes Awards), Elf, Legally Blonde (2007 Tony nomination), The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk Awards, Olivier nomination), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Flower Drum Song (2002 Tony nomination), Side Show, Bye Bye Birdie.
New York: The Wizard of Oz, The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Pageant (NY and London — Olivier nomination), The Kathy and Mo Show.
Regional: Robin and the 7 Hoods, Mame, Allegro (Helen Hayes Award). TDF Young Master Award.

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NATASHA KATZ

Lighting Design

NATASHA KATZ

Lighting Design

Natasha Katz (Lighting Design). Recent Broadway: Once (Tony® Award), The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Aida (Tony Award), The Glass Menagerie, Motown, Follies, Hedda Gabler, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan®, Sweet Smell of Success, The Capeman, Beauty and the Beast and Gypsy. Extensive designs Off-Broadway, American regional theatres, concerts and permanent installations. Opera/dance include: Royal Opera House, Dutch National Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera and NYC Opera. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Hewes Award, Whatsonstage, Joseph Jefferson Award, Ruth Morely Design Award, National Broadway Theatre Award.

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KEN TRAVIS

Sound Design

KEN TRAVIS

Sound Design

Ken Travis (Sound Design). Broadway designs: Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Newsies,Memphis, The Threepenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park, Steel Magnolias. Numerous New York and regional theaters and companies including: The Old Globe, The 5th Avenue Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Seattle Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, LA Center Theatre Group, Guthrie Theatre, KC Rep, Dallas Theatre Center, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, NYSF Public Theatre, CSC, Signature Theatre NYC, SoHo Rep, Vineyard Theatre, The Civilians, Mabou Mines, and national and international festivals and tours.

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MICHAEL KOSARIN

Music Supervision, Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements

MICHAEL KOSARIN

Music Supervision, Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements

Michael Kosarin (Music Supervision, Incidental Music and Vocal Arrangements). Over 30 years on Broadway as music director, arranger, and conductor: Nine (1982), Grand Hotel, Mayor, The Secret Garden, King David, Triumph of Love,Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Hunchback of Notre Dame (abroad and in development). Alan Menken’s music director for 20 years; films include Captain America, Tangled, Enchanted, Hercules, Home on the Range, Pocahontas. TV: Music producer/arranger, “Galavant”. Emmy Award, Outstanding Music Direction for “A Christmas Carol,” nomination, “The Music Man.” Concertized, arranged, recorded with Boston Pops, St. Lukes Orchestra, Carly Simon, Barbara Cook, Jane Krakowski. As composer: “Sesame Street,” “Wonder Pets.” Three Grammy® nominations. Upcoming: live-action film of Beauty and the Beast.

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DANNY TROOB

Orchestrations

DANNY TROOB

Orchestrations

Danny Troob (Orchestrations). In his fifth decade as a Broadway professional, Danny’s career has included composing, orchestrating, and conducting. Early credits: Pacific Overtures, The Baker’s Wife (dance music) and Big River (music supervision and orchestrations). He received Drama Desk Awards for Big River (1985) and Cinderella (2013). He orchestrated the animated features Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas; Newsies (the film and the Broadway show); The Pajama Game with Harry Connick, Jr.; Dr. Zhivago (in Australia); and The Little Mermaid (in Russia). Thank you, musical theater, for giving me this incredible career!

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JOSH MARQUETTE

Hair Design

JOSH MARQUETTE

Hair Design

Josh Marquette (Hair Design). Broadway/Off-Broadway/West End: First Date, Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon, Elf,Dogfight, The Best Man, Look Back In Anger, The Drowsy Chaperone, Pig Farm, The… Trailer Park Musical, Altar Boyz, Mamma Mia!. West Coast: Aladdin, Robin & the 7 Hoods, Peep Show, Minsky’s, Vanities. Other N.Y.: Show Boat at Carnegie Hall; No, No, Nanette and Follies at City Center’s Encores!; and numerous Juilliard productions. National tours: The Book of Mormon, The Drowsy Chaperone, Barbie Live!. Television: “30 Rock.”

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MILAGROS MEDINA-CERDEIRA

Makeup Design

MILAGROS MEDINA-CERDEIRA

Makeup Design

Milagros Medina-Cerdeira (Makeup Design). Makeup design for The Rocky Horror Show and makeup design consultant for Sister Act. She has worked as a makeup artist on Broadway for more than 18 years, including Spider-man, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Into the Woods, Bells are Ringing, Wild Party, Tango Argentino, Little Me, Wizard of Oz, The King and I and Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and has worked with esteemed Eartha Kitt and Diahann Carroll.

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JIM STEINMEYER

Illusion Design

JIM STEINMEYER

Illusion Design

Jim Steinmeyer (Illusion Design). The New York Times calls him the “celebrated invisible man, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians.” His illusions were featured by Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Ricky Jay and many others. He has created the special illusions for Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins. He’s also the author of books on the history of magic.

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GLEN KELLY

Dance Music Arrangements

GLEN KELLY

Dance Music Arrangements

Glen Kelly (Dance Music Arrangements) is honored to have worked with such icons as Mike Nichols, Stephen Sondheim, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen and Trey Parker. He recently won the New York Drama Desk Award for his score to The Nance. He was music supervisor and arranger for The Producers, Young Frankenstein and Death of a Salesman. He arranged music for A Christmas Story, The Book of Mormon, The Scottsboro Boys, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalotand Beauty and the Beast, among others. Also this season he’ll be supervising and arranging Bullets Over Broadway.

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JEREMY CHERNICK

Special Effects Design

JEREMY CHERNICK

Special Effects Design

Jeremy Chernick (Special Effects Design). Jeremy specializes in making it snow, rain, burn, bleed and explode for the entertainment industry. Recent credits include: Broadway – Big Fish, Romeo & Juliet, Rocky The Musical; Off-Broadway and other – Mr. Burns… (Playwrights Horizons), Let the Right One In (National Theater of Scotland & Royal Court Theatre, London), Parcifal (Metropolitan Opera). Jeremy served as special effects consultant for “America’s Got Talent” at Radio City Music Hall.

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J. ALLEN SUDDETH

Original Fight Direction

J. ALLEN SUDDETH

Original Fight Direction

J. Allen Suddeth (Fight Direction). Aladdin is Allen’s 12th Broadway show, ranging from Newsies to Angels in America, to Gem of the Ocean, to Jekyll and Hyde. He has taught at Juilliard, Rutgers, Strasberg, and SUNY Purchase, is an author and works worldwide. He has logged more than 800 television shows and several hundred productions in regional theater and Off-Broadway during a 35-year career. Allen holds the rank of Fight Master with the Society of American Fight Directors.

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SCOTT TAYLOR

Associate Director

SCOTT TAYLOR

Associate Director

Scott Taylor (Associate Director). Broadway: On A Clear Day, A Little Night Music, Broadway Bound, Spamalot, Contact,Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Victor/Victoria, Showboat, Crazy For You, Cats and Wind in the Willows. Films and TV: A Chorus Line, Center Stage, PBS’s Great Performances of Crazy For You and Contact.

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JOHN MacINNIS

Associate Choreographer

JOHN MacINNIS

Associate Choreographer

John MacInnis (Associate Choreographer). Choreography credits include: European productions of Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Associate choreographer: The Book of Mormon. Director/choreographer: Olympic Medals Ceremonies (2002 and 2010 Winter Games); The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, including first international production in Mexico City. Thanks to Mike and Cooper for their love and support.

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GEOFFREY QUART/ HUDSON Theatrical

Technical Supervision

GEOFFREY QUART/ HUDSON Theatrical

Technical Supervision

Geoffrey Quart/Hudson Theatrical Associates (Technical Supervision & Production Management) More than 65 Broadway productions and tours. Recent: Hamilton, Fiddler on the Roof, Sylvia, The Realistic Joneses, Of Mice and Men, Mothers and Sons, All the Way and The Bridges of Madison County. HTA is a member of Neil A Mazzella’s HUDSON family, which includes Hudson Scenic Studio and Hudson Sound & Light. Geoff has worked on more than 60 productions. His work for HTA includes: A Night With Janis Joplin, Porgy and Bess (tour), Newsies, Newsies (tour), and Aladdin (Broadway, Tokyo, Hamburg). Geoff’s other Broadway credits include: Skylight, School of Rock, Ivo van Hove’s A View From the Bridge,and The Crucible.

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CLIFFORD SCHWARTZ

Senior Production Supervisor

CLIFFORD SCHWARTZ

Senior Production Supervisor

Clifford Schwartz (Production Supervisor) Clifford has been with Disney Theatrical as Production Supervisor since 1999. His Disney credits include ten productions of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, four productions of Disney’s Tarzan, and the Broadway productions of Aladdin, Mary Poppins and The Little Mermaid. Other Broadway credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher, Grease! (1995), Chicago (1996), Big, Guys and Dolls (1992), Lend Me a Tenor and Moose Murders. Off Broadway credits include Wenceslas Square and the world premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (1990). Clifford earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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Jason Trubitt

Jason Trubitt

Jason is proud to work with Clifford Schwartz on Aladdin Worldwide (Broadway, Tokyo, Hamburg, London, Sydney) Other Broadway credits include, Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Never Gonna Dance, Brooklyn, Mamma Mia!, Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera. National tour include, Mamma Mia!, Copacabana. Love to Mom and Herbie! AEA member since 1997.

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BEN CLARE

UK Associate Director & Choreographer

BEN CLARE

UK Associate Director & Choreographer

Ben Clare (UK Associate Choreographer) Training: Hylton Bromley Theatre School. Theatre includes: associate choreographer for Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales), The Bodyguard (Adelphi) and Sister Act (Broadway, Hamburg and UK tour), resident choreographer for Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace). Film includes: assistant choreographer on Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Disney’s Cinderella and Jesus Christ Superstar – The Movie. Television includes: choreographer for The Royal Variety Performance, 2015 (Royal Albert Hall). Other work includes: mass movement choreographer for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

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ALAN WILLIAMS

Musical Director

ALAN WILLIAMS

Musical Director

Alan Williams (Musical Director) Alan studied piano and conducting at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Musical Supervisor: Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre), Urinetown (Apollo), The Commitments (Palace) and Shrek (tour). Musical Director: Funny Girl and Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory), A Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival Theatre), Urinetown (St James Theatre), A Chorus Line (London Palladium), Shrek (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Passion (Donmar Warehouse), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace) and Little Shop of Horrors (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Musical Arranger: Funny Girl (Savoy Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory), The Commitments (Palace) and Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman). Associate/Assistant Musical Director: Sister Act (London Palladium), Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre), Grand Hotel (Donmar Warehouse) and Jerry Springer – The Opera (Cambridge Theatre). Workshops include: The Go-Between and Billy Elliot. He conducted the concert of 42nd Street (London Palladium) and also worked on Anything Goes (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Follies in Concert (London Palladium) and Mamma Mia! (film) as a pianist.

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JILL GREEN CDG

Casting

JILL GREEN CDG

Casting

JILL GREEN CDG (Casting). Casting Director: Jill Green CDG. Casting Assistant: Amy Beadel Jill Green is a full member of the CDG.and Amy is a probationary member. London Theatre includes: Kinky Boots;  Young Frankenstein; War Horse (Final Cast); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Recast 1&2); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical ; Jersey Boys; The Scottsboro Boys;  Show Boat; The Human Comedy (Young Vic);The Producers ;Aladdin (Old Vic); Contact; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Fosse.

Tours and Regional Theatre include:  War Horse; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time;  Jersey Boys; Beautiful The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe;; Show Boat; The Lion King; Anything Goes;Singin’ in the Rain; West Side Story. www.jillgreencasting.org Twitter @jgreencasting Facebook www.facebook.com/jillgreencasting

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JEFF MARDER

Electronic Music Programming

JEFF MARDER

Electronic Music Programming

Jeff Marder (Electronic Music Programming) Broadway credits include: (synthesizer programming, keyboards, and/or conducting): Finding Neverland, Aladdin, Cinderella, Newsies, The Book of Mormon, Pippin, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Leap of Faith and others. Other theatrical credits include: Invisible Thread (2nd Stage and ART), Cirque du Soleil’s ‘O’, Beauty and the Beast (NETworks) and Sister Act (Pasadena Playhouse, Alliance Theatre).

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ANDY BARNWELL

Orchestral Manager

ANDY BARNWELL

Orchestral Manager

Andy Barnwell (Orchestral Manager) The company, founded in 1994, is one of the foremost orchestral management companies in the UK having been responsible for providing musicians for over 200 productions in London, throughout the UK and internationally. Current London productions include: Funny Girl, Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and, recently: Billy Elliot, Gypsy, The Commitments, Memphis, Sinatra, High Society, Bugsy Malone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Made in Dagenham, City of Angels, Porgy & Bess, Monty Python Live (mostly) (O2 Arena), Spamalot (and tours), A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd, Love Story, Into the Woods and Sister Act (and tour). Current/recent regional/UK tours include: Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show (and London), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Last Tango, Hairspray – The Musical (and London), Mack & Mabel, A Damsel in Distress, Love Me Tender, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (and London), Dance ‘til Dawn (and London), Anything Goes, Shrek (and London), Dirty Dancing (and London), Singin’ in the Rain (and London), West Side Story, Oliver!, Legally Blonde and South Pacific.

Andy Barnwell (Orchestral Manager) The company, founded in 1994, is one of the foremost orchestral management companies in the UK having been responsible for providing musicians for over 200 productions in London, throughout the UK and internationally. Current London productions include: Funny Girl, Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and, recently: Billy Elliot, Gypsy, The Commitments, Memphis, Sinatra, High Society, Bugsy Malone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Made in Dagenham, City of Angels, Porgy & Bess, Monty Python Live (mostly) (O2 Arena), Spamalot (and tours), A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd, Love Story, Into the Woods and Sister Act (and tour). Current/recent regional/UK tours include: Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show (and London), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Last Tango, Hairspray – The Musical (and London), Mack & Mabel, A Damsel in Distress, Love Me Tender, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (and London), Dance ‘til Dawn (and London), Anything Goes, Shrek (and London), Dirty Dancing (and London), Singin’ in the Rain (and London), West Side Story, Oliver!, Legally Blonde and South Pacific.

Andy Barnwell (Orchestral Manager) The company, founded in 1994, is one of the foremost orchestral management companies in the UK having been responsible for providing musicians for over 200 productions in London, throughout the UK and internationally. Current London productions include: Funny Girl, Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and, recently: Billy Elliot, Gypsy, The Commitments, Memphis, Sinatra, High Society, Bugsy Malone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Made in Dagenham, City of Angels, Porgy & Bess, Monty Python Live (mostly) (O2 Arena), Spamalot (and tours), A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd, Love Story, Into the Woods and Sister Act (and tour). Current/recent regional/UK tours include: Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show (and London), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Last Tango, Hairspray – The Musical (and London), Mack & Mabel, A Damsel in Distress, Love Me Tender, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (and London), Dance ‘til Dawn (and London), Anything Goes, Shrek (and London), Dirty Dancing (and London), Singin’ in the Rain (and London), West Side Story, Oliver!, Legally Blonde and South Pacific.

Andy Barnwell (Orchestral Manager) The company, founded in 1994, is one of the foremost orchestral management companies in the UK having been responsible for providing musicians for over 200 productions in London, throughout the UK and internationally. Current London productions include: Funny Girl, Show Boat, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and, recently: Billy Elliot, Gypsy, The Commitments, Memphis, Sinatra, High Society, Bugsy Malone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Made in Dagenham, City of Angels, Porgy & Bess, Monty Python Live (mostly) (O2 Arena), Spamalot (and tours), A Chorus Line, Sweeney Todd, Love Story, Into the Woods and Sister Act (and tour). Current/recent regional/UK tours include: Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show (and London), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Last Tango, Hairspray – The Musical (and London), Mack & Mabel, A Damsel in Distress, Love Me Tender, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (and London), Dance ‘til Dawn (and London), Anything Goes, Shrek (and London), Dirty Dancing (and London), Singin’ in the Rain (and London), West Side Story, Oliver!, Legally Blonde and South Pacific.

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ALAN WILLIAMS

Musical Director

ALAN WILLIAMS

Musical Director

Alan studied piano and conducting at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He Orchestrated and Arranged Big Fish (Other Palace). Other credits as Musical Supervisor/Arranger: Funny Girl (Savoy & tour); Urinetown (Apollo); The Commitments (Palace & tour); Shrek (tour); and Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman). As Musical Director: Funny Girl & Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory); A Damsel in Distress (Chichester Festival); Urinetown (St. James); A Chorus Line (London Palladium); Shrek (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); The 25thAnnual Putnam County Spelling Bee & Passion (Donmar Warehouse); Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace) and Little Shop of Horrors (West Yorkshire Playhouse). Associate/Assistant Musical Director: Sister Act (London Palladium); Hairspray (Shaftesbury); Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly); Grand Hotel (Donmar Warehouse) and Jerry Springer – The Opera (Cambridge). Workshops include Mr Vertigo, The Go-Between and Billy Elliot. He also conducted the Funny Girl cast album (Decca), a concert of 42ndStreet (London Palladium) and worked on Mamma Mia! (film).

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DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS

Producer

DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS

Producer

DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, a division of The Walt Disney Studios, was formed in 1994 and operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher.  Worldwide, its 10 Broadway titles have been seen by over 160 million theatergoers and have been nominated for 59 Tony® Awards, winning Broadway’s highest honor 20 times.  With more than 20 productions currently produced or licensed, a Disney musical is being performed professionally somewhere on the planet virtually every hour of the day.

The company’s inaugural production, Beauty and the Beast, opened in 1994. It played a remarkable 13 year run on Broadway and has been produced in 37 countries worldwide.

In November 1997, Disney opened The Lion King, which received six 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical. After 20 landmark years on Broadway, it has welcomed more than 95 million visitors worldwide to date, and can currently be seen in ten productions worldwide. Having played 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, The Lion King’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida opened on Broadway next, winning four 2000 Tony Awards.  It was followed by Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, which opened in London in 2004 and went on to enjoy a six year Tony-winning Broadway run.

Tarzan®, which opened on Broadway in 2006, is now an international hit with an award-winning production in its 8th year in Germany.  In January 2008, The Little Mermaid opened on Broadway and was the #1-selling new musical of that year.

Disney Theatrical Productions opened two critically acclaimed productions on Broadway in 2012, receiving seven Tony Awards between them: Peter and the Starcatcher and Newsies, each of which enjoyed a two-year run with the latter launching a two-year North American tour and a record-breaking Fathom Events’ in-cinema release.

Aladdin, Disney Theatrical’s 2014 hit, continues selling out on Broadway and has launched five additional productions around the globe.  Their newest hit, the 2018 Broadway musical Frozen, is already setting records in its Broadway run.

Other successful stage ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theatres to develop new stage musicals including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday.