Strat (UK & US only)
Glenn trained at LIPA
Stage Credits: Theo in American Idiot (UK & International Tour); Terry in Secret Love: The Doris Day Story (UK Tour); Rowan in Sleeping Beauty (Gordon Craig Theatre); Ensemble in The Producers (Gordon Craig Theatre); McGregor in Where is Peter Rabbit? (Old Laundry Theatre/Theatre Royal); Freddie in Rapunzel (Gordon Craig Theatre); Billy in Little Voice (Union Theatre); Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Liverpool Unity Theatre); Man in Songs For A New World (Bridewell Theatre); Aladdin (The Mercury Theatre); Ross in Departure Lounge (Unity Theatre).
Whilst training Glenn was the LIPA Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year.
Martha grew in up in Bristol and graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in the summer of 2019.
Her credits include: Bella Cohen in RAGS (Park Theatre), Sandy in Grease (UK Tour), Roz Keith in 9 to 5 (Guildford School of Acting) and Jo March in Little Women (Guildford School of Acting). Martha was a vocalist in the concert With a Little Bit of Lerner at The Royal Festival Hall as well as appearing in the ensemble of Prom Queen, a new musical workshop at The Other Palace.
Falco (US & AUS only)
Born in Germany Alex started his career by joining the cast of Dance of the Vampire in Vienna, where he worked personally with Roman Polanski and Jim Steinmann. Theatre credits include: Marc Cohen in Rent, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Eddy in Rocky Horror Show, Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Frederick Trumper in Chess, Darryl van Horn in Witches of Eastwick, John in Tick, Tick…Boom, Lucheni in Elisabeth, Udo Lindenberg in Hinterm Horizont etc. One of his biggest successes was following the calls of Brian May and Roger Taylor to be the leading man in the German Premiere of We Will Rock You.
After playing the role of Falco in Bat out of Hell in Germany, Alex is very excited to play the role to U.S. and Australian audiences.
Falco (UK only)
Rob is thrilled to be re-joining the cast of Bat Out Of Hell after originating the role of Falco in 2017 (Manchester Opera House, London Coliseum & Ed Mirvish Theatre Toronto) which saw him nominated for the What's On Stage award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, during the West End run in the Dominion Theatre. Following Bat, Rob took to the road, enjoying a sell-out UK tour of “Vision Of You”, based on the duets album he released with his original co-star, Sharon Sexton (Sloane).
Rob is currently playing the role of Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia! UK & International Tour. Other credits include Dan in Next to Normal (Oper Dortmund), Frank'n'Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour) Original Corny Collins in the German premiere cast of Hairspray (Musical Dome Köln), Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (Capitol Theatre Mannheim,Vereingite Buhnen Bozen), Galileo in We Will Rock You (Apollo Theater Stuttgart, Theater des Westens, Berlin) Jamie in The Last Five Years (Kammeroper Wien), Rum Tum Tugger in Cats (Stuttgart), Caboose/Rusty/Greaseball in Starlight Express (Musical Theater Bochum), Joe B Mauldin in The Buddy Holly Story, Joe in Carmen Cubana (Deutsches Theater München) Gerold in Pope Joan (Musical Sommer Fulda), Dracula in Frank Wildhorns Dracula (Frankenfestspiele Röttingen), Haremhab in Tutanchamun (Festspiele Gutenstein), Berger in Hair (Musical Sommer Amstetten), Chuck in Footloose (Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Musical Sommer Amstetten), Vincent Fontaine/Teen Angel in Grease (Theater St. Gallen), The Death in Elisabeth (Theater an der Wien), Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Max/Scat Soloist in The Wild Party, Lover/Pinball Lad in Tommy (Musical Sommer Amstetten).
Rob was co-composer & lyricist for the band Morton, whose singles Sorry, Irish Girl & Stop Crying Your Heart Out (Oasis Cover) enjoyed great chart success. In 2012 he starred in the Voice Of Germany Arena Tour after reaching the Semi Finals of the TV show where he performed Original Song The Hurt. Together with Beat For Feet he co-wrote & recorded the official EHF FINAL4 Champions League song Do It Like Us performing it in Cologne Lanxess Arena to over 22,000 people. He has recently written his first original musical The Boy Next Door with the award winning playwright Stephen Clarke. Rob is an enthusiastic motorcyclist and a dedicated supporter of the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride charity event, which annually raises funds for men’s physical and mental health. @realrobfowler
Sloane (US & AUS only)
Credits include Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street (The Gatehouse), Locket Crone/Cover Madame Thenardier ifn Les Miserables: The Staged Concert (Gielgud Theatre), Peggy in Jeff Wayne’s The War Of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience (Dot Dot Dot); Myrtle Grimsby in Brass The Musical (Union Theatre); Queen in Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles); Crone/Cover Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables (Queen's Theatre); Lead Vocalist in Alex Parker’s Sondheim: Smiles on a Summer Night (Cadogan Hall); Lambchops in Fame (Gordon Craig Theatre); Lead Vocalist in Licence to Thrill (02 Arena); Vocal Captain in The Olympic Handover Ceremony (Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing).
Sloane (UK only)
Sharon is thrilled to be stepping back into Sloane's shoes in Jim Steinman's 'Bat Out Of Hell'. Sharon originated the role, which saw her win the West End Wilma award for best actress in a musical during the show's run in the Dominion Theatre in London's West End. She also toured with the show playing The Manchester Opera House, The London Coliseum & The Ed Mirvish Theatre Toronto. Sharon is currently playing the role of Donna Sheridan on the UK and International touring production of Mamma Mia! The Musical.
In 2019, Sharon and Rob Fowler curated and toured the sell-out, award nominated concert series - 'Vision Of You' - whose title comes from the debut album of the same name, recorded and released by the pair in 2018. They are currently working on their follow up album, which will feature some original songs, following their sell out original concerts in London's Crazy Coqs as part of the West End Unplugged Series.
Other credits include: The Commitments, directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Palace Theatre, Dead Mum (cover) in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace which saw Sharon nominated for the WOS award for best understudy. 'Liza Minnelli' in the one woman show Somewhere Under The Rainbow which toured throughout Ireland and the UK, and saw Sharon win the best actress award in the IDGTF. Sharon has performed as a soloist on PBS America, playing Shannon in Irish The Musical, in concert, filmed at the Wexford Opera House. She has also appeared as a Soloist with the National Concert Orchestra recorded at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. In 2016 Sharon toured her self penned one woman play A Fit Wife For A Revolutionary at The London Irish Centre and Smock Alley Theatre Dublin. Other previous roles include 'Conchita' in Copacobana the musical (UK Tour), 'Nancy' in Oliver! (Festival Productions Wexford Opera House, National Concert Hall) 'Collagen' in Anglo The Musical (The Bord Gais Energy Theatre) 'Fairy Godmother' in Cinderella (The Gaiety Theatre) 'Lucy' in Jekyll and Hyde, 'Lily St Regis' in Annie (Festival Productions) 'Reno Sweeney' in Anything Goes (National Concert Hall, Dublin) 'Kate' in Girls Night The Musical (National Tour) 'Surfia' in the comedy musical IKEANO (Olympia Theatre, National Tour), 'Yellow Girl' in Shout The Musical and the title roles in Calamity Jane and Jane Eyre The musical in Ireland. Workshop Credits include Angela in Angela's Ashes The Musical, Norah in Himself and Norah, Laura in She Loves You. Sharon is one half of the sketch duo Sexton and O Connor whose original work has appeared on RTE television.
Sharon trained at DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama, where she was awarded the showboat prize for best musical theatre performer and also holds an MA in directing from University College Dublin.
Killian Thomas Lefevre
Originally from Paris, Killian trained at PPA in Guildford and graduated in 2019. He made his professional debut playing Mike Wheeler in Stranger Things for Secret Cinema in London.
Killian is thrilled to make his touring debut as Tink in Bat Out Of Hell and would like to thank his friends, family and agent for their support.
Jordan is thrilled to be joining the cast! She is a graduate of Elon University’s BFA Music Theatre program and UNCSA Drama (USA). Previous roles include “Sweet Thing” in NINA Simone (with Tony Award Winning Kenny Leon), “Lola” in Damn Yankees, ”Dorothy” in The Wizard of Oz, “Helena” in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, ”Marjorie” in Extremities, & “Pirelli” in Sweeney Todd! She loves TV/Film and was recently in a USA Toyota commercial and a supporting lead in Tuneless (Dir. Megan Messmer from Mr. Mercedes). For years, she’s been the Lead Bilingual Singer for Carnival Cruiseline’s Main-stage shows! She thanks Yeshua, the HS., Goldmans Management, and her family for constantly uplifting her! Romans 8:15-17 MSG
Training: Sylvia Young Theatre School and The Actors Centre London.
Theatre includes: the Original London Cast of Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre); & Juliet (workshop); Graffiti Pete in In The Heights (King's Cross Theatre); Young Simba in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre); Carnival Messiah (UK & Trinidad); Aspire the Musical (Qatar); the Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (Trinidad).
Film and Television includes: The Little Mermaid (Disney); Mary Poppins Returns (Disney); Galavant (ABC).
Other work includes: commercials for House of Fraser, H&M and Nick Jonas Live; Dancer for One Direction, Justin Bieber, Cher Lloyd, will.i.am, Rebecca Ferguson and Fleur East.
Training: Arts Educational Schools, London.
Theatre includes: Jon in tick, tick…BOOM! (Bridge House Theatre - Offie Nomination for “Best Male Performance in a Musical”), understudied and played Elder Price in The Book Of Mormon at over 200 performances (Prince of Wales, West End), Jay Osmond in The Osmonds Musical (The Other Palace), Frederick Fleet in Titanic (Princess of Wales, Toronto), Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (UK Tour), Jack in Jack And The Beanstalk (Lighthouse, Poole), Sam in Romance Romance(Above The Stag Theatre), Aladdin in Aladdin (Buxton Opera House), Straight Dave in Closer to Heaven (Union Theatre), Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (Landor Theatre), Jess in See Rock City and Other Destinations (Union Theatre – UK premiere), Herschel in Rags (Lyric, West End), Dandini in Cinderella (Embassy Theatre, Skegness
Concerts include: My Fair Lady - 60th Anniversary Celebration, An Evening of Webbourn & Finn, The Barricade Boys and West End Jerseys. In July 2019, Alex also wrote and performed his one-man show, Pints, Pals and Diabetes (SingEasy, West End), raising money for DiabetesUK and Acting For Others.
Workshops include: Dreamgirls, Guy Fawkes - A New Musical and A Warning To The Curious.
Theatre includes: Ensemble/ 1st cover Patty in School of Rock (Asian Tour); Tinkerbell in Peter Pan (Qdos Pantomimes); Ensemble/ cover and playing Eva in Evita (West End & UK and International Tour); Lead Vocalist/Dancer for Pop Factor (UK Tour); Lead Vocalist/Vocal Captain in Vegas! The Show (Norwegian Cruise Lines); Hip Swing and Bride of Frankenstein in Universal Live Monsters Rock and Roll Show (Universal Studios Japan).
Other credits include: Hero Girl for Techno Mobile TVC; Lead Vocalist for The Voce Girls; Hero Girl in commercials for Sanctuary Spa and FIIT UK; Music video Tears and Tequila; Featured Actress in Deliveroo Worldcup and Head and Shoulders Surprise (Saatchi and Saatchi) commercials; Dancer in The Great Gatsby (Baz Lurhman) and a child in La Boheme (Opera Australia).
Emily Beth Harrington
Emily trained for three years at The Urdang Academy and achieved a Musical Theatre Diploma.
Theatre credits include: Carly/1st cover Rizzo/1st cover Marty in Grease The Musical (UK Tour); 1st cover Ellen / ensemble in Miss Saigon (UK Tour); Ashley/Cover Pearl/Dinah in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany) and Scheherezade in Aladdin (QDOS Entertainment), Featured solo singer in Andrew Lippa Concert (The Urdang Academy)
Credits whilst training include: Florence in Chess the musical, Georgie in The Full Monty, Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors, Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Super Star.
Training: Performance Preparation Academy, Guildford.
Roles whilst training include: Campbell in Bring It On and Cinderella in Into the Woods.
Theatre credits include: Shell in Closer to Heaven (Union Theatre), Snow White in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford), Lead Vocalist in West End on the Rock (Jersey Opera House), Lead Vocalist aboard Celebrity Summit & Solstice (Celebrity Cruises), Vermintrude in Dick Whittington (WEIS) and Ensemble in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (Harlequin Theatre, Redhill).
Television & Commercial credits include: Lead Vocalist at MTV Charity Ball (MTV) and Vocalist for Amazon Christmas Commercial 2019.
Training: Arts Educational Schools
Theatre Credits include: Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (Capitol Horsham), Swing/Understudy Eponine in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre)
Workshops include: Vix in The Wonderful Musician
Concerts include: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening! for BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane),Television includes: TFI Friday (Channel 4) and Olivier Awards 2016 (ITV).
Hoffman / Alternate Strat
Samuel trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Manchester University.
Theatre Includes: American Idiot (UK Tour, Civic Theatre Auckland, Selladoor); All or Nothing-The Mod Musical (West End and No1. UK Tour); Cinderella (PMA Productions); The Theory of Relativity (Relative Motion Productions); Meet Me in St Louis (The Landor Theatre); A Christmas Carol (UK Tour/Talkwood Productions); Parade (Lowry).
Other Credits: Thinking Out Loud (Short Film) and BBC Performing Arts Concert.
Markevitch / Fight Captain
Theatre includes: School of Rock (Gillian Lynne Theatre); Caboose/Flat Top in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Mungojerrie in Cats (German & UK Tours); Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof (UK Tour & Savoy Theatre); Double J & u/s Bobby C in Saturday Night Fever (UK & Asian Tours); Lyle in Footloose (European Tour); Mr Jones in The Rose and The Ring (Hen and Chickens Theatre); Pepper in Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward Theatre); Action/A-rab in West Side Story (Prince of Wales Theatre & UK Tour).
Workshops include: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Beautiful Game.
Film includes: Paddington 2 (Warner Brothers).
Denym / Assistant Dance Captain
Training: Bird College
Theatre Credits include: Peter Pan in Peter Pan (UK Productions); Ensemble/cover Sky in Mamma Mia! (West End); Ensemble in Miss Saigon (UK Tour, Cameron Macintosh Ltd); Catsmeat in Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (Qdos); Sister Act the Musical (Aberystwyth Arts Centre).
Theatre credits whilst training: Eddy in Greek and Glen Guglia in The Wedding Singer (The Studio House Studio Theatre).
TV credits: German Pilot/The Other Man in The Goes Wrong Show (BBC1); Featured Dancer with ‘Mamma Mia’ in Miranda Hart, My Such Fun Celebration (BBC1).
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Training: London College of Music
Theatre Credits includes: Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre, West End), Riverdance (Germany Tour), Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens (White Bear Theatre), Snow White (Thameside Theatre), Jack & The Beanstalk (Broadway Theatre, Barking)
Other Credits includes: Production Vocalist with Celebrity Cruises on board The Celebrity Equinox.
Credits whilst Training: Quill, A New Musical (Waterman’s Arts Centre).
James is thrilled to be joining Bat Out of Hell and would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support.
Training: Bird College and The BRIT School
Theatre includes: George in The Wedding Singer (Troubador Wembley Park), Franz and understudy Drew in Rock of Ages (UK Tour), Guys and Dolls (Kilworth House), Cinderella (Hackney Empire), The Wedding Singer (UK Tour), Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Peter Pan (Theatre Royal, Norwich), Loserville (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Garrick Theatre), Wicked (Metronom Theatre, Germany), Aladdin (Mayflower Theatre, Southampton), Rock Around The Clock (UK Tour).
Other work includes: Loserville in Concert (Garrick Theatre), Assistant Choreographer for Soho Cinders (Union Theatre), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Broadway development workshop), Production vocalist onboard Oceania Marina for Jean Ann Ryan Productions and Carnival Cruise Line.
TV includes: Blue Peter (BBC), Big Brothers Bit on the Side (Channel 5), Christmas Lectures (BBC), The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV).
Astroganger / Swing
Training: Brighton Academy
Credits Include: Gerard and cover to Tunny & Johnny, American Idiot (UK Tour & New Zealand); Cyril, Summer Holiday (UK Tour); Mamma Mia! (UK Tour); Peter, Peter Pan (Greenwich Theatre & Rickmansworth); Jimmy Smith, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Canada), George, George’s Marvellous Medicine (88 London Road, Brighton); Doody, Grease (BKL); Ben, Ushers (Arts Theatre & Edinburgh Festival); Rik, Aladdin (Brighton Emporium); Peter Pan, Shrek (UK Tour); The Rockafellas (International Tour Miami).
Goddesilla / Dance Captain / Swing
Training: London School of Musical Theatre
Credits include: Crystal Heart in Burlesque'd Live (The Turbine Theatre), Slave of the Ring in Aladdin (Theatre Royal Windsor), Billie's Babe ( U/S Shell) in Closer to Heaven (Above the Stag Theatre), Pat (& Dance Captain) in Cilla the Musical (UK Tour), Rizzo in Grease (Royal Caribbean), Frenchy (U/S Sandy) in Grease (Belinda King Productions), Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (The Stag Theatre Sevenoaks), Children's chorus in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre).
Music, Lyrics & Book
Jim Steinman began in theater, although he is best known as a Grammy winning songwriter and producer whose records have sold more than 190,000,000 million copies worldwide. He was described by the L.A. Times as “the Richard Wagner of rock." While a student at Amherst College he wrote and starred in what he called "an epic rock spectacle," The Dream Engine. It caused a sensation and Joe Papp, founder of the New York Shakespeare Festival, purchased the rights at intermission. His first professional musical was More Than You Deserve at Papp's Public Theater, where he worked for five years.
While at the Public Theater, a singer named Meat Loaf auditioned for Jim, a meeting that Spin Magazine called “one of the Top 10 most important moments in the history of rock and roll.” Their first record together, the legendary Bat Out Of Hell, is the biggest debut album ever and the third best selling album of all time. Jim is also the only person in the Top 20 Albums of All Time to have written all songs, both music and lyrics, solo. In 1993, the sequel Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell topped the charts in 38 countries and spawned the global hit “I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)."
#1 songs include - for Bonnie Tyler: "Holding Out For A Hero,” “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” (hitting #1 a remarkable four times - 1983, 1995, 2003 and 2017 - and was on both YouTube and Spotify's Most Played lists of the 2010s), for Meat Loaf: “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” “Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad,” “Dead Ringer For Love,” and “I'd Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That" (which had the biggest rock single sales ever), for Air Supply: "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All,” for Celine Dion: “It's All Coming Back To Me Now,” (which was named the 1997 Song Of The Year by BMI for having had the most broadcasts worldwide), for Boyzone: “No Matter What,” (record of the year in the UK for 1998 and #1 in 18 countries - the most successful single ever released from a musical in history). Steinman received a Grammy award as producer for Best Album of the Year, Celine Dion's Falling Into You. He made one platinum album as a singer, Bad For Good.
Film music includes A Small Circle Of Friends, Streets Of Fire, Footloose, The Shadow, Mask Of Zorro, Shrek 2 and MTV's adaptation of Wuthering Heights.
For the musical stage version of Whistle Down The Wind, Jim Steinman teamed with Andrew Lloyd Webber providing lyrics to his score. This 1998 West End hit musical will have 2020 performances in Portrush, Northern Ireland and Tokyo, Japan.
Steinman also wrote the score for Tanz der Vampire (Dance of the Vampires), a musical staged by Roman Polanski, which opened in Vienna in 1997 to rave reviews and record box office. It has been officially declared “the most successful musical ever to emerge from Continental Europe.” More than two decades later this musical has had numerous productions including runs in Berlin, St. Petersburg, Budapest, Warsaw, Helsinki, Tokyo, Moscow, New York and Paris. In 2020 it will play in Oberhausen, Germany, along with Copenhagen, Denmark, and Fukuoka, Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.
Jim Steinman was inducted in to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2012. He received an honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters from his alma mater, Amherst College, in 2013. Jim was entered into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
In 2017 Steinman's dream project, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, opened to near perfect reviews and sold out crowds at Manchester's Opera House. It went on to run at the London Coliseum, the West End's Dominion Theatre, Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre and the Metronom Theatre in Oberhausen, Germany. Summer 2019, Bat Out Of Hell The Musical made its highly anticipated U.S. debut at the New York City Center in Manhattan. 2020 shows include a US touring production in association with the Hard Rock Casino Hotel, an arena tour of Australia as well as a returning UK tour.
Jim's work has permeated popular culture the world over. His distinctive, over-the-top style has influenced a genre of music and such songs are often referred to as “Steinmanesque.” He is known as the “Father of the Power Ballad” and one of the founders of epic rock.
Jay Scheib is a director and author and adapter of plays, operas, ballets and hybrid live art performance events. Known for genre-defying works of daring physicality and the integration of new technologies in live performance, Scheib is the recipient of both a Guggenheim and an Obie Award for Direction. Garnering rave reviews and accolades internationally. Scheib’s production of Thomas Adès’ opera Powder her Face for New York City Opera at BAM was called “dazzling,” by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times. Of Scheib's Fassbinder adaptation "World of Wires," which premiered at The Kitchen in New York followed by an international tour, Ben Brantley of The New York Times hailed the production for its "revved-up young ensemble that exudes a real-life, in-the-moment, hormone-popping glow…"
Other recent works include new stagings of two operas by Giorgos Kouroupou, Pylades and Jocasta for the Athens Festival in Greece; an original opera adaptation of Bergman's Persona with composer Keeril Makan which premiered in New York followed by performances at the Gardner Museum in Boston; Luigi Nono’s No hay camino hay que caminar as ouverture to Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse under the title “Odyssee.” Scheib's new staging opened the season of the newly restructured Staatstheater Darmstadt in Germany and played to sold out houses with two extended runs; and the multiplatform staging Platonov, or the Disinherited, premiered as part of the Without Walls Festival at La Jolla Playhouse followed by a three week run at The Kitchen in New York City. Conceived as a 100 minute, single-take feature film, Scheib’s adaptation of Chekhov’s play was broadcast live from The Kitchen as a feature film to the AMC Empire 25 Cinema in Times Square and to BAM Rose Cinema in Brooklyn. Named Best New York Theater Director by Time Out New York in 2009, and one of the 25 theater artists shaping the next 25 years of American theater, by American Theater Magazine, Scheib is also the recipient of the MIT Edgerton Award, The Richard Sherwood Award, and the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts/TCG program for directors.
Scheib holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Direction from Columbia University School of the Arts and currently holds a Professorship for Music and Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he directs the program in Theater Arts.
Scheib would like to say a special thank you to Laine Rettmer for all the love and support.
Musical Supervisor & Additional Arrangements
Michael Reed, conductor, studied at the RCM (Tagore Gold Medal winner). He has conducted for over twenty West End shows including: Phantom of the Opera; Barnum; On the Twentieth Century; Aspects of Love; Joseph; Whistle Down the Wind; Mr. Cinders; and Singin' in the Rain. He was Musical Supervisor for the worldwide productions of many of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals and also his 50th Birthday Concert. Michael’s international credits include: Dance of the Vampires (directed by Roman Polanski); Die Drei Musketiere; Ich war noch niemals in New York; Dallebach Kari; Gotthelf.
Compositions include: Der Besuch der Alten Dame (with Moritz Schneider); Garbo (with Warner Brown and Jim Steinman); War in Heaven (with Fay Weldon); Rock in a Hard Place (with John Theakston); four Holiday on Ice productions; The Beauty of Magic (Las Vegas).
Film, Television and Radio: Five Royal Variety Show’s; Eurovision Song Contest; three Royal Gala’s (Prince’s Trust); Guys and Dolls; A Little Night Music; Jesus Christ Superstar (BBC Radio 2). Dance music for Victor Victoria; Joseph (DVD); Furia (Music by Brian May).
Recordings: cast albums including Coward’s Bitter Sweet, Ziegfeld and The Phantom of the Opera; Michael Crawford performs Andrew Lloyd Webber; Sarah Brightman’s Surrender’ album; José Carreras’s Passion album and the single Time to Say Goodbye (Brightman and Andrea Bocelli).
Most Recently: Sunset Boulevard (ENO London Coliseum); Der Medicus (Fulda), where he won with Roy Moore the Deutsche Musical Theater Prize for Best Orchestrations.
Forthcoming: Rock in a Hard Place (London); I am from Austria (Vienna); Bat Out of Hell (London and Toronto).
Choreography Adapted By
Xena Gusthart, a choreographer originally from Scotland Trained at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, where in addition to her BA Honors Degree in Performing Arts, received the prestigious entrepreneurial award from lead Patron, Sir Paul McCartney.
Some of Xena's highlights and credits include Kylie Minogue’s ‘Out of the Blue’, Rita Ora’s ‘Chime For Change’, Kelly Rowland’s ‘MOBO Awards’, Snow Patrol’s ‘Don’t Give In’, the Channel 5 TV series ‘Jane and Friends’, Marks and Spencer TVC. She was lead character in 'The Five and The Prophecy of Prana’ at the Barbican Theatre, ‘Bodyguard The Musical' and performed a solo performance at Sadler's Wells Theatre, London.
As well a culminating a performance career spanning over 15 years, Xena has established herself as a choreographer since her career began, firstly by gaining 5 star reviews from the likes of 'The Scotsman' for her own show, '925' a dance theatre production that toured the UK. Then going on to be the leading Creative Consultant and Creative Director for 'Adidas', designing and choreographing for all product launches throughout Europe. She has also been established in the world of television by choreographing commercials for 'Renault Clio' and 'Honda'. This year, Xena will be further expanding and working with 'Formula 1' for their 2020/2021 events and awards, and will be choreographing for the 2020 'West Life Arena Tour'.
Other significant Theatre credits includes: 'Bat Out Of Hell' (Dominion Theatre), 'Bat Out Of Hell', North American Tour and 'Bat Out Of Hell' in New York (New York City Theatre), 'Peter Pan' (Stratford Gatehouse), With Up and Coming theatre credits including 'Footloose The Musical' (Stratford Circus Theatre, London) and 'Black Venus' (The Other Palace, London).
Set & Costume Designer
Jon trained on the Motley Theatre design course after studying Music as a choral scholar at Oxford University, and the Royal Academy of Music.
He designed the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London in 2012.
As a set and costume designer, Jon has designed extensively in dance, opera and theatre for companies worldwide including The Royal Opera House, Royal National Theatre, London, National Theatre of Scotland, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Young Vic, Theatre de Complicité, and both Finnish and Norwegian National Ballets.
An associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, he has designed numerous productions including Hamlet, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and the entire 2012 What Country Friends Is This? season.
Other significant theatre includes: Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); You for Me for You (Royal Court Theatre- nominated Best Design, Olivier Awards); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic); The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre/ U.S tour); Lord of the Flies, (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Ghost Stories (West End/Moscow/Toronto); Mametz (National Theatre of Wales - Best Design, UK Theatre Awards and Best Design, Welsh Theatre Awards); The Believers (Frantic Assembly); Terminus (Abbey Theatre, Dublin/ Melbourne/Public Theatre, NY); Kursk (Young Vic/ Sound and Fury – nominated for Best Design, Evening Standard Awards); I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother (Young Vic/Shebbahurr, Palestine); Lionboy (Complicité/New York) and Water (Filter/ B.A.M New York/ Sydney).
Opera and Dance includes: Hansel and Gretel (Royal Opera House); The Knot Garden (Vienna); The Queen of Spades (Edinburgh Festival Theatre); The Lighthouse (Montepulciano); No Man’s Land (English National Ballet); Scribblings (Rambert); Blood Wedding (Finnish National Ballet) Carmen, and Stravinsky’s Firebird (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet).
He recently designed and co directed a new production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker for Norwegian National Ballet. Forthcoming work includes a new Take That musical, The Band, premiering at the Manchester Opera House, and a new collaboration with Underworld and Frantic Assembly for the Manchester International Festival.
Original Costume Designer
German costume designer Meentje Nielsen made her Royal Opera debut in the 2015/16 Season on Il trovatore, directed by David Bösch and then goes to The National Opera Amsterdam for Le Nozze di Figaro.
Nielsen was born in Hamburg. She studied design at the Berlin University of the Arts with Achim Freyer and began work in 1992 as a set and costume designer for the Berliner Ensemble at the Deutsches Theater Berlin, and at the Volksbühne Berlin. She has designed costumes for Bösch's opera productions of Orlando furioso , Königskinder, Der fliegende Holländer (Frankfurt) and Elektra (Opera Vlaanderen), Die Meistersinger (Bavarian State Opera). She also works widely with Bösch in theatre, including on Blasted (Stuttgart State Theatre), Das Käthchen von Heilbronn, Drei Schwestern (Burgtheater Vienna), Orest, Peer Gynt, Prinz von Homburg (Residenztheater, Munich) and Otello, Kleiner Mann, was nun?, Die Ratten, Der Sturm and Der Diener zweier Herren (Schauspielhaus Bochum).
Nielsen also works regularly with German director Anselm Weber, including on Ein Mann will nach oben, Es wird einmal, Richtfest, Opening Night, Vor Sonnenaufgang, the world premiere of Christoph Nussbaumeder's Eisenstein and Das Leben ist kein Fahrrad for Schauspielhaus Bochum, where she has also designed costumes for Mahir Günşiray's production of Faust. Her other work includes costume designs for Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, directed by Jay Scheib for Darmstadt State Theatre.
Finn Ross trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and designs video and projection for live performance. He has won two Olivier’s, a Tony and a Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle award.
Recent Theatre work includes; Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End/NY); In the Body of the World & The Crossing (American Reparatory Theatre); American Psycho (Broadway & Almeida); Betrayal (Broadway); Chimerica (Almeida & West End); Closer (Donmar); Master and Margarita, All My Sons, Shunkin (Complicite); Damned by Despair, Green Land (RNT); Die Ringe des Saturn (Schauspielhaus, Köln); Ten Plagues (Traverse); Top Girls (Chichester/West End); Sunset Boulevard (Gothenburg Opera).
Opera includes; The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House); Missa Solemnis (LA Phil); Benvenuto Cellini, Death of Klinghoffer, Death in Venice, Onegin, Simon Boccanegra, Damnation of Faust, Don Giovanni, (ENO); Hänsel und Gretel, Zäuberflote, A Dog’s Heart (DNO, Amsterdam); La clemenza di Tito, Mr Brouček (Opera North); Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Béatrice et Bénédict, Turn of the Screw (Theatre an der Wien); Imago, Rinaldo, Knight Crew (Glyndebourne); Lady from the Sea (Scottish Opera); Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (Chicago Symphony Orchestra); Das Portrait (Bregenz).
Dance includes; Le Petit Prince (National Ballet of Canada); Frankenstine (Royal Ballet); The Feeling of Going (Skånes Dansteater and Malmö Opera).
For over 40 years, Patrick Woodroffe has created the lighting for many rock concerts, operas, ballet, architectural projects and special events.
He has lit and directed shows for concert artists as diverse as ABBA, Adele, Elton John, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, The Police and Michael Jackson. He has worked for over 30 years with the Rolling Stones as the band’s lighting designer and creative director.
He has created works for the Vienna State opera, the Salzburg Festival, Bregenz Festival and the Helsinki Opera using lighting instead of scenery to convey mood, atmosphere and narrative.
Musical theatre credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar; Batman Live; Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers; West Side Story; and Ben Hur Live. He lit the 25th Anniversary celebration of Les Misérables at the O2 Arena and Phantom of the Opera at the Albert Hall. In film he lit This Is It with Michael Jackson, and Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light, the record of the Rolling Stones in performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York. For over 20 years, he has lit the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Los Angeles.
He has created many permanent architectural lighting schemes, including those at the O2 Dome, the Lake of Dreams in Las Vegas, Highgrove House for HRH the Prince of Wales, Prague Castle, the Madejski gardens at the V&A, and Somerset House in London.
In 2012, he lit the opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympic and Paralympics games in London with his long-time collaborator Adam Bassett, with whom he runs the international lighting design consultancy Woodroffe Bassett Design. In 2014, Patrick was awarded OBE for a lifetime of services to the arts.
Sound Design Award highlights: Olivier Award for Memphis; Olivier Award for Merrily We Roll Along; Tony nomination for A Little Night Music; Tony nomination for End Of The Rainbow; Olivier nomination for Top Hat; Olivier nomination for End Of The Rainbow; Pro Sound Award for Best Theatre Sound.
International Design Highlights: Bronx Tale (Broadway); Come From Away (Broadway); Disney’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Worldwide); Spring Awakening (Broadway); Disney’s Little Mermaid (Worldwide); Little Prince (Abu Dhabi); Secret Garden (Broadway); Sister Act (UK, Brazil, Italy, France, Holland); Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (Worldwide); Bodyguard (Holland); Let It Be (Broadway, London, Japan, China, Russia, Brazil, Italy, Germany); Titanic (Toronto); Singin’ In The Rain (UK, Russia, Japan, Germany, Australia); Evita (Las Vegas, Slovenia, Lebanon); Hairspray (UK, China, Singapore, Malaysia); Jesus Christ Superstar (Us & European Arena Tours); Moeder Ik Wil De Revue (Holland); The Rocky Horror Show (London, UK, Australia); A Chorus Line (Israel); Fame (London, International Arena Tour); Glee Live (Worldwide Arena Tour); Hair (Slovenia, Spain, Japan); End Of The Rainbow (Broadway, London, Los Angeles); A Little Night Music (Broadway, London, Hungary); Sound Of Music (Malaysia); Grease (Lebanon, Slovenia, USA); Expert At The Card Table (Las Vegas); Footloose (UK, South Africa, Germany); Buddy (International Arena Tour); Time Travel (Las Vegas); Saturday Night Fever (Korea, Spain, Taiwan); Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK, South Africa, France); and Cats (International Arena Tour).
West End Musical Design highlights: 42nd Street; Mrs. Henderson Presents; Memphis; I Can’t Sing; In The Heights; Impossible; Top Hat; Merrily We Roll Along; Candide; Pippin; Midnight Tango; Road Show; Aspects Of Love; Sweet Charity; Carousel; Shout!; Fiddler On The Roof; Little Shop Of Horrors; Forbidden Broadway; High Society; Calamity Jane; The Big Life; Tick Tick... Boom!; The Last Five Years; And La Cage Aux Follies.
UK Tour Design highlights: The Producers; Nine To Five; Strictly Ballroom; Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy; Tell Me On A Sunday; High School Musical Two; The Wedding Singer; Anything Goes; Godspell; Annie Get Your Gun; Summer Holiday; and Flashdance.
Grammy award winner, Tony, Emmy & Olivier nominated arranger, composer, producer, conductor and trumpeter, Steve Sidwell, has featured on numerous albums, television shows, advertising campaigns and films with his distinctive and innovative orchestrations and compositions.
Television commissions include: the 79th Academy Awards; the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony; the Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony; the BBC Music Awards; The Voice Series 1 & 2; Robbie Williams Live At The Albert Hall; Children In Need Rocks; and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
Theatre credits include: orchestrating Beautiful: The Musical; We Will Rock You; Made In Dagenham; Our House; and Daddy Cool.
Film credits include: Moulin Rouge; Romeo & Juliet; Bridget Jones’ Diary; Teachers Pet; Spongebob Squarepants; and Finding Nemo.
Recording Credits include: Robbie Williams; George Michael; Paul McCartney; Sir Mick Jagger; Mark Knopfler; Amy Winehouse; Snow Patrol; Lily Allen; James Bay; Hozier; Faithless; Cheryl Cole; Muse; Dizzy Rascal; Mika; Take That; Annie Lennox; Leona Lewis; Tom Jones; Sting; Elton John; The Feeling; McFly; Will Young; Bryan Ferry; Joss Stone; Eric Clapton; Rod Stewart; Stevie Wonder; Gregory Porter; Ellie Goulding; Jess Glyne; The Who; Ian Dury; Wet Wet Wet; Charlie Watts; Henry Mancini; and Michael Nyman.
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David Alan Sonenberg is an American music manager, and the founder of the music management company DAS Communications. Born and raised in New York, Sonenberg received a degree in Theater at Tufts University and a Juris Doctorate at Harvard Law School.
Sonenberg joined the entertainment law firm of Weissberger & Frosch where he represented Broadway and OffBroadway musical productions including Hair, Godspell and Cabaret. Sonenberg then established his own law firm and began DAS Communications Ltd., a fullservice entertainment management company located in New York City. DAS’s first management project, Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell, set an industry record for a debut album with worldwide record sales to date of more than 50 million.
Clients of DAS Communications include Meat Loaf, Jim Steinman, Jimmy Cliff, Jimmy Iovine, The Spin Doctors, Joan Osborne, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, John Legend, Kesha, The Pretty Reckless, Prince Royce and Sean Paul. To date, artists represented by DAS Communications have written, produced, and performed recordings with sales totaling in excess of 300 million records worldwide.
DAS Ventures Ltd., another of the DAS family of companies, entered into agreements with Yoko Ono and the Estate of John Lennon in 1997, which culminated in the launch of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
1997 also saw the release of Sonenberg’s first film project, the acclaimed documentary When We Were Kings about boxer Muhammad Ali, for which Sonenberg received an Academy Award.
Michael Cohl's career spans over 45 years as a Producer and Promoter for a broad range of entertainment properties, having worked with over 150 of the world’s most recognized artists including Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, David Gilmour, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, U2, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra and many more.
Cohl is the founder and chairman of Iconic Entertainment Studios and is currently developing, producing, and promoting over a dozen properties including Jurassic World: The Exhibition currently running at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Transformers Live, opening in China in 2017, and The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, opening at London's Victoria & Albert Museum in May 2017.
Cohl was previously the chairman of Live Nation, was inducted into the Canadian Rock n Roll/Music Hall of Fame, and has received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Among his many other awards, Cohl has also been honored with the Billboard Legend of Live Award, the TJ Martell Foundation Man of the Year Award, and a JUNO Award for Special Achievement.
Cohl has worked on several successful films and theatrical plays such as Pete Seeger: Power of Song (Emmy Award), LENNONYC (Peabody and Emmy Award), Spamalot (Tony Award), Big Easy Express (Grammy Award) and a film about Harry Belafonte, Sing Your Song (NAACP Image Award).
Tony entered the business as a rock concert promoter and building up a business that included tours by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who amongst many others not least of which was the first live theatrical performances of the Monty Python touring show. In 1973 having become the largest concert promoter in the UK he sold his interest in the business to Harvey Goldsmith and started a management company and has been manager to Genesis, Phil Collins and Mike + The Mechanics for nearly 40 years and continues to do so. He also manages the interests of Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and together with others manages the continuing activities of Pink Floyd. In the past Tony has been closely involved with the management of Peter Gabriel, Julian Lennon, Peter Frampton and many others. He also managed the career of Stephan Elliott – director of Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert and was closely involved with him during the making of this movie and another Elliott movie Frauds. Tony started a music publishing company in 1975 – Hit & Run Music (Publishing) Limited and successfully built the publishing catalogue through the 80’s and 90’s. In 1999 Tony sold the company to EMI in a multi-million pound deal.
He is founder and owner of Hit & Run Productions and together with his business partner Hilary Shor produced Eye Of The Beholder directed by Stephan Elliott starring Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd, which attained the No 1 Box Office in US. During 2005 Tony and Hilary also produced Children Of Men directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. Children Of Men on its release in 2006 was received with critical and commercial success and was nominated for 3 Oscars and 3 BAFTAs.
Recently Tony produced the musical Rock Of Ages in London’s West End to great acclaim and success and is currently producing the Bat Out Of Hell musical as well as continuing his management activities for Genesis, Phil Collins, Mike + The Mechanics and Pink Floyd as well as managing his extensive business interests.
Julian Stoneman & Mark Green for MPSI Ltd
Executive Producer and General Management
Media Productions & Solutions International Limited (MPSI) led by Julian Stoneman and his associate, Mark Green, general manage the creative development and commercial presentation of live entertainment in the UK and internationally. With access to some of the most qualified professionals and freelance experts, currently working within all areas of the entertainment industry, the goal of MPSI is to work with investors, producers and suppliers to present world-class productions and events.
MPSI is currently in pre-production on such productions as: the World Premiere of Murder At The Gates for James Bourne (Busted) & Steven Slater (Spring Awakening); Pirates! a new musical dance spectacular; and Gogglebox Live on Stage.
Julian and Mark’s combined years of working within theatre and live entertainment has seen them amass such credits as: Exposure; Adam and Eve and Steve; Pig Farm; McQueen; Follies In Concert; Urinetown; Harvey; Let It Be; Tell Me On A Sunday; Rock Of Ages; Jersey Boys; Finding Neverland; Great Expectations; Driving Miss Daisy; Cat On A Hot Tin Roof; Billy Elliot; Kristina; Mamma Mia!; A Christmas Carol; Aspects Of Love; The Caretaker; City Of Angels; Grease; Lady In The Van; Miss Saigon; Saturday Night Fever; and Three Tal Women. Julian and Mark are also proud to have Co-Produced, for 6 years, the Olivier Awards.
Julian is also a Board Member for Historic Royal Palaces.
Simon Marlow 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.
Previous productions include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King in London; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK Tour); The Beautiful Game; and nine international productions of The Phantom of the Opera.
Other West End productions include: Showboat; Notre Dam De Paris; Napoleon; Lautrec; The Full Monty; Mamma Mia!; Contact; The Graduate; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; The Lady in the Van; The Caretaker; The Play What I Wrote; The Breath of Life; Closer to Heaven; Rebecca; Art; Beautiful and Damned; Death of a Salesman; Ducktastic; I am My Own Wife; Heroes; Daddy Cool; Dirty Dancing; Spamalot; Brief Encounter; Equus; The God of Carnage; Deathtrap; Hairspray; Jersey Boys; Sister Act; Backbeat; The Lady Killers; Ghost The Musical; Viva Forever; Stephen Ward; The Full Monty (Play).
Simon has technically managed 19 international productions of Mamma Mia! In Toronto he production managed Backbeat, The Last Confession and Titanic the Musical, and in London, The Railway Children and In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre).
Recent projects include a European tour of Dirty Dancing and The Judas Kiss for Mirvish productions in Toronto and BAM in New York. Simon technically managed the creation of the two new venues at The Kings Cross theatre, for The Donmar Shakespeare Season and Lazarus.