Glenn trained at LIPA
Stage credits include: Prince Valiant in Sleeping Beauty (Wyllyotts Theatre); 1st Cover St Jimmy/1st Cover Will in American Idiot (UK and New Zealand Tour); Swing in American Idiot (Civic Theatre, Auckland); Rowan in The Sleeping Beauty (Gordon Craig Theatre/Congress Theatre); Ensemble in The Producers (Gordon Craig Theatre); Puppeteer Mr Tod/Young McGregor in Alan Ayckbourn’s Where is Peter Rabbit? (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Puppeteer/Freddie in Rapunzel (Gordon Craig Theatre); Adam in Expectation (WY Playhouse); Billy in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice (Union Theatre); Terry in Secret Love: The Doris Day Story (UK Tour); Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Liverpool Unity Theatre); Soloist in An Evening with Jason Robert Brown (The Apollo Theatre).
Television credits include: Ben in Share a Story (ITV); Young Clive in Orna (ShutUp Productions); Shane in Skins (Channel 4).
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); and Sandy in Grease (UK Tour).
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.
Rob has worked as a professional performer extensively throughout Europe for over 20 years. He most recently played the role of Sam in the UK & International Touring Production of Mamma Mia! and is most recognised for originating the iconic role of Falco in Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell The Musical, which saw him nominated for the WOS award for Best Supporting Actor. Rob is thrilled to be returning to this role which holds a very special place in his heart.
Other stage credits include: Frank N Furter in Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show Reloaded European Tour; The Buddy Holly Story; Starlight Express; CATS; The Who's Tommy; Jesus Christ Superstar; Grease; Hairspray; Hair; Jamie in The Last Five Years; Dan in Next to Normal; Galileo in We Will Rock You.
Rob was co-composer & lyricist for the band Morton, who enjoyed great success in the German charts. In 2012 he starred in The Voice of Germany Arena Tour after reaching the semi-finals of the famous TV show. Together with Beat for Feet he wrote & recorded the official EHF Champions League song Do It Like Us. Rob continues to write and record music, and has produced three albums in the last couple of years, entitled Vision of You, Grounded, and Grounded Café. He is one half of the Sexton & Fowler duo, who have toured extensively with their award nominated Vision of You cabaret show, treading the boards in some of London's most loved intimate venues.
Rob collaborated with the late Olivier Award winning playwright, Steven Clark, to write his first original musical The Boy Next Door, which has recently been workshopped and presented in London's Crazy Coqs.
Sharon is an award winning, West End leading lady, and most recently won rave reviews for her portrayal of Donna Sheridan in the UK & International touring production of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia!
Sharon won the West End Wilma award in 2018 for originating the role of Sloane in Jim Steinman's epic hit musical Bat Out of Hell, based on the music of Meatloaf. She has toured throughout the UK & Canada and is thrilled to reprise this fantastic role and step back into Sloane's shoes once more.
Sharon has also starred in the West End musicals The Commitments, directed by Jamie Lloyd at The Palace Theatre London, and Billy Elliot The Musical at The Victoria Palace. Other musical theatre credits include: playing the role of Nancy in Oliver! (NCH); Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde; Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes; Cabaret; Copacabana; IKEANO; Anglo The Musical; Girls Night The Musical; Shout; and Jesus Christ Superstar. Sharon enjoys a diverse career as an actress, musical theatre star and cabaret performance and is most notably recognised for her highly successful one woman show based on the life of iconic performer, Liza Minnelli.
Sharon trained at DIT'S Conservatory of Music and Drama and also holds an MA in Directing for Theatre, from UCD. She is an established voice coach and tutor, regularly presenting workshops & masterclasses, working with students throughout the UK & Ireland. She is one half of the duo Sexton & Fowler, who have established themselves as a firm favourite on the UK cabaret circuit, selling out multiple shows in venues such as the Crazy Coqs, The Other Palace & The Space. The duo recorded and produced their first album together, Vision of You in 2018, which inspired the cabaret show of the same name, seeing them nominated for a West End Wilma Award in 2019. www.sextonfowler.com
Killian Thomas Lefevre
Killian trained at Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford & Actors Studio at Pinewood Studios.
Originally from Paris, he recently played Mike Wheeler in Secret Cinema: Stranger Things (London) and Toby in Thomas and the Magic Railroad: 20th Anniversary.
He is so excited to make his touring debut in Bat Out of Hell and thanks his friends, family and agent for all their support.
Training: The Institute of Contemporary Performance.
In her teenage years Joelle sang backing vocals, guide tracks and demos for international superstars including Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Toni Braxton and Gabriella Chilmi.
After making it to the finals of The Voice UK in 2012, Joelle starred in the 2013 West End production of The Bodyguard Musical (Adelphi Theatre) performing as the alternate lead role, Rachel Marron.
Other theatre credits include: Ronnette in Little Shop of Horrors (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester); Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (Axelrod Pac Theatre, New Jersey); Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray (Royal Caribbean Cruise Line); and Justice Charlier in Rock of Ages the Musical (Norwegian Cruise Line).
Joelle is thrilled to be joining the company of Bat Out of Hell.
Training: London College of Music – BA (Hons)
Theatre credits include: 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 include: Production Vocalist with Cruises on board The Celebrity Equinox.
Credits whilst Training: Quill - A New Musical (Watermans Arts Center)
James is thrilled to be joining Bat Out of Hell and would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support.
Theatre credits 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 & Shoulders Surprise (Saatchi and Saatchi) commercials; Dancer in The Great Gatsby (Baz Lurhman); and a child in La Boheme (Opera Australia).
Training: Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts BA Musical Theatre.
Theatre credits include: Vocalist in Magic at the Musicals (Royal Albert Hall); Leaf Coneybear in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Drayton Arms Theatre); Danny in Baby The Musical (Drayton Arms Theatre); Paul in Rent (Shaw Theatre).
Commercial credits include: Bose Headphones.
This is Danny’s UK Tour debut and is delighted to be part of an amazing cast in such a wonderful show!
Training: University of Leeds - Theatre & Performance (BA) and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts - Musical Theatre (MA).
Theatre credits include: Sheila in the 50th Anniversary Production of Hair (Hope Mill Theatre and The Vaults London); The Wicker Husband (Watermill Theatre); I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Chiswick Playhouse); Madagascar (UK Tour); Rizzo in Grease (Gary Lloyd); and Myth (The Other Palace - Arlene Phillips).
Markevitch (& Fight Captain)
Training: Arts Educational Schools (Tring Park) and Guildford School of Acting, BA (Hons).
Theatre credits include: Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island (Harlow Playhouse); Ensemble/cover Frank/cover Brad/cover Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour); Pitti-Sing in Sasha Regan's All Male The Mikado (UK Tour); Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Stockport Plaza); Swing/cover Joseph/cover Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour); Lead Vocalist in Musical Starnights (European Tour); Soloist in The West End Men (Vaudeville Theatre); George Robinson in Sincerely, Mr Toad (UK Tour and Edinburgh Fringe); Ensemble in Paul Taylor-Mills’ production of Rent (Greenwich Theatre); Prince Charming in Cinderella (Thameside Theatre); Ensemble/cover Ralph in HMS Pinafore (King’s Head Theatre and Battersea Barge); Lead Vocalist on the Arcadia (P&O Cruises); Ensemble and cover Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Evolution Pantomimes); and Soloist at the Dora Bryan Charity Gala (Her Majesty’s Theatre).
Jamie is represented by Russell Smith Associates and would like to thank his family for their continued support.
Training: Arts Educational Schools
Theatre credits includes: Wendy Darling in Peter Pan (Capitol Horsham); Swing (u/s Eponine) in Les Misérables (Queens Theatre).
Workshops include: Vix in The Wonderful Musician.
Concerts include: Friday Night is Music Night: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein – Oh What a Beautiful Evening! (BBC Radio 2 – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane).
Television includes: TFI Friday (Channel 4); and The Olivier Awards 2016 (ITV).
Training: Guildford School of Acting, (BA (Hons) Musical Theatre) and The Dance School of Scotland.
Theatre credits include: Vocalist in The Show Must Go On! Live at the Palace Theatre; Lumiukko In Frostbite – Who Pinched My Muff? (Garden Theatre); Dwarf/Dance Captain in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (QDOS); Boy in Butterfly Kiss (Òran Mór); Ensemble in Hansel and Gretel (Scottish Opera).
Credits whilst training include: Charley in Merrily We Roll Along; Grimsby in The Little Mermaid (The Guildford School of Acting); Joe in 9 to 5; Bat Boy in Bat Boy: The Musical (The Dance School of Scotland).
Workshops: Spencer in A Second Chance, a new British Musical currently in workshop/development stages.
Represented by Michelle Blair Management
James would like to thank his parents, grandparents and Agents for their continued support and guidance.
Astroganger (Swing & Dance Captain)
Training: Brighton Academy
Theatre credits include: Gerard (cover Tunny & Johnny) in American Idiot (UK Tour & New Zealand); Cyril in Summer Holiday (UK Tour); Mamma Mia! (UK Tour); Peter in Peter Pan(Greenwich Theatre & Rickmansworth); Jimmy Smith in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Canada); George in George’s Marvellous Medicine (88 London Road, Brighton); Doody in Grease (BKL); Ben in Ushers (Arts Theatre & Edinburgh Festival); Rik in Aladdin (Brighton Emporium); Peter Pan in Shrek (UK Tour); The Rockafellas (International Tour Miami).
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.
Streamed credits include: Lady Jane Hatt in Thomas & the Magic Railroad: 20th Anniversary Celebration (Rainbow Sun Productions); and Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (Future Spotlight Productions/KidZania).
Born into a Welsh family Stacey has lived in London almost all her life. Having performed from a young age she went on to complete her professional training at The Urdang Academy.
Her credits whilst in training include: Helene/US Charity in Sweet Charity; Julia Sullivan in The Wedding Singer; & Dance Captain to Philip Michael Thomas for I Got Rhythm.
Stacey has appeared in a number of regional productions and made her West End debut in Billy Elliot the Musical
Hoffman & Alternate Strat
Training: Royal Academy of Music and Manchester University.
Theatre credits include: 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); Me in St Louis (The Landor Theatre); A Christmas Carol (UK Tour / Talkwood Productions); Parade (Lowry).
Other credits include: Founding member of vocal group The Wellermen who have performed on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, A League of Their Own & at the 2021 Brit Awards with Jack Whitehall.
Social media: @sampopemusic
Luke trained at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA), Guildford.
Theatre credits include: Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys (International Tour); Logan Carter in Out There (Union Theatre); Little Rock in Gypsy (Savoy Theatre); Aladdin in Aladdin (The Broadway Theatre); Dandini in Cinderella (Watersmeet Theatre); Man 1 in Edges (Tabard Theatre); Soloist in The London Revue (Park Theatre); Genie of the Lamp in Aladdin (Blackfriars Theatre).
TV/Film credits include: Hunter in In Pieces: New Musical; BBC broadcast/DVD of Gypsy; The Mad Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (KidZania London); Prince Charming in Cinderella (KidZania London).
Workshops include: Justin in Can’t Stop it: The Musical; Ensemble in Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland; Quasimodo in The Legend of Notre Dame.
Recordings include: Gypsy 2015 London Cast Recording.
Training: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, 2021 Graduate
Theatre credits include: Legally Blonde (Italia Conti); Copacabana (Italia Conti); Pollution (Old Red Lion Theatre); Godspell in Concert: 50th Anniversary (Gingerquiffmedia); Voice in a Million.
Training: The Centre Performing Arts College
Theatre credits includes: Scaramouche in We Will Rock You; and The Best of Wham (UK Tour).
Workshops include: The Dreamers.
Other Work includes: Lead Vocalist for Viking Cruises; The Dreamers (Original Cast Recording).
Beth is thrilled to be joining the cast of Bat Out of Hell and would like to thank her family and friends for their continued love and support.
Goddesilla (Swing & Assistant Dance Captain)
Training: D&B Academy of Performing Arts
Theatre credits include: Ikette & u/s Rhonda in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych Theatre); Dance Captain in Motown The Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre); Shark & u/s Anita in West Side Story (RSC); Kiss Me Quickstep (New Vic); Snow White (First Family); and Aladdin (Imagine).
Music videos credits include: Featured artist for Loni Lincoln’s A Better Me; Sam Smith’s Stay With Me; JLS’ Do You Feel What I Feel; Kaeli’s You and I.
Other work credits include: Kit in the workshop for Pretty Woman (Studio 74); P&O Oceana and Voyages of Discovery cruise ships.
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.
David Grindrod Associates CDG
Original Casting Director
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, Cinderella.
Theatre also 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, 5 Guys Named Moe, Sweet Charity (Donmar) 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, One The Town, Kismet (English National Opera), Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello Dolly, Crazy for You (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre). Guy’s & Dolls, My Fair Lady, A Chorus Line, Ain’t Misbehavin, Oliver, Sweet Charity (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield) My Fair Lady, Candide, 42nd Street, Singing in the Rain. Kiss Me Kate (Chatelet, Paris)The Beggars Opera (Theatre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris), Guys and Dolls (Theatre Marigny, Paris).
Musical Ensemble Casting: Matilda, Greatest Days, Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Mamma Mia!
UK Dancer Casting: Mary Poppins Returns, Nine.
Casting Director: The Phantom of the Opera.
Sound of Music Live (2016 BAFTA Award), Superstar, Over the Rainbow, I’d Do Anything, Any Dream Will Do, How Do Solve A Problem like Maria, (2007 Emmy Award), Kombat Opera presents…(2008 Golden Rose Montreux Award) Hollyoaks, West End Star (TV3 Sweden).
Gareth - Steve - Grindrod - Anne
Stuart - Rinkoff - Keating - Simon
Sonenberg - Cohl - Smith - MPSI.
UK Tour Casting Director
Anne started casting in 1992 as in-house Casting Director for the Apollo Leisure Group. She has cast numerous West End and touring plays and musicals.
Musical credits include: “Strictly Ballroom” (UK Tour); “Bat Out of Hell” (UK tour); “9 To 5: The Musical” (West End & UK Tour); “The Grinning Man” (West End)….
Her play credits include: “Fatal Attraction” (UK Tour); “Abigail’s Party” (UK Tour); “Strangers On A Train” (UK Tour); The Old Vic New Voices Festival (The Old Vic); “The Mentalists” starring Stephen Merchant (West End), “Barking In Essex” starring Lee Evans (West End); “Stones In His Pockets” (West End)….
TV credits: Casting team on “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria”; “Any Dream Will Do”; “I’d Do Anything” and “Over the Rainbow” (all BBC); “Superstar” (ITV); Take That’s “Wonderland” Special (ITV); and “I Dream” starring Christopher Lloyd (BBC).
Additional Book Material
Music & Audio Consultant to Mr. Steinman
Creative Consultant to Mr. Steinman
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.
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) are the Creators, Producers and General Managers of bespoke live entertainment in the UK and internationally.
Based in the breath-taking Somerset House on London’s famous Strand in the heart of Covent Garden, MPSI offers a bespoke service with over 30 years combined knowledge and experience of General Managing live entertainment and experiences in London’s performance spaces, regional venues and across the globe.
The company is currently Executive Producer and General Manager for Bat Out Of Hell The Musical, featuring the songs of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf (World Première), winner of ‘Best Musical’ Evening Standard Theatre Awards. MPSI has taken the production from its World Première at the Manchester Opera House Theatre to the London Coliseum, Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, Dominion Theatre in London, the Stage Metronom Theatre in Oberhausen, Germany and New York City Center Theater in NY.
MPSI is also currently in pre-production for the following: A Lost Weekend presents…Human Traffic Live!, an immersive rave experience; Brando, a new play based on Marlon Brando’s life and work; a project using the music of the Grammy Award-winning Roy Orbison; and preliminary talks regarding Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark and Finding Neverland, both anticipated for the UK in 2021/22.
Julian Stoneman and his Associates’ work within theatre and live entertainment have seen them amass such credits as: Sergei Polunin’s ballet Project Polunin; Exposure the Musical; 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: The Musical; Kristina; Mamma Mia!; A Christmas Carol; Aspects Of Love; Nine The Musical; The Caretaker; City Of Angels; Closer; Grease; Lady In The Van; Miss Saigon; Saturday Night Fever; and Three Tall Women.
Julian is also proud to have Co-Produced, for 6 years, the Laurence Olivier Awards.