Glenn trained at LIPA. Whilst training Glenn was the LIPA Stephen Sondheim Student Performer of the Year.
Stage credits include: Theo in American Idiot (UK Tour); Theo / covered and played St. Jimmy in American Idiot (Civic Theatre, New Zealand); Terry in Secret Love: The Doris Day Story (UK Tour); Timothy in The Sleeping Beauty (Norwich Theatre Royal); Ensemble in The Producers (Gordon Craig Theatre); McGregor in Alan Ayckbourn's – Where is Peter Rabbit? (Old Laundry Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket); Billy in Little Voice (Union Theatre); Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Liverpool Unity Theatre); Aladdin (The Mercury Theatre); Ross in Departure Lounge (Unity Theatre, Liverpool); Fred in Christmas Carol: The Musical (The Paul McCartney Auditorium).
Theatre includes: Valkyrie and 1st cover Raven in Bat Out of Hell (UK Tour); Cinderella in Cinderella (Crossroads Pantomimes); 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, UKand 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 World Cup and Head and Shoulders Surprise commercials (Saatchi and Saatchi) ; Dancer in The Great Gatsby (Baz Lurhman) and a child in La Boheme (Opera Australia).
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.
Social Media: @realrobfowler
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 performer 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. 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.
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 + I.
Other work credits include: Headliners Theatre Company (P&O) and Voyages of Discovery cruise ships.
Jayme-Lee was a part of the previous Bat Out Of Hell Tour as Assistant Dance Captain/Swing. She is delighted to be taking on her first Supporting Lead role and would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.
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.
James is thrilled to be continuing with Bat Out of Hell and would like to thank his friends and family for their love and support.
Matteo graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in 2020.
Theatre Credits: Frankie Valli and Joey Pesci in Jersey Boys (Trafalgar Theatre); Giulio in T he Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (Charing Cross Theatre); Vocalist in T he Show Must Go On (The Palace Theatre); Lewis in Halls the Musical (Guildford Fringe) and Dancer in Beauty and the Beast (Catford Broadway).
Katie graduated from The University of Chichester Triple Threat Musical Theatre course in 2015. Katie is absolutely thrilled to be making her West End and International Tour debut in Bat out of Hell.
Theatre includes: Pop Forever (UK Tour); and Lead Vocalist in the Potters Theatre Company; Carmen in Fame (Felixstowe Pavilion/ADC Theatre, Cambridge); Carabosse in Sleeping Beauty (Tivoli Theatre Wimborne); Octavia in Antony and Cleopatra (Upstairs At The Gatehouse).
Other credits: Lead Vocalist (SkySea Cruise Line)
Katie is so excited for this next adventure and would like to thank her family, friends and agent for their continued love and support.
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!
Jay is making his West End and International Tour debut in Bat out of Hell.
Jay is from the United States where he performed various roles traveling the East and West Coast. Before settling in the U.K. Jay was a singer/dancer for Carnival Cruise Lines Playlist Productions on several ships throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Australia.
Since arriving Jay has been fortunate to travel the U.K /Wales performing in theatres and arenas with several shows including Midnight Train to Georgia, A Celebration of Gladys Knight .
He recently played an Angel and was understudy for Lola in the revival of Kinky Boots . He is very grateful to his wife, family and friends for their love and support.
Alex is originally from Yorkshire where she began her training at CAPA College. She moved to London where she continued her training at Bird College and The Arts Educational School. She has worked across many different fields of the industry from Stage to TV and is extremely excited to be making her West End and International Tour Debut with Bat Out of Hell!
Previous Credits: Kiki/ Ensemble in Dusty The Musical UK Tour (Maria Friedman); Fairy Formidable in Beauty and The Beast (Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage,Jordan's Productions); Pennyworth Season 3 (HBO); Midtown (Netflix); End of Wicked-Cruel Santino Ft Octavian Music Video (Stink Films); Avant Garde Dance Company (Tony Adigun); Untitled Dance Company (Lukas McFarlane).
Georgia trained at the Creative Academy.
Theatre includes: Bring it on (London and UK Tour) 9 to 5 (UK and Ireland tour); Flashdance (Korean Tour), Dreamgirls (West End); Mad on Her (UK Tour); Dreams, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Beyonce Experience ( Beyonce Expo ).
Television includes: Commercials for Samsung and Inches Cider
Georgia is delighted to be cast as Kwaidan and is looking forward to working with the wonderful cast and crew.
Training: Expressions school of Performing Arts
Theatre credits whilst training include: Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer and In the heights.
Since graduating Amara has appeared in Hairspray (Royal Caribbean) and Sister Act as Deloris Van Cartier at Chesterfield theatre.
Other credits include: Commercials for GiffGaff and OKX, as well as backing dancing for Jax Jones.
Amara is beyond excited to be joining the cast of Bat out of hell and would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support.
Youtube Channel: Something about Amara
Training: Baardar Academy, Norway
Theatre credits include: Swing in Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany); Ensemble in Billy Elliot (Sandnes, Norway); Ensemble in Cabaret (Oslo, Norway); Ensemble in Les Miserables (Tromsø, Norway); Lead vocalist (Color Magic and Color Fantasy cruises).
Television & Commercial credits include: Dancer (Eurovision 2010), Eurosport Commercial 2018.
Training: University of Chichester and The American Musical Theatre Academy
Theatre includes: Cher in Clueless The Musical (Workshop); Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour); Julia in The Wedding Singer ; Cassius in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar .
Other credits include: Ordinary People (Music Video); Distanced. (Web Series); Soloist in Mercy Ships Commercial Recording (Abbey Road Studios)
Luke trained at The Arts Educational Schools.
Theatre includes: Billie Eyelash in QUEENZ (UK Tour & Edinburgh Fringe); Felicia in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (NCL); Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican); Mamma Mia! (Novello Theatre) .
After a few jobs in drag, Luke is excited to darken the eyeliner and swap the heels for some more sensible footwear. He feels very lucky to be travelling the world with the Bat family, especially when the music of the show carries such a legacy. See you in AUS!
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.
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: Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Theatre includes: Fritzie/First cover Sally Bowles in Cabaret (UK tour); Amber Von Tussle in Hairspray (Gaiety Theatre); Ensemble/Dance Captain in Aladdin (Evolution); Sterling in Geronimo: The Musical (International Tour).
Other work includes: Ensemble La Voix Show (Lyric Theatre), Ensemble Mamma Mia West End Eurovision (Shaftsbury Theatre)
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.
Craig trained at The Guildford School of Acting
Theatre credits include: Doug/Mr Spencer and Cover Theo in SCHOOL OF ROCK (UK Tour); Sonny and 1st cover/played Danny Zuko & Kenickie in GREASE (Harmony of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Productions).
Screen credits include: L-Detachment Soldier throughout the new SAS: ROGUE HEROES written by Stephen Knight (BBC1), SCO19 Armed Police Office in Paul Dood's DEADLY LUNCH BREAK , Motion Capture Performer for 'Jason Kolchek' in 2021 video game HOUSE OF ASHES.
Represented by Michelle Blair Management
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.
Music, Lyrics & Book
Although Jim began in theatre, he was best known as a songwriter/producer whose records have sold more than 190,000,000 million copies worldwide, with the L.A. Times describing him as the Richard Wagner of rock. At Amherst College he wrote and starred in an epic musical called The Dream Engine. It caused a sensation, and N.Y. Shakespeare Festival's Joe Papp bought the rights at intermission. His first professional musical was More Than You Deserve at Papp’s Public Theatre, where he worked for five years. When a singer named Meat Loaf auditioned for him, Spin Magazine called the meeting one of the top ten most important moments in the history of rock and roll. Then came his first record, the legendary Bat Out Of Hell, with Meat Loaf, the biggest debut album ever and the second best selling disc of all time. Jim was the only person in the Top 20 Albums of All Time to have written all songs - music and lyrics. The sequel Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell topped the charts in 38 countries 16 years later in 1993. He wrote all of the songs on 2016's chart topping, Braver Than We Are by Meat Loaf.
Number 1 songs include: Total Eclipse Of The Heart (three times, 1983, 1995 and 2003); Paradise By The Dashboard Light; Dead Ringer; Making Love Out Of Nothing At All; Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad; Holding Out For A Hero; I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That) – biggest rock single sales ever; 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 - 1.6 million; and No Matter What, by Boyzone (record of the year in England for 1998 and #1 in 18 countries - the most successful single ever released from a musical in history). He won 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: Footloose; Streets Of Fire; The Shadow; and Mask Of Zorro. He also wrote the score for Tanz der Vampire - a musical staged by Roman Polanski which opened in Vienna, October of '1997 to rave reviews and record box office, and is currently still selling out as it approaches it's 20th year, with productions running throughout Europe and in Russia. It has played or is currently on stage in Berlin, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Helsinki, New York and Paris. Jim has also conceived and executive produced the film, and wrote songs/score for, Wuthering Heights (2003) for MTV.
Jim Steinman was inducted in to the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2012, received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater, Amherst College, in 2013 and entered the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in November 2016.
His music 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.
Bat Out of Hell The Musical is a fifty year-long dream coming to fruition. The DNA of this project can be found in nearly every song Jim has ever written.
Born in Shenandoah, Iowa in 1969. Studied theater and comparative literature as well as fine arts, video and performance at the University of Minnesota, later completing the Master of Fine Arts in directing at Columbia University, School of the Arts in New York. Current works include; the vr installation Sei Siegfried, as part of the RING 20.21, Bayreuth Festspiele, Bayreuth Germany where he will direct Richard Wagner’s Parsifal, in 2023.
Scheib and his collaborators have made performances at theaters and festivals around the world, including the Bayreuth Festspiele, the Berliner Staatsbank, Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz Berlin, Theater Augsburg, Opera Wuppertal, Staatstheater Darmstadt in Germany, Festival D'Automne Paris, Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, English National Opera / London Coliseum, Royal Opera House London / Hackney Empire, LA Opera / Redcat, Maison des Arts Creteil Paris, Spoleto Festival, The Kitchen in New York City, Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston, Saarlandisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, New York City Opera, Hong Kong Dance Company, National Theater Budapest, Walker Art Center, Manchester Opera House, Norwegian National Theater Academy Oslo, Trafo in Budapest, Festival d'Opéra de Québec in Canada, Athens Festival, Greece.
Winner of the Evening Standard award for Best Musical in 2018, Scheib’s West End staging of Jim Steinman’sBat Out of Hell, continues to tour internationally. In 2009 Scheib was named best New York theater director by Time Out New York, and American Theater Magazine counted him among the 25 theater artists who are likely to shape American theater for the next 25 years. He is the winner of the OBIE Award for best director for his Fassbinder adaptation Word of Wires and was honored to receive the Guggenheim Fellowship for his stage adaptation of Samuel Delany's epoch-evolving novel Dhalgren under the title Bellona, Destroyer of Cities.
Scheib is a Professor for Music and Theater Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the program in Theater Arts and holds the Class of 1949 Professorship Chair.
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). During the recent lockdown he recorded the cast album of Rock in a Hard Place.
Most Recently: Bat Out of Hell The Musical (Worldwide), Sunset Boulevard (ENO London Coliseum); Der Medicus (Fulda), where he won with Roy Moore the Deutsche Musical Theater Prize for Best Orchestrations.
I am from Austria (Vienna). Michael is currently preparing the English version of Charley a new musical farce written with Jon van Eerd with an English Translation by Kit Hesketh-Harvey based on Charley’s Aunt opening in the UK in 2022. Also, Black Venus, a play by James MacManus for which Michael composed the score. Michael has been appointed chief conductor of the Cornish Sinfonia and looks forward to a series of concerts with them in 2022.
CHOREOGRAPHY ADAPTED BY
Trained at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, receiving a BA Honors and the ‘Entrepreneurial Award’ from lead Patron, Sir Paul McCartney.
Live Performance credits include: soloist at Sadler's Wells Theatre London; Bodyguard the Musical (Germany); Rita Ora (Wembley Stadium); Kylie Minogue and Pharrell Williams. Her choreographic work can be seen on Television Adverts including Marks & Spencers, Renault Clio and Honda. She recently became the leading Creative Consultant and Choreographer for Adidas.
Theatre credits include: Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Arts Ed); Resident Choreographer of Bat Out of Hell The Musical (Dominion Theatre); Associate Choreographer of Bat Out of Hell The Musical (North American Tour and New York City Center); Peter Pan (Stafford Gatehouse); Black Venus (The Other Palace, London); Footloose The Musical (Stratford Circus Theatre, London).
Xena is a performance coach and founder of The Showbiz Clinic, an organisation that provides supports and empowerment to performers and creatives throughout their career in the entertainment industry. She also regularly directs and choreographs the 3rd year musical theatre Cre8 projects at Bird College, London and for the Commercial Dance Programme at the Institution of the Arts, Barcelona.
Set & Costume Designer
Jon Bausor is a multi-award-winning international stage designer and creative director.
He designed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the kinetic sculpture to light the flame for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.
Originally trained as a classical musician, Jon retrained on the Motley Theatre Design Course and was a Linbury Prize finalist in 2000. Since then he has designed extensively in dance, opera and theatre for companies worldwide.
His work is known for its large-scale visual impact and transformational concepts with strong dramaturgical narratives. Theatre includes: Bat Out of Hell (London/ Germany/ Toronto/ New York); WICKED (Stage Entertainment, Hamburg); True West (West End); Knight’s Tale (Tokyo); Fatherland (Frantic Assembly/ Manchester International Festival); Tree (Young Vic/ Manchester International Festival); The Band - The Take That Musical (West End/ UK Tour); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic/West End- Best Design UK Theatre awards ); the James Plays (National Theatre/ National Theatre Scotland/ World tour); Ghost Stories (West End/ Toronto/ Moscow); Lord of the Flies (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); MAMETZ (National Theatre of Wales- winner best design UK Theatre awards and Wales Theatre awards); You For Me For You (Royal Court); I am Yusuf (Shebbahurr, Palestine/ Young Vic, London).
As 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 Shipwrecked season.
His extensive dance collaborations include designs for Rambert, the Royal Ballet and Royal Opera House, Norwegian and Finnish National Ballets, Netherlands Dans Theater, and English National Ballet.
Opera design includes: Die Walküre (Bordeaux National Opera); Cendrillon (Glyndebourne); The Knot Garden (Theatre an der Wien); The Lighthouse (Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano) and Agrippina (Grange Park Opera).
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 went 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 am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. 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) and 2019 she will make her debut at the Semperoper in Dresden with Nabucco. 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, KInder der Sonne (Residenztheater, Munich), Othello, Kleiner Mann, was nun?, Die Ratten, Der Sturm and Der Diener zweier Herren (Schauspielhaus Bochum), Mary Page Marlowe at the Berliner Ensemble and actually Emilia Galotti at the Schauspielhaus Frankfurt.
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 three Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle award.
Recent Theatre credits: Back to the Future (West End); Les Miserables (West End); Mean Girls (Broadway); Disney’s Frozen (Broadway/West End); Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Broadway/West End/NY); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End & Broadway); In the Body of the World & The Crossing (American Repertory 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 credits: 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 credits: 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 rock concerts, operas, ballet, architectural projects and special events.
He has lit and directed shows for many artists including 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. For Bat Out Of Hell Patrick worked closely with collaborator and associate designer Rob Casey.
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 lifetime services to the arts.
Sound Design Award highlights: Oliver Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Broadway World Award, Green Room Award, Dora Award, Craig Noel Award, and the WhatsOnStage Award for Come From Away; 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 Bat Out Of Hell; Olivier nomination for Top Hat; Olivier nomination for End Of The Rainbow; and the Pro Sound Award for Sound Engineer of the Year.
West End Musical Design highlights: Back to the Future; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella; The Prince Of Egypt; & Juliet; Come From Away; Bat Out of Hell The Musical; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Strictly Ballroom; 42nd Street; Young Frankenstein; The Wind In The Willows; Mrs Henderson Presents; Memphis; I Can’t Sing; In The Heights; Top Hat; Merrily We Roll Along; and End Of The Rainbow.
International Design highlights: MJ (Broadway); Diana (Broadway); Mamma Mia! The Party (Worldwide); Summer (Broadway); Come From Away (Broadway); A Bronx Tale (Broadway); Disney’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame (Worldwide); Spring Awakening (Broadway); Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Worldwide); End Of The Rainbow (Broadway); Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Worldwide); A Little Night Music (Broadway); The Secret Garden (New York); Clueless (New York); Sister Act (Worldwide); and Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany).
Grammy award winner, Tony, Drama Desk, 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; BBC Special for VE Day 75 years; BBC Special for VJ Day 75years; 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; The Christmasaurus; She Loves You; We Will Rock You; Made In Dagenham; Our House; and Daddy Cool.
Film credits include: Film Music Co-Producer on Bohemian Rhapsody, Moulin Rouge!; Romeo + Juliet; Bridget Jones’ Diary; Teachers Pet; The Spongebob Squarepants Movie; 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; Muse; Dizzee 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 Glynne; 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; On 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).
Film includes: Musical Ensemble Casting for Matilda, Greatest Days, Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Mamma Mia! UK Dancer Casting for Mary Poppins Returns, Nine. Casting Director for The Phantom of the Opera.
Television includes: 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).
Associate Casting Directors: Will Burton CDG, Stephen Crockett CDG
Casting Assistant: Fionnuala Hills
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 productions.
During her years at Apollo Leisure her West End casting credits included: Barnum (Dominion); Aspects of Love (Prince of Wales); Fiddler on The Roof starring Topol (London Palladium); Copacabana (Prince of Wales); Scrooge starring Anthony Newley (Dominion); Doctor Dolittle starring Phillip Schofield (Apollo Hammersmith); Summer Holiday (Apollo Hammersmith) and numerous number one touring musicals.
Further musical credits include: We Will Rock You (UK Tour); Pippin and Fanny & Stella (Garden Theatre); Strictly Ballroom (UK Tour); Bat Out of Hell (UK tour); 9 to 5: The Musical (West End & UK Tour); The Grinning Man (West End); Carousel, Half A Sixpence, Guys and Dolls, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and the new production of Cats (all Kilworth House Theatre); The Life directed by Michael Blakemore (Southwark Playhouse, London); The Last Tango (West End); Betty Blue Eyes (UK Tour); Guys and Dolls directed by Gordon Greenberg (UK Tour); Dance ‘til Dawn (West End); Loserville (West End); Zorro (West End); Boy George’s Taboo (West End); Saturday Night Fever (West End) and Fame (West End).
Her play credits include: Fatal Attraction (UK Tour); Afterglow (Southwark Playhouse, London); Abigail’s Party (UK Tour); Strangers On A Train (UK Tour); Raising Martha (Park Theatre, London), Some Girl(s) (Park Theatre, London), The Old Vic New Voices Festival (The Old Vic); The Mentalists starring Stephen Merchant (West End), Barking In Essex starring Lee Evans (West End); Flare Path (UK Tour); What The Butler Saw (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).
From London, Stuart first trained in performance at Mountview, then studied acting at Bernard Hiller Studio, LA and Opera in London. In 2010 he went to live with the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks in China, and subsequently began fighting as a stuntman in Pirates of the Caribbean.
Here he met renowned Stuntman Claudio Pacifico who asked him to train at his school in Rome: Stunt Concept Academy. Thus, armed with a Stunt diploma and having achieved certifications with BASSC and SAFD (stage combat qualifications in both UK and US), Stuart then trained 6 disciplines (Martial Arts, Gymnastics, Trampolining, Rock Climbing, Scuba Diving, Horse Riding), gaining entry to the British Stunt Register and continuing his work as Stuntman and Fight Director.
Distinguishing himself with experience in martial arts (3rd Dan black belt Taekwondo / competitor in Sanshou, Judo and Fencing / instructor in Shaolin), Stuart has directed fights in productions worldwide.
Including ICS (Hong Kong), Musicalifragilistic (Belgium) and Lightseeker for RWS(Singapore). In 2019/2020 Stuart was proud to be Stunt Coordinator for Secret Cinema’s James Bond; Casino Royale, in both London and Shanghai, which received rave reviews for their exciting action sequences.
2021 Stuart designed fights for the Immersive Experience Doctor Who: Time Fracture (London).
Since originating the fights for Bat Out of Hell at the Dominion, London and Oberhausen, Germany (after performing as cover Falco in the original cast) Stuart is thrilled to remain part of the Bat family and cast his eye over this exciting 2021 production! www.stuartboother.co.uk
Original Wigs Designer
Benita De Wit
US Associate Director
Benita is a New York-based, Australian director of live and digital projects.
Recent credits include: One More Thing Not to Think About and Alter/Ego (Post Theatre Company) - original documentaries for Long Island University inspired by the works of Stephen Sondheim and David Bowie; The Laramie Project (Pace University); and music video Pieces (Tenderheart Bitches).
Previous credits include: Bat Out of Hell (New York City Center & Ed Mirvish Theatre Toronto, Associate Director); Anchuli Felicia King’s Slaughterhouse (Belvoir St Theatre Sydney, Audrey Journal’s Best of 2019); Razorhurst (Hayes Theatre Company, Sydney).
Off-Broadway credits include: The Moors (Playwrights Realm, Assistant Director); The Rape of The Sabine Women by Grace B Matthias (Playwrights Realm, Assistant Director); and Comedy of Errors (Classic Stage Company, Assistant Director).
Their work has also been performed at National Sawdust, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Soho Playhouse, The Pleasance (Edinburgh), New York Public Library, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Dartmouth College and Playwrights Horizons. Benita holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia University. They are an Adjunct Professor at Pace University and Faculty at Circle in the Square Theatre School.
UK Associate Director
Immediately prior to Bat Out of Hell, Alli was Associate Director on The Man in the White Suit (West End) and European Director on Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular (European & Asian Casts).
Other work as Associate Director includes: Dirty Dancing (West End & UK tour), Resident Director; Jersey Boys (UK tour,) Assistant Director & Choreographer; CBeebies Live! (UK Arena Tours); Tweenies (UK/Hong Kong); Bob The Builder (World Tour); and Cry Of The Celts (Royal Albert Hall).
A Fellow of the International Dance Teachers Association, Alli has lectured as far afield as Australia and Indonesia and is part of the organizing team behind Miss Dance of Great Britain/Dance Master UK.
US Associate Set Designer
Hair & Wigs Supervisor
Associate Video Designer
Dan Light is a young Video Designer currently training at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Whilst studying at Guildhall, Dan has worked on several productions as a Video Designer and also as a Director of Photography for live-streamed performances.
Video Design credits include: Opera Makers 2021 (Milton Court Studio Theatre); Pod (Silk Street Theatre); and The Winter’s Tale (Willy Russell Studio Theatre).
Dan’s Director of Photography credits include: Between (CoLAB, NSDF Fest); All Your Houses (Barrel Organ); and Broadcast Operator for POD (Silk Street Theatre).
Dan also works as a Camera Operator and Video Editor for organisations such as Glyndebourne, Green Opera and European Youth Summer Music.
Jon Lyle for Ammonite
Technical Video Associate
Rob Casey for Ammonite
Associate Lighting Designer
Rob Casey is the co-founder of Ammonite, a company specialising in the technical development and support of a diverse range of live entertainment.
Ammonite’s credits include; Frozen (Denver/Broadway/US Tour/Australia/West End/Tokyo/Germany); Back to the Future (Manchester/London); Beauty and the Beast (UK Tour); The Lehman Trilogy (Broadway); Bat Out of Hell (Manchester/West End/Toronto/US Tour); Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (London/Broadway/Australia/San Francisco/Germany; Les Miserables (West End/UK Tour); Les Miserables: The Staged Concert (West End); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (West End/Broadway/US Tour/UK Tour); The Jungle (West End/San Fransisco).
His credits as an Associate Lighting Designer include Hugh Jackman (International Tour); Local Hero (Edinburgh), Pericles, wonder.land (NT & Paris), The Light Princess, James I/II/III (NT & Edinburgh International Festival/UK Tour) ; Chess (London Coliseum); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Peter and Alice, Privates on Parade and Wolf Hall (West End); The Audience, King Charles III (Sydney/ New York/West End); Red Shoes, The Phantom of the Opera, Sleeping Beauty (UK/US Tour); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Barbican/World Tour); Tarzan (Germany); Half a Sixpence, Barnum (Chichester Festival) and Red Velvet (Tricycle/New York).
Associate Sound Designer
Matt has been working in the professional sound industry for over 16 years and has worked on a variety of shows and events that have been presented in a multitude of languages worldwide. After graduating Matt went on to become the Sound Designer for the country’s third oldest theatre, which lead to becoming a trustee of this heritage venue which is a title he continues to proudly holds today. After spending 5 years designing sound for large regional theatres Matt joined Gareth Owen Sound in 2012 where he continued his creative passion. Matt is now proud to be creatively involved in some of the world’s largest theatrical productions.
Highlights include: Bat Out of Hell (Premier/Worldwide); Nine to Five (UK Tour); Hunchback of Notre Dame (Germany); Rocky Horror Show (Worldwide & Live Cinema Broadcast); The Producers (UK Tour); Let it Be (Worldwide); Carmen La Cubana (Germany/West End); Andrew Lloyd Webber Live at Chelsea Concert; The Little Mermaid (Russia); Diana (World Premier); Andrew Lloyd Webbers ‘Unmasked’ (World Premier); Joseph (London Palladium); & Juliet (World Premier); The Prince of Egypt (World Premier); Singin’ In The Rain; and Andrew Lloyds Webbers new Musical Cinderella.
Matt is proud to be involved with this production of Bat Out of Hell.
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Simon graduated from the university of Durham and eventually became a production manager having previously worked as a stage manager for English National Opera and Scottish Opera.
For twenty years he was director and co-owner of Crosbie Marlow Associates.
Simon now runs Marlow Production Management Ltd which is an international production management company specialising in large scale musicals and West End plays. He has been privileged to technically supervise numerous international productions of shows such as Mamma Mia! and The Phantom of The Opera. Outside of musical and West End theatre he has technically managed many other projects such as Kate Bush’s return to live performance at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2014, as well as setting up the three Kings Cross Theatres, which as temporary structures presented: The Railway Children, In the Heights, Lazarus and the award winning Donmar Warehouse Shakespeare season. Recent West End productions include; & Juliet The Musical and Back to the Future.
During the COVID pandemic, Simon was privileged to be associated with The Theatre Support Fund and production managed the joyful gala The Show Must Go On! Live.
Simon is proud to have been a part of Bat Out of Hell The Musical since its beginnings – and has taken it from Manchester to Toronto, via, the London Coliseum and beyond.
To see the full list of past productions please visit marlowproductionmanagement.com
Julian Stoneman & Lisa Jackson
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.
S2BN Entertainment is a diversified live entertainment company, founded by legendary promoter and producer Michael Cohl.
Michael Cohl's career spans over 45 years as a Producer and Promoter for iconic entertainers, 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. Michael’s strategies developed over decades are credited with revolutionizing the touring industry worldwide. Additionally, he’s had significant experience in the exhibition world dating back to the original King Tut tour decades ago through Bodies: The Exhibition and Jurassic World: The Exhibition.
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 honoured with the Billboard Legend of Live Award, the TJ Martell Foundation Man of the Year Award, and a JUNO Award for Special Achievement.
Cohl is the founder and chairman of S2BN Entertainment who are currently developing, producing, and promoting over a dozen properties and entertainers from concerts to musicals and theatre to immersive exhibitions. Some highlights include an upcoming Genesis tour, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out of Hell The Musical, a Ghostbusters exhibition and a series of new immersive exhibitions. Cohl recently joined forces with CTS Eventim giving him access to one of the strongest global networks of promoters and venues.
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 co-produced the musical Rock Of Ages with Michael Cohl 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.
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.