Lorinda May Merrypor
Training: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Bachelor of Musical Theatre 2016. Theatre: Julie in The Sapphires (HIT Productions); Ti Moune in Once on This Island (Altitude Theatre); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group); American Idiot (Shake n Stir).
Lorinda is a proud Kuungkari and South Sea Islander woman.
Theatre: Mrs Walker in The Who’s Tommy (Victorian Opera); Rosalie Mullins in School of Rock (GWB Entertainment, Really Useful Group); Mrs Webb in Our Town (Queensland Theatre); Cynthia Weil in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group); Dusty Springfield in Dusty (The Production Company); Maria in The Sound of Music (Gordon Frost Organisation, Really Useful Group); Reza in Once (Gordon Frost Organisation, Melbourne Theatre Company); Tracy Lord in High Society (Hayes Theatre Co), Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (James Anthony Productions); Margaret in Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert (Present Tense); Sherrie in Rock of Ages (Newtheatricals); Shane Warne: The Musical (Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Token). Television: Stories from Oz (Princess Pictures and ABC); Get Krack!n (ABC); The Saturday Night Crack Up (ABC); Utopia (Working Dog); The Time of Our Lives (ABC). Concerts & Events: Queensland Symphony Orchestra Musical Theatre Gala; Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Festival of Orchestra; Disco Wonderland (QSO, ASO); The Best of Rodgers and Hammerstein (West Australian Symphony Orchestra); Carols by Candlelight (Nine Network); Carols in the Domain (Seven Network). Awards & Nominations: Helpmann Award® for Best Supporting Female Actor in a Musical — Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, 2018; Helpmann Award®Nominations for Best Female Actor in a Musical — Dusty, The Sound of Music, and Rock of Ages; Helpmann Award® Nomination for Best Supporting Female Actor in a Musical — Once; Sydney Theatre Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical — The Sound of Music; Sydney Theatre Award Nominations — School of Rock and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Recordings: Shane Warne: The Musical. Other: Donnatelegrams (web series).
Amy is a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2008.
Theatre: Fiyero in Wicked (Gordon Frost Organisation); Corny Collins in Hairspray (Crossroads Live); Sam in Ghost (GWB Entertainment, Ambassador Theatre Group); Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar (The Production Company); Danny in Grease (Gordon Frost Organisation); Warner in Legally Blonde (Gordon Frost Organisation); Walter in Chess (StoreyBoard Entertainment); Jamie in Last Five Years (Stories Like These); Puffs! (TEG Live). Television: Finn Kelly in Neighbours (Network Ten); Winners and Losers (Seven Network); Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door (Seven Network); Dancing with The Stars (Seven Network); Young Talent Time (Network Ten); The Masked Singer (Network Ten); Have You Been Paying Attention (Network Ten). Concerts & Events: Carols by Candlelight (Nine Network); The Kings of Christmas (Rob Mills and Bobby Fox). Awards & Nominations: Rob is a multi-award winner and nominee, including Helpmann Award® Nomination for Best Male Actor in a Musical – Ghost, 2016; Sydney Theatre Award Nomination for Best Cabaret – Rob Mills is Surprisingly Good, 2015); UK Soap Award for Best Actor – Neighbours. Recordings: Up All Night (BMG); Grease the Musical, Australian Cast Recording (Universal Music Australia). Other: Debut novel Putting on a Show – Manhood, Mates and Mental Health (Affirm Press); proud supporter of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF).
Theatre: Miracle in Brisbane for the Brisbane Festival; Cynthia Macrae in The Sapphires (Company B, Black Swan State Theatre Company); Mama Cass in The Flowerchildren (Magnormos); As You Like It (Company B); Opera Yarrabah (Opera Australia); Joanne in Rent (Hayes Theatre Co); Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Gordon Frost Organisation); Matron Mama Morton in Chicago (Gordon Frost Organisation); Judy Bernly in 9 to 5 (Crossroads Live). Television: Tia in Street Smart; Guest Cast in Black Comedy; Host for Fusion; Luna Keys in How to Stay Married; voiceover in Darby and Joan; How To Stay Married; What Does Australia Really Think?; I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Concerts & Events: Bluesday, Cyndi Lauper. Awards & Nominations: Casey is a multi-award winner and nominee, including Deadly Awards, ARIA #1 Award, Double and Triple Platinum selling recording artist. Recordings: For You (album); Off the Grid and Somewhere in Between (EP). Other: Casey has been called the Queen of New Year’s Eve, with her annual powerhouse performances at the Sydney Opera House and a feature on Carols by Candlelight each year.
Casey is a proud Gumbaynggirr and Dunghutti woman, and a member of Actor’s Equity since 2016.
Training: National Institute of Dramatic Arts (Musical Theatre), 1999. Theatre: Javert in Les Misérables (Michael Cassel Group – Australia, Dubai, and Cameron Mackintosh – Broadway, West End, USA Tour); Miss Trunchbull in Matilda (RSC – West End, GWB – International); Marius in Les Misérables (Cameron Mackintosh – West End); Mason in Take Me Out (Tim Garner Productions); Jack in Being Earnest the Musical (Theatreworks USA); Professor Bhaer in Little Women (Kookaburra Musical Theatre Co.); King Arthur in Camelot (Pittsburgh Public Theatre); Father Grenville in Dead Man Walking (Alexander Productions); Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf in Into the Woods (Alliance Theatre Co.); Gus/Bustopher Jones in Cats (Really Useful Group); Thomas Andrews in Titanic (Theatre Royal) and Director of Jekyll and Hyde (Hayes Theatre Company). Awards & Nominations: Green Room Award, Helpmann Award® nomination.
Hayden is a proud Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Takatāpui Māori, and a member of MEAA since 2001, UK Equity since 2005, USA Equity since 2010 and New Zealand Equity since 2019.
Training: Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre), 2015. Theatre: Clyde in Bonnie & Clyde (Joshua Robson Productions); Harry in FANGIRLS (Belvoir); Demetrius in The Lovers (Bell Shakespeare); Paul Owen in American Psycho (BB Arts Entertainment/Two Doors Productions); Tommy Albright in Brigadoon (Neglected Musicals); Sir Galahad in Spamalot (One Eyed Man Productions); Esteban in Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Melbourne Theatre Company); Sir Garfield Barwick in The Dismissal (Squabbalogic); Oaken in Frozen (Disney Theatricals); Miss Understanding in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Michael Cassel Group); Kinky Boots (Michael Cassel Group); Understudy Sam Wheat in Ghost (GWB/Ambassador Theatre Group); Funny Girl (The Production Company); West Side Story (The Production Company). Commercials: Cyclist (Woolworths). Awards & Nominations: GLUG Nomination for Most Outstanding Performance by a Newcomer (2019). Recordings: Harry in FANGIRLS (Ghostlight); Sammy in Scarlet (DHB Theatrical) and Demetrius in The Lovers (Laura Murphy/Bell Shakespeare).
Blake is a Māori (Ngāti Porou) & Swedish nonbinary artist, and a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2017.
Training: Deakin University, Bachelor of Arts (Drama), 2021. Theatre: Saltypringl in Fangirls (Belvoir, Sydney Opera House) Television: Featured Artist, The Voice Australia – Season 6.
Instagram: @jessedutlow @folllowmyparade
Jesse is a South African/Australian non-binary performer.
Training: Monash University, Bachelor of Music (Popular Voice), 2018; Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre), 2023. Television: Kaji in Savage River (ABC)
Yashith is a proud Sinhalese Sri Lankan man. This is Yashith’s professional musical theatre debut.
Training: Brent Street, Certificate IV (Performing Arts), 2016. Theatre: Estella in West Side Story (Opera Australia); La Traviata (Opera Australia); Scibidee in The Box Show (Junkyard Beats); Bey-B in DrummerQueens (Neil Gooding Productions); Chantelle in The Deb (ATYP); Diana in How to Defend Yourself (Outhouse Theatre Co); Georgia in Girls On Tap (Well Done Creative). Film: Nina in From All Sides (Gemme De La Femme Pictures). Commercials: Sheridan; Hungry Jacks; Kit-Kat; Supré; Apple; Telstra.
Georgia is a proud Eurasian-Australian, Queer artist.
Training: Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Bachelor of Musical Theatre, 2020. Theatre: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Matt Ward Entertainment); Once on This Island (Altitude Theatre).
Jade is a Filipina artist from New Zealand (Aotearoa). This is Jade’s professional musical theatre debut.
Training: Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, 2010. Theatre: Swing in Cruel Intentions (David Venn Enterprises); Christian Grey in 50 shades! The Musical Parody (David Venn Enterprises); Lead Male singer in All Aboard (Jason Coleman); Tracker in Paw Patrol Live (Life Like Touring); Co-Lead in Razzle Dazzle (Jason Coleman); Huey Calhoun in Memphis (Stage Art); Benny in In The Heights (Stage Art). Television: Montgomery in Larry the Wonder Pup (Seven Network); Dancer/Choreographer at Nitro Athletics (Nine Network); Dolly in Trip For Biscuits (ABC); Host on Studio 3 (ABC3); Team Rocket on Australia’s Got Talent (Seven Network); Kook in Splatalot (Marble Media); Dancer on So You Think You Can Dance (Network Ten). Concerts & Events: Lead international performer in World Expo Dubai (David Atkins Enterprises). Recordings: 90/10 Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, Rainman.
Imogen / Benvolio
Training: Brent Street, Diploma of Musical Theatre, 2019; Brent Street, Diploma of Elite Performance (Dance), 2018. Theatre: L’Hôtel (Sydney Opera House).
Riley is a Queer non-binary performer, and a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2022. This is Riley’s professional musical theatre debut.
Training: Patrick School of the Arts, Diploma of Musical Theatre, 2019. Theatre: Wedding Singer (David Venn Enterprises); Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment). Recordings: My Brilliant Career Cast Recording (Dean Bryant & Matthew Frank).
Jerome is a Queer Filipino performer, and a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2022.
Training: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), 2021. Theatre: Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment). Television: Rebecca Douglas in Deadly Women (Beyond Productions); Victoria Jackson in Your Numbers Up (Beyond Productions). Commercials: Woolworths (M&C Saatchi). Awards & Nominations: AOC Initiative – Semi-Finalist.
Giorgia is a proud Colombian/Trinidadian Australian woman, and a member of Actor’s Equity since 2021.
Training: Victorian College of the Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), 2023. Theatre: Choir in Chess (Storeyboard Entertainment), Children’s Chorus in La Bohème (Opera Australia), Nipper/Oliver in Oliver! (Packemin Productions). Television: The Voice: Kids Australia (Nine Network).
Jordan is a proud first-generation Greek-Australian performer. This is Jordan’s professional musical theatre debut.
Lady Capulet / Nell
Training: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Bachelor of Music (Musical Theatre), 2015. Theatre: Paquette in Candide (Opera Queensland); Old Woman Bagatelle/Madame Thénardier Cover in Les Misérables (Michael Cassel Group); Shirley/Diva in Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Norwegian Creative Studios); Fairy Godmother/Mama Ogre in Shrek the Musical (Gordon Frost Organisation); Swing in Lizzie (Hayes Theatre Co); Confidante in Phantom of the Opera (Opera Australia); Governor Ferguson/Bonnie Cover in Bonnie & Clyde (Joshua Robson Productions); Lady Beaconsfield/Emma Cover in Jekyll & Hyde (Hayes Theatre Co); Oberon/Helena cover in The Lovers (Bell Shakespeare). Awards & Nominations: Matilda Award Nomination for Best Female Actor in a Lead Role – The Owl & The Pussycat. Recordings: The Lovers (Laura Murphy and Bell Shakespeare).
Sarah is a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2015.
Training: Brent Street, Certificate IV (Performing Arts), 2016. Theatre: Dance Captain and Ensemble in Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment); Halftime (Nineteen 98 Productions); Bring It On (David Venn Enterprises); Saturday Night Fever (Gordon Frost Organisation); Carmen (Opera Australia); Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll (Dion & Randall International Presents); The Illusionists. Television: The Voice (Nine Network); X Factor (Seven Network); The Masked Singer (Network Ten) Film: The Boys Are Back (Scott Hicks). Commercials: Woolworths; TKMaxx. Concerts & Events: Kelly Rowland, Ellie Goulding.
Coby is a proud African performer and storyteller.
Fletcher / Assistant Dance Captain
Training: Patrick Studios Australia Dance, 2013; Patrick Studios Australia Musical Theatre, 2015. Theatre: 9 to 5 (Crossroads Live); Big Deal in West Side Story (Opera Australia); Aladdin (Disney Theatrical Productions); Celebrity Cruises; Mike Costa (Mad About Theatre); Fabricated (Lion Heart Dance Company); Table of 8 (Lion Heart Dance Company); In the Heights (StageArt). Television: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (Acorn TV, Seven Network). Commercials: Kmart; National Bank of Australia.
Jake is a proud Queer performer.
Training: Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre), 2013. Theatre: Ensemble and Understudy Duke in Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Global Creatures); Understudy Olaf/Weselton and Ensemble in Frozen US Tour (Disney Theatrical Group); Diesel and Understudy Tony in West Side Story (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Jack Kelly in Newsies (Theatre by the Sea); Swing and Understudy Sky/Eddie in Mamma Mia! (Louise Withers and Associates); Swing and Understudy Michael/Doctor/Escapologist/Bruce in Matilda the Musical (Louise Withers and Associates, RSC); Munkustrap in Cats (Really Useful Group); Henry in Next to Normal (Hayes Theatre Co, Doorstep Arts); Coricopat and Understudy Munkustrap/Rum Tum Tugger/Mungojerrie/Macavity/Alonzo in Cats (Really Useful Group). Awards & Nominations: BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Award for Best Actor (Musical), Lead – Professional – Newsies.
Clay is a proud member of MEAA since 2013, and Actor’s Equity USA since 2018.
Training: Showfit (Music Theatre), 2022.
Jacob is a proud Queer non-binary performer. This is Jacob’s professional musical theatre debut.
Training: Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, Diploma of Musical Theatre, 2022; Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management. Film: Chady in Nothing to Declare (Sunrise Films); Lucy in Are You OK? (Bad Hat Films). Concerts & Events: Dancer in AFL Semi Final Pre-Show Entertainment MCG (Seven Network). Commercials: Dancer, Toyota Corolla (2022) Music Video: Dancer, “Won’t Sleep”, Tones and I.
Selina is a proud Japanese and Sri Lankan performer. This is Selina’s professional musical theatre debut.
Lord Capulet / Sly
Training: Australian Institute of Music, Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre), 2016. Theatre: Kristoff in Frozen (Disney Theatrical Productions); Understudy Aladdin/Babkak in Aladdin (Disney Theatrical Productions); Dance Captain in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Michael Cassel Group); The Tap Pack (The Tap Pack). Commercials: McDonalds; Vodafone.
Sean is a proud Māori man.
Nathan James Tamati
Theatre: Chad Understudy and Featured Ensemble in High School Musical Live on Stage; Hayden in Step Up Live, All In. Television: Thinesh in Significant Others (ABC). Awards & Nominations: World of Dance NYC First Place, 2010.
Nathan is a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2020.
Margaret / Dance Captain
Training: The Ritz Performing Arts Brisbane; Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, 2014 (Full Scholarship Student). Theatre: Dance Captain, Swing and MJ Cover in Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment); Dance Captain and Holly in The Wedding Singer (David Venn Enterprises); West Side Story (The Production Company); Assistant Choreographer for Legally Blonde (James Terry Productions); Fabiola in !Havana! (NCL Productions). Television: The Masked Singer (Network Ten); Dancing with the Stars (Network Ten); AFL Footy Show Players Revue (Nine Network); ABC 90th Anniversary – Eddie Perfect (ABC). Commercials: Assistant Choreographer & Dancer, Toyota Corolla Campaign 2022. Concerts & Events: Robbie Williams – AFL Grand Final (Mushroom Group); Tones and I – AFL Grand Final; Dirty Dancing: Immersive Experience (Immersive Cinema/Mushroom Group); Resident Choreographer/Dance Captain in Legends in Concert (On Stage Enterprises); Cosentino Deception Show. Other: Another You, Adam Noviello music video (Global League).
Romy is a proud member of Actor’s Equity since 2021.
Training: Lion Heart Dance Company 2023; Ascendant Dance Company, 2020; Sapphire Dance Company, 2022. Theatre: Associate Choreographer in Urinetown (Soundworks); Anew (Lion Heart Dance Company); Ernani (Opera Australia). Television: Motion Capture Artist for Classified Kids Animated Series (FIKA); Munia in Why Are You Like This (Netflix, ABC). Commercials: Toyota; Vanguard Investment Management; Tourism Australia; Victorian Government; BP Petrol; NAB. Concerts & Events: Karen from Finance: Out of Office (Melbourne Comedy Festival); Hannah Conda RuPaul’s Drag Race Charity Gala; MCG Member’s Ball. Awards & Nominations: Inaugural Artists of Colour (AOC) Initiative – 2020 Semi-Finalist. Other: Co-Founder of the viral Flash Mob Society. Music videos: Conversation Ended, Katie Weston; Out of Office, Karen from Finance; Bodies Talk, Penrose; I am not afraid, G Flip; Original Snake, Kanwar Dhinsda; Love Sex, Kaia Kingsley; Blindfold, Ryland Rose.
Instagram: @aadhyawije @brownpaintbrown
Aadhya is a proud Sri Lankan artist. This is Aadhya’s professional musical theatre debut.
Training: Central Queensland University, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music), 2020. Theatre: Jagged Little Pill (GWB Entertainment).
Imani is a proud woman of colour, and a member of Actor’s Equity since 2021.
Music & Lyrics
Along with various collaborators Max has created some of the biggest hits that span over two and half decades. His musical awards include The Polar Music Prize, 5 Grammy Awards, including Producer of the year and the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, which he was awarded 11 times. A prolific songwriter, he is only second to Paul McCartney and John Lennon with number one US singles. Most recently he was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. & Juliet is his first musical production. Max is not just a musical collaborator with his extensive catalogue, but serves as producer overseeing all aspects of the development.
David West Read
Theatre credits include: The Performers (Longacre Theatre on Broadway; Broadway.com Audience Choice nominee for Best New Play), The Dream of the Burning Boy (O’Neill Theater Conference, Roundabout Underground; Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award nomination for New American Play, Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Production of a Play), The Great Pretender (Old Globe New Voices Festival, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley; Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Script, Theatre Bay Area Award nomination for Outstanding World Premiere).
Television credits include: Schitt’s Creek (CBC/POP/Netflix; Emmy and Golden Globe winner as writer and executive producer), The Big Door Prize (Apple TV+, upcoming; creator, showrunner, and executive producer).
Training includes: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (MFA in Dramatic Writing) and The Juilliard School (Artist’s Diploma in Playwriting).
Credits include: & Juliet (West End, Toronto, Broadway); My Son’s A Queer (But what can you do?) (Turbine Theatre, Edinburgh, West End); The Da Vinci Code (UK Tour); What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Rent (Hope Mill Theatre); Millennials (Turbine Theatre); The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾: The Musical (West End, Menier Chocolate Factory & Leicester Curve); Billionaire Boy (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton & UK Tour); Newsies (Arts Ed); Murder For Two (Watermill Theatre, The Other Palace & UK Tour); Spring Awakening (Hope Mill, Manchester); In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre & Southwark Playhouse); Peter And The Starcatcher (Royal & Derngate); Night Must Fall (Salisbury Playhouse and UK Tour); Stig Of The Dump (UK Tour); Oliver! (Watermill Theatre); Working, Casa Valentina, Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse); Jet Set Go (Jermyn Street and Theatre 503).
& Juliet won six WhatsOnStage Awards and three Olivier Awards. At the 2022 WhatsOnStage Awards, Rent and My Son’s A Queer (But what can you do?) won Best Regional Production and Best Off-West End Production respectively. His production of In the Heights won three Olivier Awards and a nomination for Best New Musical. The show also won the Broadway World Award for Best New Production of a Musical and received nine WhatsOnStage Award nominations, including Best Director. His production of Spring Awakening was awarded the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production. The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 received nominations for the Evening Standard Award for Best New Musical and the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. Luke was also nominated for the Off West End Award for Best Director for Casa Valentina.
Jennifer Weber is an Olivier nominated artist based in New York City and Los Angeles. She made her West End and Broadway debut as the choreographer of & Juliet (Olivier Award Nominee). She also choreographed the Broadway musical, KPOP. Weber’s The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a project she conceived, co-wrote and directed first as a touring show, can now be seen on Disney+ where Weber served as an Executive Producer and Choreographer for a new film version. The PBS live capture of The Hip Hop Nutcracker stage show won an Emmy® Award. Weber’s film directing debut, While You Were Gone, which she wrote, directed and choreographed, premiered at the prestigious Dance Camera West Festival and won an Emmy® for Outstanding Arts/Entertainment Short Form Content. Weber also choreographed Disney Zombies 2 (World Choreography Award Nominee).
Off-Broadway choreography credits include KPOP (Lortel Nomination), Teenage Dick (The Public, Woolley Mammoth, The Huntington, Pasadena Playhouse) Cruel Intentions (US National Tour), Stockholm (US Premiere).
Her concert dance work includes commissions for the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Tulsa Ballet, New York City Center, CLI Studios, The Arsht Center Miami, The Music Center Los Angeles and Gala de Danza.
Music Supervisor, Orchestrator & Arranger
Bill Sherman is a Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning composer and producer best known for his work on In The Heights, Sesame Street and Hamilton. He is the executive music producer for the film adaptations of In The Heights and tick, tick…BOOM! and is the producer on Jam Van, a show he created for YouTube Kids. Love to Maya, Luna, Stella, Olivia, and Autumn.
Theatre credits include: Betrayal (Broadway), Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Pinter at The Pinter (Harold Pinter), Strictly Ballroom (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Toronto, Piccadilly), Guys & Dolls (Royal Exchange), Knives in Hens, Inadmissible Evidence, Piaf (Donmar), Apologia (Trafalgar Studios), My Brilliant Friend (National Theatre), Wild Party (St James), Pitchfork Disney, Killer (Shoreditch Town Hall), Twelfth Night, Les Blancs, Evening at the Talk House, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, From Morning to Midnight, Strange Interlude, Antigone, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, Double Feature, Shadow of a Boy (National Theatre), Hecuba, Candide, The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes (RSC), Assassins, Merrily We Roll Along, Torchsong Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory), Bull, When the World Was Green (Young Vic), Urinetown (St James & Apollo), The Commitments (Palace), From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury), Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout NY) The Crucible, The Duchess of Malfi, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Old Vic), Reasons to be Pretty (Almeida), Macbeth, Hot House, The Homecoming and The Pride (Trafalgar Studios).
Broadway theatre credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award), Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Tony Nomination), and Bandstand (Drama Desk Nomination). Other theatre credits include: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino), Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons), Alice By Heart (MCC), Here’s Hoover! (Les Freres Corbusier), Brooklyn Babylon (BAM NextWave), Fiasco’s Merrily We Roll Along (Roundabout), The Tempest (ART/Smith Center Las Vegas), Troublemaker, or the Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatright (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Paloma’s US regional work has appeared at Dallas Theatre Center, South Coast Repertory, Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Theatre, Hand2Mouth and Mixed Blood, among others.
Theatre credits include: & Juliet (Sondheim Theatre, Broadway, Shaftesbury Theatre, West End, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, Olivier Award Nomination, winner of the Whatsonstage Award for Best Lighting Design), 9 to 5 (Savoy Theatre, West End, UK tour, Australian tour), A Chorus Line (Curve, Leicester), Orlando (Garrick Theatre, West End), What’s New Pussycat? (Birmingham Rep), Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre, West End), Romeo and Juliet (Garrick Theatre, West End), Guys and Dolls, Kiss Me, Kate (Sheffield Crucible), Rent (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester), Titanic (UK Tour and Toronto), 101 Dalmations, Little Shop of Horrors, On the Town (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾; (Ambassadors Theatre, West End, Menier Chocolate Factory and Curve, Leicester), In the Heights (Kings Cross Theatre), The Last Five Years dir. Jason Robert Brown (The Other Palace), Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera Bologna), Rigoletto, Street Scene (Opera North), Written on Skin (Opera Philadelphia), The Bartered Bride, Fantasio, Vert-Vert, Fidelio (Garsington Opera), The Monstrous Child, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Linbury. Royal Opera House), Gaslight (Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto), The Phantom of the Opera (Athens, Oslo, Bucharest), La Cage aux Folles (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark) and Cornelius (59E59, New York).
Sound Design Award highlights: Tony Award & Drama Desk Award for MJ: The Musical. Olivier 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 Back To The Future, Olivier nomination for Bat Out of Hell, Olivier nomination for Top Hat, Olivier nomination for End Of The Rainbow, and Pro Sound Award for Sound Engineer Of The Year.
Broadway highlights: MJ: The Musical, & Juliet, Diana, Summer, Come From Away, Bronx Tale, Spring Awakening, End Of The Rainbow, Bat Out Of Hell, Secret Garden and A Little Night Music.
West End highlights: Back to the Future, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, The Prince Of Egypt, & Juliet, Come From Away, Bat Out Of Hell, Strictly Ballroom, 42nd Street, The Wind In The Willows, Memphis, I Can’t Sing, In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles and Top Hat.
International highlights: Starlight Express (Bochum, Germany), Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame (Worldwide), Disney’s Little Mermaid (Worldwide).
Doctorate from Salford University. Husband to an awesome wife, father to three excellent kids.
Video & Projection Designer
Andrzej works as a Video and Set Designer across all forms of live performance and trained as a Theatre Designer at Central Saint Martins. Video Designs include: Sylvia, Eureka Day (Old Vic), The Unfriend (West End), &Juliet (Broadway, West End), Message In A Bottle (West End, Tour), Life of Pi (Broadway, West End), Burn (EIF), The Da Vinci Code (UK Tour), The Drifters Girl (West End, UK Tour), Room (Stratford East, Toronto, Broadway), Constellations – also set design (NCPA Mumbai), Henry V (Donmar Warehouse, NT Live), People, Places and Things (National Theatre, West End, St Ann’s Warehouse), Groundhog Day (Broadway, Old Vic), The Unreturning – also set design (UK Tour), Pressure (West End, UK Tour, Toronto), The Girl On The Train (UK Tour/West End), Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse, NT Live), 1984 (Northern Ballet, Sadler’s Wells), Frost/ Nixon (Sheffield Crucible), Carousel (Barbican), Kiki’s Delivery Service (Southwark Play-house). Awards include: Olivier Award, UK Theatre Award, Broadway World Award (Life Of Pi); WOS Award (&Juliet); Theatre and Technology Award (Room).
Wigs, Hair & Makeup Designer
Kylie Clarke is renowned for her Theatrical and Film Supervision, Wig Making and Design.
Her credits include: Associate Wig, Hair & Make up Designer for Mary Poppins (Australia), Moulin Rouge (Australia & Korea), Hamilton (Australia), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Australia), Six the Musical (Australia), Matilda and Billy Elliot (Australia, Japan and Korea).
Wig, Hair and Makeup Supervisor for Les Miserables (Australia, Manilla, Brazil and Mexico).
Kinky Boots (Australia), Beautiful: the Carole King Musical (Australia).
Some of Kylie’s Wigmaking credits include: Six (Australia), Moulin Rouge (Australia), Hamilton, Harry Potter and the cursed child, Frozen the Musical, Beautiful the Carole King Story, Kinky Boots, Aladdin, Mamma Mia, Muriel’s Wedding , Fawlty Towers, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Love Never Dies, Strictly Ballroom, Dirty Dancing and Numerous Sydney Theatre Company Productions Including The Picture of Dorian Grey and Fun Home.
As Director: Female, 30s, Unmemorable (workshop), Wind in the Willows (Taunton Brewhouse), The Show Must Go On Live! (The Palace Theatre), Tinkerbell the Musical (workshop), Son Of Dyke (Underbelly), Mancoin, Two Roads (VAULT Festival), Guess How Much I Love You (Arts Theatre, UK and International tour), The Pirate Queen, Titanic the Musical, Merrily We Roll Along (GSA), Merry’s Christmas Adventure, Summer’s Park Adventure (Folkstone Gardens), Poppies, A Foreign Field (Fortune Theatre), Revelations (Hen and Chickens), Just So Stories, The Little Prince (Momentum Venues), Kidnapped (UK tour), Ghosts (Greenwich Theatre), Jessie Cave’s Bookworm (Underbelly, UK tour), Dinner (Burton Taylor Studio Theatre, C Venues).
Anna has worked as Resident and Recast Director at Matilda and Head of New Work at Selladoor Worldwide. She is also a writer and dramaturg, with previous stage adaptations including Guess How Much I Love you and Just So Stories, and a number of film and television projects in development.
Josh trained at Bird College and Sylvia Young Theatre School. Theatre credits include: International Associate Choreographer for & Juliet (Broadway/Toronto), Swing in & Juliet (Shaftesbury Avenue), Ensemble in Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Ensemble in Oklahoma! (Grange Park Theatre), Once-Ler Family/Ensemble in The Lorax (Old Vic Theatre + Toronto), Dancer at The Queen’s 90th Birthday (Windsor); Dancer in Alternative Hair Show (Royal Albert Hall), Billy in Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace), Dancer in Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th Birthday (London Palladium).
Associate Music Supervisor
Musical Director credits include: & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre), Kinky Boots (UK & Ireland tour), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (UK & Ireland tour), Billy Elliot (UK & Ireland tour, Germany), Love Me Tender (UK tour) and Dance ’Til Dawn (UK tour). Associate Musical Director credits include: Bat Boy (Southwark Playhouse), Dance ’Til Dawn (Aldwych Theatre), Altar Boyz (Greenwich Theatre) and 9 to 5 (UK & Ireland tour). Patrick also appears regularly with The Angry Men, a jazz quintet based in the North-West of England, and is a founding member of the award-winning contemporary jazz ensemble Beats & Pieces.
Associate Scenic Designer
Following graduation from NIDA in 2011, Owen’s credits as set and/or costume designer include Wild, Vivid White and I’ll Eat You Last (Melbourne Theatre Company) and Egg (MTC/ Terrapin Puppet Theatre); Sweet Charity for Hayes Theatre Company; Little Shop of Horrors (Tinderbox Productions/Luckiest Productions); Two Weddings, One Bride (Opera Australia) and The Pirates of Penzance, La Cage Aux Folles, Jerry’s Girls and Gypsy (The Production Company).
Following a move to London in 2018, he worked with Soutra Gilmour on the West End season of & Juliet, Noyes Fluude (English National Opera) and Pinter at the Pinter (West End), and for other designers including Ben Stones, Tim Hatley and Michael Levine. More recently, Owen has expanded into film and TV, credits include The Last Letter From Your Lover (Studio Canal), The Power (Amazon Prime), Great Expectations (BBC) and Slow Horses (AppleTV). Awards: Sydney Theatre Award for Little Shop of Horrors.
Associate Sound Designer
Matt has been a part of the professional sound industry for more than fifteen years and has worked on a variety of shows and events worldwide. After graduating Matt became the sound designer for the country’s third oldest theatre, which lead to him becoming a trustee of this heritage venue, a title he continues to proudly holds today. After five years designing sound for large regional theatres Matt joined Team Gareth Owen Sound where he continues his creative passion to this day. Matt is proud to be creatively involved in some of the world’s largest theatrical productions.
Highlights include: &Juliet, Bat Out of Hell, ALWs Cinderella, The Prince of Egypt, Bat Out of Hell, Diana, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Pantomime at the London Palladium, Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Rocky Horror Show, 9 to 5, The Producers, Let it Be, Carmen La Cubana, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Unmasked, Singing In The Rain, and What’s New Pussycat.
Having graduated from the University of Durham many years ago Simon began working in stage management at English National Opera and Scottish Opera. He moved into production managing thirty years ago and has gone on to production manage many international shows such as Mamma Mia and The Phantom of the Opera, and numerous other West End musicals and plays. 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. Recent productions in the West End include & Juliet, Back to the Future and Bat Out Of Hell. Future projects include Mrs Doubtfire (West End) and Back to the Future (Broadway).
As Production Supervisor: &Juliet International productions As Stage Manager: &Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre, London), Company (Gielgud Theater, London),
Sweat (Gielgud Theater, London), Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theater, London),
Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre, London), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Savoy Theatre, London), Billy Elliott (Victoria Palace Theatre, London), Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre, London).
Australian Associate Director
Naomi Edwards is a theatre and opera director and teaching artist. Her recent credits include: Australian Associate Director of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, Director of Not Now Not Ever with Julia Gillard (Michael Cassel Group). As Artistic Director of Patch Theatre Company, she created several national and international productions including Can You Hear Colour? (Adelaide Festival) and Yo Diddle Diddle. Other directing credits: The Waiting Room (Melbourne Theatre Company), The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (national tour), How To Kill Your Husband, Noye’s Fludde (Victorian Opera), Peter and The Wolf with Miriam Margoyles and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (Adelaide Festival/Foxtel), Cautionary Tales for Children (Arena Theatre), Hamlet (STC Education), Actors at Work (Bell Shakespeare), The Season at Sarsaparilla, Who’s Afraid of The Working Class, Traps (VCA), Rabbit Hole (Red Stitch Theatre), Falling Awake (Milkcrate Theatre), Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, The Magic Flute, The Barber of Seville (Opera Australia Schools). As Resident Director: Rigoletto, Don Pasquale, Carmen, Lakmé (Opera Australia). As Assistant/Tour Director: In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play, Don’s Party, Poor Boy (Sydney Theatre Company/Melbourne Theatre Company); August: Osage County, Ninety (Melbourne Theatre Company). Naomi Edwards was awarded The Gloria Dawn/ Gloria Payten Fellowships and co-authored a Platform Paper on the value of Arts Education. Naomi holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Deakin, and a Graduate Diploma in Dramatic Arts (Direction) VCA.
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Clary Riven (she/her) is a director hailing from Caracas, Venezuela. Clary is a graduate of Monash University Bachelor Of Performing Arts degree, where she trained to become a theatre maker. Her recent directorial credits include ‘Rebel: A New Musical’ (2019), Autonomous Inventions’s ‘Protein’ (2021), ‘Drew Downing’s Ultimate 90’s Playlist’ (2019), ‘God Only Knows: Songs of Brian Wilson’ (2018 – 2019), ‘Tinder Tales: A New Musical’ (2018), ‘Beautiful Things: A new musical
Workshop’ (2018), and has performed the role of assistant director on productions such as Stageart’s ‘Memphis’ (2017), ‘Bare’ (2018) under Dean Drieberg, and Watch This’ ‘Into The Woods’ (2022). Clary is the current Artistic Director of Second Level Productions.
Resident Dance Supervisor
Tiana Canterbury has worked actively at the forefront of the Australian dance scene for close to two decades. Her experience working with dancers to bring them to a fullness potential has sparked the attention of many large organisations seeking talent for their campaigns. Over the past 3 years Tiana has served as the dance scene expert for Red Bull Australia. She plays the role of the middle woman between Red Bull and the dance community throughout Australia. A role which calls on her to actively liaise with Red Bull teams internationally, deliver and mentor talent through preliminary and final stages of competition, meet deadlines and build overall relationships between corporates and communities. Tiana is also active as a Choreographer. She is currently appointed as Head Choreographer for touring artist Sampa The Great. Her choreography has been showcased on world-renowned stages such as the Sydney Opera House and The Forum Melbourne to name a few. Tiana is highly respected as a leader and somewhat mother figure to the Australian Dance Community. She is regularly booked to travel nationally and deliver both a spoken and dance choreography workshops. She is currently developing her own on platform which she refers to as ‘The Dancing Mind’. This approach leans into sparking Self Belief and overcoming self by tapping into the energy centres of dance and movement. Tiana is a mogul in her industry who has created her own lane and profession within the industry. She the Self Belief Specialist of the Australian Dance community.
Michael is a graduate of Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, and the A.N.U. School of Music. Musical theatre credits include; Musical Director – Billy Elliot (10th Anniversary Tour), Mamma Mia! (2018 tour), Jersey Boys (original Australian Tour, Green Room award nominee), Avenue Q (original Australian Tour). Principal Conductor/Associate Musical Director – Matilda (Aus/NZ Tour) Associate/Assistant Musical Director – Hamilton, Matilda (Sydney), The Lion King (2013 Tour), Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, Priscilla (original Australian production) Keyboardist – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, We Will Rock You (2016 Aus Tour), Saturday Night Fever (original Australasian Tour). As a jazz/session musician, Michael has worked with local and international artists including Bob Mintzer, Bennie Maupin, Joan Rivers, Megan Hilty, Marcia Hines, Doug Parkinson, The Sydney Jazz Orchestra and many more. Michael was a 2020 Freedman Jazz Fellowship nominee.
Richard’s Technical Theatre career commenced in 1979 spending 11years with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House. Then joining Cameron Mackintosh, with 10 years as Technical Manager touring throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and South Africa. Launching Martin Production in 1999, the past 23 years sees Richard as Technical Director and Supervisor of major Theatrical Productions & Arena Events throughout the world covering six continents, including the West End & Broadway.
Theatre Credits include: Cats, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Five Guys Named Moe, Miss Saigon, Rent, Aspects of Love, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Slava’s Snowshow, Singin’ In The Rain, Saturday Night Fever, Cabaret, Oliver!, Pippin, Company, Spamalot, Dirty Dancing, The Lion King, High School Musical Live Onstage, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Wicked, Love Never Dies, King Kong Live Onstage, Strictly Ballroom, The Beast, My Fair Lady, We Will Rock You, Wizard of Oz, Muriel’s Wedding, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, The Lion King International Tour, Hamilton, 9 to 5, Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Event & Arena Credits include: 50th Anniversary of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Opening and Closing Ceremonies Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, The Boy From Oz, Shanghai World Expo 2010 Opening Ceremony, Walking With Dinosaurs. Tourism Australia’s USA campaign launch New York, White Night 2017 Melbourne & Ballarat. Richard continues to consult Internationally on entertainment venues, developing productions for Theatre, Arena, Stadium & Theme Parks along with Events.
Kirsty McGregor has worked as a Casting Director on many Australian and International productions, predominantly in film and television. She is the recipient of 2 AACTA awards, and 11 Casting Guild awards and has been nominated for an Emmy. Kirsty was raised in a theatrical family and her great love of musical theatre began at the age of 6, playing Gretel in The Sound of Music for two consecutive years, so she was thrilled to be invited by the Cassel Group to cast this production of & Juliet.
Australian Associate Costume Designer
Jude graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2007 – since then she has worked extensively with the Michael Cassel Group and is thrilled to be a part of the Australian Premiere of & JULIET. She is currently the Australian Costume Associate on Hamilton, Mary Poppins and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Her previous work for MCG includes Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2017), Kinky Boots (2016), and the Australian and International Tours of Les Misérables (2013 – 2016). Previous other work includes Les Misérables (Cameron Mackintosh Limited) in Mexico City (2018), São Paulo (2017), Tokyo (2015) and Seoul (2015) and the Australian tours of Billy Elliot (LWAA 2019), Mamma Mia! (LWAA 2017), Fawlty Towers Live (LWAA 2016), and the 2015 Bell Shakespeare season.
Australian Associate Sound Designer
Throughout the 80’s into the early 90’s, Julian toured extensively as FOH mix engineer for artists including The Divinyls, Split Enz, Crowded House, Little River Band, The Seekers & Boom Crash Opera. As head sound engineer for productions including Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, West Side Story and Five Guys Named Moe. As sound supervisor/PSE for Australian productions of Rock of Ages, Addams Family and Jersey Boys. Recent original designs, co/associate designs and mix engineering – Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat, Hairspray, 9 to 5, Chess, Choir of Man, Chicago, Jersey Boys, American Idiot and Come From Away. Over the last 20 years original and co-designs for Australian productions – Man of La Mancha, Footloose, Hair, Eurobeat, Respect, Chicago, Cabaret (Helpmann Award – Sound 2003), Once and Georgy Girl. Designed and mix engineered many orchestral events, including a decade of annual SWIRE Symphony Under The Stars outdoor concerts for the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
Australian Video Associate
After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts Darren has spent the last 20 years working in the entertainment industry in both creative and production roles. Musical credits include national tours of: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Michael Cassel Group), School of Rock International Tour (GWB), King Kong (Global Creatures), The King & I, Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You, A Funny Thing That Happened on the way to the Forum, An Officer & A Gentlemen (GFO), Singing in The Rain (TEG Dainty). Other projects include Velvet, David Attenborough, Hugh Jackman’s Broadway to Oz and Not Now Not Ever for Michael Cassel Group. Working at CVP Darren has recently managed the delivery of video systems for Jagged Little Pill, An American in Paris, 9 to 5 and Cruel Intentions. Recent design credits include: A Performance of a Lifetime, I Catch Killers as well as many events around Australia.
Entrepreneur, film producer, and philanthropist, Tim Headington is the founder and
CEO of Headington Companies, including Ley Line Entertainment. Film highlights include Everything Everywhere all at Once and The Green Knight. He was an originating producer of & Juliet, which premiered on the West End in 2019. He also serves as producer on & Juliet for Australia, Broadway, and other territories. He is co-founder of the Headington Institute whose mission is to provide care and resilience training for first responders and caregivers worldwide.
Theresa Steele Page
Theresa Steele Page is a film, television, and theatre producer and the principal at Ley Line Entertainment. Highlights include Everything Everywhere all at Once and The Green Knight. She was an originating producer of & Juliet, which premiered on the West End. She also serves as producer in Australia, Broadway and other territories. A music industry veteran, she was instrumental in overseeing the careers of many internationally recognised artists. Her nonprofit work includes partnering with St. Joseph’s Center to provide training and support for formerly homeless and housing insecure.
Martin Dodd is a long-time music business executive.
Jenny Petersson is a record and music publishing executive.
Michael Cassel AM
Current Australian credits include, as producer, Hamilton, & Juliet and Mary Poppins and, as Executive Producer, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Phantom of the Opera. Michael will produce the forthcoming international tour of Hamilton, launching in Auckland in May 2023. Previous productions include the Australian and international tour of Les Misérables, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Kinky Boots, the Australian and Asian tour of Singin’ in the Rain and the Melbourne transfer of Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed production The Picture of Dorian Gray. Michael produced the first international tour of Disney’s The Lion King which toured for almost five years, playing cities including Abu Dhabi, Manila, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul and Bangkok. Concerts and events include The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the opening celebration of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Julia Gillard’s Not Now Not Ever and tours including Celeste Barber, Lea Salonga, Tina Arena, Rita Wilson and Darren Criss. Broadway and West End credits include Almost Famous and, as co-producer: Into The Woods, MJ: The Musical, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt, Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Cher Show. Michael is co-producer of the US Tour of Into the Woods which launches at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In addition to his theatrical interests, Michael exclusively represents former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, journalist and broadcaster Liz Hayes, former Olympian and global sporting administrator, Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE, Strictly You by Sonia Kruger, television host and personality Larry Emdur, journalist and television news anchor Karina Carvalho, Better Homes and Gardens presenters Charlie Albone and Juliet Love, clinical nutritionist and bestselling author Sarah Di Lorenzo and media personality Sami Lukis. During his ten-year tenure with Disney Theatrical Group, working with the company in both Australia and New York, he oversaw the company’s Broadway stage productions in international markets including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, AIDA, The Little Mermaid and High School Musical, as well as supporting Disney on Ice and Disney Live! licensed to Feld Entertainment. Michael began his professional career working with Australia’s legendary producer and celebrity manager, Harry M. Miller. Michael was appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) for significant service to theatre production and is the recipient of a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from the University of Wollongong. Michael lives in Sydney with his wife Camille and their children Eveleigh and Vaughn.
International Executive Producer
Rebecca joined GLS early in 2017 having been developing, managing and producing theatre shows for 25 years. Her previous position was as managing director and producer for Stage Entertainment UK Ltd. During her time there her credits include productions both in the West End, on Broadway and on tour in the UK, including: Made in Dagenham written by Richard Bean and directed by Rupert Goold, the Olivier Award-winning Hairspray, the Chichester Festival Theatre transfer of Singin’ in the Rain in the West End, on tour and internationally, the UK tour of Oliver!, Sister Act, High School Musical 1 and 2 and the new musical I Can’t Sing penned by Harry Hill. Rebecca started her career at Pola Jones, having stage managed for a few years prior, where she worked on the musicals Return to the Forbidden Planet, Tommy, Chicago, West Side Story, Spend Spend Spend and Fosse and on the tours of comedians including Eddie Izzard and Barry Humphries. She then joined Tiger Aspect where she general managed the original production of the Olivier Award winning musical Our House and then Working Title Films where she general managed the original production of multi-award winning Billy Elliot.
Michael Cassel Group
Michael Cassel Group is a leading live entertainment company formed to produce and create the world’s greatest theatrical productions and live entertainment. Productions include the first international tour of the world’s #1 musical, The Lion King, the Australian premieres of the award-winning productions Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and & Juliet, and new productions of Mary Poppins and The Picture of Dorian Gray. Current Broadway and West End credits include co-producer of MJ: The Musical and Pretty Woman.
Previous productions include co-lead producer of Almost Famous and co-producer of Into The Woods on Broadway, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical on the West End and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, Singin’ In The Rain and Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia. Concert tours and major events include The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Celeste Barber, Not Now, Not Ever: Live on Stage with Julia Gillard, Tina Arena, Darren Criss and Lea Salonga, along with the opening celebration of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 which was televised internationally. In addition to the group’s expanding theatrical interests, the company represents former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, journalist and broadcaster Liz Hayes, former Olympian and global sporting administrator Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE, Strictly You by Sonia Kruger and Better Homes and Gardens personality Charlie Albone. TixTrack Australasia, a partnership between TixTrack Inc and Michael Cassel Group, provides ticketing for live entertainment and cultural organisations in Australia and New Zealand including the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). Michael Cassel Group is headquartered in Sydney, with offices in New York, Singapore, and Melbourne.
Yossi graduated as Valedictorian from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with a Bachelor of Production (Lighting/Stage Management) in 2012.
He has worked at Michael Cassel Group since 2014 in a variety of roles across several productions in Australia and Asia including Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Beautiful, Kinky Boots and Les Misérables. Most recently he was the Associate Producer of the sold-out Melbourne season of The Picture of Dorian Gray.
In 2019, Yossi was Associate Producer of the Helpmann Awards, which were presented in Melbourne for the first time.
Other professional credits include Assistant Stage Manager on the Australian Tours of Grease The Musical (GFO/Howard Panter) and Legally Blonde The Musical(John Frost/Sue Farrelly).