Chris Guard

Musical Director | Supervisor

Chris Guard (PGDip RAM, MMath Dunelm): Chris is a young, professional musical director and supervisor currently based in London. Having recently trained at the Royal Academy of Music in Musical Direction and Coaching, he is a seasoned pianist in a variety of styles, as well as an experienced conductor, repertoire coach, and arranger.

MD/AMD credits include:

– The Book of Mormon (West End) : Sonia Friedman Productions

– Jersey Boys (UK Tour) : David Ian Productions

– Guy Fawkes (Industry Workshop) : Alan Boulter Productions

– Pure Imagination (World Premiere) : Tarento Productions

– Thoroughly Modern Millie (London Revival) : SDWC Productions

– Vote For Me: A Musical Debate (UK Premiere) : London Theatre Workshop

– The Grand Tour (European Premiere) : Tarento Productions

– The Stationmaster (Industry Workshop) : Arts Council England

– The Boy Who Fell Into A Book (World Premiere) : Stephen Joseph Theatre

Theatre orchestra credits include:

– Only The Brave (World Premiere) : Wales Millennium Centre

– Jersey Boys (West End) : Dodger Theatricals

– Sister Act (Regional) : York Stage Musicals

Cast recording credits include:

– Gypsy (2015 London Cast Recording) : Chichester Festival Theatre

– Guy Fawkes (Studio Demo Recording) : Arts Council England

Arranger credits include:

– Make Believe on Broadway 2016 (Broadway) : Only Make Believe

– Only The Brave (World Premiere) : Wales Millennium Centre

– The Last 5 Years (Regional) : New Wolsey Theatre

– Ultimate Broadway (2015 Shanghai Production) : GWB Entertainment

– Friday Night Is Music Night (Christmas Spectacular 2014) : BBC Productions

Music preparation credits include:

– Groundhog Day (World Premiere) : The Old Vic Theatre

– Travels With My Aunt (World Premiere) : Chichester Festival Theatre

– Only The Brave (World Premiere) : Wales Millennium Centre

– Miss Atomic Bomb (World Premiere) : Tanya Link Productions

– Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown (West End) : ATG Productions

– White Christmas (Regional) : West Yorkshire Playhouse

Chris is the MD is the arranger for  ‘The Barricade Boys’, an international vocal group featuring a variety West End stars, as well as the musical supervisor for Sisco Entertainment.

He also regularly plays for and covers classes and repertoire coaching at ArtsEd, The Growing Studio, and The Associated Studios.

www.chrisguardmusic.co.uk