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Stephen Sondheim Masterclass with Gareth Valentine

Stephen Sondheim Masterclass with Gareth Valentine

Previously at Chichester Musical Director for Guys and Dolls (and Savoy Theatre/UK tour), The Pajama Game (and Shaftesbury Theatre), Oh, Kay! and My One and Only; Musical Supervisor for Kiss Me, Kate (and Old Vic).

Gareth works extensively as a Musical Director, Musical Supervisor and Arranger. Recent credits at the National Theatre as Musical Director include Home (Shed) and the National Theatre’s 50th Birthday Gala.

As Musical Director Singin’ in the Rain and 42nd Street (Théâtre du Châtelet Paris), Janie Dee in Divas at the Donmar and Nine (Donmar). His many West End credits include Chicago (also Gottenburg/Tokyo/Seoul/Madrid/Moscow), The Baker’s Wife, Damn Yankees, Miss Saigon, Into The Woods, Merrily We Roll Along, Kiss Me, Kate, Camelot, Company, 42nd Street, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Cabaret, Cats.

As Musical Supervisor Ruthless, Wicked, Acorn Antiques, Porgy and Bess, AnythingGoes, Crazy For You, My One and Only, Aladdin, Sinatra, Maria Friedman’s Rearranged, End of the Rainbow, The King and I, Gone With The Wind, Tonight’s The Night (all West End).

Regional theatre includes Annie (Sheffield), Oliver! (Toronto/UK Tour).

Concerts include Barbara Cook and Friends, Children Will Listen (Coliseum), Brynfest (Royal Festival Hall with Bryn Terfel) and Sondheim at 80 (Donmar).

He was Musical Supervisor for the Channel 4 series Musicality; and arranged and conducted the music for Strictly Gershwin for English National Ballet, Queensland Ballet and Tulsa Ballet.

His Requiem was recorded on the TER label.

This unique workshop gives performers the opportunity to perform and work with one of the most exciting and experienced Musical Directors of our time. Performers will be given the chance to perform their song to Gareth and the rest of the participants and observers. Gareth will then work on the song with the performer focusing on the acting through the song and also the performer’s approach to the song itself.

Each performer will be given around 10-15 minutes each to work with Gareth in front of the group. 

Please note that whilst the workshop is open to everyone to observe, participants must be of a suitable standard and have relevant performance experience. 



Date: Monday 6th July 2020

Times: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

What to Prepare: Please prepare one song by Stephen Sondheim (with sheet music). A pianist will be provided. 

Venue: Associated Studios, 204 Latimer Road, London W10 6QY

Fee: £40.00 to participate
£10.00 to observe

Entry: Via applications. Please note that this Masterclass is not suitable for beginners and all applicants will be asked about their previous performance experience/training and may be asked to provide their show reel / any performance footage.

How to Apply: To apply, please email info@associatedstudios.co.uk with your headshot, your current CV and your show reel / any performance footage.

Leontine Hass – CEO

Founding Principal | Vocal Coach
Leontine Hass is an internationally renowned Vocal Coach and Principal of the Associated Studios London Performing Arts Academy.

Leontine Hass is currently vocal coach for Motown at The Shaftesbury Theatre London. She has served as vocal coach to Matt Henry (Lola in Kinky Boots West End), Alice Stokoe (Sophie in Mamma Mia, West End), Gloria Onitiri (Lead in The Bodyguard & Hair, West End), Claire Sweeney (Tell Me on a Sunday) and many other leads and swings in the West End, national and international tours of productions such as Thriller-Live, Oliver!, Carousel, Parade, Tell Me on a Sunday, The Lion King, The Phantom of the Opera, Witches of Eastwick, Nine, The Wizard of Oz, Ragtime, Sweeney Todd, Cats, Sister Act, We Will Rock You, Footloose, Wicked, The Sound of Music, Ghost, Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, The Bodyguard, Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys, Barnum, Miss Saigon, Book of Mormon, Mamma Mia, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Memphis, Spamalot, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Aladdin, Chicago, The Pyjama Game, Kinky Boots and the upcoming production of Dreamgirls.

Leontine coaches members of The Swingle Singers, Collabro, The Magnets, The Sons of Pitches and classical singers with ENO, Welsh National Opera and ROH, as well as Pop/Rock/Jazz singers. Leontine was the Vocal Coach for shows including the London premiere of Bernarda Alba the Musical, and currently the a cappella hit, ‘Gobsmacked’.

Leontine teaches workshops and lectures internationally on singing, voice and performance. She rehabilitates voices after surgery, or as surgery prevention. She has taught at leading Music & Drama Schools including GSA Conservatoire, the Oxford School of Drama, Mountview, LSMT, YMT, The Brit School, La Salle (Singapore), the Queensland Conservatorium, Centre Stage and The VCA (Melbourne).

Leontine has acted as vocal consultant to various music management/production companies, including ITV and the BBC. Leontine is vocal coach for ‘The Voice’ for BBC TV. She was featured as a mentor/vocal coach on the Gareth Malone show, ‘The Naked Choir’, for BBC2 and will also be involved with Series 2. She is a regular columnist at voicecouncil.com and for The Stage newspaper. She is a contributor to ‘The Singer’s Complete Guide to Vocal Health’ (Oxford Uni. Press), and advisor/contributor to ‘The Ultimate Guide to Singing’ published by TC Helicon in 2014.

Having originally trained as a classical singer (BA, Melb. Uni, BMus. Kings College London, Dip. RAM), Leontine has performed as a singer and actress in concert, theatre and TV.

Leontine is the CEO/Founding Principal of the Associated Studios Performing Arts Academy London, which she founded in 2007, then based at The Royal Academy of Music. Associated Studios provides full-time and part-time training and professional development in Musical Theatre and Opera (www.associatedstudios.co.uk). The Board of Directors includes Rory Bremner (Chair), Patrick Lawrence QC and Dr Christopher Stewardson. Patrons include Sir Tim Rice, Jeremy Irons, Jeremy Herrin, Timothy West and Scott Alan.

Leontine is represented by Lesley Duff at Diamond Management.