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Graham Hurman Masterclass

Audition Technique

Graham is a Musical Supervisor for Cameron Mackintosh Limited. He is also currently the Musical Supervisor for Les Misérables (UK tour, 2018); Starlight Express (30th anniversary production in Bochum) and Cats (international/UK tour).

Previous Musical Supervisor credits: Les Misérables (Mexico); Half a Sixpence(Chichester Festival Theatre and Noël Coward Theatre, London); Cats (Paris and London Palladium, 2014 and 2015 – both shows as Musical Supervisor and Conductor); Cats (UK tour, Blackpool and international tour); Stephen Ward (Sydmonton Festival, 2013, and Aldwych Theatre, London) and The Wizard of Oz (Toronto and North American tours – Musical Supervisor and vocal and dance arrangements).

Musical Director credits: The Wizard of Oz (London Palladium); Oliver! (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre, London); Starlight Express (Germany and first national UK tour) and Cats (25th anniversary UK tour).
Other theatre credits include: Cats (Hamburg – Assistant Musical Director); Starlight Express (US tour – Music Associate); Saturday Night Fever (US tour and Las Vegas – Music Associate); Honor Blackman’s one-woman show, Wayward Women (Musical Director and piano) and Starlight Express (second national UK tour and the 2002 and 2008 German productions – Music Associate).
Recordings: Half a Sixpence (original 2016 London cast recording); Stephen Ward(original 2013 London cast recording); The Wizard of Oz (original 2011 London cast recording); Oliver! (original 2009 London cast recording); Starlight Express (2002 German cast recording – Musical Director and Conductor) and Love Never Dies (DVD additional orchestral sessions – Conductor).
TV and radio: The Royal Variety ShowThe Olivier Awards (BBC and ITV); The One Show(BBC); I Dreamed a Dream – the Susan Boyle StoryThis MorningThe Alan Titchmarsh Show and The Passions of Girls Aloud (ITV) and The Graham Norton ShowElaine Paige on Sunday and Wogan (BBC Radio 2).
Awards: 2014 BritishTheatre.com Award for Best Musical Director.

What to prepare
Please bring a song of your choice for your show of choice, so Graham can assess suitability, give feedback not only on your performance/audition but also the song choice. Please bring sheet music as a pianist will be provided.

What to expect
The Masterclass will begin with a vocal warm up, led by a West End Musical Director. Participants will then work on their piece one on one with Graham and the rest of the group.

There may also be time at the end for a short Q&A.

Should you wish to attend the Masterclass but not participate, you can book on as an ‘observer’.
Please email info@associatedstudios.co.uk or call 0207 385 2038


Date: Sunday 3rd March 2019

Time: 14:00 – 17:00

Venue: Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H 7JB

Fee: £40.00 to participate
£20.00 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.

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.