Guest Tutors – Musical Theatre

Guest Tutors | Coaches – Musical Theatre Programmes

Scott Alan

COMPOSER

David Allwood

CHOREOGRAPHER

Nick Barstow

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Richard Beadle

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Dan Bowling

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Rory Bremner

PLAYWRIGHT | COMEDIAN | COLUMNIST

Matt Brind

MUSICAL DIRECTOR | COMPOSER

Bob Broad

MUSICAL DIRECTOR | COMPOSER

Joe Bunker

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Natalie Burt

DIRECTOR | ACTOR | WRITER | AUTHOR

Jason Carr

MUSICAL DIRECTOR | COMPOSER | ORCHESTRATOR

Cressida Carre

MOVEMENT AND DANCE COACH

James Cleeve

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Ste Clough

CHOREOGRAPHER

Tom Cooper

DIRECTOR

Graeme Danby

INTERNATIONAL OPERA SINGER | SINGING TEACHER

Tom Deering

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Mike Dixon

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Gareth Ellis

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Michael England

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Joel Fram

MUSICAL SUPERVISOR

Robert Fried

DIRECTOR | ACTING COACH

Olivia Fuchs

DIRECTOR | MOVEMENT AND DANCE COACH

Noam Galperin

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Magnus Gilljam

MUSICAL DIRECTOR | REPETITEUR | CONDUCTOR

Kate Golledge

DIRECTOR

Francis Goodhand

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Simon Greiff

THEATRE DIRECTOR

Chris Guard

MUSICAL DIRECTOR | SUPERVISOR

Karen Halliday

MOVEMENT AND DANCE COACH

Leontine Hass

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | VOCAL COACH

Mary Hammond

VOCAL COACH

Graham Hubbard

DIRECTOR

Graham Hurman

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Tom Kelly

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Mary King

VOCAL COACH

Robin Aspland

JAZZ PIANIST AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR

David Lee

MOVEMENT AND DANCE COACH

Nigel Lilley

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Natalie Marsland

MOVEMENT AND DANCE COACH

Debbie O’Brien

CASTING DIRECTOR

Penny O'Connor

TEACHER | PLAYWRIGHT | DIRECTOR | ACTOR

Kenn Oldfield

MOVEMENT AND DANCE COACH

Matt Rawle

MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMER

Leroy Ricardo Jones

MOVEMENT AND DANCE COACH

Sir Tim Rice

LYRICIST

Maureen Scott

VOCAL COACH

John Rigby

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Matt Samer

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Tamara Saringer

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Sam Spencer-Lane

MOVEMENT AND DANCE COACH

Danielle Tarento

PRODUCER | CASTING DIRECTOR

Kathy Taylor-Jones

VOCAL COACH

Leigh Thompson

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Gareth Valentine

MUSICAL DIRECTOR | CONDUCTOR

Nigel Whitmey

ACTING COACH | IMPROVISATION | ACTOR

Greg Arrowsmith

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Danny Whitby

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Ché Walker

DIRECTOR | PLAYWRIGHT | ACTOR

Joseph Walsh

DIRECTOR

Anita Wardell

JAZZ SINGER

Michael Webborn

MUSICAL DIRECTOR


 

Other Guests

The Rev’d Simon Grigg

Rector of the Actor’s Church

David Grindrod

Casting Director

Michael Harris

Head of Production – Bill Kenwright Ltd

Barbara Windsor MBE

Actress

Peter Huntly

Producer

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.

Scott Alan

Composer

Born in Nassau County Long Island, NY, Scott Alan knew from the age of three that music would be his life. He attended music classes at UMass Boston, Theater Study at Emerson College and voice at Berkley College of Music.

After premiering Listen and Dream in 1999 he moved to California to pursue a full-time music career. Within two weeks he was asked to audition for a new group and started recording immediately. He went on to work with Ricky Minor and Diane Louie who introduced him to artists such as Toni Braxton, Luther Vandross and Yolanda Adams. In September 2002, Scott‚Äôs musical Detour, opened at the Complex Theater. In 2007 when he released his debut CD of music, Dreaming Wide Awake: The Music of Scott Alan. In the fall of 2008, Scott released his follow-up CD, Keys, which he described as “where I’ve been this past year” and in the fall of 2010, Scott released his third compilation of music titled What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up. Like Dreaming Wide Awake, both of the follow-ups feature some of today’s brightest Broadway and International stars, singing Scott’s words and music. Scott released a double CD set, Live in the summer of 2012.

David Allwood

David Allwood

Choreographer

David trained at Bird College, London and graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Dance and Theatre Performance. Prior to attending Bird College, he was a Senior Conservatoire student at the Arts Educational School in Tring.

Theatre Credits Include: Dancer in Sensual Dreams at the London Hippodrome (2015). Ensemble and resident Choreographer in Ghost the Musical, English Theatre Frankfurt (2014-2015). Prince of Wales in Starlight Express Asia Tour (2013). Swing and Turnov in Starlight Express; Bochum, Germany (2011-2013). Ensemble, cover Prince Charming and Dance Captain in Cinderella with Cilla Black at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (2010-2011). Dancer and Stage Fighter in Die Walkure (2010); National Reisopera, Netherlands. Dance Artist in 2Faced Dance Company’s National UK Tour of ‘Still Breathing’ (2010). Ensemble in the National UK Tour of Beauty and the Beast (2009-2010). Lucky in the UK Tour of 101 Dalmatians (1998).

TV Credits Include: Dancer in the TJ Hughes Advert 2015. Dancer on the Late Late Show ‘A Song for Eurovision’ (RTE1 2011). Dance Double for Gary Lineker in the Walkers Crisps ‘It’s Raining Ten’ advert (2010). The X Factor for Rhydian (ITV 2009)

Choreography: David has worked with choreographers such as Arlene Phillips, Bruno Tonioli, Lee Proud and Michelle Thorne. Most recently he collaborated with Joshua Pilmore and Caroline Bridges to create a piece for Move It, International Dance Exhibition at ExCel London. He directed and co-choreographed Moulin Rouge for Creative Academy at the Watermans Theatre, London (2016). He also choreographed for West End Bares in aid of Theatre MAD Trust (2015). He choreographed and directed Panem, performed at West Wing Arts Centre, Slough (2015). He has also choreographed numbers for the 25th Anniversary of the English Theatre in Frankfurt (2015) and for the Zeitlos Charity Gala for S.O.S Kinderdorf with the cast of Starlight Express in Bochum (2013). He choreographed the alternate opening number for Cinderella at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with Cilla Black (2010).

Rosemary Ashe

Rosie has appeared in many West End productions including: Carlotta, the Prima Donna in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Phantom of The Opera’, Madame Thenardier in ‘Les Miserables’, Widow Corney in ‘Oliver!’, Felicia Gabriel in ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ (for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical, Miss Andrew, the nasty nanny in ‘Mary Poppins’, & Lottie Grady in ‘When We Are Married’ at The Garrick. She has recently been performing her one woman tribute to Ethel Merman: Call Me Merman, to great acclaim, played Betty in the Great American Trailer Park Musical (Waterloo East Theatre) and has created roles in 2 new British musicals:  Grandma Mole in ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 & ¾’ at Leicester Curve & Miss Bleacher in ‘Crush’ at The Belgrade, Coventry. She is currently playing Sister Mary Lazarus in a regional tour of ‘Sister Act’.

She has appeared with English National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Sadlers Wells Opera, Opera Northern Ireland & Carl Rosa in many different roles including Musetta in ‘La Boheme’, Helene in ‘La Belle Helene’, Frasquita in ‘Carmen’ & Despina in ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ to name but a few.

Television  & radio appearances include: An Audience With Ronnie Corbett, the House of Eliott & Friday Night is Music Night & Songs From the Shows.

Rosie can be heard on many cast albums including: The Phantom of the Opera, Kismet, The Boyfriend, The Witches of Eastwick, Oliver!, the 10thanniversary concert of Les Miserable & Mary Poppins.

For more information visit her website: www.rosemaryashe.com

Nick Barstow is a musical director, arranger, composer and vocalist. This summer he will be presenting the London premiere of Miller and Tysen’s Burnt Part Boys at the Park Theatre, composing the incidental music for a new production of Comedy Of Errors on tour and at the play’s first ever London home Gray’s In Hall and is currently filming with Gareth Malone for a forthcoming BBC TV series. He recently presented his debut solo show at The Pheasantry with a host of West End actors including alumni of Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Showboat, Shrek and Urinetown As an orchestrator his work has been performed around the world, recently at The English Theatre of Tel Aviv and the Royal Festival Hall under the baton of comedian and Maestro winner Sue Perkins. Nick is also co-founder and MD of successful vocal group AfterParty, performing their unique high-energy brand of pop a cappella across the UK and around the world. Recently the group have performed at the St James Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Arts Theatre, Dominion Theatre, The View From The Shard and King’s Place as well as for numerous high profile events nationwide including the Covent Garden Christmas Lights Switch On 2015 and Sport Relief 2016. Their debut album will be released in July 2016. Other recent credits as Musical Director / Composer include:Closer Than Ever (Pheasantry), Seasons Of Larson (Lyric Theatre West End), Princess Ida (Finborough Theatre), You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews (St James Theatre, Garrick Theatre West End), A Christmas Carol (Middle Temple Hall), Dick!, Sleeping Booty, Music Hall Menagerie (Leicester Square Theatre). Nick has also taught at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Urdang, Associated Studios and The University of Cumbria.

Josh Boyd Rochford began his performing career over thirty years ago. Since leaving acting he has worked in TV Production and West End Casting and now works with a strong list of actors who work across TV, Film and Stage at Simon How agency. Josh Boyd Rochford works closely with his clients creating individual plans which includes coaching and nurturing their career development.

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner is the UK’s premier award-winning comedy and Satirical Impressionist.

Born in Edinburgh in 1961 and educated at Wellington College, he went on to attend King’s College, London, where he graduated with an honours degree in French, German and imitating lecturers! King’s College made him a Fellow in 2006 and he is also a Fellow of Queen Mary College.

While still at university, he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and began his career on the satirical radio shows News Revue (LBC) and Weekending (BBC Radio) before embarking on a seven-year spell at the BBC. Since then, he’s appeared in countless comedy shows from Have I Got News For You to Whose Line is it Anyway? including: Comic Relief, They Think It’s All Over, It’ll Be Alright on the Night, Mock the Week and QIand has been interviewed more than any other performer by both Wogan and Parkinson. Together with John Bird and John Fortune, his programmes (Rory Bremner- Who Else, Bremner, Bird and Fortune) have been a mainstay of Channel 4?s output since 1992, winning a total of four BAFTAs and three RTS awards.

Rory had seven series on the BBC, from 1986 to 1992, winning the Special Award at the Golden Rose of Montreux in 1987. He has been a frequent guest on The Andrew Marr Show (BBC1) providing a satirical review of current political events through his many characters. In 2008 he retraced his family history for Who Do You Think You Are. Elsewhere, he appeared regularly on Breakfast with Frost, and has written and performed the BBC radio series Some of Our Pilots Are Missingand writes articles and diaries for The New Statesman, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The London Evening Standard.Since 1999, he has translated two operas: Kurt Weill’s Der Silbersee and George Bizet’s Carmen, the latter for a cast recruited from South African townships who promptly translated the dialogue into Xhosa so Rory can’t understand it! Rory is much in demand as a Broadcaster, Actor, After-Dinner Speaker and Awards Host.