Abii Strudwicke is a musical theatre performer, voice practitioner and accent/dialect specialist. She trained in musical theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where she achieved her BA (hons) degree.
During her training she developed a passion for voice work and decided to further her knowledge and study a Masters degree in Professional Voice Practice at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where she was awarded a Distinction. Within this, she had the opportunity to undertake thesis research into Musical Theatre and vocal health to then create and deliver a lecture based upon her findings. This research inspired Abii to nurture and encourage the voices of students she coaches in numerous institutions around the country.
Training: University of East Anglia and Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts
Musical Director credits include: Peter Pan (Blackpool Opera House); The Queens Nose (The Other Palace Studio); XY (The Other Palace Studio); Annie Get Your Gun (Union Theatre); Cinderella (Theatre Royal Winchester); Norma Jeane: The musical (LOST Theatre); Bad Girls (Union Theatre); Imigein (National Folk Theatre of Ireland); The Dark Tower (Riverside Studios)
Assistant/Associate Musical Director credits include: The Hapsburg Tragedies (Lyric Theatre Belfast); That’s Jewish Entertainment (Upstairs at the gatehouse); Pal Joey (Karamel Club for George Dyer)
Keyboard Credits: Lock Up Your Daughters (The Bridewell Theatre, LSMT); The MGM Story (UK Tour); The Mirror Never lies (The Cockpit); The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Birmingham Rep)
Orchestration credits: Mountview Undergrad MT Showcase (Criterion Theatre); Mountview Postgrad MT Showcase (Criterion Theatre); Lenanshee (The venue, Londonderry)
Other credits include: Copyist for The Producers international tour and Jersey Boys international tour (Sell-a-door); Lead Composer for Outshinery.com
Phantom of the Opera, Christine Daae - West End
Love Never Dies, Christinne Daae, West End
Les Miserables, Cosette - West End
West Side Story, Maria - West End
Cats, Jellylorum - UK/International Tour
Titanic, Alice Beane - Off West End(Best Leading Actress Award, BroadwayWorld.com)
Sweet Smell of Success, Rita - Off West End
South Pacific, Nelly Forbush - Kilworth Open Air Theatre
Street Scene - Scottish Opera
Follies, Young Phillis - Glasglow Concert Hall
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Musical Celebration - Royal Chelsea London
25th Anniversary Phantom of the Opera - Royal Albert Hall
25th Anniversary Les Miserables - O2 Arena
An evening with Michael Ball - Royal Opera House
BBC Concert with Michael Ball - Edinburgh Concert Hall
A night with Ramin Karimloo - UK Concert Hall Tour
Magic Of Musicals, Royal Philharmonic - UK Concert Hall Tour
Incognito Artists - New Zealand Tour
Opening Tri Nations Rugby Ceremony - Christchurch Stadium, New Zealand
Private Concert , Prince Rainier - Monaco Plance
Christmas Concert, Moscow Symphonic - Moscow Concert Hall
Film and Recording Work
Les Miserables - Tom Hooper
The Invisible Woman - Ralph Fiennes
Snowman and Snowdog
The Young Victoria
Woman in White - Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Little Prince - Nick Lloyd Webber
Charlotte trained professionally at Laine Theatre Arts, graduating in 2007 she has been working non-stop in Musical Theatre in The West End and internationally.
Theatre credits include; Alex Owens in Flashdance, Tina Sparkle in Strictly Ballroom, Dale Tremont in the Olivier award-winning Top Hat, Penny Johnson in Dirty Dancing, Margot in Legally Blonde, Bombalurina in CATS and Patty Simcox in Grease, to name but a few.
Other credits include; Strictly Come Dancing (BBC), Len Goodman’s For the Love of Fred Astaire (ITV) The Royal Variety Performance (ITV), All Star Musicals (ITV) and Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway (ITV).
Training: The Urdang Academy
Theatre Credits Include: Cabaret (Kit Kat Club, West End), Carousel (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), Dick Whittington (National Theatre), Matilda (West End), In The Willows (UK Tour), West Side Story (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester), Piano Legends (National Tour), Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar (Regents Park Theatre), In The Heights (Kings Cross Theatre), Hoax: Our Right To Hope (UK Tour), Smother (Edinburgh Fringe), Dirty Dancing (Secret Cinema), Loserville (Union Theatre), Sleeping Beauty Pantomime (Ireland), Damn Yankees (Clapham Theatre), Hairspray (Ireland Tour).
Television Credits include: The Greatest Dancer (BBC), Rita Ora, Hugh Jackman, Olivier Awards 2018, Strictly Come Dancing (BBC), Brit Awards (ITV), Union J (UK Tour), Episodes (Elmstree Studios), Golden Circle (Warner. Bros), Fleur East (Wimbledon Stadium), Catfish and the Bottleman, The Feeling, London Olympics.
Choreography Credits Include: West End Bares 2019, Angel: Music Video (Zack Knight), IDENTITY (Edinburgh Fringe), Piano Legends (National Tour), Shaftsbury Avenue (West End), Union J (UK Tour), Ian Erix (UK Tour), Island Records UK, Jammy Cruise Line.
Theatre credits include: Best of Enemies at Young Vic Theatre, The Realistic Joneses at Ustinov Studio Bath, Consent at Harold Pinter Theatre, Travesties at Menier Chocolate Factory and Apollo Theatre, (Olivier Nomination for Best Supporting Actress) Guys & Dolls at Chichester Festival Theatre, Separation, Duet for One at Bolton Octagon Theatre (MTA Award for Best Actress), Merrily We Roll Along at Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre, Finding Neverland (World Premiere) at Curve Theatre, Crazy for You at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Novello Theatre (Best Revival Olivier Award), Love On The Dole and A Streetcar Named Desire at Bolton Octagon Theatre, (MEN nomination Best Actress), Avenue Q at the Noel Coward Theatre, The Far Pavilions at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Sweet Charity at Sheffield Crucible and We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre.
Tv and film credits include: Dark Heart, Sherlock, Taboo, Les Misérables, Holmes and Watson, Black Forest, Galavant, Ripper Street and The Crown.
Debbi studied music at Kingston University London and then achieved a Distinction in postgraduate piano performance at the London College of Music, before studyingpostgraduate musical direction at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.
She is currently the musical director for the UK premiere of Stranger Sings, the parody musical playing at The Vaults, London.
Musical Director credits include: Diva: Live from Hell (The Turbine Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Swan Theatre) and Liminal (Kings Head Theatre Islington).
Assistant Musical Director credits include: Bonnie & Clyde (Arts Theatre West End).
Theatre credits - Edward II, Stoned (National Theatre), Abigail’s Party (Hull Truck), The Life And Death Of Martin Luther King ( Gasteig Opera House, Munich & World Tour), Waste (Bush Theatre) The Wind In The Willows (Haymarket Theatre) Up 'n' Under (Gordon Craig Theatre) Holmes & The Ripper (Dundee Rep) The Winters Tale & Coriolanus (English Shakespeare Company) Bashment, Separate But Equal, Why Are We Whispering? Dagger Lane (Theatre Royal Stratford East) Extra Marital (Paines Plough /Soho Theatre) , Onenite.com (Birmingham Rep) Starman, Hooked (Ensemble 52) , Innocent (Waterloo East Theatre), Alice (Theatre In The Quarter) The 101 Dalmatians, Jungle Book (Storyhouse, Chester), Rope (Devonshire Park), Dog (Drayton Arms) Pulse (Lion & Unicorn) Murder With Love & Deathtrap (Nottingham Theatre Royal), The Gruffalo’s Child UK & International Tour (Tall Stories& Kenny Wax), Mr Benn (Northcott Exeter) Peter Pan (Bristol Hippodrome), The Bloody MacGuffin (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Miriam Gospel (Oval House Theatre) Bell Book & Candle (Greenwich Playhouse).
TV & Film credits - Doctors, Casualty (BBC), Alan (Channel 4) A Spy Among Friends (ITV/FX) Mercenaries (ABC), Retribution (Pridepath Films) FIT, Kick Off , Bashment ( Team Angelica)
Audio and Recording - Sapphire and Steel & Doctor Who (Big Finish), Zauberjackyl (BBC Radio 4), The Footsteps Of Bram Stoker (Vanitas Arts - available on AppStore)
As a teacher, Duncan has taught in many drama schools all over the the UK. Duncan is also part of the Young Vic Director’s Collective and has worked in the UK and all over the world on productions for The Lowry Centre, Manchester, ABA for Hong Kong, Singapore & Malaysia, and ICMT in Shanghai and Beijing.
Duncan is also a playwright and screenwriter with his short film ‘Echo Road’ winning several awards at festivals globally and his play ‘Dagger Lane’ - shortlisted for the BBC Alfred Bradley Playwriting award and which goes out on national tour later this year.
Gabrielle trained at Elmhurst Ballet School and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Gabrielle has most recently performed in The Car Man at the Royal Albert Hall with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and toured with Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! in the UK. She was involved in the R&D process and performances for No Time Like the Present by Tala Lee Turton Productions and also danced in a music video for Client_03.
Heather loves the hands-on role of piano-MD. Regularly leading projects and classes at ArtsEd, Italia Conti, ICMT, Mountview, and Urdang drama schools, Heather also plays for several West End and regional casting directors.
Theatre credits include MD / arranger for a devised Prince show and Brigadoon, keyboard for the West End's Jersey Boys, Les Mis and Avenue Q, and vocal coach for ABBA and Peppa Pig tours. Heather twice worked on score preparation and coached the actors for Panto Online, whose films were shown in cinemas UK-wide.
Audition and rehearsal work covers Central School of Speech & Drama – where she was also Associate MD 2019-20 – GSMD, Southbank Centre, Trinity Laban, OAE, National Opera Studio, and Handel Singing Competition, as well as being a popular choral repetiteur in London's classical arena.
As a musicianship specialist, Heather combines theoretical and practical aspects in all her coaching work, enabling actors and singers to develop greater familiarity with the materials which they interpret. Off duty, she enjoys spending time with her rescue terrier Patch, and is a member of the Mulvihill Academy of Irish Dance.
Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Theatre includes: Mother Christmas, In The Vale of Heath (Hampstead); Uncle Vanya (Theatr Clwyd/Sheffield Crucible); The White Devil, Troilus and Cressida (Globe); Ghosts (HOME); King John (Rose Theatre Kingston); Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios); Scenes from an Execution, Antigone, Warhorse, Saint Joan, Emperor and Galilean, Some Trace of Her (NT); The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, Written on the Heart, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, King John, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC); The Devil Inside Him (National Theatre of Wales); Thyestes, Light Shining In Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire (Arcola); Hamlet, As You Like It, Troilus and Cressida (Tobacco Factory); Macbeth, The Changeling (Tobacco Factory / Barbican); The Ark and Covenant (Battersea Arts Centre); The Duchess of Malfi (Salisbury Playhouse).
Television includes: Three Girls, Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street, The Hollow Crown II, Sons of Liberty, Father Brown, The Crimson Field and The Great Fire.
Film includes: Suffragette, X & Y, Kittiwakes, A Poet in New York, The Comedian and Black Death.
Jeff Pew is a New York based actor originally from San Jose, CA. He most recently appeared in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular as the Wall Street Bull and opened a new Broadway musical entitled The Bandstand in April 2017. He has also been in Cinderella on Broadway and the national tour of Billy Elliot.
As well as being a singer and actor, Jeff is also an accomplished pianist and plays company class regularly for American Ballet Theatre and Mark Morris Dance Group.
Jeff is currently appearing in Frozen on Broadway as Swing and Assistant Dance Captain.
John made his West End Debut at the age of 12 in Lionel Bart’s Oliver at the Albery Theatre. Since then he has had a varied career appearing on Stage, TV, Film, Pantomime, Cabaret, Concerts and Original Cast and 5 Solo Recordings.
TRAINING: Sylvia Young Theatre School.
THEATRE: Bull Connor in King The Musical (Hackney Empire, 2018), Lionel Bart in The Story of Bart (Tour 2018 & Mirth, Maud & Marvel -2017 & The Hippodrome 2014), Barry Bronze in Rehab – A New Musical (The Union Theatre – 2017), Uncle Ernie in The Who’s Tommy (Greenwich Theatre), Principal Singer in Rhythm of Life (The St. James Theatre, Studio), Fogg in Sweeney Todd (ENO), Ed Kleban in A Class Act (The Landor Theatre) for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Offie Awards and Broadwayworld.com 2013/14, Tateh in Ragtime (The Landor Theatre), Charles Guiteau in Sondheim’s Assassins (The Union Theatre) for which he was nominated for Best Male Performance at the Offie Awards 2010, Greta in Martin Sherman’s Bent (The Landor Theatre), Maisie in Diamond (The Kings Head Theatre), Dr. Thomas Parker in Batboy the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Ragtime (Piccadilly Theatre), Original Cast Member of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspect of Love (Prince of Wales Theatre), Hey, Mr Producer (Lyceum Theatre), Feuilly in Les Misérables (Palace Theatre), Red Bishop & Gran/Wolf in The Boy Who Fell into a Book-Written & Directed by Alan Ayckbourn (The Stephen Joseph Theatre), Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray ( The Curve Theatre, Leicester – 2014), Amos Hart in Chicago (The Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur), Skimbleshanks in Cats (Larnaca Municipal Amphitheatre, Cyprus), David in Company (Derby Playhouse), Koko in The Mikado and Njegus in The Merry Widow (both for Opera Della Luna), Harry in Flora The Red Menace and Snoopy in Snoopy The Musical (both at The Cambridge Arts Theatre), Cliff in In the Midnight Hour (York Theatre Royal), Che in Evita (Opera House, Manchester), Tobias Ragg in Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd (Watermill Theatre, Newbury).
FILM: Convict 5 in Les Miserables – The Movie (2012) Directed by Tom Hooper, Kenny Star in The Catch (Primley Road Productions 2013), Do Not Disturb – Shut Eye (2017).
TELEVISION: Taboo (BBC-2016), The Bill (ITV), The Purple People Eater (Dramarama Series-ITV), Pebble Mill at One (BBC1), The 1987 Royal Variety Show (ITV) and Wednesday at Eight (Thames TV).
RADIO: Principal cast member for the BBC Radio 2’s Musical Series, Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar with Roger Daltrey, Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate with Julia Migenes, Motel in Fiddler On The Roof with Anthony Newley, Paul in A Chorus Line with Donna McKechnie & David Soul. John was also a regular guest on Songs from the Shows and Friday Night Is Music Night also on BBC Radio 2. Young Roy Hudd in Like They’ve Never Been Gone (BBC Radio 4).
RECORDING’S: John has recorded 5 Solo CD’s; A Small Affair, In Whatever Time We Have, A Different Corner , Anything Can Happen & All I Am (all on iTunes & Spotify). Original Cast recordings include: Batboy The Musical, Matador, Godspell, Oscar, Scrapbook, Dracula and Jason Carr’s Listen Up.
CABARET: John has also performed his own Cabaret shows in some of the most prestigious cabaret rooms all over the world, including London, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington D.C, Chicago, Sydney, Venice, Switzerland, Denmark and on the QE2.
PANTOMIMES: Dame Dotty in Jack & The Beanstalk (The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch) 2018/19, King Rat in Dick Whittington (The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury) Winner of Best Pantomime Villain of the Year – 2016/17, Sarah the Cook in Dick Whittington (Ferneham Hall), King Rat in Dick Whittington (Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield), Widow Twankey in Aladdin (Milton Keynes Theatre), Dandini in Cinderella (Capitol Theatre, Horsham), Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Churchill Theatre, Bromley), Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Richmond Theatre), Snowman in Jack & The Beanstalk (Hackney Empire), Josh the Jester in Sleeping Beauty (The Paul Robeson Theatre), Jack in Jack & The Beanstalk (Greenwich Theatre), Dame ‘Debut’ Christabel Crusoe in Robinson Crusoe (Corn Exchange, Newbury), Buttons in Cinderella (Corn Exchange, Newbury), Aladdin in Aladdin (Eden Court Theatre, Inverness), Slap in Mother Goose (Horsham Arts Centre), Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Hawth Theatre, Crawley).
For more info: @JohnBarrUK & @storyofbart
John Scacchetti has performed on Broadway in the 2001 Revival of 42nd Street, and the 2008 Revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone.
National Tour credits include 42nd Street and My Fair Lady directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Matthew Bourne. Regional credits include Phil Davis in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain (Gateway Playhouse), George in The Drowsy Chaperone (The Cape Playhouse), Mike in A Chorus Line (Weston Playhouse), Slats in Good News! and How To Succeed…(Goodspeed Opera House).
John was recently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Western Carolina University where he reset the Original Broadway Choreography for their production of Gypsy. John is currently on faculty at Wagner College, Cap21/Molloy College, Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and The ICMT NYC.
John holds a BS in theatre performance from Bradley University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Originally from Indianapolis, Julianne currently works in NYC as a professional Music Director and Pianist for Musical Theater.
Julianne is currently MD for Man of La Mancha at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, LI. She is also teaching faculty at The International College of Musical Theatre.
Recent credits include: Matilda and Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Alpine Theater Project; Junie B. Jones; Essential Survival Guide to School Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel and currently on the Equity National Tour with TheatreworksUSA; The Imaginary developmental workshop at Nazareth College directed by Jeff Whiting; Skippyjon Jones: Snow What? Equity National Tour with TheatreworksUSA; LezCab Sings the ’90s at Joe’s Pub; Lightning Man developmental reading at Turtle Bay Music School; The Queen Bees at Queens Theater in the Park; ; Allegro (NYIT: Outstanding Production of a Musical Award) at A.P.A.C; Cloned! (Winner: Best of Fest) at NYMF 2014; A Man of No Importance and Parade at The Gallery Players; Wunderkind NYC tour at 54 Below, The Triad, Laurie Beechman and Joe’s Pub; Bookseller in the Rain: a concert with Maury Yeston at The Metropolitan Room. In addition to these select projects, Julianne also accompanies numerous other one night cabarets and small, independent readings.
As well as working as a Music Director and Pianist, Julianne also works with Music Technology and its application to live performance. This includes orchestrating, engineering and music supervising tracks for Maya: Princess of Light in conjunction with Teach for India; arranging, orchestrating and creating tracks and sheet music for The Queen Bees; sound cue creation and design, keyboard programming and cueing, transcribing, notation, and recording arts for various projects.
Liam Forde most recently starred in Eugenius at The Other Palace in London. He received a Helen Hayes Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play’ for Hand to God at the Studio Theatre in Washington DC, and was nominated for his performance in the U.S. premiere of Jumpers for Goalposts, also at Studio Theatre.
Off-Broadway: Much Ado About Nothing (TFANA), Big, Six Wives (York).
Regional/Tour: The Secret Garden (Denver Center), Peter and the Starcatcher (Pioneer Theatre Co.), Amazing Grace (Goodspeed), Seussical (Tour).
An active member of the concert/cabaret scene, Liam has performed at 54 Below, the Oak Room, Joe’s Pub, the Laurie Beechman, and in Paris at Club Rayé, Le Carré Parisien, L’Auguste Theatre, and Café Universel. He is the recipient of the 2014 Julie Wilson Award, Nightlife Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist and 2013 Bistro Award for performer on the rise. Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal deemed Liam “the boy wonder.”
Liam’s coaching students can be seen on Broadway, in national tours, and at numerous regional theaters across the country. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory. liam-forde.com
Lisa has since been director and dramaturg for a number of years and has most recently helped create a trilogy of feminist pieces, the third of which will be transferring to The Soho Playhouse Theatre, New York. She has directed many genres including Shakespeare, Musical theatre, comedy and horror, including ‘The Darklings’ with Theatre company ‘The House Macabre’ which won The After Dark Award at The Vaults Festival, London 2019.
Luke graduated from Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in May 2019 gaining a BA(Hons) in Dance. He adjudicates regularly for the SWYTD competitions. He teaches at The Brighton Academy and The International College of musical theatre where he teaches ballet, jazz and contemporary.
Credits include: Identity Off Westend (CTC Dance Company - Dancer), Cromer Pier Christmas Show (Dancer), Identity at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (CTC Dance Company - Dancer), Opening Ceremony of the Cricket World Cup 2019 (Sky One - Dancer), Fame Reunion UK Tour (M&S Echo Arena - Dancer)
Luke trained as an Actor-Musician at Rose Bruford College before embarking on a ten year career as a professional actor, working in the West End, nationally and around the world.
Luke then moved across to directing for the stage. Credits include THE COUNTRY WIFE (Southwark Playhouse – nominated for 4 Off West End Awards), BOSIE (Hope Mill Theatre), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (Institute of Art, Barcelona), LUCKY STIFF (Lilian Baylis, Sadlers Wells), BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL (Southwark Playhouse – nominated for two Off West End Awards), CAROUSEL (Arcola Theatre – nominated for four 2014 Off West End Awards and nine 2014 Broadwayworld.com Awards), THE REVENGE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES! (Hoxton Hall – nominated for Best Musical Production 2013 Off West End Awards), JEKYLL AND HYDE (Union Theatre – The Stage Top highlights of 2012), Timberlake Wertenbaker’s ASH GIRL (Northbrook Theatre), A SERVANT TO TWO MASTERS (OnO Theatre – UK tour). Luke has adapted and directed a promenade production of ALICE IN WONDERLAND for children as well as adapting William Wycherley’s THE COUNTRY WIFE for Morphic Graffiti.
Luke has directed his first short film, BUMP, which was officially selected for the 2019 Lift Off Sessions. Click here to view BUMP.
Luke has been involved with the development of new musical writing, including ONE WAY TICKET (St James Studio), Double Click (Hope Theatre – finalist in MUSICAL BOX new writing festival) and THE SUICIDE SHOP (musical adaptation of Jean Teule novel). He has also been involved with workshops for the new musical FEELING IN THE MOOD (Stanhope Productions).
Luke formed Morphic Graffiti from 2012-2018 working as a Director and Co-Producer for productions. The company received the Stage One Bursary for New Producers in 2012 and 2013. He also tutors and directs at leading Drama colleges around the UK.
Maria trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the National Opera Studio.
She has sung in many of the leading Opera Houses both here and in Europe. Her roles include the title role in Carmen, Lazuli (L’Etoile), Orlofsky (Die Feldermaus), Cherubino (Marriage Of Figaro), Nicklaus (Tales of Hoffmann), Puck (Oberon), Rosina (Barber of Seville), Dorabella (Cosi Fan Tutte), Hansel (Hansel & Gretel), Dimitri (Fedora), Smeraldina (Love For Three Oranges), Grandmother Buryjovka (Jenufa), Filipevyna( Eugene Onegin), Madame Armfelt (Little Night Music), and Miss Benson (Of Thee I Sing).
Television Credits include: Figaro The Untold Tale ( Granada Television), Smeraldina (Love For Three Oranges), Therese (Intermezzo), Arabella and Idomeneo (BBC & Opus Arts).
Alongside her singing career Maria has worked as a vocal practitioner for over 20 years. She has been passionate about teaching a good vocal technique to singers and performers from all walks of life.
She was vocal consultant for the award winning KAOS Theatre Company and has coached at GSMD, LCM, RNCM and Birmingham Conservatoire. She runs singing workshops all over the UK and is an adjudicator for BIFF.
Her directing credits include West Side Story, Secret Garden, Jesus Christ Superstar, premier of The Clockmakers Daughter for (MJ-UK Music and Arts)).
Carmen (Wyvern Theatre and the Playhouse Cheltenham) Little Sweep, Dido and Aneas, Sweeney Todd, La Boheme and Orpheus ed Euridice for (Longborough Festival Opera). For P&O cruise ships Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, The Merry Widow, Trial By Jury and HMS Pinafore.
His latest work includes a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” in Sao Paulo, and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in Mexico City. A new production of “Les Misérables” devised for the Teresa Carreño Theatre in Venezuela, collaborating the “El Sistema” orchestras; a reimagined version of “Chaplin, the musical” in Sao Paulo, Antwerp, Ghent and Amsterdam. Associate director for Cameron Mackintosh’s “Les Misérables” in Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Mexico, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and London and director for the 21st Anniversary concert for BBC2. Associate director for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies” in London. Other London credits include “The Lyons” at the Menier Chocolate Factory. He’s directed various concerts including “Bernstein:100 anys”, “A night on Broadway with Andrew Lloyd Webber” and “A Broadway Christmas” at L’Auditori in Barcelona. “Broadway Stars” for the Peralada Festival. He is an active drama teacher in London, Spain and other countries. As a translator, he has worked for HBO, Showtime and TNT, translating sitcoms and series for the Latin American market. He’s adapted “Les Misérables”, “Cats” and “Piaf” for their productions in Spain and Argentina. Future projects include a new production of “Oliver!” for Cameron Mackintosh in Sao Paulo (2024) and a UK tour of “Chaplin, the musical”.
Melania Maggiore is a Musical Theatre performer, singer and violinist. She has trained with the International College of Musical Theatre and has a Master’s Degree both in Opera and Violin, with honours, at the Conservatory of Milan and Rome. She also attended the Opera Studio Program at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome under the guidance of Soprano Renata Scotto.
Theatre Credits: Secret Cinema Casino Royale as Maria Parella and Esther Capozza, 2019; Midnight – A new musical by Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe, directed by Kate Golledge, Debunk production at the Union Theatre in London, 2018; Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan Tutte, workshop with M° Renato Renzetti, 2017; Donna Elvira in Don Govanni, both in 2014 for International Classic Ticino Musica and in 2016 at the Paphos Aphrodite Fetival in Cyprus; Suor Angelica and Suor Infermiera in Suor Angelica by Puccini at the Gran Teatro Pucciniano of Torre del Lago, 2015; Mimì in La Bohème by Puccini, directed by Barbacini/Bedeschi at the Teatro Fabrizio DeAndré, 2015.
Michael Kostroff is an established stage and television actor best known for his five seasons on HBO’s legendary hit series The Wire and his numerous guest star appearances, most recently on The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Damages, Louie and Gotham and The Black Box. Michael toured the U.S. in The Producers, understudying the lead role of Max Bialystock (a role he’s since played throughout the country), and in Les Misérables as the conniving and villainous Thénardier.
Michael is the author of the popular book Letters from Backstage; a former advice columnist for the actors’ newspaper Backstage, and the creator of the Audition Psych. 101 Workshop, which he has presented all over the country to thousands of actors, addressing the mental side of the audition process.
Born and raised in NYC, Michael is an actor, singer, dancer and instructor based in New York.
National Tours: Disney’s Newsies (1st national), Hello, Dolly! (50th anniversary starring Sally Struthers), The Wizard of Oz (Dance Captain), CATS (US, Canada, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama Tour).
Michael has danced for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines starring as Mr. Mistoffelees in CATS and as an aerialist in Come Fly With Me.
Regional theater productions include Peter Pan and Fiddler On the Roof. As an instructor, Michael has taught for Peridance Capezio NYC, Brooklyn Ballet, Icon Dance Complex, Pennsylvania School of Performing Arts, at various studios across the nation with Stage Door Connections and Broadway Connection, as an assistant at Broadway Dance Center and more.
Michael can be seen in the 2017 live film version of Disney’s Newsies with original Broadway cast members at the Hollywood Pantages Theater. Michael is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association.
Molly Parker is a voice and accent coach based in London, UK.
She graduated from Warwick University before embarking on her MA in Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her further expertise studying acting at Mountview Academy of Dramatic Art gave her the foundations in understanding how essential and flexible the voice can be in every performative setting.
Onelia Soldini has been teaching voice and singing lessons for more than fifteen years.
She trained as a singer at Siena Jazz (Accademia Nazionale Jazz) and studied musical theatre with Faye Nepon, Stephen Woodbury and Anne-Marie Speed. She also trained as an operatic singer and actress. She has been performing for more than twenty five years.
Since graduating she has worked not only as a singer and singing teacher, but also a voice coach, actress, vocalist and theatre director.
She is an Estill Master Trainer and trained under Elisa Turlà in Rome and Anne-Marie Speed in London.
Onelia is the Head of Musical Theatre at The ICMT Rome.
Robert trained at LAMDA.
Recent TV and film: Robert has just finished filming a new feature film, Misbehaviour, which is due out in 2020 for Left Bank; Freddie Bishop in The Crown 2 (Netflix); Alessandro in Konnichiwa Brick Lane (Saera Jin).
Theatre in London: Andre in Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s); Giles in The Mousetrap (St Martin’s); Angel in Tess Of The D’Urbervilles (Savoy); Ralph in HMS Pinafore (Covent Garden Festival); The Truth (Wyndham’s); Sweeney Todd (Adelphi); Ours (Finborough); Screams Of Kitty Genovese (Riverside/Edinburgh); Side By Side By Sondheim (Landor/Wavendon); Les Misérables 25th Anniversary (O2 Arena); Sweeney Todd (Royal Festival Hall); Godspell (Barbican Hall); Newsrevue (Canal Café).
Regional/Tour: Mr Snow in Carousel (CFT); Anthony in Sweeney Todd (New Wolsey); Don Jose in Carmen (New Vic, Stoke); Les Misérables; Hedda Gabler; Casanova in Casanova Returns (Cardiff); Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof (Belgrade); Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Rogers and Hammerstein Gala with BBC Concert Orchestra (CFT); Simon Stride in Jekyll and Hyde (UK premiere); Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing; Tale of Two Cities.
Recording: Sweeney Todd (London Cast Recording); Simply Broadway (Abbey Road); The Screams of Kitty Genovese (UK live cast recording).
Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from The University of Michigan.
Broadway credits: Cats (Alonzo), Chicago (Aaron, “Me and My Baby” specialty), Pippin (understudy Pippin, swing), Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (understudy Prince Topher), The Cher Show (Original cast, understudy Bob Mackie).
US tours: Pippin (Pippin), Wicked (understudy Fiyero).
Other US credits: West Side Story (Action; Carnegie Hall, New York, NY), On the Town (Gabey; Sacramento Music Circus, Sacramento, CA), Crazy For You (Bobby Child; Merry Go Round Theatre, Ithaca, NY), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Frank; The MUNY, St. Louis, MO).
UK and International credits: Strictly Ballroom (Scott Hastings; West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto).
Sarah Wingo is a dancer, choreographer and dance educator based in Brooklyn, NY.
After extensive ballet training under the tutelage of Karen Gibbons-Brown and Jeremy Blanton, Sarah went on to pursue a BFA in Contemporary Ballet from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Sarah has toured nationally and internationally with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cats and for The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Tour. Commercially, Sarah can be seen in ads for Kohl’s and Fila alongside celebrity trainer Shaun T, as well as Rockport Shoes, WeTV, and Cold EEZE.
Sarah appeared in episodes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel dancing for renowned choreographer Marguerite Derricks. Most recently Sarah’s voice can be heard in Pillsbury commercials (with a slight Southern accent). Sarah is a regular faculty member at Fort Wayne Ballet’s Summer Intensive.
Elmhurst Ballet School
London Studio Center
ANYTHINGGOES Barbican Theatre London, UK and Ireland Tour 2022 -Purity Angel
ANYTHINGGOES Barbican Theatre London 2021 with Sutton Foster -Purity Angel
STRICTLYBALLROOM London original cast, Piccadilly Theatre West End2018 - Stephani Shanks u/s Fran. Covered and played.
STRICTLYBALLROOM UK Tour 2017 - Stephani Shanks u\s Fran
GUYS ANDDOLLS Savoy & Phoenix Theatres West End 2016 - Havanna Diva
DIRTYDANCING UK Tour 2015 - Ensemble u/s Baby
DIRTYROTTEN SCOUNDRELS London original cast, Savoy Theatre West End 2014 - Ensemble
ROCK OFAGES Shaftesbury & Garrick Theatres West End2013 - Constance Sack
MAMMAMIA! International Tour 2010/2012 - Swing u/s Ally
GREASE Piccadilly Theatre West End 2009 - Ensemble u/s Cha Cha & Marty
SPAMALOT London original Cast, Palace Theatre West End2006/2008 - Ensemble
ANYTHINGGOES live from the Barbican BB Player
EVERYBODY'STALKING ABOUT JAMIE 2019
BEAUTYAND THE BEAST 2015- Debutante
DEATH ONTHE NILE Film 2019
OLYMPICOPENING CEREMONY 2012
CLASSICAL SPECTACULAR CONCERT Royal Albert Hall 2013
Israel-born London-based multidisciplinary artist who has been exploring artistic ways to communicate stories his whole life. After graduating with an MA in classical Singing at the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance, he went on to study for his MA in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting (GSA).
After graduating from GSA, Shar moved to London and has been teaching singing and vocal technique at various musical theatre academies such as PPA, ICMT, Urdang Academy and was invited to teach and lecture in Israel, The Netherland and Italy.
Since then, he has worked internationally as a director as well as a vocal coach. He produced and directed many shows under the umbrella of the theatre group he founded – The JEWish Cabaret, an egalitarian theatre collaborative dedicated to challenging the perceptions of the general public on what it means to be Jewish. Shar’s original musical 'Café Named Desire' has been invited to tour in Israel after a successful production in London.
Shar is currently collaborating as a lyricist on a new musical theatre piece called ‘Sonia’, due to be produced in the 2023-24 season one of Israel’s biggest theatres. In addition to that Shar writes and composes in various styles and genres, in Hebrew Shar is also a published poet.
Credits While Training:
Trekkie Monster, AVENUE Q; Ezra, Screen Acting Project; Singer, SING - Music video; John + Composer/Writer, DATE.COM – Original Musical; Dan, CLOSER; Billy Bigelow, CAROUSEL.
Morrie Conley, DANCE WITH A STRANGER - Crazy Coqs London; English speaking theatres in Israel: Frank Butler, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Encore JLM (Israel); Carl Magnus, LITTLENIGHT MUSIC, J-Town Playhouse (Israel); Ensemble, EVITA, Israel Musicals (Israel).
Steffan Lloyd-Evans is an accomplished actor, having appeared on the West End, in UK Tours and on television. He trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama after performing operas for many years with Welsh National Opera and Music Theatre Wales.
Steffan recently finished performing in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium.
Other recent credits include: Matilda (UK Tour), The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion Theatre), Into the Woods (Menier Chocolate Factory), The 306: Dawn (National Theatre Scotland), Only the Brave (Wales Millennium Centre/Soho Theatre), The World Goes Round (St James Theatre), Beyond the Fence (Arts Theatre), Godspell (UK Tour), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (UK Tour), HMS Pinafore, Trial by Jury (Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company). Recent TV work includes being a series regular on Pobol Y Cwm (BBC) and The Royals (E! Network).
Steffan is excited to be nurturing the next generation of performers and helping them reach their potential.
Kenneth is an accomplished West End actor, writer, director and producer, as well as a co-founder and the Principal of The ICMT.
He has most recently appeared in the role of the Preacher in the European Premiere of Violet at the Charing Cross Theatre, London. He directed the West End Broadway Revival version of Godspell, which also toured the UK.
West End acting credits include The Producers, Ragtime, Sweet Charity, The Drowsy Chaperone and 125th Street.
He has shared the stage with Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Liza Minnelli, Elton John, Olivia Newton-John, Elaine Paige and others. He has performed for British Royalty on two occasions and for the prestigious Chichester Festival in the critically acclaimed production of The Music Man in 2014. He has multiple North American credits both as a performer and a director. He is dedicated to helping young performers reach their full potential and realise their dreams.
Kenneth can currently be seen in But I'm A Cheerleader at the Turbine Theatre, London until 27 November 2022.
Christie is a co-founder of the ICMT. She is also an award-winning actor who has appeared in productions such as Annie, Run for your Wife, Noises Off, Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita, A Christmas Carol, Philadelphia Story and The Mousetrap.
Christie has over thirty years of experience in performance and has produced and directed shows that have played and toured in both the UK and North America. She was the Assistant Director on the West End Broadway Revival version of Godspell: In Concert, as well as the UK Tour.
Christie is currently the Director of the ICMT Rome and Belfast.
Gary has been with the ICMT since 2012. He is responsible for managing and overseeing critical business operations and processes, supporting all members of the ICMT.
Grant graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a degree in Music, Commercial Composition and Technology. Musical Director on the UK/Hong Kong tour of Avenue Q, he also toured with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Previous shows include We Will Rock You; Rent; Into The Woods; The Drowsy Chaperone; Copacabana; Spring Awakening; Little Shop of Horrors; La Cage Aux Folles; Putting It Together and more, along with prominent pantomimes including The Grove Theatre and the Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds.
Grant spent several years as Musical Director for Royal Caribbean International, arranging for the orchestras and leading the music programme. He continues to work in that industry via Live Business Entertainment as Musical Supervisor and Arranger.
Grant has previously taught at several other academies, including Urdang, Mountview, Bodywork Company Dance Studio, ArtsEd London and East 15, and can also be found working as a jazz pianist, whilst maintaining his passion for composing and performing original material.
Emma trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Upon graduating she understudied and played the role of Karen in Speed-the-Plow at the London Old Vic with Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum.
Film credits; Vampire killers (Momentum Pictures), Pelican Blood (Ecosse Films), Wrong Turn 3 (20th Century fox) and Disney/Pixar’s first dramatised film, John Carter of Mars.
Television; Krod Mandoon (Comedy central), Upstairs Downstairs playing Wallis Simpson (BBC), New Blood (BBC), A Confession (ITV).
Theatre credits include Roxie Hart in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, London; Anita in West Side Story; Young Sally in Follies, Festival Hall; Tanya in Mamma Mia; Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music; Mademoiselle X in Strindberg’s The Stronger at the Arcola Theatre; Olivia in Twelfth night; World arena tour of Catwoman in Batman Live for Warner Bros.
John has been working at the ICMT for 4 years. He provides support to all students across all ICMT locations and is responsible for admissions and student services.
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