CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY THE MUSICAL Set for London Palladium, June 2013; Mendes, Greig, Shaiman, Wittman & More on Team
Marc Shaiman (Music and Lyrics) composed the music and co-wrote the lyrics for the musical Hairspray with Scott Wittman. For their score, the pair won the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Awards. They teamed up again for Broadway's Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Catch Me If You Can, for which Marc was a Tony Award® nominee for his orchestrations. They recently worked on A New Television series for NBC, Smash. Marc is a five-time Academy Award® nominee for his scores and songs for the films Sleepless in Seattle, The First Wives Club, Patch Adams, The American President and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. Marc's additional film credits include; When Harry Met Sally, Beaches, Misery, City Slickers, The Addams Family, A Few Good Men, Sister Act, George of the Jungle and The Bucket List. Marc received an Emmy Award for co-writing Billy Crystal's medleys for The Academy Awards®. He was also Emmy-nominated for writing on Saturday Night Live (the Sweeney Sisters). His arrangements for Harry Connick Jr. brought him two Grammy nominations, as did the Hairspray soundtrack. As her music director and co-producer, Marc brought his long-time partner Bette Midler the Grammy winning songs "The Wind Beneath My Wings" and "From A Distance". But it is their collaboration on her Emmy Award-winning performance for Johnny Carson's penultimate Tonight Show that will always remain a highlight.
Scott Wittman (Music and Lyrics)'s credits include directing and co-writing Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me on Broadway and on tour. Scott has created and directed two Broadway shows, three recordings, and two sold-out Carnegie Hall concerts for Patti LuPone. On television he has conceived and directed performances for Nathan Lane and Sarah Jessica Parker. He has co-written Neil Patrick Harris' musical numbers for The Academy Awards® (Emmy Nomination), The Emmy's, and the Emmy winning Tony Awards®. He has also co-created Christine Ebersole's successful nightclub appearances. He has received the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Evening Standard and Olivier Award for his work as co-lyricist on Hairspray. On Broadway, he was the co-lyricist for the Tony Award® nominated musical Catch Me If You Can. He recently worked on the new NBC television series, Smash.
Mark Thompson (Set and Costume Design)'s most recent design includes: She Stoops to Conquer (National Theatre), Faith Machine (Royal Court), One Man,Two Guvnors ( National Theatre), The Children's Hour (Comedy Theatre), Tribes (Royal Court), La Bête (London, New York), London Assurance (National Theatre), God of Carnage (Gielgud Theatre, Broadway), England People Very Nice, The Rose Tattoo, The Alchemist, Once in a Lifetime, Henry IV part I and II (National Theatre), Female of the Species (Vaudeville Theatre), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi Theatre), Kean (UK tour/Apollo Theatre), Piano/Forte, The Woman Before, Wild East, Mouth to Mouth (Royal Court Theatre), And Then There Were None (Gielgud Theatre), Funny Girl (Chichester, Festival Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre, Prince Edward Theatre, London, Toronto, US Tour, Broadway, Japan, Germany, Australia), Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria, Broadway). Costumes for Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse, B.A.M.). Mark is the winner of four Olivier Awards and two Critics Circle Awards. He has been nominated for two Tony Awards®.
Peter Darling (Choreography) theatre credit's include: Matilda The Musical (RSC & West End) for which he won the Olivier Award, Billy Elliot (London, New York, US Tour, Australia), for which he won an Olivier Award and Tony Award®, The Lord Of The Rings (London, Toronto), Our House (Cambridge Theatre), Merrily We Roll Along (The Donmar Warehouse), Candide (The Royal National Theatre) and Oh What A Lovely War! (The Royal National Theatre). Film credits include; The Phantom Of The Opera, Billy Elliot, Plots With A View and most recently Trauma. Other credits include: Closer To Heaven (The Pet Shop Boys/Really Useful Group), Power (Royal National Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Bristol Old Vic), Sunset Boulevard (UK Tour), The Tempest (RSC), and Edward II, The Country Wife, As You Like It and Twelfth Night directed by Michael Grandage.
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