Roy Tan

Roy Tan

As one who has been an Art Director in several notable advertising agencies, one can easily see how that has influenced Roy's photographic work. Mainly spending his time as a portrait photographer, but when time allows, his other passion takes him to the musical theatre. It is here, that he captures special moments in time to be immortalized. His photographs capture the essence of the subject, and often, the character of the individuals they are portraying. Roy is the official photographer for Musical Theatre Review in London UK.


At the moment, Roy is preparing for his book and photo exhibition showcasing people that have contributed to making the theatrical stage a magical place. Easily recognizable artists that have been photographed so far include Bea Arthur, Chaim Topol, Chita Rivera, Elaine Stritch, and Julie Walters, to name but a few. See more at www.roytan3.wix.com/exhibition??.


Over the last 15 years, nearly all the West End photo-calls have seen Roy's presence. He has also been the Official Photographer for a few noted West End / Off West End productions, most recently for I Loved Lucy and  Gatsby at The Art’s Theatre, Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures at Sadler's Wells Theatre, Damn Yankees at Landor Theatre, Soho Cinders by Elliot Davis, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe at Soho Theatre, Crazy For You at Novello Theatre (winner of the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival).


For more of Roy’s work, go to www.roytan.zenfolio.com.




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

Photo Flash: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Swings into the Marble Arch TheatrePhoto Flash: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Swings into the Marble Arch Theatre
Posted: Sep. 13, 2017


Photo Coverage: Rosie Kay Dance Company Brings 5 SOLDIERS: THE BODY IS THE FRONTLINE to Sadler's WellsPhotos: Rosie Kay Dance Brings '5 SOLDIERS' to Sadler's Wells
Posted: Sep. 8, 2017


Photo Flash: Dark Comedy LE GRAND MORT Premieres at Trafalgar StudiosPhoto Flash: Dark Comedy LE GRAND MORT Premieres at Trafalgar Studios
Posted: Sep. 23, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

Photo Flash: ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND Digs Deep at The VaultsPhoto Flash: ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND at The Vaults
Posted: Apr. 20, 2017


Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Exclusive Look at Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL
Posted: Aug. 19, 2017


Photo Flash: Exclusive Photos from the 20th Anniversary Production of RENTPhoto Flash: Exclusive Photos from RENT
Posted: Dec. 12, 2016


Photo Coverage: First Look at Oliver Coopersmith and Jay Taylor in 46 BEACON at Trafalgar Studios 2Photo Flash: First Look at Coopersmith and Taylor in 46 BEACON
Posted: Apr. 7, 2017


Exclusive Photo Coverage: First Look at TOP HAT at Kilworth TheatreExclusive Photo Coverage: First Look at TOP HAT at Kilworth Theatre
Posted: Aug. 18, 2017


Photo Coverage: First Look at THE BOYS IN THE BAND UK TourPhoto Coverage: First Look at THE BOYS IN THE BAND UK Tour
Posted: Sep. 30, 2016


Photo Exclusive: First Look at THE ODYSSEY at The ScoopPhoto Exclusive: First Look at THE ODYSSEY at The Scoop
Posted: Aug. 11, 2017


Photo Flash: Dark Comedy LE GRAND MORT Premieres at Trafalgar StudiosPhoto Flash: Dark Comedy LE GRAND MORT Premieres at Trafalgar Studios
September 23, 2017

Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce lead the world premi re of the two-handed black comedy.

Photo Flash: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Swings into the Marble Arch TheatrePhoto Flash: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Swings into the Marble Arch Theatre
September 13, 2017

A major new production of the Olivier Award-winning, smash-hit West End and Broadway musical Five Guys Named Moe swings into the new Marble Arch Theatre.

Photo Coverage: Rosie Kay Dance Company Brings 5 SOLDIERS: THE BODY IS THE FRONTLINE to Sadler's WellsPhoto Coverage: Rosie Kay Dance Company Brings 5 SOLDIERS: THE BODY IS THE FRONTLINE to Sadler's Wells
September 8, 2017

Sadler's Wells presents the return of 5 SOLDIERS at military drill hall, Yeomanry House, Bloomsbury, as part of a UK tour exclusively to military venues, in a significant new partnership with the British Army now throughSaturday 9 September. BroadwayWorld has a look at the dancers below!

Photo Coverage: First Look at LOOT at Park TheatrePhoto Coverage: First Look at LOOT at Park Theatre
August 22, 2017

Tom O'Connell, James Seabright and The Watermill Theatre in association with King's Head Theatre and Park Theatre present Loot by Joe Orton, directed by Michael Fentiman. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICALPhoto Flash: Exclusive Look at Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL
August 19, 2017

An originalmusicalwithmusicand lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, it premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is the only Broadwaymusicalever with a cast and band entirely made of teenagers.

Exclusive Photo Coverage: First Look at TOP HAT at Kilworth TheatreExclusive Photo Coverage: First Look at TOP HAT at Kilworth Theatre
August 18, 2017

Winner of no less than 3 Laurence Olivier awards including Best New Musical, 'Top Hat' brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time.

Photo Exclusive: First Look at THE ODYSSEY at The ScoopPhoto Exclusive: First Look at THE ODYSSEY at The Scoop
August 11, 2017

Ancient Greece's greatest epic story The Odyssey comes to London this summer as a thrilling 3-part open-air theatre experience played out in The Scoop amphitheatre overlooking Tower Bridge - and it's completely free. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast below!

Photo Coverage: EVITA Starring Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti Returns to the West EndPhoto Coverage: EVITA Starring Emma Hatton and Gian Marco Schiaretti Returns to the West End
August 2, 2017

Bill Kenwright'shugely successful national tour ofAndrew Lloyd Webber'sclassic musicalEvitamakes a highly anticipated return to the West End. Playing a strictly limited 12 week season at London's Phoenix Theatre, the season marks the 65thanniversary of the death of Eva Peron, set to be commemorated in Argentina this summer.

Photo Coverage: Ambassadors Theatre Summer Season of Musicals Features THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIOPhoto Coverage: Ambassadors Theatre Summer Season of Musicals Features THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
August 1, 2017

The Adventures of Pinocchio, with Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram, Book by Brian Hill, directed by Bronagh Langan (Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse) will run through Thursday 31 August.

Photo Coverage: The Underbelly Welcomes Australian Creative Collective The Briefs FactoryPhoto Coverage: The Underbelly Welcomes Australian Creative Collective The Briefs Factory
July 19, 2017

The Briefs Factory is an Australian creative collective who manufacture, cultivate and present evocative physical performance. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from their show at the Underbelly below!

Photo Coverage: Cahoots Theatre Company and David Sloan Present TWILIGHT SONGPhoto Coverage: Cahoots Theatre Company and David Sloan Present TWILIGHT SONG
July 14, 2017

Adam Garcia, Bryony Hannah and Paul Higgins star in the premiere of the final play by Kevin Elyot, writer of the classic comedy My Night with Reg.

Photo Flash: First Look at YANK! at Charing Cross TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at YANK! at Charing Cross Theatre
July 6, 2017

YANK! is based on the Off-Broadway hit production from 2010, with book and lyrics by American writer David Zellnik, with his brother Joseph Zellnik's musical score paying homage to the timeless music of the 1940s. The musical is directed by James Baker, and is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre, Ben Millerman with Jim Kierstead and Guy James. Below, BroadwayWorld has photos of the company onstage at the Charing Cross Theatre!

Photo Flash: VOICES OF THE AMAZON Premieres in LondonPhoto Flash: VOICES OF THE AMAZON Premieres in London
July 5, 2017

The new dance/music show Voices of the Amazon will receive its UK premiere atSadler's Wellsin London from4 to 8 July. Voices of the Amazon is set in the Amazon Rainforest and the international cast includes six performers from Brazil who have never before been to Europe let alone performed at one of the most prestigious dance houses in the UK! It has been created by Grammy-nominated Ella Spira and former Royal Ballet dancerPietra Mello-Pittman, with narration recorded byJeremy Irons.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - WEST END LIVE 2017 Returns to London This WeekendPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - WEST END LIVE 2017 Returns to London This Weekend
June 22, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek!

Photo Coverage: Jamie Hendry Productions Presents THE WIND IN THE WILLOWSPhoto Coverage: Jamie Hendry Productions Presents THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
June 22, 2017

Based on Kenneth Grahame's treasured novel which has captivated generations of readers for over a century, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been adapted for the stage with a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Olivier Award-winning composer and lyricist duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside Richard Alston Dance Company's Latest SeriesPhoto Flash: Take a Look Inside Richard Alston Dance Company's Latest Series
June 17, 2017

Richard Alston'snewest creation comes to Sadler's Wells as part of a triple bill.Chaconyis inspired by the richness and nobility of Henry Purcell's Chaconne, and Britten's tribute to it.

Photo Coverage: The Merchant Dynasty Return to The Peacock with TAJ EXPRESSPhoto Coverage: The Merchant Dynasty Return to The Peacock with TAJ EXPRESS
June 14, 2017

The Merchant dynasty return to The Peacock with the internationally acclaimed musical,Taj Express, in a stunningly vibrant celebration of the glitz and glamour of Bollywood. Check out our exclusive photo coverage below!

Photo Coverage: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Returns to Sadler's Wells with RAINPhoto Coverage: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Returns to Sadler's Wells with RAIN
June 13, 2017

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker'sworld-renowned companyRosasreturns as part of our contemporary classics series, with her iconic piece,Rain. Check out our exclusive photo coverage below!

Photo Coverage: Scottish Ballet Returns to Sadler's Wells with EMERGENCEPhoto Coverage: Scottish Ballet Returns to Sadler's Wells with EMERGENCE
June 8, 2017

Scottish Ballet, Scotland's national ballet company returns with a double bill of two radically different, but equally powerful works.

Photo Flash: Steamy VOICES OF THE AMAZON Premieres in UKPhoto Flash: Steamy VOICES OF THE AMAZON Premieres in UK
June 4, 2017

The new dance/music show Voices of the Amazon, which will receive its UK premiere at Sadler's Wells in London from 4 to 8 July, is having a dress rehearsal at Stratford Circus Arts Centre this Friday 2 June and, ahead of this, they are going to run four of five scenes for us from3.30pm to 4.30pm. We would like to invite you to send a photographer to cover this.



1