Christopher Nightingale

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Christopher is the musical supervisor, orchestrator and created additional music for Matilda the Musical for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Orchestrations and a Grammy Award nomination for his work as co-producer on the Matilda album. He recently composed the score for the film Pride, which was BAFTA nominated. Theatre credits include: Composer – Future Conditional (Old Vic), Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator for Ghost the Musical (London and Broadway), co-composer for The Lord of the Rings (London and Toronto, also musical supervisor, arranger and orchestrator). He was musical supervisor and arranger for Yusuf Islam's Moonshadow and was musical supervisor and co-arranger for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bombay Dreams, composed additional arrangements and was the musical supervisor of The Pet Shop Boys' Closer To Heaven (Arts Theatre). He was musical director for Whistle Down The Wind (West End), Oliver! (London Palladium) and musical director for 3 years at the RSC, working on many productions. Film credits include coaching, recording and conducting the cast on the set of Alan Parker's Evita. Recordings include: co-producer Matilda The Musical original London & Broadway cast album, associate producer – Ghost original London cast album, co-producer – Lord Of The Rings original London cast album. An organ scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Christopher was musical director of the Cambridge Footlights for three years before graduating in 1987 and working for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Christopher Nightingale Productions

 
[West End, 2023]
Composition & Arrangement
 
[West End, 2022]
Composer & Arranger
 
[West End, 2021]
Orchestrator
Musical Supervisor
 
[West End, 2019]
Composer and Arranger
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Music and Arrangements
 
[West End, 2018]
Composer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Orchestrator, Musical Supervisor
 
[West End, 2016]
Orchestration and Additional Music
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Musical Supervisor
Composer
Orchestrator
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
 
[West End, 2011]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
 
[West End, 2010]
ORCHESTRATIONS & ADDITIONAL MUSIC
 
[West End, 2007] [Replacement]
Music[Replacement]
 
[Toronto, 2006]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2002]
Music Arrangements

Writing


Christopher Nightingale Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations

Christopher Nightingale, A Christmas Carol

Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Original Score

Christopher Nightingale, A Christmas Carol

Christopher Nightingale Videos

Christopher Nightingale News


Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL at Princess Theatre

Fun and witty, with elements of dark humour, yet also philosophically heart-warming. This musical provides an excellent psychological examination of the human condition and not only honours, but excellently extends upon, the classic Columbia Pictures 1993 film of the same name.

Photos: First Look At Andy Karl & More In GROUNDHOG DAY Australian Premiere

See brand-new photos of the Australian premiere of Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin's Groundhog Day starring Tony Award-nominee Andy Karl!

Interview: Andy Karl On Returning To GROUNDHOG DAY, the Show's International Success & More

BrodwayWorld sat down with Andy Karl to find out all about him living his own personal 'Groundhog Day' down under in Melbourne, the musical's Broadway run, and more.

Video: Watch the 2024 West End Trailer For MATILDA THE MUSICAL

 Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical is now in its 12th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre. Watch an all new 2024 trailer for the musical in the video here!

Tim Minchin Discusses Why GROUNDHOG DAY Failed to Find an Audience on Broadway

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Tim Minchin discussed the experience of bringing Groundhog Day to Broadway, and why he thinks the show, which was a hit in London, didn't succeed in New York.

Andy Karl to Reprise Role of 'Phil Connors' in the Australian Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL

Award-winning Broadway star Andy Karl joins the Australian cast of Groundhog Day The Musical. Get all the details about the outstanding cast and the limited season at Melbourne's Princess Theatre.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic has established Matthew Warchus' version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol as one of London's must-see festive shows. Since 2017 audiences have been welcomed with mince pies and satsumas and showered with snow and parachuting sprouts.

GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL to Make Australian Premiere in Exclusive Melbourne Season

Direct from its record-breaking return season at London's Old Vic, Groundhog Day The Musical will play exclusively at Melbourne's Princess Theatre, for a strictly limited season from January 2024. Get all of the event and ticket information here!

THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical Company Celebrates Bilbo and Frodo's Birthday, as The Show Sells Out at The Watermill Theatre

As the company celebrate Bilbo and Frodo Baggins' official birthdays, Artistic Director Paul Hart, Executive Director Claire Murray, and the whole team at Newbury's The Watermill Theatre have announced that their production of THE LORD OF THE RINGS has officially sold out. Learn more about the show here!

Full Cast Set For A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Old Vic

The Old Vic has announced the full cast and the creative team for Matthew Warchus' smash hit production of A Christmas Carol. Find out who is starring in the production here!

Photos & Video: First Look at Immersive THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical at the Watermill Theatre

Get a first look at photos and video of The Lord of the Rings at the Watermill Theatre!

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Will Embark on International Tour; Cast Revealed!

Matilda The Musical will begin an international tour in August at the Israeli Opera House, Tel Aviv. The tour will then transfer to Dubai before continuing with further dates in Asia. 

New Matildas Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL in the West End

Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 12th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre.

Christopher Eccleston to Play Scrooge in The Old Vic's A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Old Vic has announced that Emmy Award-winner Christopher Eccleston (Accused, The Leftovers), will play the role of Scrooge in Matthew Warchus’ smash hit production of A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (His Dark Materials, Harry Potter and The Cursed Child).

Video: Andy Karl, Tanisha Spring and More Sing GROUNDHOG DAY Back To Life at The Sitzprobe

The Old Vic has revealed a peek inside rehearsal for the award-winning musical, Groundhog Day, which is making its triumphant to London following its world premiere in 2016. Go inside the sitzprobe as the cast and orchestra bring Tim Minchin's score back to life!

Debra Lawrance, Bernard Curry, Sarah Morrison and Samantha Morley Join Cast of A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Melbourne

Last year’s runaway hit A Christmas Carol announced that many of the Green Room-nominated ensemble cast will return for the 2023 season at the Comedy Theatre this festive season.

Full Cast Revealed For THE LORD OF THE RINGS at The Watermill Theatre

Newbury's The Watermill Theatre has announced the full cast of their upcoming musical; a brand-new production of THE LORD OF THE RINGS, a musical tale based on the classic trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, with book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna and Matthew Warchus and music by A.R. Rahman (Bombay Dreams, Slumdog Millionaire), Värttinä and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominated Christopher Nightingale (Matilda the Musical).

Video: New Footage From MATILDA THE MUSICAL, Now Extended Until 15 December 2024

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that the multi-award-winning production of Matilda The Musical is booking through to 15 December, 2024 with tickets for the new dates now on sale! Plus watch all new footage from the production.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Announces West End Extension; See New Footage From the Show!

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that the multi-award-winning production of Matilda The Musical is booking through to 15 December, 2024 with tickets for the new dates now on sale at matildathemusical.com

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Return To Melbourne's Comedy Theatre For Christmas 2023

Winner of five Tony Awards, the Old Vic production of A Christmas Carol was a runaway hit in its debut season at the Comedy Theatre in 2022, delighting audiences and critics alike.

Christopher Nightingale FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Christopher Nightingale has written 1 shows including Lord of the Rings (Composer).

Christopher Nightingale has been nominated for several awards for his work in the Broadway show "A Christmas Carol." He was nominated for Outstanding Orchestrations at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and for Best Original Score at the Tony Awards.

Christopher Nightingale has won the Outstanding Orchestrations award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work on the Broadway show A Christmas Carol. He has also won the Best Original Score award from the Tony Awards for his contributions to A Christmas Carol.

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