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Christopher Nightingale

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[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]
Orchestrator
Composer
Musical Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
 
[West End, 2011]
Music Arranger
Musical Supervisor
 
[West End, 2007] [Replacement]
Music[Replacement]
 
[Toronto, 2006]
Orchestrator
 
[West End, 2002]
Music Arrangements

Writing

Composer

Christopher Nightingale Biography

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 Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Orchestrations Gold Star
Christopher Nightingale, A Christmas Carol
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Original Score Gold Star
Christopher Nightingale, A Christmas Carol

Christopher Nightingale News

Listen: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack Is Out Now Featuring a New Song Photo Listen: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack Is Out Now Featuring a New Song
by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2022

Get a first listen to the ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL soundtrack ahead of the film's December release. The soundtrack features GRAMMY and Tony Award-nominated songs from the original West End production written by Tim Minchin as performed by the film’s cast, as well as a brand-new song, titled 'Still Holding My Hand.'

LISTEN: 'When I Grow Up' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack Released Photo LISTEN: 'When I Grow Up' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack Released
by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2022

'When I Grow Up' from the Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack has been released! Get a first listen to the new track below before the complete soundtrack is released. The new track features vocals from Alisha Weir as Matilda and Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey. The track follows the soundtrack's lead single 'Revolting Children.'

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2022

From highly-anticipated new movie musicals like Disenchanted and Spirited, to the soundtrack for Netflix's upcoming Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack, November's new streaming releases will give Broadway fans entertained throughout the month. 

Listen: 'Revolting Children' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Soundtrack Released; Pre-O Photo Listen: 'Revolting Children' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Film Soundtrack Released; Pre-Order the Album Now
by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2022

'Revolting Children” arrives as the lead single to the full soundtrack, which features GRAMMY and Tony Award-nominated songs from the original West End production written by Tim Minchin as performed by the film’s cast, as well as an original score by composer and orchestrator Christopher Nightingale. Plus, check out the album's track list now!

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack to Be Released in November Photo MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack to Be Released in November
by Michael Major - Oct 5, 2022

The soundtrack features GRAMMY and Tony Award-nominated songs from the original West End production written by Tim Minchin and performed throughout the film, as well as an original score by composer Christopher Nightingale. The cast of the new film includes Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough and Stephen Graham, and Alisha Weir.

Photos: First Look at the New Cast Members of MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo Photos: First Look at the New Cast Members of MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

To celebrate the new cast beginning performances at the Cambridge Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical has released all new production photos.

David Wenham Will Lead the Australian Premiere The Old Vic Production of A CHRISTMAS  Photo David Wenham Will Lead the Australian Premiere The Old Vic Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022

Two visionary Tony Award winners — director Matthew Warchus (Matilda the Musical) and playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) — have created a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' timeless story, A Christmas Carol.

New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo New Cast Announced For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

New casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 10th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre.

Owen Teale Will Play Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Old Vic Photo Owen Teale Will Play Scrooge in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Old Vic
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2022

The Old Vic announced that Tony Award winner Owen Teale (Game of Thrones, Line of Duty) will play the role of Scrooge in this year's A Christmas Carol, the smash hit production of Charles Dickens' immortal classic, directed by The Old Vic's Artistic Director Matthew Warchus and adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

The Royal Shakespeare Company Enhances Educational Programme For MATILDA THE MUSICAL Photo The Royal Shakespeare Company Enhances Educational Programme For MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company has refreshed its education activity for Matilda The Musical to include a comprehensive planning guide for schools. The new guide, developed in close consultation with teachers, includes everything needed to plan, book and take a school trip to the Cambridge Theatre.

Christopher Nightingale Videos

LISTEN: 'When I Grow Up' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack Released Videoplay
LISTEN: 'When I Grow Up' From MATILDA THE MUSICAL Movie Soundtrack Released

by Michael Major - Nov 17, 2022

'When I Grow Up' from the Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack has been released! Get a first listen to the new track below before the complete soundtrack is released. The new track features vocals from Alisha Weir as Matilda and Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey. The track follows the soundtrack's lead single 'Revolting Children.'

VIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End Videoplay
VIDEO: MATILDA Celebrates 10 Years in the West End

by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2021

A new behind-the-scenes video from the 10th birthday press day was released, featuring interviews with Tim Minchin (music and lyrics), Dennis Kelly (writer), Catherine Mallyon (Executive Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company), Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull) and Landi Oshinowo (Mrs Phelps).

PHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL Videoplay
PHOTO/VIDEO: Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes of MATILDA THE MUSICAL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2021

To celebrate the reopening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical last night at the Cambridge Theatre, the show has released a photograph from the curtain call as well as a new video which gives audiences an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the preparations in the lead up to reopening the multi-award winning musical in the West End.

VIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of MATILDA Performs 'When I Grow Up' in Rehearsals; Booking Extension Announced

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2021

The cast of Matilda is celebrating their upcoming opening night with a new video from the rehearsal room.

VIDEO: Meet the Child Stars of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Videoplay
VIDEO: Meet the Child Stars of Royal Shakespeare Company's MATILDA THE MUSICAL

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2021

In the video, Imogen Cole, Alyssa D’Souza, Alex Munden and Zoe Simon can be seen getting to grips with their gymnastic ribbon skills under the watchful eye of Elliot Harper (Miss Trunchbull).

VIDEO: West End MATILDA Kids Perform 'When I Grow Up' Videoplay
VIDEO: West End MATILDA Kids Perform 'When I Grow Up'

by Stage Tube - May 23, 2020

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical has released a video of some of the current young performers along with Miss Honey (Gina Beck) singing 'When I Grow Up' from their homes during theatreland shutdown. 

Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL Videoplay
Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL

by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced that Lily-Mae Evans, Kitty Peterkin and Savannah Read will join Emma Moore in the title role of Matilda from 12 September 2017. The multi award-winning production is about to enter its seventh year in the West End and is booking at the Cambridge Theatre until 27 May 2018.

VIDEO: Find Out What the Matildas Would Do if They Were Prime Minister
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

What would the four Matildas do if they were Prime Minister? See the hilarious girls get political in the video below!

What Are You Waiting For? Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by Nicole Rosky - May 30, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations!

There's No Day But Today! Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by Nicole Rosky - May 25, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations!


Christopher Nightingale Frequently Asked Questions

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

What awards has Christopher Nightingale been nominated for?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Christmas Carol and Best Original Score (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Carol .

What awards has Christopher Nightingale won?
Outstanding Orchestrations (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Christmas Caroland Best Original Score (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Carol.