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Dean Austin

 
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DEAN AUSTIN - MUSICAL DIRECTOR CURRENTLY MD FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF DUSTY AT CHARING CROSS THEATRE, previews from 25 May. Dean Austin trained at the University of Hull. Musical Director credits in London include: European Premiere of Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios, Nominated for Best Musical ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
DEAN AUSTIN - MUSICAL DIRECTOR CURRENTLY MD FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF DUSTY AT CHARING CROSS THEATRE, previews from 25 May. Dean Austin trained at the University of Hull. Musical Director credits in London include: European Premiere of Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios, Nominated for Best Musical ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2008]
Assistant Musical Director
 
[London Fringe, 2006]
Musical Director
 
[London Fringe, 2003]
Musical Director
 
[London Fringe, 2003]
Musical Director
 
[London Fringe, 2003]
Musical Director

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2008]
Assistant Musical Director

[London Fringe, 2006]
Musical Director

[London Fringe, 2003]
Musical Director

[London Fringe, 2003]
Musical Director

[London Fringe, 2003]
Musical Director

Dean Austin Biography

DEAN AUSTIN - MUSICAL DIRECTOR

CURRENTLY MD FOR WORLD PREMIERE OF DUSTY AT CHARING CROSS THEATRE, previews from 25 May.

Dean Austin trained at the University of Hull.

Musical Director credits in London include: European Premiere of Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios, Nominated for Best Musical Direction in Broadway World Awards, 'Ushers', Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, The Mikado (all at Charing Cross Theatre), London Premiere of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ (Union Theatre); World Premiere of ‘Zorro’ (Garrick Theatre); London premiere of ’Stand Tall’ (Landor Theatre); ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’ (The Venue); the UK premiere of ‘The Musical of Musicals - The Musical!’ (Sound Theatre); ‘Taboo’ (The Venue); ‘Walk with the Angels’ (ICA Soho Theatre); ‘Newsrevue’ (Canal Cafe Theatre) and ‘Peter Pan’ with Henry Winkler and ‘Cinderella’ with Richard Wilson & John Barrowman (New Theatre, Wimbledon).

Dean has also played keyboards on ‘Billy Elliot’ and ‘Fame’ (Victoria Palace); ‘Far Pavilions’ (Shaftesbury); ‘All You Need is Love’ (Queens); ‘Let us Fly’ and ‘Pageant’ (King’s Head).

Regional theatre work includes ‘Dick Whittington’ (Aylesbury Waterside Theatre); UK premiere of ‘Debbie Does Dallas’ (Edinburgh Festival & Oxford Fire Station); ‘Piaf’, ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (Theatre Royal, York); ‘Blues in the Night’ (Birmingham Rep); ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’, ‘Mother Goose’, ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood’ and ‘Aladdin’ (Salisbury Playhouse); ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum ‘ and ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (Everyman Festival, Cardiff).

His touring work includes the first national tour of ‘Spamalot’; premiere and tour of ‘Tracy Beaker Gets Real’; ‘Grease’ (Scandinavian tour); ‘Taboo’ (first national tour); the UK premiere of ‘Yee-haw!!’ (Churchill Theatre, Bromley and Palace Theatre, Westcliff); ‘La Cage Aux Folles’ (Frankfurt); ‘When Movies Were Movies’, ‘On Broadway’ and two German tours of ‘Youkali - the Songs of Kurt Weill’.

Dean has worked with ‘Four Poofs and a Piano’ on ‘Friday Night with Jonathan Ross’, has appeared on ‘An Audience with Joan Rivers’ for ITV, and was Associate Musical Director on ‘Celebrate the Sound of Music’ for the BBC.





Dean Austin News

British Youth Music Theatre Summer Shows Announced Photo British Youth Music Theatre Summer Shows Announced
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021

Tickets are on sale for most shows now. Learn more about the full lineup and how to attend here!

Full Program Announced for 2021 Grimeborn Opera Festival Photo Full Program Announced for 2021 Grimeborn Opera Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

Arcola Theatre today announced the full programme of productions in the 2021 Grimeborn Opera Festival, which is returning for its 14th year. Productions include 25 - 29 August Alcina, Music by George Friedrich Handel; 1- 4 September Hopes & Fears, Music by Claude Debussy and more.

'Cabaret Kings' William Ludwig and Dean Austin Return With New London Cabaret Photo 'Cabaret Kings' William Ludwig and Dean Austin Return With New London Cabaret
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2019

William Ludwig & Dean Austin present SONGS of RESISTANCE.

William Ludwig & Dean Austin Pay Homage To Marlene Dietrich Photo William Ludwig & Dean Austin Pay Homage To Marlene Dietrich
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

Germany's only star left behind a legacy of fantastic songs and stories. In 1920s Berlin, Dietrich acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel in 1930 brought her international fame. She went on to become one of the highest-paid actresses of the era.

William Ludwig & Dean Austin Pay Homage To Marlene Dietrich Photo William Ludwig & Dean Austin Pay Homage To Marlene Dietrich
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2018

Germany's only star left behind a legacy of fantastic songs and stories. In 1920s Berlin, Dietrich acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel in 1930 brought her international fame. She went on to become one of the highest-paid actresses of the era.

Off West End Announces OFFIES Finalists and Awards Event Photo Off West End Announces OFFIES Finalists and Awards Event
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2018

The Offies 2018 finalists were announced live on Twitter & Facebook at 1pm today by OffWestEnd Panel Judge & Critic for The Stage Mark Shenton.

Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original, Big Winners At National Indigenous Music Awards Photo Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original, Big Winners At National Indigenous Music Awards
by Julie Musbach - Aug 12, 2017

The 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards blew an appreciative Darwin audience away at the iconic Amphitheatre under the stars tonight as Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original and Electric Fields all took home major awards, showing the breadth across genres of Australian Indigenous talent. Opening with an amazing set from triple j Unearthed winner Baker Boy and closing with a touching tribute to Dr G. Yunupingu and surprise performance from Saltwater Band. It was a night of elation and emotion as generations of Indigenous musicians and their place in Australian culture were celebrated and acknowledged. 

BWW Review: ADAM & EVE... AND STEVE, King's Head Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Mar 29, 2017

Adam & Eve... and Steve has a bit of panto, a bit of the Edinburgh Fringe and a whole lot of great songs, but not quite the musical chops to reach its full potential.

Death Has A New Face In James Gant and Ken Christiansen Plays Manservant Fidele in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Producers have announced details of two planned cast changes in the European premiere production of the musical Death Takes A Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre.

Mark Inscoe to Replace Maxwell Caulfield in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Producers have announced that there has been a cast change for the upcoming European premiere of the musical  Death Takes A Holiday.

Dean Austin Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes On DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Meet some of the cast of Death Takes A Holiday and see what they've been getting up to in rehearsal.

STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton.

STAGE TUBE: Katie Bernstein Sings 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' from ALLEGRO, Coming to Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

DOPEIn the video below, Katie Bernstein sings the iconic number 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' from Rodgers and Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Daniedlle Tarento, playing at Southwark Playhouse 5 Aug - 10 Sept 2016. Click below to watch her perform!