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One of the most versatile composers in Britain today, Academy-nominated John Cameron created the musical score for every version of Les Misérables from the original Robert Hossein production in 1980 through the RSC, Broadway, tour and concert versions. He won the New York Drama Desk Award for Les Mis in 1986 and the National Broadway Theatre Award in 2002. The New York cast album won a Grammy.

Primarily known for his screen composing and recording work, John recently received an Emmy nomination for his score to A Path to 9/11. John’s film credits include the Oscar-nominated music score for A Touch of Class (starring Glenda Jackson and George Segal) and the scores for over 40 feature and TV films, including the British classic Kes, The Ruling Class, To End All Wars, the mini-series Jack the Ripper and, recently, Little House on the Prairie for Disney.

He has worked with artists as diverse as José Carreras, Ella Fitzgerald, Donovan, Hot Chocolate and Heatwave. ‘If I Thought You’d Ever Change Your Mind’, ‘Sweet Inspiration’ and ‘Tap Turns on the Water’ are just three of his European songwriting hits. John’s concert output includes his cantata Missa Celtica (written for various Celtic soloists, the choir of New College, Oxford, and the English Chamber Orchestra) and major contributions to the New College choir’s bestselling Agnus Dei albums.

Recent composing for the theatre includes: Alfie, the Musical (2005), Becket (2004 with Dougray Scott), Faust Parts I and II (RSC, directed by Michael Bogdanov), and the NT’s touring production of John Caird’s Hamlet with Simon Russell Beale in the title role. Other shows John has arranged/supervised include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Honk! (Olivier Award Best Musical) and Spend, Spend, Spend (Evening Standard Award Best Musical). He recently co-composed, with The Gipsy Kings, the music for Zorro – The Musical.



Public Theater Production, 2012

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996

John Cameron Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Sound Designer
[West End, 2019]
[West End, 2017]
General Manager
[Broadway, 2017] [Replacement]
[Broadway, 2012]
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
[West End, 2008]
Music Arranger
[Broadway, 2006]
[West End, 2005]
[Broadway, 1993]
[West End, 1991]
[West End, 1985]



John Cameron Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Music

John Cameron, Kiss of the Spider Woman

John Cameron Videos

John Cameron News

Tickets to LES MISERABLES at Dallas' Music Hall at Fair Park on Sale This Week

LES MISÉRABLES is coming to Broadway Dallas! Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience. Tickets go on sale September 29.

Bitch Announces Fall Tour With Indigo Girls, Crys Matthews and Co-Headlining the Kill Rock Stars and Friends Tour With Logan Lynn

Queer icon Bitch is announcing fall tour dates in support of her new album Bitchcraft out now. In November, Bitch will join labelmates on the West Coast for the first-ever Kill Rock Stars and Friends Tour which will include sets from Logan Lynn, Bitch, Caleb Nichols, Shaylee, Katie Cash, Yellow Trash Can, Chateau Chateau, Foxx Bodies.

Jenn Colella, Stella Katherine Cole, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. Check out the lineup here!

Midwest Trust Center Presents Stellar Lineup Of October Concerts

The Midwest Trust Center (formerly Carlsen Center) presents their signature variety of top-tier artists this October.

YELLOWJACKETS Season Two Soundtrack Out Today

The 3 new tracks; Alanis Morissette’s “No Return” (Extended Version) and the Alternative Version, “No Return (Lottie’s Dream Sequence)” along with “Sit Right Down” performed by John Cameron Mitchell with Elijah Wood, Craig Wedren and Anna Waronker, will be available in Dolby Atmos HD.

John Cameron Mitchell and Amber Martin's CASSETTE ROULETTE Comes to the Moore this October

John Cameron Mitchell joins forces with Amber Martin and special guests for a world premiere evening of songs, stories and characters, all chosen by the hand of fate and the ‘cassette roulette’ in Cassette Roulette. Learn more about the performance and find out how to get tickets here!

Cast Set For LES MISERABLES in San Jose

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, in San Jose. Learn more about the full cast here!

Breaking the Binary Theatre Unveils 2023 Lineup for BREAKING THE BINARY THEATRE FESTIVAL

Breaking the Binary Theatre has unveiled programming for the second annual Breaking the Binary Theatre Festival: seven evenings of work fully created and developed by transgender, non-binary, and Two-Spirit+ (TNB2S+) theatre artists. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! Kicks Off Island City Stage's 12th Season

 Love! Valour! Compassion! - Terrence McNally's most honored and celebrated play about eight gay friends who spend the holidays over one summer at one's beautiful hundred-year-old house in upstate New York, kicks off Island City Stage’s 12th season. Learn more about the production here!

OZ Arts Nashville Launches New Season Of Vital Contemporary Performances By Fearless Artists

Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville has announced its dynamic 11th season of groundbreaking performances, featuring thrilling theatrical journeys, urgent confrontations of timely issues and daredevil breakthroughs in creative possibility. Theater, dance, music and multimedia events are highlighted in the compelling 2023-24 lineup of daring local, national and international artists who are shaping contemporary art and culture.

Tickets On Sale For Portland Engagement Of LES MISERABLES, August 21

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, will go on sale Monday, August 21 at 10 am.

World Premiere of ULYSSES & More Set for Fisher Center at Bard 20th Anniversary Season This Fall

Discover the incredible lineup of shows and performances at the Fisher Center at Bard's 20th Anniversary Season. Immerse yourself in a diverse range of captivating performances that will leave you spellbound. Don't miss out on this extraordinary celebration of art and culture. Get your tickets now!

Luke Kempner, Katie Hall, and More Will Join LES MISERABLES in London Next Month

Joining the company from 25 September 2023 will be Luke Kempner as Thénardier, Katie Hall as Fantine, Will Callan as Marius, Amena El-Kindy as Eponine and Djavan van de Fliert as Enjolras. They join Josh Piterman as Jean Valjean, Stewart Clarke as Javert, Claire Machin as Madame Thénardier and Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette.

LES MISERABLES Comes to Segerstrom Center For the Arts in September

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will play for two weeks in Costa Mesa at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Segerstrom Hall from September 19 - October 1, 2023.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Extends at Actor's Express

Due to popular demand, Actor’s Express has extended its production of  John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch through August 27, 2023. Performances of Hedwig and the Angry Inch are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Saturday August 5th and 19th at midnight and Sunday August 20th and 27th at 2pm.

LES MISERABLES Returns to Los Angeles and Costa Mesa

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will play six weeks in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre from August 1 – September 10 and then play two weeks in Costa Mesa at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts from September 19 -October 1, 2023.

Sundance Institute Announces 2023 Producers Lab And Intensive Fellows

The nonprofit Sundance Institute has announced 10 producers selected to participate in the Producers Lab, taking place July 24–28 at Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort, as well as 11 producers for the fall Producers Intensive.

YELLOWJACKETS Season 2 Official Soundtrack Set For September Release

The official soundtrack from the SHOWTIME Emmy®-nominated drama series YELLOWJACKETS is available for pre-order now including instant grat access to the previously released Alanis Morrisette single, “No Return (Extended Version)” and new alternative version, “No Return (Lottie’s Dream Sequence).”

Video: Friends and Colleagues Gather To Salute Larry Kramer, Pioneering Activist, Playwright, and Author

Family, friends, fellow activists, and theatrical colleagues reflect on the extraordinary life and contributions of Larry Kramer, whose activism forever changed the landscape of LGBTQ+ rights and public health awareness. See the full video.

Tickets For LES MISERABLES At Segerstrom Center For The Arts Are On Sale Now

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will go on sale July 5 at 10 AM for its engagement at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts from September 19 – October 1, 2023.


John Cameron has written 1 shows including Zorro (Composer).

John Cameron has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of these nominations include Outstanding Music for Kiss of the Spider Woman at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Musical for Hello Again at the Drama Desk Awards, Outstanding One Person Show for Spic-O-Rama at the Drama Desk Awards, and Outstanding Featured Actor - Musical for The Secret Garden at the Drama Desk Awards.

John Cameron has won the Outstanding One Person Show award at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "Spic-O-Rama".

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