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John Rigby

 
Bio:
Dr John Rigby is a conductor, musical supervisor and musicologist who initially studied orchestral conducting at the University of Huddersfield and the Royal Northern College of Music. He gained his PhD from Kings College London having researched the cultural resonances of Franz Lehár’s ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Dr John Rigby is a conductor, musical supervisor and musicologist who initially studied orchestral conducting at the University of Huddersfield and the Royal Northern College of Music. He gained his PhD from Kings College London having researched the cultural resonances of Franz Lehár’s ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2022] [Replacement]
Co Musical Supervisor[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2021]
Musical Supervisor and Director
 
[West End, 2019]
Musical Supervisor and Director
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Music Supervision
 
[West End, 2017]
Musical Director
 
[West End, 2016]
Music Supervision
 
[West End, 2014]
Musical Supervisor

Photos

Laurence Connor (Director), John Rigby (Musical Supervisor) and Scott Ambler (Choreog Photo

Laurence Connor (Director), John Rigby (Musical Supervisor) and Scott Ambler (Choreographer)

From: 
Date:
12/06/2013

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2022] [Replacement]
Co Musical Supervisor[Replacement]

[West End, 2021]
Musical Supervisor and Director

[West End, 2019]
Musical Supervisor and Director

[US Tour, 2017]
Music Supervision

[West End, 2017]
Musical Director

[West End, 2016]
Music Supervision

[West End, 2014]
Musical Supervisor

John Rigby Biography

Dr John Rigby is a conductor, musical supervisor and musicologist who initially studied orchestral conducting at the University of Huddersfield and the Royal Northern College of Music. He gained his PhD from Kings College London having researched the cultural resonances of Franz Leh√°r‚Äôs ‚ÄėBerlin‚Äô operettas during the Weimar Republic. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Arts from Edge Hill University in recognition of his work in musical theatre and conducting.

West End credits include: An American in Paris (Dominion); Beautiful and Damned (Lyric); The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello); The King and I (Palladium); The Last Empress (Apollo, Hammersmith); Marguerite (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Les Misérables (Palace and Queen’s Theatres); The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s); The Pirates of Penzance (Savoy); The Producers (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); and Sinatra (Palladium).

As Musical Supervisor, he worked on the UK Tours of The Producers and The King and I; Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th Anniversary Tour of The Phantom of the Opera; the arena world tour of Jesus Christ Superstar; the new production of Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre; School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre; and the Russian première of Chess (Broadway Moscow Theatre Company).

Elsewhere, he has conducted Chess for English National Opera; Carmen Jones at London’s Royal Festival Hall; Madama Butterfly for Lyric Opera, Dublin; Carousel for Opera North; and Die Fledermaus for Opera Holland Park. He also enjoys regular concert engagements with orchestras including the BBC Concert Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the City of London Sinfonia, the Hallé, the London Concert Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra.

John Rigby was nominated for Best Musical Direction for the 2019 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards.




John Rigby News

Euan Fistrovic Doidge and Paulini Cast In Australian Premiere Of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZI Photo Euan Fistrovic Doidge and Paulini Cast In Australian Premiere Of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Grace Cutler - Jul 10, 2022

Tim Lawson in association with Michael Harrison and The Really Useful Group have announced that Euan Fistrovic Doidge will star as Joseph, and Paulini as The Narrator, in this dazzling new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

SCHOOL OF ROCK Opens Next Week at Theatre Royal Photo SCHOOL OF ROCK Opens Next Week at Theatre Royal
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, Olivier Award-winning West End show will, open at Theatre Royal next week.

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Will Come to the Bristol Hippodrome in 2 Photo JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Will Come to the Bristol Hippodrome in 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021

Find out more about the show and how to get tickets. Direct from two seasons at The London Palladium, the brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber‚Äôs¬†Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat¬†comes to the¬†Bristol Hippodrome¬†from¬†Tuesday 30th¬†August¬† ‚Äď Saturday 10th¬†September 2022.¬†

Andrew Lloyd Webber Aims to Open CINDERELLA on Broadway Next Season Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber Aims to Open CINDERELLA on Broadway Next Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed that his stage adaptation of Cinderella, currently running in the West End, will likely open on Broadway next season.

VIDEO: Watch CINDERELLA'S Opening Night Curtain Call in the West End! Photo VIDEO: Watch CINDERELLA'S Opening Night Curtain Call in the West End!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2021

The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella officially opened last night,18 August, resuming performances after a series of delays due to COVID-19.

Casting Announced For SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour Photo Casting Announced For SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2021

Jake Sharp is getting the band back together as it is confirmed that he will lead the cast as Dewey Finn having previously performed the role in the West End. Alex Tomkins will perform in the role at certain performances.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Resumes Performances, Opening Tonight, 18 August Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Resumes Performances, Opening Tonight, 18 August
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2021

The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella will officially open tonight, 18 August, resuming performances after a series of delays due to COVID-19.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Will Resume Performances on 18 August; Check Out All Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA Will Resume Performances on 18 August; Check Out All New Video!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021

Learn more about the production, how to attend, and check out the all new video here!

SCHOOL OF ROCK Confirms 2021-22 Tour Dates Photo SCHOOL OF ROCK Confirms 2021-22 Tour Dates
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

School of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit, award-winning West End show today announces the schedule for its major UK and Ireland 2021/22 tour.

Rebecca Trehearn, Gloria Onitiri, Georgina Castle, and Laura Baldwin Join the Cast of Photo Rebecca Trehearn, Gloria Onitiri, Georgina Castle, and Laura Baldwin Join the Cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021

The full cast has been announced for the world premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber,  book by Academy Award winning Emerald Fennell and lyrics from David Zippel.

John Rigby Videos

VIDEO: Watch CINDERELLA'S Opening Night Curtain Call in the West End! VideoVIDEO: Watch CINDERELLA'S Opening Night Curtain Call in the West End!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2021

The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella officially opened last night,18 August, resuming performances after a series of delays due to COVID-19.

VIDEO: PVRIS Swap Stories with the Kids from West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK VideoVIDEO: PVRIS Swap Stories with the Kids from West End's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Last week, before their performance at the 02 Brixton Academy, PVRIS (Alex Babinski, Lynn Gunn and Brian Macdonald) visited the New London Theatre to swap rock stories and meet with the kids cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock - The Musical. Imogen Bowden, Annabel Gracey, Milano Preston and Phoenix Taylor performed a special rendition of 'Teacher's Pet' from the show and chatted to PVRIS performing on stage and the perks of being a rock star - check it out in the video below!

VIDEO: Embrace the Power of Rock! New Trailer for SCHOOL OF ROCK in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

For a third time since its West End premiere, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock - The Musical recently announced a further booking extension with tickets now available to 14 January 2018. Check out a rockin' new trailer for the show below!

VIDEO: Mel C Joins Cast of West End SCHOOL OF ROCK for Performance of 'Wannabe'
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 17, 2017

Last night (16 March 2017) at the New London Theatre Mel C joined the West End cast of School of Rock the Musical, and surprised the audience with a performance of the Spice Girls hit 'Wannabe.'

STAGE TUBE: SCHOOL OF ROCK - It SMELLS LIKE TWEEN SPIRIT Web Series
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

The seven-part webisode series follows the West End cast of School of Rock - The Musical as they get ready to begin performances at the New London Theatre on 24 October 2016. In episode one, join Jo Whiley as she hosts the West End launch for School of Rock - The Musical. This episode sees the cast begin their journey performing in the spotlight in front of a live audience for the very first time. See the kids rock out at a jamming session with their future substitute teacher Mr Dewey Finn (David Fynn).

STAGE TUBE: Chris Mann Talks PHANTOM on Tour in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Dec 9, 2015

Chris Mann, who plays the title character in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour sat down with BroadwayWorld Toronto to talk about this new production. Click below to check out the full video! Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA began performances December 8th and plays through January 23rd, 2016 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52,making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour in San Diego!
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2015

The spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is currently making its San Diego premiere at The San Diego Civic Theatre, running now through October 18, 2015. Go behind the scenes with the cast and production team in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Eva Noblezada and the MISS SAIGON Ladies Sing Multi-Lingual 'Let it Go'
by Sally Henry - Sep 19, 2015

Who says West End performers have to stick to their own show?

STAGE TUBE: Tonight They Will Be... LION KING? MISS SAIGON Cast Channels Their Inner Animals
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

The cast of MISS SAIGON just tweeted a fun video of the cast stretching and prepping for their performance with 'He Lives in You' as background music. Check out the video below, and see if you can spot Olivier nominee Jon Jon Briones!

STAGE TUBE: Get to Know THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour's Katie Travis!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2015

In a new video interview, The Phantom of the Opera national tour's resident 'Christine Daae', Katie Travis, opens up about taking on the iconic role, Andrew Lloyd Webber's music and more. Check it out below!