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Judy Craymer graduated from the Guildhall School of Music in 1977 and has since worked extensively in the theatre, film, television and music industries. She worked as a stage manager for the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, the Old Vic Theatre, London, and on the original production of Cats for Cameron Mackintosh and the Really Useful Theatre Company.
In 1984, Judy became the managing director of Three Knights Ltd, formed by Benny Andersson, Tim Rice and Björn Ulvaeus and was the Executive Producer for the West End production of Chess at the Prince Edward Theatre.
In 1987, Judy decided to pursue a career in film and television where she produced and developed television drama and comedy.
The idea of MAMMA MIA! was originated by Judy who in 1996 formed Littlestar Services Limited with Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Richard East, to produce the stage musical. She is the Producer of MAMMA MIA! and has produced 19 productions around the world.
In 2002, Judy was presented with a Woman of the Year Award in recognition for her international success with MAMMA MIA!. The same year the show was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical. In the Queen’s birthday honours list of 2007, she was honoured with an MBE for her contribution to the music industry.
Judy produced MAMMA MIA! THE MOVIE starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, that became the highest grossing musical film worldwide.
In 2008 Judy was honoured with the Women in Film ITV Achievement of the Year Award. MAMMA MIA! the Movie was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, a BAFTA for Outstanding British film and Judy was personally nominated by BAFTA for the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement.

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Judy Craymer Productions

[West End, 2021]
[Las Vegas, 2014]
[West End, 2012]
[US Tour, 2002]
[Broadway, 2001]
[Toronto, 2000]


Judy Craymer Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Musical

Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia!

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Broadway In Detroit announces that PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical, THE CHER SHOW and MAMMA MIA! are coming to the Fisher Theatre in 2024. Learn how to purchase tickets!

MAMMA MIA! 25th Anniversary Tour is Coming To Ohio Theatre in March

Ohio Theatre will host the 25th anniversary tour of MAMMA MIA! in March. Learn how to purchase tickets!

MAMMA MIA! Is Now On Sale in Indianapolis

Broadway in Indianapolis has announced that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! in Indianapolis are on sale now. MAMMA MIA! will play Clowes Hall at the Butler Arts & Entertainment Center February 27 - March 3, 2024.

Photos: Exclusive First Look at the 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA!

We have your exclusive first look at the 25th Anniversary North American Tour of Mamma Mia! Check out the photos here!

Tickets for 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA in Baltimore Go On Sale Tomorrow

Single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! in Baltimore will go on sale Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m. EST.

25th Anniversary Tour Of Global Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! On Sale October 27 At Playhouse Square

IA will go on sale starting October 27th. The 25th anniversary tour of this global smash hit will be coming to Playhouse Square. Don't miss your chance to get tickets for this unforgettable musical experience.

MAMMA MIA to Play Limited Engagements At BroadwaySF & Broadway San Jose

'Mamma Mia!' will be playing limited engagements at BroadwaySF and Broadway San Jose. Don't miss this beloved musical!

ITV's MAMMA MIA! I HAVE A DREAM Reveals Contestants

ITV's Mamma Mia! I Have a Dream has revealed its contestants.

Video: Teaser Released For ITV's MAMMA MIA! I HAVE A DREAM, Hosted by Zoe Ball

The first teaser has been released for ITV1 and ITVX's highly anticipated theatrical competition, MAMMA MIA! I Have a Dream. See first look video!

MAMMA MIA! Comes To Broadway At The Eccles This December; Tickets On Sale October 6

Broadway at the Eccles announced today that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! in Salt Lake City will go on sale Friday, October 6. 

Tickets On Sale This Week For MAMMA MIA! in Kansas City

 PNC Broadway in Kansas City has announced that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! will go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. Learn more about the upcoming production and find out how to get tickets here!

Full Cast Set For 25th Anniversary North American Tour of MAMMA MIA!

The cast has been set for the upcoming 25th Anniversary North American Tour of MAMMA MIA! Find out who is starring in the production and how to get tickets here!

Review: MAMMA MIA! �" An Energizing Breeze of Fresh Air on a Greek Island

What did our critic think of MAMMA MIA! – A ENERGIZING BREEZE OF FRESH AIR ON THE GREEK ISLAND at DeLaMar Theater?

MAMMA MIA! Reveals New Cast and Extends Booking Period

Ahead of its 25th anniversary on 6 April 2024,  the new cast has been revealed for the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! from Monday 9 October 2023. The production has also extended its booking period to Saturday 28 September 2024 at London’s Novello Theatre, with tickets on sale at 10am tomorrow, Friday 1 September 2023.

MAMMA MIA! To Perform Limited Engagement At BroadwaySF's Golden Gate Theatre

BroadwaySF, part of the Ambassador Theatre Group, has announced that MAMMA MIA! will play a limited engagement at BroadwaySF's Golden Gate Theatre (1 Taylor St., San Francisco) beginning Tuesday, December 5 and running through Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Sign Language Interpreter Added For Two Special Scarborough Performances of MAMMA MIA!

Scarborough Open Air Theatre has announced that two of the performances of the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will be British Sign Language interpreted. Official interpreter and self-confessed ABBA superfan Tony Redshaw will sign the full show for the performances on Friday June 16 and the matinee on Saturday June 17.

Amber Riley and Samantha Barks to Judge ITV's MAMMA MIA! I HAVE A DREAM, Hosted by Zoe Ball

Radio and TV stalwart Zoe Ball will serve as the host of ITV1 and ITVX's highly anticipated theatrical competition, MAMMA MIA! I Have a Dream.   

Wake Up With BWW 5/2: Tony Nominations, Theatre World Awards, Plus a Message From Auli'i Cravalho

Top stories: Find out who will receive Theatre World Awards, plus casting for Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman's Harmony, and a message from Auli'i Cravalho!

MAMMA MIA! 3 Is in Its 'Earliest Stages' With Meryl Streep & Cher Eyed to Return; Possible Return to Broadway in 2025

Mamma Mia! creator Judy Craymer has revealed that a third film is in its earliest stages, with a possible return to Broadway in 2025 also in the works. Craymer revealed that, while there is nothing official set, the third film is in its earliest stages, with all of its previous stars, including Cher and Meryl Streep, being eyed to return.

MAMMA MIA! in London Extends Booking To 2 March 2024

The global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! has extended its booking period at London's Novello Theatre to Saturday 2 March 2024, with tickets now on sale.


Judy Craymer has written 1 shows including Viva Forever (Creator).

Judy Craymer has been nominated for the Best Musical award at the Tony Awards for her work on Mamma Mia!.

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