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Judy Craymer

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

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

Writing

Creator

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Judy Craymer

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Andrew Pierce & Judy Craymer

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Joan Collins, Judy Craymer & Amanda Platell

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Judy Craymer

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Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Producer

[Las Vegas, 2014]
Producer

[West End, 2012]
Producer

[US Tour, 2002]
Producer

[Broadway, 2001]
Producer

[Toronto, 2000]
Producer

Writing
Creator

Judy Craymer Biography

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 ‚Äď Musical or Comedy, a BAFTA for Outstanding British film and Judy was personally nominated by BAFTA for the Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement.

Judy Craymer Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Musical
Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia!

Judy Craymer News

Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Skylight Music Theatre Photo Creative Team Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Skylight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre has announced the creative team for the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! running from September 23 ‚Äď October 16, 2022. Performances take place in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center.

Primera imagen de las protagonistas de MAMMA M√ćA! Photo Primera imagen de las protagonistas de MAMMA M√ćA!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 28, 2022

Ver√≥nica Ronda, Mariola Pe√Īa e In√©s Le√≥n ser√°n las Dinamos en la nueva producci√≥n del musical en el Rialto de Madrid.

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Cast of THE TEMPEST Photo Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Cast of THE TEMPEST
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2022

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the cast and company for a new production of The Tempest running this summer from 22 July - 22 October, directed by Sean Holmes. Shakespeare's tumultuous tale of reckoning and redemption will be brought to life by the Globe Ensemble, who have been thrilling audiences in the critically acclaimed season opening production of Much Ado About Nothing which runs until 23 October.

Previews: MAMMA MIA!  IL TOUR ESTIVO Photo Previews: MAMMA MIA! IL TOUR ESTIVO
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Jun 16, 2022

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Se anuncia el reparto de MAMMA MIA! Photo Se anuncia el reparto de MAMMA MIA!
by Elena Díaz-Guerra - May 26, 2022

El musical basado en las canciones de ABBA se estrenar√° en el Teatro Rialto en octubre.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA!, Birmingham Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: MAMMA MIA!, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Laura Lott - May 5, 2022

There aren't many places in the UK where you can experience the charms and sunshine of a Greek island, but the Mamma Mia! tour is one of them. Read our critic's review.

New Frank Wildhorn Musical THE SONG OF BERNADETTE to Have World Premiere at Skylight  Photo New Frank Wildhorn Musical THE SONG OF BERNADETTE to Have World Premiere at Skylight Music Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022

Skylight Music Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 season which is set to include a world premiere Broadway-bound new musical from Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn, the regional premiere of a revue celebrating Disney's Broadway hits, and the Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber Evita.

VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23 Years in London! Photo VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23 Years in London!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2022

Producer Judy Craymer just announced, on the day that the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 23rd birthday in London, the extension of its booking period to Sunday 5 March 2023 at London's Novello Theatre, with tickets now on sale.

Photos: The West End's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23rd Birthday Photo Photos: The West End's MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23rd Birthday
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022

Producer Judy Craymer is delighted to announce, on the day that the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 23rd birthday in London, the extension of its booking period to Sunday 5 March 2023 at London’s Novello Theatre, with tickets now on sale.

MAMMA MIA! Announces Booking Extension On Its London Birthday Photo MAMMA MIA! Announces Booking Extension On Its London Birthday
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2022

On the day that the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 23rd birthday in London, the extension of its booking period to Sunday 5 March 2023 at London's Novello Theatre, with tickets now on sale.

Judy Craymer Videos

VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23 Years in London! VideoVIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 23 Years in London!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2022

Producer Judy Craymer just announced, on the day that the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 23rd birthday in London, the extension of its booking period to Sunday 5 March 2023 at London's Novello Theatre, with tickets now on sale.

VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London VideoVIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2022

Today marks the 9000th performance in London's West End of MAMMA MIA! To celebrate the occasion, an all new video has been released.

VIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2021

MAMMA MIA! is back on stage! The production began performances on 25 August 2021 at London's Novello Theatre. MAMMA MIA!, now in its 23rd year, is currently booking until 2 April 2022. 

VIDEO: Original MAMMA MIA Cast Members Perform For Sick Castmate Neal Wright VideoVIDEO: Original MAMMA MIA Cast Members Perform For Sick Castmate Neal Wright
by Stage Tube - Apr 7, 2020

Original cast members of Mamma Mia! banded together to perform in honor of their castmate, Neal Wright, who is in the hospital due to COVID-19.

VIDEO: Connecticut High Schoolers Get Special Messages From Former MAMMA MIA! Broadwa VideoVIDEO: Connecticut High Schoolers Get Special Messages From Former MAMMA MIA! Broadway and Tour Cast Members
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2019

As the high schoolers in the Staples Players drama club prepared to open their production of Mamma Mia!, they got a special surprise organized by their directors.

BWW Flashback: Celebrate MAMMA MIA!'s Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night! VideoBWW Flashback: Celebrate MAMMA MIA!'s Anniversary With a Look Back at Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2019

My, my! It's officially been eighteen years since the dancing queens of Mamma Mia! opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre. In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the show's opening night to see Louise Pitre, Judy Kaye, Karen Mason, and more having the time of their lives! Check it all out below!

VIDEO: On This Day, September 12- MAMMA MIA! Says Goodbye to Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, September 12- MAMMA MIA! Says Goodbye to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2019

On this day, we celebrate the Broadway production of the international smash. Mamma Mia!, which ended its run on this day in 2015 after 5,773 performances.

VIDEO: Current and Former MAMMA MIA! Cast Members Mark the Show's 20th Anniversary VideoVIDEO: Current and Former MAMMA MIA! Cast Members Mark the Show's 20th Anniversary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2019

On Saturday 6 April, Mamma Mia! celebrated its 20th birthday in London. The current cast were joined on stage for the Finale of Dancing Queen by 13 former 'Dynamos', including the original 'Donna', Siobhan McCarthy, and the original 'Rosie', Jenny Galloway. Producer Judy Craymer paid tribute to the original 'Tanya', Louise Plowright, who sadly passed away in 2016.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At MAMMA MIA! at the Drury Lane Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At MAMMA MIA! at the Drury Lane Theatre
by Alan Henry - Feb 22, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 2018/2019 season with the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and runs February 7 - April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of Drury Lane Theatre's MAMMA MIA! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of Drury Lane Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
by Alan Henry - Feb 5, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 20182019 season with the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and runs February 7 - April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.


Judy Craymer Frequently Asked Questions

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

What awards has Judy Craymer been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Mamma Mia! .