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Laurence Connor

 
Bio:
Director: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The London Palladium); Chess (English National Opera); Unmasked (The Other Palace); Miss Saigon (Broadway, West End); School of Rock (Broadway, West End, US Tour, Australia, China and Korea); Les Misérables (London, Broadway, US Tours, UK ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Director: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The London Palladium); Chess (English National Opera); Unmasked (The Other Palace); Miss Saigon (Broadway, West End); School of Rock (Broadway, West End, US Tour, Australia, China and Korea); Les Misérables (London, Broadway, US Tours, UK ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2023]
Director
 
[West End, 2022]
Director
 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[West End, 2021]
Director
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2018]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2017] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Director
 
[West End, 2016]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[West End, 2014]
Co-Director
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Director

Photos

Emerald Fennell and director Laurence Connor Photo

Emerald Fennell and director Laurence Connor

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06/04/2021
Laurence Connor and Julian Fellowes with the Cast of School of Rock Photo

Laurence Connor and Julian Fellowes with the Cast of School of Rock

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03/07/2019
Craig Gallivan, Julian Fellowes, and Laurence Connor with the Cast of School of Rock Photo

Craig Gallivan, Julian Fellowes, and Laurence Connor with the Cast of School of Rock

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03/07/2019
Laurence Connor and Julian Fellowes Photo

Laurence Connor and Julian Fellowes

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03/07/2019
Laurence Connor, Joann M. Hunter, and Julian Fellowes Photo

Laurence Connor, Joann M. Hunter, and Julian Fellowes

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03/07/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2023]
Director

[West End, 2022]
Director

[West End, 2021]
Director

[West End, 2021]
Director

[West End, 2019]
Director

[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[West End, 2018]
Director

[US Tour, 2017] [Replacement]
Director[Replacement]

[US Tour, 2017]
Director

[Broadway, 2017]
Director

[West End, 2016]
Director

[Broadway, 2015]
Director

[West End, 2014]
Co-Director

[Broadway, 2014]
Director

[US Tour, 2010]
Director

Laurence Connor Biography

Director: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (The London Palladium); Chess (English National Opera); Unmasked (The Other Palace); Miss Saigon (Broadway, West End); School of Rock (Broadway, West End, US Tour, Australia, China and Korea); Les Misérables (London, Broadway, US Tours, UK Tours, Australia, Japan, Korea and Spain); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK and Australian arena tour); The Phantom of the Opera (UK and US tours); Oliver! (UK tour).

He directed the 25th anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall and the 25th anniversary concert of Les Misérables at the O2 in London, both of which were simultaneously broadcast in cinemas worldwide and subsequently released on DVD.

DVD credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (world arena tour); The Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary concert (Royal Albert Hall) and Les Misérables (O2 Arena).

Awards: Miss Saigon on Broadway (Tony nomination for Best Revival); Miss Saigon (UK – Manchester Evening News Award for Best Touring Musical, Korea – Best New Foreign Production and Best Ensemble in a Musical, and Australia – the Green Room Award for Best Director of a Musical) and Les Misérables (UK – Best Musical at the Manchester Evening News Awards).

Laurence Connor Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Laurence Connor, Les Miserables
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Laurence Connor, Les Miserables

Laurence Connor News

London Palladium Production Of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes To  Photo London Palladium Production Of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Comes To Toronto
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

The sensational brand-new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat that originated at the legendary London Palladium will make its North American premiere at the Princess of Wales Theatre, December 11, 2022 to January 22, 2023. Tickets go on sale Monday September 26th.

LES MISERABLES National Tour is Coming to Philadelphia's Kimmel Cultural Campus in No Photo LES MISERABLES National Tour is Coming to Philadelphia's Kimmel Cultural Campus in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, are currently on sale for its return engagement on Philadelphia's Kimmel Cultural Campus, November 2 through November 13, 2022 at the historic Academy of Music.

Cast Announced For JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT in Melbourne and Sydn Photo Cast Announced For JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT in Melbourne and Sydney
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

Ahead of rehearsals commencing next month, Tim Lawson in association with Michael Harrison and The Really Useful Group have announced the adult ensemble cast for the Melbourne and Sydney seasons of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Siobhan O'Driscoll and Lauren Drew Will Join the UK Tour of LES MISERABLES Photo Siobhan O'Driscoll and Lauren Drew Will Join the UK Tour of LES MISERABLES
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh has announced Siobhan O'Driscoll as 'Eponine' and Lauren Drew as 'Fantine' joining the company of the acclaimed UK and Ireland Tour of Boublil and Schönberg's “LES MISERABLES”.

Review: The Touring Production Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Boasts All The Magic And M Photo Review: The Touring Production Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Boasts All The Magic And Mystery Of A Permanent Production As It Opens At Sydney Opera House.
by Jade Kops - Aug 29, 2022

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA remains as captivating 35 years after it first premiered. Laurence Connor’s (Director) “New” touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music and book), Charles Hart (Lyrics) and Richard Stilgoe’s (additional Lyrics and book) famous musical adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s LE FANTÔME DE L’OPÉRA is a combination of captivating music, wonderful choreography and detailed set and costume design that transports the audience to the 19th Century Palais Garnier.

New Cast Announced For LES MISERABLES From 27 September Photo New Cast Announced For LES MISERABLES From 27 September
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 19, 2022

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new cast members joining the critically acclaimed new production of Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre from Tuesday 27 September. 

Casting Announced For LES MISERABLES at PPAC Photo Casting Announced For LES MISERABLES at PPAC
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced. Tickets for its engagement at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) November 15 – 20, 2022 are on sale now. 

Nick Cartell, Preston Truman Boyd & More to Lead LES MISERABLES North American Tour Photo Nick Cartell, Preston Truman Boyd & More to Lead LES MISERABLES North American Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2022

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, has been announced. The show will play more than 60 week-long and multi-week engagements through the next two years and beyond. 

LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023 Photo LES MISERABLES Comes To The Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 - January 8, 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022

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 August 12 at 10:00 a.m. for its engagement at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre December 20, 2022 – January 8, 2023.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Sydney Photo VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Sydney
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

The energy in the rehearsal room continues to intensify as the 37-strong company count down towards the first preview of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at the globally renowned Sydney Opera House on 19 August. Get a first look inside rehearsals in the all new video here!

Laurence Connor Videos

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Sydney VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Sydney
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

The energy in the rehearsal room continues to intensify as the 37-strong company count down towards the first preview of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at the globally renowned Sydney Opera House on 19 August. Get a first look inside rehearsals in the all new video here!

VIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre VideoVIDEO: Watch All New Clips From LES MISERABLES at the Sondheim Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2022

New footage has been released of LES MISÉRABLES at the Sondheim Theatre. Check out the all new trailer here!

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: London Gay Men's Chorus Sings 'Marry For Love' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CIND VideoVIDEO: London Gay Men's Chorus Sings 'Marry For Love' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2021

Watch the video here, and learn more about Cinderella, and how to purchase tickets for an upcoming performance!

VIDEO: Oscar Winner Emerald Fennell Talks Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA! VideoVIDEO: Oscar Winner Emerald Fennell Talks Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA!
by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2021

Did you know that Andrew Lloyd Webber's upcoming Cinderella was written by an Oscar winner? The production is a complete reinvention of the classic fairytale, and based on an original idea by Emerald Fennell, who just last night, took home an Academy Award for her screenplay of Promising Young Woman. Now watch as she chats about her next project!

VIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's  VideoVIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2021

On tonight's episode of All Star Musicals, Carrie Hope Fletcher performed 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella.

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Tours the London Palladium VideoVIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Tours the London Palladium
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber took viewers on a tour of the London Palladium on his official YouTube channel.

VIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's  VideoVIDEO: Carrie Hope Fletcher Sings 'I Know I Have a Heart' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella is still planning for a Summer 2021 opening in the West End, starring Carrie Fletcher in the title role. An all new song has been released from the musical, called I Know I Have a Heart.

VIDEO: Ivano Turco Performs 'Only You, Lonely You' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERE VideoVIDEO: Ivano Turco Performs 'Only You, Lonely You' From Andrew Lloyd Webber's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020

Just yesterday, it was announced that Ivano Turco has joined the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella, opening on the West End next year! Turco will take on the role of Prince Sebastian.

Broadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: LES MISERABLES Rebuilds the Barricade on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 9, 2020

Today we rewind to 2014 for the second Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Les Miserables opened on March 23 at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1024 performances.


Laurence Connor Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Laurence Connor been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Les Miserables and Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Miserables .

What awards has Laurence Connor won?
Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Les Miserables.