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Michael Ward

 
Bio:
Michael Ward designs for opera and theatre. For Disney: The Lion King (Broadway and others) and Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (Berlin). Other work has been seen in Britain, the United States, Holland, France, Japan, Israel and Portugal. Along with his design work in theatre, he works as a garden and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael Ward designs for opera and theatre. For Disney: The Lion King (Broadway and others) and Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (Berlin). Other work has been seen in Britain, the United States, Holland, France, Japan, Israel and Portugal. Along with his design work in theatre, he works as a garden and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Make-Up Designer
Hair Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Sound Designer
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Hair & Makeup Designer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Hair Designer
Make-Up Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1980]
Musical Director
Orchestrations/Arrangements

Michael Ward Biography

Michael Ward designs for opera and theatre. For Disney: The Lion King (Broadway and others) and Der Glöckner von Notre Dame (Berlin). Other work has been seen in Britain, the United States, Holland, France, Japan, Israel and Portugal. Along with his design work in theatre, he works as a garden and landscape designer.




Michael Ward News

DISNEY'S THE LION KING Single Tickets On-Sale This Friday At Stranahan Theater Photo DISNEY'S THE LION KING Single Tickets On-Sale This Friday At Stranahan Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2022

Tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's The Lion King will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 2 at 10 a.m.

Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact Photo Video: Elton John Reflects on THE LION KING's Lasting Impact
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Watch Sir Elton John reflect on the enduring magic of THE LION KING in celebration of its 25th anniversary.

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Photo Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at THE LION KING 25th Anniversary Celebration Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at THE LION KING 25th Anniversary Celebration
by Bruce Glikas - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out photos of the stars arriving on the red carpet here!

SISTER ACT Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre This Month Photo SISTER ACT Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2022

Based on the iconic movie, this sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won't be found ‚Äď a convent!¬†

Photos: Inside the Gala Night For CABARET at the Kit Kat Club Photo Photos: Inside the Gala Night For CABARET at the Kit Kat Club
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022

All new photos have been released from the gala night of CABARET at the Kit Kat Club on Thursday 27 October. Check them out here!

The Entertainment Community Fund to be Lead Seller of Select Number of Tickets to THE Photo The Entertainment Community Fund to be Lead Seller of Select Number of Tickets to THE LION KING Anniversary Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 27, 2022

The Entertainment Community Fund will be the lead seller of a select number of tickets to the upcoming 25th anniversary celebration of The Lion King on Broadway. Now, audiences will have the opportunity to be part of the celebration as this musical theater phenomenon marks its 25 years on Broadway at this special anniversary performance.

Royal Opera House Appoints New Trustees Photo Royal Opera House Appoints New Trustees
by Stephi Wild - Oct 25, 2022

The Royal Opera House has announced five new appointments to its Board of Trustees. The appointees bring with them a wealth of experience across multiple disciplines and industries including retail, media, theatre, and public service.  

Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More! Photo Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 24, 2022

The Lion King will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13th. Julie Taymor sat down with Richard Ridge to discuss the show's impact and more. Check out the full interview in the video here!

Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a Feast for the Senses Photo Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a Feast for the Senses
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 1, 2022

Read what our critic through of the national tour of THE LION KING at the Eccles Theater is a spectacle like no other--a feast for the senses with eye-popping visuals and immersive music.  It thrills with its groundbreaking application of masks and cultural puppetry techniques, along with its ravishing use of light, shadow, and color. Its drumbeat is the heartbeat of the African savannah.

Michael Ward Videos

Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway Videoplay
Video: THE LION KING Celebrates 25 Years on Broadway

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2022

The Lion King celebrated its 25th anniversary last night, Sunday, November 13th. Check out video footage from the big night here, featuring a performance from Lebo M, plus the stars taking their bows, and walking the red carpet.

Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More! Videoplay
Video: Julie Taymor Talks THE LION KING 25th Anniversary and More!

by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 24, 2022

The Lion King will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Sunday, November 13th. Julie Taymor sat down with Richard Ridge to discuss the show's impact and more. Check out the full interview in the video here!

BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage! Videoplay
BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019

South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last night at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY.

VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Cir Videoplay
VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Circle of Life' Music Video

by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2019

The Lion King - the most successful title in musical theatre history - passes another historic milestone this week, welcoming its 100,000,000th guest worldwide. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 productions have played in 100 cities around the world on every continent except Antarctica.

VIDEO: Netflix Announces TOP BOY Cast Videoplay
VIDEO: Netflix Announces TOP BOY Cast

by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2019

Ashley Walters (Bulletproof, Sugarhouse) and Kane Robinson reprise their roles as 'Dushane' and 'Sully', joined by newcomer Michael Ward as 'Jamie' (The A List, Blue Story). The series features musical artists Simbi Ajikawo 'Little Simz', David Omoregie 'Dave'. Shone Romulus (Out) returns as 'Dris' and Ashley Thomas (24: Legacy, The Night Of, Black Mirror) returns as 'Jermaine'. New cast members include Lisa Dwan (Trust), Jasmine Jobson (Lie Low, Obey), Kadeem Ramsay (Sex Education, Blue Story), Saffron Hocking (London Kills, White Gold), Kola Bokinni (Hunter, Killer, Black Mirror) and Hope Ikpoku.

April 1 - THE LION KING Will Become First Musical to Play Seven Continents- Antarctic Videoplay
April 1 - THE LION KING Will Become First Musical to Play Seven Continents- Antarctic Production Will Open in 2019!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2018

For the first time, Disney's legendary stage musical, The Lion King, goes where no musical has gone before. The seventh continent. The Lion King has played on every continent except one. Opening on April 1st 2019, in a 2000 seat ice theatre, in Antarctica. Below, watch as the team behind Disney's The Lion King takes you behind the scenes as it plans its most challenging production ever. 

VIDEO: On This Day, March 30- THE LION KING Plays 1,000 Broadway Performances
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

On this day in 2000, The Lion King,reached its 1,000th performance at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the animated film of the same name,  the show opened on Broadway November 13, 1997 and won the 1998 Tony Award for Best Musical.

VIDEO: Teacher Uses 3D Printer to Create Masks for School Production of THE LION KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Teacher Ashley Ricart was recently featured on the YouTube series 'MatterHackers Minute' for using 3D printing in the classroom for a variety of subjects, including creating amazing masks for her school's production of The Lion King. Learn more in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: THE LION KING Companies from Around the World Celebrate 80 Million Audience Members
by Stage Tube - Jun 15, 2015

In a just-released video, The Lion King companies from around the world celebrate having reached attendance of 80 million audience members worldwide - check it out below!

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING Perform 'He Lives In You' at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

Cast members from Broadway's THE LION KING were welcomed by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House's Kids State Dinner on July 18th.