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Simon Phillips

 
Bio:
During the past thirty years Simon has worked as a director and dramaturge on new works, classics, musicals and operas in Australasia, Japan and Europe. In 2000 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, and most recently he has received 'Best Director' awards for his ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
During the past thirty years Simon has worked as a director and dramaturge on new works, classics, musicals and operas in Australasia, Japan and Europe. In 2000 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, and most recently he has received 'Best Director' awards for his ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[Australia, 2017]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Director
 
[Toronto, 2010]
Director
 
[West End, 2009]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director

Simon Phillips Biography

During the past thirty years Simon has worked as a director and dramaturge on new works, classics, musicals and operas in Australasia, Japan and Europe. In 2000 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, and most recently he has received 'Best Director' awards for his Australian productions of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, August: Osage County and Richard III.




Simon Phillips News

NORTH BY NORTHWEST Comes to ASB Waterfront Theatre This Month Photo NORTH BY NORTHWEST Comes to ASB Waterfront Theatre This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022

Frantic and fun, inventive and intriguing, Alfred Hitchcock’s trailblazing thriller North by Northwest is boldly re-imagined for the stage.

Sam Gravitte, Elle McLemore, Khamary Rose & More Take Part in MURIEL'S WEDDING Lab Photo Sam Gravitte, Elle McLemore, Khamary Rose & More Take Part in MURIEL'S WEDDING Lab
by Team BWW - Sep 16, 2022

Following a triumphant Australian premiere, Global Creatures(producer of Moulin Rouge! The Musical) will present the New York lab of Muriel's Wedding The Musical, which kicked offSeptember 15 and continues September 16.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST Comes to ASB Waterfront Theatre in October Photo NORTH BY NORTHWEST Comes to ASB Waterfront Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2022

Frantic and fun, inventive and intriguing, Alfred Hitchcock’s trailblazing thriller North by Northwest is boldly re-imagined for the stage.

Potter's Daughter to Release New EP 'Weighted Keys' Photo Potter's Daughter to Release New EP 'Weighted Keys'
by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2022

Potter‚Äôs Daughter released their debut album, ‚ÄúThe Blind Side,‚ÄĚ in August 2018. In 2019 they released two singles; ‚ÄúBlood and Water,‚ÄĚ featuring Annie Haslam (Renaissance) as guest artist, and the holiday single, ‚ÄúThis Winter‚Äôs Child,‚ÄĚ which was composed for the ‚ÄúMRR Holiday‚ÄĚ album. The EP will be available digitally and on CD.

Intelligent Music Project to Release Seventh Album 'Unconditioned' Feat. Members of T Photo Intelligent Music Project to Release Seventh Album 'Unconditioned' Feat. Members of TOTO, Rainbow & Nazareth
by Michael Major - Jul 18, 2022

The legendary Simon Phillips (TOTO, Protocol) returns as percussionist and musical co-producer of the new album, while the lead vocalist on this release will again be one of the most popular names in rock music: Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, MSG). The album comes just two months after their biggest adventure, Eurovision Song Contest.

COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Comes to Melbourne Theatre Company in June Photo COME RAIN OR COME SHINE Comes to Melbourne Theatre Company in June
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022

Melbourne Theatre Company's new boutique musical Come Rain or Come Shine, an adaptation of Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro's comic short story of the same name, will have its world premiere on Friday 24 June at Southbank Theatre.

Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPE Photo Jordan Donica, Maree Johnson, and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2022

The latest in The Phantom of the Opera Broadway casting news. Jordan Donica, who made his Broadway debut in PHANTOM playing 'Raoul,' will return to the role beginning Sunday, May 29 for a limited engagement.  Maree Johnson will return to the Broadway cast as 'Madame Giry' on Monday, May 16 and more.

Photos: Pittsburgh Opera Presents DIVA DREAMS AND FASHION QUEENS Fashion Show Photo Photos: Pittsburgh Opera Presents DIVA DREAMS AND FASHION QUEENS Fashion Show
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

Over 200 guests attended the April 4th event, which was co-chaired by Michele Fabrizi and Celia Soehner, Esq. The night also featured musical performances by Pittsburgh Opera’s award-winning Resident Artists.

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY Photo BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Jade Kops - Mar 27, 2022

What a joy to see an enormous production of The Phantom of the Opera on Sydney harbour against the city skyline. And enormous is the word. The stage is 2.5 times larger than any indoor Australian stage.

BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On NORTH BY NORTHWEST Photo BWW REVIEW: Guest Reviewer Kym Vaitiekus Shares His Thoughts On NORTH BY NORTHWEST
by Jade Kops - Mar 20, 2022

Director Simon Phillips has transferred one of Alfred Hitchcock’s expert works to the auditorium. Almost word for word, scene for scene and shot for shot. In a world where the theatre scene consists of reinventing films for the stage, this piece is the cinema masterpiece live on stage.

Simon Phillips Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for BUTCHERS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for BUTCHERS

by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2020

Red Hound Films is excited to share the official trailer and art for the upcoming backwoods slasher BUTCHERS, coming to select theaters and VOD January 12, 2021, via Red Hound Films.

Broadway Rewind: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Reaches Its Final Destination on Broad Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Reaches Its Final Destination on Broadway in 2011!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011 for opening night of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The musical, directed by Simon Phillips, played for 526 performances at the Palace Theatre.

MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Will Come to Melbourne and Sydney Videoplay
MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL Will Come to Melbourne and Sydney

by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2018

Muriel's Wedding The Musical will play a strictly limited season in Melbourne at Her Majesty's Theatre from March 2019 before returning to Sydney in July 2019 playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

VIDEO: Broadway and West End Star Tony Sheldon Talks PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Videoplay
VIDEO: Broadway and West End Star Tony Sheldon Talks PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Sunday Night With Bill Crews

by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

Broadway and West End stars Tony Sheldon is currently starring in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia. The actor stopped by to chat with Rev. Bill Crews for his radio show Sunday Night with Bill Crews. Sheldon talked about the show, its significance, and his own career thus far.

Exclusive: Tony Sheldon Leads 'I Will Survive' in Australia's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE  Videoplay
Exclusive: Tony Sheldon Leads 'I Will Survive' in Australia's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2018

Australia's most successful homegrown musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, is back to packed houses at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production! Watch in the video below as Tony Nominee Tony Sheldon leads the chorus in 'I Will Survive!'

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Shares Why LOVE NEVER DIES Launched in Detroit Videoplay
VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Shares Why LOVE NEVER DIES Launched in Detroit

by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The national tour of Love Never Dies is currently in performances at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI, where it will play through October 29, 2017. The official tour opening is next week, October 25, 2017, and in anticipation, Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to the local FOX station about why he chose Detroit for the U.S. premiere of his musical. See what he had to say below!

BWW TV: The Wives Have Arrived! Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2015

The premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club opens tonight, March 11, 2015 at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.) and runs through March 29, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV: Dame Edna Brings Farewell Tour to LA's Ahmanson Theatre
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Feb 9, 2015

'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -- The Farewell Tour' opened on Wednesday, January 28 at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre. The production continues through March 15, 2015 before heading out across the U.S.

BWW TV Chicago Exclusive: FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast Preps for Pre-Broadway Run and Performs from Show!
by M. William Panek - Feb 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld Chicago was on hand to meet the cast and creative team of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, set to begin its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights of DAME EDNA's Career History for GLORIOUS GOODBYE - THE FAREWELL TOUR
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2015

'Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye -The Farewell Tour,' begins previews at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on January 24, opens January 28 and continues through March 15, 2015. Check out the video below of her career history!