Meet Guest Musical Director Alex Weatherhill
This term has been without a doubt worth waiting for as guest Musical Director Alex Weatherhill has joined us, filling our halls with the sound of music. Working on both The Drowsy Chaperone and Merrily We Roll Along, Alex has inspired the Musical Theatre students to work to their highest capacity.
Alex Weatherhill’s Biography
Musical Direction/Supervision, Orchestration and Direction Credits include: Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast and Snow White (Paul Holman Associates), Cinderella and Jack & the Beanstalk (WW Productions), Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Mack & Mabel and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (UK:FD), Oliver! and Sweet Charity (Scarborough Musicals), Summer Spectacular 2011 & 2012 (TP Productions), Les Miserables Jnr, The Producers and Sweeney Todd Jnr (Hatton School of Performing Arts), Sweet Charity and Spring Awakening (SLP College), Oliver! (Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham) Dick Wittington (Jamie Marcus Productions) The Secret Garden (Sideshow), Call Me Madam, Cooking with Elvis and Into the Woods (Upstairs at the Gatehouse), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Landor), And the World Goes Round (The Wyndhams), Fred & Gladys (Workshop), Mack & Mabel and Rent (Broadway Studio), Sweeney Todd and Annie Get Your Gun (Union Theatre)
Previous theatre performance credits include: Ruth in Pirates of Penzance (UK Tour), Buttercup in HMS Pinafore (UK Tour), Mary Sunshine in Chicago (The Adelphi & International Tour), The Fairy Queen in Iolanthe (Wilton’s Music Hall, London), Avrahm (Understudy & played Motel) in Fiddler on the Roof (UK Tour), Soloist in The Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Frederick in Pirates of Penzance (Golden Hinde), Josephine, Cousin Hebe and Buttercup in HMS Pinafore (Union Theatre). Production shows at various theatres, on tour in Cyprus and in a large tent in the middle of a Safari Park! Alex also has extensive experience as a cabaret artist and has performed all over Europe including celebrity parties, guest work on cruise ships and singing for HM The Queen. As a session singer he has toured the UK with various pop and rock acts as well as recording voice tuition CDs, concept recordings for new Musical Theatre pieces and even an art installation in Berlin! Alex’s solo album, ‘My Other Voice’, is available via iTunes.
Composer: The Diary of Anne Frank (Broadway Studio) along with numerous comedy and production numbers for The Spa, Bridlington.
Production show and cabaret writing credits include: At the Movies, Fables & Fairytales, Showtime (1 & 2), A Cowardly Night, Pass the Porter and When Ivor Met… (The Spa Bridlington Rep Season 2013-2016), Spotlight on: Faye Tozer (UK Tour for Spotlight Productions), Be Our Guest and Christmas Carousel (2012-2016) (Julie Hatton Productions), Swing it on Broadway (UK Tour).
Alex also works as a vocal coach and is currently an Associate of The Voice College (www.thevoicecollege.org) and is Arranger/Artistic Director for Coastal Voices, a contemporary choir based on the Yorkshire coast.
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