James Majoos is a graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts (Bachelor of Fine Arts – Music Theatre) in 2018. One year later, at 21 years of age, James made his main stage debut in the coveted new musical, Fangirls – book music & lyrics by Yve Blake – winner of Sydney Theatre Awards, Best Production of a Mainstage Musical (Belvoir & Queensland Theatre) in which they originated the supporting role of “Saltypringl”. James’ other theatre credits include The Crucible, A Chorus Line, & Into the Woods (VCA). James also appeared in Eddie Perfect’s Vivid White (MTC).
This year, James will be making his Australia wide leading debut in the (direct from the West End) hit, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the titular role of Jamie New. What can only be described as a dream come true for this young performer, James is thrilled to be in good company; bringing this amazing show to Australian stages, and to be once again representing queer people and queer people of colour in the Australian theatre environment.
Helen is an actress, singer, director and writer. A NIDA graduate, she has enjoyed a successful career in theatre, musical theatre, film and television both in Australia and in the UK. She created the role of ‘Glinda’ in the West End production of Wicked opposite Idina Menzel and played Cinderella in the Olivier Award Winning Regent’s Park production of Into the Woods. She won the Helpmann Award for her performance in Legally Blonde the Musical. Helen most recently performed in her third Wharf Revue with the Sydney Theatre Company and their acclaimed world premiere of Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical as ‘Deidre Chambers’. Last year she starred as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow for State Theatre Company South Australia, garnering critical acclaim.
Her screen credits include Mr Accident, Russian Doll, Secret Bridesmaid’s Business, Midsomer Murders, Postcard Bandit, The Day of the Roses, The Moodys, House Husbands, Hardball and most recently, the feature Two Heads Creek. Her directing credits include A Life in the Theatre for Darlinghurst Theatre and High Society, The Fantasticks, and Everybody loves Lucy at Hayes Theatre Company.
Helen played ‘Olivia O’Neill’ in Jungle/Channel Nine’s Here Come the Habibs, for which she was also a writer. Other writing credits include the ABC comedy, Sando.
Helen performed in the concerts Defying Gravity, alongside Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit and Betty Buckley, as well as Witches, which was made into an album with the Opera Australia Orchestra, released by ABC Classics/Universal Music.
Simon’s theatre credits include Mary Stuart, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Wharf Revue, Mr. Kolpert, Up for Grabs, She Stoops to Conquer (Sydney Theatre Company). Noises Off (MTC and QTC). The Misanthrope (Bell Shakespeare). The Homosexuals (Griffin and Malthouse). Clinton: The Musical (Black Swan). He has performed in London on the West End in The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, La Cage Aux Folles, Holding the Man, When the Rain Stops Fallin.
His music theatre credits include Catch Me if you Can (Hayes Theatre); Les Miserables (Original Australian cast), Anything Goes, Chicago, They're Playing Our Song, Falsettos. Australia Plays Broadway, Carnegie Hall (New York). La Cage Aux Folles, High Society, (The Production Company). Hairspray: The Big Fat Arena Spectacular, (Harvest Rain). Mary Poppins (Disney & Cameron Mackintosh).
Simon’s TV career has included Devil's Playground (and Executive Producer), Dead Lucky, Deep Water, Rake, Hustle, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, The Alice, Brides of Christ, Scales of Justice, Water Rats, South Pacific and Grass Roots. As host : Studio A with Simon Burke. Host and co-writer of The Helpmann Awards 2001 – 2006 and 2012 .As Presenter: Play School (1988 – 2013). Film : The Devil’s Playground, Passion, Pitch Black, Travelling Light, Super Awesome.
He has held positions such as President of Actors Equity 2004-2014; Vice President International Federation of Actors (FIA) 2012-2016, Honorary Life Member of the MEAA. He has received awards such as AO (Officer of the Order of Australia, Australian Film Institute Best Actor award : The Devil’s Playground (1976), AACTA Award & Logie Award for Best Telefeature or Miniseries : The Devil’s Playground (2014), Green Room Award Best Actor in a musical Anything Goes.
Elise is most well known for originating the role of Miss Honey in the Australian production of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda for which she won the 2016 Helpmann Award, the 2015 Sydney Theatre Award and was nominated for the 2016 Green Room Award. Previously she featured in the Channel Seven miniseries Peter Allen – Not The Boy Next Door, playing Peter’s sister Lynne Woolnough.
A graduate of NIDA, Elise’s theatrical credits include: Cathy in The Last Five Years(Ensemble Theatre), Ado Annie in Oklahoma and Meg Brockie in Brigadoon (The Production Company), Lucille Ball in the critically acclaimed one woman show Everybody Loves Lucy (Luckiest Productions) for which she was nominated in the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards. Ali in the 10th Anniversary Australian Tour of MAMMA MIA! (Littlestar); Janet McGregor in the Australian tour of South Pacific (Opera Australia/GFO); The World Premier production of Doctor Zhivago (GFO); Fruma Sarah in the Australian Tour of Fiddler on the Roof (TML); Cordelia in Falsettos (Darlinghurst Theatre Company); Florinda in Into The Woods (Victorian Arts Opera); Little Women (Kookaburra); My Fair Lady (Opera Australia); In concert with Stephen Schwartz in Stephen Schwartz (Enda Markey Presents) as well as the national tour of Beyond The Barricade for Lunchbox Theatricals UK.
In 2017 Elise’s debut album Dahlesque was released nationally under ABC/ Universal Music. Dahlesque has been performed in concert with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (2017), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2018) and the Auckland Philarmonia (2019).
Elise is appearing as Mary Flynn in a strictly limited season of the Stephen Sondheim classic Merrily We Roll Along at the Hayes Theatre Sydney throughout April and May 2020.
Shubshri’s first professional role was that of Princess Jasmine in the Australian, New Zealand and Singapore seasons of Disney’s Aladdin, for which she received rave reviews. More recently, she performed the role of Ismene in Queensland Theatre’s Antigone, a role that was written for her.
She commenced her training in theatre in her home town of Perth at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, for which she received a Certificate in Musical Theatre. She then travelled to Brisbane and trained at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor of Musical Theatre. Whilst training, she performed in musicals such as Sweet Charity, The Life, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change and West Side Story. Prior to her graduation, she performed the role of Ayah in Opera Queensland’s The Pearlfishers at QPAC.
Shubshri has also been a featured vocalist in concerts including in An Evening with Liz Callaway, performing a duet with Liz, the 2017 Spirit of Christmas concert at QPAC and, most recently, with the Queensland Pops Orchestra for their 2019 New Year’s Eve Gala Concerts.
Christina O'Neill is a Helpmann award winning actor. She graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2005. Most recently, she appeared as Susan/Adelaide Adams in Calamity Jane at the Arts Centre and in Eddie Perfect’s Vivid White at Melbourne Theatre Company. Her musical theatre credits include: Christmas Eve in Avenue Q (Arts Asia Pacific) for which she won a Helpmann Award; Julie LaVerne in Show Boat (The Production Company); the Baker’s Wife in Into The Woods and Dot in Sunday in the Park with George (Victorian Opera); Maddy in Prodigal (45 Downstairs); Lady of the Lake (standby) in Monty Python’s Spamalot (Louise Withers & Associates); Tell Me on A Sunday (Kookaburra) and as a Diva in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical (Back Row Productions). Christina is an ensemble member of Red Stitch Actors’ Theatre, having playing leading roles in a succession of highly-acclaimed productions: Control, Right Now, The River, Middletown, Belleville, Straight and The Motherf*cker with the Hat over the course of the past few years. She played April White in Workhorse Theatre Company’s Savage in Limbo and appeared in Gaybies for the Midsumma Festival. She also features on the original Australian cast recording of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and on the albums, Showqueen Sessions and Together Apart. Christina’s screen credits include Mr. Black (Channel Ten), Winners & Losers (Seven Network), The Divorce (ABC), City Homicide (Seven Network), and the feature film, Relic.
Joe is a graduate of the full time performing arts course at Brent Street School of Performing Arts.
Recently returned for travelling the world playing Tick/Mitzi in Priscilla Queen of the Desert with Norwegian Cruise Line as well as being the lead vocalist with Burn the Floor. Last year he was seen in the development of the new musical, Good Omens for Squabbalogic.
Joe has enjoyed a long career performing overseas at Universal Studios Singapore, Tokyo, Disney and Disneyland Paris as well as singing on the high seas on-board numerous ships with Celebrity and Carnival cruise lines.
Joe is thrilled to be making his Australian Musical Theatre debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
Tom was most recently seen in the Australian premiere of Shrek (GFO). Prior to this he performed in the Australian tours of Muriel's Wedding (Global Creatures) and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Michael Cassel Group). He was previously an original cast member in the world premiere of Muriel's Wedding for Sydney Theatre Company and can be heard on the shows original cast recording. He also toured Europe performing in Priscilla for Norwegian Cruise Lines. Tom’s other theatre credits include Only Heaven Knows (Luckiest Productions), The Drowsy Chaperone (Squabbalogic), Pete the Sheep (Monkey Baa), Happy People (Chapel Off Chapel), Nick & Nora and Seesaw (Neglected Musicals). For his portrayal of Aldolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone, he received a Glugs Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. He has also toured Australia and internationally in concert with Boys in the Band.
Tom won the prestigious Australian Cabaret Showcase in 2009 and has since toured his one-man shows Que Sera, Sharah and It’s Raining Me to sell-out theatre and festival seasons all around Australia. He premiered That 90’s Show to critical acclaim at the Hayes Theatre and received a Sydney Theatre Award nomination for Best Cabaret Performance. After coming to wider national attention as a star finalist on Channel Ten’s I Will Survive, Tom became a regular segment host on Channel Nine’s Mornings and contributor to ABC’s Movieline podcast.
Harry is a recent graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), completing both a Certificate IV and a Bachelor of Arts.
In 2019, Harry was the recipient of the Leslie Anderson Showcase Award for Musical Theatre. Harry’s Musical Theatre credits include the leading role Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom and Drew Boley in Rock of Ages. In 2015, Harry appeared in a regional tour with The Fairies, as the Elf.
Harry has extensive training in dancing, acrobatics and both classical / contemporary singing.
Bex / Understudy Pritti
Bex / Understudy Pritti
Starting off as a gymnast then cheerleader, Sam swayed her directions to the Arts & graduated from Brent Street Performing Arts in 2013. Most recently she performed the acclaimed roles of Morales in A Chorus Line (Darlinghurst Productions), Mimi in RENT (James Terry Productions) and Nautica in Bring It On (David Venn Enterprises). Other musical theatre credits include The Bodyguard (GFO), In The Heights (Blue Saint Productions), Dirty Dancing Immersive Cinema (Mushroom Group), West Side Story (The Production Company), Reefer Madness (RL Productions) and In The Heights (StageArt).
Sam has sung with Danni Minogue and danced alongside big names like Justin Bieber, Rudimental & Aston Merrygold. She was chosen to be an Official Australian Pussycat Doll by Robin Antin & has also performed as The Illusionist Cosentino’s assistant. Her television credits include performances on Dancing with the Stars, Australia's Got Talent and The X-Factor.
Sammy B thanks her family & agents at IWM for their constant love & support.
Mariah Gonzalez, singer, actor, dancer based in Sydney and alumni from Australia’s leading performing arts school, Brent Street. At 5 years of age she began her training in performing arts, training in all styles of dance, in singing and acting. Passionate about the arts and skilled in a variety of genres, her talents saw her work professionally across TV and Musical Theatre at a young age. Professional TV credits include feature spots in TVC’s for major brands including Mcdonald’s, Big W, LCM, ABC, Optus, Nickelodeon and Disney. Mariah was more noticeably featured as the voice of Didi (a puppet) in the Nick Jnr Show ‘Didi and B’ for 3 years. In 2014, she made her first musical debut joining the cast of ‘The King And I’ with Opera Australia playing the role of Princess Kanika in the children’s ensemble. Mariah is delighted and grateful to be in production, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and looks forward to the future ahead.
Cy / Understudy Jamie
Cy / Understudy Jamie
At just 12-years-old, Noah performed alongside Todd McKenney in Songs and Stories of Peter Allen at the State Theatre in the role of Young Peter. Noah has had a passion for Musical Theatre since a very young age and has performed in more than 15 musical productions.
Theatre credits include the role of Munkustrap in CATS with Packemin Productions, Gavroche in Les Misérables with A.C.T San Diego and Evan Goldman in 13 the Musical with Birdie Productions. Other credits include lead Singer at Luna Park and NXTGEN member in Machismo an all male dance show. Noah has toured all around the world and performed in Paris, San Diego, La, and New York City.
In 2019 Noah made his professional debute in a world tour of West Side Story in the lead role of Riff. The show played at the Sydney Opera House as well as touring Australia, New Zealand and Germany.
In 2020 Noah has been touring his first Cabaret show, a collection of songs and stories of his life as an expat kid living in Paris and San Diego and his love of theatre, the show debuted at Claire’s Kitchen on Oxford street, Darlinghurst.
Jake left Townsville to attend Patrick Studio's Australia to study dance and musical theatre. After graduating in 2015 Jake joined StageArt’s season of In The Heights. Later, he became a member of Lion Hearts Dance company and performed in two shows; Table of 8 and Fabricated. Jake then travelled around the Mediterranean seas as a singer/dancer with Celebrity Cruises. In 2018 he joined the cast of Disney’s Aladdin tour of Australia, NZ and Singapore as one of the colourful ensemble members and covered Iago. In 2019 he joined Opera Australia’s classic: West Side Story as Big Deal the Jet. Other credits include: That's Amore (Melbourne fringe festival), modelling for the National Australian Bank and playing the role of Mike Costa in A Chorus Line with Mad About Theatre. Jake would like to thank his agents at Ian White Management for their constant support and is thrilled to be apart of Everybody is Talking about Jamie.
Bronson is a graduate of Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance, receiving a Diploma in Music Theatre. Bronson’s theatre credits include The Beautiful Game (Manila Street Productions), Sleeping Beauty: A Knight Avengers Tale (Bonnie Lythgoe Productions), Mickey’s Christmas Big Band (Disneyland Paris), All Aboard, The Rhythm of Life and Razzle Dazzle (Jason Coleman), and The Humanimals (Jason Coleman) playing the role of Ned.
Most recently, he performed in the Australian tour of 50 Shades! The Musical Parody, for David Venn Enterprises.
Bronson has toured the world performing with Life Like Productions and Nickelodeon, playing the role of Marshall in Paw Patrol Live, and working as the Dance Captain on the Barney World Tour. Bronson also works extensively as a commercial dancer in Melbourne. He has performed at White Night Melbourne, the televised AFL Footy Show Revue on Channel Nine and as a member of the Melbourne Storm Street Crew. Bronson is also a proud member of the Tap Pack.
Bronson is thrilled to join the company of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie!
Madison Price, Sydney based singer, actor, dancer and alumni from Australia’s leading performing arts school, Brent Street. A 2019 graduate of the Diploma in Musical Theatre Course, at Brent Street, who, during her time impressed numerous coaches, mentors and teachers with her strong talents across multiple genres. Madison’s skill across singing, acting and dancing were recognised and she was awarded the 2020 Brent Street and Broadway Dance Center scholarship which saw her train and live in NYC, all expenses free, for three months. Madison is grateful to be making her musical debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and would like to thank all her teachers, friends and family for their love and support.
Josh is thrilled to be joining the Australian premiere cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie having made his professional debut as Action in Opera Australia’s 2019 season of West Side Story. Originally from Adelaide, he trained at the Australian Company of Performing Arts before relocating to Sydney to study at ED5 International where he graduated with an Advanced Diploma. Under the guidance of William A Forsythe, he has had the privilege of working with artists such as Marcia Hines and Aaron Farley. Josh has extensive experience as a commercial dancer at corporate events throughout Australia and is proudly represented by T&E Management.
Mietta began her performance debut when she won the hearts of Australia on national TV, making it to the grand final of the first series of Australia’s Got Talent at the age of 5. Mietta continued her training at Centrestage Performing Arts School and the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (Theatre Arts).
Mietta made her Australian Music Theatre debut in the Melbourne season of Annie (GFO), where she played the role of Kate and was offered Annie understudy. At the age of 13 years she represented Australia in the Asian Pacific Dance Competitions in Bangkok Thailand.
Mietta played the role of Gabbi Ormond in the TV series Conspiracy 365 with Director Paul Goldman. Other Film/television credits including a guest appearance in City Homicide for Channel 7, several TV Commercials and I’m The Lion (Short Film).
Mietta is thrilled to be playing the role of Becca in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and would like to thank her team at Ian White Management and Centrestage for their love and support.
Chiara began her training at Glenda Yee School of Dance in Sydney before graduating from ED5International in 2016 with a Diploma of Performing Arts under the direction of William A Forsythe. Upon graduating, Chiara obtained representation with Jeep Management.
Her film and television credits include Lynx TVC, Dance Academy and So You Think You Can Dance with Kelly Rowland. As a vocalist, she has just recently sung the national anthem for the opening of the Bankwest Stadium, heard as a backing vocalist for P&O Cruises Twice Upon a Time and also provided backing vocals for Delta Goodrem on The Voice and The Footy Show.
In 2019, Chiara made her professional musical theatre debut in Handa Opera’s ‘West Side Story on Sydney Harbour where she played the role of Teresita.
Further theatre credits include, the role of Brian in the musical adaption of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens (Squabbalogic), the role of Bride of Frankenstein, Hip and Hop in the iconic Universal Monsters Live (Universal Studios Japan) and Frog choir vocalist in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Universal Studios Japan).
As a theatre actress, Chiara recently appeared in the workshop production Squabbalogic’s The Day Of The Triffids.
Branching out as a creative, Chiara became the choreographer for The Dismissal: A New Australian Musical (Squabbalogic).
Alongside her brother Daniel, Chiara debuted their cabaret Siblingship at the Hayes Theatre to sell out audiences. This led to successful seasons at Chapel Off Chapel in Melbourne and the Q Theatre in Canberra.
Chiara is thrilled to be joining the groundbreaking show, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. She would love to thank her friends and family for their love and continued support!
Bayley is one of the most in-demand up and coming performers in Australia. Bayley completed his Certificate IV in Performing Arts at the prestigious Brent Street Performing Arts in 2015 and is proudly represented by Jeep Management.
Most recently Bayley has been seen on stage as part of the cast of the hugely successful Australian production of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Gordon Frost Organisation).
Bayley’s other stage credits so far include numerous shows for Norwegian Cruise Lines, corporate events for Mazda, Toyota, Westpac and Optus and dancing with recording artists such as Kelly Rowland, Samantha Jade and Elk Road.
On screen, Bayley has appeared in the films Pacific Rim and Dance Academy – The Comeback as well as on Channel Nine’s The Voice AU.
Bayley is thrilled to be joining Everybody’s Talking About Jamie as Swing/Assistant Dance Captain and extends his thanks everyone who has trained and guided him along the way.
Naomi is a graduate of WAAPA - Bachelor of Music Theatre.
As a performer, her credits include Les Miserables(Australian Tour), GFO’s Wicked(Asia Tour), Sport For Jove’s The Tempest, As You Like It, Romeo and Julietand A Midsummer Night’s Dream, KXT/The Invisible Circus’ The Angelica Complex, Elegies (Bennett’s Lane Jazz Club), The Libertine(Darlinghurst Theatre Company) and John and Jen (Sydney Fringe Festival) where she received an award for her performance. Naomi was a featured vocalist at Epiphanies (Seymour Centre) and Show Queen and in recordings Together/Apart (Nick and Lincoln) and in Morgan’s Run (SOA, Gavin Lockley, Colleen McCollough). Her solo show I’m Literally Losing My Mindpremiered at the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival in 2019.
As a songwriter Naomi’s credits include Evie May(The Hayes Theatre), The Angelica Complex (The Invisible Circus/KXT), The Tempest, As You Like It, The Second Age Project and Romeo and Juliet(Sport for Jove),Such Sweet Sorrow (Bell Shakespeare/The Players), and the album So Long Lives This.
As a vocal/singing coach Naomi has worked with companies such as Belvoir (Barbara and The Camp Dogs), Bell Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet, The Players) and Sport for Jove (Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, The Second Age Project.
David Spencer is a graduate of the National Theatre Drama School and the University of Sydney. He has been involved in all facets of the performing arts, but more recently as a performer and director.
As an assistant and resident director David has worked on productions including Into the Woods (Stuart Maunder / Vic Opera), Anything Goes (Dean Bryant/ GFO/ Opera Australia), Funny Girl and Jesus Christ Superstar (Gale Edwards/ The Production Company), and Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical (Simon Phillips/ Michael Cassel Group and RGM).
He has performed in numerous musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, Eureka, Mame, The Pajama Game, The Producers, Pippin, [title of show], Flowerchildren - the story of the Mamas and the Papas, Mary Poppins and Priscilla Queen of the Desert (understudy to Tony Sheldon). He has also worked in the UK where he performed in Chicago, Copacabana, Carousel and Lust.
On television he has appeared on Neighbours, MDA and Winners and Losers. He has also worked nationally on television and radio as a health advisor.
David was a founding member of the Equity Wellness Committee and remains a proud member of MEAA.
DAN GILLESPIE SELLS
DAN GILLESPIE SELLS
Dan is best known for being the lead vocalist and principal songwriter in The Feeling. Their debut album, Twelve Stops And Home sold over a million copies, whilst their second album, Join With Us reached the No. 1 spot in the UK Charts. The band’s 5th album was released in March 2016. Before The Feeling, Dan worked as a session musician.
2017: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Crucible Theatre with Tom MacRae and Jonathan Butterell)
2015: The Bad, The Sad and The Broken Hearted (Performed originally at the Soho Theatre and then at The Steve Allen Theatre in Los Angeles. It is currently being developed as a series in America).
2014: 3WithD (Colosseum in London and at the Stuttgart Ballet, a collaboration with Javier De Frutos and Ed Watson).
2009: Beautiful People (a TV Series Theme Music).
Dan was the recipient of the 2015 Stonewall award for Entertainer of the Decade for his work in the LGBT community and the 2007 Ivor Novello Award for Songwriter of the Year.
Book & Lyrics
Book & Lyrics
Tom is brand new to theatre, although he has written a lot of TV shows, including ‘Doctor Who’, the Comedy Central sit-com ‘Threesome’ (which he also created) and Sky 1’s ‘Fungus The Bogeyman’ which he developed from Raymond Briggs’ classic story.
He currently lives in Los Angeles where he is working as a writer and producer on US TV drama ‘The Librarians’.
Tom is also a children’s author and has had three picture books published, including the award winning ‘The Opposite’. ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ marks Tom’s debut as a playwright and lyricist, and is his first professional collaboration with long-time friend Dan Gillespie Sells.
Theatre includes: Love Musik (La Plaza, Buenos Aires), Second Chance (The Public Theatre, New York), Whida Peru, Resurrection Tangle and Tres Niñas (Inner Voices for Premier Stages New York), Giant (Signature Theatre), The Sound of Music (Opera Theatre, Buenos Aires), Orpheus Descending and Creditors (Theatre Project, Tokyo).
Broadway credits include: Musical Staging for the 2005 Tony Award Winning Nine, Fiddler On The Roof, Assassins, Light In The Piazza.
Other New York work: Musical Staging for the original workshop of Sondheim’s Wise Guys (New York Theater workshop), A Man of No Importance (Lincoln Center Theatre), and staged the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Public Theater titled Public Sings! (New York City Center).
UK Theatre credits include: Musical Staging and Movement direction for Donmar Warehouse productions of Company (West End Transfer), Habeas Corpus, Into The Woods (co-directed with John Crowley), How I Learned To Drive, Electra (Broadway Transfer) and The Maids.
He devised and directed Michael Ball; Alone Together – Divas at the Donmar (also at the Royal Haymarket Theatre, London).
Co-directing credits include: Sweeney Todd (Opera North/Sadlers Wells) and Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall).
Film includes: Choreography for Finding Neverland.
Set / Costume Design
Set / Costume Design
Directed from the original direction by Jonathan Butterell
Directed from the original direction by Jonathan Butterell
Matt began directing as an associate to Trevor Nunn and John Caird on their original production of Les Miserables at the Palace Theatre in London. He staged productions of the show in Australia, South Africa, Hong Kong and on tour in the UK. He directed the Australian premiere of Miss Saigon in Sydney as well as the original British touring production. He also staged the Gala which celebrated the shows record breaking ten year run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and directed the Schoenberg and Boublil section of Hey Mr Producer! at the Lyceum Theatre.
In the Netherlands Matt has directed productions of My Fair Lady (John Kraijjkamp Musical Award for Best Director), Evita and La Cage Aux Folles, which he also directed at the Aarhus Theatre, Denmark.
His drama school work is extensive and includes productions of The Rink, Carousel, Oklahoma!, Sweeney Todd, Company, Carnival, A Doll’s Life, Lady in the dark and the UK premiers of A Man Of No Importance, John Caird and Paul Gordon’s Jane Eyre, A Catered Affair, William Finn’s Elegies and Michael John La Chuisa’s The Wild Party, Bernarda Alba and First Lady Suite.
Most recently Matt directed the European premieres of Dogfight (Southwark Playhouse/ Evening Standard Awards nomination Best New Musical), Stay awake, Jake (Vaults/ Origin Award outstanding original work) and a new production of Tim Firth and Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls which toured regionally.
He is very happy to be part of the Jamie family.
Choreographed from the original choreography by Kate Prince
Choreographed from the original choreography by Kate Prince
Rhimes Lecointe starred as lead role 'Rap-On-Zel' in ZooNation Dance Company's critically acclaimed award-winning West End show ‘Into the Hoods’ from 2006 to 2009, then worked as a choreographer in ‘Into The Hoods Remixed’ in 2016. She appeared in Boy Blue's Olivier Award-winning production ‘Pied Piper’ and in 2010 was cast as 'Justine' in the box office smash hit film Street Dance 3D. In 2012 Rhimes walked her all-female dance QueenDom ‘Boadicea’ to the finals of Got To Dance (Sky One) and returned to the show with The Supercrew in 2013, following which she choreographed alongside Ashley Banjo and performed with Diversity on their arena tours ‘Digitized’, ’Limitless’, ‘Limitless The Reboot’ and ITVs ‘Up Close and Personal’. She’s the choreographer the musical ‘In the Willows’ and the stage play ‘And There Was War’. Rhimes was assistant choreographer and dance captain on the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ (BBC), and associate choreographer on ‘An Officer And A Gentlemen’ at the Leicester Curve, in addition to the UK version of ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ currently on at the Apollo Theatre, as well as ’Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ the movie and Australian tour. She was an assistant on ZooNation/The Kate Prince Company’s ‘Sylvia’. As director, Rhimes led the remount of ZooNation Youth Company’s ‘Groove on down the Road’ at Wolverhampton Arena Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome and Southampton Mayflower theatre and was associate director on the remount of Zoonation/The Kate Prince Company’s ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’.
Theo Jamieson is a Composer, Lyricist, Musical Director and Pianist. Musical Direction/Supervision for theatre includes: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre), The Wild Party (The Other Palace), Funny Girl (The Savoy Theatre), High Society (Old Vic), Here Lies Love and Treasure Island (National), and Putting It Together (St James). He has created orchestrations/arrangements for Maria Friedman, Adam Guettel and Willemijn Verkaik in concert, and a new orchestration for Michael-John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party. Theo was the piano soloist in the Opera North orchestra for The Light In The Piazza starring Reneé Fleming. As a writer he has developed musicals at The National Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East, and he is currently the Composer and Lyricist for a new musical to be produced at Theatre Clwyd and Chichester Festival Theatre in 2021. His classical compositions have been performed by the St Paul’s Sinfonia and members of the English National Ballet Orchestra. Awards include the John Halford prize for piano composition, the 2019 Stiles and Drewe prize for Best New Song. In 2020 Theo was awarded an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.
McSweeney Newman CASTING
McSweeney Newman CASTING