Simon Sharp - Artistic Director
Simon is a musical director and pianist, specialising in vocal and choral music as well as musical theatre. He composes, arranges and conducts with renowned companies and has collaborated with exciting writers and artists.
Alongside his resident positions with The London Gay Men’s Chorus, Arts Educational Schools and The Baha’i Arts Academy, Simon is in demand as an inspired teacher and musician.
For The London Gay Men’s Chorus: Seven Deadly Sins (The Roundhouse, London), Accentuate The Positive (The London Palladium, London), For Christmas’ Sake (Cadogan Hall, London); Keep The Yuletide Gay (Barbican London); The First Fifteen (Cadogan Hall, London and Turin, Italy);* From The Ritz To The Anchor And Crown* (Queen Elizabeth Hall, London); Showtime (National Tour); Cultural Festival (Opera House, Sydney); Stonewall Equality Show (Royal Albert Hall, London); Songs Of London (Shaw Theatre, London and Helsinki); You’ll Do For Now and Bad Boys (Cadogan Hall, London; Usher Hall, Edinburgh); Tying The Knot (Queen Elizabeth Hall, London); Cabaret (Covent Garden Theatre Museum, London), Songs Of Innocence and Experience (Cadogan Hall, London and Catalonian Tour); Far From Kansas – There’s No Place Like Homo! (Roxy Art House, Edinburgh and Kings Head Theatre, London, Oklahomo (Sweet Venues, Edinburgh and The New Players Theatre, London), Thoroughly Modern Willie (C Venues, Edinburgh and The Shaw Theatre, London) and performances in Paris, Barcelona, Sydney, Dublin, Belfast, Helsinki, Warsaw, Montreal, Turin and Washington DC.
For The Baha’i Arts Academy: Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; The Wizard Of Oz; Evita, The Lion King.
For Arts Educational: The Hot Mikado; The Wild Party; Scrooge; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Close Company With Fosse, Copacabana, The Boy Friend, Crazy For You.
Other credits include: The Thing About Men (King’s Head Theatre, London and Edinburgh Festival) UK premiere; Just So (Edinburgh Festival); Have a Nice Life (Edinburgh Festival and New Players Theatre, London); Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood (King’s Head Theatre, London); Mass by Leonard Bernstein with Marin Alsop and The London Symphony Orchestra (Barbican Hall, London); East with Steven Berkoff (Vaudeville Theatre, London and International Tour); Newsrevue (Canal Café Theatre, London); A…My Name Is Alice (Edinburgh Festival); Dragula (Rosemary Branch Theatre) UK premiere; Mother Goose (Palace Theatre, Newark); Children of Eden (Bloomsbury Theatre, London); The Big Breakfast (Channel 4); Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Emery Theatre, London); Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Landor Theatre, London); The A-Z of Sex and Secrets and Shadows (Canal Café Theatre, London); Schwartz It All About (Finborough Theatre, London and Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh) UK premiere; Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (BBC TV Centre); Songs For a New World (Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh); Fame (Larnaca Amphitheatre, Cyprus); Cabaret (European Tour); Macbitch and Boys In The Front Room (Perfect Pitch Festival, The Gatehouse Theatre, London).