Andrew Hilton

Musical Director

Andrew studied conducting and musical direction at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He has worked extensively as MD and assistant MD on shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Tour), Mel Brooks’ The Producers starring Jason Manford, Phill Jupitus and Ross Noble, Singin’ In The Rain, Sister Act, Hairspray, Disney’s High School Musical 2 (UK Tours), The Producers (Admiralspalast, Berlin) Monty Python’s Spamalot (Palace Theatre, West End) and the London premiere of Disney’s High School Musical (Hammersmith Apollo). Other credits include the original UK tour of The Producers with Peter Kay and Joe Pasquale, and Hello Dolly (Lincoln Theatre Royal) with Anita Dobson. He was alternate Musical Director of Dancing in the Streets in the West End (Cambridge, Aldwych and Playhouse) and MD for I Do! I Do! (Vienna English Theatre) The Rocky Horror Show (European tour) and Oliver (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). Other credits include Applause, Into The Woods and Big Top (Bridewell) Annie (Lincoln Theatre Royal), Personals (Jermyn St), Elvis – The Musical (CMC), Sweet Charity (Stratford Circus) and Newley (Tristan Bates).

He was Musical Supervisor of the English Theatre Frankfurt where his productions included new arrangements and productions of Hair, Rent and Cabaret. He often conducts on the Isle of Man where shows include Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Cats, Evita, Oliver, Beauty and the Beast, Tommy, Oliver, Sister Act, Wizard of Oz and The Witches of Eastwick at the Gaiety Theatre. Other MD credits include Spend, Spend, Spend and They’re Playing Our Song (both English Theatre Frankfurt), Peter Pan, Cinderella, Dick Whittington (all Theatre Royal Norwich), Cinderella, Aladdin (Liverpool Empire). As assistant musical director other shows include Aladdin, Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Jack and the Beanstalk, Oh! What a Lovely War! and Treasure Island (all at Theatre Royal Norwich). He is a regular MD and vocal coach at the London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT).

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