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Nicholas Skilbeck

Nicholas Skilbeck

Musical Supervisor, Arrangements and Additional Music

A fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, Nicholas is currently Music Director and Supervisor for Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway. He is also Musical Supervisor on the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s acclaimed musical Follies, starring Imelda Staunton and Tracie Bennett, which opened at the National Theatre in September 2017.

Nicholas’ other West End credits as Musical Supervisor and Musical Director include the Olivier Award-winning productions of Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray and Billy Elliot the Musical, the Olivier Award-nominated West End premieres of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and Sister Act the MusicalOther credits include MAMMA MIA!Peepshow (Frantic Assembly and Lamb), and onstage with the late, great Victoria Wood in Victoria Wood – At It Again (Royal Albert Hall, UK tour and ITV).

Nicholas has also worked with iconic music artist Kate Bush as Musical Director for her 2014 concert, Kate Bush: Before the Dawn, at the Hammersmith Apollo. As a composer, Nicholas’ musical Quand la Guerre Sera Finie premieres at the Avignon Festival in July 2017.

Nicholas had a long-standing collaboration with performer and choreographer Nigel Charnock, co-founder of DV8 physical theatre. Together, their productions include: Asylum (Queen Elizabeth Hall), Affairs of the Heart (Helsinki Theatre Dance Company) and Hell Bent (international tour).

As an orchestrator Nicholas’s credits include Travels With My Aunt by Stiles and Drewe, and re-orchestrations for Gypsy (West End).

Nicholas is the co-author of the book “The Singing and Acting Handbook – Games and Exercises for the Performer” (published by Taylor & Francis).