KEVIN HAMMONDS (BOOK AND LYRICS)
Originally from Texas, Kevin, a published playwright, has had a remarkable fifty-four productions in New York, London and around the world.
Together, he and Charles Miller have collaborated on numerous shows in addition to Brenda Bly: Teen Detective. Other shows written with Charles Miller include their critically aclaimed When Midnight Strikes which received rave reviews opening at London's Finburough Theatre. Their musical Hope is scheduled to open in Switzerland this May. Other musicals produced in London include Mr. Christmas, R.S.V.P.A.S.A.P., Fabula and No One In The World.
In New York, his musical Kiss and Make Up played to packed houses at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre. Other musicals include Men: The Musical! (New York and Edinburgh Festival), Write For Me and Castles.
Plays include Crescendo Falls (NYC, Seattle, Chicago, Houston), Heads Up (New York and London productions), December Moon, Piece of Cake (New York and London productions), Game Night, The Man On Her Arm and Board Stiff.
Recordings of his lyrics with Charles' music can be found on Julie Atherton's first solo CD A Girl of Few Words, Mark Joseph's CD Clear Blue Sky, Gemma Atkins CD Yesterday Today Tomorrow, and the original London cast recording of When Midnight Strikes. Kevin is a proud member of The Dramatist Guild and BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. To learn more visit: www.kevinhammonds.com
CHARLES MILLER (MUSIC)
Over the last decade, Charles Miller has composed of a number of musicals, many in collaboration with New York lyricist Kevin Hammonds. These include the highly acclaimed When Midnight Strikes which had a hugely successful run at The Finborough Theatre, London and most recently Hope at The Bridewell Theatre, London, which is scheduled to open this May at The Casino Theatre in Switerland. Also, No One In The World, which has played three seasons at the Cochrane Theatre, London, as well as a successful run Off-Broadway at The Producers Club.
Charles' songs are regularly performed on the cabaret circuit in both London & New York. A revue of Miller and Hammonds songs, entitled Build Me A Bridge has played at various venues, including The Battersea Barge & Bridewell Theatre in London, and Don't Tell Mama in New York, where Broadway veteran Mary Stout performed a one-woman show entitled Mary Sings Miller to great acclaim.
With Adam Bard, Charles has written numerous stand-alone songs, which have formed a number of revues, including Anthology at The Bridewell and Living On An Island at The Talk Of London. An album called We Define Each Other - The Songs of Miller & Bard featuring West End leading lady Lindsey Danvers is currently available, as is The Charles Miller Songbook published by Strike Up The Band Ltd.
Charles' songs are featured on a number of recordings including the best selling album A Girl Of Few Words by Julie Atherton. Charles wrote all the songs on the album and Julie is one of the hottest stars in the West End, currently Julie is appearing as Kate Monster in Avenue Q in the West End. To learn more visit www.charlesmiller.org.uk
FENTON GRAY (DIRECTOR)
As a Director, Fenton's credits include: National tours of The Mikado and Iolanthe for The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company; La Boheme for English Festival Opera; Tosca, Turandot, La Traviata and Carmen for Regency Opera; Unidentified Human Remains and The Ugly Man (Battersea Arts Centre) for The CAT Factory, a new production of Madama Butterfly for English Festival Opera at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and Elegies at the Komedia in Brighton.
Performing credits include Gus the Theatre Cat in the West End production of Cats, Ko-Ko in The Mikado and Jack Point in The Yeomen of The Guard for The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, MC in Cabaret and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors for the Leicester Haymarket. As a producer, his credits include: Living On An Island (Talk of London), Theatrical Love (Wimbledon Studio Theatre), What About Love? (Holland Park Open Air Theatre), Decadence (The Tron, Glasgow & on tour), Follies (The Dome, Brighton) and Blood Brothers (Theatre Royal, Brighton). Fenton directed Julian Clary for 3 years running as Dandini in Cinderella (Brighton, Richmond and Woking); in his one man shows Amore (West Beth Theatre, New York) and in Natural Born Mincer (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane & UK Tour). Other pantomime productions include Cinderella with Mickey Rooney and Peter Pan with Simon callow & Bonnie Langford. He has also worked closely with Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds, directing productions of Brenda Bly: Teen Detective, Hope, RSVP ASAP and When Midnight Strikes.
Fenton has directed Julian Clary for the last 3 years as Dandini in Cinderella (Brighton, Richmond and Woking); in his one man shows Amore (West Beth Theatre, New York) and in Natural Born Mincer (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane & UK Tour). He has also worked closely with Charles Miller and Kevin Hammonds, directing productions of Brenda Bly:Teen Detective, Hope and When Midnight Strikes. www.fentongray.com