KEVIN HAMMONDS (BOOK AND LYRICS)
Musicals written with Charles Miller include When Midnight Strikes which was nominated for an Off-West End award for Best Musical (cast recording available on iTunes); In addition to Brenda Bly: Teen Detective three other musicals (When Midnight Strikes, Hope and Mr. Christmas) have been published and translated into German, and are available throughout Europe from Gallissas Publishing. Other musicals written with Charles Miller include Hope, No One In the World, Big Top and R.S.V.P.A.S.A.P (licensing available through Access Artiste Management).
New York productions include Kiss and Make Up, Men: The Musical!, Crescendo Falls, and Heads Up. His musical The Answering Machine won “Best Musical” and “Best Lyrics” at Theatre Now New York's 2nd Annual 10 Minute Musical Festival. Additionally, his newest musical Super Hero was produced by the Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, and was the recipient of an Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant. Most recently, Kevin was awarded the Jerry Harrington Award from the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Advanced Workshop of which he is a proud member.
Recordings of his lyrics 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
For licsensing rights regarding When Midnight Strikes, Hope, Big Top or R.S.V.P.A.S.A.P please contact:
Access Artiste Management Ltd
71 - 75 Shelton Street Covent Garden
Tel: 020 7866 5444
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY FENTON GRAY
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