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Shaun Kerrison

Acting-through-Song Tutor

Musical Theatre

Biography

Shaun recently directed the 10th Anniversary Concert of “Made in Dagenham” at The London Palladium starring Pixie Lott and Bonnie Langford and Andrew Lloyd Webbers “Love Never Dies –
in concert” at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which won the 2024 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Concert or Event.

He both directed and co-wrote the book for “The Osmonds – a new musical” UK National Tour.  “The Osmonds – a new musical” was nominated for Best New Musical and Best Regional Production at the 2023 WhatsonStage Awards. Brian Conley in “A Christmas Carol” at The Dominion Theatre, London, Ken Ludwigs adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” in the USA – Best Director of a Play: BroadwayWorld Awards – Boston, and ‘The Best of the West End at The Royal Albert Hall. ‘Imaginary- a new musical” (The Other Palace), “Kiss Me Kate” – BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall and BBC2), “My Fair Lady” – BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall), The Gershwins’ “Of Thee I Sing” (Royal Festival Hall) and “Super Alice Smith” (Trafalgar Studios).

In the USA : Broadway – “Les Miserables” – Associate Director and “Mary Poppins”- Resident Director. He re-directed from the original NT production, the 50th Anniversary US National Tour of “My Fair Lady”. US Regional work includes productions of: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “The Witches of Eastwick”, “South Pacific”, “Sunset Boulevard” and new productions of “Les Miserables”, “Mary Poppins” and “My Fair Lady” In Sweden Shaun directed “Sunset Boulevard” (Gothenberg Opera) and both “Crazy For You” and “Shrek” (Karlstaad Opera).

In the UK Shaun has directed concert stagings of “Camelot” (London Palladium), “Mack and Mabel” (Hackney Empire), “Candide” (Cadogan Hall), “Honeymoon in Vegas” (London
Palladium) and A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre), all with LMTO. “Glory Ride” (The Other Palace), ‘South Pacific” (R.T.E. Dublin), “The Magic of Disney” (Hyde Park), “Dance Power” (Drury Lane), “Les Miserables – in Concert” Tokyo, Japanese Tour, Chelmsford Festival, Cardiff and Windsor Castle celebrating 100 years of the Entente Cordiale for Her Majesty the Queen. He also assisted on “Hey Mr Producer!” (Lyceum) and “Les Miserables in Concert” at the Royal AlbertHall.

Associate Director – West End: “My Fair Lady” (National Theatre, Drury Lane and UK Tour), “Martin Guerre” (Prince Edward), “The Lion King” (Lyceum), “Acorn Antiques” (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Peter Pan and The Pirates of Penzance (Savoy) and “Les Miserables” (Palace Theatre and UK Tour).

College Productions: “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” (Arts Educational). ‘Dear World”,“The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz”, “Catch Me If You Can” and “The Life” (G.S.A). ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood”, “Merrily We Roll Along” (RWCMD) and “Baby” at (Mountview).” No One in the World” and “The Drowsy Chaperone” at LSMT.
As an actor Shaun played the title role in Candide (Riverside Studios); Pirates of Penzance (London Palladium); Marry Me a Little (Water Rats); Chicago (Leicester Haymarket); Sweeney Todd (Oldham); Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tokyo); and Les Miserables (Palace Theatre
London)