Ben Atkinson

Musical Director, Conductor and Pianist
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Contact

benatkinson28@gmail.com  

 07731 740936

Biography

 

I am a London-based musical director, conductor and pianist.  I was recently the MD for the UK tour of Everybody's Talking About Jamie and the music supervisor and orchestrator for the UK tour of Hairpsray.  In summer 2022 I will be the conductor and orchestrator for a new production of Gypsy for the Buxton Opera Festival, before taking over as music director on Jersey Boys at the Trafalgar Theatre in London from July.

 

I was the conductor/MD of the Cameron Mackintosh UK and International tour of Les Misérables from 2018 - 2020 and was MD and dance arranger for the UK premiere and West End transfer of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom the Musical.  Additional work as a music director includes Chicago (UK Tour), Oklahoma (UK Tour) and two UK tours of Hairspray.  I have also also worked extensively in regional theatre and have been the MD for Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Chicago, Piaf and Hello, Dolly! at the Curve Theatre in Leicester.  I am also an experienced arranger and orchestrator in theatre and have provided new orchestrations, reductions, and dance and vocal arrangements for various shows. 

I studied music at Cambridge University, graduating in 2011, where I was the organ scholar at Sidney Sussex College and studied piano at the Royal Academy of Music.