Guy Simpson

Musical Director

Guy Simpson

Guy is currently the Musical Supervisor and Musical Director of Evita for Opera Australia. Last year he was Musical Director of the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews for Opera Australia. He also supervised productions of Muriel’s WeddingThe Wizard of Oz and Dream Lover in Australia and conducted concerts of the opera Prima Donna and the show Rufus Does Judy with Rufus Wainwright at the Adelaide Festival and the Auckland Festival.

As an orchestrator recent projects include the musicals Ladies in Black and Dream Lover. He produced the cast albums of Muriel’s Wedding and Dream Lover for Sony. Guy’s work on The Phantom of the Opera began in Australia in 1990 and has continued with productions in Auckland, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Brazil (in Portuguese), Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing and Seoul where he produced 2 cast recordings in Korean. He has had a similar long association with Miss Saigon since the original production – conducting or supervising productions in Australia, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, Seoul, The Netherlands and Japan. Other international productions include Cats (Australia, New Zealand), Chicago (Australia, Hong Kong) and We Will Rock You – the QUEEN musical (Australia, Japan).

Other productions in Australia include Passion, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Geoffrey Rush and Love Never Dies – the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cabaret, Company, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Pirates of Penzance, Snoopy, Seesaw, Zorba, Funny Girl, Call Me Madam, Mack and Mabel, The Music Man, They’re Playing Our Song, Carousel, Oklahoma!, Camelot, Little Me, Follies, Promises Promises, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls and West Side Story.

Guy Simpson