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Christopher Nightingale

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Chris is the Musical Supervisor, Orchestrator/Additional Music for Matilda the Musical, RSC, West End, Broadway & International tour.

Previous theatre credits include: A Christmas Carol – Composer & Arranger, The Divide – Composer & Arranger (Both Old Vic), Musical Supervisor, Orchestrator/Additional Music for Groundhog Day – Old Vic, Broadway; Composer – Future Conditional, Old Vic Theatre. Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator for Ghost the Musical – London and Broadway; Co-Composer Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Orchestrator for The Lord of the Rings – London and Toronto. Musical Supervisor and Arranger for the UK and Irish tour of Yusuf Islam’s Moonshadow. Musical Supervisor and Co-Arranger for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, Musical Supervisor/Arranger of The Pet Shop Boys’ Closer To Heaven – Arts Theatre.

As Musical Director: Whistle Down The Wind Aldwych Theatre and Oliver! London Palladium. Assistant Musical Director for Miss Saigon - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.  For the RSC he was Musical Director/Keyboards on The Plantagenets, The Tempest, The Comedy Of Errors, A Clockwork Orange, The Plain Dealer, Pericles, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry IV Part I, Singer, Some Americans Abroad, Playing With Trains, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore, The Changeling, Romeo & Juliet and Tamburlaine.

Film credits include: PRIDE – Composer (winner of 2014 BIFA Best Independent British Film) and Alan Parker’s Evita – Conductor/Vocal coach

Recordings include: Producer – Groundhog Day, Original Broadway cast album, Producer Matilda The Musical original London & Broadway cast album, Associate Producer – Ghost original London cast album, Co-Producer – Lord Of The Rings original London cast album.

An organ scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Christopher was Musical Director of the Cambridge Footlights for three years before graduating in 1987 and working for the Royal Shakespeare Company.