Nigel Lilley

Musical Supervisor

Nigel trained at King’s College London and the Royal Academy of Music.

For the Donmar: The Band's Visit; Looking A Lot Like Christmas; Philip Quast At The Donmar (Divas season); Pacific Overtures and Piaf (Donmar Warehouse & Vaudeville).

As Musical Director includes: Newsies (also Musical Supervisor & Dance Arrangements) (Disney & Runaway); Oklahoma (Chichester Festival Theatre); Follies (National Theatre, including Revival); Caroline, or Change (West End, Hampstead Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre); Fun Home (Young Vic); Follies (National Theatre); The Go-Between (West End); Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (Theatre Royal Drury Lane); My Fair Lady; Company  (Sheffield Crucible); Ragtime (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Spring Awakening (European Premiere, Lyric & Novello); La Cage Aux Folles (Chocolate Factory & Playhouse); Lauren Kennedy In Concert (Chocolate Factory); Les Misérables (Conducting The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra);  Acorn Antiques (UK Tour); The Last Session (UK premiere – Hackney Empire Studio); Putting It Together (Harrogate Theatre) and The Bacchae (National Theatre of Scotland).

As Music Supervisor: Rock Follies (also Arranger and Co-Orchestrator) (Chichester Festival Theatre); Caroline, or Change (Broadway), South Pacific (Chichester Festival Theatre, UK tour); Romantics Anonymous (Shakespeare’s Globe); Guys And Dolls; Sweet Charity (Royal Exchange); Chaplin The Musical (European Tour); Bend It Like Beckham (Phoenix Theatre); A Wolf In Snakeskin Shoes (Tricycle Theatre); Anything Goes (Sheffield Crucible & UK tour); That Day We Sang (Manchester Royal Exchange & Manchester International Festival); Paper Dolls (Tricycle Theatre); The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (Curve Leicester & West End); Sweet Charity (Chocolate Factory/Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Talent (Chocolate Factory).

Other: Sinatra At The London Palladium; Les Misérables (Denmark) and Maury Yeston’s December Songs (UK premiere - Greenwich Theatre); 

Television includes: Gentleman Jack; Victoria; Our Friend Victoria; That Day We Sang ; Victoria Wood’s Christmas Special; Up The Women; 2008 Royal Variety Performance; Musicality.

Nigel co-authored a guide to Musical Theatre auditions with Mary Hammond called “Thank You – That’s All We Need For Today” published by Edition Peters.

Nigel was the recipient of the DipRam award at the Royal Academy of Music, and was elected as an associate of RAM in 2013.