Andy Massey

Andy Massey Portrait

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Musical Director credits include: GUYS AND DOLLS (Musical Director, UK Tour); BILLY ELLIOT (Associate Musical Director, West End); LIFE OF THE PARTY (Menier Chocolate Factory); LA CAGE AUX FOLLES (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark). 

As player and/or conductor, credits also include: 42ND STREET; THE LION KING; THE BOOK OF MORMON; OLIVER; MARY POPPINS; BILLY ELLIOT; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; CHICAGO; BOMBAY DREAMS; ANYTHING GOES; WICKED; SOUND OF MUSIC; THE KING AND I; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; WEST SIDE STORY; MY ONE AND ONLY; MARGUERITE.   

Andy was on the music teams of MARY POPPINS, PORGY AND BESS, GONE WITH THE WIND and FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. His playing is also featured on numerous film and television soundtracks. 

Dance/Opera credits include: Stravinsky’s THE SOLDIER’S TALE (as Musical Director; Dir/Choreo: Will Tuckett) Metropolitan Theatre, Tokyo); THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (as Musical Director; Dir/Choreo: Will Tuckett) Vaudeville Theatre, West End); SUM (as Musical Director; Dir: Wayne McGregor; Royal Opera House); THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT (Musical Supervisor; Royal Opera House); HOW THE WHALE BECAME (Musical Director/Supervisor; Royal Opera House).

Andy was the Associate Conductor on various productions for D’Oyly Carte Opera Company including IOLANTHE; YEOMAN OF THE GUARD & HMS PINAFORE. 

Andy studied at the Royal College of Music where he won the major prizes as a pianist. His concert career took him throughout the UK and Europe as a soloist with orchestras and recital player. In 1996 he went to English National Opera and a year later joined the music staff at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, where he stayed for four years before moving into music theatre.

07 January 2016

Matthew Cole and Andy Massey open GUYS AND DOLLS at the Savoy Theatre.

Matthew Cole and Andy Massey open GUYS AND DOLLS at the Savoy Theatre.

This classic musical transfers from Chichester Festival Theatre to the West End for a limited run. Matthew Cole is Associate Choreographer and Andy Massey is Assistant Musical Director. Playing until the 12th of March. 

The Telegraph ★★★★

“lighting up the West End like a heaven-sent shaft of summer sun.”

“induce shivers of delight at every turn, keeping the wise-crack wit coming, and hitting you with one classic tune after another.”

“if it doesn’t put a spring in your step then I don’t know what will.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/guys-and-dolls-savoy-theatre-review-shivers-of-delight-at-every/

The Stage ★★★★

“looks, sounds and dances up a storm”

“fleet-footed choreography.”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/2016/guys-and-dolls-review-at-the-savoy-theatre-london-sensational/

The Guardian ★★★★

“the choreography…feels inherently dramatic” 

“Delivered with grace and elan.”

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/jan/07/guys-and-dolls-review-jamie-parker-savoy

The Evening Standard ★★★★

“looks gorgeous, sounds timeless”

“genuinely magical.” 

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/theatre/guys-and-dolls-theatre-review-stand-up-and-clap-this-witty-show-really-rocks-the-boat-a3150841.html

The Independent ★★★★ 

“joyous revival.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/guys-and-dolls-savoy-theatre-london-review-joyous-revival-is-perfect-antidote-to-january-blues-a6800781.html

London Theatre Guide ★★★★

“that pulsating score comes once again to irresistible thrilling life, and an ensemble of superbly drilled dancers give the choreography…athleticism and exhilaration.”

http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/reviews/guysanddolls15.htm

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