Michael Howcroft

Michael Howcroft Portrait


Directing credits include: PUNK ROCK (London College of Music); VENUS IN FUR; GOOD PEOPLE; BREAKING THE CODE (English Theatre Frankfurt); SUNSHINE ON LEITH (MTA, Bridewell Theatre); COMPANY; HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS…; THE WIZ; BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (LIPA); SOHO CINDERS; HAIR; ASSASSINS; FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; NINE; CABARET (The Urdang Academy); SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY; NYMPH ERRANT (Mountview); SATURDAY, SUNDAY, MONDAY (Unicorn Theatre); SOME GIRL I USED TO KNOW (Runaway Productions, West Yorkshire Playhouse & UK Tour); THE BALLAD OF KITTY JAY (MTA, Bridewell Theatre); NYMPH ERRANT (Mountview, Bernie Grant Arts Centre); ELAINE PAIGE IN CONCERT (Royal Festival Hall & UK Tour); MOBY DICK – THE MUSICAL (Guildford School of Acting); SLEEPING BEAUTY (Place Theatre); POOR TED (OnO Theatre Co.). 

Readings include: TO PAINT THE EARTH (Southwark Playhouse) and FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, a new British musical by Eamonn O’Dwyer and Helen Watts at the Tristan Bates Theatre. 

As Associate/Resident Director: SOUTH PACIFIC (Barbican & ATG Tour 2011/12); SPAMALOT (UK Tour & West End); THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (ATG UK & International Tour).

As performer: THE SOLDIER’S FORTUNE (Young Vic); AMADEUS (Wilton’s Music Hall); AS YOU LIKE IT (Wyndhams, West End); PRIVATES ON PARADE (New Victoria Theatre, Stoke). Michael played the Beadle in the original Watermill Theatre production of SWEENEY TODD (UK Tour/West End) and also at the Watermill: MARTIN GUERREPIAFCINDERELLA and THE ENCHANTED SLIPPERFIDDLER ON THE ROOF and CARMEN

Michael has taught and led Masterclasses at: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford, Arts Ed, Mountview, Guildford School of Acting, The Urdang Academy, RAM, LSMT, CPA, Italia Conti, MT4UTH (Dublin) and at the National Student Drama Festival.