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ABOUT

Hello, and welcome.

 

Chris Poon is a musical director and arranger based in London. His projects range from new musical theatre productions to revivals, concerts to YouTube web series with drag queens. 

 

He graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in September 2018, having previously earned a first class honours degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick.

 

His professional debut, the UK premiere of Nice Work If You Can Get It at Upstairs at the Gatehouse saw him nominated for 'Best Musical Director' awards from the Offies and BroadwayWorld UK.

In 2019, Chris also musical directed new productions, The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit at the Hope Mill Theatre, and National Youth Music Theatre's commissioned production, Legend Trippers, at the Other Palace.

Amidst the pandemic, his credits included a production of RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre, West End Acoustic (Concert) starring Tyrone Huntley, Reneé Lamb, Sam Tutty, Maiya Quansah-Breed, and Nicholas McLean, as well as supervising and composing music for The Vicky Vox Project, a YouTube web series starring LA drag queen (and one time Audrey II at Regent's Park) Vicky Vox. 

Chris has previously worked on several new musical workshops at the Old Vic, and is an associate tutor at the Guildford School of Acting. He has also collaborated with people such as Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. 

 

In the summer of 2021, Chris was Musical Supervisor on The Windsors Endgame on the West End, and Musical Director on the critically-acclaimed RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre. 

He is currently Musical Director of the revival of Irving Berlin's Top Hat at the Mill at Sonning, which recently featured in the Times' '30 shows to book for Christmas'.

Chris is due to be Assistant Musical Director on Bonnie & Clyde In Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in January 2022.

Photo by Danny Kaan