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ABOUT

Hello, and welcome.

Chris Poon is a musical director 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.

 

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 Vicky Vox. 

 

In 2021, Chris was Musical Supervisor of The Windsors Endgame on the West End, and Musical Director on the critically-acclaimed RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre. He was also Musical Director of the similarly acclaimed 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 began 2022 as Assistant Musical Director on Bonnie & Clyde In Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Between spring and summer, he was Associate Musical Director on the sold-out revival of Legally Blonde at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, and Assistant Musical Director on the world premiere of The Great British Bake Off: The Musical at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre. He was also Assistant Musical Director of Tina: The Musical in London's West End.

 

In 2023,Chris returned to Regent's Park as Musical Director of Once On This Island in the summer, before working as Musical Director on Sheffield Crucible's critically acclaimed revival of Miss Saigon.

Chris will be Musical Director on the The Crucible at Sheffield Crucible, the European premiere of Frank Wildhorn's Your Lie In April at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and the world premiere of Burlesque at Manchester Opera House in 2024.

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