Music Supervisor/Director

Simon studied conducting, piano, and French horn at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, and singing, privately, with Maureen Scott in London

His début, as the youngest assistant conductor in musical theatre, was at the age of 20 when he conducted the German premier production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Blvd

Music Supervisor/Conductor

Glamis Prom 2018 – with The Scottish Pops Orchestra, starring Kerry Ellis, Norman Bowman, Tom Urie & Saskia Eng (Glamis Castle, Scotland)

Glamis Prom 2017 – starring Susan Boyle, Christina Bianco, Lee Mead, and Jai McDowall, with the Scottish Pops Orchestra (Glamis Castle, Scotland)

West Side Story (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Live At Las Vegas – a charity gala for Hilton In The Community Foundation (Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London)

Live At Las Vegas – a charity gala for Momentum Childrens Charity (The Brewery, London)

Scott Alan Live at IndigO2 – starring Scott Alan with a host of West End, Broadway and European musical theatre stars

West End Stars In Concert – with the Orchestra of Contemporary Music of ERT, starring Ramin Karimloo, Simon Bailey and Stephen Rahman-Hughes, with Foteini Darra (Badminton, Athens)

Music Supervisor/Arranger

The Boyfriend – starring Kelsey Grammer, Sophie-Lousie Dann, Michael Praed & Gillian Bevan (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, Canada) (Run cancelled due to COVID-19)

The Boyfriend – starring Janie Dee, Adrian Edmondson, Tiffany Graves, Robert Portal, & Issy Van Randwyck (Menier Chocolate Factory, London)

Monty Python’s Spamalot – starring Marcus Brigstocke & Jodie Prenger (UK tour 2010/11)

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show – starring David Bedella (West End & UK tours 2006-10) Additional arrangements used ever since in global productions and filmed for live cinema broadcasts

“Simon Beck is a musical director of the highest calibre. During a pressurised rehearsal schedule, his guidance ensured that I was confident and prepared for the demanding vocal role of Lady of the Lake. He is courteous, diligent and accomplished. It is my absolute pleasure to endorse him professionally for any position as musical director”

Jessica Martin, actress/singer/writer/impressionist/graphic novelist

Music Director/Conductor

A West End Cast Charity Gala (2023) – in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association, starring Neil & Carl Rutherford with Hayley Tamaddon, Kelly Price, and Niall Sheehy (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage)

A West End Cast Charity Gala (2019) – in aid of Motor Neurone Disease Association, starring Neil & Carl Rutherford with Lynsey Britton, Alice Fearn, James Hume, Oliver Saville, and Dean John-Wilson (Concert Hall, Stevenage)

A Star Cast Charity Gala (2016) – in aid of Motor Neurone Disease, starring Neil & Carl Rutherford with Daniel Koek, Daniel Boys, Claire Sweeney (Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage)

Legally Blonde-The Musical (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Carousel (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Conductor of Douglas Maxwell/Claire McKenzie’s 162 Bars Out for National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘5 Minute Theatre’ season, filmed and streamed live online

West Side Story (50th Anniversary UK tour) Winner of BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards 2008

David Leveaux’s Sinatra (UK tour) Nominated for BEST SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards 2008

Music Director/Arranger/Pianist

Play On Words – part of the Hanford Performing Arts Festival (Hanford School, Dorset)
Hal Cazalet’s one-man celebration of the lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse. Directed by Hugh Wooldridge.

The World of Pelham Grenville Wodehouse – part of the Jaipur Literature Festival (British Library, London)
Vikram Doraiswami, Shashi Tharoor, Paul Kent, Hal Cazalet in conversation with Shrabani Basu
Music Director/Pianist for Hal Cazalet

Play On Words – Hal Cazalet’s one-man celebration of the lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse. Directed by Hugh Wooldridge. Guest starring Janie Dee & John Rose (The Tithe Barn, Hinton St Mary, Dorset)

May I Have A FESTIVE Moment? – Sophie-Louise Dann in concert (The Stables Theatre, Hastings)

May I Have A Moment? – Sophie-Louise Dann’s new concert experience celebrating the Great British Musical (The Crazy Coqs, London, PLUS Live Stream online; The EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge; re-broadcast ‘LIVE’ stream for The Crazy Coqs, London; return engagement at The Crazy Coqs)

Sondheim Unplugged – created and hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond, and starring Justine Balmer, Hal Cazalet, Lorna Dallas, Sophie-Louise Dann, Robert Meadmore, Liz Robertson, and Jeremy Abram (The Crazy Coqs, London)

The Boyfriend – starring Janie Dee, Adrian Edmondson, Tiffany Graves, Robert Portal, & Issy Van Randwyck (Menier Chocolate Factory, London)

Across The Pond – Melissa Gall in cabaret. In aid of Bloodwise (SingEasy West End, London)

Play On Words – Hal Cazalet’s one-man celebration of the lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse. Directed by Hugh Wooldridge. Guest starring Tiffany Graves & Lara Cazalet (The Garrick Club, London & Buck’s Club, London)

How Did I End Up Here? – Kate De Freitas in concert (The Pheasantry, London)

A Little Light Music – Justine Balmer in concert. Guest starring Stephen Bowman (Blake) (The Pheasantry, London)

May I Have A Moment? – Sophie-Louise Dann in cabaret. Guest starring Damian Humbley (Menier Chocolate Factory, London)

Spamilton – starring Liam Tamne, Sophie-Louise Dann & Damien Humbley (Menier Chocolate Factory, London)

Sweet, the musical – a sponsors presentation of new work by Alex Scott Fairley (book) and Danny Davies (music & Lyrics). Directed by Christopher Lane. Featuring Stephen Weller & Julie Atherton (Apollo, London)

Play On Words – a new cabaret starring Hal Cazalet, directed by Hugh Wooldridge, celebrating the lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse. Guest starring Janie Dee, Barbara Moore, Anna O’Byrne, Damien Lewis & Caroline Sheen (2 sold out runs at Crazy Coqs – Live at Zedel, London).

An Anderson & Petty Christmas – starring Jaime Adler, Justine Balmer, Natasha J Barnes, Katie Brayben, James Cunningham, Declan Egan, Ilan Galkoff, Christopher Howell, Vicky Hoyles, Julie Legrand, Amy Lennox, Laura Main, Carolyn Maitland, Laura Jane Matthewson, Nathaniel Morrison, Haydn Oakley, Gloria Onitiri, Harriet Turnbull, Lynne Wilmot, and The West End Gospel Choir (St James, Studio, London)

Songbird – Emma Hatton’s Eva Cassidy concerts (Crazy Coqs – Live at Zedel, London)

The Girls From Oz – (Above The Arts, Arts Theatre, London; Crazy Coqs, London; St James Theatre, London; The Pheasantry, London & The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield)

The Three Shonas – starring Shona White, Shona Lindsey and Shonagh Daly – part of the inaugural London Festival of Cabaret (The Pheasantry, London)

David Bedella & Friends – starring John Barr, Norman Bowman and Clive Carter (Alley Cat Club, Tin Pan Alley, London)

Sarah Ingram in cabaret (Crazy Coqs, London)

Hannah Levane in cabaret (Upstairs At The Southern Cross, London)

Billy Joel Unsung (Waterloo East, London)

David Bedella & Friends – starring Haydyn Gwynne (Alley Cat Club, Tin Pan Alley, London)

Janie Dee & Clive Rowe in cabaret (Mousetrap Theatre Projects)

Norman Bowman & West End Friends – starring Norman Bowman, Jessica Martin, Laura Pitt-Pulford & Stuart Matthew Price (Webster, Arbroath)

Donna Hazelton in concert (Byre, St Andrews)

David Bedella in concert (Matcham Room, Hippodrome Casino, London)

David Bedella in cabaret (Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead)

Aftershow with David Bedella – guest starring Janie Dee (Alley Cat Club, Tin Pan Alley, London)

A tribute to Barbara Dickson (receiving her Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland)

Norman Bowman In Concert (Webster, Arbroath)

The SimG Productions concert The Songs Of Bobby Cronin starring Bobby Cronin with stars from the West End (New Players, London)

Valerie Cutko in cabaret (Lauderdale House, London)

The SimG Productions concert Simply The Music Of Scott Alan starring Scott Alan with stars from Broadway and the West End (New Players, London)

Home-The Scott Alan Song Cycle – workshop (Her Majesty’s, London)

“Simon is a truly exceptional musical director. His talents as a pianist and conductor are without question but above all his infectious personality and effortless people skills simply bolsters confidence in an ensemble or soloist performer. I have no doubt whatsoever that in his more than capable hands my recent homecoming concert was made all the more enjoyable, slick, and professional for having him at the helm”

Norman Bowman, actor/singer

Music Director/Pianist

Rhodes Less Travelled – David Rhodes in cabaret (The Crazy Coqs, London)

The Joy of Spring – Lorna Luft in cabaret (The Crazy Coqs, London)

Welcome Back! – Craig Pomranz in cabaret (The Crazy Coqs, London)

Shreds and Patches – Liz Robertson in cabaret (The Pheasantry, London; return engagement at The Pheasantry; Crazy Coqs, London: return engagement at The Crazy Coqs)

Stages – Lorna Dallas in cabaret (The Crazy Coqs, London)

Sally Mayes in cabaret (The Crazy Coqs, London)

Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse, London)

To “L” and Back – Lorna Luft in cabaret (The Crazy Coqs, London)

Mama, I’m A Big Girl Now – Liz Robertson & Briony Deuchar in cabaret (The Pheasantry, London)

Ruthless! The Musical – starring Jason Gardiner, Tracie Bennett and Harriet Thorpe (Arts Theatre; filmed live & streaming online at; free broadcast on YouTube as part of the The Shows Must Go On series)

Lerner Without Loewe – Liz Robertson in cabaret (The Pheasantry, London), and album

Lorna In Love – Lorna Luft in cabaret (The Pheasantry, London)

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (LAMDA)

Andrew Lippa, making his London concert debut (St James Theatre, London)

Judy & Liza (UK tour)

Norman Bowman in cabaret – guest starring Laura Pitt-Pulford and Robbie Scotcher (Lauderdale House, London)

The premier of a specially commissioned arrangement of Emilie Sandé’s Wonder as the finale of the 1st Minister of Scotland’s ‘Welcome Home Olympians’ ceremony, Glasgow

The Who’s Tommy (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

Legally Blonde-The Musical – directed/choreographed by Jerry Mitchell (UK Tour)

The Mousetrap Theatre Projects cabaret – starring Janie Dee, Clive Rowe, Patricia Hodge, Jessica Martin et al (20th Century Theatre, London)

An Evening With Maureen Lipman – accompanying Jessie Buckley and Maureen Lipman (Highgate, London)

Stephanie J Block In Concert – London solo debut (New Players, London)

The Last 5 Years (Pump House, Watford)

Victoria Wood’s Talent (Menier Chocolate Factory, London)

The Rocky Horror Show – starring David Bedella, Christopher Biggins and Suzanne Shaw (West End and UK Tour 2006/7)

A Grand Night For Singing (Byre, St Andrews)

Marry Me A Little (Et-cetera, London)

Elegies For Angels, Punks And Raging Queens (Jermyn Street, London and tour)

Strictly Sondheim (Haymarket, Leicester)

Silk Stockings – part of the ‘Lost Musicals’ season (Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells, London)

Going Once – original workshop (Old Vic, London).

Associate Music Director/Featured Pianist

Monty Python Live (Almost) (O2 Arena, London)

Associate Conductor

End Of The Rainbow (Trafalgar Studios, London) starring Tracie Bennett

Assistant Music Director

Hey, Old Friends! – a charity gala celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday, in aid of Ester Ranzten’s ‘Silver Line’ (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)

Concert performances of Merrily We Roll Along (10th anniversary) and Company (15th anniversary) (Queen’s, London – ‘Sondheim at 80’ series for the Donmar Warehouse)

Acorn Antiques-The Musical – starring Victoria Wood and Julie Walters (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London)

Aladdin – starring Sir Ian McKellen, Roger Allam and Maureen Lipman (Old Vic, London)

On Your Toes – starring Adam Cooper (Haymarket, Leicester; Royal Festival Hall, London and Japanese Tour)

An Evening With Sir Tim Rice – part of The Holder’s Season in Barbados

West Side Story (Haymarket, Leicester)

Follies (Royal Festival Hall, London)

A Little Night Music (Haymarket, Leicester)

Sweeney Todd In Concert – starring Len Cariou (Royal Festival Hall, London)

Oliver! (Haymarket, Leicester)

The Best Of Times – with Jerry Herman (Vaudeville, London)

Les Miserables (UK Tour)

Sunset Blvd (Germany)

Simon was Len Cariou’s vocal coach when Mr Cariou recreated the title role for the concert performance of Sweeney Todd at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Stephen Sondheim’s 70th birthday celebrations.

On World AIDS Day 2007, he performed with the legendary Barbara Cook at the London Colliseum, also playing solo piano accompanying Sian Phillips and featured piano with the orchestra for Elaine Paige, having arranged and directed the 50 voice choir from Arts-Ed and the West End for the evening


Lerner Without Loewe, Liz Robertson (Music Director/pianist)

Ruthless! The Musical – starring Jason Gardiner, Tracie Bennett and Harriet Thorpe. Streaming online at and on DVD from Amazon (Music Director/pianist)

The Courage of a Dreamer (debut solo album)

Monty Python Live (Almost) DVD (solo/featured piano)

The UK tour ‘live’ cast album of Spamalot (Music Supervisor/Conductor/keyboards)

The Spark Of Creation (Marjory Watson’s debut album) (Music Director, arranger, pianist, solo and backing vocalist)

Acorn Antiques-The Musical DVD (Assistant Music Director/keyboards)

The original German cast recording of Sunset Blvd (Assistant Music Director/keyboards)

Demo recordings

Company Man by Barney Milner (duet with Simon Bailey/ensemble vocals)

Blast! by Benjamin Till (pianist/backing vocals)

UFO by Machiel Roets (solo vocalist)

It! by Patsy Trench/Judy Taylor (Music Director/pianist)