The Pianist of Willesden Lane - Sound Operator - The Other Palace
After a sell out run in the spring 2016 the show returned between the 7 September - 16 October 2016 at The St James Theatre, and I was pleased to return as Sound Operator for the run.
The show was nominated for 'Theatrical Event of the Year' and 'Best Actress in a Musical' by the BroadwayWorld UK - Voting is open to the public!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Evocative, heartfelt portrayal of a pianist's journey from Vienna to wartime London, compellingly told through music.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Soft, simple and effective story of the Kindertransport.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Effortlessly moving. Joyful, sobering and spellbinding.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️An extraordinary story on every level. A tour de Force.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I urge everyone to see, hear and to experience this wonderful and most unusual event.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It's simplicity and immensity create one of the greatest impacts of the year so far..
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A captivating Musical Journey. Spellbinding
The production made its UK premiere at the St. James Theatre after critically acclaimed, sold out runs in New York, Chicago, Boston, Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
- If you missed the show you can BUY THE BOOK or CD All Profits support the Educational Trust that provides free educational materials about the Kindertransport.
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane is directed by Hershey Felder. It tells the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who dreams of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. When Lisa is swept up in the Kindertransport to protect her from the Nazi regime, everything about her life is upended except her love of music and her pursuit of that dream.
Michael was pleased to be involved in the UK production as Sound Operator, implementing Erik Carstersen's Sound Design. The Production ran for 7 weeks and sold out in the latter weeks as it's reputation grew. An interesting show to work on from a historical and a sound perspective. Part of Michael's role as Operator involved triggering exact sound cues, 'bringing in' orchestral backing tracks to coincide with the Pianists performance mid piece.