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Mitch Sebastian

DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER / WRITER


Sebastian is a Director, Choreographer and Writer. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, his career has taken him from performer to director to producer, having worked alongside Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Dame Gillian Lynne, Peter Hall Theatre Company, Sir Matthew Bourne and Kurt Masur at the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

In the UK, he was nominated for an Olivier Award and WhatsOnStage Award for writing and directing the hit West End show, RATPACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS. He went on to direct the film for American television and twelve years later, productions continue to play worldwide. Sebastian was also the Artistic Director of Kilworth House Theatre, England’s leading Open-Air Theatre, for 9 years during which he directed fifteen landmark musicals. He created a seminal production of PIPPIN at the Menier Chocolate Factory with Stephen Schwartz. Sebastian also produced, devised and directed, THE OPERA SHOW before launching a World Tour in 2010. Further more, he directed and choreographed the Olivier Awards Ceremony.

Internationally, Sebastian has directed large-scale arena productions of CHICAGO throughout the Middle-East and Asia. He directed the national premiere of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Bogota, Colombia, which remains a box office sensation and the longest-running musical in Colombia. Sebastian returned to Bogota with PETER PAN which he had written, directed and choreographed and was met with critical acclaim. Inspired by his travels, he went on to win a BAFTA Award as part of the creative team behind the children’s animation series, YOKO, JAKAMOTO TOTO.  He also collaborated with Paula Abdul in the USA to create a new entertainment, CHEER! for Broadway producers, Richard Frankel Productions and with Hiroaki Omote in Japan to generate SAVIOUR IV multi media series. Sebastian is currently Creative Director working for Passport Theatrical Group, NYC.

 

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