Angharad Lee is an award-winning director who works across disciplines and with a keen interest in the development of the musical theatre sector in Wales. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, her practice spans the breadth of Musical Theatre, Opera and plays. She is a fluent Welsh speaker.
She has worked for organisations such as Welsh National Opera as a staff and freelance director, Sherman Theatre, Arad Goch, RCT Theatres, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru and numerous others directing new works as well as main scale productions. Her expertise is working with large casts and ensembles. Something she adores.
She is the AD of Leeway Productions. Their flagship and ground-breaking production of The Last 5 Years was explored uniquely and poignantly by outstanding musical theatre talent, D/deaf performers and beautiful choreography with integrated BSL by choreographer Mark Smith who is Deaf. The Last 5 Years was listed as one of the top 10 Regional Productions of 2018 by The Stage.
Angharad's practice is diversity confident. Her company has supported over 100 writers and composers in developing their practice and confidence when tackling the wonderful world of creating Musical Theatre. Enticing beatboxers, poets, singer songwriters, hip hop artists, folk groups to collaborate and establish artist led practices across Regions and networks in Welsh, English and BSL.
Director of Theatre and Opera including: The Last 5 Years; Godspell; Y Tylwyth; Pippin; 13 (Mike Bartlett); Company; Closer than Ever; Spring Awakening; Sweeney Todd; Constellation; Alix in Wundergarten; Lasso the Moon; To Kill a Machine; Gair ar Gnawd; Kiss Me Like You Mean It; Mefus; Fun Palaces; Happy Christmas Tommy; Innocent as Strawberries; Madam Butterfly; Rasputin; Y Colectif; The Little Sweep; Sinderela; SXTO; Honk; Protest Fudur; Gair ar Gnawd; Nine Stories High; Jac a'r Goeden Ffa; Tân; Al ac Ant a'r Cler Hudol; Cwrw Chips a Darlith Deg; Wee Need Bees; Journey; What Happened Next?; Script Slam; Read A Million Words; High School Musical; Bang Project; Elixir Project; The Magician’s Cat; The Calling of Maisy Day; Singing Club; Schools’ Shakespeare; BBC One Night of Shakespeare.
Director of Film including: Plu Oen; ABCDAD; Quick Round?; Know Your Enemy as well as Gair ar Gnawd which was a live broadcast for Welsh National Opera.
Creator of Creative Learning Projects for companies including: Arts Council of Wales; Sherman Cymru; Inside Out Cymru; Theatre Genedlaethol Cymru; Spectacle Theatre; Agor Drysau; RCT Borough Council; Porth County Comprehensive; Big Foot Arts; Fresh Ink; Design Detectives; Ysgol Hen Heol; Porth County Community School; National Youth Theatre of Wales; Artswork Cymru; Cyfle; Arad Goch’s Agor Drysau; Welsh National Opera.
Awards: - Director of the Year 2018: British Theatre Guide; The Last 5 Years -top 10 Regional Productions of 2018 by The Stage; To Kill A Machine – Best Director - Wales Theatre Awards 2016 (nominated); To Kill A Machine - Best Production - Wales Theatre Awards 2016 (nominated); Gair ar Gnawd – Best Production - Royal Philharmonic Awards 2016 (nominated); SXTO - Best Production for TYA - Wales Theatre Awards 2013 (nominated); Creative Wales Award 2015 - 2016: Researching Opera for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (winner).
She is also the acting coach for the BA Musical Theatre course at University of Wales Trinity St David’s. The 1st Undergraduate Musical Theatre course in Wales.
She is an Associate Artist with Arts Council Wales as well as being a Creative Agent and has a deep rooted passion for creative learning and embedding creative practices within communities.