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Elliott Ware

Musical Director

Elliott is a Musical Supervisor, Musical Director, Composer and Arranger having graduated from the Royal Academy of Music.

He was musical supervisor, music director, arranger and orchestrator for the original production (Hampstead Theatre) and West End transfer (The Harold Pinter Theatre) of Sunny Afternoon, a musical about The Kinks. The production won four Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music.

He has also worked as musical supervisor and/or musical director for the productions of We Will Rock You (London’s Dominion Theatre and Toronto); a stage production of Pete Townshend’s Quadrophenia (UK tour); Rock of Ages (London’s Shaftesbury and Garrick Theatres and original UK tour) and Footloose (London’s Playhouse Theatre).

Elliott has worked as co-musical director, keyboard player and string arranger for The Who, performing Quadrophenia at the Royal Albert Hall and appeared with other artists including Alice Cooper and Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen. He has been keyboard player for singer/songwriter Jim Diamond and has played keyboards for the West End productions of Wicked, Spamalot, Zorro, The Sound of Music and for the UK Tour of Flashdance.

He has also contributed as musical director to a UK tour of The Rocky Horror Show and the workshops of Get Up, Stand Up (The Bob Marley Musical) and Ordinary World, using the music of Duran Duran.

Other work as musical supervisor, musical director and/or keyboard player includes performances on TV and radio for Dancing On Ice (ITV); The Andrew Marr Show (BBC); Dancing With The Stars (RTE); Al Murray’s Happy Hour with Queen (ITV); The London Music Awards at The Roundhouse; the BBC’s World Cup ’66 Live at Wembley Arena; Children In Need (BBC); Comic Relief (BBC); Weekend Wogan (BBC Radio 2); Gaby Roslin (Radio London) and numerous concerts, music festivals and recordings.