Musical workshop with Lee Proud
Lee Proud is an award winning director and choreographer based in the U.K.
With a background in performing, Lee started his creative journey as resident choreographer on Billy Elliot the Musical in the West End and as assistant choreographer for the show on Broadway. He then worked as choreographer on many hit London productions and U.K. tours including Grand Hotel, Grey Gardens, Sunset Boulevard (and Sunset Boulevard at Home) The Producers, Rent, Carousel, Spring Awakening, Hairspray, Mack and Mabel and Once on this Island.
Internationally Lee has created new productions of Ghost, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia, Matilda, Rocky Horror Show, Spring Awakening, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof, Sister Act and Cabaret.
His new production of Kinky Boots in Copenhagen (director and choreographer) recently won the Reumert Award for Best Musical 2022 and is set to return due to popular demand in 2024.
Since 2019 Lee has worked as artistic director for the Icelandic broadcaster RUV, providing direction and choreography for all the acts competing for Eurovision, most notably the viral sensation Think About Things for Daði Freyr , Hatrið mun sigra for Hatari. and Turn This Around for the acclaimed rap group Daughters of Reykjavik.
Lee recently directed and choreographed Hairspray at Kilworth House Theatre in the U.K. and this year he returns to the venue to helm Singin in the Rain.
Lee is the winner of three Off-West End Awards, BroadwayWorld Award and two Griman Awards for Best Choreographer.
Song Steps and Stamina.
An intense and fun week of exploring the techniques and skills required for performances in musicals which demand stamina and high levels of fitness.
In every musical I work on, my aim is to create a group of performers who resemble an Olympic team. Strength, stamina and true grit are required so as to allow the performer to let their artistry flourish and lessen the anxiety performers experience when rehearsing a new show. This workshop week will involve learning high energy and detailed choreography /vocals from a variety of genres, alongside exercises for strengthening, breathing and core to allow the performer to really develop their skills in the modern musical theatre environment.
Note: Available participant seats are distributed on sign up at first-come, first-served basis.