Behind the mask: Cast & creatives

Gary Lloyd

Director and Choreographer

Award winning Gary Lloyd has fast become one of the UK’s most sought after Director / Choreographers.
Known for his crossover from music to theatre, Gary has worked as Creative Director with some of the world’s biggest artists on their live performances and arena tours, bringing his wealth of experience in latest technology and sound as well as his innate creative vision to the theatrical stage.

Theatre REFLECTIONS – The Holland-Dozier-Holland story – Stage West, Calgary; HEATHERS the Musical (Associate Director & Choreographer) The Other Palace & Theatre Royal Haymarket – WINNER Best New Musical WOS Awards 2018, Best Off West End Production West End Wilma Awards 2018; JNH 3 Decades of Music for Hollywood – James Newton Howard in Concert, European Tour; ONE NIGHT OF TINA – European tour; WAR DANCE – (Workshop) Ventura, Carnival Cruise Lines; THE KNIGHTS OF MUSIC – UK Tour; CARRIE the Musical – Southwark Playhouse – WINNER Best Off West End Production WOS Awards 2016, (Off West End Award nominee Best Director, Best Choreographer), GREASE, Silja Line / Belinda King Productions; OUR HOUSE – The Madness Musical, 2016 GSA Company, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; THRILLER LIVE! – Lyric Theatre, West End (2013/2012 Olivier Audience Award nominee and 2010 What’s On Stage Nominee Best New Musical and Best Choreographer), UK Tours, World Tour; 20TH CENTURY BOY – The Story of Marc Bolan, UK Tour (Broadway World winner for Best New Touring Musical and nominee for Best Choreographer and Best Actor in a Musical); SISTER ACT – 2015 GSA Company, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; FAME – the 25th Anniversary UK Tour; THE TINA TURNER EXPERIENCE – Gelredome Stadium, Arnhem; FOOTLOOSE – 2013 GSA Company, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford; FLASH MOB – Peacock Theatre; 20TH CENTURY BOY – Belgrade Theatre Coventry; HAiR The Musical – Piccadilly Theatre (in support of Help for Heroes), Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam and European Tour; 20th Century Boy – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (2011 What’s On Stage nominee for Best Regional Production); THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES – Theatre Royal Haymarket, UK & North American Tours; JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR – Scandinavian Tour, SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS – Kodak Theatre Los Angeles; WHAT A FEELING! –2006 UK Tour.

As Choreographer / Movement Director, CRUEL INTENTIONS – Palais du Varieté, Edinburgh Fringe Festival – WINNER Best Fringe Production Broadway World Awards 2019; JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT 50th Anniversary Touring Production; THE LIFE – English Theatre, Frankfurt; FAME The Musical – Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin and Ireland Tour; “ZIP” –Giant Olive Theatre; ASPECTS OF LOVE – UK Tour starring David Essex; AMADEUS – Sheffield Crucible; ANIMAL FARM – West Yorkshire Playhouse; MY FAIR LADY – Larnaca Festival and South East Asia Tour; CITY OF ANGELS – English Theatre Frankfurt; ZORRO the Musical – workshop Dir; Chris Renshaw. OH! WHAT A NIGHT – Associate Director/Choreographer;

TV, Film & Music Gary has also worked with many established artists which among others include: Giorgio Moroder; Kelly Clarkson; Leona Lewis; Robbie Williams; Pink; Anastasia; John Barrowman MBE; Peter Andre; Stooshe; Macy Gray; NeYo; Joe McElderry; Victoria Beckham; Jennifer Hudson; Sir Paul McCartney; Sir Cliff Richard; Dame Shirley Bassey; Sir Tom Jones; Robin Gibb; Ray Quinn; G4; Will Young; Gareth Gates; Emma Bunton; Lemar; Rachel Stevens; Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield; Girls Aloud; Liberty X; Dani Harmer; All Angels, RyanDan; Blake; Faryl Smith; Ordinary Boys; Blue; Atomic Kitten; Basement Jaxx; ABC; Soul II Soul and S Club 8.

Gary has acted as Creative Director and Choreographer for all of these acts working closely with each of them on their international tours, single / album launches and music videos.

Television credits include; “Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon”, movement coaching for Joseph Fiennes; “American Idol” Seasons 1 – 3; Disney’s “My Camp Rock”; “The X Factor”, BBC’s “Skate Nation” & “Jump Nation” and “The One and Only” all as choreographic expert and mentor; Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away; Brits 25; The Classical Brit Awards; The Royal Variety Performance; I DREAM; Eurovision Song Contest; Bump N Grind (Trouble TV); Comic Relief; ITV’s Avenue of the Stars; Commercials include: Victoria Beckham “VB” Denim Range Ad; Wispa “For The Love Of Wispa” commercial; Daz “I’m Too Sexy” commercial; Debenhams “Styling The Nation”.

Other credits include two Royal Gala Performances at the London Palladium and Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Artistic Director for the BAFTA Awards; The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Concert at the Palace and stage director and choreographer on the 2005 Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen at the Wales Millennium Centre. Gary is also a published author and his first book ‘MY LIFE WITH MICHAEL – Ten Years of Thriller Live’ is out now published by The Book Guild.


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