About Colin Billing

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Colin Billing

Colin Billing is a London based conductor, musical director, pianist, arranger & vocal coach.  Working predominantly in the world of musical theatre.  As a pianist and keyboard player he is a very strong sight reader, and has worked extensively accompanying singers where he is regarded as an expressive and sympathetic performer.

In the theatre his Musical Director credits include Lend Me A Tenor - the musical (Gielgud Theatre, London & Theatre Royal, Plymouth), Chasing Fate (Birmingham Hippodrome), Godspell (UK Tour), Lift Off! (opening show at Leicester's CURVE), Wizard Of Oz (Leicester Haymarket), Beauty & The Beast (Hexagon Theatre Reading), Three Men In A Boat (UK tour), The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe (Leicester Haymarket), Brenda Bly – Teen Detective (Bridewell Theatre, London), Beyond Phantom (UK tour), R.S.V.P.  A.S.A.P., No-One In The World  & Is There Life After Highschool? (Cochrane Theatre, London), A Slice Of Saturday Night (UK tour), Kaye’s The Word (the Plush Room, San Francisco & UK tour), West Side Story (Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama), Into The Woods (Urdang Academy), the world premiere of Hope (Cochrane Theatre & Westminster Theatre, London), The Beggars Opera (Cochrane Theatre, London), You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow and Nearly All Sondheim Volume One (Greenwich Playhouse), Just So & Jane Eyre (Regent, Christchurch), Chess, Oklahoma!, The Sound Of Music (Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth), West End Gold (Winter Gardens, Bournemouth & tour). 

Colin BillingColin has conducted & arranged music for countless recordings, concerts & events nationwide, including the "last night" concert at Leicester's Haymarket Theatre, and the opening production at the new venue - CURVE.  He was musical director for the Russian soprano Marina Laslo and her Russian Romances show at the Barbican.  For the last five years Colin has been musical director and arranger for Christmas with the Salvation Army at the Royal Albert Hall.

Colin also works extensively developing new musicals and has worked as arranger/orchestrator and musical director on a number of projects including prolifically with British composer Charles Miller.  He is also the co-founder of the Big Little Theatre School, a thriving theatre school and youth theatre based in Bournemouth.

Last year Colin was producer and musical supervisor for Jon Lee's debut solo album - Fallen Angel.  He was also musical supervisor for Arthur's Quest (a new musical at this year's Edinburgh Festival) and musical director and arranger for Sleeping Arrangements, a new musical by Chris Burgess at the Landor Theatre. Colin is musical director for Olivier award winning American song & dance man Tim Flavin, and the new motown girl group The Diamantes.

Colin is currently Musical Supervisor for Imagine Theatre, and musical director and arranger for A Spoonful Of Sherman the new revue celebrating three generations of Sherman songwriters.

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