Evita The Musical

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical EVITA will open at the Sydney Opera House in September 2018, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince.

Evita The Musical
Sydney Opera House

Theatre Address

Bennelong Point Sydney NSW 2000
Tina Arena

Creative Team

Larry Fuller - Choreographer

Larry Fuller’s Broadway choreographic works include Evita (he also did the original London production), Sweeney Todd, On the Twentieth Century, Merrily We Roll Along, A Doll’s Life and the American premiere of Kurt Weill’s Silver Lake, for the New York City Opera. Mr. Fuller both directed and choreographed the Off-Broadway musical Love, which won two Outer Critics Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, and a summer spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, Gotta Get Away. His nonmusical directorial credits include two New York Off-Broadway productions by Canadian playwright, Maxim Mazumdar, Oscar Remembered, at the Provincetown Playhouse and Invitation to the Dance, at American Theater of Actors. In Europe he directed and choreographed the first European productions of Candide, Girl Crazy and On the Town, along with four German productions of West Side Story. He worked on the films A Little Night Music, starring Elizabeth Taylor, and The Boarding School, starring Nastassja Kinski. At the Theatre An Der Wien, in Vienna, he created the highly successful dance evening, Jazz and the Dancing Americans, and for the London Festival Ballet, a classical piece entitled Humors of Man. Also in London he directed and choreographed the West End hits Marilyn, the Musical and Time. For Evita, Mr. Fuller received a Tony Award nomination for outstanding choreography, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Distinguished Choreography, and two New York Critics Circle Awards for his work in Sweeney Todd and Evita and a New York Television Academy Award for choreographing Our American Musical Heritage series on WCBS-TV. He has twice staged and choreographed both the Tony and Emmy Awards, which were internationally telecast. Mr. Fuller’s credits also include the musical staging for the first national tour of Jekyll and Hyde, directing and choreographing three national tours of Evita, the world premiere of J.F.K. – A Musical Drama and On Your Toes with the Stuttgart Ballet.

Timothy O’Brien - Designer

Educated at Cambridge University 1949-52 and as a Henry Fellow and Fulbright Scholar at the Yale School of Drama 1952-3, his career began in television at the BBC in 1954. From 1956-65, he was Head of Design of ABC Televisions. As an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1966, he has designed 31 productions for the company, in particular productions of Troilus and Cressida, and Richard II, directed by John Barton; The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pericles, Prince of Tyre and Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Terry Hands and Enemies, Summerfolk, The Lower Depths and The Zykovs all by Maxim Gorky, directed by David Jones. His designs for the National Theatre include Next of Kin, directed by Harold Pinter; John Gabriel Borkman, directed by Peter Hall and Tales from the Vienna Woods, directed by Maximilian Schell. He designed his fi rst opera, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, in 1958 for Sadler’s Wells and has since designed operas for Covent Garden, ENO, the Vienna State Opera, the Kirov in Leningrad, La Scala, Milan, and opera houses in Berlin, Adelaide, Sydney, Cologne, Oslo, Amsterdam, Geneva and Lisbon. The best known of these have been Michael Tippett’s The Knot Garden, directed by Peter Hall; The Bassarids, directed by Hans Werner Henze; Peter Grimes and Wozzeck, directed by Elijah Moshinsky; Lulu, directed by Gotz Friedrich and Luciano Berio’s Outis and Wagner’s Ring Cycle, directed by Graham Vick. In 1978, he designed the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Evita in partnership with Tazeena Firth, directed by Harold Prince. At the Prague Quadriennale, he was joint winner of the Gold Medal for set design in 1976; and in 1991 joint winner of the Golden Triga for the best national exhibit. From 1984-1991, he was Chairman of the Society of British Theatre Designers and in 1991 he was appointed a Royal Designer for Industry. In 1997, he married the designer Jenny Jones.

Richard Winkler - Lighting Designer

Richard Winkler has designed for Broadway, off-Broadway, national and international tours and regional theatres, working on plays, musicals, opera, concerts, and dance. He has designed many productions of Evita, including that show’s 20th anniversary US national tour. His other work has been seen on tours and in theatres throughout the United States on such productions as Hairspray, Disney’s When You Wish, The Who’s Tommy, White Christmas, A Wonderful Life, Dreamgirls, Hello, Dolly!, Swing!, West Side Story, Cats, A Chorus Line, My Fair Lady, Kiss Me Kate, Anything Goes, Funny Girl, and Jekyll and Hyde. He also designed a number of Kennedy Center concerts, including Patti Lu Pone, Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, and Wynonna and Naomi Judd. He has also designed productions of The Little Prince, Be Aggressive, Woman In Black, Jerusalem, American Fiesta, Waverly Gallery, The Underpants, Dirty Blonde, Nickel and Dimed, and Wit. Richard is also a Broadway producer who has won four Tony Awards: The Norman Conquests, Memphis: The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Currently on Broadway: the hit musical Come From Away and the play 1984. Currently in the West End: Dreamgirls.

Mick Potter - Sound Designer

Mick has designed the sound for numerous world premiere productions including: Saturday Night Fever (London, New York, worldwide), Bombay Dreams (London, New York), The Woman in White (London, New York), Zorro The Musical (London, Paris, worldwide), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s productions of The Sound of Music (London, Toronto, worldwide) and The Wizard of Oz (London, Toronto, worldwide), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London), Sister Act (London, worldwide), Love Never Dies (London, worldwide), Betty Blue Eyes (London), Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Celebration (London), The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Celebration (London), Evita (London, New York, worldwide), Barnum (Chichester, UK Tour), From Here To Eternity (London), Half a Sixpence (London), Miss Saigon (London, New York, worldwide), Sunset Boulevard (London, New York), Cats (New York), School of Rock (London, New York, worldwide). Mick created all new sound designs for The Phantom of the Opera (London, New York, worldwide) and Les Misérables (London, New York, worldwide). Awards: The Woman in White (2005 Olivier Award), The Phantom of the Opera Las Vegas (2006 Parnelli Sound Designer Of The Year Award), Love Never Dies (2011 Green Room Award, 2011 Helpmann Award nominee), Les Misérables (2014 Tony Award nominee Best Sound Design, 2014 Green Room Award nominee, 2015 Helpmann Award for Best Sound, 2016 Broadway World Audience Award Asia), Miss Saigon (2014 Broadway World Audience Award UK), School of Rock (2016 Drama Desk Award nominee), Cats (2017 Drama Desk Award nominee).

Duncan McLean - Video and Projection Designer

West End theatre includes: Big Fish (The Other Palace), Labour of Love (Noël Coward), Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes and Cinderella (Sadlers Wells/UK Tour), Committee…A New Musical, Saint Joan, Limehouse, One Night in Miami…, Privacy, City of Angels and Phyllida Lloyd’s Shakespeare Trilogy, Julius Caesar, Henry VI and The Tempest (Donmar Warehouse), Cinderella (London Palladium), Love in Idleness (Menier Chocolate Factory/Apollo Theatre), Hangmen (Royal Court/Wyndham’s), The Hairy Ape, A Flea in Her Ear, The Tempest, The Real Thing, The Norman Conquests and All About My Mother (Old Vic), The Spoils and Richard III (Trafalgar Studios), The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre/Worldwide), Impossible (Noël Coward), Urinetown (Apollo), Shrek the Musical (Drury Lane/UK Tour), Derren Brown – Infamous (Palace Theatre/UK Tour), Let it Be (Savoy/UK Tour/ Worldwide), All New People (Duke of York’s/UK Tour) and Frost/ Nixon (Gielgud). New York theatre includes: Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes (City Center), Privacy (Public Theater, New York), The Tempest (St Ann’s Warehouse, New York), Let it Be (St James) and The Norman Conquests (Circle in the Square). Other theatre includes: The Christmasaurus (Hammersmith Apollo), Nativity the Musical, One Love: The Bob Marley Musical and The Exorcist (Birmingham Rep), Monster Raving Loony (The Drum, Plymouth/Soho Theatre), Singlespies and If Only (Chichester Festival Theatre/UK Tour), Deathtrap (Salisbury Playhouse), 9 to 5 – The Musical (UK Tour) and Chris Cox – Fatal Attraction (UK Tour). International theatre includes: Evita (International and New Zealand Tour) and Ghost the Musical (Germany). Opera includes: Macbeth and The Flying Dutchmen (NI Opera/WNO) and Inside Wagner’s Head (Royal Opera House). Events includes: Freemasons Tercentenary, Kristina and War Horse Prom (Royal Albert Hall), Still Game Live 2: Bon Voyage, Gary Tank Commander and Still Game Live (Hydro Arena Glasgow), The Sherlock Holmes Experience and The Game’s Afoot (Madame Tussaud’s), 28 Days Later, Dr Strangelove and Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back (Secret Cinema), Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse – Legends! (UK Tour) and The Hairy Bikers Big Night Out (UK Tour). Television work includes: BBC News and Sport, BT Sport, London Olympics 2012, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice, Big Brother and BBC documentary, Unknown Islands.

David Cullen - Orchestration

David Cullen has worked as a keyboard player, composer, record producer and arranger. He is best known as the orchestrator of musicals in London and New York. Theatre credits include: Cats, Starlight Express, Song & Dance, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, By Jeeves, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game, Abbacadabra, Children of Eden, Stepping Out, Can-Can, The Baker’s Wife, Carmen Jones and The Woman in White. He also provided orchestrations for Disney’s Geppetto and Cinderella. Film: The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats and Evita.

Guy Simpson - Musical Supervisor

Guy was recently the Musical Director of the 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews for Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House. He is currently supervising productions of The Wizard of Oz and Dream Lover in Australia. Earlier this year he conducted concerts of the opera Prima Donna and the show Rufus Does Judy with Rufus Wainwright at the Adelaide Festival and the Auckland Festival. As an orchestrator recent projects include the musicals Ladies in Black and Dream Lover. He also produced the cast album of Dream Lover for Sony. Guy’s work on The Phantom of the Opera began in Australia in 1990 and has continued for the past 25 years with productions in Auckland, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, Brazil (in Portuguese), Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing and Seoul where he produced 2 cast recordings in Korean. He has had a similar long association with Miss Saigon since the original production – conducting or supervising productions in Australia, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Brazil, Seoul, The Netherlands and Japan. Other international productions include Cats (Australia, New Zealand), Chicago (Australia, Hong Kong) and We Will Rock You – the QUEEN musical (Australia, Japan). Other productions in Australia include Passion, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum starring Geoffrey Rush and Love Never Dies – the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Cabaret, Company, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Pirates of Penzance, Snoopy, Seesaw, Zorba, Funny Girl, Call Me Madam, Mack and Mabel, The Music Man, They’re Playing Our Song, Carousel, Oklahoma!, Camelot, Little Me, Follies, Promises Promises, Gypsy, Guys and Dolls and West Side Story.

Daniel Kutner - Associate Director

Daniel Kutner is the resident associate director to Broadway legend Harold Prince. Projects with Mr. Prince include the new musicals LoveMusik by Alfred Uhry at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, Paradise Found at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and Prince of Broadway, a retrospective on Mr. Prince’s 70 year career in show business which opened on Broadway this past August. A Temple University graduate and a Philadelphia native, Dan served as the Inaugural Directing Fellow at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, assisting Tony Award winners Anna D. Shapiro and Pam MacKinnon. From there, Dan became the Robert Moss Directing Resident at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Off-Broadway directing credits include: the world premiere hit musical, I Love You Because at the Village Theater and It Must Be Him starring Peter Scolari at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. Dan co-conceived and directed Lea Salonga’s sold-out debut at the Cafe Carlyle, The Journey So Far in 2010, as well as her follow-up engagement in 2011, New York in June. He has also collaborated with Judy Kuhn for her debut at Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, and Barbara Cook for her 80th Birthday concert at Carnegie Hall. In December 2011, Dan made his directorial debut in Japan with All My Sons, produced by the Umeda Arts Theatre and presented at Tokyo’s New National Theatre and in Osaka. The production was filmed and broadcast by NHK. Other credits in Japan include: 4 Stars: One World of Broadway Musicals starring Lea Salonga, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, and Yu Shirota at the Aoyama Theatre in June 2013, as well as a new version of Maury Yeston’s Phantom at the ACT Theatre in September 2014. Other global credits include: South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz’s new show, The Power Struggle in Cape Town in March 2015, and a new musical version of Romeo & Juliet, with 4D scenic effects in Moscow, Russia.

R. Kim Jordan - Associate Choreographer

Kim Jordan started her career as a ballet dancer. First with NY School of Ballet (Terpsichore) then with Zurich Opera Ballet and Elliot Feld Ballet. After 2 seasons on Fame (the TV series) choreographed by Debbie Allen, Kim moved back to NY to pursue theatre. After several shows in the regions and several more Broadway shows working for Peter Gennaro, Jerome Robbins, and Twyla Tharp to name a few, Kim was cast to be the Tango Dancer and understudy the Mistress in Evita directed by Hal Prince and Choreographed by Larry Fuller. Evita took her to 5 continents (now 6) and 27 different productions as the choreographic supervisor. She re-joined the original creative team to recreate the direction and choreography for a national tour in the USA. Thus began her mentorship under these illustrious men. Since then she has directed Children’s Opera at Lincoln Center several shows for Norwegian Cruise Lines/ Oceania and choreographed many national tours, Oklahoma!, Grand Hotel and Meet Me in St Louis to name a few, as well as assisting Larry Fuller on Jekyll and Hyde on Broadway, and the National tour. Kim has sat on the Board of AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Actors) and currently is in her 9th year as the 2nd VP of Actors’ Equity Association (the oldest performing union in the States). Ms Jordan comes from true Broadway royalty (3rd generation), but is most proud of her daughter who graduated from University / Drama School this year and opening in a new play in NYC this October.