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Phil Bateman

Arranger, Musical Director, Musical Supervisor


Katie Haines

Phil was the original Music Supervisor/Arranger on the Olivier award-winning Our House (Cambridge) and was also the Original MD on the multi award winning Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace). Since then he has continued to specialise on new musicals and has worked with an eclectic array of composers and other artists.

He specialises in helping to create new musicals and has worked with artists as diverse as Elton John, Madness, Mark Knopfler, David Arnold, Pet Shop Boys, Lily Allen, Harry Hill, Alan Parker, Lee Hall, Stephen Daldry and Kwame Kwei-Amah. Other credits include:

Get Up Stand Up (The Bob Marley Musical)
Lyric Shaftesbury (Dir. Clint Dyer) – Musical Supervisor/Arranger
(nominated for Best New Musical Olivier / Winner Best Orchestrations Olivier 2022)

The Man in the White Suit
Bath Theatre Royal/Wyndhams (Dir. Sean Foley / music. Charlie Fink) – MD / Arranger

Local Hero
Edinburgh Lyceum (Dir. John Crowley / music. Mark Knopfler) MD

As You Like It
Regentʼs Park Open Air Theatre (Dir. Max Webster / music: Charlie Fink/) – MD / Arranger

One Love
Birmingham Rep (Dir. Kwame Kwei-Armah / music: Bob Marley) – Music Supervisor / Vocal Arranger

Bugsy Malone
Lyric Hammersmith (Dir. Sean Holmes / music: Paul Williams) – MD / Arranger (nominated for Best Olivier Revival 2016)

The Lorax
The Old Vic / Toronto / Minneapolis / San Diego (Dir. Max Webster / music: Charlie Fink) MD / Arranger (nominated for Family Entertainment Olivier 2016)

Made in Dagenham
Adelphi (Dir. Rupert Goold / music: David Arnold) – Music Supervisor / Vocal Arranger

Harry Hillʼs X Factor Musical I Canʼt Sing!
Palladium (Dir. Sean Foley / music: Steve Brown) – Music Supervisor / MD / Vocal Arranger

Imagine This
New London (Dir. Tim Sheader / music: Shuki Levy) – Music Supervisor / Vocal Arranger

Hello Dolly
Regentʼs Park Open Air (Dir. Tim Sheader / music Jerry Herman) – MD

Extra MD credits include The Miser (Bath / Richmond / Garrick), Gigi (Regents Park), Present Laughter and She Loves Me (Chichester) , Human Comedy, My Dadʼs A Birdman (music by Pet Shop Boys), Vernon God Little, After Miss Julie and Three Sisters (all Young Vic), Piaf (Sheffield Crucible) and Return to the Forbidden Planet (UK Tour).

He was Singing Coach / Vocal Arranger on the movies Kinky Boots and Cemetery Junction and co-composer on Gareth Maloneʼs Big Performance and Extreme School, both for CBBC.

Call Katie to discuss Phil or other Arrangers, Musical Directors & Musical Supervisors

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