ANDY MANNING

Musical Director / Singing / Masterclass

Originally from Christchurch, Andy is in high demand as an actor, singer, musical director, composer and pianist. He graduated from NASDA in 2013 and was based in Auckland for 5 years. For the Court Theatre, he performed in AMADEUS, was Musical Director for THAT BLOODY WOMAN, following it's Auckland Theatre Company and Christchurch Arts Festival seasons, and had his musical, SAUCERY, written with Will Robertson, read at the Mid-Winter Readings. He was the Musical Director for ROCK OF AGES, for Christchurch’s Magnitude Productions, and for TWISTED and HUNGOVER at Basement Theatre. He also performed in BILLY ELLIOT for Auckland Theatre Company.

He has also composed for, and played in numerous shows with Tim Bray Productions and was the resident Musical Director for HOTSPOT, a monthly cabaret event. He accompanied Zuleka Khan for her cabaret 'TRIAGE!' earlier this year, which was awarded Best Cabaret, at the Auckland Fringe Festival. He co-wrote and performed in PUSS with Nomi Cohen as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival 2018, and was the Musical Director for KEEP OUT OF MY BOX, with Torum Heng at the 2016 NZICF.


He is a regular tutor at the Christchurch International Music Theatre Summer School, NYTC and Central City Music Theatre and has lectured at Unitec Stage and Screen School, South Seas Academy, National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts, New Zealand Performing Arts and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.


Andy is completed his Masters in Musical Direction at the Royal Conservatoire in Scotland in 2019, and is now based in Christchurch.

 

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