Michael Gyngell

Michael Gyngell

Michael has worked as an actor, writer and director for most of his life. He first appeared in the West End as choir member in the original production of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at the Albery Theatre in 1973.  He last appeared in Fame at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007. In between, he was in West Side Story, Starlight Express, Poppy, Caird/Nunn production of Peter Pan, Exclusive!, The Rink, Oh Kay!, Doctor Dolittle, Listen to the Wind, One Touch of Venus and Art.


Elsewhere he has been in From Choices to Chocolates (Riverside Studios, Hammersmith) Family Voices, Anyone Can Whistle, This Property is Condemned, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Maids (Everyman, Cheltenham) The Silver King and Merry Wives of Windsor (Chichester Festival Theatre) Bells are Ringing (Greenwich Theatre) Merrily We Roll Along (Library, Manchester) Richard II (Oldham Coliseum) The Lucky Chance (Derby Playhouse) 


He first directed at the Greenwich Theatre in 2000, it was a new musical called Bumpy Ride before working as Associate Director on the original production of The Play What I Wrote at the Wyndhams Theatre. He went on to work as associate for Yes Prime Minister at Trafalgar Studios, Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense at Duke of Yorks and  The Dresser at the Duke of Yorks.


He has also directed Bring it On at Kenneth More Ilford, Spring Awakening at Mirren Studio, the tours of Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense, Yes Prime Minister at Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford and UK Tour, The Play What I Wrote and When Harry Met Sally. He directed a new comedy Clittaford at St James Church, Piccadilly, Relatively Speaking and Confusions in South Africa as well as Summer Holiday in 2003 at Theatre Royal Plymouth.


He co-wrote the stage adaptation of Summer Holiday! which premiered at Blackpool Opera House in 1996. and has written Double Top for Valentine Productions / BBC Wales, Serena for SMG and the book for Close Encounters, a new musical which was performed at Century City, Los Angeles.  

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