Gareth Valentine

Gareth studied at the Royal College of Music and then with Sir Peter Pears at Aldeburgh’s Advanced School of Singing and Strings. He has since worked as Composer, Musical Supervisor, Musical Director, Musical Arranger and Performer.

2016

42nd STREET
Theatre du Chatelet
WEST SIDE STORY (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
Reef Television
STRICTLY GERSHWIN
Director: Derek Deane
Queensland Ballet
GUYS AND DOLLS
Director: Gordon Greenberg
Phoenix and Tour

2015

GUYS AND DOLLS
Gordon Greenberg
West End/Savoy Theatre/UK Tour
HEY OLD FRIENDS
(Sondheim 85th Birthday celebration Gala)
Theatre Royal/Richard Douglas Productions
THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH
Thom Southerland
Regional tour
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
Rachel Kavanaugh
Regent’s Park Open Air
FOLLIES
Craig Revel Horwood
Royal Albert Hall
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Robert Carsen
Théâtre Du Châtelet

2014

CITY OF ANGELS
Josie Rourke
Donmar Warehouse
GUYS AND DOLLS
Gordon Greenberg
Chichester Festival Theatre/Runaway Entertainment
HOME (Revival)
Nadia Fall
National Theatre, Shed
PAJAMA GAME
Richard Eyre
Shaftesbury Theatre

2013

50TH BIRTHDAY NATIONAL THEATRE
Nicholas Hytner
National Theatre
HOME
Nadia Fall
National Theatre, Shed
PAJAMA GAME
Richard Eyre
Chichester Festival Theatre

Previous Productions

KISS ME KATE
(Musical Supervisor)
Trevor Nunn
Chichester/Old Vic
CRAZY FOR YOU
(Musical Supervisor, Dance Arrangements and Musical Director
Timothy Sheader
Open Air Theatre/Novello
END OF THE RAINBOW
(Musical Supervisor)
Terry Johnson
Trafalgar Studios
THE KING AND I
(Musical Supervisor)
Jeremy Sams
Royal Albert Hall, RPO
INTO THE WOODS
(Musical Supervisor)
Open Air Theatre
SONDHEIM AT 80 CONCERTS
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG & COMPANY
(Musical Supervisor)
Michael Grandage
Donmar Warehouse
GONE WITH THE WIND
(Musical Supervisor)
Trevor Nunn
New London Theatre
WICKED
(Musical Supervisor)
Joe Mantello
West End
ACORN ANTIQUES
(Musical Supervisor)
Trevor Nunn
Haymarket, West End/UK Tour
MARIA FRIEDMAN’S REARRANGED
(Musical Supervisor and Dance Arranger)
Trafalgar Studios
PORGY & BESS
(Musical Supervisor and Arranger)
Trevor Nunn
Savoy Theatre
SINATRA
(Musical Supervisor and Conductor)
David Leveaux
London Palladium
ALADDIN (2004/5)
(Composer and Musical Supervisor)
Sean Mathias
Old Vic (starring Ian McKellen)
CHILDREN WILL LISTEN
THE WORDS AND MUSIC OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM
(Musical Supervisor)
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
MUSICALITY
(Musical Supervisor/Judge)
TV Series/Channel 4
ANYTHING GOES
(Winner Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production)
(Musical Supervisor)
Trevor Nunn
Drury Lane/Royal National Theatre
TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT
(Musical Supervisor and Dance Arranger)
(Musical Supervisor)
Ben Elton
Victoria Palace
JANIE DEE IN DIVAS AT THE DONMAR
(Musical Supervisor)
Donmar Warehouse
MY ONE & ONLY
(Musical Supervisor)
Loveday Ingram
Piccadilly Theatre

As Musical Director

KISS ME KATE
Michael Blakemore
Victoria Palace
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
(Musical Supervisor)
Michael Grandage
Donmar Warehouse
CHICAGO
Walter Bobbie
Adelphi Theatre, London, Gottenburg, Tokyo, Seoul, Madrid and Moscow
DAMN YANKEES
Jack O’Brien
Adelphi Theatre
NINE
David Leveaux
Donmar Warehouse
CAMELOT
Frank Dunlop
Covent Garden Festival
COMPANY
Sam Mendes
Donmar Warehouse
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
Hal Prince
Shaftesbury Theatre
MISS SAIGON
Nick Hytner
Theatre Royal
THE BAKER’S WIFE
Phoenix Theatre
CATS
Trevor Nunn
New London Theatre
CLOSER THAN EVER
Vaudeville Theatre
KISS ME KATE
Adrian Noble
Royal Shakespeare Company
CABARET
Gillian Lynne
Aldwych Theatre
TOAD OF TOAD HALL
Old Vic
42ND STREET
Gower Champion
Theatre Royal
WINDY CITY
Peter Wood
Victoria Palace

Other Theatre

CHITA
(Chita Rivera Tribute)
Scott Ellis, New York
STRIKE UP THE BAND
Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Project
PANAMA HATTIE
Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Project
110 IN THE SHADE
Ian Marshall Fisher
Lost Musicals Project
ANNIE
Richard Sampson
Sheffield Crucible
POLISHING THE SUN
Tudor Davies
Barn Theatre
SLEEP WITH FRIENDS
Wayne Sleep
Bath & York
OH KAY!
Ian Judge
Chichester Festival Theatre
OLIVER!
Peter Coe
Toronto & UK Tour
ALONE TOGETHER
Michael Pennington
King’s Head
SWAN ESTER
Frank Dunlop
Young Vic
TAKE EIGHT
Anthony Bowles
Royal Exchange
BRYNFEST
Daniel Evans
Royal Festival Hall (Bryn Terfel/WNO Orchestra)
STRICTLY GERSHWIN (2008) Arranger:
English National Ballet
Royal Albert Hall and Coliseum

Recordings

MUSICALITY
END OF THE RAINBOW
LOVE NEVER DIES
ANYTHING GOES
THE BAKER’S WIFE
COMPANY
CHICAGO
KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN

Gareth’s workshop productions include Finding Neverland, Love Never Dies, Porgy & Bess (Directed by Trevor Nunn), Acorn Antiques, Radio Times, Sunset Boulevard and Aspects of Love.
He has conducted the BBC Concert Orchestra on numerous occasions including BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night at the Mermaid Theatre. He has also conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, English National Ballet Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, WNO Orchestra and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris among others.
He was an Adjudicator for the Llangollen International Eisteddfod and the BBC Voice of Musical Theatre.
Gareth’s Requiem was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and was released in 2001 on the TER label. It has been performed all over the world including Paris, Washington, San Francisco, Melbourne, Colorado, Scandinavia, San Diego, Southwark Cathedral, London and Helsinki.
His ballet Strictly Gershwin (ENB) was performed at the Albert Hall and on a UK Tour.