PROFILE

BENJAMIN HOLDER

Musical Director/Supervisor

Benjamin is from North West England and studied Music at Oxford University and Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music.

As musical director/supervisor, credits include: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (UK tour 2020); Freaky Friday (Arts Ed); Son of Rambow (The Other Palace); Billionaire Boy (Nuffield Southampton & UK tour); Em (Royal Central School of Speech & Drama); The Beautiful Game (NYMT, The Other Palace); Billy The Kid (NYMT); Crazy For You (UK tour); Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith); The Entertainer (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, Garrick Theatre); Laila (Watford Palace Theatre & UK tour); Cinderella (Lyric Hammersmith); The King (Peter Schaufuss Balletten, European Tour); Sweeney Todd (Twickenham Theatre); Brass (NYMT, Leeds City Varieties); The Beautiful Game(Union Theatre).

As assistant/associate MD: Funny Girl (Théâtre Marigny, Paris); Local Hero (Lyceum, Edinburgh); Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion, London); Romeo & Juliet (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Little Shop of Horrors (Manchester Royal Exchange).

As a keyboard player: Book of Mormon (London & UK tour); Les Misérables (UK tour); Jersey Boys(Piccadilly, London); The Bodyguard (UK tour).

Television credits include: The One Show (BBC1); You’ve Been a Lovely Audience (BBC4); Our Gay Wedding: The Musical (Channel 4).

Ben spent the academic year 2013-14 as Associate Musical Director at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.