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Gary is originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne and trained at ArtsEd, London.
He is currently a Creative Associate on the hit Musical ‘Nativity!’ for Birmingham Rep, and is Musical Director and Arranger for a brand new revival of ‘Summer Holiday’ touring the South East of England this summer. He will work as MD for ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’ in Northampton this Christmas, starring Richard David Caine & Keala Settle. Gary has perfect pitch, can transpose at sight, and regularly works in musical improvisation, composition and rearranging. He regularly sight reads to a high level for various auditions, workshops and rehearsals.
MD & Arranger: Summer Holiday (MTP) My Dearest Mr Coward (Worcester Rep Theatre), Cabaret (Emil Dale), Dick Whittington (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Between the Covers, Live and Tripping, Cabaret Whores, Unleashed, A New Land Waits, Between the Covers (Crazy Coqs), Invade my Privacy (The Other Palace), Cream (Canal Cafe), Summer Holiday (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), John and Jen (Guildford Fringe), News Revue (Canal Cafe/Southbank Festival/ Edinburgh Fringe), The Story of Bart (London Hippodrome), Songs my Dad Said I Should Sing (Leicester Square Theatre), If It Only Runs a Minute (Landor), Reuben Kaye Live (The Pheasantry), Songs for a New World (Battersea Barge), The Secret Garden (University of Cumbria), ArtsEd Foundation Showcase 2018-22, Arden Musical Theatre Showcase (The Lowry, Salford), A Night for Jennifer (Lyric- West End), Betwixt! (Assistant MD – Trafalgar Studios), West Side Story (Assistant MD – Leatherhead Theatre).
Director: The Addams Family (Beck Theatre, Hayes), Dear Santa (Evolution), Sound of Music (Kingston Rose), Wizard of Oz (Rhoda McGaw), Footloose, Hairspray (Arts Depot), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Leatherhead Theatre), Threepenny Opera (Stockport Garrick), The Pilgrimmage, Much Ado About Nothing (Poynton School), Beauty and the Beast (Birmingham Symphony Hall – Stagecoach 30), There’s Something Between Us (Online).
Theatre as an Actor/Musician: Wishee Washee in Aladdin (QDOS), Keez in CBeebies Live! (UK Arena Tour), The Great Big Gig (Royal Festival Hall), Elf in Dear Santa (UK Tours and Singapore – Evolution), The 12 Tenors (China Tour), Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol:The Musical (UK Tour and Charing Cross), Otto in Spring Awakening (Kingston Rose), Prince Kazbeki/Michael in Caucasian Chalk Circle (Shoreditch), Invade my Privacy, Cabaret Whores, Live and Tripping (Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly Circus), The Suggestibles (Bristol Old Vic and various tour dates), Callum in Our House, Doctor in Grand Hotel (ArtsEd), Pirate Pete in Robinson Crusoe (New Theatre, Cardiff), Ensemble in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Plymouth) Seabourn Cruise Lines (Belinda King), Beyond Broadway (Tyne Theatre), Broadway to West End (Theatre Royal Drury Lane). Workshop: Perry in Bumblescratch! (Network Theatre)
TV: Byker Grove (Zenith North/BBC), Scrap (White Balance), Bang Bang (The Long Weekend)
He is a former creative for Viking Ocean Cruises and for the last few years has performed and arranged his critically acclaimed solo show Gary Jerry: The Piano Man worldwide. He is a former Associate MD for the record breaking NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre and Pleasance, Edinburgh), a previous Head of Singing at The Brighton Academy and has worked as a Guest Musical Director and Arranger on performances and projects for ArtsEd, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Emil Dale Academy & Arden School of Theatre Manchester. He is a lead creative for Stagecoach Performing Arts worldwide and was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of the Arts, Barcelona. He also hosts the Theatre Podcast “Behind the Prosc”, as well as arranging and composing for The NewsRevue Lockdown Podcast, aswell as being a Workshop host and accompanist for conservatoires, workshops and events across the UK.