Nick Lloyd Webber
Simon Lee’s theatre credits includes, as music supervisor and/or orchestrator: The Little Prince (both its theatre premiere in Canada, and its symphonic concert premiere in Abu Dhabi); Grey Gardens; Grand Hotel(Southwark Playhouse); Tell Me on a Sunday (Duchess / Gielgud); Pippin (Menier Chocolate Factory); Love Never Dies; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Evita (Adelphi); The Woman in White(Palace and Broadway); The Sound of Music (Palladium); The Beautiful Game (Cambridge); Jesus Christ Superstar (Broadway and globally) and Romance Romance (Gielgud). He is also the music supervisor on The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium 2017) and The Braille Legacy (Charing Cross Theatre 2017), for which he is also the orchestrator.
Film, as conductor and music supervisor: the yet to be released Broadway 4D; The Phantom of the Opera (3 Academy Award nominations, including best song, for which Simon composed the orchestration); Bjork: Vespertine Live at the Royal Opera House; Jesus Christ Superstar (International Emmy Award); Cats.
Recording: has conducted around 50 albums ranging from the more classical (Jose Carreras, Sarah Chang), through musical theatre (Elaine Paige, Maria Friedman, Michael Ball), to pop/rock (Primal Scream, Boyzone). Also many soundtracks and cast albums.
Simon has conducted many of the world's greatest orchestras, from the London Symphony Orchestra to the Tokyo Philharmonic. He conducted Bernstein's On The Town, The Mikado and Kismet at English National Opera, Porgy and Bess at Regents Park and, most recently, Tosca. Simon also conducts the symphonic Disney, Pixar and Frozen concerts with the CBSO.
Bretta Gerecke is an international award-winning Set, Lighting and Costume Designer who works in Theatre, Musicals, Circus and Opera. She is the resident designer at Catalyst Theatre (Canada) where she creates and tours new work throughout the world. Bretta designs for companies such as The RSC, Cirque du Soleil, The Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Edmonton Opera, Vancouver Opera and The National Arts Centre. She is the recipient of over twenty-five awards including a nomination for the Lucille Lortel Award (costume design Off - Broadway) and three times short-listed for the Siminovitch Prize. Last year she represented Canada in Prague at the Scenography Quadrennial and her costume designs were exhibited in Moscow and Beijing. She is a marathon runner and continues her work as an Archaeological Illustrator.