Cameron Mackintosh

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Cameron Mackintosh - Photo credit Michael Le Poer Trench

For over 45 years Cameron Mackintosh has been producing more musicals than anyone else in history, including the three longest-running musicals of all time, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats, which are still running extraordinarily successfully across the world.  Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre in London continues to sell out in its 29th year.   His new production of Miss Saigon in London has recently opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in London where advance ticket sales are already breaking box office records.   Mary Poppins, co-produced with Disney, continues to disperse her magic globally with numerous productions.   His new productions of Les Miserables, Oliver! and The Phantom of the Opera are all now opening around the world as if they were new shows.  Other international successes include Little Shop of Horrors, Side by Side by Sondheim, Follies, Martin Guerre, and The Witches of Eastwick and his revivals of My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! and Carousel.  Cameron’s hugely successful   film version of Les Miserables, produced in conjunction with Working Title and Universal,  brought this great musical to a whole audience and won Oscars, Gold Globes and BAFTAs.   Cameron owns seven theatres in London’s West End: Prince of Wales, Gielgud, Queen’s, Wyndham’s Noel Coward, Novello and Prince Edward, all of which have undergone spectacular refurbishment.  Cameron is also the co-owner of Music Theatre International, the World’s largest owner of secondary rights of the greatest musicals.  In 1995 his Company received the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement, and he was knighted in the 1996 New Year’s Honours for his services to the British Theatre and he has recently been the first British producer elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame on Broadway.