Cameron Mackintosh

Producer, Stage manager, Chorus boy
One of the most prominent and important theatrical producers to emerge in the late Twentieth Century, Cameron Mackintosh was able to realize his childhood dream. At the age of eight, he was taken to see his first stage ... Read more »
Born: 10/17/1946 in Middlesex, England, GB

Filmography

Producer (7)

Les Misérables 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Putting It Together 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Producer

"Les Miserables" in Concert 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Producer

Little Shop of Horrors 1986 (Movie)

producer off-Broadway production (Producer)
Actor (4)

I'd Do Anything 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob Hope Lampoons Show Business 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Les Misérables 2012 (Movie)

(from English production of the original stage musical: "Les Miserables") (Source Material)
Music (1)

The Phantom of the Opera 2004 (Movie)

Original Stage Play Producer (Music Producer)
Other (1)

Biography

One of the most prominent and important theatrical producers to emerge in the late Twentieth Century, Cameron Mackintosh was able to realize his childhood dream. At the age of eight, he was taken to see his first stage musical "Salad Days" and was so enchanted he decided then and there he would grow up to produce similar entertainments. After dropping out of London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Mackintosh landed his first professional job as a chorus member and assistant stage manager for a touring company of "Oliver!" in 1965. Within four years, however, he had achieved his goal and produced an ill-fated revival of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes." Undaunted, Mackintosh persevered and finally had an international success with the revue of Stephen Sondheim songs, "Side by Side by Sondheim" in 1976. After mounting a long-running revival of "Oliver!" (1977-80) and "My Fair Lady" (1979), he teamed with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to present Lloyd Webber's "Cats" in London in 1981. The musical, adapted from poems by T S Eliot, has gone on to become the longest-running musical in Broadway history.

Relationships

Michael La Poer Trench

Companion

Robert Mackintosh Music Supervisor

Brother

Ian Mackintosh

Father

Diana Mackintosh

Mother

EDUCATION

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England 1964
attended for one year

Prior Park College

Catholic boarding school

Milestones

2012

Co-produced feature adaptation of popular musical drama "Les Misérables," directed by Tom Hooper; all-star cast included Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and Russell Crowe

2010

Staged West End revival of the musical "Hair" in London's Gielgud Theatre

2010

Produced "Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary" at London's O2 Arena; aired on PBS in U.S.

2000

Produced televised Sondheim tribute "Putting It Together"

1999

Closed Australian branch of his operation

1998

Returned to Broadway as presenter of Matthew Bourne's version of "Swan Lake"

1998

Subject of a one-night tribute "Hey, Mr. Producer!"; filmed for broadcast and shown on PBS in U.S.

1996

Produced the first version of Boublil-Schonberg's "Martin Guerre"; show has twice been revised

1996

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the theater

1995

Served as one of the producers of "Les Misérables in Concert," a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the show; filmed as a video and broadcast in U.S. on PBS

1994

Produced another successful revival of "Oliver!"

1993

Had another stage success with revival of "Carousel"; staged in NYC 1994

1990

Established endowment at Oxford for a visiting professor of contemporary theatre; visiting fellows have included Stephen Sondheim and Sir Richard Attenborough

1989

Produced the Boublil-Schonberg musical "Miss Saigon"; also the 1991 Broadway version

1986

With Lloyd Webber, co-produced "The Phantom of the Opera" in London; also co-produced the 1988 Broadway version

1985

Served as producer of the stage musical "Les Misérables" with a musical score by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg; transferred to Broadway 1987

1982

Co-produced the hit off-Broadway musical "Little Shop of Horrors"

1982

"Cats" produced on Broadway; in June 1997, became longest-running musical in Broadway history

1981

Teamed with Andrew Lloyd Webber to co-produce "Cats" in London

1980

Collaborated with Tom Lehrer on "Tomfoolery"

1977

Produced a successful London revival of "Oliver!" that ran for nearly three years

1976

Had first international success with the revue "Side by Side by Sondheim"; show first staged in London before transferring to Broadway

1972

Resumed career as producer with "Trelawney"

1968

Made debut as producer with "Anything Goes" in London; production flopped and temporarily ended producing career

1965

Hired as stage manager for British touring production of "Oliver!"; also appeared in the chorus

1954

Saw first stage musical "Salad Days"; decided then to be a producer

Raised in London, England

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