Andrew Griffiths

Andrew Griffiths - headshot on black. Male, wearing a blue suit, head and shoulders.

Biography

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Courses Taught: BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Actor Musician, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

Specialisms: Musical Direction, Composition

Originally from Sheffield, Andrew studied composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Music with honours and Postgraduate Diploma in composition.

Musical Director credits include: UK and Ireland tour of Annie (MichaelHarrison/David Ian), UK tour of Nativity! The Musical with a limited run at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith (Jamie Wilson Productions), The ToyBoy Diaries (Hope Mill Theatre), A Dream (Sheffield Theatres). As Assistant Musical Director: UK and Ireland tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita (Bill Kenwright), Legally Blonde (also orchestrations), South Pacific and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK Productions), Annie UK and Ireland Tour (Michael Harrison/David Ian)

Further instrumentalist credits include: Singin’ In The Rain, Legally Blonde (Kilworth House Theatre), Oliver! (Sheffield Theatres), Scrooge at the London Palladium (Bill Kenwright), and the UK Tour of the Lincoln Centre revival of South Pacific, Annie Get Your Gun (rehearsal pianist, Sheffield Theatres).

Andrew provided original music and sound design for Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down at the Lantern Theatre in Sheffield, orchestrations for Rockin’ Horses headlined by Michael Ball at London’s playhouse theatre, and musical preparation for This Is My Family at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. His critical performing edition of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience was recently performed by English Touring Opera on their recent UK tour.

In the Leeds area Andrew also teaches singing rep at SLP College in Garforth and is regularly employed as a répétiteur and guest artist by Opera North. He has also collaborated with the Geraldine Connor Foundation, culminating in a performance at the Leeds Playhouse.

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