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Séimí Campbell

Artistic Director

Séimí is an Irish Theatre Director, based in London. Graduating from Trinity College Dublin and Royal Irish Academy of Music, he continued his studies at the Kodály Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Hungary, and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (MA in Theatre Directing).

Séimí most recently directed Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World (The London Palladium), following its virtual run from The Other Palace starring Rachel John, Rachel Tucker, Cedric Neal, Ramin Karimloo and Shem Omari James. He is currently co-director on Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's A Different Stage (Duke of York's Theatre, West End; Sep 2022), and Associate Director to Rufus Norris on Hex at the National Theatre, London. 

Séimí is also currently developing and directing Evening Train by Mick Flannery and Ursula Rani Sarma, and Daisy by Caroline Kay. Other recent directing credits include: UK première of Disney and Stephen Schwartz’s My Son Pinocchio (Southwark Playhouse) and Mozart (Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts), Puttnam Plays Puttnam (National Convention Centre, Dublin), Oliver!, Jesus Christ Superstar (An Grianan Theatre), Dumbshow (Mountview), An Triail (Abbey Arts). Recent workshops include: Rocky Took A Lover (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), Rain (Japanese development), Caisleáin Óir (Mountview), Man in the Ceiling, Bright Star (IYMT).

Credits as assistant include Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre, West End), Jesus Christ Superstar (The Barbican, London), Sweeney Todd (Shoreditch Town Hall).

Séimí is Artistic Director of Irish Youth Musical Theatre, and co-founder of Trinity Musical Theatre. He is a guest lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, from where he holds a Gold Medal of Excellence.

Royal Irish Academy of Music

Official Partner

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is Ireland’s oldest conservatoire, ranked in the top 50 institutions in the world for the performing arts. Training gifted musicians from all over the world for careers in music performance, composition and pedagogy, RIAM students train with many internationally renowned musicians and principals of professional orchestras in Ireland, as well as individuals whose names have become synonymous with music education in Ireland. Their experienced teachers are passionate about working with talented students to unlock their artistic potential, and launch their careers on the international stage.

 

RIAM performing groups are similarly celebrated for the vitality and passion of their performances, and are regularly invited to perform at significant venues both in Ireland and overseas.

 

The RIAM are delighted to be partners with IYMT in this new national musical theatre training company, which hopes to find, nourish and showcase the next generation of Irish musical theatre artists, and recognise musical theatre as an art form in their historical institution. 

Colm Wilkinson

Patron

Colm Wilkinson is one of most loved and recognised voices of the musical theatre industry. He is best known for originating the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and for playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera.

 

Irish singer and actor, Colm, was first cast as Judas in the Dublin production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972; a role he went on to reprise in London and on the British national tour. In 1976, Colm sang the part of Ché on the concept album for the musical Evita.

 

In 1985, he collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber once again, originating the role of the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera at the Sydmonton workshop. Colm was offered the role for the show's début on the West End, but instead chose to play Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in London, which soon transferred to Broadway in 1987.

Colm won the Helen Hayes Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and the Theatre World Award for his performance; he was nominated for the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Colm returned to Les Misèrables as Monsieur Myriel in the 2012 film.

 

Colm plays the part of Lord Darcy in the third season of The Tudors, and was more recently a special guest at the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Misérables, at the O2 Arena, and at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Phantom of the Opera, at The Royal Albert Hall.

Danny Kaan

Marketing Associate

Danny Kaan is a photographer and digital media manager living in London. Danny graduated in the Netherlands (2017) specified in creative business and online media. He worked as an online marketer for Dutches biggest online supermarket. In that year he also received an award for 'Rotterdam's Communication Talent'.

 

A year later he made the step and moved to London to start a career as a West End photographer (live entertainment & concert photography). He's the house photographer for for example: Lambert Jackson Productions, FANE Productions, West End Does and Brasserie Zedel.

 

In the beginning of 2020 Danny started his own business with his friend 'The Digi Creative'. Where he helps individuals and companies with social media, only media strategy and graphic design. Some clients are; Lambert Jackson Productions, LMTO, Collabro and Intermissions.

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