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Sir Cameron Mackintosh (born 17 October 1946) is a successful British theatrical producer. October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A theatrical producer is the person ultimately responsible for overseeing all aspects of mounting a theatrical production. ...


Born in Enfield, London to a Scottish father and a Maltese mother, Mackintosh was raised in his mother's Roman Catholic faith and educated at Prior Park College in Bath. His younger brother, Robert Mackintosh, also is a producer. Enfield is the name of several places. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... “Scot” redirects here. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Prior Park College is a Catholic co-educational boarding school with a fascinating heritage. ... Bath is a city in Somerset, England most famous for its baths fed by three hot springs. ...


After early productions such as Anything Goes, Side By Side By Sondheim, The Card, My Fair Lady and Tom Foolery, Mackintosh hit the big time in 1981 as the producer of Cats, which held the record for longest-running musical in London's West End for many years before being overtaken by his production of Les Misérables. Cats also had a similar, record-breaking run on Broadway. For the song by Guns N Roses, see Anything Goes (song) Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. ... Poster for the original Broadway production Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue featuring the songs of prolific Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim. ... The Card is a musical with a book by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall and music and lyrics by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent. ... My Fair Lady is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, based on George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. ... TomFoolery is a revue musical produced by Cameron Mackintosh and is based on the words and music of Tom Lehrer. ... Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats and other poems by T. S. Eliot. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in... Les Misérables on Broadway (Imperial Theatre, February 2003) Les Misérables (proper French pronunciation ), colloquially known as Les Mis, is a musical composed in 1980 by French composer Claude-Michel Schönberg on a libretto by Alain Boublil. ... Broadway theatre[1] is the most prestigious form of professional theatre in the U.S., as well as the most well known to the general public and most lucrative for the performers, technicians and others involved in putting on the shows. ...


Mackintosh has produced several other successful musicals, including Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera, Five Guys Named Moe, and Martin Guerre. Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. ... The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel by French novelist Gaston Leroux. ... Five Guys Named Moe is a musical with a book by Clarke Peters and lyrics and music by Louis Jordan and others. ... Martin Guerre is a musical with a book by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, lyrics by Boubil, Edward Hardy, Stephen Clark, and Herbert Kretzmer, and music by Schönberg. ...


In 1995, Mackintosh produced the 10th anniversary concert of Les Misérables in London. Additionally, throughout the 1990s, he was responsible for the National Theatre revivals of Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, and Carousel. Several countries have a National Theatre. ... Oklahoma! was the first musical play written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II (see Rodgers and Hammerstein). ... My Fair Lady is a musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, based on George Bernard Shaws Pygmalion. ... Carousel is a 1945 stage musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) that was adapted from Ferenc Molnars play Liliom. ...


Mackintosh's less successful productions include Moby Dick and the stage adaptation of John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick which, despite some positive reviews, closed after the events of 9/11 resulted in a downturn in tourism. Poster for the original Old Fire Station production Moby Dick is a musical with a book by Robert Longden, and music and lyrics by Longden and Hereward Kaye. ... The Witches of Eastwick is a 2000 stage musical, based on the novel by John Updike. ... The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ...


Mackintosh's involvement in the development of Mary Poppins led to his producing both the 2004 West End and 2006 Broadway stagings. He also co-produced the London transfer of Avenue Q, which opened at the Noël Coward Theatre on June 1, 2006. For the 1964 Academy Award winning motion picture, see Mary Poppins (film). ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in... Avenue Q is a Tony award-winning musical that was conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics. ... Noël Coward Theatre from a postcard, circa 1905. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


In 1998, Mackintosh celebrated thirty years in the business with Hey, Mr. Producer!, a gala concert featuring songs from shows he had produced throughout his career. The concert was performed twice, on June 7th and 8th, with proceeds going to the Royal National Institute of the Blind and the Combined Theatrical Charities. Many celebrities took part, and the June 8 performance was attended by The Queen and Prince Philip. The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) is a United Kingdom charity, which was set up to lobby for and help people who are blind or partially sighted. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Sleeping Beauty character (actually spelled Phillip), see Sleeping Beauty (1959 film). ...


He has recently expressed his Interest in producing musicals from the otherwise neglected Asian and African regions,citing that the express potential in these cultures is inexhaustible.


Mackintosh owns seven London theatres, the Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales, the Novello, the Queen's, the Gielgud, the Wyndham's, and the Noël Coward. He has also expressed great support of London's Off West End, which provides the West End with all its great hits, by meeting with the owners of www.OffWestEnd.com recently. The Prince Edward Theatre is a theatre situated on Old Compton Street, just north of Leicester Square in the West End of London. ... The Prince of Wales Theatre is a theatre located on Coventry Street, London. ... The Novello Theatre is a theatre on Aldwych in the West End of London. ... The musical Les Misérables transferred to the Queens Theatre in March 2004 after its run at the Palace Theatre The Queens Theatre is a theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, next to the Gielgud Theatre, as whose twin it was designed by W. G... Schillers Don Carlos starring Derek Jacobi as Philip II of Spain at the Gielgud Theatre, February 2005 The Gielgud Theatre, named after British actor John Gielgud, is a West End theatre in Londons Shaftesbury Avenue at the corner of Rupert Street. ... Wyndhams Theatre Wyndhams Theatre is a West End theatre, one of two opened by the actor/manager Charles Wyndham (cp Criterion Theatre). ... Noël Coward Theatre from a postcard, circa 1905. ...


In 2006, Mackintosh was listed 4th on The Independent on Sunday's Pink List, a list of the most influential "out-and-proud" gay men and women. [1] He was also listed 4th in 2005. [2] The Independent is a British compact newspaper published by Tony OReillys Independent News & Media. ...


His partner of fifteen years is Australian-born theatre photographer Michael Le Poer Trench.


References

  1. ^ "Gay Power: The pink list" ~ The Independent 2 July 2006
  2. ^ Biography of Cameron Mackintosh ~ ShowandStay.co.uk
  • Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh by Sheridan Morley and Ruth Leon, published in the UK by Weidenfeld & Nicolson and in the US by Back Stage Books, 1998

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