Just finished writing the score for Simon Godwin’s production of Restoration comedy The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National Theatre. The music is folksy, bluegrass inspired and played live on stage in the Olivier. Here’s a trailer:
Michael is a Scottish composer and lyricist who has composed scores for the National Theatre, the Old Vic and theatres in the West End and on Broadway. He was composer-in-residence at the Donmar Warehouse from 2012-2019.
His new musical, based on the film The Illusionist, opened in Tokyo in 2021 and his debut musical theatre album Unwritten Songs topped the iTunes vocal chart.