Chris Guard

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2016 - 2020AMD, Keyboards
Theatre
The Book of Mormon
Casey Nicholaw
Sonia Friedman Productions
Prince of Wales Theatre, London
2020MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Education
New Contexts
Luke Kernaghan
Arts Educational Schools MT
Arts Educational Schools, London
2020MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Company
Josh Seymour
Arts Educational Schools MT
Arts Educational Schools, London
2019Rehearsal Piano
Theatre
Freaky Friday
Luke Kernaghan
Arts Educational Schools MT
Arts Educational Schools, London
2019MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Other
Broadway Meets West End
Matthew Goodgame
The REC Rooms
The REC Rooms, Horsham
2019MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Other
Finale with Natasha J Barnes
Nadim Naaman
Boulevard Theatre Company
Boulevard Theatre, London
2019MD, Arranger
Theatre
The Time Traveler's Wife (Workshop)
Bill Buckhurst
In Theatre Productions
Jerwood Space, London
2019Deputy Keyboards
Theatre
The Bridges of Madison County
Trevor Nunn
Menier Chocolate factory
Menier Chocolate Factory, London
2019MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Other
Broadway Meets West End
Matthew Goodgame
Pizza Express Live
The Pheasantry, London
2019Arranger
Theatre
A MAD Drag Night
Sean Parkins
Make A Difference Trust
Proud Embankment, London
2019Music Preparation
Theatre
The Stationmaster
Emma Kilbey
University of Chichester
Assembly Theatre, Bognor Regis
2019Keyboards
Music
A Celebration of Music from LOTR and GoT
Evan Jolly
Senbla Productions
The London Palladium, London
2019MD, Orchestrator, Keyboards
Other
Nick Butcher - Live at Zédel
Nick Butcher
Brasserie Zédel
The Crazy Coqs, London
2019MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Other
Nicole Dennis - Live at Zédel
Nicole Dennis
Brasserie Zédel
The Crazy Coqs, London
2018MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Other
Broadway Meets West End
Matthew Goodgame
Pizza Express Live
The Pheasantry, London
2018Arranger
Theatre
West End Bares
Jerry Mitchell
Make A Difference Trust
Shaftesbury Theatre, London
2018MS, Orchestrator, Keyboards
Music
Nick Butcher Demo EP
Sam Featherstone
Pirate Studios
Pirate Studios, London
2018Keyboards
Theatre
The Italian Job - Live in Concert
Tommy Pearson
Senbla Productions
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
2018MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Street Scene
Alex Sutton
Arts Educational Schools MT
Arts Educational Schools, London
2017MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Ever Onward (Industry Workshop)
Adam Lenson
The Other Palace
The Other Palace, London
2017Music Preparation
Theatre
A Christmas Carol
Matthew Wharcus
The Old Vic Theatre Company
The Old Vic Theatre, London
2017MS, Orchestrator, Keyboards
Music
Nick Butcher Demo EP
Sam Featherstone
Sonica Studios
Sonica Studios, London
2017Arranger
Theatre
A MAD Drag Night
David McMullan
Make A Difference Trust
Café de Paris, London
2017Arranger
Film
Jagga Jasoos
Anurag Basu
Disney
Various Cinemas
2017Arranger
Cruise
Elysium
Auri Marcus
Celebrity Cruises
Various Cruises
2017Arranger
Cruise
Soundtrack
Auri Marcus
Celebrity Cruises
Various Cruises
2016Arranger
Theatre
Make Believe on Broadway
Joe DiPietro
Only Make Believe
St. James Theatre, New York
2016Music Preparation
Theatre
Groundhog Day
Matthew Wharcus
The Old Vic Theatre Company
The Old Vic Theatre, London
2016Music Assistant
Theatre
Tina (Industry Workshop)
Katori Hall
Stage Entertainment
Jerwood Space, London
2016Deputy Keyboards
Theatre
Jersey Boys (West End)
Des McAnuff
Dodger Theatricals
Piccadilly Theatre, London
2016Music Preparation
Other
LMTO Launch Event
Stuart Matthew Price
United Theatrical
Bishopsgate Institute, London
2016MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Jerry Springer: The Opera
Stewart Nicholls
Arts Educational Schools MT
Arts Educational Schools, London
2016Bass Guitar
Other
An A to Z of Musicals
Douglas Gibbs
Rollers Theatre Company
Courtyard Theatre, London
2016Keyboard Technician, Music Preparation
Theatre
Travels With My Aunt
Christopher Luscombe
Chichester Festival Theatre
Minerva Theatre, Chichester
2016Keyboards, Arranger, Music Preparation
Theatre
Only The Brave
Steve Marmion
WMC
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
2016MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Heart of Winter (Album Launch)
Lia Buddle
Auburn Jam
English Touring Theatre, London
2016AMD, Keyboards
Theatre
Jersey Boys (UK Tour)
Des McAnuff
Dodger Theatricals
Various Theatres
2016Music Preparation
Theatre
Miss Atomic Bomb
Bill Deamer / Adam Long
Tanya Link Productions
St. James Theatre, London
2016Arranger, Music Preparation
Theatre
The Last 5 Years
Peter Rowe
New Wolsey Theatre Company
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
2015MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Street Scene
Cameron Wenn
Arts Educational Schools MT
Arts Educational Schools, London
2015Bass Guitar
Other
Beginners' Call
Daniel Turner
Rollers Theatre Company
Theatre Delicatessen, London
2015MS, MD, Orchestrator, Keyboards
Theatre
Guy Fawkes (Industry Workshop)
Charlie Westenra
Alan Boulter Productions
Prince of Wales Theatre, London
2015Associate MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Pure Imagination
Christopher Renshaw
Tarento Productions
St. James Theatre, London
2015Arranger
Theatre
Ultimate Broadway (Shanghai)
Paul Warwick Griffin
GWB Entertainment
Culture Square, Shanghai
2015MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Matthew Iliffe
SDWC Productions
Landor Theatre, London
2015MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Other
Boys of the Barricade (Launch Event)
Scott Garnham
West End Productions (UK)
Charing Cross Theatre, London
2015MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Vote For Me: A Musical Debate
Dom O'Hanlon
London Theatre Workshop
London Theatre Workshop, London
2015MS, MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Guy Fawkes (Workshop Studio Recording)
Charlie Westenra
Arts Council England
Price Studios, London
2015Keyboard Technician
Theatre
Gypsy (2015 London Cast Recording)
Jonathan Kent
Chichester Festival Theatre
Angel Studios, London
2015AMD, Keyboards
Theatre
The Grand Tour
Thom Southerland
Tarento Productions
Finborough Theatre, London
2015Actor
Other
David Beckham - Legend (Advert)
David Sims
Knucklehead Productions
Dukes Island Studios, London
2014Arranger
Television / TV
Friday Night Is Music Night Christmas Spectacular
Charlotte Gazzard
BBC
Mermaid Theatre, London
2014MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Together Wherever We Go
Kevin Fountain
Margaret Howard Theatre College
The Venue, Bushey
2014Music Preparation
Theatre
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Bartlett Sher
ATG Productions
Playhouse Theatre, London
2014Arranger
Theatre
Curtain Up!
Paul Warwick Griffin
Royal Academy of Music MT
Prince Edward Theatre, London
2014Music Preparation
Theatre
White Christmas
Nikolai Foster
West Yorkshire Playhouse
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
2014MD, Keyboards
Theatre
The Stationmaster (Industry Workshop)
Lotte Wakeham
Arts Council England
Pushkin House, London
2014Keyboards
Theatre
Sister Act
Nik Briggs
York Stage Musicals
Grand Opera House, York
2014Associate MD, Keyboards
Theatre
The Boy Who Fell Into A Book
Alan Ayckbourn
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
2014MD, Keyboards
Other
The Almost Secret Fairly Late Night Cabaret
John Barr
Stephen Joseph Theatre
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
2014MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Other
Scott Garnham: Live in Cabaret
Scott Garnham
Malton & Norton Musical Theatre
The Milton Rooms, Malton
2014AMD, Keyboards
Theatre
Little Women: The Broadway Musical
Paul Warwick Griffin
Royal Academy of Music MT
Royal Academy of Music, London
2014MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Theatre
1914 - 1918: The Other Theatre of War
Karen Rabinowitz / George Hall
Royal Academy of Music MT
Royal Academy of Music, London
2014AMD, Keyboards, Arranger
Theatre
Agent Showcase 2014
Louise Shephard
Royal Academy of Music MT
Royal Academy of Music, London
2014MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Lady in the Dark
Matt Ryan
Royal Academy of Music MT
Royal Academy of Music, London
2014MD, Keyboards
Theatre
The Stationmaster (RAM Workshop)
Nigel Richards / Lotte Wakeham
Royal Academy of Music MT
Royal Academy of Music, London
2013AMD, Keyboards, Arranger
Theatre
Shakespeare - The Showtunes!
Stephen Hill
Royal Academy of Music MT
Royal Academy of Music, London
2013MD, Keyboards
Other
Scott Garnham: Live in Cabaret
Scott Garnham
Musical Ovation Ltd.
City Screen, York
2013MD, Keyboards
Theatre
[title of show]
John Muething
Tone Deaf Theatre Company
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2013MD, Keyboards
Theatre
FAME: The Musical
Julia Loveless
Durham University Light Opera Group
Gala Theatre, Durham
2012MD, Keyboards
Theatre
The Last 5 Years
John Muething
Tone Deaf Theatre Company
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2012MD, Arranger
Theatre
Singin' in the Rain
Mick Cox
York Stage Musicals
Grand Opera House, York
2012Keyboards
Theatre
Kiss Me, Kate
Julia Loveless
Durham University Light Opera Group
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2012Keyboards
Theatre
RENT
Douglas Gibbs
Durham University Light Opera Group
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2012Bass Guitar
Theatre
Anything Goes
Michael Huband
Trevelyan College Musical Society
Trevelyan College, Durham
2012MD, Keyboards
Theatre
LOVE/LUST
Douglas Gibbs
Durham Drama Festival 2012
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2012MD, Keyboards
Theatre
FRESHER: The Musical
Douglas Gibbs
Tone Deaf Theatre Company
Durham Students Union, Durham
2012AMD, Keyboards
Theatre
Oklahoma!
Julia Loveless
Durham University Light Opera Group
Gala Theatre, Durham
2011MD, Keyboards
Theatre
The Hot Mikado (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
Maddy Mutch
Durham Fringe Productions
C ECA, Edinburgh
2011MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Theatre
No Fixed Address
Douglas Gibbs
Durham University Light Opera Group
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2011Keyboards
Theatre
Jesus Christ Superstar
Robert Readman
York Stage Musicals
Grand Opera House, York
2011Bass Guitar
Theatre
A...My Name Is Alice
Andra Catincescu
Durham University Light Opera Group
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2011Keyboards
Theatre
Copacabana
Jonnie Grande
Hild Bede Theatre Company
Caedmon Hall, Durham
2011MD, Keyboards, Arranger
Theatre
EDGES: A New Musical
Douglas Gibbs
Tone Deaf Theatre Company
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2011Keyboards
Theatre
The Producers
Bobbi Nicholson
Durham University Light Opera Group
Gala Theatre, Durham
2010Keyboards
Theatre
The Threepenny Opera
Jonnie Grande
Durham University Light Opera Group
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2010AMD, Keyboards
Theatre
Footloose
Robert Readman
York Stage Musicals
Grand Opera House, York
2010Rehearsal Piano, Keyboards
Theatre
Guys & Dolls
Louise Dennison
Stage experience
Grand Opera House, York
2010Keyboards
Theatre
A Chorus Line
Jonnie Grande
Durham University Light Opera Group
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2010Keyboards
Theatre
A Little Night Music
Oscar Blustin
Durham University Light Opera Group
Assembly Rooms, Durham
2010Keyboards
Theatre
Sweet Charity
Barry Grimes
Trevelyan College Musical Society
Trevelyan College, Durham
2009AMD, Keyboards
Theatre
Hairspray
Robert Readman
Upstage Youth Theatre
41 Monkgate, York
2008Rehearsal Piano, Keyboards
Theatre
Bugsy Malone
Louise Dennison
Stage experience
Grand Opera House, York
2008Rehearsal Piano, Keyboards
Theatre
The Wiz
Robert Readman
York Stage Youth
Grand Opera House, York
2007Keyboards
Theatre
Oliver!
Simon Barry
Stage experience
Grand Opera House, York
2007MD, Keyboards
Theatre
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Alison Grace
Manor CE School
Manor CE School, York
2006Keyboards
Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors
Simon Barry
Stage experience
Grand Opera House, York
2005Keyboards
Theatre
Blood Brothers
Alison Grace
Manor CE School
Manor CE School, York
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2014Musical Direction and CoachingRoyal Academy of Music
    2013Mathematical SciencesDurham University

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Sibelius Ultimate, Logic Pro X, Mainstage 3, Ableton Live 10

    Additional Skills

    Plays bass guitar, drums, and percussion to an excellent standard.

    Experienced arranger and orchestrator.

    Long-time user of Sibelius and music copyist.

    Industry Awards

    BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2015 nomination for Best Musical Direction (Fringe or Regional).

    Best Music Award and Best Production Award winner for 'EDGES: A New Musical' at Sheffield Drama Festival with Tone Deaf Theatre Company.

    MTM Best Production Award nomination for 'The Hot Mikado' at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 with Durham Fringe Productions.

    About me

    29 year old mathemusician. Graduate of Durham University and RAM. Musical director, pianist, conductor, repertoire coach, and arranger.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Organisation Memberships
    • Musicians Union (UK)
    Years in industry
    • 1 to 3 years
    Company Experience
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    • UK Touring Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Devised
    • Fringe
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • New Writing
    DBS checked
    • Yes