MUSICALS AND THEATRE
For brief summaries of Alexander’s musicals, click here.
Alexander’s music and lyrics have been heard in the West End in The 24 Hour Musicals at the Old Vic and Plague Over England at the Duchess Theatre, and in venues all over the UK in Murder On Air, several star-studded productions of which have had successful runs in various regional theatres, which has additionally enjoyed two extensive UK tours, and which inspired the productions Brief Encounter On Air and Mystery On Air at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, on which Alexander has also worked.
Since graduating from Oxford University, Alexander has also written the music and lyrics for the musical revue I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (winner of the West End Wilma Award for Best Cabaret/Solo Performance, and nominated for a BroadwayWorld UK Award for Theatrical Event Of The Year, following its two runs at the Crazy Coqs at Zedel, London), and the musicals The Route To Happiness (Landor Theatre, London; Kukuun, Hamburg; also recorded by Kerry Ellis, Ben Forster and Louise Dearman), Thirteen Days (Arcola Theatre, London; Kiveton Park, Sheffield; and the subject of a prime-time BBC Radio 4 programme), Walking On The Sun (The O2, London, and three productions in Yorkshire), Odette (Bridewell Theatre, London), Aladdin (Pleasance Theatre, London), Shadowless (Bridewell Theatre, London; cast album also released; winner of two Frank Wildhorn Awards at the Musical Festival Graz, Austria), Close Encounters (Century City Playhouse, Los Angeles), Dead Heat (Bradford Playhouse) and Nessie (Musical Kongress, Hamburg); and the music for Snow White, The Blue Light, Sleeping Beauty, King Drosselbart, The Seven Ravens, The Golden Goose, The Frog Prince and Beauty And The Beast - The Singing Springing Lark (all originally produced over successive summers at the Amphitheater Park Schloss Philippsruhe, Hanau, Germany; most released on CD and/or DVD, and one also staged in Yaroslavl, Russia), and The Lost Fairy Tales, a compilation show comprising songs from these (two tours of Germany and Switzerland).
Twenty tracks from Alexander’s musicals have been released on the CD Act One, featuring 26 leading West End stars and produced by Mike Dixon.
Alexander’s other commissions include the songs for the Toyota corporate show Premiere (ICC, Birmingham); the theme song for Mission 007 (Capitol Theater, Düsseldorf); comic songs for A Song Cycle For Soho (Soho Theatre, London, and cast album), West End musical theatre artist Jessica Martin’s Unlimited Engagement (Jermyn Street Theatre, London) and the stage production Bitesize (King’s Head Theatre, London); and the English adaptation of the theme from the musical Blue Bear (for German publisher Whale Songs). He has composed the music for the film N.R.O.H. (Tropfest Film Festival, Sydney) and for the plays Desires Of Frankenstein (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), The Open Couple (King’s Head Theatre, London) and Lambs (Jermyn Street Theatre, London). He has contributed additional lyrics to the musicals Snap! (Jermyn Street Theatre, London) and All The Divas Of Arabia (Edinburgh Festival), and original music to Stalin! (Pleasance Theatre, London).
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