Claude-Michel Schönberg to deliver Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture

Claude-Michel Schönberg to deliver Cameron Mackintosh Inaugural Lecture

Claude-Michel Schönberg, this year’s Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, will deliver his Inaugural Lecture, ‘Creation and Immigration’, on Thursday, 3 November at 5.00pm.

Claude-Michel, who was announced as this year’s visiting professor in May, has had a distinguished career in the creative arts. He is best known for his work in musical theatre, particularly his adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables. The musical earned Claude-Michel eight Tony Awards and has gone on to become one of the most successful productions of all time. He also scored the music for Miss Saigon, Martin Guerre, The Pirate Queen and Marguerite. More recently he has written the music for the ballet adaptation of Wuthering Heights and Cleopatra, both performed by The Northern Ballet Theatre Company.

The Chair of Contemporary Theatre, founded through a grant from the Mackintosh Foundation at St Catherine's College, aims to promote interest in, and the study and practice of, contemporary theatre. The Visiting Professorship has previously been held by actors, writers, directors, and producers including Simon Russel Beale, Stephen Fry, Phyllida Lloyd, Tim Rice and Patrick Stewart.

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