AGENT: John Rogerson
DICK WHITTINGTON | Musical Director | Watford Palace Theatre
Ryan MacKenzie is one the UK’s most multi-talented musicians. Best known as a pianist, his fluency takes in folk, jazz and classical, as both soloist and accompanist, while his repertoire of skills and experience includes musical direction, conducting, orchestration and arranging, across the realms of theatre, musicals, dance, TV and radio.
Recent projects include the international tour of Les Misérables, orchestrating for Pixie Lott, and playing piano on Carrie Hope Fletcher’s debut album, When The Curtain Falls. He is also music director for celebrated singer and impressionist, Christina Bianco.
Other credits include: West Side Story (International Tour), Heart of Hollywood (The O2), Time Flies (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Children in Need (BBC), Starlight Express (The Other Palace), The Magician’s Elephant (workshop), the Glamis Prom (Glamis Castle), Claude-Michel Schönberg in Conversation (Bridge Theatre), West End Does: Christmas (Cadogan Hall), and St. Andrews Party with Barbara Dickson and the RSNO (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall).
Ryan MacKenzie has a Master Certificate in Arranging and Orchestration from Berklee College of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Recent credits include Musical Director on The Magician's Elephant, Kids of the West End (Christmas in Leicester Square),An Evening with Graham Bickley and An Intimate Evening with Christina Bianco. Keyboards on Matilda (UK Tour), Woman In White (Charing Cross Theatre), Wonderland(UK Tour), Mary Poppins (International Tour). Pianist on Carrie Hope Fletcher‘When The Curtain Falls’ Album Recording & Launch.Orchestrations/Arrangements on Kids of the West End (Christmas in Leicester Square, Songs of Robert Burns (Robyn Stapleton), and Glamis Prom (Glamis Castle).