Host Luisa Lyons chats with the London based Australian director Brett Sullivan - the director behind the captures of Love Never Dies, Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon, Newsies, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables for BBC’s The One Show, Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, Waitress, and the upcoming releases Prince of Egypt, and Aladdin.
Topics include the impact of AI in filming live theatre, filming for live broadcast, working with stage directors who are also film directors, the process behind setting up for a live capture, capturing footage for Here Lies Love, what’s in the archive, and more!
Brett Sullivan is a London based Australian filmmaker. He is a founder and Creative Director at Steam Motion and Sound, located in London and New York (steammotionandsound.com). His work across the West End and Broadway for the world’s biggest producers and productions has redefined how to film live stage shows for the screen. His directorial and producing roles span commercials, trailers through to feature film captures. Productions include Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, The Lion King, Billy Elliot, War Horse, Waitress, Newsies, and many more. Alongside the theatrical work Sullivan has produced music videos, tv specials and concert films for artists such as Michael Bublé, Ed Sheeran, Madonna, Phil Collins,, Natalie Merchant, Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Robert Plant, Bruno Mars and others.
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Filmed Live Musicals is created by Luisa Lyons, an Australian actor, writer, and musician. Luisa holds a Masters in Music Theatre from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and now lives, works, and plays in New York. Learn more at www.luisalyons.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jennifer Ashley Tepper, theatre historian, curator, producer, and Creative and Programming Director of 54 Below in NYC. Topics include the joy that is Florida Thespians, the importance of theatre on TV, using New York City as a musical theatre campus, and going behind the scenes of 54 Below, one NYC’s hottest cabaret venues.
Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Creative and Programming Director of 54 Below, a position she has held for over a decade. At 54 Below, Tepper has curated or produced over 5000 shows. She is the producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation, projects that are part of a decade-long collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. Tepper is the co-creator of the Bistro Award- winning concert series If It Only Even Runs A Minute, celebrating under appreciated musicals, and conceiver and director of The Jonathan Larson Project. She was the historian consultant on the tick, tick... BOOM! movie. As a writer, Tepper has authored four volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. Her other Broadway credits include [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and The Parisian Woman.
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