"ONE OF THE MOST VERSATILE, BEST AND AMAZINGLY PROLIFIC DIRECTORS AROUND" The Guardian
Phil Willmott is a multi-award winning director, artistic director, playwright, composer, librettist, teacher, dramaturg, arts journalist and actor.
He is one of the most commissioned musical Theatre writer/composer in the UK and Britain’s foremost director of Ancient Greek drama,
He has worked in theatres across the world on everything from the classics, musicals and family shows to cabaret and cutting edge new writing.
He was an Associate Artist of London's acclaimed B.A.C (Battersea Arts Centre) for ten years. He is a former Associate Director of the YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE in Guildford and THE KING'S HEAD THEATRE, London's senior Off West End venue, He headed graduate writer/director training at London's ARTS EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL where he has also been co-director of the U.K’s leading degree course in Musical Theatre and its Head of Acting.
He is a recipient of a TMA Award for outstanding direction of a musical, a Peter Brook Award for his out door classical productions and family shows, whatsonstage award nominations for best regional and Off West End productions, a broadwayworld nomination for Best Musical in the UK, a Brooks Atkinson/Royal Court award in New York for playwriting, numerous Off-West End Award nominations and four Spirit of Broadway awards.
In 2012 he was made a fellow of Rose Bruford College where, as an actor, he gained a B.A.Hons in Theatre Arts in the late 1980's
Steve Balsamo in an extract from the concert staging of Eric Woolfson's musical. POE: More Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Directed by Phil Willmott for DVD at Abbey Road Studios
FEAR & MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH by BERTOLT BRECHT
THE RING CYCLE PLAYS
Phil Willmott discusses directing the modern world premiere of Shakespeare's DOUBLE FALSEHOOD on Sky News
LOST BOY a new musical, book and lyrics by Phil Willmott, Music by Phil Willmott and Mark Collins
The classic Broadway musical FINIAN'S RAINBOW
Autumn 2017 Adapted & Directed by Phil Willmott Bucharest, Romania
Christmas 2017 A New Pantomime Adapted & Directed by Phil Willmott The Corn Exchange, Newbury
SPRING SEASON 2018 AT THE UNION THEATRE January - April 2018 Adapted and Directed by Phil Willmott
A FEW OF THE MANY ARTISTS, PRODUCERS & ORGANISATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PHIL WILLMOTT'S WORK
R.A.D.A, Daniel Abelson, Celine Abrahams, Danielle Acors, Abbey Adams, David Albury, Gethin Alderman, Stewart Alexander, Natalie Anderson, Adam Ant, Mark Antolin, Elizabeth Appleby, Julie Atherton, The Off West End Awards, Richard Baker, Rae Baker, Andy Barke, Any Barnes, Philippa Batt, Stephen Billington, Patsy Blower, Bette Bourne, James Boyd, Carl Bradley, The Spirit of Broadway, Davis Brooks, Adam Brown, Rose Bruford, Will Bryant, Toby Burbage, Althea Burey, Francesca Burgoyne, Stephen Butler, Simon Butteriss, Celia Byrne, Natalia Campbell, Shani Cantor, Wendy Carr, Helen Carter, Sabrina Carter, Benjamin Chandler, Sherry Shiuhui Chen, Laura Jade Clark, Lauren Cocoracchio, Joshua Coley, The Court Training Company, Guildford Conservertoire, Ivy Corbin, James Corsccaden, Bridget Costello, Michael Cotton, The Royal Court, Laura Coutts, George Couyas, Paddy Crawley, Andro Crespo, Paul Critoph, Molly Crookes, Bobby Crush, Victoria-Louise Currie, David Da Costa, Elliot Davis, Penelope Day, Javier De Frutos, Hadrian Delaney, Rachel Delooze, Richard Derrington, Dermot Dolan, Sue Douglas, Central School of Speech and Drama, The Olympia Theatre Dublin, Felicity Duncan, Rhiannon Duncan, Brian Eastty, Nathan Elcox, Lewis Emerick, Kathryn Evans, Liverpool Everyman, Eddie Eyre, The London Free Theatre Festival, Terence Firsch, Hannah Jane Fox, Lizzie Frain, Richard Franklin, Joe Fredericks, Martin Freeman, Terry Frish, Jeremy Gagan, Grace Gardner, Mark Garfield, Victoria Gee, Rueven Gershon, Shakespeare’s Globe, Richard Gofton, Nicky Goldie, Davor Golub, Zeph Gould, Matthew Grace, Hannah Grace, Michael Grandage, Steve Graney, Michael Greco, Edmund Sage Green, Germaine Greer, Andrea Hall, Zac Hamilton, Timothy Harker, Natalie Harman, Cameron Hay, Michael J Hayes, Christopher Hayward, Will Henry, Rosamund Hine, Christopher Hines, Christopher Hogben, Ally Holmes, James Horne, Craig Revel Horwood, Nottingham Playhouse, Nick Howden-Steenstra, Alexander Huetson, Adam Hughes, Kate Hurley, Laura Hyde, The Steam Industry, The Woolsey Theatre Ipswich, Jasmeen James, Christian James, Richard James-King, Luke Jenkins, Howard Jenkins, Nikita Johal, Emily Jordan-Patrikios, Leslie Joseph, Matthew Judd, Kurt Kansley, Chris Kayson, Siobhan Kelly, Bill Kenwright, Adam Kenwright, Ben Kerfoot, Hannah Kerin, Hannah Kerwin, Edward Killingback, Richard Foster King, Jeanette Klemeyer, Ruben Kupens, Christopher Laishley, Mitchel Laithbury, Michael Larcombe, John Last, Angela Laverick, Sarah Lawn, Rikki Lawton, Samantha Lawton, Rachel Lea-Gray, Joshua Leclair, Latoyah Lees, Adam Lilley, Jessie Lilly, Nicholas Limm, Philip Lindley, Natalie Lippin, Jeremy Lloyd, Marcia Lorenzo, Alessandro Lubrano, Louisa Lyton, Sam Mackay, Aran Macrae, Stevie Mahoney, David Malcolm, Hannah Malekzad, Tom Malmed, Corinna Marlowe, Phil Marriot, Daisy May, Neil Mccaul,Sylvester McCoy,Neil McPherson, Rose Mcphilemy, Sarah Mercer, Joe Miller, Alan Mirren, Ursula Mohan, Gods and Monsters, Alexander Morelli, Claudia Morris, Richard Morse, Georgi Mottram, Michael Moulton, Lucy Murdoch, Hilary Murnane, Tom Mussell, The Corn Exchange Newbury, Hugo Nicholson, James Nicholson, Benjamin O'mahony, Joseph O'malley, Brendan O'rourke, Joseph O’malley, Simeon Oakes, Anne Odeke, Nicholas Osmond, Jo Parsons, Lyn Paul, Max Penks, Amy Perry, Niamh Perry, Joesph Peters, Ros Philips, Jessica Phillips, Four Poofs And A Piano, Laura Pick, Nottingham Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse, Paines Plough, Emily Plumtree, Patrick Polleti, Peter Polycarpou, Alec Porter, Ed Post, The Vivien Ellis Prize, Victoria Quigley, Mark Ravenhill, Adam Redmore, Eddie Redmayne, Andre Refig, Sasha Regan, Jonathon Reid, Amy Reitsma, Rebecca Ridout, Ian Rixon, Damian Robinson, James Robinson, Steven Rodgers, Cassie Rogers, Michael Rosen, Kathryn Rosendale, Suzanna Rosenthal, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Ashley Russell, Jonny Rust, Scott Rylander, The Scoop, Philip Scott-Wallace, Phil Sealey, Cathryn Sherman, Leonard Silveas, Abigail Carter Simpson, Emily Sitch, Michael Skellern, Kerry Skinner, Daniel Slade, Anne Smith, Adam Spiegal, Oliver Stanley, The Stage, Lauren Stroud, The National Theatre Studio, Sam Sugarman, Daniel Tawse, Joseph Taylor, The Courtyard Theatre, The Finborough Theatre, The Man in the Moon Theatre, The Union Theatre, The Shaw Theatre, The Kings Head Theatre, The Arts Theatre, Milton Keynes Theatre, The Bridewell Theatre, Richmond Theatre, Jahrel Thomas, Annemarie Lewis Thomas, Natalie Thorn, Christina Thornton, Faye Tozer, Manny Tsakanika, J P Turner, Issy Van Ranwyk, Jordan Veloso, Andrew Venning, Bristol Old Vic, Miguel Vicente, Gabriel Vick, Thomas Michael Voss, Andrew C Wadsworth, Raymond Walsh, Zac Wancke, Daisy Ward, Bill Ward, Joey Warne, Eugene Washington, Steve Watts, Tom Watts, Laura Webb, Jack Weir, Robert Welling, Lawrence Werber, Ella-Rose Whitehous, Joseph Wicks, Shaun Williamson,Mari Wilson, Theatre Royal Windsor, Brian Withstandly, Joanna Woodward, Nicola Wright, Isabel Wroe Wright, Andrew Wright, New Dramatists in New York