TIPS FOR SUCCESS: WORKING IN THE WEST END
What To Expect?
This session will mainly focus on life as a professional musical theatre performer in the West End and beyond.
Miriam will tell us how she got into the industry and rose to the top, and give tips on the power of self belief and hard work.
Andrew will talk about about professional preparation. He will tell you about the process of getting agent representation and how representation works, audition / castings etiquette and what is expected of you as a professional performer in 2021.
Assistant Agent, BBA Managementwww.bba.management
Andrew is currently an assistant agent with BBA Management. The BBA Management team secures contracts in the most exciting, prolific and successful productions in television, film and musical theatre, with contracts stretching from the West End, UK regional & European theatre and beyond.
Prior to working as an agent, Andrew was a musical theatre performer for 16 years. He performed in 15 countries, toured to 4 continents and sang on live TV to 100 million people on Eurovision Song Contest!
As a performer, he was in the original West End cast of Young Frankenstein, directed and choreographed by Tony and Olivier award winning Susan Stroman. Other credits include performing at Olivier Awards, Legally Blonde, Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Stockholm), Hanna From Hamburg in La Cage Aux Folles, We Will Rock You, Rocky in The Rocky Horror Show, Evita, Beauty And The Beast, Hello Dolly!, Annie, Times Up!, Houdini, The Musical and many more.
West End leading lady, & Juliet@miriamteak_lee
Miriam trained at The Morgan Aslanoff Dance School and The Chickenshed Theatre Company in North London from age three. She graduated from ArtsEd in Chiswick in 2017. She then played Claire de Loone in On The Town at The Regents Park Open Air Theatre for which she received The Stage Debut Award for Best Actress in a Musical 2017. She then played cover Schuyler Sisters and Ensemble in the Original West End Cast of Hamilton at The Victoria Palace Theatre.
Currently Miriam is starring in the Original West End Cast of & Juliet the Musical at The Shaftesbury Theatre for which she received a WhatsOnStage Award, a BBTA Award and the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical 2020.