Simon Hale

Simon Hale studied music at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

For the National: Hex (orchestrations)

Other orchestrations include: Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, West End, Toronto and on Broadway (also arranger and music supervisor); Get Up Stand Up! – The Bob Marley Musical in the West End; Bedknobs and Broomsticks on UK tour; Looking a Lot Like Christmas at the Donmar; Romantics Anonymous at Shakespeare’s Globe, Bristol Old Vic and on US tour; Tootsie in Chicago, on US tour and on Broadway; Kiss My Aztec! at Berkeley Rep; Strictly Ballroom at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Toronto and West End; Guys and Dolls at the Royal Exchange; Side Show at Southwark Playhouse; Spring Awakening on Broadway, in the West End and on US tour; Finding Neverland at ART Boston, on Broadway and on US tour; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on Broadway and in the West End; and Company at Sheffield Crucible.

 

Recent arranger and conductor credits for records include Christmas Tree FarmDancing with a StrangerThe Writing’s on the WallAutomaton and In the Lonely Hour 

Girl from the North Country – Olivier nomination, Outstanding Achievement in Music; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Orchestrations

Tootsie – Tony nomination, Best Orchestrations

Spring Awakening – Tony Award, Best Orchestrations

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Orchestrations

 In the Lonely Hour – Grammy nomination

(Published December 2021)