Michael Henry

Michael Henry is a London-born composer, vocalist, musical director and clarintettist. His musical education began at London's Centre for Young Musicians in 1977 and continued at the Royal College of Music 1981-85, studying clarinet and composition.

For the National: Barber Shop Chronicles (MD), The Amen Corner (MD), Emperor and Galilean (MD), FELA! (MD), Death and the King's Horseman (MD)

Other theatre, as MD: They Drink It In The Congo, May Contain Food, Boi Boi is Dead, The Realness, Mr Burns, FEAST

Michael Henry has provided live backing vocals for George Michael, Chaka Khan, Will Young and The Pet Shop Boys, studio vocals for Diana Ross, Robbie Williams, Billy Bragg, Chrissy Hynde and Michael Ball, classical performances for ROH, ENO and Glyndebourne. Michael was also a featured soloist in Scott Walker's Drifting & Tilting at  London's Barbican in 2008.

Recent compositions: Mr. Burns, Boi Boi Is Dead, Circus Tricks (with libretto by Adey Grummet), the Rocket Symphony, Stand, Birdwatching

Other recent work: Horrible Histories Prom 2011 (vocal animateur and conductor)

Michael Henry is vocalist, composer and arranger in a capella groups Flying Pickets and The Shout.


RCVR (vocal director, arranger and performer on the soundtrack for the series)


(Published March 2017)