Ryan Scott Oliver Makes London Concert Debut Tonight With Olivier Nominee, Miss Saigon's Kim and More

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Award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver, whose Jasper in Deadland heads to Seattle's 5th Avenue this spring, makes his London debut March 23 at the St. James Studio.

Eva Noblezada
Eva Noblezada Photo by Richard Davenport

Susan Winter and Katie Pesskin for As Told By Productions present RSO in London – The Music & Lyrics of Ryan Scott Oliver, which begins at 8 PM.

"I love this city and hope Londoners feel just as warmly about the work I'm bringing!" Oliver said in a previous statement.

While in London, he will also bring his Actor Therapy master class (which he founded with Broadway actress Lindsay Mendez) to the U.K. Read more about Actor Therapy and learn industry tips from Oliver and Mendez in Playbill.com's Booking It! column

RSO in London, which spans Oliver's career and features songs from a range of his shows, is directed by Katie Pesskin, who also directed the U.K. premiere of Oliver's 35mm: A Musical Exhibition, and music directed by Michael Riley.

Benjamin Newsome cast the concert, which features Olivier nominee Emma Williams (Love Story), Jill Rensing (Les Misérables), Alastair Brookshaw (Parade), Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), Daniel Boys ("Any Dream Will Do") and Anton Zetterholm (Tarzan). For more information and concert tickets, visit StJamesTheatre.co.uk

Oliver is the winner of a Larson Grant, Rodgers Award, Lortel Award nomination, ASCAP Harold Adamson Award and New Musicals Awards from Weston Playhouse and Pace University. He wrote the music and lyrics for 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (licensed by Samuel French, original cast recording on Ghostlight Records), Darling (workshopped at ACT, featured on NBC's "The Apprentice"), Mrs. Sharp (read at Playwrights Horizons July 2009), Out of My Head (licensed through Steele Spring Stage Rights) as well as the commission We Foxes (Broadway Across America), among others. He is currently at work on the new musical Rope, a commission for Grove Entertainment.

Read more about his work in Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.

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