Dr Stuart Morley

Associate Lecturer Practitioner in Musical Theatre

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Musical Theatre

Courses taught: Musical Theatre

Stuart is a professional musical director, orchestrator, conductor and vocal coach, specialising in musical theatre.

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Email: stuart.morley@aru.ac.uk

Background

Stuart studied piano and conducting at Trinity College of Music and musical direction at the Royal Academy of Music where he was made an Associate in 2012. His West End credits include We Will Rock You, Cabaret, Wicked, Elf, Big and Only Fools & Horses. Musical Supervisor credits include We Will Rock You (2019 US & UK Tours, Brazil, Denmark, Romania, RCCL), Only Fools & Horses (West End), Elf (Lowry), Eugenius (The Other Palace), Early Doors Live (UK Tour), Sleepless (Troubadour), Big (West End) and The Bodyguard (Denmark). He was the choral director for Chess in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall and Associate Musical Supervisor for Lee Hall’s Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (NTS, NT & West End).

His orchestration credits include the 2012 edition of Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé's Barcelona, Big, Only Fools & Horses, Monkee Business, We Will Rock You (UK & US Tour), Love Beyond, arrangements for the Bands of the Royal Air Force, BBC Festival of Remembrance, RAF100, Dame Vera Lynn's 100th Birthday Concert, Last Night of the Proms (Hyde Park), Starmus with Brian May, Queen and Adam Lambert and the 2017 Belfast Tattoo. Stuart has conducted three albums with former Royal Harpist Claire Jones (with the English Chamber Orchestra and London Mozart Players) and the original London Cast recordings of Elf, Big and Only Fools & Horses. In 2018 he completed his PhD at the Royal Academy of Music.

Teaching

Stuart currently teaches on the following modules:

  • The Book Musical
  • Specialist Skills
  • Industry Theatre Project

Qualifications

  • PhD, Musical Theatre, Royal Academy of Music
  • ARAM, Royal Academy of Music
  • PG Dip, Musical Direction, Royal Academy of Music
  • DipRAM, Royal Academy of Music
  • BMus (Hons), Trinity College of Music