For over 50 years Cameron Mackintosh has been producing more musicals than anyone else in history, including the three longest-running musicals of all time, LES MISÉRABLES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and CATS, which are still running extraordinarily successfully across the world. Uniquely, to celebrate the 25th anniversaries of LES MISÉRABLES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and MISS SAIGON, Cameron has mounted new versions of these classic musicals which are now proving as successful as the original. Joining this list of legendary titles, his co-production with Disney of MARY POPPINS continues to break records and disperse her magic globally. Following its huge recent success in the West End, his new production of MISS SAIGON is now playing a National Tour of the UK as well as on Broadway and North America whilst the much loved KINKY BOOTS, co-produced by Cameron in the West End and in Australia, continues to kick up its heels.
As well as original musicals, Cameron enjoys producing new versions of such classics as OLIVER!, MY FAIR LADY, OKLAHOMA!, CAROUSEL, the longest running production ever of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary FOLLIES and most recently reinventing HALF A SIXPENCE in the West End to great acclaim.. Other original musicals he has produced include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, MARTIN GUERRE, BETTY BLUE EYES and THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK.
LES MISÉRABLES remains the longest-running musical in the world and the original is now in its 33rd year in London. Over the next three years he has over 30 new productions of his musicals due to open around the world.
In 2013, Cameron produced his first hugely successful musical film in conjunction with Working Title Films and Universal – the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning LES MISÉRABLES. The same producing team are collaborating and preparing film versions of OLIVER! and MISS SAIGON. In 2016, a film of the 25th Anniversary performance of the new stage production of MISS SAIGON was screened in cinemas worldwide.
Cameron owns eight historic theatres in London’s West End, seven of which have undergone spectacular refurbishment, whilst his recent acquisition, the Victoria Palace Theatre, is currently undergoing a major rebuild and restoration prior to reopening later this year with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning American musical, HAMILTON which he is co-producing with the original American producers.
He is the co-owner of Music Theatre International, the world’s largest owner of secondary rights of many of the greatest musicals ever written. Cameron was knighted in the 1996 New Year’s Honours for his services to British theatre and he is the first British producer to be elected to Broadway’s Theatre Hall of Fame. In 1990, Cameron inaugurated the Chair of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine’s College in Oxford University, currently held by Sir Tom Stoppard.