Stephen Brooker was musical director and conductor for Universal Pictures film of Les Misérables.
Musical supervision: Sunset Boulevard, The Woman in White, Miss Saigon (New York, UK tour, US tour and Tokyo); Half a Sixpence (London); Les Misérables (London, New York, US tour, UK tour, Tokyo and Dubai) and Mary Poppins (Tokyo, international tour, Vienna and Hamburg). He was musical director of The Woman in White, My Fair Lady, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Lautrec, Cats, Shall We Dance, The Secret Garden and South Pacific.
Previous supervision: The Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary performance (DVD); Betty Blue Eyes, Les Misérables 25th anniversary concert (O2 Arena); Oliver! (London and UK tour); My Fair Lady (USA and London); Les Misérables (New York, 2006); Cats, Hair, Miss Saigon, Carmen Jones, The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Fame, Saturday Night Fever, Barnum, Peter Pan and Chess. He was musical consultant for the Les Misérables 25th anniversary tour.
Stephen conducted the Classical BRIT Awards. He was composer and conductor for the original production of Burn the Floor and has written and produced music for many corporate clients, including Jaguar, Range Rover, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Ford Motors, Toyota Cars, Volvo Cars, Sony Ericsson, BMW, British Airways and Canon. Orchestral conducting includes: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Symphony, Haifa Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Hamburg Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, London and Manchester Concert Orchestras, and the Ukraine Opera and Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the Royal Choral Society in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen.
Recordings include: Disney Film Classics and Crazy for Gershwin (BBC Concert Orchestra); a studio recording of Hair, and cast recordings of The Secret Garden, The Woman in White and South Pacific. He was orchestrator and conductor for Walt Disney’s award-winning Animator’s Palate and Cinderellabration (Tokyo Disneyland). He produced the ‘live’ recording of Oliver!, starring Rowan Atkinson; the new recording of Les Misérables, and the Dutch and Australian recordings of Mary Poppins. Stephen composed music for the recent Jaguar XE launch and Range Rover. He conducted the Oscars - the 85th Academy Awards - and is an Australian Helpmann Award winner for Mary Poppins.