James Doy - Musical Director, 2007 Summer School
James has been working in the industry as a performer, teacher and director for over 10 years now and has extensive experience in musical theatre, both as Musical Director and as part of the band for touring productions such as Cats, Little Shop Of Horrors, Porgy and Bess and Les Miserables.
His work as a composer and arranger has been featured on television both locally and internationally, notably the theme to the TVNZ production "Taste New Zealand". Training the stars of tomorrow has always been a passion for James and he has been involved in Youth Theatre for the past 10 years as both Director and Musical Director, culminating in his participation in the foundation of Auckland's National Youth Theatre Company. NYTC was established in September 2004, with a talented group of educators and performers who'd been involved in similar organisations and were inspired to do it properly!. NYTC has just been named the official Youth Theatre of the Edge® - and is producing the Auckland Premiere of "Disney's High School Musical" at the Aotea Centre in June 2007.