Simon Walter - Musical Director, 2010 Summer School, 2008 Summer School
Simon's career in musical theatre began on stage where he took lead roles in Singing in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Oliver, to name a few. In 1998 Simon was asked to Musical Direct South Pacific and since then, he hasn't looked back and has Musical Directed over 20 productions in the last 10 years.
Highlights include Blood Brothers, Les Miserables, The World Goes Round and The New Zealand premiere productions of Rent and Jekyll & Hyde. He was also on the N.Z tour of Evita in 2004 and Phantom of the Opera (Ken Hill) in Tokyo. More recently Simon was the musical director for the Australian produced Menopause the Musical.
Simon's musical interests are not restricted to the theatre as he has also toured round Asia and the Middle East playing keyboards in a covers band and has played for well known NZ artists such as Che-Fu, Spacifix, Dame Malvina Major and Sir Howard Morrison.
This is Simon's second time with CCMT and he is delighted to once more be working alongside such respected artists in the industry and nurturing the stars of tomorrow.