Amon Miyamoto

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Amon Miyamoto (宮本亜門, born January 4, 1958 in Tokyo) is a Japanese director of musicals, operas, plays, kabuki and other art genres. He has directed over 110 productions (incl. revivals) worldwide, and 2017 marks his 30th anniversary as a director.

Miyamoto made his directing debut with his original musical I Got Merman, winning the National Performing Arts Festival Award. In 2004, he became the first Asian director on Broadway for his staging of the musical Pacific Overtures which received four Tony Award nominations.[1] He made his North American opera-directing debut in 2007 with Tan Dun's TEA: A Mirror of Soul (U.S. premiere) at the Santa Fe Opera. In Europe, he directed Mozart's The Magic Flute at Landestheater Linz in Austria in 2013. He served as the inaugural Artistic Director of Kanagawa Arts Theater (KAAT) from 2010 to 2014. He is a recipient of the Matsuyo Akimoto Award of the Asahi Performing Arts Awards.

Short Biography[edit]

Beginning his career in theater as an actor and choreographer, Amon Miyamoto studied in London and New York for two years. Upon his return to Japan in 1987, he made his directing debut with his original musical I Got Merman, winning the National Performing Arts Festival Award, the most prestigious theatrical award in Japan.

In 2004, Miyamoto became the first Asian director on Broadway for his staging of Pacific Overtures which received four Tony Award nominations. In 2008, he conceived and directed Up in the Air, a new musical composed by Henry Krieger, which premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Other overseas credits include: Tan Dun’s Opera TEA: A Mirror of Soul at The Santa Fe Opera in 2007, The Opera Company of Philadelphia in 2010, and the Vancouver Opera in May 2013; The Fantasticks in London’s West End at the Duchess Theatre in June 2010; The Temple of The Golden Pavilion, a play based on the novel by Yukio Mishima, which was invited to Lincoln Center Festival in NY in July 2011; Mozart's opera DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (The Magic Flute) at Landestheater Linz in Austria in September 2013; and internationally renowned Japanese taiko drumming troupe DRUM TAO's DRUM HEART at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York in February 2016.

In 2015, he directed the musical The Wiz in March, and Ebizo Ichikawa's independent production KABUKI Ryugu Monogatari and Momotaro Onigashima Gaiden in June. In July, he directed DRUM TAO's newest production, as well as the revival production of Mozart's opera DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (The Magic Flute) in Tokyo. The innovative opera production was presented together with an original mobile game Magic Flute: Puzzle Adventure developed by LabLike from Poland. The artistic direction of the game is based on Miyamoto's opera production, and the iOS game, originally accessible by the opera-goers only through the QR code displayed on the drop curtain, is now available worldwide. In October 2015, Miyamoto conceived and directed an original play Kourin (The Advent) which was dedicated in commemoration of the 42nd Shikinen Sengu ceremony at Kamigamo Shrine, the oldest shrine in Kyoto and UNESCO's World Heritage Site. In December 2015, Miyamoto directed SUPERLOSERZ SAVE THE EARTH, a brand new non-verbal entertainment featuring dance, music and technology.

In 2016, Miyamoto directed: the New York run of DRUM TAO's DRUM HEART;[2] Yukio Mishima's play The Terrace of The Leper King; Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd; Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro; the original Japanese musical Tanuki Goten; the original show The Land of the Rising Sun at the official kickoff event toward Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Paralympics games; YU GEN - The Hidden Beauty of Japan, the world's first 3D live theater featuring the Japanese Noh theater, in Singapore; and the first Japanese production of musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

So far in 2017, he has directed an original adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum in March 2017, in which the entire story took place in the city of Edo (former Tokyo) instead of Rome.

In July 2017, a reading performance of Fanatic Artist Hokusai, an original fictional play based on the life of ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai will be presented at the British Museum's Great Court.


Career Highlights[edit]

  • 1987: Made a debut as a director with the original musical I GOT MERMAN, and received the Agency for Cultural Affairs' National Arts Festival Award the next year
  • 1998: Made a film directing debut with BEAT which was officially invited to the Venice International Film Festival
  • 2001: Directed I GOT MERMAN at The Rich Forum Theatre, Stamford, CT, USA
  • 2004: Directed and choreographed a revival production of Pacific Overtures on Broadway, and became the first Asian director on Broadway
  • 2004: Directed Into The Woods in Tokyo, Japan, for which he received the Matsuyo Akimoto Award of the Asahi Performing Arts Awards
  • 2005: Pacific Overtures was nominated under four categories for the Tony Awards
  • 2007: Directed the U.S. premiere of TEA: A Mirror of Soul at The Santa Fe Opera, NM, USA
  • 2008: Directed the world premiere of the original musical Up In The Air at The Kennedy Center, WA, USA
  • 2010: Inaugurated as the first Artistic Director of the Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT)
  • 2010: Directed the West End production of The Fantasticks, London, UK
  • 2011: Directed The Temple of The Golden Pavilion, a play based on a novel of the same title by Yukio Mishima, adapted by Serge Lamothe, as the inaugural production of the Kanagawa Arts Theatre
  • 2011: The Temple of The Golden Pavilion was invited to Lincoln Center Festival in NY, USA
  • 2013: Directed the Canadian premiere of TEA: A Mirror of Soul at the Vancouver Opera, Canada
  • 2013: Directed Mozart's opera “DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE” (The Magic Flute) at The Landestheater Linz, Austria
  • 2016: Directed the off-Broadway production of DRUM TAO's DRUM HEART in New York, NY, USA
  • 2016: Directed the special cultural program The Land of the Rising Sun at the World Form on Sport and Culture, an official kickoff event toward Tokyo 2020 Olympics & Paralympics games and more.
  • 2016: Directed YUGEN: The Hidden Beauty of Japan, the world's first 3D live theater featuring the Japanese Noh theater in Singapore.

Early Life and Education[edit]

Miyamoto was born to parents who ran a café named “Sugawa” (now “Sabou Erika”) across from the Shinbashi Enbujō, one of the most prominent kabuki theaters in Tokyo. As a child, he paid frequent visits to the Shimbashi Enbujō as well as movie theaters, Kabuki-za, and other theaters under the influence of his mother who was a former dancer of the Shochiku Revue Company. In kindergarten, he began to study (Nihon Buyō) at Fujima School of Japanese Dance where Nakamura Kanzaburō XVIII was one of his peers. Around that time, he became absorbed in Hollywood films and began to learn about musicals. When he was in elementary school, he began practicing Tea ceremony. He was brought up right in the middle of Hanamachi, a Japanese courtesan and geisha district.

While in high school, he was cast as the leading role in the school's theater club production of Godspell in which he made his acting debut. This musical received positive reviews and was featured in the Kinema Shunpo magazine. He proceeded to attend Tamagawa University, where he majored in Theater in the College of Arts. In the middle of his senior year, he was cast as a dancer in the musical Pippin.

Early career[edit]

He debuted as a dancer in 1980. He performed in musicals such as Hair, Annie Get Your Gun, and Chicago, and devoted his time to dance and choreography. He visited New York repeatedly, and studied in London for two years beginning in 1985.

He made his directing debut with his original musical I Got Merman in 1987. The following year, he received the Agency for Cultural Affairs' Performing Arts Festival Award.

International Career Highlights[edit]

Film “BEAT”
In 1998, Miyamoto made his film-directing debut with BEAT which was officially invited to the 55th Venice International Film Festival's International Film Critics' Week.
Musical “Pacific Overtures
In 2000, Miyamoto directed the musical Pacific Overtures at The New National Theater, Tokyo. During the run of the production, Stephen Sondheim, the composer of the musical, was in Tokyo participating in an award ceremony of the Praemium Imperiale ("World Culture Prize in Memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu"), and John Weidman, the lyricist of the musical, was also in Tokyo for a musical produced by Shiki Company. Both of them came to see Miyamoto's production of Pacific Overtures. Sondheim, whom Miyamoto worships, spoke very highly of the production and Miyamoto’s direction during his speech at the ceremony of the Praemium Imperiale, instead of taking about his own achievements. In 2002, Miyamoto’s Pacific Overtures was presented at the Lincoln Center Festival, and then at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In 2004, Miyamoto made his Broadway debut with Pacific Overtures as the first Asian director on Broadway. In 2005, the production was nominated for Tony Awards under four categories.
Musical “I Got Merman”
In 2001, Amon was in New York City to direct I Got Merman at the Rich Forum Theater, Stamford Center in Connecticut. The production opened only a few days after the September 11 attacks. On the morning of the terrorist attacks, Miyamoto was at the Grand Central Terminal, heading to the rehearsal. Even though the show did open, Miyamoto felt extreme stressed and left for Bangkok, Thailand two weeks later to escape from the chaos. On his first day in Bangkok, he was severely injured in a car accident but miraculously escaped death.
Contemporary Opera “TEA: A Mirror of Soul
In 2007, upon composer Tan Dun’s recommendation, Miyamoto directed the first opera style production of TEA: A Mirror of Soul, premiered at the Santa Fe Opera in the U.S. The revival production was presented at Opera Company of Philadelphia (conducted by Tan Dun himself) in the U.S. in 2010 and at the Vancouver Opera in Canada in 2013.
Musical “Up in the Air”
Up in the Air is a musical based on “Boonah, the Tree-Climbing Frog,” a book by Tsutomu Minakami. Henry Krieger, the composer of Dreamgirls wrote the music, and the production had its world premiere at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in 2008.
Musical “The Fantasticks
He made his West End debut with The Fantasticks in June 2010.
Play “The Temple of the Golden Pavilion”
Inaugurated as the Artistic Director of Kanagawa Arts Theatre in April 2010, he directed The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a play based on the novel by Yukio Mishima, as the venue's inaugural production in January 2011. In July, it was presented at the Lincoln Center Festival as Miyamoto's second production at the festival (following Pacific Overtures). Following the successful run in the U.S., the production was revived in Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) in January 2012.
Opera “DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE” (The Magic Flute)
In 2013, he directed Mozart's opera DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (The Magic Flute) at the Landestheater Linz in Austria.
Japanese Noh Theatre x 3D Live Theatre “YUGEN The Hidden Beauty of Japan”
In 2016, he created and directed YUGEN: The Hidden Beauty of Japan, the world's first 3D live theater featuring Japanese Noh theater at the Singapore River Nights Festival.

Selected Works[edit]

Opera / Operetta[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
Opera: Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro
2016.7 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Sascha Goetzel, Set Design by Neil Patel, Produced by Tokyo Nikikai
Opera: Mozart's “DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE” (The Magic Flute)
2015.7 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
2013.9 THE LANDESTHEATER LINZ, Austria (World Premiere)
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, Set Design by Boris Kudlichka, Costume Design by Masatomo Ota, Visual design by LUNAPARK
Opera: Tan Dun's “TEA: A MIRROR OF SOUL”
2013.5 Vancouver Opera, CANADA
Original Direction by Amon Miyamoto, Directed by PAUL PEERS, Music by Tan Dun, Book by Tan Dun and Xu Ying, Conducted by JONATHAN DARLINGTON, Set Design by Rumi Matsui, Costume Design by Masatomo Ota, Lighting Design by Drew Billiau,
Starring: CHENYE YUAN, NANCY ALLEN LUNDY, ROGER HONEYWELL, KIRK EICHELBERGER, NING LIANG
Neo Opera: “Madame Butterfly X”
2012.11 KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theatre), Kanagawa
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Music by Giacomo Puccini
Opera: Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro
2011.4 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, Set Design by Neil Patel, Produced by Tokyo Nikikai
Opera: Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro
2006.9 Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Manfred Honeck, Set Design by Neil Patel, Produced by Tokyo Nikikai, Orchestra: Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Opera: Mozart's “Le Nozze di Figaro
2002.2 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Manfred Honeck, Set Design by Neil Patel, Produced by Tokyo Nikikai, Orchestra: Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Opera: Tan Dun's “TEA: A MIRROR OF SOUL”
2010.1 The Academy of Music, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Music by Tan Dun, Book by Tan Dun and Xu Ying, Conducted by Tan Dun, Set Design by Rumi Matsui, Costume Design by Masatomo Ota, Lighting Design by Drew Billiau, Produced by Opera Company of Philadelphia
Starring: Kelly Kaduce, Haijing Fu, Roger Honeywell, Kirk Eichelberger, Nancy Maultsby
Opera: Tan Dun's “TEA: A MIRROR OF SOUL”
2007.7 The Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico, US (U.S. Premiere)
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Lawrence Renes, Set Design by Rumi Matsui, Costume Design by Masatomo Ota, Lighting Design by Rick Fisher
Starring: Kelly Kaduce, Haijing Fu, Roger Honeywell, Christian van Horn, Nancy Maultsby
Opera: Verdi's “La Traviata
2009.2 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Antonello Allemandi, Set Design by Rumi Matsui, Costume Design by Shinjiro Asatsuki, Produced by Tokyo Nikikai, Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic
Opera: Mozart's “Così fan tutte
2006.11 Nissey Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Pascal Verrot, Set Design by Neil Patel, Produced by Tokyo Nikikai, Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic
Opera: Mozart's “Don Giovanni
2004.7 Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Conducted by Pascal Verrot, Set Design by Neil Patel, Lighting Design by David Lander, Produced by Tokyo Nikikai, Orchestra: Tokyo Philharmonic
Operetta: Original “Pinocchio
1990 Aoyama Enkei Theatre, Tokyo
Directed and Adapted by Amon Miyamoto
Operetta: Lehar's “The Merry Widow
1989 Nagoya City Art and Creative Center
Directed, Choreographed, Lyrics Translated and libretto written by Amon Miyamoto
Opera: Donizetti's “L’elisir d’amore”
1988 Aoyama Theater, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto

Straight Play[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
"The Terrace of the Leper King"
2016.3.4-17 Akasaka ACT Theater, Tokyo
Written by Yukio Mishima, Directed by Amon Miyamoto
”iSAMU” a play based on the life of Isamu Noguchi
2013.8.30 Sunport Hall Takamatsu, Kagawa
2013.8.21-27 PARCO Theatre, Tokyo
2013.8.15-18 KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theatre)
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
Hoichi the Earless
2013.4.13-21 KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theatre)
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo)
”iSAMU” a play based on the life of Isamu Noguchi
2013.1.24-25 Sunport Hall Takamatsu, Kagawa
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
Salome
2012.5.31-6.17 New National Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Oscar Wilde, Costume by Yoji Yamamoto
KINKAKUJI “The Temple of the Golden Pavilion”
2014.4.5-19 Akasaka ACT Theater, Tokyo
2012.1.27-2.12 Akasaka ACT Theater, Tokyo
2012.1.19-22 Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka
2011.7.21-24 Lincoln Center Festival, Rose Theatre, NY (U.S. premiere)
2011.1.29-2.14 KAAT (Kanagawa Arts Theatre Opening Production)
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Based on the novel by Yukio Mishima, Adapted for the stage by Serge Lamothe, Book by Chihiro Ito and Amon Miyamoto, Music by Yutaka Fukuoka, Choreographed by Shuji Onodera, Set Design by Boris Kudlichka
MARY STUART
2005 PARCO Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Dacia Maraini, Set Design by Rachel Hauck, Costume Design by Toshikazu Iwaya (DRESS CAMP)
“UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS AND THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE”
2000 PARCO Theatre, Tokyo, Theatre Drama City, Osaka
1993 PARCO Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Brad Fraser, Set Design by Tsukasa Nakagoshi, Lighting Design by Sonoyo Nishikawa
“CAMILLE”
1995 PARCO Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Pam Gems
“THE VORTEX”
1995 Benisan Pit Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Noël Coward
“MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING”
1989 The Globe Tokyo
Directed and Set Design by Amon Miyamoto, Book by William Shakespeare

Musical[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum <Edo version>"
2017.3.4-28 Shimbashi Enbujo, Tokyo
2017.4.2-25 Osaka Shochikuza, Osaka
Directed, Script Adapted and Lyrics Translated by Amon Miyamoto, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
2016.12.8-29 Nissay Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
“TANUKI GOTEN”
2016.8.1-27 Shinbashi Embujo, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
SWEENEY TODD
2016.4.14-5.8, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
2016.5.13-15 Theater BRAVA!, Osaka
2016.5.20-22 The Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
“THE WIZ -The Wonderful Wizard of Oz-”
2015.3.7-22 Tokyo International Forum Hall C, Tokyo
2015.4.4-5 Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka
2015.4.18-19 Aichi Arts Theater, Nagoya
2015.4.25-26 Canalcity Theater, Fukuoka
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Original Work by Lyman Frank Baum "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Book by William F. Brown, Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls, Music Arrangement by Nao'ymt, Music Direction by Tosh Masuda, Choreography by Rino Nakasone, Art Direction by Sebastian Masuda, Costume Design by Toshikazu Iwaya, Visual Design by Daito Manabe, Produced by PARCO
Starring: Ayaka Umeda (AKB48), Yūka Tano (AKB48) and others
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
2015.1.23-25 Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka
2015.1.17-18 AICHI ARTS CENTER, Nagoya
2015.1.10-12 Canalcity THEATER, Fukuoka
2014.12.7-28 NISSAY THEATRE, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Adapted by John Guare & Mel Shapiro, Lyrics by John Guare, Music by Galt MacDermot, Based on the play by William Shakespeare, Presented on Broadway by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Produced by Joseph Papp, Original Broadway Production directed by Mel Shapiro, Orchestrations by Galt MacDermot and Harold Wheeler
“Let's Sing a Song of LOVE”
2014.1.25-2.2 ORIX THEATER, Osaka
2014.1.10-21 TOKYU THEATRE Orb, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
2013.12.6-7 Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka
2013.11.1-17 THE GALAXY THEATRE, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by George Furth, Lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim
Pinocchio
2013.8 KAAT<Kanagawa Arts Theatre>, Kanagawa
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Original Work by Carlo Collodi
“THE WIZ -The Wonderful Wizard of Oz-”
2012.9.28-30 KAAT<Kanagawa Arts Theatre>, Kanagawa
2012.10.6-7 Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka
2012.10.18-28 Tokyo International Forum Hall C, Tokyo
2012.11.3-5 Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Original Work by Lyman Frank Baum "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", Book by William F. Brown, Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls, Music Direction and Arrangement by Nao'ymt, Choreographed by Rino Nakasone, Art Direction by Sebastian Masuda, Costume Design by Toshikazu Iwaya, Visual Design by Daito Manabe, Lighting Design by Riki Kihara, Produced by PARCO
Starring: Yuka Masuda (AKB48), JONTE' MOANING and others
PACIFIC OVERTURES
2011.6 KAAT<Kanagawa Arts Theatre>, Kanagawa
2002.10 New National Theatre, Tokyo
2002.7 Lincoln Center Festival, NY, US
2000.10 New National Theatre, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman, Additional material by Hugh Wheeler, Set and Mask Design by Rumi Matsui, Costume Design by Emi Wada
SWEENEY TODD
2013.5 KAAT<Kanagawa Arts Theatre>, Kanagawa
2013.5 Aoyama Theatre, Tokyo
2013.5 Theater BRAVA!, Osaka
2013.6 The Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya
2011.5 Aoyama Theatre, Tokyo
2007.1 Nissey Theatre, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
THE FANTASTICKS
2010.6 The Duchess Theatre, London, UK
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Music by Tom Jones, Book and Lyrics by Harvey Schmidt, Set Design by Rumi Matsui, Lighting Design by Rick Fisher, Costume Design by Nicky Shaw, Orchestrations / Musical Supervision: Jason Carr, Musical Director: Tom Deering, Sound Design by Mike Walker, Casting by Irene Cotton, General Management : Cole Kitchenn Ltd
Starring: Hadley Fraser, Clive Rowe, Edward Petherbridge, Lorna Want, David Burt, Luke Brady, Paul Hunter, Carl Au
GREY GARDENS
2009.11 Theatre Creation, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Doug Wright, Music by Scott Frankel, Lyrics by Michael Korie, Scenic Design by Tsuyoshi Kata, Costume Design by Ayako Maeda
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
2009.7 PARCO Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine, Scenic Design by Shusaku Futamura, Costume Design by Hanako Kurosu
THE THREEPENNY OPERA
2009.4 Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Bertolt Brecht, Music by Kurt Weill, Costume design by Toshikazu Iwaya (Dress33), Scenic Design by Rumi Matsui, Music director by Kazuhisa Uchihashi
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
2009.1 Nissey Theatre, Tokyo
Directed, Choreographed and Translated by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
TURANDOT
2008.3 Akasaka ACT Theater, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Based on Puccini’s ”Turandot”, Music by Joe Hisaishi, Lyric by Yukinojo Mori, Costume Design by Wada Emi, Scenic Design by Rumi Matsui
UP IN THE AIR
2008.2 The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., US
Conceived and Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell, Music by Henry Krieger, Scenic Design by Neil Patel, Costume Design by Angela Wendt, Lighting Design by Donald Holder
Starring: Jill Abramovitz, Stanley Bahorek, Donna Lynne Champlin, David McDonald, Jonathan Hammond, Deborah Lew, Lillias White, and Michael Leon Wooley
TAKE FLIGHT
2007.11 Tokyo International Forum Hall C, Tokyo
Directed, Choreographed and Translated by Amon Miyamoto, Book by John Weidman, Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr., Musical Director and Conductor: David Charles Abell, Set Design by Neil Patel, Costume Design Paul Tazewell
THE FANTASTICKS
2005.2-4 Setagaya Public Theater, Tokyo
2003.1-2 Setagaya Public Theater, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Music by Harvey Schmidt
PACIFIC OVERTURES
2004.12- 5.1 Studio54 NY, US
In 2005, the production was nominated for Tony Awards under 4 categories.
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman, Additional material by Hugh Wheeler, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Music Direction by Paul Gemignani, Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Set and Mask Design by Rumi Matsui, Costume Design by Junko Koshino, Lighting Design by Brian Mac Devitt, Sound Design by Dan Moses Schreier, Produced by Roundaount Theatre Company in association with Gorgeous Entertainment
Starring: B.D.Wong, Michel K. Lee, Paolo Montalban and others
INTO THE WOODS
2006.5-6 New National Theatre, Tokyo
2004.6 New National Theatre, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Book and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine,
CANDIDE
2004.4-5 Tokyo International Forum Hall C, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Original Work by Voltaire, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Lyrics by Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim, Musical Director and Conductor: David Charles Abell, Set Design by Neil Patel
CANDIDE
2001.6 Tokyo International Forum Hall C, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Original Work by Voltaire, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Book by Hugh Wheeler, Lyrics by Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim, Musical Director and Conductor by Yutaka Sado, Set Design by Neil Patel
URINE TOWN
2004.2 Nissey Theatre, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann, Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
“THE NUTCRACKER, The Musical”
2001, 12- 02.1 Akasaka ACT Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Shintaro Tsuji, Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
“BOYS TIME”
2001, 00, 99 PARCO Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
“GIRLS TIME”
2001, 00, 96, 95 PARCO Theatre, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto
“TANUKI GOTEN”
1996 Shinbashi Embujo, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
Starring: Susan Osborn
“MAUI”
1995 Art Sphere Theatre, Tokyo
Conceived, Directed and Set Design by Amon Miyamoto
“GESSHOKU”
1994 Art Sphere Theatre, Tokyo
Conceived and Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Osamu Hashimoto, Set Design by Tadanori Yokoo, Music by Hoppy Kamiyama
“HONGKONG RHAPSODY”
1993 Art Sphere Theatre, Tokyo
Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Music by Dick Lee
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
1995 Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
1992 Aoyama Theatre, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
“ON THE 20TH CENTURY”
1990 Aoyama Theatre, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Music by CY Coleman
ANYTHING GOES
1991 Nissey Theatre, Tokyo
1990 Kintetsu Theatre, Osaka
1989 Nissey Theatre, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Timony Crouse and John Weidman
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
1989.88 Shinjuku KOMA, Tokyo
Directed and Choreographed by Amon Miyamoto, Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin, Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields

Kabuki[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
“Ryugu Monogatari” “Momotaro Onigashima Gaiden”
2015.6 Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
Starring: Ebizo Ichikawa and others
“Hanasaka Jiisan”
2013.8 Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto
Starring: Ebizo Ichikawa, Kataoka Ainosuke VI, and others

Noh[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
“YUGEN: The Hidden Beauty of Japan”
2016.10 Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore
Directed by Amon Miyamoto

Non Verbal Performance[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
DRUM TAO “DRUM HEART” (Hyakkaryoran Nippon Drum Emaki)
2015.7.16-26 The Galaxy Theater, Tokyo, 2015.5.5-2016.1.17 National Tour (Japan), 2016.2.11-14 Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NY, USA
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Costume Design by Junko Koshino, Set Design by Rumi Matsui
“TEE! TEE! TEE!”
2014.7.6-9.1 Okinawa
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Choreographed by Rino Nakasone

Special Event[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
World Forum on Sport and Culture - Cultural Program “The Land of the Rising Sun”
2016.10 Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Starring Ichikawa Ebizō XI, Ryohei Suzuki, Maki Mori, Blue Tokyo, Wrecking Crew Orchestra/EL Squad and others
Commemorative Ceremony of the 150th Anniversary of the Opening of the Port of Yokohama “VISION ! YOKOHAMA”
2009 National Convention Hall, Pacifico Yokohama
Book and Directed by Amon Miyamoto

Reading[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
“Gakyojin Hokusai”
2017.1 The Sumida Hokusai Museum, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Yakumo Koizumi
Hoichi the Earless
2012.4 KAAT<Kanagawa Arts Theatre>, Kanagawa
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Yakumo Koizumi
“ISAMU NOGUCHI”
2011.11 KAAT<Kanagawa Arts Theatre>, Kanagawa
Directed by Amon Miyamoto

Revue[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
HELLO KITTY DREAM REVUE [ONE]”
2000 Sunrio Puro Land, Tokyo
Script, Lyrics, Translation, Music Arrangement, Set Design, and Direction by Amon Miyamoto

Dance[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
“THE 7 DEADLY SINS e.t.c”
1998 Art Sphere, Tokyo
Directed by Amon Miyamoto, Book by Bertolt Bercht, Music by Kurt Weill

Film[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
“BEAT”
1998 officially invited to The 55th International Venice Film Festival for International Critics' Week
Written and Directed by Amon Miyamoto

Straight Play (as a performer)[edit]

TITLE STAFF/ CAST
METAMORPHOSIS
1992 Art Sphere, Tokyo
Book by Kafka, Directed by Steven Berkoff, Performed by Amon Miyamoto and others

References[edit]

  • DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE
Mozarts Zauberflöte als Computerspiel-ORF.at
1192912 Mozarts „Die Zauberflöte“ ins Heute weitergedacht-nachrichten.at
  • Tea: A Mirror of Soul
Savouring Tea, the opera, is easy-The Globe and Mail
REVIEWED: VANCOUVER OPERA’S ‘TEA: A MIRROR OF SOUL’-Vancouver Vantage
Opera Enthusiasts Have a New Favourite Instrument: Water-Vancouver Weekly
  • Up in the Air
‘Up in the Air’ a lesson in wit, song-The Washington Times
A Soaring Musical Fable for The Kids-The Washington Post

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