London School of Musical Theatre

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London School of Musical Theatre
TypeDrama school
PrincipalAdrian Jeckells

London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT) is an academy of performing arts that was founded by Glenn Lee in 1995. The school is located on Borough Road, near Elephant and Castle.

It was originally housed at The Old Vic Theatre and then Her Majesty's Theatre, before moving to premises on Borough Road where it currently operates. In 2015 the school was based at Price Studios in Clapham but later returned to Borough Road following a full building refurbishment in the summer of 2016.

The school provides a one-year, full-time, vocational training for mature students wishing to enter a career in Musical Theatre. The ethos of LSMT is to create the environment of a professional company in rehearsal rather than that of an educational institution. The emphasis of the course is on the development of the singing voice as the tool for acting through song alongside a thorough training in dance and drama. Classes are taught by professionals and practitioners working in the industry, with direct experience of the up to the minute requirements of musical theatre. The school is also recognised by agents and producers as one of the leading providers of exceptional talent to the industry.

Since its inception in 1995 LSMT have also commissioned and produced new musical theatre writing with many works now published and presented throughout the world. The school employs Charles Miller as its resident composer.

Many graduates from LSMT have highly successful careers in West End Theatre, UK Tours, Internationally and in Television and Film.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Emma Hatton - actress (Wicked, Evita)
  • Melissa Jacques - actress (Everybody's Talking about Jamie, Mamma Mia)
  • Sophie Isaacs - actress (Six, Heathers, Made In Dagenham, Legally Blonde)
  • Jacqui Tate - actress (Les Miserables, Avenue Q, South Pacific, The Phantom of The Opera)
  • Adam Bayjou - actor/singer (Les Miserables, Assassins, Opera Boys)
  • Richard Meek - actor (Annie, The Producers, Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray)
  • Hollie O'Donoghue - actress (Les Miserables, The Commitments)
  • Nancy Sullivan- actress (Les Miserables, Little Voice, Beautiful Thing)
  • Jodie Jacobs - actress (We Will Rock You, Evita, Fame, Footloose, The Wedding Singer)
  • Rosa O'Reilly - actress (Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, Dirty Dancing)
  • Michael Auger - singer (Collabro)
  • Natalie Law - actress (Leopaldstadt, The Lady Vanishes, Exit The King, Ink)
  • Soophia Foroughi - actress (Prince of Egypt, Broken Wings, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)
  • Marcus Ayton - actor (Shrek, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat)
  • Devon Elise Johnson - actress (Half a Sixpence, Mamma Mia, Titanic)
  • Holly-Anne Hull (Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, Copacobana)
  • Kelly Agbowu - actress (Waitress, Book of Mormon, Lion King, Les Miserables)
  • Adam Strong - actor (We Will Rock You, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar)
  • Robbie Scotcher - actor (Blood Brothers, Mamma Mia, Miss Saigon)
  • Luke Newton - TV/Film actor (Bridgerton, Lake Placid, The Lodge)
  • Danny Walters - TV/Film actor (EastEnders, Benidorm, Call The Midwife)
  • Olivia Chenery - TV/Film actress (Endeavour, Silent Witness, Virgin and Martyr, Penny Dreadful, My Friends Best Wedding, The One)


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