Announcing Stephen Robertson Director / Choreographer

New Plymouth Operatic are delighted to announce that Stephen Robertson will direct and choreograph our 2019 season of Priscilla – Queen of the Desert The Musical.

Stephen is New Zealand’s leading professional director of musical theatre, having been a professional freelance Director for more than 25 years.

Stephen has amassed an impressive resume of hundreds of directing credits for musicals throughout New Zealand over his career. In 1993 Stephen directed the NZ Premiere of Les Misérables (Wellington). He has since directed the national premieres of 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Miss Saigon, Mary Poppins, Priscilla and Wicked, all of which he also served as consulting director on those titles for the NZ Musical Theatre Consortium.

For the Court Theatre (Christchurch) he has Directed their recent sell-out seasons of Grease, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde and Chicago, Choreographed and Designed The Mikado and Directed and Designed Blood Brothers. Born and raised in the Palmerston North, Priscilla will be Stephen’s first director credit for New Plymouth Operatic.

Stephen is currently directing Les Miserables for Showbiz Christchurch, which runs from 14 September – 6 October this year at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch. Later this year Stephen will also direct Jesus Christ Superstar for the Court Theatre in Christchurch, which runs from 24 November 2018 to 13 January 2019. In April 2019 he will also direct the soon to be announced latest premiere NZ Musical Theatre Consortium musical, also for Showbiz Christchurch.