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Andrew Hopkins

Associate Lecturer - Musical Theatre

Andrew graduated from the GSA Conservatoire in 2004, where he was the Sean McGrath scholar. His first job as musical director was for the play She Stoops to Conquer at Hampton Court Palace in the presence of HRH The Earl of Wessex, where he also played the role of Diggory. 

Last year, he was asked to work with Dame Julie Andrews in the casting  process of the 60th Anniversary production of My Fair Lady at Sydney Opera House. More recently, he was privileged to meet Dame Vera Lynn, as he worked on a concert celebrating her 100th birthday. 

As resident conductor for The Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra, Andrew has conducted Shows and Soundtracks (UK Tour), Broadway! (UK Tour), The Mikado in Concert and The Pirates of Penzance in Concert (both at The Congress Theatre) and An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein (St David͛s Hall). 

Recent Musical Director credits include: Call Me Merman (UK Tour), Is There Life After High School (Bridgend College), A-Z of Musical Theatre (UK Tour), Robinson Crusoe and the Pirate Queen (The Theatre, Chipping Norton), Just A Housewife (UK Tour). 

As an accompanist, he has been lucky enough to play for many West End singers, including Caroline Sheen, Janie Dee, Savannah Stevenson and Rosemary Ashe. 

He regularly plays for auditions and masterclasses in London, which have  included working for the prestigious Watermill Theatre under the musical supervision of Catherine Jayes and Sarah Travis. 

Andrew has taught for the top music and drama schools in the UK, including the Guildford School of Acting and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 

You can follow Andrew on Twitter @andrewhopkinsmd