Cillian Donaghy | British Youth Music Theatre

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Cillian Donaghy

Cillian is a musical director, tenor and actor based in North London. His training includes a Masters in Musical Theatre with the Guildford School of Acting and undergraduate on the prestigious ‘Joint Course' where he studied music at the University of Manchester and classical singing with the Royal Northern College of Music.

Aside from performing and musical directing, Cillian’s teaching experience includes private singing tuition and musical directing with Bird Dance College, The Guildford School of Acting Saturday School and Summer School. He also regularly hosts workshops as part of the Ambassador Theatre Group’s Creative Learning department.  

MUSICAL DIRECTING: Fingask Follies (Scotland & England Tour), Fame (Online Stream), Night At The Musicals (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), Imaginary (Fortune Theatre); Peter Pan (Theatre Royal, Margate), Mozart! (Backstage Theatre, Mountview); Bakewell Bake Off (New Wimbledon Theatre, Studio); Assistant MD for In The Willows (UK Tour); Assistant MD for GSA MA Musical Theatre Showcase (Shaftesbury Theatre, London); Love Birds (Ivy Arts Centre, GSA); Tess of the d’Ubervilles (The Other Palace, London / Theatre Royal, Winchester); Tess of the d’Ubervilles Live Cast Recording (YMT UK); Rent - School Edition (Royal Northern College of Music); The Mikado (Royal Northern College of Music).

THEATRE: il Turco in Italia (Greighallen, Bergen National Opera); i Capuletti e i Montecchi (Greighallen, Bergen National Opera); Acis in Acis & Galatea (Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall); The Merry Widow (Royal Northern College of Music).

TENOR SOLOIST: Pergolesi’s Magnificat (Bolton Choral Union), Haydn’s Nelson Mass (Bolton Choral Union, Cantor Manei) Handel’s Messiah (Bolton Choral Union, West Cumberland Choral Society, Tameside Choral Society, Cantor Manei), Mozart’s Coronation Mass (Cantor Manei), Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Part 1 (Cantor Manei), Macmillan’s Last Seven Words from the Cross (Huddersfield Choral Society, BBC Philharmonic).

QUALIFICATIONS: MAMT Masters in Musical Theatre, GRNCM Graduate Diploma in Classical Voice, LRSM Licentiate Diploma in Classical Voice, MusB Bachelors in Music, ATCL Associate Diploma in Classical Voice, ATCL Associate Diploma in Piano, DipLCM, Diploma in Musical Theatre Performance.

As an actor Cillian is represented by Hilary Gagan Associates.