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Cillian Donaghy


Cillian is a musical director, tenor and actor based in 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 includes private singing tuition and musical directing workshops with 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: Bakewell Bake Off (New Wimbledon Theatre, Studio); Assistant MD in 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: The Prospector and Vocal Captain in Dear Word (Ivy Arts Centre, GSA); 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).

CHORAL: Choral Scholar at St. Mary’s Primrose Hill; Tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah (Cantor Manei); Tenor Soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass (Cantor Manei); Tenor One soloist in MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From The Cross (Huddersfield Choral Society & BBC Philharmonic); Tenor Soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Part 1 (Cantor Manei); BBC Daily Service (Manchester Chamber Choir, Kantos Chamber Choir); Gurrelieder (Bergen Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra).

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.