Jude Obermüller | British Youth Music Theatre

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Jude Obermüller


Jude Obermüller is a British musician, most often composing for Theatre and Recorded Media, living in New York. He was a full scholar at both London’s Royal College of Music, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. In 2021, he became a fellow of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters’ Project.

Jude’s scores include: Beauty & the Seven Beasts (The Opera Story, London - Fedora Prize runner-up); Julius Caesar (Singapore Rep); As You Like it & Farragut North (Southwark Playhouse, Off West End); Alice in Wonderland (Storyhouse, UK regional); Underground (59E59 Off Broadway); UCAS & The Jabberwocky (Edinburgh Festival); I remember the ship (Tête à Tête). Music for screen includes commercials for Vogue; musical sketches for Comedy Central; and various independent films, most recently the tap-dance led short DATELEAP (with director/choreographer Jack Evans and lyricist David Gomez), which is currently playing film festivals all over the world.

Current musical works: Miss Havisham’s Wedding (lyrics: David Gomez, & book: Laura Barati - Leeds Conservatoire; Syracuse University; MTKC; Stiles & Drewe Best New Song finalist; London Musical Theatre Orchestra New Songs Series); Feet Keep Me Flyin’ (co-created with Jack Evans, & lyrics: David Gomez - BEAM 2023) Bardo: A Musical Webseries.

Highlights as Musical Director or Orchestrator include: MD for Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle since 2014 (including The Kennedy Center, The Public Theatre, Rockwell Los Angeles, Crazy Coqs London, and NY Theatre Workshop); MD for Tony nominee Eva Noblezada (The Green Room 42 NYC, Feinstein’s San Francisco and Washington DC, The Ohio Theatre Columbus); MD for Michael John LaChiusa’s The Gardens of Anuncia (workshop - The Public); and AMD for Honouring Chita Rivera (Carnegie Hall). New orchestrations/musical adaptation for Marguerite (Tabard, Off West End revival – working closely with Alain Boublil), held by MTI Europe; Encore! (Abbey Road Studios); The Songs of My Life (Garrick, West End). He is currently Vocal Director for Holland America Line. Jude has provided music for Sir Trevor Nunn, Alan Cumming, Eden Espinosa, J.K Simmons, Matt Lucas, Josh O’Connor, Robbie Williams and Luke Newton.

[Fun fact: During his days as one of BYMT's very own youth keyboard players/orchestrators, Jude roomed with Ed Sheeran in Plymouth for the 2007 production of Frankenstein.]

Jude has been the MD and composer for a number of BYMT summer camps and is excited to now be composing for the company.