Gary returns to the Evolution Pantomimes family for the 2023/24 season as Arranger and Orchestrator, as well as returning to the role of Uncle Gary for SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS at Royal & Derogate, Northampton.
Gary is the Head of Music for Emil Dale Academy, one of Britain's leading Musical Theatre Colleges. Gary leads a wonderful Singing and Music Department for the 3 Year Degree, GAP year and BTEC courses.
Gary recently worked with the team at LostThePlot Theatricals, as they prepare for their amazing children's musical THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF to return to the stage as part of Perform in the Park, London for Summer 2023.
Gary is originally from Newcastle Upon Tyne and trained at ArtsEd, London.
He is the Head of Music for Emil Dale Academy, is a former creative for Viking Ocean Cruises and for the last few years has performed and arranged his critically acclaimed solo show
Gary Jerry: The Piano Man worldwide. He is a former Associate MD for the record breaking NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre and Pleasance, Edinburgh), a previous Head of Singing at The Brighton Academy and works as a Guest Musical Director and Arranger on performances and projects for ArtsEd, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Emil Dale Academy & Arden School of Theatre Manchester. He is a lead creative for Stagecoach Performing Arts worldwide and was previously a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of the Arts, Barcelona. He also hosts the Theatre Podcast "Behind the Prosc", as well as arranging and composing for The NewsRevue Lockdown Podcast, and is a Workshop host and accompanist for conservatoires and events across the UK.
Gary has perfect pitch, can transpose at sight, and regularly works in musical improvisation, composition and rearranging. He regularly sight reads to a high level for various auditions, workshops and rehearsals.
MD & Arranger: Baggy Trousers (MT Swing Life), How to Succeed (Laine Theatre Arts), Wonderland in Alice (Theatre Peckham/CTC), Summer Holiday (MTP Tour), Jack & the Beanstalk (Evolution), My Dearest Mr Coward (Worcester Rep Theatre), Pirates of Penzance, Assassins, Cabaret (Emil Dale), Dick Whittington (Royal and Derngate, Northampton), Between the Covers, Live and Tripping, Cabaret Whores, Unleashed, A New Land Waits (Crazy Coqs), Invade my Privacy (The Other Palace), Cream (Canal Cafe), Summer Holiday (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), John and Jen (Guildford Fringe), News Revue (Canal Cafe/Southbank Festival/Edinburgh Fringe), The Story of Bart (London Hippodrome), Songs my Dad Said I Should Sing (Leicester Square Theatre), If It Only Runs a Minute (Landor), Reuben Kaye Live (The Pheasantry), Songs for a New World (Battersea Barge), The Secret Garden (University of Cumbria), ArtsEd Foundation Showcase 2018-21, Arden Musical Theatre Showcase (The Lowry, Salford), A Night for Jennifer (Lyric- West End), Betwixt! (Assistant MD - Trafalgar Studios), West Side Story (Assistant MD - Leatherhead Theatre).
Musical Associate/Rehearsal MD: Nativity (Birmingham Rep), The Wizard of Oz, Evita (Leicester Curve),
Director: Dear Santa (Evolution), Sound of Music (Kingston Rose), Wizard of Oz (Rhoda McGaw), Footloose, Hairspray (Arts Depot), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Leatherhead Theatre), Threepenny Opera (Stockport Garrick), The Pilgrimmage, Much Ado About Nothing (Poynton School), Beauty and the Beast (Birmingham Symphony Hall - Stagecoach 30), There's Something Between Us (Online).
Theatre as an Actor/Musician: Wishee Washee in Aladdin (QDOS), Keez in CBeebies Live! (UK Arena Tour), The Great Big Gig (Royal Festival Hall), Elf in Dear Santa (UK Tours and Singapore - Evolution), The 12 Tenors (China Tour), Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol:The Musical (UK Tour and Charing Cross), Otto in Spring Awakening (Kingston Rose), Prince Kazbeki/Michael in Caucasian Chalk Circle (Shoreditch), Invade my Privacy, Cabaret Whores, Live and Tripping (Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly Circus), The Suggestibles (Bristol Old Vic and various tour dates), Callum in Our House, Doctor in Grand Hotel (ArtsEd), Pirate Pete in Robinson Crusoe (New Theatre, Cardiff), Ensemble in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Plymouth) Seabourn Cruise Lines (Belinda King), Beyond Broadway (Tyne Theatre), Broadway to West End (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).
Workshop: Perry in Bumblescratch! (Network Theatre)
TV: Byker Grove (Zenith North/BBC), Scrap (White Balance), Bang Bang (The Long Weekend)
"Musical director Gary Jerry performs unfalteringly at the piano." Musical Theatre Review.
"The effervescent Gary Jerry gave a spirited performance.... who had a delightful rapport with the audience" British Theatre Guide
"Wishee Washee (played by Gary Jerry) had everyone roaring with glee" SwindonWeb.
"A mention must go out to Musical Director Gary Jerry, who plays relentlessly for the duration of the show, a talented pianist indeed" LondonTheatre1.
"....backed by an absolute belter of a three-man band led by MD Gary Jerry on piano" MusicalTheatreReview
"Gary Jerry holds the evening together ... His energy and stamina complement his wonderful skills as a pianist and musician..." Behind the Arras.
"Wishy Washy, played by Gary Jerry, was delightfully endearing and managed the brain-boggling tongue twister sequence with aplomb." Bath & Wiltshire Parent.
Gary Jerry: The Piano Man - Blackbird Medley