The Michael Cassel Group is a live entertainment company formed to produce and present the world’s greatest musical and theatrical productions, live entertainment experiences, marquee events and concert attractions.
Led by Michael Cassel, the company exclusively represents theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh and his productions in Australia. In this capacity, the company produced the acclaimed new production of Les Misérables, enjoying a triumphant nineteen-month tour of Australia where the production received the Helpmann Award for ‘Best Musical’ before touring Asia with seasons in Manila, Singapore and Dubai, where the musical officially opened the Dubai Opera House.
In association with Disney Theatrical Productions, the Michael Cassel Group will produce the first international tour of the world’s #1 musical, Disney’s The Lion King, to premiere in Manila in March 2018 followed by engagements in Singapore, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa. The international tour, which will be performed in English, will launch in celebration of The Lion King’s 20th anniversary on stage.
The company’s production of the Broadway smash-hit Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, premiered in Sydney in September 2017 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The true story of the legendary singer’s journey from schoolgirl to international superstar will enjoy seasons in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide in 2018 and has been described by critics as “A Five Star Triumph” (Channel 7), “A Resounding Hit” (Daily Review) and “More Than Entertaining: It’s Genuinely Moving” (The Guardian).
The company will Executive Produce and General Manage the Australian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The record-breaking production will open in Melbourne, exclusively, in early 2019 at the Princess Theatre. The production is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.
Previously, the company has produced the much-celebrated Australian production of Kinky Boots, the Australian and Asian tour of Singin’ In the Rain and presented the sold-out tour of Lea Salonga in Concert in partnership with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to the group’s theatrical interests, the company represents former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, former Olympian and global sporting administrator, Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE and media personality, Sami Lukis.