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Michael Cassel

 

MICHAEL CASSEL

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Producer & CEO

Michael Cassel is an internationally recognised producer and entertainment executive. He formed the Michael Cassel Group in 2012.

Michael is the Executive Producer of the Australian premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playing exclusively in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre. The record-breaking play is produced by Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.

Michael is Co-Producer, with Jeffrey Seller, of the Australasian premiere production of Hamilton at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

Michael is also Producer of the first international touring production of Disney’s The Lion King, which has enjoyed triumphant seasons in Manila, Singapore, Daegu, Seoul, Busan, Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Previous productions include the Australian and international tour of Les Misérables, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, the 10th Anniversary Tour of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Australian premiere of Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots and the Australian and Asian tour of Singin’ in the Rain. Concerts and events include The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, the opening celebration of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup and tours including Celeste Barber, Lea Salonga, Tina Arena, Rita Wilson and Darren Criss. Broadway and West End co-producer credits include Almost Famous, MJ: The Musical, Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt, Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Cher Show.

Michael is focussed on developing and investing in new content encompassing a growing slate of world-class IP and original shows destined for Broadway, West End and international touring. This includes a commercial ‘First Look Agreement’ for all future works produced by Sydney Theatre Company.

In addition to his theatrical interests, Michael exclusively represents former Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, journalinst and broadcaster Liz Hayes, former Olympian and global sporting administrator, Lord Sebastian Coe CH, KBE, Strictly You by Sonia Kruger and Better Homes and Gardens personality, Charlie Albone. and media personality.

During his ten-year tenure with Disney Theatrical Group, he oversaw the company’s Broadway stage productions in international markets including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, AIDA, The Little Mermaid and High School Musical, as well as supporting Disney on Ice and Disney Live! licensed to Feld Entertainment.

Michael began his professional career working with Australia’s legendary producer and celebrity manager, Harry M. Miller.

Michael lives in Sydney with his wife Camille and their children Eveleigh and Vaughn.

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