Michael Harrison’s West End musicals include The Bodyguard at The Adelphi and Dominion Theatre, Gypsy at the Savoy, Mrs Henderson Presents at the Noel Coward, Annie at the Piccadilly and Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre.
He is Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment and has created over 100 pantomimes for the company. He created Cinderella at the London Palladium in 2016, the first pantomime at London’s most iconic theatre in nearly 30 years. Followed by Dick Whittington for Christmas 2017, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family. This year he will create Snow White once again at the London Palladium.
Gypsy won four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival and was filmed for transmission on television both in the U.K. and in the USA.
The Bodyguard is a worldwide global hit having played in Canada, Australia, Holland, Germany, Spain, Italy, South Korea, France, USA and China with South Africa soon to open. The first U.K. Tour was a huge success with the second launching at the end of 2018.
With Cameron Mackintosh he produced the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Barnum.
With David Ian he is currently producing Sunset Boulevard and Scrooge both with the Curve in Leicester and in Autumn they will present the UK Premiere of Benidorm Live!
His other musicals include tours of Aspects of Love, The Witches of Eastwick, Chess, I Dreamed A Dream, Jolson and Co, Annie, Funny Girl, Beautiful and Sunset Boulevard .
In 2012 he was awarded a companionship to the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts by Sir Paul McCartney, and in 2017 the Freedom of the City, Newcastle upon Tyne, in recognition of his services to theatre in the region.