RECENT WEST END PRODUCTIONS INCLUDE:
Heathers (Haymarket); Foxfinder (Ambassador); The Best Man (Playhouse); The Exorcist (Phoenix); Evita (Phoenix and Dominion); How the Other Half Loves (Haymarket); Michael Crawford in The Go-Between (Apollo); The War of the Worlds (Dominion); Let the Right One In (Apollo); Twelve Angry Men (Garrick); Will Young in Cabaret (Savoy); Blood Brothers (Phoenix); Dreamboats and Petticoats (Wyndhams); Soul Sister (Savoy); Written on the Heart (RSC – Duchess); The Pitmen Painters (Duchess); The Wizard of Oz (Palladium); On the Waterfront (Haymarket); Sunset Boulevard (Comedy); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Adelphi and New London); The Crucible (RSC – Gielgud); Whistle Down the Wind (Palace); A Man for All Seasons (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Scrooge (Palladium); Rob Lowe in A Few Good Men (Haymarket); Festen (Lyric); Judi Dench in All’s Well That Ends Well (RSC – Gielgud) and Hay Fever (Haymarket); Jessica Lange in A Streetcar Named Desire (Haymarket); Long Day’s Journey into Night (Lyric); The Glass Menagerie (Apollo); The Taming of the Shrew (RSC – Queens); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Lyric); Fallen Angels (Apollo); Brief Encounter (Lyric); the Peter Hall company.
Travels With My Aunt (Drama Desk Award); Dancing At Lughnasa (Tony Award); Medea (Tony Award); Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (four Tony Awards); Théâtre de Complicite’s The Chairs (six Tony nominations); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Primo, Festen, Passing Strange and Guys and Dolls. Blood Brothers, which ran for 24 years in the West End, also played for three years at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre.
Another Mother’s Son, My Pure Land (Britain’s submission for the Foreign-Language Oscar), The Hope Rooms, The Day After the Fair, Stepping Out, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Cheri and Broken, which won Best Film at the British Independent Film Awards. Burden, starring Garrett Hedlund, Andrea Riseborough and Forest Whitaker, won U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Awards include an Honorary Doctorate from both Liverpool University and Nottingham Trent University, an Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool’s John Moores University and an Honorary Professorship from Thames Valley University in London. In 2002, he received the Variety Club Bernard Delfont Award for his contribution to the entertainment industry, and in the same year his CBE. In 2008, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Theatrical Management Association. In 2017, to celebrate his illustrious career in show business, he was honoured by BBC Radio 2 with a special episode of Friday Night is Music Night which was broadcast from the London Palladium.
Bill Kenwright is the Chairman of English Premier League Football Club, Everton. And a fan.
AS A DIRECTOR:
Saturday Night Fever, Cilla the Musical, Evita, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Blood Brothers. He was nominated for a London Theatre Critics’ Award for West Side Story and a Tony Award for Blood Brothers.