Jude Obermüller is a British composer, whose eclectic works span music within theatre, dance and recorded media.
Productions: Julius Caesar (Singapore Repertory Theatre 25th Anniversary); Underground (59E59 Theatre, Off Broadway); Farragut North and As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse, Off West End); UN Refugee Agency’s Moving Stories (Theatre Royal, Haymarket, West End); Alice in Wonderland, a musical-play (Storyhouse, Chester, UK); UCAS a musical with Holly Bellamy, and The Jabberwocky (Edinburgh Fringe); Nehemiah, a dance (JCC Manhattan); Heartland, a cantata with author Nicky Singer (Scarabeus Theatre Company); I Remember the Ship, opera with Genevieve Dawson (Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival); and That Face (Brighton Festival). He has also written scores for BYMT. His musical works have been performed as part of major festivals, including NYMF; NMI: Los Angeles; The Brighton Festival; The London Festival of Cabaret; and the Off Center Festival at NY City Center (winner of the 2016 Alan Menken Remixed prize). His music for screen has been featured at the Seoul International Animation Festival; This is England Animation Festival, Rouen; and Tricky Women Animation Festival, Vienna.
Jude regularly collaborates with artists from the record industry and theatre, including arranging and orchestrating work for Robbie Williams’ world tour, consultancy for Bastille and music direction and/or arrangements for Tony winners Alain Boublil (Marguerite, orchestrations, Off West End revival), Frances Ruffelle (Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre; Green Room 42, NYC; The Other Palace; The Kennedy Center), and Cynthia Erivo (Leicester Square Theatre; Garrick Theatre, West End); Tony nominees Eva Noblezada (Feinstein’s at AMP, Maryland; Green Room 42) and Craig Bierko (Green Room 42); as well as Olivier Award winner Paul Baker (54 Below), nominee Sally Ann Triplett (England Day Festival, NYC), and Fra Fee (54 Below). He co-created the musical memoir I Can’t Trace Time (The Beechman, NYC) for Andrea Bell Wolff, following her fabled life after appearing in the original Broadway cast of Hello Dolly.
Recent workshops include: Feet Keep Me Flyin’ with UK hoofer-tapper Jack Evans (Leicester Curve/Arts Council England); Miss Havisham’s Wedding with lyricist David Gomez and book writer Laura Barati (Music Theatre Kansas City); and, as musical director for Michael John LaChiusa and Graciela Danielle’s new show, held at The Public Theatre.
He holds a BMus (Hons) and PGDip from the Royal College of Music, and a MFA from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writers Program at Tisch. He divides his time between New York and London.