Michael Roulston


Michael Roulston


Michael Roulston is a musical director, performer and composer.
He is a London Cabaret Award co-winner Best Musical Variety Act (with Sarah-Louise Young) and a TimeOut & Soho Theatre Cabaret Award co-nominee (with Dusty Limits). His productions of Cabaret Whore with Sarah-Louise Young won the Three Weeks Editors’ Award 2010 and Mervyn Stutter’s Spirit Of The Fringe Award 2010.

As producer, composer and arranger variously, has recently released several albums including: “Grin” with Dusty Limits, “Siren” with Lili La Scala, “Two Faced” & “Songs For Cynics” with Sarah-Louise Young, “Flyin High” with Harold Sanditen, “Quicksilver – The Masquerade Macabre” with Marcus Reeves, “Decodance” with Champagne Charlie.

His songs can be heard in venues such as Cafe De Paris, Soho Theatre, The Wonderground, Double RR Club, The Famous Spiegel Tent, The Hippodrome Matcham Room, The Savoy, St James Theatre, The Pheasantry, Torture Garden, The Crazy Coqs, The Old Vic Tunnels and New York and Australian venues.
He is music director for Scarfe’s Bar Cabaret at Rosewood, London and resident pianist for the Crazy Coqs Open Mic hosted by Harold Sanditen.

Michael trained at Middlesex University on the renowned B.A. Performing Arts course. For five years he was half of Peter & Mike, a double act on the live cabaret and comedy circuits, Bravo & Carlton TV. Since then he has worked as a musical director, performer, arranger and composer.

Composition: With Sarah-Louise Young: Two Faced and Songs for Cynics – original music cabaret. Touring; Four productions of Cabaret Wh*re – UK tour, Confessions… – Ed. Fest, Songs for Terror – Southwark Playhouse, Artw*nk – touring; Additional material for Fascinating Aida’s current ‘Cheap Flights’ tour; With Dusty Limits, Psycho – Songs of Love & Lunacy, Postmortem, Darkling and The Picture Of Dusty Limits – touring; Crow – A commission for Grimeborn Opera Festival 2010; With Valerie Cutko, various songs and Who Is Sinclair Nye? – Rosemary Branch. Songs for In The Life a radio play about Polari by Chris Bryant; Not Dead Yet a new show for TO&ST Winner 2013 Lynn Ruth Miller; Two Faced original cabaret with Sarah-Louise Young; Arranging for Marcus Reeves, Harold Sanditen and John Farndon.

Other collaborators include Meow Meow, Marcel Lucont, Laurie Hagen, Nathan Evans, Fancy Chance, Miss Polly Ray, Ophelia Bitz, Holly Penfield, Tricity Vogue and many others.

Musical Direction: Julie, Madly, Deeply – Touring, David Hoyle, Unplugged – Soho Theatre; Piaf – feat. Christine Bovill, The Famous Speigel Tent & Touring; The Hurly-Burly Show – Leicester Sq. Theatre; Elegies For Angels Punks & Raging Queens – The Shaw; Gutenberg! The Musical! – Jermyn Street; Postcards From God, The Sister Wendy Beckett Musical – Cast Album; Boom Boom Club – The Old Vic Tunnels; The New Black with David Mills (Hackney Empire New Act Winner) – Vauxhall Tavern, Oval House; Jonny Woo – Royal Opera House; Jaques Brel, The Rage To Live –Greenwich Theatre; War Notes – Tristan Bates; Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens – The Albany and Ed. Fest; Varla-Jean Merman – Soho Theatre; Ruthless – Stratford Circus; True or Falsetto? – Edinburgh; The Harold Arlen Revue – The New End; Blondel – Pleasance, London; Forever Plaid – Ed. Fest. & UK Tour; Various rural tours with Shoo Shoo Baby & Time of Our Lives Theatre.

Acting: The Entire History of Cabaret – The Arts Theatre, Assembly Rooms and Riverside Studios; Faith Brown & Her Boys In The Buff, Ed. Fest; Sophie Tucker’s One Night Stand at The King’s Head and touring; La Goulue Of The Moulin Rouge; When Florence Met Isadora – Rosemary Branch, Islington.



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